Only 25 miles from Sun Valley’s airport, this scenic mountain ranch is easily accessible to the amenities of a premier resort community, yet instills a sense of being a world away. Consisting of 1,440± deeded acres, the property lies in the upper Little Wood River Valley surrounded by the peaks and foothills of the Pioneer Mountains. High-quality federal lands and large operating ranches covered by conservation easements border the property. Muldoon Creek courses it way through the ranch’s beautiful riparian area for over a mile and is home to rainbow and brook trout. The upper Little Wood is well-known for abundant wildlife, and given its size, the ranch qualifies for landowner appreciation tags for controlled hunts in the area. Improvements are comfortable and functional, and include a three-bedroom/one-and-one-half-bath home, a building with work space on the first floor and a guest apartment on the second story, storage sheds, working corrals, and a 32’ x 20’ horse barn. The ranch is accessed by maintained county roads and is serviced by a full set of utilities. Irrigated pastures with excellent surface water rights along with an adjacent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing permit and State of Idaho grazing lease support a seasonal grazing program.
Just the Facts
- 1,440± deeded acres in the Pioneer Mountains
- Only 25 miles from Sun Valley airport
- Over one mile of Muldoon Creek with wild trout
- Comfortable home and functional ranch improvements
- 170± acres with surface irrigation rights
- Adjoining BLM grazing permit and state grazing lease
- Secluded setting with year-round access and utilities
- Elk, mule deer, pronghorn, moose, and upland birds
- Grasslands Reserve Program conservation easement covers 1,140± acres of rangeland
- Family owned for nearly 100 years
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
Conservation EasementApproximately 1,140 acres of the ranch are covered by two separate Grasslands Reserve Program conservation easements held by the Natural Resources Conservation Service under the US Department of Agriculture. The easements cover those upland portions of the ranch lying south and east of Little Wood Reservoir Road. The balance of the property, including the stream corridor, is not part of the easement area. The purpose of the easements is to protect the property’s important grasslands habitat while providing for continued livestock grazing and recreational use. Copies of the easements and associated management plans are available from Hall and Hall upon request.
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“Most brokers have a strong sense of independence, so brokerages work around that, but Hall and Hall is not about the one working alone—their strength and longevity is built on the group, on the family,” explains Tyler Jacobs. “It’s the basic fundamentals and traditional values that we’ve thrived on since the company was founded back in 1946.”
Our Hall and Hall broker, Randy Shelton, kept us in the loop as though it were. Our sale hinged on that of larger surrounding parcels, and when an initial offer fell through, Randy went back to the drawing board and found a suitable buyer who shared our values. That meant a lot to us, as our property had been in the family for more than 100 years.
From the first time I walked through the door, I sensed Hall and Hall’s highest goals were to understand who I was and build a relationship, to understand what made my property special, and to find the buyer. Their discipline and focus was apparent. Throughout the entire process, their approach towards reality was different from the experiences I have had previously. Genuine would be the word I would use to describe everyone at Hall and Hall.
I interviewed 4 agents and selected Hall and Hall because of the agency’s reputation for expertise in high end ranch property and global marketing. I had the pleasure of working with Tim Murphy on the sale of a family property in the Paradise Valley, Montana. We believe he represented our family interests well and contributed to the integrity of the property by joining together buyer and seller and a shared love for this special place in our lives.
Bill McDavid was an outstanding and very patient partner in this sale. His expertise in the market and marketing of the property was excellent. I would use him again in a heartbeat to either buy or sell a ranch property.
“Guns, bear spray and handsaws: These aren’t the tools of your average luxury real-estate agent. But ranch brokers like Mr. Murphy, a Bozeman-based partner at Hall & Hall, occupy a unique and increasingly challenging niche in the world of multimillion-dollar property.”
“When it was time to invest in a ranch for our family, we knew we needed to work with Hall and Hall. The expertise is unsurpassed.”
In 1988, Joel Leadbetter became a partner at Hall and Hall where he has been instrumental in completing complicated, high-profile deals such as the recent sale of Texas’ historic 512,000-acre Waggoner Ranch.
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I had been looking for the right property for several years and Elliott Davenport’s insight into the quail plantation market and his ability to think strategically was instrumental in helping me find our new place. Elliott was helpful on all technical aspects of contracting and due diligence. His post closing help with hiring and contractors made the process much easier as well.
I have purchased 4 ranches through Hall and Hall over the past 20 years, and there is simply no other team in the world like them. They have navigated complexity, professionally attended to every detail, operated with fairness and integrity, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to me– whether representing me or the person on the other side of the deal.