Recreational Hunting Ranch With Stunning Views

2374 Cottonwood Rd

Council, ID - $2,500,000

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About Recreational Hunting Ranch With Stunning Views

Tucked away among the rolling hills of west-central Idaho is this spacious 1646-acre recreational hunting and cattle ranch. The very private and picturesque setting showcases beautiful views and featuresa welcoming ranch home with old world charm.
The terrain on the land is very diverse, ranging from cottonwoods in the low land extending to ponderosa, aspens, and firs at the higher elevations. Additionally, there are fruit trees scattered throughout the property, two remote mountain ponds and several natural springs that all attract area wildlife.
The property is gated and very private, with the majority of the ranch hidden from public view, making it an ideal corridor for many types of wildlife including elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bear, mountain lion, wolves, coyotes, turkeys, quail, and grouse, as well as the occasional moose. Landowner permits have been traditionally offered for one cow elk, one doe and one bear.The ranch also adjoins Payette National Forest to North and East and borders Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property to the South giving you access to hundreds of more acres to recreate on. For those that enjoy fishing, near the residence is a one-acre fishing pond stocked with largemouth bass and Georgia Bream.
The ranch perimeter is completely fenced and was upgraded in 2017, making it sturdy and reliable along the rolling hills and meadows, which would be suitable for pasture ground. The ranch has a complete road system with culverts and reaches even the remote corners of the property. Additionally, there are 60 acres of irrigated, cultivatable land, offering potential hay crop income. The property contains deeded water rights with irrigation ditch water provided from Cottonwood Creek, which runs year-round through the southwest portion of the ranch.
The property contains several outbuildings including a large barn with a tack room which can accommodate up to 5 horses and has an attached 2 bay equipment area for storage. Other outbuildings include a hay barn with an attached double-equipment shed, a small grain storage shed, storage shed, and loafing shed. For vehicle storage, there is a two-car detached garage located near the house as well as a 1 car garage with an attached tool shop. Finally, the property contains a cattle squeeze and loading ramp, as well as several holding pens for horses near the horse barn.
The charming, two-level farm home contains 1980 sq ft of living space, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. The welcoming front porch leads into the lovely and bright formal dining room. To the right of the dining room is a spacious yet cozy living room, which is surrounded by large windows, making the room feel bright and airy. The kitchen features traditional pine cabinets with a stove, dishwasher, and a rolling prep table. Next to the kitchen is a large pantry and mud room for additional storage. All three bedrooms in the home are tucked away on the second floor. For additional accommodations, there is a rustic one-room cabin located near the house.
The yard surrounding the country home presents easy maintenance landscaping and mature Silver Maple trees which are registered as the largest in Idaho. Beautiful views of the property and surrounding area are available from multiple vantage points throughout the property and inside the house.
If you are looking for more acreage, there is an option to purchase the adjoining 60 acre wooded and pastured parcel with a creek.
This recreational hunting ranch is located approximately 4.5 miles from the quaint town ofCouncil, Idaho.Council acts as the county seat of Adams County and sits along US Highway 95.This area is considered the gateway to recreation in Central Idaho providing access to thePayette National Forest, theSeven Devilsmountain range, and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. Some of the outdoor adventures residents and visitors enjoy include fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, camping, and hiking.In particular, many appreciate the strolling or biking along theWeiser River Trail, which is an 84 mile long public recreational trail formed along the old Pacific and Idaho Northern railroad grade. This trail follows theWeiser River, provides access to thousands of acres of public lands, and is a great place to spot big game, waterfowl, and other wildlife.Another hotspot in the region isLost Valley Reservoir, which is a public recreational site that offers camping, canoeing, and fishing experiences.Local events celebrated in the area include Meadow Valley Days, the World Famous Porcupine Races, and theAdams County Fair and Rodeo.