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13450 Salmon River Rd

Riggins, ID 83549
  • $6,750,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 33 Days
  • MLS #: 22-2518
UPDATED: 70 min ago
$6,750,000
  • 11
    BEDS
  • 21.18
    ACRES
  • 10
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
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Farm
Built:
1956
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More people have walked on the moon (12) than have owned Mackay Bar Ranch (5). In central Idaho, this 21-acre Ranch has an unparalleled wilderness locationa"it's within the 2.36 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the largest contiguous wilderness in the Lower 48 states, and on the Salmon River, the longest undammed river in the Lower 48 states. Even getting here is an adventurea"a twin-engine plane can land on the Ranch's private, riverside airstrip, you can jet boat up the river, or, in the winter, snowmobile in. Despite this remote, off-the-grid location, life at the ranch is not rustic. The power is supplied by hydro, solar, and propane, and there's Internet and a professional kitchen. Mackay Bar Ranch is life in the wild, in total comfort.Historic Wilderness It was Native Americans, including the Nez Perce and Mountain Sheepeater Shoshone, who first discovered how special this areaprotected as the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness since 1980was. Archeological evidence shows they lived here as long ago as the 1700s. (A war in 1879 ended their permanent inhabitation here.) In the early 1800s Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery almost came down the Salmon, but Shoshone guides convinced the expedition there was no way its dugout canoes could handle the river's rapids. (Still, Clark was curious to see the Salmon for himself; he traveled down it for two days with a guide and came to the conclusion that avoiding the Salmon was definitely the right call.) The first white settlerthe eponymous William Mackayarrived here in the early 1900s. Then came miners and, in 1956, thanks to Albert Tice establishing Mackaypronounced MAC-keyBar, sportsmen and adventurers. While today's Mackay Bar Ranch has creature comforts unimagined in Tice's time, the surrounding wilderness remains unchanged. The Ranch is an inholding in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, an area in which mechanized travel is prohibited. The Salmon River is a Scenic River and Recreational River within the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Most people lucky enough to experience this Wilderness are backpackers, jet boaters, or rafters passing through. Mackay Bar Ranch allows you to have a home in a place that will be forever wild. Accessible While mechanized travel is prohibited within wilderness areas"wilderness" is the strictest of any designation of federal lands; a greater variety of recreation is allowed in national parks than in wilderness areassmall airstrips, existing roads, and jet boats were grandfathered in when the area surrounding Mackay Bar Ranch was designated as Wilderness in 1980. A bumpy Forest Service road (#222) comes to the opposite side of the river just upstream from the Ranch, but the bridge built over the river in 1935 can't handle today's cars. So raft, jet boat, foot, horseback, or small aircraftMackay Bar Ranch has a 2,000-foot-long private airstripare the easiest ways to get here. The Ranch's airstrip is one of the best on the Salmon River because pilots can land from upstream or downstream and because of its relatively low elevation (2,172 feet above sea level). The latter means it is snow-free later into the autumn and earlier at the end of winter than most of the other airstrips. The Ranch's jet boat port is one of the few low-water ports on the Salmon. This makes it usable even when the river's level drops, as it is sure to do in late summer because the surrounding 9,000- and 10,000-foot mountains are no longer holding any snow. While part of what makes Mackay Bar Ranch special is the adventure of getting here, there's no other backcountry wilderness property that is as easily accessible. Magic in the Mountains You don't think of building sandcastles or having a beach bonfire in Idaho, but Mackay Bar Ranch has a private white sand beach that, if you ignore the mountains rising around it and the occasional elk, bighorn sheep, or bear on the riverbank, could be in the Caribbean. Really. As wondrous as the existence of a white sand beach in the northern Rocky Mountains is the "riverhood" family you become a member of as the owner of Mackay Bar Ranch. Here, where the U.S. Postal Service contracts with an aviation company to deliver the mail weeklythe last airmail route in the Lower 48the handful of residents are respectful, resourceful, and helpful neighbors, whether you need to borrow flour because you ran out in the middle of baking cookies (there's no quick trip to the grocery store from Mackay Bar; groceries come in on boat or aircraft) or need help picking cherries from the tree in your front lawn. A river really does run through here, but magic is the heart of Mackay Bar Ranch. Practical Perks Water: Even though the Salmon River runs through this area, neither water rights nor a hydro system are guaranteed. There are properties along the river that have to carefully track their water consumption. Mackay Bar Ranch comes with three sources of water rights and a permitted hydro system. (Two of the three water sources are gravity-fed.) Because running out of water is not an issue, almost all of the Ranch's 21 acres are covered by an underground sprinkler system. In summer, the front lawn and nearby gardensincluding flower gardens and grape vinesare an oasis of greenery and blooms. If you want to lean into the Ranch's off-the-grid lifestyle and maintain a garden, go for it. Want to keep goats or horses? The fenced pasture is also irrigated. Buildings: Mackay Bar Ranch is being sold fully furnished and includes a 3,000-square-foot main lodge overlooking the Salmon River; three stand-alone guest cabins, each with a bedroom and a loft; a residential lodge; staff quarters; a barn; a pantry; and power/hydro house. The two-story residential lodge includes the two-bedroom, 1,120sqft River Suite, which is upstairs and overlooks the Salmon and Ranch, and four bedroom suites on the ground floor. All of these buildings have been renovated over the last seven y

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13450 Salmon River Rd Riggins, ID 83549

  • Price: $6,750,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 33 Days
  • Updated: 70 min ago
  • MLS #: 22-2518
11
Beds
10
Baths
0
½ Baths
21.18
Acres
1956
Built
Neighborhood:
21 - Other Idaho
County:
Idaho County
Area:
21 - Other Idaho
Property Description
More people have walked on the moon (12) than have owned Mackay Bar Ranch (5). In central Idaho, this 21-acre Ranch has an unparalleled wilderness locationa"it's within the 2.36 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the largest contiguous wilderness in the Lower 48 states, and on the Salmon River, the longest undammed river in the Lower 48 states. Even getting here is an adventurea"a twin-engine plane can land on the Ranch's private, riverside airstrip, you can jet boat up the river, or, in the winter, snowmobile in. Despite this remote, off-the-grid location, life at the ranch is not rustic. The power is supplied by hydro, solar, and propane, and there's Internet and a professional kitchen. Mackay Bar Ranch is life in the wild, in total comfort.Historic Wilderness It was Native Americans, including the Nez Perce and Mountain Sheepeater Shoshone, who first discovered how special this areaprotected as the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness since 1980was. Archeological evidence shows they lived here as long ago as the 1700s. (A war in 1879 ended their permanent inhabitation here.) In the early 1800s Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery almost came down the Salmon, but Shoshone guides convinced the expedition there was no way its dugout canoes could handle the river's rapids. (Still, Clark was curious to see the Salmon for himself; he traveled down it for two days with a guide and came to the conclusion that avoiding the Salmon was definitely the right call.) The first white settlerthe eponymous William Mackayarrived here in the early 1900s. Then came miners and, in 1956, thanks to Albert Tice establishing Mackaypronounced MAC-keyBar, sportsmen and adventurers. While today's Mackay Bar Ranch has creature comforts unimagined in Tice's time, the surrounding wilderness remains unchanged. The Ranch is an inholding in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, an area in which mechanized travel is prohibited. The Salmon River is a Scenic River and Recreational River within the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Most people lucky enough to experience this Wilderness are backpackers, jet boaters, or rafters passing through. Mackay Bar Ranch allows you to have a home in a place that will be forever wild. Accessible While mechanized travel is prohibited within wilderness areas"wilderness" is the strictest of any designation of federal lands; a greater variety of recreation is allowed in national parks than in wilderness areassmall airstrips, existing roads, and jet boats were grandfathered in when the area surrounding Mackay Bar Ranch was designated as Wilderness in 1980. A bumpy Forest Service road (#222) comes to the opposite side of the river just upstream from the Ranch, but the bridge built over the river in 1935 can't handle today's cars. So raft, jet boat, foot, horseback, or small aircraftMackay Bar Ranch has a 2,000-foot-long private airstripare the easiest ways to get here. The Ranch's airstrip is one of the best on the Salmon River because pilots can land from upstream or downstream and because of its relatively low elevation (2,172 feet above sea level). The latter means it is snow-free later into the autumn and earlier at the end of winter than most of the other airstrips. The Ranch's jet boat port is one of the few low-water ports on the Salmon. This makes it usable even when the river's level drops, as it is sure to do in late summer because the surrounding 9,000- and 10,000-foot mountains are no longer holding any snow. While part of what makes Mackay Bar Ranch special is the adventure of getting here, there's no other backcountry wilderness property that is as easily accessible. Magic in the Mountains You don't think of building sandcastles or having a beach bonfire in Idaho, but Mackay Bar Ranch has a private white sand beach that, if you ignore the mountains rising around it and the occasional elk, bighorn sheep, or bear on the riverbank, could be in the Caribbean. Really. As wondrous as the existence of a white sand beach in the northern Rocky Mountains is the "riverhood" family you become a member of as the owner of Mackay Bar Ranch. Here, where the U.S. Postal Service contracts with an aviation company to deliver the mail weeklythe last airmail route in the Lower 48the handful of residents are respectful, resourceful, and helpful neighbors, whether you need to borrow flour because you ran out in the middle of baking cookies (there's no quick trip to the grocery store from Mackay Bar; groceries come in on boat or aircraft) or need help picking cherries from the tree in your front lawn. A river really does run through here, but magic is the heart of Mackay Bar Ranch. Practical Perks Water: Even though the Salmon River runs through this area, neither water rights nor a hydro system are guaranteed. There are properties along the river that have to carefully track their water consumption. Mackay Bar Ranch comes with three sources of water rights and a permitted hydro system. (Two of the three water sources are gravity-fed.) Because running out of water is not an issue, almost all of the Ranch's 21 acres are covered by an underground sprinkler system. In summer, the front lawn and nearby gardensincluding flower gardens and grape vinesare an oasis of greenery and blooms. If you want to lean into the Ranch's off-the-grid lifestyle and maintain a garden, go for it. Want to keep goats or horses? The fenced pasture is also irrigated. Buildings: Mackay Bar Ranch is being sold fully furnished and includes a 3,000-square-foot main lodge overlooking the Salmon River; three stand-alone guest cabins, each with a bedroom and a loft; a residential lodge; staff quarters; a barn; a pantry; and power/hydro house. The two-story residential lodge includes the two-bedroom, 1,120sqft River Suite, which is upstairs and overlooks the Salmon and Ranch, and four bedroom suites on the ground floor. All of these buildings have been renovated over the last seven y
Exterior Features

Acres Deeded 21.18 Acres Irrigated 21.18 Construction Stick Built On Site Exterior Combo Exterior Trim Other Roof Other View Canyon ViewMountain ViewWater View

Interior Features

Appliances DishwasherDryerFreezerMicrowaveRangeRefrigeratorWasher Basement None Interior Trim Other Special Rooms PantryStorageWorkshop Sq Ft Finished Below Grade 0.00 Sq Ft Main 0.00 Sq Ft Upper 0.00

Property Features

Agent Is Owner No Amenities BalconyBarn / StableDeckFurnishedGazeboHi-Speed InternetHorse Set-UpLandscapedPatioPorchSnowmobilingSprinkler SystemStorage ShedTerraceWater FeatureWater FrontWet BarWoodstove Documents Misc DocumentsPlat Map Fuel Type ComboPropaneSolar Horses Allowed YN Yes Last Remodel 2015.00 Lifestyle FishingFly-In CommunityGuest RanchHistoric/AntiqueHuntingLakefront/RiverfrontMountainOutdoor RecreationPets AllowedRanch/FarmRecreational RanchResortSporting RanchWaterfront Miscellaneous Water Rights Incl Possession At Closing Propane Tank Owned Property Features Adjacent Open SpaceConservation EasementFencedFishingFlatForest AccessNo Cc&R'sRiver AccessRiver FrontageSlope SideSurface Water Rights Ranch Type Recreation Sewer Septic (Existing) Tax Year 2021 Taxes 2313.80 Water Spring Zoning Rural


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