Riverfront Mountain Log Home, Idaho
Property Types: Waterfront, Home, Recreational
- Detached Garage
Need an escape? Retreat to this private riverfront mountain sanctuary nestled in the backcountry of Adams County. This property consists of 80 acres contiguous to Bureau of Land Management land. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced with a stunning custom log home that overlooks the Weiser River.
The extraordinary residence was originally built in 1996 and consisted of 2079 square feet of living space. However, when the home was remodeled in 2014 a second wing of the property was constructed adding an additional 1696 square feet. Log accents and custom rustic features are displayed throughout the cabin mirroring the natural environment surrounding the home. These features include log timbers, tongue & groove ceiling, hardwood floors, log railings, and custom rustic lighting fixtures.
One of the focal points of the home is the impressive main living space. With its open design layout, this space is ideal for entertaining and consists of the great room, dining room, and kitchen. The great room highlights vaulted ceilings, a wood stove, and an open second story loft. Adjoining the great room is the dining room which exhibits a custom antler chandelier, large windows exposing the beautiful mountain scenery and accesses the outdoor covered deck. The inviting kitchen highlights granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and track lighting.
The mountain cabin would make an ideal vacation rental, bed and breakfast or corporate retreat. It can easily accommodate large groups with 5 bedrooms, a bonus room that could be converted into a 6th bedroom and 4.5 bathrooms. Another perk to the design is that three of the bedrooms have private bathroom ensuites. One of the relaxing main level master bedrooms features vaulted ceilings, a built in big screen television stand, a walk-in closet, a built-in iron tub and private outdoor access. The newly added master bedroom suite is the most luxurious of the bedrooms. The unique characteristics of this suite include its own private deck, vaulted ceilings, a custom decorative iron chandelier, the dual bathroom vanities with marble counters, the garden tub, walk-in shower and slate tiles. The third bedroom with its own bathroom is located in the loft overlooking the great room. The two guest bedrooms are also part of the new addition and are tucked away downstairs in the daylight basement.
Other rooms in the home include two laundry rooms, the butler’s pantry with built-in wine storage, and the recreation room. All of the furnishings, recreational equipment, and farm equipment are included with the property, making it a completely turnkey asset for the new owner.
The charming rustic design features you see inside the home are also witnessed on the exterior. These include the rock wainscoting and the log siding. The beautiful views of the river can either be enjoyed from afar from the covered deck or close up at the riverside fire pit. Surrounding the home is a park-like yard that has been beautifully landscaped and is irrigated by an automatic sprinkler system. One noteworthy landscape feature in particular, is the paver pathway that leads from the house to the river. There is also a bridge on the property that crosses the river.
In addition to the home, there are multiple outbuildings on the property. Next to the home is a 1 car detached garage with a workshop. This building contains 2 wood burning stoves, power and a sink so it is a great space for working on projects. The garage also has an attached carport which accommodates 2 more vehicles. For the horse lover, there is a log barn with a tack room and a corral. Near the barn is a small pump house that houses the well. Another 3 bay carport exists by the barn that is ideal for storing equipment or recreational vehicles.
The mountain home fits perfectly in this stunning natural setting. The expansive 80 rolling acres is wooded and has the west fork of the Weiser River meandering through it. These natural features make it haven for wildlife such as deer or elk. The property is also flanked by public lands providing even more privacy.
This mountain retreat is located approximately 8 miles from the quaint town of Council, 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 the Payette National Forest, the Seven Devils mountain 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 the Weiser River Trail, which is an 84 mile long public recreational trail formed along the old Pacific and Idaho Northern railroad grade. This trail follows the Weiser 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 is Lost 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 the Adams County Fair and Rodeo.