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$8,000,000   •   790 Acres
3 br / 3 ba /

790-acre working ranch on the Salmon River in the mountain community of Challis, Idaho with over 1618 acres of water rights and shares. Piva Rafter P Ranch handles 400 head and offers 2 homes, ample water rights, water shares, multiple creeks, ponds, irrigated pasture, a full-span indoor arena, a horse barn, and several outbuildings making it a turn-key cattle operation. Land The ranch consists of 790 acres of level topography with many natural amenities. The acreage highlights multiple ponds and creeks. The pastures are currently planted in alfalfa and hay. Nearly the entire property is irrigated through the water rights from the State of Idaho and the 1,242 acres of water shares through the Gini Ditch Company. The irrigation system consists of a combination of pivots, wheel lines, and flood irrigation through ditches.  Additional pivots could be installed if one wished to expand the system. The ranch is fully fenced and cross-fenced. 798.77 Total Acres 376.50 acres of Water Rights 1,242 acres of Water Shares Creeks Level Topography Irrigated Pasture Livestock Fencing Pivots & Wheel Lines Ponds Public Road Access Suitable for Livestock or Horses Views Improvements The ranch has been improved with several outbuildings with power and equipment for raising livestock. One of these outbuildings is the impressive full-span indoor arena. Another is the horse barn which has power, stalls, and a tack room. These outbuildings provide plenty of space throughout the ranch to store hay, equipment, or recreational vehicles. Calving Barn with Power – 30ft x 80ft Cattle Chutes Cinder Block Shop with Power – 20ft x 75ft Covered Livestock Stalls Elk Fenced Hay Corrals Horse Barn with Power, Stalls, & Tack Room 40ft x 80ft Indoor Arena with Power – 100ft x 150ft Full Span Scales Vintage Log Barn with Power – 30ft x 30ft There is a beautiful home in the center of the ranch that was built in 1999. It is in the perfect location to enjoy 360-degree views. This main home has 3,892 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an attached 3-car garage. The inviting interior showcases a great room with vaulted ceilings and a river rock fireplace. The spacious adjoining kitchen has an island, a built-in oven, a breakfast bar, and a pantry. The home also features hardwood floors, an office, a reading loft, and a main-level master suite with a jetted tub and a walk-in closet. The guest bedrooms each have a vanity sink and adjoining bathroom. The open deck with the hot tub is the perfect place to relax and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. There is a second residence on the ranch that would be ideal for rental income. It is a 2,400 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that was built in 1940. Main Home – 3,892 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Car Attached Garage Deck Great Room with Fireplace Kitchen Island Hardwood Floors Hot Tub Loft Office Pantry Vaulted Ceilings Views Second Home – 2,400 sq ft Recreation Custer County contains a large portion of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, so the recreational opportunities available at your fingertips are plenty. Residents and visitors enjoy mountaineering, hiking, camping, hunting, mountain biking, or horseback riding.  The Salmon River offers activities such as swimming, jet-boating, river rafting, fishing, and kayaking. 0 miles from Salmon River 5 miles from Land of Yankee Fork State Park 9 miles from Salmon-Challis National Forest 11 miles from Challis Hot Springs 60 miles from Stanley, Idaho 60 miles from Borah Peak 67.5 miles from Redfish Lake 80 miles from Sun Valley, Idaho Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources The ranch has ample water for irrigation with nearly the entire ranch being irrigated. The irrigation water comes from a combination of priority water rights through the State of Idaho and water shares through the Gini Ditch Water Company. The water rights have priority dates going as far back as 3/22/1879. In addition to irrigation rights, there are water rights for wildlife storage, stock water, and domestic usage. 1,242 Water Shares Through Gini Ditch Water Company 2021 Assessment for Gini Ditch= $919.40 376.50 Acres of Water Rights through Idaho Department of Water Resources Please note these are estimates The seller will be keeping some of the water rights and shares for the portion of the ranch that the seller is retaining. Location The ranch is located in a peaceful rural setting only 3.5 miles from the town of Challis along the Salmon River Scenic Byway. The byway is a stretch of road following the Salmon River within a mountain corridor flanked on both sides by BLM land and the Salmon-Challis National Forest.  This roadway follows a portion of the Lewis Clark Trail. Challis, Idaho is a small town that serves as the county seat for Custer County.  The area is known for its mining history, hot springs, and recreation along the Salmon River.


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