Goat Creek Ranch is located only a few miles from the scenic mountain town of Stanley, Idaho and is situated at the base of the stunning Sawtooth Mountains in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Bordered by thousands of acres of national forest and a 380 acre private ranch which is subject to a scenic easement and cannot be subdivided, Goat Creek Ranch offers the amenities of a much larger ranch and provides amazing views of the Sawtooth Mountains and some of the best access to spectacular back country you will find. The Ranch house and guest apartment were completed in 2007 and were custom built from large fir and log pole logs that were hand hewn in the Appalachian style. The beautifully crafted home features generous indoor and outdoor living spaces with views from every space and includes: a stylish and functional wrap around porch, an impressive great room with a floor to ceiling native stone fireplace, a hand crafted log staircase, gourmet cooks kitchen with honed granite counters and top of the line appliances, main floor master with a cozy sitting area and French doors to the covered porch, en-suite master bath with limestone counters and walk-in shower and separate soaking tub, guest bedroom with French doors to the porch and adjacent guest bath with beautiful limestone counters and a frame-less tub/shower enclosure. The flexible floor plan has room for all and includes a spacious 800 square foot loft area for extra sleeping, office/game room and a large guest or caretaker apartment. Horses and outbuilding are allowed. Enjoy year round recreation with world class hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and rafting in the summer and back-country and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. Access to the ranch is from HWY 21 just west of Stanley at Iron Creek via a year round dirt road to a gated private road in the summer and short snowmobile from the gate in the winter. Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which services the Sun Valley Resort area is approximately 75 miles south of the ranch and is the nearest commercial airport with regular air service on SkyWest (Delta), Horizon (Alaska) and United Airlines. Stanley offers a state-owned grass airstrip capable of handling single engine aircraft. Boise, the state’s capital is located 130 miles southwest of Stanley.
Sun Valley is the name of the world-famous ski resort, as well as the small, European-styled village east of Ketchum. The name also encompasses the 30-mile stretch that is the Wood River Valley, an area filled with towns, rivers, mountains, gulches, campgrounds, and cliffs. Sun Valley is home to phenomenal mountain scenery, unlimited year-round recreational offerings, and down-to-earth people. All of this makes Sun Valley, whether it is Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, or elsewhere, one of the most desirable places in the country to live.
Stanley and the Salmon River Basin lie just about an hour north of Sun Valley. Cresting Galena Summit provides an entirely different view of the area, and people that live and own property in the Stanley area do so because of precisely that. Grand ranches, lakefront cabins, and mountain lodges predominate, and life in The Idaho Alps moves at a much different pace, with different priorities.