Superbly sited above Bottle Bay on over 48-acres of North Idaho splendor, Thunder Ranch is an epic estate that includes 1600-feet of frontage on Lake Pend Oreille, and six distinctive dwellings, all with sweeping lake and mountain views within close proximity to the city of Sandpoint.
Thunder Ranch, 7095 Bottle Bay Rd, Sagle, Idaho
Thunder Ranch is a rare waterfront masterpiece overlooking Lake Pend Oreille that genuinely captures the essence of Northern Idaho's ranch and rural lifestyle. Nature surrounds this waterside retreat and makes for incredible wildlife and bird watching worthy of National Geographic. This superlative ranch is perfect for someone seeking complete serenity and privacy on what seems to be an endless expanse.
"Comfortably tucked between the Cabinet & Selkirk mountain ranges surrounded by national forest, you'll find privacy and security of utmost importance," explains Greg Rowley, listing broker and luxury property specialist with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty. "The ranch is complete with secure, gated access and video surveillance. Getting there is a breeze. Thunder Ranch is approximately 80 miles from Spokane International Airport and 15 miles from Sandpoint Airport, providing private jet access. And there is a helipad on the property just below the main house for your convenience."
In perfect harmony, all six residences are of the highest level of craftsmanship, and is being sold fully-furnished with an endless supply of fine art and native artifacts. The 14,000-plus-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom primary house has an abundance of entertaining spaces. A grand family/media room featuring an old-world hand-laid stone fireplace (one of 14 throughout the property) spans nearly 20-feet, and retractable patio doors maximize indoor/ outdoor living. The room takes movie night to the next level with its 100"+ screen with Krell sound system and state of the art electronics and custom remote lighting. Sunrooms and multiple sitting areas offer picturesque views of the lake and mountains. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring four ovens, a Wolf range with griddle, a Sub Zero refrigerator, molded copper countertops, and distressed bespoke cabinetry. There is plenty of space for guests to watch serious cooks prepare their masterful dishes while they converge by an expansive stone fireplace, adding to the kitchen's overall functionality and aesthetic appeal. Perhaps nothing is more enchanting than witnessing the splendor of the first morning light from the luxurious master retreat that offers gorgeous lake and mountain views. The stone fireplace, barnwood walls, enviable cedar-lined walk-in closet, steam sauna, relaxing nickel soaker tub, and walk-in shower are just some of the creature comforts that this master wing provides. Outdoors over 5,000-square-feet of decking surround a dramatic 40-foot-wide heated infinity pool and hot tub that overlooks the vast lake. It's sublime, and that is just the beginning!
Adjacent to the main house, sharing the poolside deck and fireplace, is the masterfully designed Bunk House, which features a kitchenette, a cozy living room with a stone fireplace, custom crocodile skin barstools, surround sound, and four handmade bunk beds. The fully-equipped separate guest house features a full kitchen with Viking appliances, custom lighting, and entertainment system. The nearby Business Office with 4-work stations, high-speed internet, 7-voice lines, full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, and incredible views is not only convenient but awe-inspiring.
"Where these extraordinary dwellings end, the spectacular outdoors awaits," describes Rowley. "There are multiple docks with covered slips and lifts for three boats and four jet skis, and diving platform. An intimate lakeside sleeping tent equipped with electricity, hot/cold running water, and a nearby bathroom, gives the word "Glamping" a new meaning. Along the water's edge sits a seasonal furnished tent, complete with running water, living and dining areas, and a master bedroom. There are ample opportunities for enjoyment, including the lakeside firepit and BBQ, docks, stone steps into the water, and plenty of room for toys. The ranch has ample walking and riding trails and access to the neighboring US Forest Service, as well."
Thunder Ranch is a fully functional working ranch. Outbuildings are scattered throughout the property to house essential equipment, including back-up generators in the event of an outage and propane tanks that provide fuel for heat. Five on-site wells and underground water processing plants provide and treat water. The property has orchards and gardens filled with apples, raspberries, grapevines, and more. Four fully fenced pastures offer ample space for a variety of livestock or rotating potential crops. Living off the land has never been so easy.
The irrigated meadows and stable quarters will delight the equestrian. The lower level features a kitchenette, half bath, and living area. Simultaneously, the upper level features an ensuite master, full kitchen, spacious living room, and fitness center with sauna/massage room. Horses will love the 5-stall barn with two washrooms, hayloft, and tack room.
Completing this ranch is a charming 1,500-square-foot Caretaker's house with the same luxurious finishes and attention to detail as the primary residences. Two heated 30' x 35' shops allow for plenty of storage and workspace. The centrally located, 7,200-square-foot barn provides storage for tractors, snowmobiles, boats, trailers, and more.
The scenic solitude and old-world charm of Thunder Ranch is truly remarkable. When you choose to venture beyond your gates, you’re moments away from Schweitzer Mountain Resort, hunting, fishing, biking, golf, museums, art galleries, boutique shopping, and fine dining.
Thunder Ranch and all its amenities is truly the ultimate North Idaho Sanctuary!