Enveloped by the beautiful natural landscape and peaceful seclusion of an idyllic wilderness, Thunder Ranch represents an epic Idaho retreat on 48-acres with 1600-feet of frontage on Lake Pend Oreille.
7095 Bottle Bay Rd, Sagle, Idaho
A one-of-a-kind home away from home, Thunder Ranch is a rare waterfront compound 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."
Beautifully integrated into the surrounding landscape, the estate consists of six residences constructed with the highest level of craftsmanship, fully furnished with an endless supply of fine art and native artifacts. Luxuriating across 14,000-plus-square-feet, the 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom primary house is perfect for entertaining. 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, 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. At the same time, 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, barn-wood 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 overlooking 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 an 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, four jet skis, and a 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.
A seasonal furnished tent sits along the water's edge, complete with running water, living and dining areas, and a primary 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 scattered throughout the property house essential equipment, including backup 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 various 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 plenty of storage and workspace. Centrally located, the 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 genuinely 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 the ultimate North Idaho Sanctuary!