Historic House Listings

Idaho’s most expensive old house listing. Busterback Ranch, Circa 1940. On 80 acres. $11,995,000

September 11, 2019

This is pretty spectacular! Busterback Ranch was built in 1940. It is located on 80 acres in Stanley, Idaho. Don’t we all need our own private helipad? I really want those barstools with the saddles on them. The ranch is situated in Sawtooth Valley, known for is stunning wilderness. The property consists of a main house, three Ralph Lauren inspired guest cabins, a three bedroom manager’s house, a large barn, several outbuildings, two stocked ponds and horse pastures. Nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 9,953 square feet. $11,995,000

From the Zillow listing:


WORLD-CLASS, UNIQUE HORSE RANCH PROPERTY. A private, magnificent, 80-acre property where relaxed luxury and sophistication meet Western sensibility. The Sawtooth Valley is known for its access to some of the West’s most breathtaking wilderness and world-class recreation. Located in the Stanley Basin, 5 minutes from the Smiley Creek airstrip, and just 40 minutes from world-famous Sun Valley ski resort, Busterback Ranch is accessible year-round, with geothermal heating and cooling, a backup generator and private helipad.


Designed with the highest quality finishes, the 5,700 square foot main residence includes a recently remodeled kitchen with state of the art appliances, lighting and cabinetry, as well as a dining room, media room, office, and main floor master with his & her bathrooms and dressing areas. Guests and family can congregate in the pool room, at the historic cowboy bar, in front of the grand rock fireplace in the great room, or outside on the spacious patio and wrap around porch. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a toy room, and plentiful storage.


The expansive property encompasses two stocked ponds, horse pastures, and views of the Sawtooth Mountains and White Cloud Wilderness area. The lodge is ideal for extended stays, weekend visits, or as a central hub for entertaining and recreation year-round on both the 80 acres of private ranch property and the abundant trails and lakes in the Sawtooth National Recreation area. Busterback Ranch is the ideal picturesque setting for bringing your family together, a corporate retreat, entertaining in grand Western fashion or as a guest ranch.


With three Ralph Lauren inspired guest cabins, three bedroom manager’s house, iconic barn for equipment and toy storage with six covered horse stalls and several outbuildings, this exclusive property is the perfect mountain getaway. With the splendor of the Sawtooth Mountain Range and its resplendent sunrises and sunsets, abundant wildlife, and expansive, star-filled night sky at your front door, there is no better place to hang your hat and call home.


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