Your Location for Adventure
Thirty years ago this mountaintop belonged to an old hermit by the name of Slim Slocum who lived in an old log cabin. We have worked with the land over the years and built a house, barn, and a garden with fruit trees. Most of the land we kept as timber and selectively logged it, but we have also raised sheep, horses... you name it. The result is an amazingly rich and natural site, furnishing almost all we need. We have a Bed & Breakfast, had a conditional use permit for a wellness or retreat center, and many ideas. But we are getting older.........
The Spokane International Airport is 45 minutes away.
The shopping center in Rathdrum is 2 miles away, Coeur d’Alene 20 minutes,
It is in a school district that has a long and good reputation.
The deed for our original 80 acres is dated 1903 and is from the railroad. There has been no subdivision, only addition. We now own 140 acres that stretches from ridge in the south to a ridge in the north. To the east is a view of the Prairie and distant mountains. To the west is another ridge, owned by Inland Empire Paper Co. A small mountain to the SE protects us from noise and eyes. It is truly secluded.
There are innumerable springs on the property which makes it a natural habitat for wildlife. Most of the land is timberland (cedar, conifers, alder) and has been selectively logged. Consequently the property tax is low and we are positioned to sell carbon credits.
The home is 28 years old and well kept up, designed for comfort, and built to last. The siding is cedar. The walls have 6” insulation. Floors are slate, wood, and some carpet. Woodwork and stairs and cabinets are oak. The house is 2 floors with a full cellar with 2 root cellars, one colder than the other, a wood furnace and heat storage. There are 5 bedrooms upstairs and a large deck along the south and east side. The master bedroom has small roofed private deck and a 2-seat jetted hot tub. The main floor is relatively open, takes advantage of the wonderful view and is custom built for tall people.
A wood heating system with heat storage takes advantage of the wood cleaned off the property. There is a backup electric forced air system. An ample well supplies the house, garden and lawn. The roof is metal.
The TV comes via satellite; the Internet connection is a DSL line with 180 mps at the site.
There is a charming renovated log cabin (Slim's Cabin) about 300 yards from the house but not visible.
There are 2 other sites with wells.
The cedar-sided barn is 9000 square feet with a roofed addition in the back. The inside is divided into 6 stalls with a large center area. There is a sizeable hay loft. The roof is metal and has a pitch to it that allows the snow to slide off with no problem. The trusses are 12” centers and can bear a heavy load. The barn is well-built and we were planning to make it into 6 small suites with 3 large work areas.
At the main house, there is a two car (attached) garage with shop, an outdoor hot tub, a large organic garden with fruit trees and a sprinkler system for the garden and the lawn. The lawn affords an ample fire protection zone around the house. There is a new pond and fencing for sheep in 4 pastures comprising around 20 acres.
We are lucky in our lifestyle. We raise most of our own food and buy locally what we don’t have. The property is full of trails for hiking and snowshoeing and Inland Paper Co allows us to hike and ride on their trails/roads for a small annual fee. If you are interested, please call or email. We would be glad to answer any questions.