Carole King's Ranch Gets Earth-Moving Price Drop
Carole King's Idaho 128-acre spread, the Robinson Bar Ranch, is on the market -- again. When we wrote about the place last summer, the singer had cut the price from $19 million to $16 million. Well, the earth has moved under her feet again, and now it's back on the market, after some repairs to a U.S. Forest Service road on the property, for $11.9 million. The price includes a rustic 7,300-square-foot lodge, an owner's residence, guest cottages, and miles and miles of trails and streams. Candy Evans at Second Shelters brings us the scoop.
The price has been slashed from $16 million to just $11.5 for this amazing ranch spread one hour and a half north of the sleepy Ketchum/Sun Valley ski community of Hemingway fame. Located in the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho, and how cute is that name? Prices are soft in the Sun Valley environs these days; I hear there are tons of deals to steal.
But I digress. This piece of private paradise known as Robinson Bar Ranch on 128 acres is worth selling a few shares of commodities or gold bars to snap up while it's still available. Now I know why all millionaires buy Idaho ranches: The property taxes on this puppy are only $3,542 a year -- totally serious!
The ranch is located within the 756,000 acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area, one of the largest in the nation. The Robinson Bar Ranch land was acquired by Chase A. Clark in 1900, who operated it as a guest ranch and resort. Chase became governor of Idaho and a Supreme Court justice. A relative, Bethine Clark, married U.S. Sen. Frank Church.
The ranch has been the 29-year residence of singer/songwriter, Carole King, who purchased it from the Clark family. Talk about positive karma: You won't believe the interiors!
It is located on a private "end of the road" setting surrounded by roadless mountain ranges. You want solitude and peace away from humanity? Well, here it is. The ranch is virtually a remote island in a "sea" of federal land.
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