As a luxury boutique brand, Engel & Völkers has several different divisions to support its areas of specialization, including Development Services. Development Services assists clients with their residential and commercial projects through every step of the process, helping to design and execute personally tailored solutions for the specific needs of clients and projects. Through every phase in the process, Engel & Völkers provides the level of service that the brand is known for, optimizing the experience for builders, developers, and buyers. This month, Engel & Völkers is proud to feature River Ranch, a mountain retreat uniquely situated on the Payette River in McCall, Idaho.
River Ranch affords the unique opportunity to build a custom mountain retreat in a private, gated community; it’s the perfect place for those looking to live within a natural environment while enjoying life in an enclosed community. Most of the stunning homesites are situated on either lake or river frontage, offering 360-degree views.
River Ranch’s proximity to downtown, perfect privacy, wandering pastures, and crystal mountain waters first attracted two families, Judd and Diane DeBoer and Dennis and Kathy Hart. For several years, the partners continued raising cattle on the ranch as they crafted their long-term vision of a residential community. With a long family legacy in McCall and an appreciation of the existing natural environment, both families dedicated themselves to preserving and enhancing the land. In addition to conserving water, open spaces, and lush green berms, the families planted over 4,000 trees to complement 458 acres of naturally stunning scenery. Today, River Ranch retains the unique feeling of a ranch while offering the amenities of a private, residential community; the DeBoer and Hart families have been successful in their mission to honor and protect this treasure for generations to come.
River Ranch’s numerous lot offerings vary in property size and scenery. Parcels set aside for River-front Lots, Lake and Estate Lots, and the still-in-development Cabin Lots boast unique features. The four-acre River-front Lots offer private access to the Payette River and spectacular mountain views. The Lake and Estate lots are located on one of the five community lakes and offer generous eight-acre lots, providing the absolute privacy and serenity quintessential to McCall living. The in-development Cabin Lots will be two acres, best suited for those who desire a balance between space and proximity to neighbors. Currently, lot pricing ranges from $395,000 USD to $875,000 USD.
The private development touts many exclusive amenities, including the Ranch House and Trapper Cabin. The Ranch House is primarily used by residents for special events, such as family reunions, neighborhood get-togethers, and birthday parties. The Trapper Cabin provides lodging as residents construct their homes and serves as a rental option for guests. The serene cabin offers three bedrooms, a spacious living area, and a welcoming kitchen.
While maintaining the quiet and visually stunning setting, River Ranch offers ample amenities, inclusive of exceptional facilities, property maintenance, a concierge service, and exclusive water rights. With boat slips at Mile High Marina on Payette Lake and a 21-foot electric-powered boat available to homeowners, life on the water has never been simpler. The five fresh lakes offer fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing, and stunning lakeside sunsets.
Right outside of River Ranch, Downtown McCall offers an array of local shopping and fine dining opportunities. Various arts, cultural performances, boutique shopping, and restaurants, ranging from fine dining to local cuisine and cafes, ensure there is always something to do. During the summer, McCall hosts performances at the Jughandle Musical Theatre and the outdoor amphitheater during the annual weekend-long McCall Music Festival.
Below, discover fantastic insights into the exclusive new development and what an authentic mountain lifestyle offers.