Among the largest properties available for purchase in the Northwest, Idlewild Canyon is an expansive mountain ranch encompassing nearly 18,000 deeded, contiguous, undeveloped acres with commercial timber, seasonal grazing, recreation, and prominent views of the nearby Cascade Range. The property stretches across the southern face of the Simcoe Mountains 12 miles northeast of Goldendale, WA, county seat for Klickitat County, and 15 miles north of Interstate 84 and the Columbia River. Extensive paved road frontage on US Highway 97 and Box Canyon Road provides easy access to the region’s largest communities including Seattle (four hours), Portland (two hours), Yakima (one hour), and the Tri-Cities (two hours). An extensive interior road system enables one to reach virtually all parts of the ranch while readily available, on-site gravel resources reduce ongoing maintenance concerns.
The ranch’s defining topographic features are Lone Pine Butte, which rises to an elevation of 4,720 feet at the northern edge of the property, and beautiful Idlewild Canyon, the property’s namesake, which is located at the southwest end of the ranch. Timber has been historically managed as both a mixed stand and an uneven aged stand. Currently the predominant stands consist of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine which average approximately 4,400 board feet per acre. Northern portions of the ranch were the victim of wildfire in the fall of 2014. After timber salvage operations, the current owner planted over 425,000 ponderosa pine seedlings in the affected areas. Post-fire seeding efforts continue to thrive, while the remaining intact timber resource is both beautiful and abundant.
Open parks, meadows and ridgelines are interspersed throughout the ranch and support a summer grazing operation and provide excellent habitat for deer, wild turkey, black bear and other wildlife species. The ranch is home to several streams including the Klickitat River which originates in Idlewild Canyon, two forks of Rock Creek, the upper end of Quartz Creek and numerous perennial springs, which together provide ample water for livestock and wildlife alike.
Co-listed with Craig Spinks of Kidder Mathews.
17,895 ± deeded acres
- 17,895 ± deeded acres
- Contiguous and regular in shape; approximately six miles north-to-south and five miles east-to-west
- Easy access to the region’s largest communities
- Located in the Simcoe Mountains 12 miles north of Goldendale
- Elevations reaching to 4,720 ft. at Lone Point Butte
- Expansive views of the Columbia River Valley and Cascade Mountains
- Significant timber resource consisting of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir
- Seasonal grazing operation
- Deer, turkey and bear
MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.
RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.
AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate. Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation. Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day. For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.
APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe. For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.
SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners. In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.
Competitive Pricing | Flexible Terms | Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884
NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.