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The Ranch at Silver Spring

Bellevue, Idaho (Blaine County)
$13,000,000
2,060 +/- Deeded Acres

Situated at the headwaters of Silver Creek, one of America's most important and historical fisheries, The Ranch at Silver Spring is a ranch treasured for its abundant ecological and water resources with 10 miles of meandering spring-fed streams and aquatic habitat.

A Ranch Treasured for Its Abundant Ecological & Water Resources
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  • 2,060± deeded acres with 960 ± acres of highly productive irrigated crop land, 220 ± acres of dry land farming
  • Exceptional facilities and improvements including historic and charming ranch home, barn, outbuildings, corrals, and riding arena
  • Headwaters to a world-class fly-fishery with 10 miles of creeks and aquatic habitat
  • 25 miles south of Ketchum and Sun Valley, and just 13 miles from a commercial airport in Hailey
  • Spring water on the ranch provides 60%-75% of the total stream flow to the world-class Silver Creek fishery
  • High quality elk, moose, and antelope hunting, and situated in the heart of waterfowl migration corridor
  • Considerable water rights, which not only irrigate, but provide water for lakes, ponds, and wetlands
  • Natural areas, including ponds, creeks, and wetlands, provide an exceptional ecosystem, with conservation values such as water quality, fisheries, and waterfowl/wildlife habitat
  • State-of-the-art water monitoring system
  • Most of the fields are organically certified, and the ranch produces organic grass-fed cattle
  • In addition to hay, pasture, and grain crops, additional seasonal cattle grazing give the ranch excellent diversity
  • Conservation easement and ecological mitigation opportunities, including water and wetland banking, and recharge of groundwater
  • A well-balanced ranch with solid production and excellent recreational amenities
Introduction
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Situated at the headwaters of Silver Creek, one of America’s most important and historical fisheries, The Ranch at Silver Spring is a ranch treasured for its abundant ecological and water resources with 10 miles of meandering spring-fed streams and aquatic habitat. The 2,060 +/- acre ranch is located just 25 miles south of Ketchum and the world class resort of Sun Valley, and 13 miles from a commercial airport. The Ranch at Silver Spring is more than a recreational retreat, operating farm, and ranch to enjoy, it also provides ownership to some of the most significant and valuable water rights in the West. 60%-75% of the stream flows that feed Silver Creek actually originate on the ranch with the water rights irrigating approximately 960 acres of highly productive cropland. This is a rare opportunity to own, manage, protect, and preserve an incredible watershed with its numerous springs, streams, senior surface and groundwater resources.

Lay of the Land
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The Ranch at Silver Spring is located in the heart of the Bellevue Triangle in Blaine County, Idaho. This 2,060 ± deeded acre ranch combines 960 ± acres of highly productive irrigated cropland with lush stream bottom habitat and approximately 220+ additional acres of dry farm land and grazing area. It includes multiple spring heads and six tributary creeks, forming the headwaters of Silver Creek. In addition, two large recharge ponds and multiple wildlife ponds provide groundwater recharge, conservation, and mitigation opportunities. Hay, pasture, grain crops, and seasonal grazing give the ranch excellent diversity. The ranch includes exceptional facilities, houses, outbuildings, corrals, a riding arena and an historic ranch home and barn. Recreational features include excellent elk, deer, and antelope, plus superior waterfowl hunting in season, as well as world class fishing, and stream habitat.

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Ranch Operations

The ranch includes exceptional water resources, with senior surface and ground water rights with impressive conservation values.

  • 20 ± miles of headwater streams to Silver Creek
  • Several hundred streamside and riparian acres
  • 960 ± irrigated acres
  • Senior surface water rights, and abundant groundwater rights
  • State-of-the-art water monitoring system
  • Conservation and mitigation opportunities
  • Excellent livestock handling facilities
  • High quality elk and antelope hunting
  • Located in the heart of the waterfowl area
  • A well-balanced ranch with solid production and excellent recreational amenities
  • World class trout fishery
  • 6 headwater streams of Silver Creek

Water Rights

The Ranch at Silver Spring surface and ground water rights to sell with all lands.

  • Historic irrigation surface and groundwater rights to irrigate 960 acres
  • Wildlife / Recharge groundwater water rights of 95.8 acre feet and 0.48 cfs of surface water
  • Waste water rights of 50 cfs (10,790 acre feet) for storage, recharge, and wildlife purposes
  • Domestic and Stockwater ground water rights
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