A Washington ranch so big it has its own butte, river and wildlife can be the start of family ranching legacy.
The nearly 19,000 acre Idlewild Canyon Ranch, 12 miles northeast of Goldendale, can be yours for $17 million.
The property does not come with a ranch house. It’s currently owned by a timber company.
The ranch is the largest property for sale in Washington, according to listing broker Tyler Jacobs of Hall and Hall.
“There’s a legacy opportunity in the sense that it’s a blank canvas,” Jacobs said. “It is virgin land, it’s never been built on or developed.”
The ranch includes the southern face of the Simcoe Mountains.
Miles of interior roads will allow you to explore 29 square miles of commercial timber and grazing lands. It’s bordered by state land to the east and west.
The ranch’s high point is 4,720 feet-high Lone Pine Butte. From there, Jacobs said, one can see several mountains including Adams, Rainier and Hood. Views also extend to the Columbia River gorge.
The property’s namesake, Idlewild Canyon, is a lush green oasis.
After a 2014 wildfire, the current owner planted more than 425,000 ponderosa pines. The property can be managed for timber, cattle or as a conservation area, Jacobs said.
Deer, turkey, bear and other wildlife call the property home. The ranch is home to several streams including the east fork of the Little Klickitat River which originates in Idlewild Canyon.