House of the Moment: Carole King’s Idaho Ranch is For Sale
Location: Stanley, Idaho
What We Love About It: Hidden in the 756,000-acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area, this rustic compound on the Salmon River enjoys utter privacy and quiet.
Listing Price: $9.9 million
For 32 years, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King made this remote 128-acre Idaho ranch her base of operations, with a restored 7,337-square-foot main log lodge, a scattering of charming little guest cottages, a greenhouse, equestrian facilities, caretaker’s quarters and, of course, a professional recording studio.
Natural hot springs produce enough geothermal energy to warm two swimming pools and provide radiant heat in both the studio and lodge buildings. Named the Robinson Bar Ranch, this little piece of music history enjoys a particularly harmonious setting, with views of the Boulder-White Cloud Mountain Range, and in prime position for fishing and whitewater rafting at the confluence of the Salmon River and Warm Springs Creek. Enough raw beauty to make anyone feel like a natural woman — or man.
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