Once owned by legendary Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, the 500± acre Pioneer Moon Ranch lies at the foot of the Pioneer Mountains surrounded by breathtaking beauty 25 minutes from downtown Ketchum and the famous Sun Valley Resort. The ranch is defined by the East Fork of the Big Wood River, an intimate freestone stream which flows the length of the property for a mile and a half through open meadows dotted with colorful wildflowers, vigorous stands of willow and aspen, and 150± acres of rich irrigated bottomland pasture. The East Fork and its lush riparian corridor support an array of wildlife, including moose, deer, elk, and a wild rainbow trout fishery. The ranch adjoins the Sawtooth National Forest and federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and is immediately accessible to miles of hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing.
The beautifully maintained residential compound is located between two branches of the East Fork to maximize privacy and comfort. The compound features a classic 1,625± sq. ft., two-story log home with covered porches that was built in 1990 and remodeled in 1999 and 2010, and a 1,542± sq. ft. log annex constructed in 2010 with an adjoining 1,728± sq. ft. garage.
The residence features two bedrooms/two baths, finished wood floors, kitchen with high-end appliances, living/dining area, custom European-style recirculating rock fireplace, and a loft/library. The annex has a large bedroom and library, one-and-a-half baths, an open formal dining room for entertaining, and a fully equipped wet bar. The roomy 4-bay garage, with ample storage space and work area, can accommodate cars, trucks, trailers, and farm equipment. The annex and garage blend seamlessly with the residence and are only steps away. All utilities are underground. The home and annex are surrounded by manicured lawns connecting to a network of lovely trails that cross the East Fork on sturdy log bridges and wander through open meadows interspersed with shady aspen stands. Views from the ranch of the surrounding peaks and foothills are dramatic and include Bald Mountain, Sun Valley’s ski venue, in the distance.
source – Hall and Hall