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Helmer Cabin- 33 acres

$164,600 - sold
5740 Hwy 8,

Property Description

Highest and best offers due by noon on August 7th, 2019. Seller will respond by 5 on August 9 or sooner.

Just outside of Helmer, Idaho, this 621 square foot primitive cabin sits on 33.43 acres of fully timbered, secluded utopia for the recreation enthusiast.  Private driveway off of Highway 8 transports you back in time.  The cabin was built by the owners in the 1970’s and is currently “off the grid” yet power and a well are installed to the cabin site.  Cabin is an elevated pole-style construction and has been boarded and locked to prevent rodent and other damage.  There is no running water or other facilities, but the metal roof is in good shape and appears to shed snow adequately.  There is an outhouse, but it will require some “renovations” before regular use.

The timber on the property offers privacy; however, the maturity and density of the stand also allows for an investment opportunity.  Lodgepole pine and white fir are the dominant species, but there is also red fir, larch, and scattered white pine.  There is a small wetland and creek that crosses the northeast corner of the property and another small seasonal tributary and wetland runs east-west just south of the railroad right-of-way.

A small portion of the parcel (approximately 8 acres) is separated by an abandoned railroad right-of-way that runs east-west on the north end and intersects the highway near the north-east corner.  The tracks have been pulled, so this is a great walking and biking pathway from your backdoor!  Additionally, there is a wealth of other public recreational opportunities within minutes including hunting, fishing, trails, etc. on the nearby Nez Perce-Clearwater and St. Joe National Forests as well as large blocks of publically accessible State land.  Moose Creek Reservoir is only 6 miles away and the recreation hub of Elk River is roughly 30 miles.

This property is located about 30 miles from a full range of services (including a regional airport) in Moscow, Idaho and 5 miles from a small grocery store, restaurant, and other basic amenities in Deary, Idaho.  There is also a small diner just around the corner in Helmer, Idaho about 1 mile away.

This property is being sold “as is”.  The well is currently functional, but will require an inspection before use.



Property Details

  • Price: $164,600
  • Address: 5740 Hwy 8
  • City:
  • County: Latah
  • State: Idaho
  • Zip: 83823
  • Country: United States
  • Home Size: 621 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 33.43 acres

MLS: 98738732

Year Built: 1970

External Construction: Elevated Pole Cabin

Roofing: Metal

Property Features

yesRoad Access
yesElectricity Available

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