The Emmett Cattle Ranch is a waterfront pasture ranch that is situated northwest of Boise, Idaho. A year-round tributary of the Payette River flows through the ranch. The ranch is just 8 miles west of Emmett, the county seat of Gem County, and about 34 miles northwest of Boise, the state capital of Idaho.
This idyllic cattle ranch is on a tributary of the Payette River and consists of 241± total deeded acres. 231± acres are irrigated and the water is conveyed via ditch and the ranch is flood irrigated. The water comes from the Letha and Seitz Irrigation Districts. These water rights date back to the 1870s. As well as these, there are also storage water rights in the Cascade Reservoir and Payette Lake, and 58.5± acres of water storage in the Payette Lake according to the seller. Live water flows through the ranch year-round in Seven Mile Slough. Tributaries of the Payette River abound in the area. Due to the abundant water, this area is well-known for its excellent pastures. In fact, early fruit-pickers dubbed the valley “Gem of Plenty” due to its fertility.
Emmett Cattle Ranch is a level, fully fenced property with a mix of trees, pasture, and live water traversing this beautiful ranch. Currently there is a remodeled 1,876± square foot home. Further outbuildings include a barn and a storage building. In addition, there is the potential to subdivide into 5± acre parcels for development. In light of this, the highest and best use may be for a live-waterfront development only 30± miles from Boise, Idaho.
This excellent, irrigated pasture ranch features incredible frontage on a tributary of the Payette River. Furthermore, the ranch’s prime location on the Payette River watershed offers excellent waterfowl and game hunting and fishing.