Naples, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

This property is the best of both worlds - a private, self-sufficient, off-the-grid retreat with a luxurious, 3000+ sq ft mountain lodge home in the heart of the Idaho panhandle. It's truly the end of the road, surrounded by wilderness.

Listing ID: 20133

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $429,000
Annual Property Tax $962
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 3,062 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 40 acres
Year Built 1999

Property Description

Private, luxurious off-grid retreat with the capability to support an extended family. Log-sided 4 bdrm/3 bath with over 3000 square feet of living space, septic system, wood and propane heating. Year-round solar power with seasonal hydro-power and gravity feed water system. Generator included for back-up power as needed. 1000 gallons of built-in water storage with a supplemental water system fed by a year-round spring. Water rights to springs that feed the swimming/fishing pond.
1000-gallon propane tank supplies double ovens, 5 burner stove-top, refrigerator, hot water tank, a wall heater, and a thermostat-controlled in-floor radiant heating with 5 zones. Propane also supplies 6-person hot tub.
Custom log work throughout. 600 square feet of covered decking wraps around three sides of the lodge. Beautiful custom blue pine kitchen cabinetry, specialty log stair cases and railings, butcher block counter tops and large kitchen island with seating. Solid knotty pine doors and trim and natural slate-tiled wall and floor accents add to the warmth of the lodge.
Breathtaking panoramic views and safe wildlife watching from deck and great room. Double-walled insulating Levolor blinds throughout lodge with remote control access.
Video of interior here:
The 600 sq.ft. Garage/shop has a 25 ft ceiling. The attached south-facing greenhouse vents into the home for heating efficiency during the winter months. Established rock gardens supplement the greenhouse.
The 40 acre property borders USFS and private timber land held under a conservation easement and includes 600 feet of elevation change, a rock fortress along the western border, diverse forest habitat, abundant wildlife, and mountain top views of Canada, Montana, McArthur Lake and Lake Pend Orielle. Numerous hiking trails to water sources, spectacular views, huckleberries and ziplines. Over 100 feet perimeter around lodge maintained for fire protection and defense. Two areas are suitable for helicopter landing. With low property taxes and year-round sustainable living at its finest, you will not want to leave this private, end-of-road, mountain top retreat.
Showing by appointment only. Private Road - neighbors will not let you pass the gated road.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Energy efficient windows, blinds, passive solar design, in-floor radiant heat, solar power, hydro-power.
View a video of the interior here:

Neighborhood Description

A forest lover's paradise, the isolated view acreage and steep mountainsides rising 600' from the lowest point of the acreage provide seclusion and privacy. Located near a private wildlife refuge and bordering USFS land, this property is bordered by USFS land on the south and private conservation easement on the east. A mountain range rises along your western edge and a steep rise above the house is your northern boundary. The nearest neighbors are deer, elk, moose and grizzlies.

Market Area

located in the Idaho panhandle - half-way between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. The home is 25-30 minutes from either community.

School District

Boundary County School District. Naples Elementary School is 15-20 minutes away. The middle school and high school are located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Three Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 600 sqft