Waterwheel Retreat is a self-sustaining 111.51-Acre property along the Portneuf River on the outskirts of Pocatello, Idaho. It is currently being used as a recreational haven, but it would also be an ideal corporate retreat destination, wedding venue, or event center.
This private waterfront oasis is a sportsman's and avid fisherman's paradise. Natural water features on the property include approximately 3/4 mile of Portneuf River frontage, multiple streams, private ponds, and 12 springs. It also has 4 ground wells and its own water supply for irrigation.
The property is conducive to self-sustainability. Waterwheel has the potential to generate its own hydroelectric power electricity, has a dedicated fenced garden, a small orchard, and a 5-acre wheat field that can be turned into pasture grass for horses. You can also grow your own fruits and vegetables year-round in the greenhouse that adjoins the shop, which has passive solar Trombe walls.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that run along the river. Other activities to enjoy on this sanctuary include freshwater fly fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, hunting, ATV riding, biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
For accommodations, there is a charming approximately 2,400 sq ft barndominium with living quarters and an attached 2 car garage. It highlights 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a main living area. It also is being sold turnkey and comes fully furnished.
There are 2 other outbuildings on the acreage. This includes an old non-operating fish hatchery building and a 5,200 sq ft shop with power that has the attached greenhouse. The shop has plenty of storage for RVs, equipment, or additional vehicles. It has roughed-in plumbing for a bathroom and a portion of the shop could be converted into additional living space.
The outdoor living space is the perfect place to host events. Outdoor amenities consist of the covered patio, hot tub, fire pit, and a pavilion near the waterfall that has a propane barbeque grill, refrigerator, cold water sink, and wood stove.
About the Area
Waterwheel Retreat feels secluded, yet it is close to the conveniences of the city such as shopping, travel, and entertainment being only 15 minutes from downtown Pocatello and 20 minutes from the regional airport. For outdoor recreation opportunities, Waterwheel is only 15 minutes away from the American Reservoir, 20 minutes from Pebble Creek Ski Area, close to 250 miles of cross-country skiing, and the area is surrounded by 40 nearby summits.
Pocatello, Idaho is the 5th largest city in the Gem State. It is situated in Southeastern Idaho and is known as the Gateway to the Northwest. Pocatello was rated one of the best mountain bike towns in the US and was named one of the top 10 small places to move and raise a family, according to Primary Relocation and World Erc. Pocatello is known for its friendliness and as the capital of smiles. It was named one of the best small towns to do business for 6 years in a row by Forbes magazine.