Situated five miles southeast of Twist, Washington and just outside the Okanogan National Forest, Tice Ranch features a 21-bedroom lodge on 305± acres. Ideal for a turnkey working ranch, corporate retreat or family gathering place, Tice Ranch will both impress and inspire with its modern amenities and breathtaking scenery.
Tice Ranch was purchased by Lou Tice, the founder of Pacific Institutes, which has served hundreds of corporations, athletes and entertainers with the idea of inspiring leadership through cognitive psychology. Pacific Institutes serves clients worldwide, but notable national clients include Coca Cola, Toyota, the Seattle Mariners, the University of Alabama football team, Century 21, NASA and over half of the country’s Fortune 1000. Guests such as Reba McIntyer, Vincente Fox, Caterpillar Inc., and the U.S. soccer team spent time sitting at Tice’s feet, all among the Ranch’s undeniable beauty.
The main lodge, which consumes over 20,000 square feet, features 21 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms, mostly en-suites, for your guests’comfort and convenience. Furnished with turn-of-the-century antique furniture from London, the lodge combines rustic charm and high class for a unique and enjoyable experience for visitors of all tastes.
The great room seats 30 guests, with ample space around its impressive fireplace, accented by large stones found on the property. With each turn through the lodge, the Tices paid attention to every detail, sure to incorporate both history and the area’s stunning surroundings to the experience of the lodge. Down the hallway, you’ll find a Western Saloon, stocked with gifts from clients and friends over the years, combining for an authentic feel to centuries gone by.
The lodge’s Pub was imported from England and was sitting unused until the TIces purchased it. With a storied past from a pub that closed after a fatal bar fight, its countertop found new life again at the ranch.
Beyond the lodge itself, Tice Ranch boasts panoramic views of mountains, along with an organic orchard that produces apples, pears, peaches and cherries to enjoy in the summer and fall. One hundred of the property’s acres is dedicated to hay production, with the irrigation equipment included with the property.
The half mile of river frontage that runs through the property is perfect for any recreational endeavors, ranging from adventurous kayaking to relaxing fishing. It also includes the transfer of water rights from the current owner.
Two smaller lodges and a caretaker residence are also situated on the property. Just adjacent to the main lodge, one of the smaller homes shares a 50-foot, stone-lined swimming pool, perfect for swimming laps or simply enjoying the warm weather while floating on the water. A Jacuzzi hot tub also sits nearby, connected by a roomy patio, to provide room for any outdoor activities.
Ample space and parking spread throughout the property make it ideal for entertaining large groups for personal or professional use. In the past, the ranch has held concerts with up to 7,000 guests on site, enjoying the entertainment in front of them, accompanied by the stunning scenery beyond.
The amenities of Tice Ranch don’t end there, though. A horse stable with green pastures and no shortage of places to ride make it a wonderful equestrian option for both riding and racing horses. Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon ride, while the less equestrian inclined can take advantage of the stocked fishing pond nearby. With downhill skiing only seven miles away and cross-country skiing even closer, you’ll be entertained by the year round recreational opportunities this area provides.
Even with its abundance of things to do, the real draw of Tice Ranch is the things to see. The expansive mountain views are stunning any time of year, and the 305 acres provide total privacy, along with a phenomenal view of the stars on clear nights. Wildlife can be seen from practically anywhere on the property, making the ranch an escape that many in the corporate world enjoy, but rarely experience. The nearby airport accommodates commercial jets, making coming and going a breeze, no matter where you’re from. Whether intended for a family estate, vacation retreat, or a venue for large events and corporate functions, Tice Ranch provides no shortage of opportunity and options to make it your own.Auction Summary:
20556 Washington 20
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Auction Time: 1:00 P.M. (PT)