Even on a Blustery Day

If you think about it, the experience of tranquility is in fact a commodity of high value. I’ve experienced it almost every time I visit the incredible property at Sundance Estate. For me it’s a drive of about an hour and a half from where I live near Sandpoint, Idaho in the heart of the Panhandle. But even when the weather seems less than inviting, I find the trip well worth the time and gas because in every instance (once in the peak of a blustery squall of early snow, not unlike that showing on the distant Sundance Peak in the Selkirk Mountains in the feature photo above). Only that time the squall was on top of me. Nevertheless it was an ideal break from the routine of Realty and Business at large. There’s just something that grabs my soul about the wilds of North Idaho when you really experience it and the Sundance Estate, now available in 4 options, has every bit of that wild ambience, yet it is just such a short distance from Coolin and abundant human activity, year-round I might add.

Center post in the heart of Coolin by the water of Priest Lake is the Leonard Paul, a catch-all mercantile with an Expresso Bar and one of the southend's best boat launches, pictured below.

Center post in the heart of Coolin by the water of Priest Lake is the Leonard Paul, a catch-all mercantile with an Expresso Bar and one of the southend’s best boat launches, pictured below.


The Leonard Paul was established in 1906. That makes this lakeside business more than 100 years old (simple math, eh?). But it means that those who own it and those who patronize it, know Priest Lake and it’s many recreational attractions like the back of their hands. There, you can learn where to go for the best of what you want to do and how to get there. Listen up closely and you’ll also hear wisdom from the area, learned through many fine years of living there.

The boat launch and marina facilities at the Leonard Paul can accommodate most of what's towed behind trucks for recreation on the water. The blue awnings mean there's ample moorage there too. If you need deep water moorage, drive North to Cavanaugh Bay, where harboring a sailboat is no problem as the docks are laid out over water that drops off to 90 feet or so.

The boat launch and marina facilities at the Leonard Paul can accommodate most of what’s towed behind trucks for recreation on the water. The blue awnings mean there’s ample moorage there too. If you need deep water moorage, drive North to Cavanaugh Bay and visit the Blue Diamond Marina, where harboring a sailboat is no problem as the docks there are laid out over water that drops off to 90 feet or so directly beneath you.

Back to Tranquility

Not much more than 2 miles from the Leonard Paul and the rest of Coolin, you drive back to your mountain lake and meadow retreat, which we affectionately refer to as the Sundance Estate, named for the mountain peak you see in the snow flurry of our featured photo. The incredible realization when you get there is that there is nothing else around. You might be in the wilds of the Yukon Territory for all you know. Situated in such a way that the Estate surrounds the small 7-acres of Lee Lake giving the owner(s) private access to this ancient glacial lake, you have no outside noise reflecting humanity in all it’s chaotic thunder. Now that’s saying something!
The Sundance Estate, for the right buyer, would be a profound location for a recording studio for this very reason. No interference.
Here’s a Tweet I ran a short time back that garnered some attention:

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The Tweet Says it All

Really, there’s not much more you can say about it than what I wrote in that short form. Surely as I breathe and take my daily bread, I’ve come to believe that tranquility is a commodity. It brings a value so uncommon in today’s world that it commands the kind of price being asked by the current owner of the Sundance. But oh, there are so many, many more amenities that come with the tranquility of this rare property.
Stay tuned to this blog, or better yet give me a call. I’m the representing agent:
Dwayne Parsons 208-290-2300, Realtor for Professional Realty Services of Idaho. I’ve been frequenting the Priest Lake and all the area for miles around since childhood and I’m no spring chicken, so I can show you a thing or two about this vast recreational park of State and Federal forests so near at hand to the Sundance Estate.
But I firmly believe, it’s in part, all about the experience of Tranquility. Come for a look. Prove it to yourself. Experience what I know is there, the rareness of true quiet coupled with the fullness of a wild and abundant lake and forest land that can easily become yours.

Lee Lake, formed by glaciers as far back as the Pleistocene era, provides abundant, never-ending mountain water and a refuge for wildlife and waterbirds of all sorts. It's yours almost entirely because the owner(s) of this rare estate have full say on who has access. Photos by Dwayne Parsons, Realtor, Professional Realty Services of Idaho.

Lee Lake, formed by glaciers as far back as the Pleistocene era, provides abundant, never-ending mountain water and a refuge for wildlife and waterbirds of all sorts. It’s yours almost entirely because the owner(s) of this rare estate have full say on who has access. Photos by Dwayne Parsons, Realtor, Professional Realty Services of Idaho.

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