Official Government Website
State endowment trust land has been leased for use as residential sites, known as cottage sites, since the early 1900s. Over the past several decades cottage site lessees have expressed a desire to purchase the endowment land they lease, thus unifying the estate (ownership) of both structure (cottage) and land (site).In 2010, the Land Board voted to divest ownership of cottage sites at Priest Lake and Payette Lake and directed IDL to develop the voluntary auction for ownership (VAFO) process. In 2018, the Land Board approved a plan that would allow for additional VAFO auction cycles through 2024.

 

Updates: Cottage Site Auctions

  • The next auction for leased lots at Priest Lake will be held at the BEST WESTERN, CDA Inn, 506 W Appleway Avenue, CDA, ID 83814 on Saturday, August 13, 2022. See the list of lots up for auction.
  • The next auction for leased lots at Payette Lakes will be held at the Waters Edge Event Center, 287 E Shore Dr, Eagle, ID 83616 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. See the lists of lots up for auction.
  • Information on leased sites that will be available at auction for Priest Lake and/or Payette Lakes will be available in summer 2022 and can be viewed at Corbett Bottles.

Voluntary Auction for Ownership

  • The applicant must be the current cottage site lessee in good standing.
  • The auction is a public, oral, competitive auction.
  • Each site is actively marketed prior to the auction date.
  • Anyone can participate in a direct sale auction after going through the application process.

Unleased Land Auction

  • The next auction for unleased lots at Priest Lake will be held at BEST WESTERN, CDA Inn, 506 W Appleway Avenue, CDA, ID 83814 on Saturday,  August 13, 2022. See the list of lots up for auction.
  • The next auction for unleased lots at Payette Lakes will be held at the Waters Edge Event Center, 287 E Shore Dr, Eagle, ID 83616 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. See the list of lots up for auction.
  • Information on unleased sites that will be available at auction for Priest Lake and/or Payette Lakes will be available in summer 2022 and can be view at Corbett Bottles.
  • The auction is a public, oral, competitive auction.

New for 2022 Auctions – On-line Bidding Option

This year, lessees and non-lessee bidders have the option to bid on-line using the platform Proxibid. Please see information and instructions: 1) Remote Bidding Information and 2) Holding Earnest Money (Remote Bidder). Please e-mail Emily Mueller at emily@markbottles.com at Corbett Bottles Real Estate Auctions, for more information.

Land Exchange

The IDL director suspended all pending and future land exchange proposals involving cottage sites from consideration or further evaluation until the legal and policy related concerns about cottage site land exchanges can be further examined.

 

2022 VAFO Payette Lake Auction Cycle

Lease NumberCS AddressSubdivisionLotBlockPlat AcreageCountyAppraised Land ValueAppraised Personal Property Value
R5000561 Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638Cougar Island212.52Valley$2,025,000$1,565,000
R5002872242 Warren Wagon Road, McCall, ID 83638Amended Cedar Knoll Acres270.15Valley$380,000$105,000
R500319997 Squirrel Lane, McCall, ID 83638SW Payette Cottage Sites1140.4Valley$400,000$330,000

2022 ULA Payette Lake Auction Cycle

Lease NumberCS AddressSubdivisionLotBlockPlat AcreageCountyAppraised Land ValueAppraised Personal Property Value

U22500520 Big Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638Cougar Island113.47Valley$148,4000n/a
U2250065 Big Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638 Cougar Island313.35Valley$2,557,000n/a
U22500710 Big Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638Cougar Island411.93Valley$1,286,000n/a
U22500815 Big Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638Cougar Island512.94Valley$1,418,000n/a
U225009Whole - Cougar Island, McCall, ID 83638 (includes Lot 2, Block 1 in VAFO)Cougar Island1-5114.21Valley$8,770,0001565000

2022 VAFO Priest Lake Auction Cycle

Lease NumberCS AddressSubdivisionLotBlockPlat AcreageCountyAppraised Land ValueAppraised Personal Property Value

R100158
122 Hess Point Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Hess Point
1311.76Bonner$2,160,000
$1,795,000
R100372
179 Eight Mile Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Horton Creek
3110.88
Bonner$1,115,000
$750,000
R100079
362 N Cape Horn Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Powerline
211.49
Bonner$665,000
$163,000
R100389
64 Janet Lane, Coolin, ID 83821
Powerline
830.66
Bonner$1,013,000
$807,000
R100036
410 N Steamboat Bay Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Soldier Creek
1110.61
Bonner$985,000
$492,000
R100026
592 N Steamboat Bay Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Soldier Creek
311.05
Bonner$1,031,000
$346,000
R100305
1174 Cape Horn Road, Coolin, ID 83821 (aka 36 Mission Court, Coolin, ID 83821)
Woody's Point
4911.12
Bonner$794,000
$831,000

2022 ULA Priest Lake Auction Cycle

Lease NumberCS AddressSubdivisionLotBlockPlat AcreageCountyAppraised Land ValueAppraised Personal Property Value

U221001

NNA Upper Bear Creek Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Bear Creek
1210.66
Bonner$673,000


N/A
U221016

NNA Hess Point Road, Coolin, ID 83821

Hess Point

310.59

Bonner$901,000N/A
U221018
NNA State Cabin Road, Coolin, ID 83821
Two Mouth Creek

311.07

Bonner$1,155,000N/A
ver: 3.5.1a | last updated:
Jump back to top of page button