North Idaho Barn in the Beautiful Boonies

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene AB37665

Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR, AB - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate

Today my travels took me a couple hours south to an area I have never ventured into before.  South of St. Maries, where Highway 3 forks, I went to the right.  I got lost and never did find my destination.  I think I was close. 

My destination was an off-grid property that a fellow would like me to sell for him.  I got lost and there was no cell reception.  Which means that my GPS also didn't work, but even when it finally did, it couldn't tell me where this property is.  It essentially told me, "You can't get there from here!"  I found myself wishing that I had an old-fashioned map with me.  Those were the days!  And of course, when you are miles and miles out in the boonies, there is no corner store to stop at and ask directions.

The good news is that, although I never found my off-grid property, I did enjoy several hours of a beautiful drive through some of the most scenic countryside to be found anywhere.  This old barn stands along Highway 6 (I think it's a highway, maybe it's a route...) somewhere in the area of Santa Creek.  I noticed the name of the creek because my directions had me going through Santa. I never found the town but I did find the creek!

North Idaho Barn in the Boonies


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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

another beautiful barn! I live so much in the city that there are very few glorious barns to see! you are so lucky to have such surroundings. 

Oct 09, 2011 12:46 AM #1
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Janna, too bad about all that time you lost, but after seeing this incredible picture your day wasn't wasted!

Oct 09, 2011 12:47 AM #2
Kym Wright
Prudential California Realty - Olivenhain, CA

Janna - I like it when we go somewhere for one thing and end up being completely taken away.  What a beautiful picture and trip down memory lane...a map book!

Oct 09, 2011 12:57 AM #3
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

It is amazing that some agents don't offer better directions to their listings including mapping options.  I have listed many exired listings in the past by showing agents one of the reasons their property didn't sell is because people couldn't intentionally drive by to preview it.

Oct 09, 2011 01:12 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

We are in the very hilly country of western Wisconsin this weekend where cell/gps reception is spotty...and finding maps are a good thing.....old fashioned is not a bad thing !

Oct 09, 2011 08:37 AM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Janna, I love my navigation (lexus probably has the best) today I was driving around Lancaster, Palmdale area (ground zero for foreclosures) Diane had her Droid with poor ability to use it as a navigation tool so I know exactly how you feel. It would be nice if Listing Agents would give better directions than "check with Google map"...Now back to my point Great Picture of the barn and vicinity. Glad you had a good time anyway:))

Oct 09, 2011 10:41 PM #6
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