For anyone looking to make their own "great escape," a stunning 500-acre ranch once owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen has hit the market for $7.4 million.
The actor, who passed away at the age of 50 in 1980, purchased the property, dubbed "The Crazy M Ranch," in Hailey, Idaho, after after stopping for a picnic with his third wife, Barbi, in 1979.
“We had a creek running through 480 acres, and planned to build a ranch house and an airplane runway,” Barbara told television talk show host David Letterman.
Sadly, the runway project never happened — but Barbi did build a two-bedroom log cabin following McQueen's death. In 1999, she sold the ranch — with the current owners adding a 1,700 square-foot "entertaining" annex.
For those looking to get away from it all, this property certainly boasts some intense natural privacy.
"The East Fork River flows for a mile and a half, right through the middle of the property," reports the UK Telegraph
. "The mighty Sawtooth National Forest stands on its borders, fringed by meadows and scenic swathes of willow and aspen trees. As for neighbours, there are none. Visit the Crazy M via the USDA Farm Service Agency website, and the aerial image shows not another residence for miles around."
Local wildlife include moose, deer, elk, and a wild rainbow trout fishery.
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