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.

Steve McQueen's ranch in Idaho

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.

McQueen's ranch land in Idaho

"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.

Interested? Check out the official listing site here.

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Steve McQueen's rustic Idaho ranch listed for $7.4M
Hollywood's "King of Cool" lived on the 500-acre property in the months before his death in November 1980.