Gold Ranch Sporting Club
The Gold Ranch Sporting Club is a new, custom hunting and fishing lodge with guest accommodations for up to thirty people. Facilities will include twelve private suites with common lounge areas as well as a bunkroom. The main lodge will feature a great room and dining room with wine cellar overlooking the Lemhi and Centennial mountain ranges. Other guest areas include a library, game room and outdoor covered veranda overlooking the Texas Slough. A locker room with 25 assigned locker cabinets for guest sporting gear and firearms, private showers and steam bath.
The separate buildings will be built in a rustic yet elegant manner evoking the building traditions of the Eastern Idaho region. The main structure will utilize a material palette of wood, stone and metal common to the local building customs. The Fireplaces, Chimneys, Building Base, Patio Terraces and garden walls will be of local stone. The exterior sheathing will be a species of western lumber and the roof will be metal.
The primary spaces in the main lodge will take advantage of the panoramic views out over the Gold Ranch property towards mountain ranges of Idaho and Montana. Interior décor will feature exposed timber beams, and stone fireplaces. Along with the guest areas and rooms of the main lodge will be separate private fishing cottages, and a separate “bunk house”. These separate guest spaces will have additional lounge areas with beverage bars and entertainment centers.
Architecture: John Harrison Jones, Jeff Edwards, Kenton Keeter, Richard Akin
Illustrations: John Harrison Jones, Phil Hamilton