About The Lost Creek Estates Project
Directions to Lost Creek:
Highway 53 to North Idaho Road. Proceed north about ¼ mile to Roanoak Rd. Turn left in to Phase II, or continue North ¼ mile to Winch Rd. and continue ¼ mile — you will be at the entrance of Phase 1 (Abeja Road).
Lost Creek is in the highly regarded Lakeland School district and has a Rathdrum address.
Lost Creek is serviced by the Northern Lakes Fire District.
Water is supplied by the Lost Creek Water Association with wells in the Rathdrum Aquifer. This ensures an endless supply of water. Water is pumped to a 120,000 gallon reservoir and then gravity fed throughout the subdivision, including strategically placed fire hydrants).
Electrical power and natural gas is supplied by Avista.
Telephone is supplied by Frontier.
High speed internet is available.
Lost Creek Estates is a 64 parcel, high end subdivision on 262 acres in the Hidden Valley basin between Rathdrum Mountain and Hauser Lake
Parcel sizes are 1 to 5 acres. The project is sited on a rim overlooking the Rathdrum Prairie with breathtaking southern views of mountains and the Prairie. Some parcels look up the Hidden Valley basin toward Rathdrum Mountain.
The project is being developed in three phases. Phase I has been built and includes 16 parcels. It is defined by a landscaped entrance off Winch Road that includes a waterfall and water feature that flows from one side of the entrance to the other, under the entrance bridge.
There is also an architecturally designed covered bus stop on the west side of the entrance for school children. Each phase will be defined by an individually landscaped entrance. Phases 2 was constructed in the summer of 2014. Phase 3 will come on as market conditions dictate.
The Developers’ Vision of Lost Creek
The Project’s 262 acres is an Idaho gem nestled conveniently between a major metropolitan center: Spokane Washington and one of the West’s most beautiful and popular resort destinations: Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Driving distance is approximately 15 minutes to either city. Major transportation routes, US Highway 90, State Highways 41 and 53 are within minutes of your home.
This property is one of the few untouched, timbered parcels in an area of rapid growth, where much of this type of land has been subdivided into higher density, suburbia type subdivisions. The previous owner was a leading timber company in the area that realized the property’s potential and, even though it was managed as a timber farm, they were excellent stewards of the land. With selective cutting done over many decades they created diverse stands of mature firs and pines, intermingled with pastoral meadows. Lost Creek is a year round stream that flows through the middle of the property providing breathtaking vistas and habitat for Idaho’s famous wildlife and greenery. It also supports a nice population of brook trout.
Our vision was to retain the beauty, allow a limited number of sites for homes and set aside the majority of the property as a nature conservatory for the exclusive enjoyment of the residents. Parcel sizes average just over an acre each and have generous stands of native Idaho evergreens. Many of the home sites have breathtaking views: some to the south overlooking the prairie, distant mountains and city lights at night and others looking up the Hidden Valley Basin toward Rathdrum mountain. We are developing the property in three phases. Each phase has its own separate entrance and the sensation we are trying to create as you drive in is “wow, I have arrived home” and it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you’ve made a great choice to live on this site in North Idaho!
What connects the 3 phases is the 3 1⁄2 mile nature, hiking trail. Some residents will certainly enjoy the feeling of being “one with nature” as they mosey along the path, following gorgeous Lost Creek and then stop on the timber framed bridge to take in the magnificence of the creek as it tumbles toward the bridge, only to pool up a bit before falling and flowing to the south. They may even stop along the creek to enjoy a mid-day picnic on a huge, overhanging boulder, watching and listening to the pleasant sounds of the water rushing by. Others may revel in the anticipation of a daily bicycle or jogging work out along the trail’s 3 1⁄2 miles or may decide to do multiple circuits, training for Coeur d’Alene’s annual Triathalon or the nationally televised Ironman competition; or use the trail system to leisurely stroll and visit neighbors. In the winter, you might want to try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
We think many of you will enjoy the convenient location of being equally close to Spokane with it’s international airport and major shopping areas and Coeur d’Alene with year round recreational activities, whether it involves Lake Coeur d’Alene or one of the many other local lakes or rivers, golf courses or winter activities such as skiing or snowmobiling.
We think you will enjoy our visionThe Developers: Norm Waldo and Chuck Hughes