SOURCE: J. P. King Auction Company

J. P. King Auction Company

September 29, 2014 12:01 ET

J.P. King Auction Company Takes Tice Ranch to Auction

Ranch Boasts Beauty, Privacy, and First Class Amenities in Methow Valley

TWISP, WA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2014) - J.P. King Auction Company announces Tice Ranch will be auctioned Thursday, October 16, at 1:00 p.m. (PT). Resting on more than 300 acres and minutes away from Twisp and Winthrop just outside Okanogan National Forest, the handsome destination will host the auction in the Main Lodge, Tice Ranch.

In the main lodge, belly up to the bar in the Western Saloon or saunter over to the 1876 London, England Pub that holds a storied past. Connected to the main lodge by a spacious patio to view the expansive mountain ranges, is a smaller log house. The lodge and log house share a 50-foot, stone-lined swimming pool and heart shaped Jacuzzi. The property, which is being auctioned fully furnished, includes the main lodge, two well-appointed guest homes, a caretaker's residence, barns and outbuildings including equipment.

The 15-bedroom, 20 bath lodge may be used as a family estate or as venue for corporate functions, large events and vacation retreats, year round. With snow in the winter and mild summer weather, it is beautiful any time of year and offers phenomenal views of the stars.

"This has been a wonderful place for both our family and our corporate retreats. I know that whoever gets Tice Ranch will enjoy it into the future," said Diane Tice.

Tice Ranch was purchased by Lou and Diane Tice, founders of Pacific Institute, and has hosted guests such as Reba McIntire, Mexico's President Vincente Fox, as well as executives from Fortune 500 companies and professional and college sports teams. Lou Tice passed away in April 2012.

A working ranch, Tice Ranch includes organic fruit orchards. The farmhouse from the original homestead days has been updated and refurbished. A stocked catch and release pond awaits anglers. A hundred acres is dedicated to hay production with the irrigation equipment included. A half mile of river frontage on Beaver Creek runs through the property, perfect for recreational endeavors and includes the transfer of water rights from the current owner.

A horse stable is adjacent to green pastures and lovely riding trails. "It is horse heaven here," said Diane Tice.

Methow Valley is the premier recreation area in the State of Washington. The diversity of recreational opportunities include cross-country and helicopter skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and horseback riding. Tice Ranch delivers a stunning landscape, an unparalleled natural beauty, and all the amenities of a first class hotel.

J.P. King Auction Company, in cooperation with Realogics-Sotheby's International Realty, is conducting the auction. Property tours are available by appointment beginning October 10, 2014, by contacting the Auction Information Center at 800-558-5464. Also, for additional information on Tice Ranch, visit the J.P. King website at www.jpking.com.

J.P. King Auction Company specializes in premier, luxury properties including high-end homes, estates and ranches. Founded in 1915, J.P. King Auction Company is the oldest real estate auction company in the United States and is a nationwide marketing company on the leading edge of the auction industry having developed many of the methods and techniques that are now commonplace within the industry. Today, J.P. King Auction Company maintains its position as the industry leader by combining its unparalleled experience with a high level of integrity and professionalism. www.jpking.com

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