North Pole Loop
Ranch House
Suttons Cabin
Sharon, Idaho
Bear Lake, Idaho
National Forests

North Pole Loop

This is a view of the North Pole Loop.  I'm not sure of the origin of the name.  The Loop part is pretty obvious.  The North Pole I would guess might have something to do with a marker pole used by farmers years ago?  If so, I would assume that this happens to be the Northern Pole marker and here's the loop.

If anyone has a good story of the name origins, let me know.  I'll update the information here.  Anyway, the entire subdivision is shown roughly in the yellow border.  Our lot is highlighted green.  It's 1.35 Acres.  It has power thanks to Don, who is the one who subdivided this property into lots.

4/6/07 Update

Don pointed out the origins of the name of the area. If you look closely in the picture on the home page, you'll see a red and white striped pole. That pole drops down to close off the road going through the Cache-Wasatch National Forest when the snow makes it un-passable. That pole is known as the North Pole.
Deductive reasoning would lead me to believe that the pole on the other side of the forest is the South Pole.

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I understand the the lots were originally subdivided for Don's kids.  Some were interested, others weren't.  There were 2 lots for sale at the time of our purchase.  They are both sold now.  There are a total of 10 lots around the outside of the loop, with a 7 acre 'common area' in the center of the loop.  It's available for use by the 10 owners and their guests.

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Of the 10 lots, 3 are developed with cabins.  2 of the 3 are available for rental.  Snowmobiling is going to be the one of the highest interests for rentals.  If you're interested in learning more about staying at the North Pole Loop, you can check out the Bear Lake Ranch House (below)...

and Sutton's Cabin (below):

Both are available for rentals year round.  I believe that they are quite popular to rent especially during the winter because of the incredible snowmobile opportunities accessible directly from the properties.  I admit that this is the main reason for my interest in the property.  After I moved to Utah from California, I was on a snowmobile almost every day, each winter all through my early teens.

In the 7 acre common area, there is a rough volley ball court, fire pit and horse shoe pit.  Capital improvements are always open for discussion among the owners.  I think a rough-hewn, covered pavilion would be really nice out there.

All lots have power via Rocky Mountain Power --formerly Utah Power... The name changed happened in January of 2007 I believe.  Utah Power supplying power to Idaho residents, heh heh. That's probably one of the reasons for the name change ;)

There is no water or sewer.  I have heard that because of an Idaho water rights law, a private well cannot be used to supply water to any other resident.  The cabin with the red roof in the bottom right has such an excellent well that it's actually artesian in the spring.  The well could easily supply enough water for all 10 of the lots in the subdivision.  Instead, every owner will need to spend $12,000+ each to drill their own and install their pump systems.

The well and septic system process will be outlined in the development section.