When we say, "Handyman Special", well you better know a little bit more about building then just pounding a nail in the wall. As this property was at one point a "going concern" and actually was appraised at $1M years ago.
With the lower 48 real estate crash years back and the out of state owner took some hard hits and lost the property. Many years of vacancy and neglect followed..
But the worst of it and I believe it may have happened during the last moderate earthquake we had, a portion of the main building slid off the foundation and it will take someone with some building skills to repair.
With that said and done, this place could look and be again as the pictures show, which are about 10 years old. Yes, it was a fully operating fishing lodge for about 8 to 10 people, located about 25 miles up the Yentna River from Skwentna. Far away from any crowds but amidst great Salmon fishing, Rainbow fishing or if Hunting is in your blood, it is a great spot for Moose or Bear hunting.
As said the main place needs work but there is also a great guest cabin up on the hill which just needs some TLC, plus another cabin and basically what is there is yours to keep.
It's about a good three hour boat/snowmobile ride from Willow, the Deshka Landing up the scenic Yentna River. Or one could charter a float or ski plane to the location (about an hour flight from Anchorage, Lake Hood).
This truly used to be a show place in its time and for the price the present owner is asking, one could easily bring it back to it's original condition.
The Price is only $249,000.-
And with a $100K down the balance is negotiable.
Just keep in mind, you are totally off the grid and it will not be bank financeable, so the money has to come out of your hard earned savings account or from your favorite rich aunt.
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