“Magical” is truly the word that best describes this unique property in my mind. As the former location of The Mountain School, a private, Waldorf Methods school, this 1.47 acres nestled in the cottonwoods, on the north edge of Bellevue, ID is near and dear to my heart! My introduction to this idyllic little farm by the river occurred in the cozy, light-filled living room of the main home nearly 10 years ago. Here, myself and my two young daughters along with 5 other Mom’s and children, sang songs, played finger games, baked bread and made tea for our snack with the head of the soon- to- be school, Kate Woods. Afterwards, a tour around the manicured garden beds, the brand new school building with its solar powered radiant heat floors and etheric Lazure painted walls, and to top it all off, a visit to the corrals to pet baby goats & chickens and a most beautiful heifer …..I was hooked! How could there be a more nurturing and wholesome beginning to a child’s education?
This property thus, became a cornerstone in our family’s life for the next 7 years! With my youngest child attending Kindergarten – 4th grade, and my oldest able to enjoy 2nd & 3rd grades at the school, it was a place of learning through movement, art and music, of daily walks down the cottonwood-lined path to the Big Wood River – year round, of caring for animals, living sustainably, learning to compost, plant, tend and harvest, and of theatrical productions staged on the large, outdoor porch of the main home. Of May Fair dancing on the front lawn, with children all in white as they wove the rainbow of colored ribbons into designs around the pole, of friendships & potlucks and enchanted adventures.
It’s time for a new beginning for this magical, unique property and I'm thrilled to have our Sun Valley Real Estate team of Jones, Bates & Grover representing this special place with endless possibilities. These memories and experiences have helped to shape my family and will be a part of us, along with so many other Mountain School Families, for years to come!
If you would like to learn how your family could create their own magical memories on this sustainable, small farm, at 100 Mustang Lane, please give our team a call!
by Svea Grover