JUST SOLD – Congratulations to the new owners of this beautiful property in Hamilton Montana!
The Bitterroot Valley Privacy Ranch is located just 10 miles southeast of Hamilton, along Skalkaho Highway. Hamilton is just 45 minutes south of Missoula, Montana, home to the University of Montana and the Missoula International Airport with service to many national connection sites. The Ravalli County Airport is also located in Hamilton and has a 4,200 foot runway. This property is easily accessed and is tucked away among the trees and rushing creek.
The Bitterroot Valley Privacy Ranch contains a total of 199.89 +/- deeded acres which borders National Forest. The Bitterroot Mountain Range is to the west and the Sapphire Mountain Range is just to the east with expansive views of both.
The forest was burnt in the year 2000, but the regrowth of trees and grass is evident and provides excellent Elk Habitat. The new vegetation allows for wildlife to gather in the area to feed.
The main residence of the property has a very private feel within minutes of downtown Hamilton. The home has 3,200 square feet with 3 gas fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, and a very open floor plan. Walk in the front door to a formal dining area and beautiful stair case open to the main floor. The kitchen has granite counter tops, gas stove, and large gathering Island. The home has a large master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet, there is also access to hot tub room and deck. The wrap around deck has a spectacular view of the nearby forest with the sound of Skalkaho Creek rushing past. The deck connects the triple car garage to the home with a covered passage way. Along with the Garage there are an additional two large heated shop buildings with enough room store all the toys you can imagine. In all, this home is in close proximately to all your amenities while feeling secluded in your own forest.
The previous owners built an off the grid hunting cabin, powered with a combination of propane, solar, and generator energy. A nearby well allows for access to water for all of your needs. The log siding building has modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. The cabin has 3 bedrooms and one and half baths, full kitchen and wood stove. The prefect escape from the everyday.
The Valley is home to many exciting outdoor recreation activities including, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Back Riding, Mountain Biking and Boating. Common wildlife in the area are Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Bear, Mountain Lion, and Upland Birds. The Fish Wildlife and Game select tags for hunting in the area. This ranch is above the 160 deeded acres so land owners have preference for Mule Deer Tags for Area 270, a premier area in the western United States to hunt Trophy Mule Deer Bucks’. In 2013 only 45 tags were issued with landowners getting a 50% chance of receiving tags over non landowners. Fishing in the Bitterroot is exceptional for Cutthroat, Brown and Rainbow Trout. Skalkaho Creek originates in the Sapphire Mountains and flows northwest for 25 miles until it joins the Bitterroot River, Skalkaho Creek is the largest tributary to the Bitterroot River. The Bitterroot Valley is filled with outdoor activities for every type of enthusiast!