An absolute sportsman’s paradise, this unique property near Beaverhead Rock State Park is located along a busy migratory flyway and features nearly a mile of river frontage. The great fishing and hunting opportunities are only the beginning of the story for this beautiful 150-acre ranch, however. The influence of nostalgia and a taste of the Old West are also evident here. The main ranch house was the area’s post office and general store in the early 1900s, and another building that’s still standing was a schoolhouse in the late 1800s.
There is annual hay production, and ample water rights from Beaverhead River and a spring creek. Given the location and the amount of live water frontage, hunting and fishing development opportunities abound. The possibilities seem endless, with agriculture and recreational opportunities as well. This ranch is a true gem as Beaverhead real estate goes.
A Sportsman’s Dream
Beaverhead River is known as one of the most notable blue-ribbon trout fisheries in the lower 48 states. Just under 1 mile of the river runs through the ranch. The property also boasts a natural warm spring creek that flows through just under a half-mile of the ranch.
Hunters should note that the spring creek is a waterfowl magnet in the winter, as the ranch lies along one of Montana’s best waterfowl migratory flyways. Pheasants and upland birds are common to the ranch, as are whitetail deer.
A Ranch Rich in History
This Beaverhead Rock ranch is steeped in Montana history. There was even a stagecoach stop here in the late 1800s. Bannack — now a ghost town — and Virginia City were booming gold camps at the time, and the stagecoach serviced those towns. The ranch also literally lies directly in the shadow of Beaverhead Rock, which was recognized by Sacagawea during the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The general store/post office is now a three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,570-square-foot home. It is the main ranch house, and while it has historic roots, it has since been placed on a new concrete foundation. There are several other ranch buildings on the property:
- A beautiful historical barn
- A 30-foot-by-48-foot implement shed
- Other storage sheds and buildings, including the former schoolhouse
With its recreational opportunities and access to national forests and wilderness, Dillon, Montana real estate is extremely desirable. This property is just 14 miles northeast of the small ranching community, and it offers magnificent views of the surrounding Tobacco Root, Pioneer and Centennial mountain ranges.
Tour This Beaverhead Rock Ranch With Legacy Lands
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Whether you are interested in touring the lush green meadows and river banks of this Beaverhead Rock ranch or another property, we’ll take the time to learn exactly what you want and find a magnificent match. Contact us today to set up a visit to the ranch or to learn more about our ability to match buyers and land in a harmonious relationship.