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Rugged back country makes up the majority of this vast working Montana mountain ranch. An ELK Hunters Paradise & Outdoor lover's Retreat, located by Avon in the beautiful Garnet Mountains, it is 42 miles west of Helena & Canyon Ferry, 15 miles east of Garrison & Drummond, & roughly 40 miles south of Lincoln.
With over 10,000 acres to play on - this is a true outdoor recreation delight for Big Game Hunters (rifle & bow) with huge ELK herds, Trophy Muley Deer, Black Bear, Wolf & occasional Moose; also for avid horseman (endless mountain trails), nature lovers (watch big game & other Wild-Life, fields of colorful wildflowers, mountains, trails) , fisherman (fly fishing in our stocked reservoir), 'big toy' enthusiasts (4-wheelers in the summer, snow mobiles in the winter, over logging roads in the back country), snow-shoeing & cross country skiers (unbelievable views & endless roads). Also a wonderful place for a sabbatical, family reunion, or group retreat....a peaceful, natural setting for guests 'to get away'.
Enjoy the warmth of the wood fireplace in the Great Room, viewing the Elk trophy mounts on surrounding walls. The poker table corner is sure to delight those who enjoy a good card game, reminiscent of the old Wild West gambling days! Or step across the hall to partake in a game of pool. The large kitchen is great for entertaining large groups, with an attached sunroom & sauna.
This older ranch home offers lots of room to spread out with the Great Room, pool room, kitchen & office all on the main floor, along with the King bed Master Suite with double hide-a-bed & its own shower & bathtub. On the lower level you will find the Queen bed suite with shower & tub; bunkbed room, King bedroom, 5 single twin beds with 2 bathrooms adjoining the bath & shower.
Looking out the dining, sunroom & office windows, down the road is the ranch manager's house, with the corrals, barns & farm buildings of this operation. Cattle may be present in the corrals, depending on the time of year. With Mountain views of Helena National Forest to the west & Garnet Mountains to the east, wildlife is everywhere - an occasional fox or elk may stray cross the backyard hill! Treat yourself to a rugged Montana Wilderness vacation with over 10,000 acres to explore & come in at night to the comforts of our huge ranch house! Our property is great for your back-to-nature retreat, family reunion, nature exploration, big game hunting, bow hunting or fly fishing expedition. Close to mining opportunities by Helena.
Close to Montana cities - Helena (Helena is Montana's capital, mining nearby, restaurants, historical tours), Garrison, (bars & restaurants), Canyon Ferry (boating), Deer Lodge (prison, hot springs, restaurants), Lincoln (hunting, restaurants, bars) - if you feel the need for civilization !
The spacious King Master Suite has built in closets,its own shower, bathtub,the Queen Suite has its own bathtub/shower., the King bedroom has 1 King bed and 1 twin, The boys 'camo' room offers 1 King bed and 2 twin beds. The Red Western room has 2 twin beds with built in desk area., The Girls Bunkbed room has 1 set bunkbeds and one twin bed. ...moreless
Separate toilet/sink room, adjoins shower room w/ bathroom 4...moreless
Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower
Separate toilet/sink room, adjoins shower room w/bathroom 5...moreless
5 total bathrooms,
Main floor- 3/4 bath off kitchen, full bathroom in Master King suite.
Walk-in basement - full bath in Queen suite, there are 2 - 3/4 bathrooms that adjoin shower/tub in center room. ...moreless
ASK ABOUT OUR MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST (additional $10 per person) & MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER (additional $25 per person), served to you & your crew .......Seasonal.......moreless
Cards, board games...... The GREAT OUTDOORS is your playground here!...moreless
The pool room is always a center of activity!...moreless
Located right in the Garnet mountain range, this beautiful ranch setting provides breathtaking views of Montana forests & ranch land. Views of Helena National Forest from the Great room, office & dining area. ...moreless
BIG GAME HUNTING! OUTDOOR RECREATION - 4-WHEELING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HIKING, FISHING, WILDLIFE WATCHING !!...moreless
Cross country skiing out your front door right into the mountain wilderness!...moreless
WEEKLY RATES - Sat. to Sat. (Monthly, other requests, call for exact quote)
Weekly $2500 plus $300 Cleaning Fee,& Refundable damage deposit
HUNTING SEASON - DATES & RATES ask for special permits & specific rates
* HOME-COOKED MONTANA RANCH BREAKFAST - one morning - $10 per person - Inquire!
* HOME-COOKED MOUNTAIN MAN DINNER - one evening - $25 per person - Inquire!
*** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTINGS - # 386509 & # 418826 ***
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We are native Montanans , Joe is a CPA & I am a retired Insurance Agency owner. We have invested in farms & ranches for the past 20 years. Between us we have 8 children, ages 32 to 12.
Why the Owner Chose Helena: Montana outdoors at it's finest!! We want to preserve our Montana heritage for our children.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Hunting is the greatest love of this property for us - and we all enjoy the fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, along with running our cattle ranching operation in this wonderful Montana outdoor setting. This is your Montana Wilderness Adventure destination - over 15,000 acres to explore!!!