Little Blackfoot River Ranch , Montana
Property Types: Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
- Detached Garage
Over the river and through the woods to a beautiful Montana cabin we go! In a secluded setting where peace and tranquility fill the air like the sound of the gurgling pristine waters of the Little Blackfoot River mere feet from the porch of this Elliston property. Imagine living here where the sun peaks through the towering trees illuminating the mountain in the backyard. A true outdoor escape that can be called home as well with 2 bedrooms, 1 and 3⁄4 bath, a barn with loft, equipment shed, carport, garage, and an enclosed heated workshop with a work bench. In the early morning mist or while the sun sets lighting the sky on fire in the evening, relax in the hot tub situated in the sunroom with windows and plenty of natural light. You will feel right at home with the wooden trim and accents mimicking the elements found in nature. Certainly, friends and family will be wanting to come visit your mountain paradise, so the guest house comes in handy. With almost a mile of river frontage, you will never run out of adventures or fishing! The property is positioned on 55 acres and entirely fenced in, and if that’s not enough lush forest to roam, it borders 900,000 acres of Helena National Forest Service Land. The atmosphere is great for hiking or an opportune starting point for a horseback ride through the Forest Service Land. A wrap around porch begs to be enjoyed so you can relax while listening to the birds mingle and watching the wildlife come down for a quenching drink. No pictures can do this amazing piece of Montana bliss justice. You will want to see this one for sure!
The beautiful Elliston, Montana sits on US Highway 12 just miles from the Continental Divide. It is 25 miles to the west of Helena and is among mountainous terrain offering a hunting and fishing mecca along the Little Blackfoot River. Outdoor adventures can be found all along the McDonald Pass Area and into the Helena National Forest.
Travel back in time to 1864 when prospectors were anxiously seeking to strike it rich with the discovery of gold. Four such prospectors named the Four Georgians did just that in a gulch off Prickly Pear Creek that they named Last Chance Gulch and birthed the area we know as the state capital of Helena, Montana. That empty gulch quickly grew into a bustling city and the “Queen City of the Rockies” flourished. In 1875, Helena became the state capital and is a culturally rich city that has activities to appease every type of person. Last Chance Gulch has been transformed into Helena’s Main Street and is the foundation of a beautiful outdoor walking mall with unique boutiques and wonderful little coffee shops and restaurants. In addition, Helena has spectacular buildings that display grand architecture of a historical time. Buildings that you will surely not want to miss include the St. Helena Cathedral which is an excellent example of Geometric Gothic Architecture. Another is the Moorish Revival Civic Center that towers over the downtown area. You will want to check out the Queen Anne style Original Governor’s Mansion with its twenty rooms that have all been restored with the elegance that was of that time period. The Montana State Capitol Building is breathtaking with numerous paintings of momentous Montana events. Helena offers much to do ranging from theaters, farmer’s markets, the symphony concerts, the fair, and their popular Alive@Five gatherings. There are art galleries and museums to visit, tons of eclectic shopping, local microbreweries, an epic trail system, and a busy local calendar to always allow for a good time and memory making. If you prefer outdoor activities you can travel few miles to where the Missouri River flows through Holter Lake, Hauser Reservoir, and Canyon Ferry Reservoir. There are opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, and more! With its scenic surrounding mountains and its rich history, Helena has something for everyone!
Things to Do
Little Blackfoot River
This unnoticed stream is great for fishing and for doing so without seeing many other anglers. It originates in the Blackfoot Meadows approximately 15 miles south of the property flowing north and then west after reaching Elliston. It is a wade fisher’s paradise, thick with trout and whitefish. Hat Creek is also a plentiful spring fed stream that flows year-round through the property and eventually drains into the Little Blackfoot River. There are many shady banks for one to fish out nice-sized browns.
The Rimini-Elliston-Basin Snowmobile Loop begins at Moose Creek and provides 161 miles of marked, groomed and non-groomed trails.
Cross Country Skiing
MacDonald Pass Ski Trails are four connected cross-country ski trail loops that are near the Continental Divide.
This area has the ideal habitat offering many different species of wildlife such as bear, moose, elk, deer, bobcat, Bald Eagles, and more. Many wildlife enthusiasts can put in for tags to try their luck at having the opportunity to harvest the beautiful game or just travel around with your spotting scope and watch the wildlife in their natural surroundings.