Turning Leaf Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Home, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
An enchanting mountain lodge lies on 319.78 acres of combined timber and hay land five minutes from Trout Creek, Montana. Situated in an idyllic setting, views consist of the captivating Cabinet Mountains and snow-dusted pine trees. The lodge is comprised of a shell but has wood, carpet and tile flooring with two furnaces and a wood stove to provide cozy heating. It has never been occupied; thus, all is new and ready for you to be the first to utilize! The views that can be perceived out the large lodge windows are enough to convince that magic exists. The hay ground of approximately 100 acres produces about 100 tons of hay each year. Use it for grazing or sell the hay for profit! There is a hay shed to keep bales dry. The property backs to Forest Service land maximizing privacy and acreage available for adventuring, wildlife viewing, or hunting! As supreme habitat for elk and deer, wildlife frequents the vast, open terrain. The property is free and clear of any covenants and restrictions leaving you with land and beautiful scenery. Water is available through an excellently developed spring and there is an irrigation ditch. In addition, there is a well. A small pond area sets up a perfect space for further development to improve and expand. There are numerous opportunities and possibilities to build upon! Dream up your next venture and all of the wonderful recreational opportunities that accompany it!
Trout Creek, Montana generally brings one thing to mind when mentioned to locals: huckleberries! Officially the Huckleberry Capital of Montana, Trout Creek hosts an annual festival to honor these tasty delights. This picturesque town has much to offer with friendly people ready to host people that travel from all over to take advantage of camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, or wildlife viewing in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. This protected area is untamed and wolverine, deer, elk, moose, grizzly and black bear, mountain goats, and big horn sheep can all be seen in their natural and stunning habitats. Anglers and fisherman travel here to fish the waters of the Cabinet Gorge and Noxon reservoirs that contain Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, and perch. Whatever you crave as an exciting outing, Trout Creek is sure to provide the very best!
The Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork River is one of the longest rivers in Montana meandering more than 280 miles paralleling I-90. There are many access points, and its diverse terrain makes certain that no two trips down its waters are the same. It originates in the Silver Bow Mountains with many tributaries contributing to its reputation as one of the most popular destinations for fly fishing in the United States. The river offers recreation such as floating, rafting, kayaking, river surfing in addition to its epic fishing. The best fishing waters are found between the origin and the confluence with the Flathead River near the Paradise-Plains area. Fish caught in these waters range in size, but some can be from 14-20 inches. Northern Pike can be 40 inches or more! Species thriving here include the Clark Fork native Westslope Cutthroat and world class brown and rainbow trout as well as small mouth bass.
Where the game is as big as the sky, Montana offers hunting like no other state can. This area has a spectacular bighorn sheep population. Whether it is bow or rifle that you are aiming with, big game ranges from moose, mountain goats, and elk to white-tailed and mule deer. There are also wild turkeys, mountain lions, and bears.