Gird Creek Retreat in Montana Hall, Montana | County: Granite
- 580 Acres
Located in western Montana, Gird Creek Retreat is mid-way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and minutes to the quaint ranching communities of Drummond and Philipsburg, Montana. This 580-acre mountain property is loaded with wildlife and surrounded by Forest Service lands for unlimited recreational pursuits. With a small year-round cabin, guest cabin/bunkhouse and a nice barn including a heated and insulated shop, a new owner may enjoy the property as-is or select a site to construct a dream home while enjoying gorgeous mountain and area views.
Just minutes from the quaint community of Philipsburg, the Gird Creek Retreat serves as an ideal home base to enjoy the surrounding communities and area amenities. The historic town of Philipsburg is often referred to as “One of America’s Prettiest Painted Places” as the downtown area is lined with old buildings carefully preserved and painted to accentuate the beautiful moulding and historic architecture that create those store fronts. People travel far and wide for a visit to Philipsburg located mid-way along the Scenic Route One highway that travels from Drummond to Anaconda. No trip through “P-Burg” is complete without a stop at the famed “Sweet Palace” Candy Store on Main Street where many of the goodies are hand made. In fact last year travelers from 56 countries and all 50 states visited the historic store, which began making candy in 1934!
Philipsburg also features a Historic Opera House Theatre, Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, wintertime outdoor hockey and skating rink, sapphire mining, several ghost towns waiting to be explored and countless area events throughout the year. Plus, area visitors enjoy terrific snow and a variety of terrain at the Discovery Basin Ski Area. Georgetown Lake offers year round recreation including summertime fishing, swimming and boating and wintertime fun including snowmobiling and ice fishing too. Plus visitors travel far and wide to the area for a chance to cast a fly along the banks of Rock Creek the famed blue ribbon fishery. There is truly something to do every season in this region and the Gird Creek Retreat serves as an ideal home base for all the area adventures.
The Gird Creek Retreat features 580 acres of fenced and cross-fenced mountain pastures, which provide habitat for wildlife and seasonal grazing for cattle and/or horses. Gird Creek creates a riparian area and runs through the lower portion of the property. A healthy population of elk and deer call the surrounding national forest lands home and frequent the property.
Mountain meadows climb from the creek bottomlands and provide excellent grazing opportunities while the change in elevation lends itself to spectacular scenery not only on the property but in the distance as well. The headquarters is picturesque, private, secluded and consist of a year-round cabin, additional guest cabin/bunkhouse ideal for guests and a large barn with spacious insulated and heated workshop. All facilities are situated with top-of-the-world views of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the distance and Anaconda Pintler Scenic Route One below. Electricity is provided to the improvements and for convenience and security a backup propane generator system is in place and will turn on automatically in the event of a power outage.
A set of corrals was constructed for convenience near the barn to load and unload cattle or other livestock. Plus, smaller fenced pastures are located close to the barn and include automatic waterers ideal for horses and a good variety of timber for shelter for livestock.
This property is a complete package for the discriminating buyer including breathtaking views, privacy and seclusion, wildlife, proximity to nearby blue ribbon fishing and excellent downhill and cross-country skiing at Discovery Basin a short drive from the property, plus National Forest access right from the property for recreation including hiking, horseback riding, hunting and more! Located in a highly sought after corridor, and close to the charming community of Philipsburg, Montana for shopping, dining, arts and local events.
Broker: Kimberly Lowry