River Birch Ranch

One of a kind property ten minutes from Dillon. Architecturally designed low profile, fully furnished, prairie style home & 1200 sf barn/shop. Property has one mile of the Beaverhead River, 5 stocked trout ponds, spring fed stream, and approximately 80 acres of flood irrigated hay meadow. Gravel paths & trails allow access to the river. Wildlife include whitetail deer, mink, Canadian geese, mallard ducks, Chinese pheasants, bald eagles, wild turkeys, and sandhill cranes. Majestic views in all directions.

Property Details

  • Location

    The River Birch Ranch is nestled on 160 +/- acres surrounded by lush meadows and lies on the Beaverhead River. It is conveniently located four miles north of Dillon.

  • Acreage

    River Birch Ranch is comprised of 160+/- acres located adjacent to the Beaverhead River. It has approximately one +/- mile of river frontage. Half of the land is flood irrigated grass hay meadow with the remaining acreage being sub-irrigated with some mature cottonwood trees and willows. A small spring-fed stream runs parallel to the river.

  • Fishing

    The trout fishing on this stretch of the Beaverhead River is excellent to say the least. The lack of public access to drop or pick up boats makes the fishing pressure almost non-existent. With over one mile of river frontage, this stretch abounds with large brown trout and an occasional Rainbow. Gravel paths and fishing trails have been carefully added to the property allowing access to the river at just about any point. Four of the five trout ponds are stocked with Rainbow Trout, with some exceeding 20 inches in length.

  • Hunting & Wildlife

    The property is the home of, and the corridor for, many Whitetail Deer. Neighboring alfalfa fields provide a supplemental source of forage for the deer and the 160 +/-acres provide more than adequate cover. The waterfowl nest and live on the ranch year around. With the river, stream and ponds one can stay busy all day long hunting over decoys or jump shooting as the river bottom provides a natural fly zone for both ducks and geese. Chinese “ring-necked” pheasants are prevalent on the property due in part to the continual stocking of the birds by surrounding neighbors.

  • Improvements

    The home site is located on the west side of the river and has beautiful views of the river corridor and various mountain ranges in the Beaverhead Valley. The 2873 +/- square foot home was built in 2005 and has the classic prairie style. Its low profile, hipped roof, horizontal lines and quiet driveway approach gives it an understated feeling. The concrete floors provide radiant heat and anchor the home giving it an element of refinement. The office has a built in desk and cabinets. In addition to the kitchen’s high-end appliances and cabinetry, it features granite countertops and matching custom dining table. The home is being sold fully furnished and there is a built in stainless steel gas barbeque on the patio adjacent to the kitchen. The home has a screened in sun room that gives excellent views of the colorful sunsets. There is a 1200+/- sq ft barn with concrete flooring, a small workshop and heated dog kennel. This is a perfect barn for storing equipment and vehicles.

  • Mineral Rights

    All mineral rights owned by the seller will transfer to the new buyer. However, no guarantee is made by seller or agents in regard to the ownership of mineral rights

  • Water Rights

    All valid water rights will convey with the purchase of the property.

  • Taxes

    2013 taxes were $5160.35

  • Showings

    Please contact Gary Love, Sales Associate to schedule a showing. This is an exclusive listing with Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate. An associate must be present at all showings. Please call Gary Love, Sales Associate, at (406) 660-0176

  • Price and Terms

    $2,350,000 Cash or New Financing.

  • Broker's Comments

    The River Birch Ranch will be one of the most sought after properties in Southwest Montana. This is the first time the property has been on the market in almost twenty years. This property has everything to offer: beautiful hay meadows, surrounding scenery, stocked trout ponds, river fly fishing and hunting. All this makes the River Birch Ranch the complete recreational property.

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