- Unique location, wild and secluded yet 20 minutes from the city
- Wildlife is abundant and diverse
- Exquisite Tuscan-style home with fine craftsmanship
- Equestrian facility
- Large workshop
- Two-bedroom guest quarters
- Hobby-oriented cabin
- Ponds with a self-sustaining populations of trout
- Productive hay meadows with gravity-fed irrigation
Location, location. This secluded Montana ranch is adjacent to one of the largest wilderness areas in United States. Yet it is located only 20 minutes from the booming city of Missoula, a university town of over 70,000. You can fish any of five blue-ribbon streams, hunt, see a show, or dine out and be back home in your totally private sanctuary for bedtime.
Wildlife is abundant and diverse including turkey, whitetail and mule deer, elk, bear, and virtually every other critter found in Rocky Mountain ecosystems. No doubt this is because the third largest wilderness area outside Alaska is just three miles west and directly accessible from the ranch by ATV or horseback. The combination of the Selway-Bitterroot and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness areas comprise a five million acre wild area. One of the largest elk herds in the United States calls the wilderness home and it also contains a healthy population of bighorn sheep.
Two creek-fed ponds with self-sustaining populations of cutthroat are ideal for teaching youngster to fish.
Improvements include an 8,850+ square foot Tuscan-style home built in 2011, equestrian facilities, guest facilities, equipment maintenance sheds, a large workshop, and a rustic cabin.
There are options for agricultural operations. Today, 120 acres are irrigated with sprinklers including a pivot, all of which are gravity fed. Currently the ranch produces and sells hay but cattle have also been raised here.
One Horse Creek Ranch is not a fixer-upper. The buildings have all of the latest conveniences and the fields and forests are meticulously maintained. The current ranch manager is willing to stay with the ranch, which makes for a trouble-free transition to a new owner. He is fully capable of running the ranch with minimal supervision. You can turn the key and enjoy!
Get To Know Missoula Ranches for Sale in Missoula, Montana
Rated by Outside Magazine as one of the “25 Best Small Towns in America,” Missoula is a vibrant university town located in Montana’s stunning Bitterroot Valley. Known as Montana’s “Banana Belt” for its slightly warmer temperatures, the Bitterroot Valley is home to some of Montana’s best recreational activities. River, small stream, and lake fishing are all within a short cast. The abundance of public land allows for great hiking, biking, hunting, and skiing adventures with potential for new exploration. Lost Trail Ski area is an exceptional family ski area at the south end of the Bitterroot. For the golfer, there are 10 private and public courses from Hamilton down to Missoula.
Missoulians are known for taking pride in the arts, music and all that makes their city and area special. The Missoula County Airport is a commercial airline facility and is currently served by Alaska, Delta, United, and Allegiant Airlines. Hamilton and Missoula offer excellent services, including sport and fly shops, shopping, premier restaurants, medical and emergency health services.