MLS # 30021481
1276 Bootlegger Trail, Shelby, MT 59474

MLS 30021481 $675,000

Nestled just over 2.5 miles south of Lake Elwell/Tiber Dam lies a rural expanse spanning 80 acres. This enchanting property boasts a diverse array of outbuildings, including a shop, greenhouse, garage, airplane hangar, barn with corrals and a loading ramp, and a spacious 3,040-square-foot residence. The homestead is meticulously adorned with raised flower beds, hedges, and trees, painting a vibrant picture beneath the expansive Big Sky. Grassy pastures host contented cattle while the surroundings abound with fertile farm fields. A generously sized seasonal pond shares its waters with local wildlife and grazing cattle. The property's front porch, shaded by trees, provides a serene retreat occasionally serenaded by songbirds. The farmhouse exudes a blend of spacious comfort and rustic charm. Conveniently located, it is equidistant from Chester, Shelby, and Conrad, each offering a grocery store, dining, and amenities. Amid the wheat fields and the rolling plains is the small community of Chester, Montana. This north-central town lies halfway between Havre and Shelby on Highway 2, with the picturesque Sweet Grass Hills as a backdrop. In 1910, the town was incorporated after being named for the first telegraph operator’s hometown in Pennsylvania. The small, close-knit community mostly comprises farmers and ranchers, as the area is a fertile part of the Golden Triangle. Learn more about the homesteaders at the Liberty County Museum and Liberty Village Arts Center & Gallery. Shelby, MT, is in north-central Montana and is the county seat for Toole County. Just 30 miles south of the Canadian border and 80 miles east of the infamous Glacier National Park, it lies at the intersection of Interstate I-15, giving quick access to the north and south destinations, and Highway 2, giving quick access to east and west destinations. The Burlington Northern/Santa Fe tracks pass through and link Chicago to Seattle. What once was a cattle town is now home to agriculture and oil. Life in Shelby is full of recreation and memory-making. Be sure to visit the Carousel Rest Area, which features a restored 1936 merry-go-round. Swing some clubs at the Marias Valley Golf and Country Club while taking in views of the Marias River.


Canyon Properties LLC
Cascade, Montana 59421


Architectural Style: Multi Level, Other, Tri Level
Basement: Full
Bathrooms Full: 1
Bathrooms Half: 0
Bathrooms Three Quarter: 2
Bathrooms Total: 3
Bedrooms Total: 3
Construction Materials: Masonite
Cooling: Central Air
Garage Spaces: 4
Heating: Baseboard, Electric, Wood Stove
Interior Features: Main Level Primary, Walk In Closets
Levels: Two
Living Area: 3024
Living Area Source: Owner
Other Structures: Barns, Greenhouse, Poultry Coop, Workshop
Parking Features: Additional Parking, Garage, Garage Door Opener
Property Condition: See Remarks
Structure Type: House
Year Built: 1983
Year Built Source: Public Records

Features / Amenities

Appliances: Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Other Equipment: List Available
Security Features: Smoke Detectors

Property Features

Fencing: Perimeter
Lot Features: Agricultural, Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Landscaped, Secluded, See Remarks
Lot Size Acres: 80
Lot Size Source: Public Records
Lot Size Square Feet: 3484800
Road Frontage Type: County Road, Unimproved
Road Surface Type: Gravel, Unimproved
Water Body Name: Lake Elwell/Tiber Dam


Irrigation Source: Other
Sewer: Private Sewer, Septic Tank
Water Source: Community Coop


Directions: DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS From Hwy 223, head West on Hwy 366 for 19 miles. I-15 North of Conrad, to Ledger turnoff, east of highway, exit 345. Drive 29 miles. Pavement ends and curves North at next intersection onto Bootlegger Trail about 1/4 mile.

Legal and Taxes

Parcel Number: 21410403401010000
Tax Annual Amount: 2547.98
Tax Legal Description: S03, T29 N, R03 E, ACRES 80, E2SE4
Tax Year: 2023
Zoning: Agricultural
Zoning Description: Non-Qual Ag


Property Sub Type: Ranch
Property Type: Farm

© 2024 Montana Regional MLS. Information is provided exclusively for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Listed By: Kaitlyn Lyders, Corder and Associates LLC, 1312 Front Street, Fort Benton, MT, 59442

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