Listing # 59-1768

Bordering National Forest
Spring Next to the Building Site
Near Bozeman, Montana

Listing # 59-1768 $194,850

This 20 acre property is the perfect place for that DIY log cabin getaway you've been searching for. It is located in the coveted Elkhorn Mountains, with a level building or camping site and a beautiful spring close to the building site. And plenty of timber to build you’re your own cozy Montana cabin. You can't go wrong with this piece, which has plenty of wildlife, hunting and fishing, history, and recreation nearby. This property has a year-round running spring that could be developed and diverted to bring water straight to the building site. It gives you a self-sufficient water source and makes it a hassle-free way to enjoy the Elkhorn Mountains of Montana. It is primarily timbered with lodgepole pine and Douglas fir trees. There are plenty of trees on the property that can be used for a DIY log cabin and a good amount of usable rock to build a stable foundation. There’s already a leveled building site and a clearing, giving you plenty of space to work with, and it is behind a locked gate, giving you some peace and quiet to enjoy it. The small community of Elkhorn is a mile from the property, and power is ¾ of a mile away, giving you the option of year-round living if you're up for it! Whether you want to bring in your camper, haul in building materials, or build the log cabin of your dreams, this property is perfect for anyone. The property is seated in the coveted Elkhorn Mountains, giving you access to some of Montana's best wildlife and recreation. It's hard to go wrong with plenty of hiking, biking, ATVing, and camping in the area. The Elkhorn Mountains cover over 150,000 acres of National Forest land for you to get out and explore. You’ll be able to listen to bull elk bugling during the rut right from your front door. The area also has excellent hunting for cow and spike elk, mule deer, black bear, and whitetail deer. The Elkhorn bull elk tag is a special draw with a legendary status because of how big the bulls are. You can use your over-the-counter general elk license to hunt spikes, and you can use your general license to hunt cows in certain areas of the hunting district. This property is perfect for a hunting cabin getaway with plenty of wildlife and opportunity out your front door. There is also some great fishing in the area, with options of a relaxing river float or some high mountain lake fishing, which you'll have nearby. The Boulder River is the closest to home and boasts excellent fishing for large brown and rainbow trout, a great spot to throw your line in on your way to or from the town of Boulder. You’ll also have the Jefferson River, with its amazing views towards Whitehall. The Madison River, which has a legendary fishing status due to high numbers of fish and trophy fish potential, is an hour away. If you're looking for easy brook and cutthroat trout fishing, you’ll have some good options nearby. The Tizer Lakes and Hidden Lake are just over the mountain and have roads and trails right to them, giving you an easy spot to take a trip up and over the mountain on your ATV on some excellent fishing on some easy-to-catch fish. Glenwood Lake and Leslie Lake are also in the area, which has some good fishing to go along with a nice hike. So whether you're looking for some excellent river fishing or a hike for some scenic lake fishing, you’ll have options here. For a short trip to town for groceries, gas, and family dining, Boulder, Montana, is about 20 miles away. The town of Whitehall is about 45 miles from the property, offering similar stops. The state capital and city of Helena are about 50 miles away and provide big-box store shopping, fine dining, a college, and an airport to fill your needs. Similarly, Butte is roughly 60 miles away and offers many of the same amenities. Both major towns are on Interstate 15, which gives you the ease of commuting or taking an easy trip to town while enjoying the peace and quiet of being tucked away in the mountains of Montana. The town of Elkhorn has a rich mining history that is preserved by its well-preserved buildings along the town's main street. The Elkhorn silver mine is one of the nation's longest-operating and richest silver mines, from 1875 to 1951, producing 8,902,000 ounces. Once the mine reached 300 feet, it started to produce significantly with up to $30,000 of ore monthly by 1888. The town used to hold as many as 2,500 residents and had buildings such as three hotels, a bowling alley, a barbershop, a candy store, multiple schoolhouses, saloons, and two fraternity halls that still stand today. The mine also produced an estimated 4 million pounds of lead and 8,500 ounces of gold. Today, the town has a few residents but no amenities. It’s a quaint place to experience, and it's incredible to imagine what it was like during its heyday. This property is perfect for a peaceful log cabin getaway or camping retreat. Plenty of activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping are nearby. Don’t let this one get away; if interested, call Scott Joyner at 406-223-6039. Priced at $194,850.

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