MLS # 30026565
2584 MT Hwy 284, Townsend, MT 59644

MLS 30026565 $1,890,000

WELCOME TO ELK MEADOWS RANCH! This is truly a once in a lifetime ranch with an FAA and military licensed airstrip. The title is Elk Meadows FAA Designator 8MT4. The 2376+- square foot custom Montana home is beautifully handcrafted with architectural timber coverings, large timber beams, vaulted ceilings and windows showcasing 360 views of the Elkhorn Mountain Range, Confederate Gulch, the Big Belts & Canyon Ferry Reservoir. Imagine getting cozy while enjoying a fire in the majestic fireplace, or while soaking in the master suite's jacuzzi tub. In these unsettling times, this could be classified as an elaborate secure family compound. The unique 60.92+- acres has an extensive security system, with full independent solar "doomsday" contingency power. Hunting & fishing is very close by. The National Forest nearly borders the property of the east boundary, with many roads & trails to explore. There is extensive wildlife on & around the property, including deer, antelope, elk, moose, fox, mountain goats, & many other species. A fox family makes its home on Elk Meadows yearly. The planned architectural design matches that of an old Montana ranch homestead. This great compound was designed & constructed by the owner of a very large commercial/industrial construction company for his own home. The property may be classified rural remote. However, approximately the city of Bozeman is an hour & a half drive, with Helena being only fifty minutes. This provides the best of both worlds... rural tranquility, with city conveniences & medical care reasonably close by. MECHANICAL & STRUCTURAL - The primary residence is 2,376 Sq feet, with a 936 sq foot basement. The home is 2X6 framed throughout, with another 2 1/2-inch structural layer of architectural timber covering, making for 8 1/2-inch-thick walls. The residence has overhanging porches on 3 sides with architectural steel reinforced stamped concrete decks. Insulation consists of a combination of fire-resistant foam & fiberglass batt insulation that keeps the home very comfortable through all seasons. Heating is forced air propane with an added large wood stove that will independently keep the residence warm during Montana's cold winters. The custom fireplace adds a backup heat source along with a gas heating stove. There is a fully lit & foam insulated 4-foot crawl space with controlled ventilations. - The large 7,000+- sq ft shop is complete with separate living quarters. This shop is steel framed with heavy gage architectural steel, two colored siding & roofing. The engineered foundation is heavy weight bearing 4-foot stem walls with all building concrete slab floors being 5 to 6 inch thick with steel reinforcement. The living quarters insulation is a combination of fire-resistant foam & cellulose in walls & roof areas. All exposed electrical wiring & controls are encased in steel conduit & guarded control boxes matching commercial & industrial codes. The shop has industrial lighting & an overhead trolley crane. Truly too many features to list. - The residence has dual independent, completely separate, engineered electrical power systems. Full solar & grid tied. With a complete grid failure, the property owner can keep going for years utilizing the battery powered solar system. - All structures follow commercial & industrial building codes for very low maintenance & long-term sustainability. - The 1000 sq ft shop living quarters are very comfortable with many amenities complete with a full office. Included are a bathroom complete with a shower, washer/dryer, toilet, sink & water heater. The apartment/office has its own septic system & propane tank. A convenient kitchen area has all the needed hook ups for a stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. Internet covers the entire office & shop area. A cozy bedroom provides a quiet get away. The heating is provided by a propane forced air furnace. - The tack room, located within the shop, is approximately 14'X8', fully insulated with multiple inside features. The exterior's western decor is themed to match the property. - The chicken coop is perfect to keep up egg production. This is a separate very attractive extension to the large shop consisting of a feed room & "living quarters." It has multiple electric lighting & receptacles to handle all tasks. A visit will show its unique design features. - The 20'X20'X20' structural steel framed hay barn is completed with two colored architectural steel siding. Fully lit & wired in conduit to match commercial/industrial codes. The foundation is fully steel reinforced concrete on 4' stem walls while the floor is gravel. - There are 3 high producing wells on the property for domestic use. 1 well is not currently being used. All deep buried water supply lines are connected in tandem using two of the wells. 1 is grid powered while the other is solar powered. In the event of a long-term electrical grid failure, the solar picks up all water demands for all the buildings & property. The recently constructed solar powered water well system is encased underground in a large insulated concrete bunker. this is ventilated & fully lit, along with electrical outlets. ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES - The massive gate entranceway sends a message as to what to expect inside the compound. It resembles an old time Montana large wooden timber ranch entrance. It is, however, constructed of large tubular structural steel to eliminate any maintenance. The entrance is crowned by the sculptured metal Elk head with large antlers to accent coming into Elk Meadows Ranch. - The concrete decks on the home's covered porches are very attractive steel reinforced stamped architectural concrete. The huge deck off the kitchen & dining area is steel reinforced exposed aggregate concrete for no maintenance as well as eye appeal. An attractive steel guard rail provides safety. Views from the back deck afford a close view of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, with the Big Belt Mountain closely bordering to the east & the Elkhorns to the west. - The grid tied timber framed water Well House has the looks of an old-time western outhouse, complete with a cowboy looking out the window. - The architectural features of the backup Solar Well House include an android robot standing guard over the installation. - Nearly all floors in the main residence are tile with many cuts & designs, affording a low maintenance country lifestyle. - All windows in the residence are premium Anderson. Interior doors are solid wood. Exterior doors are fiberglass or steel. An Anderson slider gives access to the beautiful deck area. The home was designed to give magnificent window views in all directions. - The floors in the large shop living quarters are squared of died concrete, resembling a custom tile floor. The interior door is solid while the outside entrance door is steel. BEYOND THE LIVING AREA - The property is newly fenced & cross fenced over 80% of its area, with a solar powered electric top wired fence. A well-constructed access road is inside the property boundary on two sides providing a good path for maintenance, biking, walking & generally enjoying being on this unique property. - There is nearly fifty acres in native pasture that provides abundant grazing for horses & livestock until winter comes to Montana. - Outside the main residence is a antique buckboard wagon that denotes the rich ranching history of the area. - Near the shop is a 100-yard rifle & pistol range that is in an excavated thirty-foot-deep pit for safety. - The Elk Meadows FAA & military licensed airstrip is in great shape with plenty of clearance. FAA designator 8MT4. The title is ELK MEADOWS. - Adjacent to the shop area is a beautiful custom welded 8' steel corral enclosure for horses or livestock. - The 200'X100' riding arena includes decorative entrances. The 6' tall arena enclosure has steel welded pipe top rails with cables below to prevent any injuries to livestock & persons. - There is a unique garden area with a green house, compost area & 4 elevated planting areas that provide for a sustainable healthy food supply. - Yard hydrants are located throughout the property for irrigation water. - The trees & lawn include a mixture of many mature beautiful trees & shrubs, including blue spruce, mountain ash, poplar, apple trees, berry bushes, hollyhocks & long hedges of lilac bushes.


Joyner Realty LLC.
Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 558-4767


Architectural Style: Ranch
Basement: Partial
Bathrooms Full: 2
Bathrooms Half: 0
Bathrooms Three Quarter: 0
Bathrooms Total: 2
Bedrooms Total: 2
Below Grade Finished Area: 0
Building Name: Elk Meadows Ranch
Carport Spaces: 10
Exterior Features: Courtyard, Garden, Storage, Propane Tank Leased
Fireplaces Total: 1
Foundation Details: Poured
Garage Spaces: 1
Heating: Forced Air, Propane, Wood Stove
Interior Features: Fireplace, Main Level Primary, Vaulted Ceilings, Wiredfor Data, Walk In Closets, Additional Living Quarters
Living Area: 2376
Living Area Source: Public Records
Other Structures: Arena, Barns, Corrals, Poultry Coop, Sheds, Well House, Workshop
Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Garage, Garage Door Opener
Patio And Porch Features: Covered, Patio, Porch
Year Built: 1999
Year Built Source: Public Records

Features / Amenities

Appliances: Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator
Other Equipment: List Available

Property Features

Fencing: Barbed Wire, Electric, Perimeter, Wood, Wire
Horse Amenities: Arena, Tack Room
Lot Features: Agricultural, Front Yard, Landscaped, Level, Meadow, Orchards, Pasture, Secluded, See Remarks, Views
Lot Size Acres: 60.92
Lot Size Source: Public Records
Lot Size Square Feet: 2653675.2
Road Frontage Type: Highway
Road Surface Type: Asphalt
View: Lake, Meadow, Mountains, Valley


Sewer: Private Sewer, Septic Tank
Utilities: Electricity Connected, High Speed Internet Available, Propane, Phone Available
Water Source: Private, Well


Directions: Please put into the Maps App. If it doesn't work put in 2584 Lower Confederate.

Legal and Taxes

Parcel Number: 43179217402010000
Tax Annual Amount: 4420
Tax Legal Description: S17, T09 N, R02 E, C.O.S. COS 2-214, ACRES 60.92, TRACT B-2, IN N2SE4
Tax Year: 2023


Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
Property Type: Residential

© 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: Jenni Fellenz, Most Wanted Real Estate, 555 Fuller, Ste. 2, Helena, MT, 59601

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