SOLD! Rye Creek Ranch
101+/- acres, 2 homes, creek and pond
The Rye Creek Ranch features all that Western Montana has to offer: Live water, outstanding mountain views, wildlife (including elk and deer), easy access to the Bitterroot River and public lands plus a private, end of the road setting. The ranch is in the highly desired locale, just several minutes from Darby in the southern Bitterroot Valley. The ranch is approximately 101 acres (in 4 legal parcels) and has nearly 1/3 mile of Rye Creek. A seasonal irrigation ditch also winds though the ranch. The log home (6,000+/- sq ft) is older but sizable, has multiple covered decks and porches and overlooks a beautiful pond that attracts ducks and geese year-round. The home would be nicely suited for a lodge, B and B or a vacation rental. The views from the home of famed Trapper Peak and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west are absolutely breathtaking. Outbuildings include a huge steel clear-span shop/barn (18,000+/- sq ft) with concrete floor and office space, manager/guest home, horse barn, an equipment shed and other smalller buildings. -Replacement value of the improvements alone would likely exceed the listed price.- The ranch has water rights out of Rye Creek and the East Fork River with the pastures being sprinkler irrigated by wheel lines (new pump and buried mainline in 2016). It is partially fenced and cross-fenced and the current owner has used it mostly for horse pasture. Wildlife is plenty with elk, deer, waterfowl and more. The ranch lies in Montana hunting district 270 which is renowned for elk and deer populations. Multiple river fishing accesses and public land (State and Federal) trailheads/roads are literally only minutes away from the ranch. Outdoor recreation options are nearly limitless. The Rye Creek Ranch is a tremendous opportunity to own a unique property in the heart of a recreational paradise.
Drone footage- https://youtu.be/Pjj4IdEeKqY