Willow Creek Ranch, Corvallis
$2,650,000 150 +/- Acres, Creek, Remodeled Home, Barns and Outstanding Views MLS#: 21805141
This ranch offering is truly an outstanding opportunity to own 150+/- premium acres in one of the most beautiful settings in the Bitterroot Valley! The location is ideal, only a few minutes east of Corvallis with almost one half mile of Willow Creek running right though the middle. All of the hard work and effort has been done under the current owners to improve every aspect of this acreage as well as being managed with meticulous care. The ranch is close to all of the outdoor recreation that the valley is famous for: fishing/floating the Bitterroot River, hiking/exploring/hunting on the millions of acres of public lands, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and almost endless other activities. The Stock Farm Club, the local airport (private jet capable) plus the town of Hamilton are also only a few minutes away. Missoula, home to the University of Montana and all major services is about 45 miles north.
In 2007, the owners completely remodeled/updated the two story farmhouse -originally built in 1900- and it is the ideal ranch residence, or a guest house/manager's quarters if you'd prefer to build a custom home in one of several possible spectacular building sites. The home features a river rock wood burning fireplace, rough-sawn floors, stainless appliances, mud/laundry room, on demand hot water, and old-fashioned root cellar. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with a main level master bedroom and bath with tiled shower. The home is nicely accented with quality craftsman style doors and trim. Large Maple, evergreen trees, Lilacs, fruit trees and established landscaping surround the home and provide a private, peaceful setting. The outbuildings (including two large barns, an equipment shed and a shop) lend the ranch authentic western character and are all functional.
The views of the Bitterroot Mountains are staggeringly panoramic and impressive, particularly from the elevated bench on the southeast portion of the ranch. An additional domestic water well has been drilled on this bench as the owners intended to build a home there at one time. The gentle Sapphire Mountains views to the east contrast the westerly rugged Rocky Mountains. Although primarily used for hay production, the ranch would be very well-suited for horses or other livestock. Approximately 90 acres are irrigated with four wheel lines which produce roughly 500 tons of alfalfa/grass hay annually. The rest of the acreage is in non-irrigated grass and the bench portion is native dry land. There is a small spring-fed pond and wetland riparian area in this portion of the ranch. The Bitter Root Irrigation District's canal, "the Big Ditch", runs through the ranch. The acreage is in three, separate deeded parcels. Larger acreages surround the ranch to the west, east and south. Willow Creek Road (a paved county road) borders the ranch on the north. Wildlife frequent the ranch with elk, deer, coyotes, fox, ducks, geese and pheasants all represented throughout the year.
This is probably one of the last chances to own a sizable piece of land in this part of the Bitterroot Valley. It is a true representation of pride in ownership and in as fine a condition as any ranch that we have had the opportunity to represent. Contact us for more information or a showing of this truly high quality property.