17 Aug Hang Your Hat: Beautiful Rural Montana Home For Outdoor Enthusiasts
The gated community of Meriwether Ranch is far from the hustle and bustle of any major city. With its world-class fishing and hunting, this secluded neighborhood is a welcome respite for those seeking a break from city life.
“This is a place where you can experience wildlife on an almost daily basis,” said listing agent Laura Sacchi of Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s not unusual to see a herd of elk, deer, the occasional black bear or grizzly bear, or wild cats.”
In keeping with its wild surroundings, the interiors of this Meriwether Ranch home are adorned with fishing and hunting memorabilia, including a trophy room featuring a large, stuffed bear.
The property, which belongs to a family of outdoor enthusiasts from Colorado, includes an unusual perk: a high-end kennel and dog shower designed for the family’s hunting dogs. “Even the hunting dogs get very luxurious treatment in this home,” Ms. Sacchi said.
The 6,375-square-foot house has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one partial bath. The home also features a modern kitchen and a game room.
While the home sits on one acre—relatively small for homes in rural Montana—Meriwether Ranch gives residents the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Most of the 724-acre community is undeveloped, and access to hunting and fishing is a big draw for potential buyers.
The Big Hole River runs past the home’s backyard, and can be seen from the living areas. The property includes an outdoor fire pit.
The home is one of many on Meriwether Ranch, which is accessible via two suspension bridges that stretch over the Big Hole River.
While the community is located in a rural area, the small college town of Dillon is just a 15-minute drive away. Butte, which has air links to Salt Lake City, is one-hour away.
As Montana becomes more attractive as an alternative to Jackson Hole and Aspen, nearby properties—with their world-class outdoor attractions—have enjoyed increasing popularity.
Agent: Laura Sacchi, Big Sky Sotheby’s International
Location: Dillon, Montana
Price: $1.95 million