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DESCRIPTIONPhillips Realty | (406)538-5271 Montana Properties For Sale
Creekside Ranch Lewistown, Montana
One of a kind Outdoorsmens Paradise 17 miles northwest of Lewistown
435 +/- acres with a Stunning 5,200 square foot Hand Crafted Home 640 acres of adjacent state ground |Both sides of Warm Spring Creek
Food plots plus Three Ponds have created a variety of Wildlife Whitetail & Mule Deer, Elk, Pheasants, Sharptail, Huns and Ducks
Fishing includes Trout and Small Mouth Bass in your backyard The ranch is irrigated with multiple water rights used in crop production food plots
LOCATION: The Creekside Ranch is located just 17 miles northwest of Lewistown in the Warm Spring Creek Valley. This unique location truly makes this a one of kind property. The ranch lies between the beautifully wooded North and South Moc-casin Mountains. Lewistown is the geographical center of Montana which gives it the best of all Montana has to offer with its rolling foothills and wooded moun-tains brushy coulees and pristine spring creeks.
RANCH SIZE: The Creekside Ranch contains two parcels that total 435 +/- deeded acres. The Creek parcel has 235 +/- acres and the Foothills parcel has 200 +/- acres with an additional 640 acres of state land adjacent to the property. The ranch has expan-sive views of the surrounding mountain ranges and lots of access to Warm Spring Creek. There is a lot of opportunity to hunt, fish and hike while enjoy this beau-tifully unique and un-crowded place.
The ranch homestead overlooks the Warm Spring Creek Valley. The house and outbuildings are situated in a private setting with incredible views of all the wild-life this ranch has to offer. The meandering creek runs throughout the property. There are 3 ponds on the property with giant Rainbows and Small Mouth Bass. Whether you are a technical fly fisherman or just taking your kids out to enjoy a day outdoors youre sure to appreciate the uniqueness of this place. Additionally, there are 640 acres of state ground adjacent to the foothills parcel with over 2 miles of Warm Spring Creek to explore. Being nestled next to the South Moccasin Mountains amongst the Ponderosa Pines thats mixed with brushy coulees and heavy cover provides for wildlife habit that is second to none. There is a healthy population of Elk in the Moccasins along with abundant White Tail and Mule deer. Upland birds thrive on the grain and berries adjacent to spring creek.
THE RESIDENCE: While the Wildlife is unbelievable the house is almost as amazing. The Home-stead and out barns include a cabin, currently being used for a workout room which can also double as a guest house. A large heated shop used to house all the toys needed to enjoy the great outdoors at hand. The main house itself is 5200 square feet built of hand crafted log and tastefully placed rustic hardwoods, weathered metals and stone much of which is recycled from Montana homesteads from long ago. The main floor has a spacious layout enhanced with vaulted ceil-ings and a stone fireplace that opens up into the kitchen which was designed to suit the needs of the owners highly skilled cooking abilities. Double ovens, warm-ing drawer and gas range are skillfully built around the granite island with bar stools positioned to take advantage of the chief s food preparation. The spacious master bedroom features a large soaking tub and stone fireplace while continuing to take advantage of the spectacular views. The master bath in-cludes a large 5 showerhead shower with his and hers sinks. The master bed-room then flows into a large walk in closet, mud room and doggie shower. Facing solar south is a beautiful sunroom which overlooks the roof top garden which provides fresh herbs and vegetables to the kitchen in the summer months. There is a large covered rustic wood wrap around deck allowing one to enjoy both shade and sunshine year around. The home features state of the art radiant in floor heat and air-conditioning. A state of the art music system is built into every room including the outside living areas. There is a wonderful stone fire place in the living room, gas fire place in the master bedroom and a large outdoor fire pit on the deck overlooking the creek. The windows of the home have been meticulously placed to take advantage of the views of Warm Spring Creek, South Moccasins and fishing ponds. But who wants to be indoors when you can take advantage of the great outdoor living space. This is what the owners had in mind when they designed and built the resi-dence. There is over 1,900 square feet of outdoor living space. A patio overlook-ing the creek with an outdoor kitchen next to the stone fire pit makes for the per-fect place to have dinner and enjoy the long Montana sunsets. The best part of the patio, according to the owners, is the outside, in ground hot tub which over-looks the valley and creek below.
The lower level of the residence walks out to another spacious patio overlooking the fishing dock of one of the ponds. The down stairs was designed to feel like another home within a home. With ten foot ceilings throughout and 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and family room that boasts a bar and breakfast nook, TV/game room and man cave. There is a large attached double garage with rooftop garden above. The garage is equipped with radiant efficient in floor heat. There is even a dumb waiter that takes the groceries directly from the garage to the main floor!
OUTBUILDINGS: Next to the residence is a 477 square foot rustic cabin presently used as an exer-cise room which can double as a guest house. A top the hill is a 3,720 square foot heated shop/barn equipped with two drive through overhead doors, concrete floor with built in drains. This building is used for storage of ranch equipment as well as boats and other vehicles. Both buildings maintain a rustic feel that coordi-nates with the Creekside residence.
ABOUT THE LEWISTOWN AREA: Lewistown lies within the county of Fergus with a population of only 6,500 resi-dences. The low population and admix of large ranches makes for a wildlife mecca. Lewistown is the geographical center of Montana and is surrounded by five mountain ranges. Located to the north is the Missouri River and Fort Peck recreation area noted for all types of hunting and fishing recreation. Lewistown is 130 miles from Billings and the Ranch is less than 100 miles from Great Falls, both have service from major airlines. The local airport has a 100 x 6100 foot run-way recently resurfaced for private aircraft of all sizes. Lewistown has been in many national magazines and journals as one of the best places in America to live, hunt, and fish. The beauty and quality of life in this area is unsurpassed.
ABOUT CENTRAL MONTANA: Central Montana has a wide variety of outdoor activities. Lewistown boast Big Spring Creek the Missouri River and Judith Rivers. Crystal Lake, Ackley Lake, Pe-trolia Lake, and the world renowned Fort Peck Reservoir is nearby in addition to Warm Spring Creek. Central Montana is home to good folks who farm and ranch as only Montanans can. Besides the water sources there are five area mountain ranges that provide a variety of hunting and other forms of recreation. Central Montana has some of the highest quality agricultural land with reliable production of hay, small grains, and cattle.
WARM SPRING CREEK: Warm Spring Creek is considered one of the nations largest natural springs with almost 50,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute that bubbles up from the earths at a perfect 68 degrees. The source of the spring resides only 7 miles up-stream from the ranch. This beautiful and pristine stream with its constant flows and temperatures make it a unique fishery for both trout and smallmouth bass as well as a variety of other cold and warm water species. Fishing, swimming and tubing are part of the summer heritage of the ranch. The riparian area surround-ing this stream is home to an abundance of wildlife including White Tail and Mule deer, Elk, Pheasants, Sharp-Tail grouse and Hungarian partridge and even the cas-ual moose has been sited more than once. Because Warm Spring Creek never freezes Waterfowl including Mallards and Canadian geese flock to this refuge on cold winter days. The wildlife is truly amazing! From Eagles to song birds and everything in between this property has so much beauty and grace; it is truly wonderful and unique.
HABITAT & WILDLIFE: The Warm Spring Creek valley is uniquely known for its premier upland bird hunting. The heavy cover of the creek bottoms along with years of management has created a one of a kind property. The property has multiple water rights used to irrigate grain and alfalfa fields which allow excellent food and nesting cover for birds, deer and so much other wildlife. Miles of shelterbelts and trees traverse alongside of the natural vegetation of Serviceberry, Choke Cherry, and Buck Brush. Simply put the wildlife populations are off the charts!
CREEK PARCEL: This part of the ranch includes 235 +/- acres and is located along Warm Spring Creek with convenient highway frontage. The buildings are one half a mile away in a private setting overlooking the Creek. The Creek meanders through this par-cel for one half mile allowing for fly fishing just out the door. Also, there are two ponds stocked with Kamloop Rainbows and Small Mouth Bass provide good fishing especially for the kids. The ranch has irrigated lands used for food plots and crop production. There are hand lines and side roll systems. There are 130 acres of tillable lands most of which are irrigated.
FOOTHILLS PARCEL: This part of the ranch includes 200 +/- acres located on