River View Ranch is an exclusive and meticulously maintained trophy property that offers a remarkable array of recreational opportunities within its manicured grounds. The ranch consists of approximately 1,050 +/- acres of deed land with nearly 2.75 +/- miles of Clark Fork River frontage. Every detail of River View Ranch has been carefully attended to, reflecting the owner’s commitment to excellence and showcasing their attention to detail. Privacy and security are paramount, ensuring a secluded and serene environment that allows residents and guests to fully unwind and enjoy their time.
The property itself consists of a varying landscape with extensive river bottom riparian areas, grassy benches, irrigated fields, private lakes and ponds that transition into timbered foothills and public lands. With adjacent to the Lolo National Forest, the ranch seamlessly connects with the surrounding wilderness. The healthy populations of elk, deer, and other big game animals that inhabit the ranch make it an excellent destination for hunting. With convenient access to some of the finest fly-fishing streams in the country, anglers will appreciate the exceptional trout fishing available on two private lakes or the renowned Clark Fork River bordering the ranch. River View Ranch is not just a place for hunting and fishing, The well-maintained hiking and riding trails that extend from the back door of the ranch are a haven for hiking, horseback riding, and outdoor exploration.
The River View Ranch is currently operated as a multi-award winning luxury hotel but if a new owner wishes to utilize the property as a personal estate, it could easily be done.
THE LODGE - Relax in the elegant, 12,000 sf, lodge, tastefully designed with 8 custom guest suites, each with a private bath and lake front patio with fireplace. The lodge also offers a state of the art chef’s kitchen with commercial grade appliances, a full kitchen prep room, food/beverage storage with dumbwaiter to all levels, a great room with massive stone fireplace and big screen theater, a loft with majestic Big Sky Views, 2 additional bathrooms and, an outdoor lakefront deck with barbecue, commercial heaters and deck mounted umbrellas. The Lodge water system runs off the main well and has a built in backup system. There is forced air heat in the main area of the lodge and wall units in each of the rooms. The owner has installed built in water dispensers in the gym and kitchen.
THE ESTATE HOUSE - This beautiful 3,600 sf, custom Home consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, extensive use of marble and granite, large playroom, executive office with adjoining log cigar/sports den, theater, outdoor covered barbecue area, wine cellar, large fenced garden area and a children’s playground. An underground irrigation system is in place around the entire house and garden area. The master bedroom has a Swarovski Crystal Chandelier and 2 fireplaces. The office has an additional fireplace and wet bar. The den off of the master has a ventilation system for cigars and another fireplace. The heating system is forced air with 2 zones.
THE LAKE HOUSE - Sit back on the sandy beach at the waters edge, enjoying an outdoor barbecue at the 1,100 sf lake house which has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, a hot tub and sauna for therapy. Inside you’ll find a community area to relax, watch movies or play games and there is also an indoor salon with a hair sink and a manicure/pedicure massage chair. The Lake House has a full outdoor kitchen with 3 commercial grade propane heaters installed overhead. There is a large BBQ, 6 cooktops, 2 smokers, full wet bar and tap that is fully set up to entertain even the largest of groups.
THE BARN - This wonderful, 4,500 sf, barn was built with rough sawn lumber and wood finishes. It has a metal roof and concrete floors throughout. There are 8 stalls, a medical storage room, tack room, bathroom, boot room, chicken coop and an outdoor riding arena. The upper level of the barn roughly measures 12’x140’ providing approximately 1,680 sf of storage space. There are large, wooden, roll up garage doors on both ends of the barn.
FOREMAN HOUSE - This home consists of 2,100 sf on one level. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with a 2 car garage. It has forced air heating as well as a wood burning stove as a backup heat source. There are multiple storage buildings on the backside of the home, a separate carport and a deck along the front of the home.
EMPLOYEE HOUSE - The 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has approximately 1,800 sf of living space on one level. Forced air heat and appliances via propane.
The Cottage - This house has approximately 1,400 sf of living space on the main floor and a 400 sf basement. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Heat is provided from a wood stove.
ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT SHOP - The activity shop is 1,500 sf and it measures 30’x50’. It has a metal roof, concrete floor and is wired for extra fridges and freezers. There are two separate rooms and a rollup garage door.
MACHINE SHED - A large machine shed with metal roofing that measures 25’x270’ is adjacent to the shop and near the management homes. It has 18 equipment bays that each measure 15’x25’.
OUTBUILDINGS - There are additional outbuildings that include a 20’x60’ lower hay shed, a 30’x65’ hay shed, a 25’x30’ calving shed with concrete floors, rollup garage door, gated pens and corral system.
There are three, buried, 1000-gallon propane tanks on the property.
RV SITES -Bordering the park area, there are 6 RV sites, each with their own power & water and concrete pads.
SITE PLANNING - The ranch is made up of numerous parcels. Extensive site planning with recorded boundary line adjustments create investment value and flexibility for a new owner. CC&R'S have been drafted but are not implemented and a map is available upon request.
HEMP PRODUCTION - Currently the ranch is producing approximately 2000 hemp plants per year.
FENCED GARDEN - Farm to table produce comes from a fully fenced 4-acre garden.
PERSONAL PROPERTY - Negotiable but not included in the sale.
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