High Country Irrigation & Landscaping Businesses And Custom Home, Montana
Property Types: Home, Recreational, Commercial

$1,995,000 / 11 Acres / Available
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Madison County
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ATV/Off Road
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3 Greenhouses2 shedsCommercial buildings
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Underground irrigation system
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  • Detached Garage

Property Description

The history of Alder, Montana entails prospectors setting out to strike it rich with the discovery of gold in Alder Gulch. Imagine the feeling of panning for the valuable gems and deposits and catching the glint of something that is sure to be extremely valuable. This awesome available Alder property emulates a gold mine! It encompasses a luxurious and rustic home, lucrative and profitable businesses, and views that can stop you in your tracks!

The Home

This striking Alder home certainly demands a second glance with its impressive size and alluring details. The massive front windows gape at a range of snow-covered mountains depicting a secluded cabin feel. The well-thought out construction of the home includes detail that embrace nature-inspired textures and simple and earthy colors. For example, the siding is comprised of corrugated tin and fir logs. The home is newer being built in 2013 with 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and comes with a generous 4700 square feet of living space. The bedrooms are carpeted while the main floor shows off the tight grain patterns of circular sawn Douglas Fir. If you think your feet might get cold, think again! There are heated floors everywhere! Pace yourself for the many astonishing features of this home! The home is accented with wood throughout giving the feel of a luxurious lodge with a cozy wood stove to further spread the notion of comfort through the aromatic nostalgia. An old wooden barrel has been transformed into a sink for the bathroom displaying the organic warmth. The rugged, natural beauty can be seen with every glance particularly in the wet bar off of the kitchen revealing more tin on the cabinet doors. The kitchen in itself is quite a masterpiece full of top of the line, stainless steel appliances, non-porous Corian countertops, and soft shut cabinets; it is a baker or chef’s happy place. A central vac adds convenience and other added embellishments include surround sound that is wired throughout the house and a hot tub. For the mechanic or DIY enthusiast, there is a huge 2500 square garage to support any hobby or toys for recreating complete with a storage loft. The shop also contains additional living quarters. Enjoy your spectacular view from the large front porch and the immaculate landscaped yard including an underground irrigation system. What could possibly be better than such a beautiful home? How about the fact that it comes with 11 acres of property and profitable businesses?

The Businesses

High Country Irrigation & Landscaping serves the Alder area and the entire surrounding valley. This well- established and accomplished business has earned its clientele by consistently allowing their hard work and design speak for itself. In 2018, The Montana Nursery and Landscaping Association awarded High Country 2nd place for “Best of Montana Landscapes in residentials.” They specialize in commercial and residential landscaping as well as underground irrigation systems and lawn care. What’s more, the property possesses a garden center providing the landscaping business as well as regional customers with flowers, plants, and trees. They also feature seminars and classes for plant care and neat ideas like fairy gardens. There is a flower shop with the nursery, 3 greenhouses, 2 storage sheds, and a coffee shop that cooks up famous freshly made French fries and pumpkin donuts! The store front provides gardening supplies, fertilizer, and festive signs and decor for the home. The irrigation and landscaping business keep employees busy in the summer months that lead into the fall months when the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air and a chill in the air calls for an extra layer of clothing. This is the time of year when the annual Pumpkin Patch is opened up! Visitors from the region and all over the state pour in to find their way through the straw maze or watch their little ones take a train ride pulled by a tractor. A bouncy house, corn pit, and 24’ slide produce smiles and laughs as many make the experience an annual tradition to pick out pumpkins and décor from the garden store. Not only are these businesses lucrative but they complement each season and offer so many other opportunities to expand and grow. Clearly, the community serves this business with loyal customers making such an investment an astute decision. Work the businesses alongside your employees or sit back and watch them flourish. This gem has everything you need to walk into a confirmed cost- effective and rewarding business. Do not let the chance pass to come look at this amazing property!

Local Area

Alder, Montana is part of Madison County and has a rich historical background stemming from the discovery of gold in Alder Gulch. Its name was taken from Alder Creek, the site of the second major gold discovery in Montana. While escaping Indians and returning from Bannack where gold was discovered, Bill Fairweather and Henry Edgar hit the great Alder Gulch gold strike on the evening of May 26, 1863. Gold seekers and the people that followed, flocked to the area forming the stretch of mining towns in this area. The area in Alder Gulch held the richest placer gold deposits in Montana. According to research done in the 1920s, over one hundred million dollars’ worth of gold had been removed from the gulch. At prices of present day, that would mean that over two and a half billion dollars’ worth of gold has been yielded! This area is additionally rich in scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities as a result of bordering seven mountain ranges: the Tobacco Root Range, the Highland Mountains, the McCartney Mountain, the Pioneers, the Ruby Range, the Gravellies, and the Snowcrest Range.

Things to Do

Lewis and Clark Caverns

Visit the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park for a guided tour of amazing limestone caves to display the unique geology.

Virginia and Nevada City

Take a scenic drive and explore Virginia and Nevada City. These historic semi-ghost towns started as gold camps along Alder Creek and most historic buildings have been restored making it a popular destination to travel back in time.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a two-hour drive away where you can catch a glimpse of the rarely seen grizzly and wolf at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Visit geysers and the historic Old Faithful for sights that you will never forget. Get a taste of the wild, see where the wildlife roam, and enjoy all the amenities of a national park!

Red Rock Mine & Garnet Gallery

Experience the same thrill of prospecting and screen for garnets, corundum, and rubies! Use your gems for jewelry.

Robber’s Roast

Five miles north of Alder is Robber’s Roast, an old stage stop. It is open to the public and features an antique store and museum.

Upper Canyon Outfitters

Visit this family owned ranch and experience miles of world-class scenery, horseback riding adventures, exceptional fly-fishing, native wildlife, hiking, and history and homestead tours.

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Enjoy the outdoors and mountain bike at several surrounding areas with popular trails and at all levels of experience. Fish in blue ribbon trout streams, lakes and rivers or local hotspots such as Madison and Beaverhead Rivers, Spring Creek, or the Ruby Reservoir and River. Try your hand at gold panning. There are awesome hikes nearby. And don’t forget to take advantage of the winter sports of cross-country skiing and snowmobiling!

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Corder and Associates, LLC

1312 Front Street
Fort Benton, MT 59442
United States
(406) 622-3224