Pheasant Hunting Retreat, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Where the imposing Rocky Mountain Front meets the sprawling corner of the Great Plains, a unique landscape has evolved. Eastern Montana holds spectacular landscapes within its rugged beauty. The same grand scenes greeted the era’s first homesteaders making eastern Montana rich with history. Among the rolling plains and the brushed draws lies a 5200 square foot home designed a as functional multigenerational home or as a valuable hunting lodge. The custom home is an impressive sight encompassed in the scenic 160 acres. The home is filled with high-end features and designed with convenience and luxury in mind. Built in August of 2014, the sturdy home is made up of all brick with an expansive deck oriented to give you the panoramic view of the vast territory with unending skies. The inviting open floor plan imitates that of the openness and immensity of the outside region. Each floor acts as a complete living space with 2 bedrooms, a full living room, and kitchen. The home is equipped with an interior elevator and is completely handicap accessible. Enjoy the copious amounts of natural light let in by the energy efficient Pella windows with blinds between the glass panes. The cold months will not bother to interrupt your comfort as the basement floor has radiant heating as well as the over-sized two car garage. Worried about hard water? The home has a water softener with reverse osmosis for drinking water. The home consists of all solid maple interior doors and ash wood trim with well-appointed marble kitchen counters and top of the line energy star appliances. The design of the home is as marvelous as the sculptured sandstone and river breaks that are prevalent in the area. The home delivers structures hidden away from the untrained eye such as the safe, shelter-in-place room in the basement secured with a bank vault door. The home is authentic with only the best embellishments, one that truly cannot be fully appreciated until you’ve experienced it yourself. 1548 additional acres of pristine Montana land is available for purchase as well!
Vida, Montana makes its home in Eastern Montana on Highway 13 and 30 miles north of Circle. The present-day location of Vida began as the Presserville community, and around 1951, Ed Schillinger moved his store and the Vida Post Office to the present-day location on Highway 13. The community finally agreed to change the town name to coincide with the name registered under the Post Office. The “new” Vida was completed with the move of the last public building, the Baptist Church. Vida had the second radio station in the state! Its call letters were KGCX and was later moved to Wolf Point and then to Sidney. It is also home to Montana sportscaster Rocky Erickson.
Prime Hunting and Fishing
The property is located in McCone County approximately 1.5 miles from the mighty Missouri River. The distinct features of this region provide deer and upland birds a sanctuary. The brush filled draws conceal big game with ravines for deer and plenty of open space for antelope to roam. Sewn wildlife plots and approved USDA grasses attract the hungry game. There are 2 year-round reservoirs and 2 wet-weather reservoirs on the ranch. These reservoirs on the property provide ideal habitat, bedding, and nesting areas for Pheasant, Sharp-tail Grouse, and Hungarian Partridge. The property also borders BLM and State lands for even more adventuring, sight-seeing, or hunting.
The fishing just a mere 1.5 miles away is second to none. This portion of the Missouri River holds a diverse assemblage of native and non-native fish species. Anglers interested in native species can expect to catch Sauger, Channel Catfish, Shovelnose Sturgeon, Burbot, and Paddlefish. Anglers interested in nonnative species can expect to find Walleye, Northern Pike, and Rainbow Trout. This stretch of river is home to over 50 species of fish. Angling is year-round. The mighty water way carves out canyons and river breaks creating formations that are breathtaking and make fishing a pleasurable experience for all.