Valuable Valier Ranchette, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Where the magnificent Rocky Mountain Front greets the sprawling prairie, this Valier ranchette offers the multifaceted Montana adventurous life. Remarkable landforms and wild landscapes set the background for this 9-acre property. The gorgeous home sits amidst tranquil farm fields enclosed with a shelter belt of mature shielding trees. The peaceful paradise invites you to gaze upon it from the wrap around porch overlooking the acreage. Gleaming sun rays spill into the home from the large windows. The home boasts 3 master suites and 4 full bathrooms with custom finishes that display comfort and convenience. Hardwood floors encompass the 4,444 square feet along with some ceramic tile. New skylight windows allow natural light contributing to the openness while antique wood doors with glass windows bring character to the custom-built home. There is a butler panty with a sink, a Viking range for gourmet meals, and Redwood decking for the essence of nature. The attached garage has 4 stalls and is heated by a separate propane heater. Underground sprinklers keep the lawn luscious. Lake Frances is only 7 miles from the property; grab your kayak every night for a quiet float and fish for dinner! Glacier National Park is an hour’s drive to the east entrance. Its proximity to the recreational destinations makes it a fantastic option for an Air BnB. Make it your vacation home and collect profits from renting it out the rest of the time! Whatever your vision, see it clearly in the fresh Montana air in Valier, Montana!
When the Montana Western Railroad Company brought the railroad through Valier, Montana, Peter Valier from LaCrosse, Wisconsin supervised the project. The town was thus named after Peter. This small farming community of Valier is located 14 miles west of I-15 in north central Montana, an area known as the Golden Triangle. As part of Garfield County, Valier lies along Lake Frances that offers year-round recreation. The lake was at one time three small lakes before the dam was built and Lake Frances was created.
This beautiful lake in Pondera County has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and is a mountain fed lake. Lake Frances offers year-round recreation including fishing for Perch, Pike, and Walleye, camping, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, and wind surfing. In the winter ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and tubing on the ice are popular. Snowmobile ice drags are popular as an annual sport. There is a pavilion that was built by the Valier firemen that serves as a wonderful space for dances, wedding receptions, and reunions. A landing strip lies adjacent to the lake for easy access from flying in visitors. Fifty campsites allow for memorable campouts. There are two boat ramps. Hike or bike the trails and enjoy the scenic views of the Rocky Mountain Front. Bird watchers will delight in the shorebirds and waterbirds to watch. There is additionally a Great Blue Heron rookery on the nearby island.
Rocky Mountain Front
This portion of Montana has a greater diversity of fish and wildlife than any other state in the US. With protection from the altering contours of the land and ample food from the surrounding farm fields, wildlife and birds alike flourish making this area a coveted destination during the hunting and fishing seasons. The area provides year-long habitat for mule and white-tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and antelope. In addition, other furbearers such as beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, weasel, badger, coyote, lynx, bobcat, and mountain lion can all be found within a 100-mile radius. White-tail and mule deer maintain a healthy population here as it is a wintering destination for the species. Mule deer are often open-country deer offering those with farm ground or acres such as these a treasure trove of delicious tasting, large, beautiful bucks. Mule deer are not as shy as whitetails and are content with little cover or sparse brush. They have the distinctive large ears that stick out like a big V against a hillside. However, these big bucks, ones with a 30 inch inside antler spread, are quite challenging to track down. They prefer the rugged areas such as badlands and breaks. Glorious long walks through fields and up and down draws can reward you with a big mule deer buck. The open country can also provide the added challenge of bagging the swift antelope. These speed goats are all over the countryside, so the challenge is waiting for your acceptance. The property is in hunting district 406 and FWP Region 4. The drainages and foothills provide cover, coulees, and water for superb mule and white-tailed deer hunting. The area offers some of the most prime bow hunting for white-tailed hunting in the entire state. There are also plenty of pheasants, Hungarian Partridge, Rough Grouse, Blue Grouse, and Spruce Grouse. Bird watchers can revel in seeing Calliope, Rufus Hummingbird, Bluebird, Cassin Finch, Red Crossbill, Ferrungus Hawks, Pine Grosbeak and Western Tanager.
Glacier National Park
The coveted area nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent” for obvious reasons offers gems and views of gold in the state of Montana. With over 700 miles of trails through pristine forests, alpine meadows sprinkled with bright lovely wildflowers, rugged and tenacious mountains, and spectacular sparkling lakes. Visit the historic chalets and lodges for a walk back in time or backpack, cycle, hike, or camp. While taking in the astounding sights of the glacier carved peaks and valleys, set your binoculars on a diverse range of wildlife of big horn sheep, mountain goats, deer, elk, ptarmigan, and both black and grizzly bear. This highway to heaven is a tough one to ever forget.