Ask Megan Pirtz
Come home to this fantastic farmstead just south of Savage, MT! This 70.089-acre safe haven is complete with a home, plenty of water, outbuildings, and much more. The year-round flowing creek provides an incredible scene while irrigating the lawn and hydrating livestock and wildlife. Nourish livestock from the ten acres of irrigated ground and the 50 acres of dry ground that remains lush due to the natural sub-irrigation from the creek and spring on the property. Enjoy relaxing in the six-person hot tub just off the front porch while watching the wildlife wander by. The comfortable 3,027 square foot home has been updated and comes with all appliances. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. The basement is ready to be finished as the new owner desires. The basement was utilized for canning; thus, a nearly complete kitchen in the basement exists and could be used as an extra rental space. Open your imagination and use the plumbing for a wet bar! The property has several outbuildings providing ample storage for machinery, vehicles, toys, and tools. Five-grain bins allow for 14,500 bushels of storage that have been rented out for extra income. All improvements have been meticulously maintained. The 70 acres offer excellent bird and deer hunting opportunities. Just down the county road, there is space for three RVs with hookups for guests or to rent out! Also, there is a hookup located in front of the home. The possibility to acquire additional income is abundant with the pasture that is used for grazing and the leased grain bins for storage. There is much to see with this remarkable ranch! Local Area Situated on the Yellowstone River, Savage is a wonderful community for outdoor aficionados. The peaceful rural atmosphere was established by the shipping industry in the early 1900s that brought in farmers and ranchers. Presently, the area is made up of local grain farmers and river-bottom beet growers. Near the North Dakota border on MT Highway 16, Savage is just 2 miles from Elk Island Wildlife Management Area. This area provides opportunities for hunting and wildlife viewing. Makoshika State Park is also nearby and is the largest state park in Montana. Makoshika State Park covers more than 11,000 acres. Beautiful ancient rock formations and crystal-clear lakes are just part of what visitors can view in this park. Enjoy agate hunting, asparagus and berry picking, bird watching, trapping, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing in the area around Savage. Things to Do Makoshika State Park Montana's largest state park features badland formations and fossil remains of dinosaurs! There is a newly remodeled visitor center that has Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils on display. Enjoy the scenic drives, hiking trails, camping sites, and picnicking areas. The Yellowstone River and Premiere Blue-Ribbon Fishing This constant, unwavering river flows throughout the Yellowstone River corridor just as it has for centuries: in its natural state. It has not been dammed nor tamed and is the longest, free-flowing river as such in the lower 48 states. It meanders through a variety of scenery and various topographies from steep canyon walls to lazily flowing through farm country. Its fresh, clean waters provide fishing, floating, swimming, and rafting. The nutrient-rich areas surrounding the river are a paradise for wildlife making hunting especially good as well. Enjoy viewing wildlife such as bald eagles, elk, white-tailed deer, and black bears. Certainly, you will want to take advantage of the world-class fishing known internationally as the best. These premier trout waters produce an abundance of big trout and native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. In the upper half of the river, species found are cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, large whitefish, and brown trout. In the lower half or warmer waters, species found are large walleye, catfish, and sturgeon. The beauty of fishing the Yellowstone River is its length and ample space. Anglers are not crowded with others and have the length of the river to spread out. The beautiful landscape encompassing the banks enhances the whole experience. Dry fly fishing is excellent as well as sub-surface fishing with nymphs and streamers. The section from Big Timber to Billings, where this property is located, is the least heavily used. In this portion of the river, waders and anglers likely are alone and can take delight in the Absaroka Mountains on the skyline to the south.