Though the real estate market is what some may consider saturated with spectacular deals, the following two properties (Barney Creek Ranch and Montana Homestead) are truly one of a kind finds, each in their own right. Both properties located in Montana’s Paradise Valley (a short distance from Livingston, MT) have been price adjusted.
Situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Livingston, Montana is surrounded by three stunning mountain ranges: the Crazy, Absaroka and Bangtail ranges. At the foothills of the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness, Livingston is as diverse as it is picturesque. People from all walks of life make Livingston their home. Artists and actors share the wide streets with ranchers, cowboys, and forest rangers.
Whether searching for a quaint mountain town in which to live on a part-time or full-time basis, Livingston might be just what you’re looking for. For more information on area resources, please visit https://tracyraich.com/area_resources.html .
This early historic property sits in the distinctive Pine Creek area of Livingston’s Paradise Valley. Old-timers from the area say this is one of the first homesteads settled and may have been part of the Shorthill Ranch. Mr. Shorthill was an officer from the Civil War who came to Montana in the late 1800’s to settle after being wounded in battle. One of his daughters married an attorney from Livingston, and her wedding present was the land upon which the original house sits. They built the original house sometime between 1890 and 1900, with the living room being expanded in 1910. There are remnants of tepee rings on the property, and it is rumored that Daniel Boone stayed at the property during his late 70’s. In 1971, renowned novelist and screenwriter William Hjortsberg purchased the property and raised his family here until 1980. Hjortsberg wrote many books in the tower of the house, including “Falling Angel,” which was the basis for the film Angel Heart (1987). William Hjortsberg still resides in Livingston, Montana, and has shared many wonderful memories of his time at the Montana Homestead. In the ’90’s the Hjortsberg family sold the property to a woman from Seattle, who then sold to the current owner who exquisitely remodeled the Victorian home in 1998 while maintaining its original architectural detail and elegance. The 14-acre property commands breathtaking mountain views and offers abundant wooded acreage, with the beautiful Pine Creek flowing through. Capturing the essence of this 14-acre estate are the extraordinary main house, a classic three-stall horse barn with hayloft, tack room and corrals, wood-burning sauna (which was originally the coal house), impeccable gardens, and the charming furnished guest cabin located across the creek. Tucked away in the forested Pine Creek area of Paradise Valley, offering mature trees and lush landscapes that provide wind break, this estate is in one of the most desirable regions of Montana. With easy access to the Yellowstone River, National Forest, a multitude of recreational activities, and the vibrant downtown Livingston, this Montana Homestead is a masterpiece of luxury mountain living.
New Price: $1,600,000 –>
BARNEY CREEK RANCH
This stunning ranch is located in the Paradise Valley, just 20 minutes south of Livingston, Montana. This rare property offers an abundance of recreational opportunities encompassing 661+/- deeded acres that extend from the Yellowstone river valley to a forest service border adjacent to thousands of acres of wilderness. Stretching across diverse topography, the Ranch is a mix of meadows, rolling hills, mature aspen stands, coniferous forest, lush creek frontage, and grasslands. Water amenities include over 1000′ feet of Barney Creek and irrigation rights out of Pine Creek providing flood irrigation to approximately 40 acres of pasture, and 40 acres of hay ground. Improvements include a renovated 1917 farm house, a well-maintained 1920’s barn, a small guest house, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, wilderness cabin (moved onto the ranch in the 80’s by American author Thomas Mcguane), and various agricultural outbuildings. Exclusive access to public lands along with the large populations of elk, mule & whitetail deer, birds of prey, wolves, mountain lion, moose and bear provide year around recreational opportunities including private hunting, skiing and hiking. Barney Creek Ranch is surrounded by three mountain ranges with stunning vistas of the Yellowstone River basin and the nearby wilderness area. Celebrated fisheries and Yellowstone National Park are a short distance away. Airport access is convenient for both private and public flights.
New Price: $6,995,000