The majestic Bitterroot mountains are the backdrop for this ''gentleman's ranch'', which backs up to the National forest of over 3.5 million acres, an elegant log home on an acreage that provides plenty of room for privacy and recreation without the responsibilities of a working ranch. The 3-plus bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is the centerpiece of the property, constructed of high-quality and hand peeled uniform logs with high, open-beam ceilings. As soon as you come through the wide double-door entryway on the main level, you'll be drawn to the sunny great room. Floor-to-ceiling windows there provide a view of the gently rolling lawn, dotted with pines, fresh water pond and shrubs.
Opposite the windows, at the heart of the house, is the massive river-rock fireplace. River rock also accents the kitchen, which is open to the welcoming dining area with its own spectacular views. The kitchen includes a pantry, stainless steel appliances, a double oven, fine cabinetry, and a central island with a gas range. The study/office has its own river-rock fireplace, as does the master bedroom. The master bath has fine cabinets with two sinks, a jetted tub and a tiled, walk-in shower. There is also a large laundry/mud room with plenty of cabinets. Climb the open-tread stairway, made of halved-logs, to the upper level that provides access to the spacious guest bedrooms and the trophy room, with its river-rock trimmed wet bar. The lower level, which includes its own entrance has a sewing/crafts room, a play room and workshop with cabinetry and workbench. Throughout this home, polished wood floors and luxurious carpeting impart warmth and comfort. The three-car garage provides plenty of room for vehicles and tools, with cupboards. Outside, a unique wraparound deck incorporates several large pines into its structure and includes an extra wide, covered area for dining offering panoramic views of the Bitterroot Valley and snow-capped mountains. The ranch is home to abundant wildlife. Watch for deer and smaller animals to wander through, and even the occasional black bear or moose and you won't have to go far to hunt elk, with the large resident elk herd. Included on this property is two private ponds and a barn. For more information or to schedule your private showing, contact Dawn Maddux at 406-550-4131 or your real estate professional.