This spacious, white pine log home is nestled on 90± acres of forest and meadows in the incredible Swan Valley in west central Montana. The property rests within the incomparable Crown of the Continent, the grandest and most intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states. This 4,750± square foot rustic but elegant home sets the standard for construction quality, having been featured in “Log Home Living Magazine.” The home features a large impressive great room with a 35-foot cathedral ceiling, a huge glass prow, and imposing hammer mill truss. Woven deep into Montana’s history, copper adorns spacious kitchen countertops. The kitchen cabinets were forged from the train trestle supports salvaged from the Great Salt Lake. The large flooring planks came from a train depot on eastern Montana’s High-Line. The three stone-faced fireplaces are highly heat efficient with copper sliding doors. The glass-topped breakfast bar reveals a huge natural support base salvaged from a large Douglas fir root system. Ancient larch timbers create an imposing element for the three fireplace mantels, library shelving, staircase and other features. This unique property rests on the edge of the valley situated between the western front of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the highest peaks of the Mission Mountains and wilderness to the west. It is adjacent to forest service land and private property under conservation easements. A fully restored, modernized 1920s log guest cabin with two sleeping rooms provides charm and solitude. A two-car garage has a sizeable two-bedroom apartment above. These three living quarters provide over 6,000 square feet of privacy and comfortable living space including five bedrooms and four baths. A separate 4-bay building provides storage for equipment, tools and a working artists studio. Viewed from the property, the sun rises to reveal the majestic Mission Mountains to the west and sets on Holland Peak at 9,365+ feet in the Swans to the east, providing an unforgettable alpine glow. Solitude, wildlife, unmatched hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and its sheer beauty make this property and the valley a very rare gift. A perfect place to share with family, friends, and associates.
Holland Peak Retreat is located in Missoula County, Montana at the center of the Upper Swan valley. The property is accessed from a county maintained road east of Highway 83 about an hour-and-a-half drive northeast of Missoula, Montana (population over 68,000 people).
Delta, SkyWest, United, and Allegiant Air service the Missoula airport with numerous arrivals and departures each day. Missoula is also serviced by Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, providing both in-state service and additional non-stop service to the West Coast. United Airlines recently began non-stop service between San Francisco and Missoula.
The property is also about 65 miles to Kalispell (population over 20,000 people), where there is a full array of services including excellent medical facilities, world class Big Mountain Ski Resort in Whitefish, as well as Glacier International Airport. This airport is serviced by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta and United.
The Swan Valley is one of Montana’s special and unique jewels. Nestled between two massive mountain ranges, the Swan Range and the Mission Range, this valley is riddled with dense timber and hundreds of lakes. The valley sits at the western edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex and the eastern edge of the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness Area, giving backcountry enthusiasts access to millions of acres of designated wilderness. There are roughly 410,000± acres in the watershed with the Swan River flowing in a northerly direction through the middle of it all, while only 30,000± acres is in private ownership for residential and minimal commercial use.
The town of Seeley Lake, located 30 miles south of the property, is a friendly and vibrant town with deep roots in the timber industry. Missoula is about 80 miles away and is the quintessential “college town”, home to the University of Montana. One will find everything imaginable in the way of services. With over 150 restaurants, numerous theaters, art galleries, outstanding medical facilities, and community programs, Missoula is truly the cultural center of Montana. Snowbowl Ski area, located about 15 minutes north of Missoula, offers great skiing without overbearing crowds.
The property is approached from Smith Creek Road, about 3 miles east of Highway 83, just north of Condon, MT. The entry road, traveling in a southeasterly direction, is lined with a protected, old growth ponderosa pine and larch forest. The property is made up of three legal parcels. The northernmost and southernmost parcels, 30± and 20± acres respectively, are protected by conservation easements, while the middle 40± acres is not. A “Y” intersection is met about halfway into the north parcel. The right fork takes one to the guest cabin originally built in the 1920s and completely restored in 1997. The left fork continues southward into the second parcel.
A lightly used private road forks away to the east here, providing access to a neighboring landowner, while the right fork continues southward to the main home and other improvements which are located in a “compound” setting. The third parcel lies south of this location. Most of the property is timbered, yet there is a large meadow to the west and southwest of the home. Topography is for the most part gentle, allowing for hikes that are not strenuous.
90± deeded acres
This white pine log home includes roughly 4,750± sq. ft. in a well-thought-out floor plan. The structure celebrates the best of log and timber framing with powerful elements of reclaimed wood. The kitchen cabinets were forged from the train trestle supports salvaged from the Great Salt Lake. The large flooring planks came from a train depot on eastern Montana’s “High-Line.” Woven deep into Montana’s history, copper adorns spacious kitchen counter tops. The three stone-faced fireplaces are highly heat efficient with copper sliding doors.
The glass-topped breakfast bar reveals a huge natural support base salvaged from a large Douglas fir root system. Ancient larch timbers create an imposing element for the three fireplace mantels, library shelving, staircase and other features.
Fully restored in 1997, the 1920s log guest cabin provides charm and solitude.
Garage with Living Quarters
This 2½-car garage, constructed of logs to match the main home, has a sizeable two-bedroom apartment above.
Storage building, workshop and artist’s studio
A separate 4-bay building provides storage for equipment, tools and a working artist’s studio.
The owners will be making certain items of personal property available for purchase by buyer outside of the purchase and sale agreement for the real property. This personal property inventory will include a number of furnishings, art and other items.
Summer is mild with temperatures only occasionally reaching into the 90s. Average high temperatures in July and August are just over 80 degrees, with lows dipping into the 40s. Spring is variable with rains providing needed moisture for the native range. Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of year with cold nights (20s and 30s) and cool days in the 50s and 60s. The western larch, quaking aspens and cottonwoods are vibrant with color in September and October. Winter snow depths average 15-20 inches with temperatures falling below zero at times.
Precipitation Zone: 20± inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 120+ inches
Western Montana is a mecca for wildlife and Holland Peak Retreat is no exception. Elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, coyotes, wolves, eagles, osprey and even moose can be seen here.
Outdoor recreation can be enjoyed on the property and in the area on a year- round basis. In summer, activities include golfing at nearby Double Arrow Resort, fishing on the numerous streams, rivers and lakes on the property or in the immediate area, and hiking or horseback riding the ridgelines on both sides of the valley. Winter is a wonderland in the Seeley-Swan with snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding all being popular with residents and visitors. Annually, Montana’s “Race to the Sky”, a grueling 350-mile sled-dog race, is held in the valley.
Annual property taxes are estimated to be $6,294.02.
There are no irrigation or stock water rights associated with the property.
The Montana Land Reliance holds a conservation easement on a little more than half of the property, which is designed to protect the property’s immense open space and habitat values. The balance of the property remains unencumbered. Full documentation of the easement is available upon request.
Holland Peak Retreat is suitable for year-round living or a part-time retreat from a busier life elsewhere. The improvements are impeccably maintained and overflowing with character. Solitude, wildlife, hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and sheer beauty make this property and the valley a great combination for the buyer who wishes to own something that offers plenty of breathing room, yet small enough to easily manage.
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UNDERSTANDING WHOM REAL ESTATE AGENTS REPRESENT
Montana law requires that BUYER’s and SELLER’s be advised about the different types of agency relationships available to them (MCA § 37-51-102 & 37-51-321). A real estate agent is qualified to advise only on real estate matters. As the client or as the customer, please be advised that you have the option of hiring outside professional services on your own behalf (legal and tax counsel, home or building inspectors, accountant, environmental inspectors, range management or agricultural advisors, etc.) at any time during the course of a transaction to obtain additional information to make an informed decision. Each and every agent has obligations to each other party to a transaction no matter whom the agent represents. The various relationships are as follows:
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Dual Agent: does not represent the interests of either the BUYER or SELLER exclusively. This agency relationship is created when an agent is the SELLER's agent (or subagent) and enters into a BUYER-broker agreement with the BUYER. This relationship must receive full informed consent by all parties before a "dual-agency" relationship can exist. The "dual agent" does not work exclusively for the SELLER or the BUYER but works for both parties in securing a conclusion to the transaction. If you want an agent to represent you exclusively, do not sign the "Dual Agency" Disclosure and Consent" form.
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In-House BUYER Agent Designate: is a licensee designated by the broker- owner/manager (of the real estate brokerage) to be the exclusive agent for the BUYER for a specific transaction in which the brokerage has the property listed and the BUYER is working directly through the same brokerage also. This agent may not act on behalf of any other member of the transaction and works for the benefit of the BUYER, but still obligated to the SELLER as any BUYER's agent would be.
Subagent: is an agent of the licensee already acting as an agent for either the SELLER or BUYER. A "SELLER agent" can offer "subagency" to an agent to act on his behalf to show the property and solicit offers from BUYER’s. A "BUYER agent can offer "subagency" to an agent to act on his behalf to locate and secure certain property meeting the BUYER's criteria.
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NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.