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Find Your Perfect Home with Acreage: For Sale Now

June 25, 2024
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Experience the unmatched beauty of the Rocky Mountain West from the comfort of your own property. Swan Land Company presents three extraordinary properties for sale, each offering a harmonious combination of acreage and exceptional recreational amenities.

Beaverhead Rock Sanctuary

Beaver Head Rock Main Home Ariel View

Impeccably Maintained Small Ranch

Beaverhead Rock Sanctuary embodies tranquil living surrounded by Montana’s breathtaking terrain. With the iconic backdrop of Beaverhead Rock and distant mountain views of the Tobacco Root Mountains to the east, the Pioneer Mountains to the west, and the Ruby Range to the south.

The immaculate maintained grounds are filled with mature trees and border the abundant live water of the Beaverhead River. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom ranch-style home has been impeccably maintained and the 2,427± square-foot is comfortable and elegant. Exceptionally efficient with a geothermal heating system that utilizes warm underground water for the hydronic boiler and heat pump, which can also be utilized to cool the home in the summer.

Beaver Head Rock Main Home View from the River

A large three-car garage offers spacious storage for the house. While a separate oversized detached three-car garage comfortably handles all of the yard equipment, toys, boats, and additional machines the recreation-driven lifestyle of southwest Montana commands.

Beaverhead Rock Greenhouse Beaverhead Rock, River View & Fishing Spot

A rustic square-cut timber guest cabin and matching gazebo sit along the river in the shade of the cottonwood trees. The cabin has a sleeper sofa, bathroom, loft, and a small kitchen space that provides a perfect respite for guests. A nearby greenhouse will please gardening enthusiasts and extend the growing season considerably for starting annual flowers and vegetables.

Beaverhead Rock Livingroom views

Fishing on the Beaverhead River

A quarter mile of the Beaverhead River winds through the property. A top-tier destination for fly fishing enthusiasts renowned for its abundant trout population. With private access from your own property, you can enjoy the serenity of the river without the crowds. 

The fishing season begins in March with impressive hatches of blue wing olives and midges, followed by the renowned Caddis hatch in late April or early May. As summer unfolds, pale morning duns (PMDs), Yellow Sallies, and various species of caddis provide consistent action throughout July.

Three major hatches—PMDs, Yellow Sallies, and Caddis—will continue for most of the summer season. With PMD’s little Yellow Sallies lasting into the first week of September, with larger and larger Caddis becoming more prevalent later in the month. 

Fishing at Beaverhead Rock Riverfront view from Beaverhead Rock

During the first week of August, you’ll see Tricos and big “riffle” craneflies start their descent on area waters often providing the most outrageous dry fly fishing of the year, continuing until the true cold weather settles in November. With a good mixture of both Brown and Rainbow trout in the upper Beaverhead River, anglers can expect to catch several fine trout on almost any day of the fishing season.

If all of that isn’t enough for you, the property is also bordered to the west by Beaverhead Rock State Park and Bureau of Land Management grounds which typically receive very little public use and provide additional recreational and fishing opportunities.

Proximity to Vibrant Communities

Nestled between the vibrant Montana community of Twin Bridges and the university city of Dillon. Twin Bridges, affectionately known as “Twin” by locals, offers all the essential services one may need, including grocery stores, restaurants, banking facilities, bars, and excellent fishing shops. 

Dillon, a larger city with a population of approximately 4,500 people, is home to the University of Montana Western. This university adds a vibrant touch to the city, creating a small university-town atmosphere while maintaining a strong connection to its agricultural roots. Residents of southwestern Montana benefit from the cultural and educational opportunities provided by this cornerstone institution.

For everyday needs, Dillon and Twin Bridges are the go-to locations, while larger shopping trips can be planned for Butte or Bozeman. The region is well-equipped with top-notch medical care facilities, including Bozeman Health, St. James Community Hospital in Butte, Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon, and the new Ruby Valley Medical Center in Sheridan. These facilities offer a wide range of medical services, with a dedicated team of specialists and general practitioners.

Bozeman, in particular, boasts a diverse and active local calendar, featuring music events, symphony performances, theater productions, and a full schedule of NCAA Division I Intercollegiate athletic events at Montana State University. The city’s passionate fan base adds to the lively atmosphere, creating a warm and welcoming environment for sporting events.

Sierra Madre Mountain Retreat

Aerial view of Sierra Madre Main House, Barn & Shop

A Mountain Retreat with Exceptional Public Land Access

Sierra Madre Retreat encapsulates privacy and comfort with sweeping 360-degree views that allow you to see anything but a neighbor! Situated on a 19-acre lot, the property is bordered on three sides by BLM land, providing ample space for outdoor activities. On the remaining border, you’ll find undeveloped private land and the vast expanse of the Medicine Bow National Forest, granting additional access to tens of thousands of acres of pristine public land.

The beautiful 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom log cabin offers expansive views of the Encampment River Valley and sprawling mountain vistas. With 2,200 square feet of living space, radiant floor heating, and an authentic rustic feel, it’s everything you could want in a mountain retreat. Views from the Sierra Madre Fenceline

A full suite of outbuildings allows you to make full use of the exceptional setting. A metal 1,144-square-foot pole barn offers ample space for a shop or toy storage. A rustic barn includes three indoor stalls with runs and an equipment lean-to. The house also features a well-designed kennel for the comfort of family pets.

With its prime location and access to vast public lands, Sierra Madre Mountain Retreat is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility.

Sierra Madre's 360 views

Accessible Adventure and Sought-after Hunting

Sierra Madre Retreat is a gateway to four-season splendor, providing easy access to a bounty of year-round recreational activities.

The area has exceptional wildlife. Deer, elk, and antelope can be routinely seen from the house.  A good spotting scope broadens the view to enjoy wildlife across the rolling hills. On occasion, a black bear or mountain lion passes through the property.  The nearby Encampment River is home to a thriving bighorn sheep herd, while the river boasts excellent moose habitat. 


The abundance of nearby public land provides much sought-after elk hunting on a no-draw, general tag-draw areas for deer, bighorn sheep, and moose. While Moose may be a hard tag to draw, this area is arguably the best moose hunting in Wyoming.

The Snowy Range Mountains, located between Encampment and Saratoga, consistently rank among the top 5 snowmobiling destinations in the West according to SnoWest magazine. With 175 miles of groomed trails, 150 miles of ungroomed trails, and snow depths reaching up to 12 feet, the Snowy Range Trail System offers thrilling riding opportunities for beginners and advanced snowmobilers alike. The snowmobiling season extends from November to May. 

Snowmobiling The deck at Sierra Madre

Similarly, the Sierra Madre Mountains have exceptional backcountry trails and have been rated as one of Wyoming’s top snowmobiling destinations. With 50 miles of groomed trails, 100 miles of ungroomed trails, and snow depths ranging from 2 to 8 feet, the Sierra Madre Mountains season runs from November to April.

With the property near public lands, hiking, camping, snow machining or even hunting can be a spur-of-the-moment choice.  Within minutes, you are in the wild and then home again!

Proximity to Vibrant Communities 

Sierra Madre Mountain Retreat is conveniently located four miles south of Riverside near Encampment, Wyoming. Accessible year-round via Blackhall Mountain Road, a well-maintained gravel county road, the property offers easy transportation to nearby towns and attractions. Encampment and Riverside, two small towns with a combined population of 478, provide essential amenities such as a K-12 school and charming local restaurants like the Bear Trap and The Divide. The towns are nestled between the Snowy Range Scenic Byway and the Battle Mountain Scenic Byway, both offering stunning views and attracting many travelers during the summer months. Encampment hosts the annual Woodchopper’s Jamboree and Rodeo, a lively event showcasing loggers and cowboys’ skills. In contrast, other annual events include the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, Living History Days, and the Sierra Madre Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Saratoga, Wyoming, with a population of 1,623, is a hidden gem known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing on the North Platte River. The town boasts excellent restaurants, shops, and a range of summer activities that make it a desirable community to live in and a popular tourist destination. Saratoga is home to the famous “members only” Old Baldy Club and Saratoga Inn golf courses, as well as the Hobo Pool, a free mineral hot spring that attracts both locals and tourists year-round. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the local Case IH and Polaris dealership, which offers sales and service for ATVs, side-by-sides, and snow machines. Saratoga is also home to Valley Foods, a full grocery store, and a Family Dollar store, providing convenient shopping options for residents and visitors.

For those seeking additional amenities and services, Laramie, home to the University of Wyoming, is a friendly college town located approximately 90 miles east of the property. With a population of around 32,000, Laramie offers modern healthcare facilities, multiple grocery stores, sporting goods stores, banks, agricultural supply stores, hardware and lumber stores, a movie theater, a wide selection of restaurants, and an excellent public school system. Travelers can access Laramie via the Laramie Regional Airport (KLAR), which handles several commercial flights to and from Denver each day. The airport features a well-improved lighted runway, making it a convenient option for those flying into the area.

Stillwater Valley Overlook

Sweeping views from Stillwater Valley Overlook

Commanding Views from a Custom Log Home

Perched atop a natural crest, Stillwater Valley Overlook offers an idyllic retreat with breathtaking views of the Stillwater River Valley and the majestic Beartooth Mountains. This meticulously maintained 3,077± square foot log home is nestled on 20 acres of secluded land featuring open meadows, pine forests, and breathtaking natural rock formations. Every window frames expansive views of the surrounding landscape, while multiple wrap-around decks provide panoramic vistas in every direction. 

Stillwater Valley Overlook with beautiful exteriorwork

The inside of the 2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath home exudes luxury with soaring ceilings, granite countertops, a magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace, radiant floor heating, and spacious, well-designed living areas. Every detail, from the full house stereo system to the spacious master, is designed for comfort. Natural light floods the interior, seamlessly blending the home with its picturesque surroundings. The surrounding lawns and gardens are beautifully professionally landscaped with underground sprinklers and drip irrigation. Two garages provide ample storage, including two full garage bays and an ATV garage bay with a log waiter.

 Stillwater Valley Overlook main room interior

Blue Ribbon Fishing

The Stillwater Valley Overlook provides convenient access to the renowned Stillwater River, a blue-ribbon fishery just minutes away. Originating in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park, the Stillwater River flows northeast, meandering between the Absaroka Range and the Beartooth Mountains. Passing through the Custer National Forest, the river winds its way past Nye and Absarokee before joining the Yellowstone River near Columbus, Montana. The Stillwater River offers exceptional opportunities for wade fishing in the wilderness, as well as floating and fishing below Nye. Anglers can expect to encounter a variety of fish species, including rainbows, browns, whitefish, cutthroat, and brook trout, depending on the section of the river they explore.

Proximity to Vibrant Communities

Stillwater Valley Overlook is located near the charming community of Nye, Montana. Originally settled as a mining town, Nye gets its name from Jack Nye, who discovered copper and gold in the area. Nestled along the Stillwater River, Nye offers abundant access to pristine outdoor recreation areas in the Custer Gallatin and Shoshone national forests, as well as the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The town is a stop along the breathtaking Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, making it a picturesque destination for travelers. Nye is a popular spot for deer, elk, and bighorn sheep hunters, as well as fishermen. Hikers frequent the Stillwater River Trail to Sioux Charley Lake, a year-round hike that traverses a gorge and river canyon to a serene lake, a rarity in the Beartooths.

The Nye Trading Post, known for its slogan “convenience at the end of the road,” is a one-stop shop offering everything from gas and locally tied flies to cheese graters and windshield wiper blades. It’s a hub where locals often share tips about the best fishing spots on the Stillwater River. Just down the road, the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail hosts classical music recitals, large-scale exhibits, and outdoor sculptures, celebrating the interconnectedness of art, music, architecture, and nature. Nye’s rich history and vibrant community make it a unique and inviting place to visit or call home.