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Privacy, views, and mountain luxury
Stillwater County

Stillwater Valley Overlook

  • Nye, Montana

  • 20 Deeded

  • $1,595,000

Privately sited on a promontory with commanding views of the Stillwater River Valley and the Beartooth Mountains sits the magnificent property that is the Stillwater Valley Overlook.

This meticulously cared-for log home, designed by Expedition Log Homes, sits on 20 secluded acres, and encompasses everything a Montana property should be. Expansive views of the landscape fill every window while multiple decks provide mountain views in all directions. The interior is luxuriously appointed with soaring ceilings, granite countertops, a magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace, radiant floor heat, and spacious and comfortable living in every room. Natural light fills the home that is flawlessly positioned to blend in with the natural surroundings. The private 20 acres consist of open meadows, pine forests, and natural rock formations. Privacy, views, and mountain luxury – this exemplifies all that is the Stillwater Valley Overlook.


  • 20± Deeded Acres
  • 3,077± Square Foot Expedition Log Homes, “Hybrid” Log Construction
  • Built in 2005
  • 2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Thermador Cooktop, Microwave/Warming Drawer/Range Tower, French Door Refrigerator/Freezer, and separate Pantry/Laundry Area
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Rock Fireplace with Wood Stove Insert
  • Open Great Room with Vaulted Tongue & Groove Knotty Pine Ceilings
  • Spacious Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath – His & Hers Sinks, Walk-in Shower, Jetted Tub, Walk-in Closet
  • Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bath
  • Light-filled Den, Loft with Balcony & Deck, Walk-out Basement
  • Wrap-around Deck
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Full-House Stereo System & Alarm System
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze Bath Fixtures
  • Professionally Landscaped Yard & Gardens with Underground Sprinklers and Drip Irrigation
  • 2 Full Garage Bays & 1 ATV Garage Bay with Log Waiter
  • Abundant Wildlife – mule deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain lion, hawks, eagles & songbirds
  • Privacy, Expansive Views and Seclusion in a Spectacular Mountain Setting


Stillwater Valley Overlook is located just outside of Nye, Montana via the Stillwater River Road.

From Columbus, take Montana Highway 78 through Absarokee. Turn right onto Nye Road towards Fishtail, MT. Continue through Fishtail to Nye. Turn right at Nye onto the Stillwater River Road and bear right at the junction with Limestone Road and continue on the Stillwater River Road approximately 1.3 miles to Stanley Coulee Way. Turn left onto Stanley Coulee Way and continue straight to the first cattle guard. The property address is 35A Stanley Coulee Way. Continue across the cattle guard, past the small cabin on your left. At the barn, turn left and continue up the hill to the house. (The property is a total of 2.9 miles from the junction of Nye Road and Stillwater River Road.)

The Retreat is approximately an hour-and-a-half to two-hour drive from two commercial airports — Billings and Bozeman, both of which offer good private FBOs. The Billings Logan International Airport provides a variety of commercial carriers as well as national and limited international service through Allegiant, Alaska, Delta, Cape Air, and United to several major cities including Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Minneapolis as well as others. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is approximately two hours from the Ranch providing additional opportunities for airline access through Delta, United, Alaska, Allegiant, America, Frontier, and Jet Blue.


The property is ideally located overlooking the Stillwater River Valley. Access to the blue-ribbon fishery of the Stillwater River is just minutes from the property. The headwaters of the Stillwater River are in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. It flows northeast between the Absaroka Range to the west and the Beartooth Mountains to the east, through Custer National Forest, past Nye and Absarokee. It joins the Yellowstone River near Columbus, Montana. The Stillwater offers wade fishing opportunities in the wilderness and also floating and fishing opportunities below Nye. Rainbows, browns, and whitefish are common in the lower sections while cutthroat, rainbows and brook trout can be found in the upper reaches.

Southwest Montana is a recreational paradise and the Nye area is no exception. Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, wildlife viewing, hunting, backcountry skiing, and enjoyment of the alpine landscape are almost limitless.

For a nearby cultural experience, Tippet Rise Art Center is only 20 minutes from the property. This art and music center brings world-class musicians and concerts to rural Montana.

Downhill ski enthusiasts will enjoy Red Lodge Ski Area just one hour away from the property. The town of Red Lodge also boasts fine dining, art galleries, services, and access to the Beartooth Highway as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park.

The area around the Stillwater Valley Overlook hosts an exceptional variety of wildlife. It is common to find elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, black bear, grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lion, lynx, marmots, eagles, blue grouse, turkey, and sandhill cranes in the area. Wildlife abounds in the area since overall development is sparse. In the fall, elk can be heard bugling in the nearby forest.

The property sits at an elevation ranging from approximately 5,040 to 5,360 feet above sea level.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Nye, Montana. The July high is around 83°F with an average July low around 48°F. The January high averages are 41°F with an average low of 20°F. The average annual rainfall is 18 inches with the majority in June, and snowfall of approximately 81 inches. The Nye area gets precipitation, of some kind, on average 86 days per year.

Real estate taxes for the property for 2022 were approximately $2,586.

Electricity is provided by Beartooth Electric, and propane is provided by Farmer’s Union in Columbus. Landline phones and internet are provided by Nemont. Cell service is available with Verizon Wireless. Satellite television is available through various carriers.

The seller hereby makes known that there may be variations between the deeded property lines and the location of the existing fence boundary lines on the property. The seller makes no warranties regarding the location of the fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the seller make any warranties or representations regarding specific acreage within the fenced property lines.

The seller is selling the property in its “as is-where is” condition which includes the location of the fences as they now exist. Boundaries shown on any accompanying maps are approximate. The maps are not to scale and are for visual aid only. The accuracy of the maps and information portrayed thereon is not guaranteed nor warranted.

The seller will convey with the property 100% of whatever mineral, oil, gas, geo-thermal, hydrocarbon, solar, wind, and gravel rights it owns, subject to reservations by previous owners. The seller makes no representation as to the quantity or quality of any mineral or other subsurface rights appurtenant to the property.


Stillwater Valley Overlook, as previously described herein, is offered at US $1,595,000.00 Cash or Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Seller. The conditions of sale are as follows:

  1. All offers to purchase, or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by earnest money made payable to the escrow account of Stillwater Abstract & Title, Columbus, MT.
  2. Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with Stillwater Abstract & Title, Columbus, MT which will then place the funds with a local bank at nominal rates of interest accruing to the benefit of the Buyer until Closing, should the appropriate transaction be completed.
  3. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Listing Agent the financial capability to purchase the Property prior to scheduling a personal tour of the Property.
  4. The Sellers will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a limited warranty deed.
  5. All the appurtenant water rights controlled by the property will be transferred to the Buyer at Closing.
    The Sellers will convey to the buyer all mineral rights they own, subject to reservations by previous owners.
  6. Buyers’ Brokers are welcome and invited to contact Stephen Leibinger with Swan Land Company for additional information and to set up a private Property tour.

The Sellers reserve the right to effect a tax-deferred exchange for other real property in accordance with provisions in Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Buyer will not be required to incur any additional expenses nor to step into the chain of title on any property which the Seller may acquire.

This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change, or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Sellers.  Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, crop yields, potential profits, hunting districts and regulations, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Sellers or Swan Land Company.  Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction.


A 48-hour notice is requested to make proper arrangements for an inspection of Stillwater Valley Overlook.

Swan Land Company has been authorized by the Seller to act as their Exclusive Real Estate Broker on the sale of Stillwater Valley Overlook.  Since 2002, we have focused on the brokerage of significant ranches, farms, and recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

This Offering is based on information believed to be correct; however, it is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, and change or withdrawal without notice.  Information contained herein has been provided by the Sellers or obtained from other sources deemed reliable.  The Agent does not, however, guarantee accuracy and recommends that any Prospective Buyer conduct an independent investigation.

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Stephen Leibinger
With deep family roots in Montana’s ranching history, I inherited a natural affinity for the state’s exceptional lifestyle and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. After graduating with honors from the University of Wyoming, I pursued my love of fly-fishing and ultimately settled in Bozeman where I founded a successful fly-fishing guiding and outfitting business. My extensive ...
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