120± ACRES

The East Rosebud Retreat provides a true Montana experience in every aspect. Refined accommodations, privacy, immense scenery, fly fishing, and abundant wildlife. A sanctuary for the discerning buyer.



The East Rosebud Retreat is an exceptional offering situated on the East Rosebud Creek just 10 minutes south of the charming town of Absarokee. This picturesque property features nearly 1 mile of private creek frontage on an exceptional small water fishery. The water’s edge meets a riparian corridor teeming with billowing Cottonwood trees and brush providing excellent habitat for an abundance of wildlife including white-tailed deer, moose, turkey, numerous small game species, ducks, geese, and upland birds. Above the riparian corridor the property transitions to riverside hay meadows that are flood irrigated and produce quality forage historically used for hay production and/or livestock grazing.

Equine enthusiasts will appreciate the 3 new high-quality steel pipe pens, each with their own shelter sheds, plus perimeter fencing ready to immediately support livestock. Additionally there is a concrete pad at the foot of the river which can be utilized as a barbecue area, fishing headquarters, or a place for a gazebo and fire pit. A 45 x 60 ft concrete pad fit for a shop complete with radiant floor heat also sits adjacent to the house instantly ready for a new structure.

Sitting on the edge of the hayfields overlooking a spectacular bend in the river sits the main home with a southward looking viewshed that takes in the towering Beartooth Mountains, the tallest in Montana. This 6,274± sq ft custom-built home was finished in 2021 and adapts wonderfully into its setting. The 3 stories feature 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with plenty of space for a large family and a remarkable layout for hosting guests plus an oversized attached 2 car garage. The open floor plan on the main level seamlessly connects the modern kitchen and living room area, which is flooded with natural light and captivating views through the windowscape which can be enjoyed by the fireplace. French doors lead to the quintessential back deck, designed for an unforgettable alfresco dining experience and features a new hot tub which will convey to the buyer. A true primary suite boasts a luxurious bathroom and a private covered deck area to take in the Beartooth Mountains and Rosebud Creek with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The upper level provides comfortable space for guests or room for a home office, while the fully finished basement has its own kitchen, living and dining area, two guest rooms, and a perfect area for a pool table and bar or game room. True craftsmanship is evident in every inch of this grand home with a tangible appreciation for the fine details and desirable design for enjoyment of the natural beauty of the Montana landscape.

  • 120± deeded acres with true end-of-the-road privacy
  • Just a 10 minute drive to Absarokee or Fishtail, 30 minutes to Red Lodge or Columbus, and 1 hour to Billings, and under 2 hours to Bozeman
  • Roughly 1 mile of private access to the exceptional small water fishery, East Rosebud Creek
  • Unobstructed views of the Beartooth Mountains
  • 35± acres of top quality hay meadows irrigated with brand new gated pipe
  • Elk, moose, white-tailed deer, eagles, ducks, geese, turkeys, sandhill cranes, black bears, and foxes are all frequent visitors



Absarokee is a scenic, small community serving as a gateway to fishing, hiking, camping and outdoor exploration along the Stillwater and Yellowstone Rivers and the nearby Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Summertime brings many visitors traveling from Red Lodge to Columbus on the Beartooth Highway. The downtown area of Absarokee has all the amenities you would expect—a gas station, grocery store and plenty of local shops. Fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the easy access to the Stillwater River that flows directly through town, with plenty of access points to the river.


Close to halfway between Bozeman and Billings, you’ll find the small unincorporated community of Fishtail—established when a post office was opened in 1901 and named for a rocky outcropping that resembles the shape of a fish’s tail. Situated along the West Rosebud River and in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, the landscape is both rugged and beautiful with plenty of dramatic views. Mountain adventures are plentiful in Fishtail, including camping, hiking, and fishing. Experienced backpackers can hike to Granite Peak, one of Montana’s highest points, via the West Rosebud Trail. Whether you are exploring the backcountry or enjoying a stay at one of the authentic Big Sky Country guest ranches, be sure to stop at the Fishtail General Store. Opened around the time as the post office, the general store has been in business for over 100 years. Don’t miss the cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven and be sure to try the special sausage when you are stocking up on essentials for a day of outdoor fun.

The Tippet Rise Art Center is also worth a visit. The 10,000+ acre working ranch is host to large art installations and sculpture, films and classical music performances, set amongst the inspiring landscape.

red lodge

Red Lodge, Montana is known for its charming and historic downtown, friendly eateries, small town brewery and offers plenty of arts and entertainment for visitors and locals alike. Red Lodge is also home to one of the best downhill ski areas in Montana – Red Lodge Mountain. Tucked into the Beartooth Mountains, the Red Lodge Mountain ski area is less crowded and expensive than other ski resorts and gets an average of 250 inches of snow during a season on its 70 ski runs, with options for every experience level.

Red Lodge is also a gateway to Yellowstone National Park via the breathtaking Beartooth Highway, designated a national scenic byway.



With almost 1 mile of private access to the exceptional small water fishery of the East Rosebud Creek, all fishermen will appreciate the opportunity right outside their backdoor. Rainbow and Brown Trout can frequently be caught, averaging 8-12 inches in length. Larger Brown Trout in excess of 16 inches have been caught on occasion, especially in the fall when they are spawning nearby.

Wildlife/Hunting Opportunities

The rich riparian area creates a thriving habitat for waterfowl and upland birds alike. Turkeys can be reliably found immediately upon entering the property while eagles, sandhill cranes, ducks and geese are all frequent flyers at the East Rosebud Retreat. As for big game animals, you will often see a sizable elk herd with a mixture of white-tailed deer, as well as moose, black bears, coyotes, and foxes. While they aren’t commonly seen here, there has been a wolf sighting on this very property. Additionally, the river habitat is home to varying smaller critters such as beavers and rock chucks. The wildlife in the area is abundant and healthy, and can be enjoyed right through the windows of the home.

Morel Mushrooms

The morel mushroom, a Montana staple, can be found in the river bottom and riparian areas of the East Rosebud Retreat. These wild and edible mushrooms are considered a delicacy and can be found by the boxful and thrive where the Aspen and Cottonwood trees are in abundance. Enjoy the one of a kind “treasure hunt” just a stone’s throw away from your front door.

Nearby recreation areas:
  • Red Lodge Ski Area
  • Beartooth Pass
  • Tippet Rise Art Center
  • Yellowstone National Park NE Entrance


The property contains roughly 35± acres of irrigated, high producing grass hay meadows. With brand new gated pipe recently installed, every drop of water can be used with ease of operation in mind. The headgate for the irrigation ditch was just recently renovated which will appease any seasoned or new operator. Just above the hay meadows sits a 35± acre pasture that contains a natural spring that provides a reliable water source for grazing livestock. Just below the gravel driveway, in the riparian area filled with billowing Cottonwood trees, sits a new and improved 10± grazeable meadow. The removal of deadfall and overgrown forage has created an ideal environment for native grasses now to thrive. This area was leased to a neighbor which held 15 cow/calf pairs for 45 days in the summer months.



Newly finished in May 2021, the custom home consists of 6,274± sq ft which includes 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. New up/down blinds can be found throughout the entirety of the home plus a state-of-the-art air ventilation system, and a top of the line Emtek electronic lock system for peace of mind. The oversized 30 ft x 25 ft two car garage complete with radiant floor heat is an additional convenience that adds to the functionality of this luxury home.

The main floor features an oversized kitchen finished with quartzite countertops, GE Profile appliances, top-of-the-line soft closing cabinets, and overwhelming views of the Beartooth Mountains through the large windowscape. With an open floor plan, the dining area and living room are perfectly situated to absorb the views next to the wood fireplace. Just through a set of French doors you’ll find the back deck which is the quintessential set up for alfresco dining with views of the mountains and river. Additionally, there is a family media room or library just upon entry of the main door and another room used as a formal dining room. All of the flooring on the main level with the exception of the laundry and bathrooms are Engineered Hardwood Oak Blanche flooring from Kahr’s, which is a Swedish company renowned for its high quality material.

A true primary suite can be found at the end of the main room, which is flooded with natural light and mountain views. It contains two walk-in closets, a comfortable sitting or vanity area, and a large luxurious tiled master bathroom with two sinks and a full size freestanding bathtub and walk-in shower. Private French doors lead to a covered deck area fit to absorb the Montana serenity over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

At the front door entry, the stairway leads to the second floor which offers five mixed-use rooms. There are two large bathrooms all with tiled floors and walk-in showers. One bedroom suite has an outdoor deck area that overlooks the river with the Beartooth Mountains as the backdrop. All the flooring on the second level with the exception of the bathrooms and the bonus room are a high quality wool carpet. The newly finished back bonus room provides additional space for guests, or it can be used as a multipurpose room with space for a workout equipment, or a designated kids play area.

The lower level of the home is 2,424 sq ft and fully finished with its own kitchen and living room that would be a great space for a pool table and bar featuring 10 ft ceilings and a convenient sliding glass door that leads directly to the backyard. There are also two very impressive bedrooms both with large walk-in closets, and one full bathroom. One bedroom suite has its own private sliding glass door leading to a covered backyard patio. The utility room can also be found on the lower level.


Constructed to absorb 180 degree views of Montana mountains and rivers, the outdoor area and the backyard will truly take your breath away. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed from the back patio with room for outdoor furniture that’s complete with an impressive built in grill. Also on the patio you will find a new Caldera Spas hot tub, that can comfortably seat 7 people and contains an impressive 38 jets for pure relaxation in a one-of-a-kind setting. A value of $70,000 worth of new landscaping improvements were added to the front and back yards which were both reseeded to enhanced the enjoyment and made the house look and feel like a home. Additionally, the concrete parkway for the two-car garage was extended significantly to around the west side of the house with an accompanying impressive rock retaining wall. This made way for an RV or trailer to be parked, as well as a matching storage shed fit to hold yard and gardening equipment.

Similarly to the home, the outdoor equine improvements are top quality and newly finished. The equine enthusiast will appreciate the three steel pipe fenced corrals each with their own shelter sheds that were finished in 2022. Just above the pens and hay meadows sits a 35± acre pasture that has a natural spring for reliable water. The perimeter fence around the property is also new, and ready to support livestock immediately.

Irrigation: Approximately 35± acres are flood irrigated by brand new gated pipe, plus the headgate for the irrigation ditch was rebuilt in 2022.

Shop Pad: Adjacent to the home sits a 45 ft x 60 ft concrete slab with plumbing stubs and in-floor radiant heat tubing. The concrete is a 6 inch slab of 6,000 psi concrete with thicker pours under the areas designed for hydraulic vehicle lifts and a concrete gun room. There is 400 amp electric service stubbed to the pad site.

River BBQ Pad: At the banks of the Rosebud Creek you will find a concrete pad perfectly situated to soak up everything the water has to offer. The pad is roughly 30 ft x 20 ft situated with metal brackets in place for a pergola and could be used as a fishing headquarters, barbecue space, a fire pit location, or a combination of all of the above.


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