FLATHEAD LAKE OVERLOOK

DAYTON, MT
1,367± ACRES
$6,950,000

 

Flathead Lake Overlook is one of the last substantial ranches available around Flathead Lake. This property provides a unique opportunity for the next owner to run a specialty cattle or horse operation or have a family retreat in one of the most sought after areas in Montana.

FLATHEAD LAKE OVERLOOK

ABOUT FLATHEAD LAKE OVERLOOK

Flathead Lake Overlook sits on 1,367± acres and features an original 1912 farmhouse. The house sits to the west of Flathead Lake overlooking Cromwell Island and the Mission Mountains. Owned by the same family since 1959, the “Huckins Ranch” as it is locally known, has stunning views of the mountains and forest surrounding the property. The Mission Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for the modestly updated 1,765± sq ft, 4 bedroom and 1 bathroom ranch home. The property also has a historic barn and multiple outbuildings for any equipment storage. A granary on the property was modified into a 1,055± sq ft guest or ranch manager’s house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

  • Main house and guest house, outbuildings for storage
  • Alpine lake water source for cattle operations
  • Potential for a cattle operation that accommodates 80± cow/calf pairs
  • Conservation easement allows for updating or replacing houses
  • Historic barn was moved to the property around 1915
  • Location provides access to recreation: golfing, boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, hunting
  • Mild winters with the lake affect
  • Midway between Missoula and Kalispell, Montana
  • 1.5 hours from Glacier National Park, less than 1 hour to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

LOCATION & ACCESS

Flathead Lake Overlook sits just a mile way from Dayton, Montana where there is a boat launch and storage facility to enjoy all the recreational pursuits of Flathead Lake. Additional recreation is nearby as Lake Mary Ronan is just a few minutes up the road. The property is less than one hour to commercial air service in Kalispell and 1.5 hours from Missoula. The quaint town of Lakeside provides dining and recreational opportunities less than 15 minutes from the ranch.

GENERAL OPERATIONS

Currently, the owner is leasing the pastures to a neighbor that runs 80± cow/calf pairs year-round. The ranch has 5 fenced, well-watered pastures to support a small agriculture operation.

The Montana Land Reliance conservation easement allows the next owner to replace any of the existing homes if they choose.

SUMMARY

The rich history of Flathead Lake Overlook and its proximity to Flathead Lake are just the tip of the iceberg with this property. The south-facing slopes, end of the road privacy, and the half-timbered, half-grass pastures provide ample space for your next cattle or horse operation or a significant family retreat.

Naturally formed Bow Lake, a 25± acre pond and wetlands area in the timbered portion of the ranch provides a unique alpine water source for multiple species of waterfowl and other birds as well as elk and deer. To the north, the ranch borders thousands of acres of private timberland creating excellent elk and deer habitat.

Flathead Lake Overlook is one of the last substantial ranches available around Flathead Lake. This property provides a unique opportunity for the next owner to run a specialty cattle or horse operation or have a family retreat in one of the most sought after areas in Montana.

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