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ABOUT MILLIGAN SPRINGS HOMESTEAD

Milligan Springs is an outstanding opportunity for those looking to enjoy the quintessential Montana ranch setting. This 100± acre property is surrounded by thousands of contiguous acres of native ground owned by one landowner offering the unique opportunity of extensive acreage buffers without the expense. The improvements are extremely private and ideally located to take advantage of the natural roll of the land. The main home sits proudly elevated over an artesian spring bubbling from the base of a grove of Cottonwood trees, down a small creek and into the manicured pond. Across the circle drive from the main residence is a two-car garage with an oversized office downstairs and a nicely finished three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest quarters upstairs, complete with its own kitchen and laundry. Located just 30 minutes from everything Bozeman and mere minutes to charming Three Forks, Montana, this 100± acre property is close enough to maintain an easy commute, yet not so close that it gives up the privacy and quiet serenity we all can appreciate. Whether watching various waterfowl, fishing for trout or enjoying the wildlife that frequent the pond, this tranquil setting is the perfect reprieve.

  • Located just 30 minutes to Bozeman and 10 minutes to Three Forks, Montana
  • 100 ± acres
  • Luxury 3 bed, 3.5 bath owner’s home in an idyllic setting
  • Well-designed 3 bed, 2 bath guest quarters above detached garage and oversized office
  • Artesian spring feeding into a trout-stocked pond
  • Well-maintained improvements and discerning land stewardship
  • Surrounded by the Elkhorn Mountains, not far from the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers—the headwaters of the Missouri River
  • Elk, mule deer, antelope and upland bird habitat
  • All water and mineral rights owned will convey at closing
The location of the Milligan Springs is certainly one of its most notable features. Rarely does a property of this quality at this price point become available within such close proximity to all the amenities we’ve come to enjoy. With Bozeman and its exploding growth being just 30 minutes away and the quaint small town of Three Forks, with all of its western charm, less than 10 minutes down the road, it’s easy to see the benefits of owning a small private ranch with such
Situated within Jefferson County, Milligan Springs’ primary viewshed features the backdrop of the beautiful Elkhorn Mountains of Helena National Forest and Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. In nearby Three Forks, the confluence of the Gallatin, Madison and Jefferson Rivers comes together to create the headwaters of the great Missouri River. Hunting and fishing is phenomenal in the area and opportunities to experience all that Montana has to offer are endless, including access to millions of acres of state and federal public lands.Trout have been stocked in the artesian pond just below the home creating a fun recreational fishing habitat for anglers of all ages. Wild game inhabitants of the area include mule deer, white-tailed deer and antelope along with a scattering of upland game birds.Weather in the area is typically dry and clear in the summer with highs averaging in the mid 80s and cold dry winters with lows averaging in the middle teens. Average annual rainfall is 13± inches while snowfall typically reaches 32± inches.

Three Forks, with a population of about 2,000± offers small town hospitality and a friendly nature that can be hard to find these days. Three Forks is home of the renovated Sacajawea Inn and its wonderful restaurants, the Iron Horse Cafe & Pie Shop, the Wheat Montana Bakery and the Three Forks Saddlery. The town also has a local grocery store, gas stations and most general supplies one would need on a daily basis.Three Forks got its name from the Lewis and Clark expedition as it traveled up the Missouri River to find three rivers coming together to form the headwaters of the Missouri River. They named these rivers after the political leaders of the time—President Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State James Madison and Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin. The headwaters is located about four miles from the present day town of Three Forks, Montana.Getaway at T Bar Ranch is just west of Bozeman, Montana, cited as the fastest growing micropolitan statistical area in the U.S. for the last three years. The city, once considered a cow town, is home to the state’s largest university, Montana State, and numerous upscale restaurants, hotels and shopping experiences. Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin and the Yellowstone Club, along with their ski runs and golf courses, are less than 90 minutes from the property..

Built in 2000, the two-story main home has three-bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a kid’s bunk room and is constructed with a timber, stone and siding exterior with fantastic elevations from every side.The entry is roomy and inviting with plenty of space for a quick change of footwear and hanging of coats. Once inside the main residence you get a feeling of comfort and warmth from the high-end finishes and expansive vaulted great room. Two massive, floor-to-ceiling, stone fireplaces act as bookends to the great room and dining area, offering a perfectly framed view outside to the pond.The kitchen has a country charm yet holds all the modern amenities you would expect in this luxury home to include Viking appliances, granite countertops and custom paint schemes among other high-end tasteful touches. The home exudes a feeling of quality and class without pretension.The rear of the home includes several covered porches with extensive decks and steps leading down to the manicured grounds and pond.Across the circle drive from the house is a detached two-car garage with an oversized office downstairs and a nicely finished three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest quarters upstairs, complete with its own kitchen and laundry. The kitchen is open to the living area, offering welcoming, well-designed spaces.
Situated within Jefferson County, Milligan Springs’ primary viewshed features the backdrop of the beautiful Elkhorn Mountains of Helena National Forest and Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. In nearby Three Forks, the confluence of the Gallatin, Madison and Jefferson Rivers comes together to create the headwaters of the great Missouri River. Hunting and fishing is phenomenal in the area and opportunities to experience all that Montana has to offer are endless, including access to millions of acres of state and federal public lands.Trout have been stocked in the artesian pond just below the home creating a fun recreational fishing habitat for anglers of all ages. Wild game inhabitants of the area include mule deer, white-tailed deer and antelope along with a scattering of upland game birds.

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