Big Hole River Retreat

303 W. Bovine Way, Melrose, MT


20 +/- acres

Property Description

This beautiful home sits on 20+ acres and is the perfect retreat for the horse enthusiast or recreator. Entertain guests or family with the separate guest quarters and hand hewn cabin.  The newly built foam insulated shop provides plenty of room for your Montana toys and is perfect for winter projects or storage.  Fish all day out the front door and keep your gear in the separate fly fishing room! Located very close to State & BLM land, providing endless recreational opportunities. No matter your style, this is the perfect home for entertaining guests or family.


Property Facts


This beautiful, handcrafted home was built with stone and wood beams and features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.   It boasts a gorgeous kitchen & dining area with an open entry into the living area. All the windows are sure to provide natural light throughout the entire home. Enjoy the four-season sun room with outstanding views of the Big Hole River while you sip your morning coffee. Home was recently updated with new paint and a detached garage.


Property is complete with a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom 2,531+ SqFt handcrafted post and beam home with updated painting and a detached garage.

Property features separate guest quarters. The Big Hole River Retreat is perfect for family gatherings or friends with its renovated hand hewn cabin for additional guests along with a separate fly fishing room.

Current owners have recently built a 48’x60′ Cor-ten sided, foam insulated shop with an additional 12′ lean-to. The main portion of the shop is separated by a dividing wall, making two separate large areas. Shop is also complete with four overhead doors, four service doors, and concrete floor. There is also a storage room located within the shop which has electric heat and one enclosed stall that could be additional storage.

Do you have horses??


The Big Hole River Retreat is located at 303 W. Bovine Way in Melrose, Montana and is situated along the Big Hole River — halfway between Dillon, Montana and Butte, Montana. In addition, Melrose is just a 30+ minute drive from a commercial airport — in Butte, Montana.

This area is famous for trout fishing and is nestled in the Pioneer Mountains and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. If fishing isn’t your passion, there are many ghost towns and historic sites in close proximity to visit and explore.

Dillon, Montana is approximately 30 miles away, with around 4,342 people. Dillon is the county seat of Beaverhead County and agriculture remains the predominant industry, supported by the area’s recreational tourism.

Dillon offers a considerable array of commercial, institutional, and social enterprises including grocery, banking, auto-dealers, movie theater, churches, restaurants, hotels and taverns. The education system includes two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The higher education system was established in 1892 with the Montana Normal College, now called University of Montana-Western.


Fish all day long, right out the front door!

Aside from being located right along the Big Hole River, this property is located very close to State and BLM land, providing endless recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, or the like, there is something here for you.


Electricity is provided via Vigilante Electric Cooperative.


2021 Taxes were $9,480.81.


Please contact Chance Bernall, Managing Broker, to schedule a showing. This is an exclusive listing with Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate, and an associate must be present at all showings.  All showings must be scheduled with listing broker and 24-hour notice is appreciated.

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