Glacier Lily Gulch is a once-in-a-lifetime find: two separately-surveyed, south-facing, off-grid five-acre private inholdings adjoined at one corner and completely surrounded by USFS roadless wildlands. This remarkable timber-and-edge-meadow setting combines the ultimate seclusion of a remote mountain retreat with, if and when desired, one-hour accessibility to the town of Helena, Montana, population 28,600. The property can sustain a lifetime homestead residency without a single human neighbor -- or extraordinary vacation escapes from the world -- or the development of an exclusive community for like-minded friends, associates, or guests.
Improvements consist of a 70%-complete architecturally stunning timber-frame home that rises from its site like the rocks and trees surrounding it, a hand-scribed trapper-style log cabin, a freestanding 16' x 24' genset-powered workshop, and nine underground-tank-fed hydrants for mobile fire-pump hookup. All buildings are designed for wood heat; approximately 30 cords of fuel are presently cut and stacked for use, with a lifetime supply on the property and alongside the private gated access road (which, by the way, does not appear on any map).
The nearest year-round residence is 2.6 miles distant by unmaintained roads; the nearest summer cabin is a mile away by the same route; the only visible "neighbor" is a hunting cabin 2.3 miles across the canyon. Motorized vehicles -- except for those belonging to the owner of this property -- are prohibited from traveling any closer than the gravel Forest-Service road .6 miles away and 300' feet below.
The undeveloped parcel has five beautiful natural building sites, each with privacy from the other, exceptionally suited to the creation of a separate-income vacation property or a multi-family/partner-owned retreat/compound/investment. Building permits and inspections are not required in this part of Montana, and unless the new owner wants to give him a ride the tax man has to hike 20 minutes just to reach the lower edge of the property.
Pristine underground water. One gated road in. One key.
$300,000 includes both parcels and extensive inventory.
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