Located in the Elkhorn Mountains of the Helena National Forest approx. 5 miles from the small town of Clancy, MT. Surrounded by National Forest, property is in an Elk Management District. Access is controlled with a locked gate at the bottom of an approx. 0.7 mile private driveway. The driveway has been recently refurbished, graded, ditches cleaned out and rock applied where necessary. Amazing views. Elevation is approx. 5500 ft ASL. Driving time to Helena, MT, is approx. 25-30 minutes from the house.
The main house is a 2640-sqft three-story (walk out style basement level) design. Construction is Insulated Concrete Form for all three levels. 7.5 inches of solid, reinforced concrete with 2+ inches of insulation on the interior and exterior walls. Excellent insulation, strength, fire resistance, moisture resistance, low maintenance, etc. Metal roof with enclosed eaves. Full southern exposure provides maximum solar heating in the winter months. Brand new wood stove in basement level for primary, whole house heating, with secondary radiant floor heat throughout house. Brand new high efficiency propane boiler supplies all hot water for home and the radiant floor heating. Hardwood floors on upper two levels, with tile. Four bedrooms, three full baths, Jetted tub in one bath. Granite countertops in kitchen. Walk in pantry, lots of storage. Upper level has lots of windows to take advantage of the panoramic views. Brand new, insulated blinds. Approx. 3000 gals of water storage in a buried cistern above the house. New washing machine/propane dryer- dishwasher- refrigerator. Presently wired for satellite TV and satellite internet service. Cell phone coverage is available.
Off grid power is supplied by a new, state-of-the-art, 48 volt solar/battery system with a new Kohler 20kW propane generator back up. The batteries are high efficiency, no maintenance types. The power system is able to run all the needs of the house with no need to do without all the modern amenities. No need to worry about overloading the system. Even 240 volt power is provided. Two, 1000 gal propane tanks allow you to buy propane when the price drops in the summer and be good for the rest of the year. The entire power system is fully automated and runs flawlessly, with no maintenance or human input required, other than standard preventative maintenance on the generator. Everything is less than a year old and has a very long lifetime of service ahead. The entire system is designed to be upgraded/expanded easily, if needed. All the exterior electrical/propane lines have been replaced with the electrical lines buried in conduit.
There is a rustic log cabin (approx 500+ sq ft with a loft) that could be turned into a guest quarters, or even rented out for income. An approx. 700+ sq ft shop/garage with a half loft/attic storage. The shop has a propane heater installed. A green house and several other outbuildings are also on the property. Included in the sale is a 1991 GMC 3500, I ton dually truck with a service bed, mechanically sound- with a new 8 ft “V” plow. It is used as a dedicated plow truck, general ranch truck, licensed for street use.
This is a unique property with breathtaking scenery, complete privacy, yet within an easy, year round commute to the state capital with all the amenities. The property is totally self sufficient with all the critical and costly infrastructure upgraded with new, state-of-the-art technology.