189 Rock Creek Road

626 Acres, 6 BD, 8 BA, 11,028 SqFt

$5,950,000

Located near Emigrant, Montana and overlooking the Yellowstone River, this is an ideal property for a hunter, outdoorsman, fisherman or nature lover seeking privacy and a Western experience within luxurious majesty.

Listing Description

Grizzly Meadows Lodge is approximately 626 acres of pristine Montana wildlife habitat. It shares an approximately 1 2/3 mile boundary with the National Forest. The Lodge was built in 1997 and remodeled in 2010. The Lodge overlooks 12 miles of the Yellowstone River, the Paradise Valley and the Beartooth Absaroka Wilderness Area. Activities to be enjoyed on the Ranch include: hiking and horseback riding, Four Wheeling, snowmobiling, trophy elk and deer hunting, trap shooting, wildlife viewing and photography. The Ranch has two year round creeks, Rock Creek and Tom Miner Creek, wonderful fishing for Cutthroat in Rock Creek and Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout in Tom Miner, two stocked ponds near the house, and a diverse habitat ranging in elevation from 1800 feet to 2400 feet. Pond of about 1/4 acre is below the house is aerated and stocked with 1200 cutthroat trout and filled with water piped from Rock Creek.

The abundant wildlife includes elk, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, grizzly and black bear, badger, bobcat, rattlesnakes, bald eagle, golden eagle, mountain lions and coyotes. Vivid varieties of colorful wildflowers blanket the land.

The current owner, Nascar Race Team owner, Richard Childress, has owned the property for over 20 years and loves to entertain family, friends and clients at the Lodge. Richard placed the property in a conservation easement with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to protect the property for wildlife habitat in perpetuity. Along with the Lodge and Shop an additional dwelling and outbuilding may be built on the same parcel. The Ranch Manager manages the weeds. The Ranch Manager is a licensed fishing guide and outfitter to help make any owner or guest's experience really enjoyable. He is happy to continue working for the new owner.
The house lends itself to large family gatherings and parties. A total of 6 bedrooms in the house can comfortably sleep up to 14 people. The Eagle Traps, used by the Sheepeater Tribe that lived here in the summers. To gather Eagle Feathers for the headdresses, the young braves would build pits in a scree field of shale rock and burrow down in the pit and cover the opening with branches, they would bait an eagle with a rabbit and when the eagle swooped down on the rabbit the brave would grab the talons and hold it while they pulled out the feathers , it had to be able to live since it was sacred. The traps on the ranch are on a hillside covered by beautiful lichen covered brown rocks a very magical place.

The Lodge is close to Yellowstone National Park and the iconic Western town of Livingston. Bozeman’s Yellowstone International Airport is about 75 minutes away. A helicopter could land in the circular driveway in front of the Lodge.

Co-Listed with Vivian Bridaham Banta.

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