The 5-B Ranch

5 BD, 5.5 BA, 6,572 SqFt, 36+ Acres


Without any covenants, this is a ranch retreat at which you may do whatever... the heck... you want.

Listing Description

The 5-B Ranch ("Five Bar B") is located at 942 Lone Mountain Trail. The Ranch is a collection of 5 parcels, only one of which has been developed. This allows for 4 additional homesites which can includes barns, guest homes, tipi rings... you name it! Perched in a lush meadow and embraced on one side by the West Fork of the Gallatin River, your neighbors on the 5-B include elk, bighorn sheep, moose, herds of elk, moose, bear, and trout. Constructed and appointed in 1984, mid-century architecture combines primitive wood and intricate stonework with sleek sheets of glass facade, encasing a contemporary spacious sanctuary. The adventurous couple or Renaissance family will find their niche here with unique spaces, such as a fly-tying studio, a dark room, and a soaring inspiration tower with 360-views. Sunshine on the property is aplenty and shines upon it year-round. With privacy like this, you’d never guess that the Big Sky Town Center is only two miles away or that the Biggest Skiing in America at Big Sky Resort is a mere eight mile jaunt down Lone Mountain Trail.

Freedom on Main Street. It's that simple.

The home begs for resplendent dinners, cocktail parties, and most especially rollicking old-fashioned Western hootenannies on the deck with crisp Moscow Mules and endless Pendleton whiskey. If only these walls could talk. The house seemed to invent the open floorplan. This layout is so incredibly practical for a wide variety of Big Sky enthusiasts. Each of the 4 guest bedrooms contains a walk-in closet, full en-suite bathroom, and outdoor access either via a patio or balcony. Two guest bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings and those are stacked upon the lower floors’ quarters. The master wing takes the cake, though, with all of the above plus his-and-hers bathrooms, views of Lone Peak, a fireplace, a huge closet, and an indoor hot tub with cedar planked walls. Teaming with Montana’s state fish offers a testing ground for those flies you tied back at the house. Relish in 1,500+/- feet of waterfront on the West Fork of the Gallatin River.

6,572 Square Feet consist of an open living layout, serious views, private getaways, three fireplaces, two wet-bars, closets and storage for everything life throws you, high ceilings everywhere, propane heat, central vacuum system, a built-in sound system, woven grass walls, hardwood and slate floors, and frequent homages to the finest vintage finishes of the homes’ heritage. The 3-car garage stores all your vehicles, including an ATV. Ornate and elaborate rockwork begins on the exterior and continues to impress in the interior.

See the maps for representations of boundaries, access, waterfront, and orientations. Taxes in 2014 were $14,920 for the entire Ranch. Well and septic information is available, as well as a full inspection report. The legal description has been determined by the preliminary title commitment. All title work to be provided by First American Title Company. The ranch is subject to Gallatin Canyon & Big Sky Zoning regulations and is has the zoning designation of SF-5, meaning that you can build 4 additional single-family homes on the property. This Ranch has potential written all over it.

37 +/- acres of private meadows create a blank canvas land for realizing your Montana fantasy of horseshoe pits, teepees, bonfires, archery ranges, instagramming your sunset photography, and robust beard-growing activities.

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