Garton Stillwater River Minor Subdivision - Stillwater County, Montana

Type: Ranch

Deeded Acres: 21

Total Acres: 21

Asking Price: $459,000

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Prime riverfront lots for sale near Absarokee, Montana offer outstanding attributes including several building sites, mountain views and good access.


  • Located just northwest of the small town of Absarokee in Stillwater County, Montana.
  • Two lots in the Garton-Stillwater River Minor Subdivision.
  • Very scenic area along the Stillwater River.
  • Good access.
  • Several sites on each lot to choose from for construction of home. 

    Prime riverfront lots for sale near Absarokee, Montana, a sleepy little community that offers many town amenities as well as an abundance of recreational opportunities — rent an ATV and get out on the miles of roads and trails in the area, or take a whitewater rafting trip down the Stillwater. You’re sure to get wet and have some fun!

    If you’re just in the mood to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature maybe a horseback ride is what you’re looking for. Local guides offer hourly, day, or pack trips. There are several fishing accesses available for fishing, camping and relaxing, and lots of places to hike.

    Several fun-filled local events include the annual BBQ Cook-off held the first Sunday of July or Absarokee Days held during the last weekend in July. An Art and Wine Festival, a couple of nut-fests, an annual run, and even a winter festival round out family friendly activities offered throughout the year.   Red Lodge is just 33 miles south and offers excellent year-around recreational opportunities.

     

     

     


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LOCATION Click To View

The Garton-Stillwater River Minor Subdivision
is located just northwest of the small town of Absarokee (population 500±) in Stillwater County, Montana.

Access to Absarokee from all major Montana cities is via Interstate 90 to Columbus, thence southwest along Highway 78 a distance of 14 miles. State Highway 420 (also known as the Stillwater River Road) provides access to the turnoff leading into the two tracts of land that are for sale.

Both lots being offered for sale in the Garton-Stillwater River Minor Subdivision have been surveyed and approved by the Stillwater County board of Commissioners.

Lot One Details Click To View

Description of Lot One — 21.979 Acres

There are no building improvements on this lot; however, there are many ideal home site locations on the property.

Approximately 195 feet of Stillwater River fronts the far northern area of this acreage. The Stillwater River originates in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of the National Forest at an elevation of over 9,000 feet near Lake Abundance. The Stillwater River Valley is quite scenic. The river, as well as its major tributaries, are highly rated trout fisheries. The natural protection found along the river bottom attracts both white-tailed deer and mule deer.

Lot One is accessed by taking Fellows Lane that leads north off State Highway 420 and traveling along the eastern side of Lot Two to the boundary of Lot One.

A second legal access to Lot One is proposed across the far southern boundary of Lot Two. This access road will have to be developed and the seller is willing and prepared to pay for the construction of the road in accordance with the standards and compliances of the Stillwater County Board of Commissioners who approved the Garton Minor Subdivision. However, the option exists for the new owner of Lot One to build an entrance road off the end of Fellows Lane. In that event, the Seller will not be obligated to pay for any road improvement/construction costs.

Price for Lot One: $459,000.

Lot Two Details Click To View

Description of Lot Two — 21.08 Acres

There is an old abandoned house and livestock shed located on the northerly portion of this lot. However, there are many ideal home sites where one could build a new home.

Lot Two has excellent access via Fellows Lane, a 30-foot wide access easement, which leads north off State Highway 420. This is a legal access located on the far easterly side of a neighboring small ranch. There is a proposed legal access easement that is reserved to provide access to Lot One. This would have to be developed and the seller is willing and prepared to pay for the construction of the road in accordance with the standards and compliances of the Stillwater County Board of Commissioners who approved the Garton Minor Subdivision.

There is approximately 390 feet of Stillwater River frontage at the north end of Lot 2.

Price for Lot Two: $439,000.

Recreation Click To View

In recent years, interest in recreational and rural subdivisions has been increasing in the area because of its convenient location near Absarokee, Columbus and Billings. The Garton-Stillwater River Minor Subdivision is extremely attractive for recreational and rural residential use and lies in the immediate path of increasing developments of these types. The property offers outstanding attributes such as river frontage, mountain views, good access, and close proximity to small town services as well as the amenities of larger cities.

There are numerous building sites on the property. The river frontage, while not totally private, does add recreational appeal. Although there are eight cabins/homes in the Fellows Subdivision, both Lot 1 and Lot 2 have private deeded access to the Stillwater River.

Taking it’s start high in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, the Stillwater River is anything but still.  This beautiful southwest Montana river is filled with plunges, pools, sets of whitewater rapids, and large boulders.  Similar in nature to its neighbor to the west the Boulder River, the Stillwater river has a large gradient drop coming off the Beartooth Plateau on it’s way to meet the Yellowstone River near Columbus, MT.  The first 20 or so miles are higher alpine river inside the Beartooth Wilderness.  Once outside the Wilderness, the river flows through a mix of small canyons, pine and cottonwood forest, as well as ranchland and hayfield meadows.

Outside the Wilderness, there is a good road system that allows for excellent access along the riverway.  While there is a lot of privately owned ranch land and homesteads along the riverway, there are numerous public access locations designated by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks that allow for fishermen and other river users to have very good access to the river.  Fishermen will find the Stillwater to be full of rainbows, browns, some cutthroat, and mountain whitefish. Fishing can be excellent from post runoff through the Fall with the months of July and August seeing the most pressure from anglers.  Floating the river is the best way to fish the Stillwater, though due to it’s rough and tumble nature, doing so from a raft may be best.

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