Mountain Shadows Ranch On Western Montana’s Clark Fork River


A truly one of a kind outdoor paradise with breathtaking Clark Fork River frontage. Whether your passion is sustainable living or just being immersed in outdoor beauty, this property offers something for everyone. There are numerous springs, creeks, a pond, and during a portion of the year, even a waterfall cascading down from national forest lands bordering the land. The domestic, livestock and irrigation water are all provided by gravity-fed underground springs and surface water that this is abundant on this lush mountain property. The ranch also boasts an orchard with 35 plus fruit trees and irrigated horse pastures. An array of elk, whitetail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bear, and mountain lion call this area home. The ranch is bordered by the famous Clark Fork River with its renowned trout and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities. Numerous species of waterfowl congregate around this tributary as well all year long. The sounds of nature permeate from all around you as old-growth ponderosa pines and many other types of trees shade the landscape and bordering national forest lands. Located in one of Montana’s general hunting districts, (area 124) the region has liberal license quotas for non-residents and huge amounts of public land available for any outdoor activity. Nestled on the property is a solid 1915 3 bed/2 bath hand-hewn log farmhouse. The house has been nicely updated and sided. There are numerous outbuildings, a turn of the century log structure, and a tasteful 2 bed/2 bath trailer with additional garage and sunroom that goes with the property. Maintenance-free vinyl fencing surrounds the property and horse pastures, cutting down on upkeep, and providing a gorgeous contrasting aesthetic to the lush green irrigated foliage and pastures. Live and play in and around the tract’s established accommodations or build your dream home. One thing is for sure, a single stroll down the property’s trail system, riverbanks, creeks, pond, and pastures while taking in the wildlife and 360-degree beauty and you will be left in awe.


Property Details

  • Bordered by Clark Fork River and national forest
  • Abundant wildlife on property and in adjacent public lands
  • Tony Creek on property provides year-round water
  • Numerous springs throughout property
  • Several water rights transfer with property (hydro-electric power a possibility)
  • Irrigated pasture
  • 35 plus fruit trees
  • Hay barn and 2 horse barns - one barn has 5 stalls
  • 1915 hand hewn log farmhouse
  • Manicured landscaping and flowerbeds
  • County maintained paved frontage road
  • Two separate septic systems
  • Underground power
  • Large two stall insulated and heated shop with full bathroom
  • 90 miles from Kalispell
  • 97 miles from Missoula
  • 34 miles from Thompson Falls
  • 4 miles from Flathead and Clark Fork River confluence

556 River Road E.
Plains, Montana 59859