This is the river property you have been waiting for! About 0.2 miles of the famed Big Hole River makes up the western boundary of this 20± acre, end-of-the-road property for blue-ribbon trout fishing. Most of the acreage is irrigated, with a pond in the center. Big Hole River Retreat features a custom stone and wood 2,400+ square foot, two bed, two bath main home. The home is grand, with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan, yet perfectly sized and tasteful. Large windows open to breathtaking views of the Big Hole River and mountains. Guests can relax in the historic hand-hewn guest cabin or additional guest quarters adjacent to the detached garage. A spacious heated shop holds extra gear and toys for recreating in this coveted part of Montana. Enjoy views of the Pioneer and Highland Mountains while casting to fish or relaxing in the sunroom. Accessible year-round, Big Hole River Retreat is a few minutes north of Melrose, Montana, 30± minutes to the fly fishing town of Dillon, Montana and its airstrip for private air travel, and the same distance to the larger city of Butte and its commercial airport. This valley is surrounded by public land, including Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana’s largest National Forest. The property, located in hunt district 331, and these endless acres of public land are home to white-tailed deer, elk, bear, duck, geese, and other wildlife. Blue-ribbon trout fly fishing, irrigated land, tasteful improvements, and proximity to public land make this the perfect legacy property.


  • 20+ deeded acres of mostly irrigated land, with a pond in the center
  • About 0.2 miles of Big Hole River frontage for blue-ribbon trout fishing
  • 2,400+ SF, two bed, two bath handcrafted post and beam main home
  • Two-car detached garage with an adjacent guest suite
  • Renovated hand-hewn cabin for guests
  • 48’ x 60’ foam insulated shop with lean-to and heated space
  • Views of the Pioneer and Highland Mountains
  • Endless recreational opportunities on the property and the thousands of acres of nearby public land
  • A few minutes north of the small fishing town of Melrose, MT (Sunrise Fly Shop/Lodging, post office, gas station, restaurant)
  • 30+ minutes to Dillon, MT, for private air travel or Butte, MT, for commercial air travel
  • A little over an hour to Discovery Ski Area, Maverick Mountain Ski Area, and Lost Trail Ski Area

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