Located in the highly coveted Big Hole River Valley and affectionately known as the Blue Moon Trading Post and Blue Moon Saloon, this unique offering has supported a variety of ventures over the years. Today, the spacious structure, complete with Western charm, is enjoyed as a full-time residence, though the options and opportunities heading into the future are limited only by the imagination. Approximately a mile and a half away from the Divide Bridge Boat Launch and access location for float trips along a favorite stretch of the Big Hole River, and with a neighboring fly fishing shop, the Blue Moon Trading Post would be an ideal location for a fly fishing lodge, café or as a private residence to enjoy the close proximity to the world-class fishing opportunity along the Big Hole River.

Beyond the tranquil waters of the Big Hole River lie boundless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts – hiking in the nearby National Forest Lands, camping alongside picturesque mountain lakes in the Pioneer Mountains, hunting for prized big game species, including elk and deer, or reveling in the winter wonderland while cross country skiing or snowmobiling along the Pintler Scenic Byway groomed trail system. With its prime location just off Highway 43 and a short drive to Butte, Montana, this property presents a unique fusion of residential and commercial potential, beckoning new owners to shape its future according to their aspirations. Whether as a cherished family home or a lucrative investment, the possibilities at the Blue Moon Trading Post are as endless as the Montana skies above.


  • Adjacent to an existing fly-fishing shop, endless commercial possibilities for an investment minded buyer
  • Minutes to the Divide Bridge Boat Launch for float fishing adventures on one of the most famed stretches of the Big Hole River
  • Main structure features 2 bedrooms that could be converted into a fishing lodge with 4 bathrooms
  • Rustic log beams, barn wood accents, and a stone fireplace combine to cre-ate a warm and inviting gathering spot
  • Studio “bunkhouse” for additional lodging option or studio space
  • Currently, the Blue Moon Trading Post is a spacious residence featuring an open living area and Western elegance
  • Undeveloped level field previously used for campers and gatherings with fire pit and horseshoe pit
  • Abundant wildlife in the region includes elk, deer, moose, and more
  • Beautiful 15-minute drive along the Big Hole River banks to Wise River
  • A short drive to the small Western town of Melrose for a quick lunch or dinner; 15-minute commute to Butte for dining, shopping, and major services, including medical and commercial air
  • 40-minutes to the quaint Western town of Dillon for shopping, dining, and medical services
  • Co-listed with John McNulty | PureWest Real Estate | (406) 880-7355 | jmcnulty@purewestmt.com
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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