Located at the gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Blackfoot River Retreat is a premier fishing property comprised of 85± well-maintained acres and is currently the only property available on the Blackfoot River. The retreat is situated within a diverse ecosystem highlighted by plentiful stands of mature trees, vibrant pasture, lush river bottom, and a private swimming pond. Through this well-balanced landscape runs the storied upper Blackfoot, the very body of water that inspired Norman Maclean’s classic narrative, A River Runs Through It.

The turn-key three-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin was built with the river as a visual centerpiece; large windows and doors open to the sights and sounds of the river. Adjacent to the log cabin and built above a two-car garage are guest quarters perfect for visiting friends and family. An additional two-vehicle log garage provides space for ranch implements and other toys. A haven for wildlife, Blackfoot River Retreat is a desirable elk and deer archery hunting property as well. Deeded acreage on both sides of the river and nearly 1,500 feet of river frontage offers privacy and excellent dry-fly fishing for native west slope cutthroat trout. River features on the property include excellent fishing and swimming holes and access to miles of wilderness wade-fishing, both upstream and down.

Rarely, if ever, does a single property feature so many desirables: picturesque end-of-the-road privacy amongst the wildlife, excellent recreational opportunities, productive pasture with old-priority water rights, and a location in a historic Montana valley.


  • 85.25± acres have been meticulously maintained with select timber harvest and weed management
  • The only property currently available on the Blackfoot River
  • Three-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin with adjacent guest quarters with furnishings negotiable
  • Diverse ecosystem and well-balanced mix of riparian areas, mature stands of ponderosa and aspen, and grassland with irrigation rights
  • Productive pasture and historic water rights dating back to 1888
  • Proximity to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and millions of acres of public land
  • Private one-acre swimming pond with large stone steps
  • Engineered riverbank with outdoor gathering area on the water’s edge
  • Access to miles of dry fly fishing
  • Excellent wildlife viewing and bowhunting opportunities for deer and elk
  • The retreat features all the desirables of a ranch property, yet remains well manageable in size

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