On the North Fork of the Blackfoot River and nestled at the base of the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas is the North Fork Blackfoot Retreat (NFBR), where morning coffee can be sipped on the slopes above the Blackfoot River while listening to the slow rhythmic pulse of the river below and scanning the adjacent hill sides for wildlife. A lovely log home nestled in the pines, with accommodations for guests, make this spot perfect for entertaining. The horse coral system is large enough to be home to a large string of riding and pack animals and is set up with feed boxes and water. Adjacent to the corral system is the tack yard, where the animals can be saddled and loaded for adventures in one of the two wilderness areas. As you walk this property with the soothing sounds of the river and nature lulling your senses, you feel as if times past and present have melded and etched memories on every stone, tree, and river view.
Words alone cannot do this special property justice. The river creates the western boundary, and to the east lie public lands. Outdoor enthusiasts have access to over 1,240,000 acres of untamed wilderness to explore. Wild animals roam the surrounding mountains, valleys, meadows, and rivers with little or no human interaction. The main trailheads for the Scapegoat and the Bob Marshall Wilderness areas are only 1 and 3 miles away, respectively. Equestrian diehards will savor the thousands of miles of trail systems that lead to geographic wonders such as the “China Wall” and other famous Rocky Mountain rock formations.
Fly fishing in the backcountry is a Montanan tradition and offers spectacular views and plenty of feisty trout. Hunting in the wilderness areas is world class; trophy elk, moose, mule deer, white tail, bear, sheep, and goats are abundant. The owner tells fascinating tales of his many adventures there with family and friends, and he has in his possession a plethora of photographs to document them.
The N.F. Blackfoot Retreat boasts a beautiful 3301 sq. ft. log home with two nicely appointed bedrooms. Other structures include an insulated garage/shop, equipment shed, and hay barn, all situated on 20 acres deep in the Montana landscape. It’s perfect for vacations and outdoor activities. There is ample room on the property to construct another residence with potential river views.