LIVE WATER PROPERTY! The Ranch at Broken Spur is located just north of Hamilton, MT and approximately 8 miles to Ravalli County Airport. Just over 20 pristine acres with 550 feet of creek frontage on Mill Creek plus a large trout pond, water rights, and end of the road setting. The Ranch is very private but still has Bitterroot Mountain views and mature pine trees for that mountain feeling. Suitable for horses but perfect as a wildlife preserve with elk and deer frequently seen and having their young on the Ranch. Paved driveway, underground power, and a smart design with 5,181 sf handcrafted log home, guest house/quarters, 3 garages, and tractor barn. There have been two additions, upgrades with luxury remodel features that will not disappoint. 4,427 of main floor living and beautiful design. Pride of ownership is evident. Perfect for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts with a diversity of land features which make The Ranch feel like a park yet very private for elk and wildlife. This beautiful log residence offers a large, covered porch with custom handcrafted front door featuring bronze hardware and lighting. Exterior decking on the front porch is durable Brazilian hardwood. Recently the back railings were replaced with attractive powder coated ironwork. Guests enter the home into a spacious western Great Room with stone fireplace and built-in media center. The fireplace mantle is an impressive single stone slab with stone sitting hearth and iron doors. The warm tones in the small width oak flooring add richness to the log walls, log truss system, and tongue and groove ceiling with ample recessed lighting. The newly remodeled Chef’s kitchen showcases a large island with rich granite counter tops and backsplashes, knotty alder cabinetry, SubZero, Wolf, and Miele appliances. Custom surround seating island adds an inviting western flair to this kitchen, which is sure to delight any serious chef. The dining area is huge and displays a dining room table with seating for 10+. Gorgeous used brick gas fireplace, an impressive and handcrafted elk chandelier, and vaulted ceilings with log perlins. The room could easily accommodate a service for 20. There is tremendous built-in storage for China and other treasures. All of the built-ins with counters, have rich granite surfaces. The dining room has two, built-in lighted display cabinets plus butler serving bar and access to the open deck on the south side of the home. The stairway to the upper level is open to this room by a smaller dining area featuring huge character log supports by the second front entry off the covered morning porch. A library/game room is featured there with other amenities. The upper level an open lofted seating area which overlooks the kitchen and dining areas. The balance of the space is currently being used for a music and library areas. The large viewing window captures the views to the Creek. There is a full bathroom on this level. The large area with high ceilings overlooks the lower level which adds to the openness of the home for shared activities. Large enough for bunk beds, media uses, and a second living room. The rich wood of the vaulted ceiling makes this a very appealing area of the home. The office or den on the main level of the home features a gas freestanding fireplace, stucco walks for a territorial architectural look, built-in bookcases plus log and tongue and groove pine ceiling. This wing of the home is very private from the guest wing. The doorway features etched glass sidelight panels which accent the log framing around the windows and create s drama for this executive space. The art gallery walls are covered with chinking material for an old west texture that sets off the art displays in this bright hallway to the primary suite. A doorway offers access to the open deck on the side of the home. The primary suite offers main floor living and privacy from the rest of the home. The suite features a slate stone hearth with freestanding fireplace, entertainment and media area as well as a small area for a coffee maker service. The ceilings are vaulted with trusses and perlins in this area adding to the drama and appeal of this portion of the log home. The double doors open to a large private deck which overlooks the creek and wildlife habitat. Watch elk stroll by with their young calves. Features include a huge walk-in closet, an upscale laundry facility, plus a remodeled bathroom with walk in shower and jetted tub. There is a reserve water heater, rich recycled wood flooring, and quality cabinetry and fixtures. The main level suite at The Ranch makes it possible to live actively on one level without concern for any mobility issues. For complete climate control, there is a newly installed separate unit in the grand primary suite. The private hall serves the guest bedrooms and mud room. There is also a rustic beech lighted display cabinet built in for collections in this area. There is an attached oversized car garage. The garage has been modified to include a sportsman’s room with sporting goods storage, two safes, and cabinetry for organizing all things outdoors. Specialized flooring was installed which matches the other garage building. The Ranch offers outside living on covered decks, hand peeled logs with chinking, quality doors and windows, rich wood flooring, slate tile, granite counters, spa bathrooms, private master wing and separate guest wing, vaulted ceilings, pretty interior wood, knotty alder cabinetry, large mud room, sportsman gear room, large finished garage with two other garages at the guest house, workshop, ATV and raft storage, hay loft or tack room. The systems on The Ranch are well designed for year-round living or as a vacation home. Enjoy the level land and end of the road privacy without being remote. Close to services, shopping, and only 40 minutes to the airport in Missoula. Fly fishing, hiking, riding trails, skiing, and mountain living right out the door. Wildlife - The Ranch is an amazing and bountiful habitat for elk and deer. Elk in 2022 continue to use it as a nursery with six calves born here. The property was landscaped and managed to encourage wildlife out your front door. This area of the Bitterroot Valley is well known for having been a prized area for homesteading by early pioneers. The meadows have good soil and are relatively rock free and are suitable for stock grazing. The land is level and has an irrigation system to apply the water for green meadows and/or hay. The elk enjoy the pastures currently and the Seller enjoys watching them graze the fields. New Morton Building - Located in the northeast section of the property, the owner recently added the 5,040 SF Ranch Shop Complex, this 2021-2022 Morton Building features its own private, gated entrance and new circular asphalt driveway offering a 400amp service and all the top end amenities. This is every person’s dream shop for their motorhome, helicopter, car collection and more. The Morton building was engineered and built by Morton, the leader in post-frame construction with over a 100 year history. This building is sound-proof and has Pella windows and Rayne doors. There is also a full bathroom with shower and dog wash. Additional features include RV hookups, LED lighting, ceiling fans for circulation and electric heat throughout. The log guest studio offers a living area, full kitchen and ¾ bath with walk in shower. All of the appointments in the guest studio are upscale with granite surround in the shower, pine cabinetry, log construction, neutral colors, and pretty wood flooring. There is heating and air conditioning in this improvement. The expansive newly finished specialty garage offers parking for today’s large trucks and SUVs including ample room for ranch support vehicles and additional storage. The buildings are not too close together and there is adequate parking for all structures with private roads leading to them a huge asphalt paved parking area here. The tractor barn has power service, and storage for shop items, storage for ATV’s and other ranch and recreation equipment. There is an overhead door plus a carport area. Flooring in the shop is finished with high end coatings for longevity. There are additional improvements to this building recently completed. The Ranch at Broken Spur Trail has both a domestic well and water rights. The live water which flows through the property is Lower Mill Creek year-round creek with small trout and wildlife habitat for deer, waterfowl, and elk. Also located on the property is a very large pond with trout. There are two private wells on the property. The domestic water is provided by a private well and shows production at 35 gpm (gallons per minute). The well services the main home and the guest studio. An additional well showing 50 gpm was completed on 4/28/2020 by Eslinger well drilling. The pond is located east of the home and has a small island and pretty vegetation as well as manicured lawn at the shorelines. There is a water right associated with the pond for Fish and Wildlife with a maximum volume of 4.3 AC-FT. The pond approval shows it is 15 foot deep. Water Rights include shares in the Woodside Stock Farm ditch which date back to 1905. The Woodside Irrigation Company was organized and filed for a water right on the Bitterroot River, Blodgett Creek and Churn Creek.