SHELL CREEK HORSE RANCH
If you’re looking for stunning views of Shell Canyon while owning over a thousand feet of frontage on both sides of a blue ribbon trout stream, look no further. This spectacular property, which is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, comprises 58+ acres divided roughly in half by Shell Creek. The home is a custom designed and built three bedroom, three bathroom, contemporary that captures the views of Shell Canyon and the surrounding mountains and red cliffs from almost anywhere in the house and on the large deck.
The passive solar house was built to very high standards, with premium features including nine foot poured concrete foundation, two by six and laminated beam framing, premium gauge steel roof, in-floor radiant heat, foam insulation, and Marvin double glazed e-glass windows and eight foot sliders that form glass walls on the south and east sides of the open plan main living area. Also on the main floor is a large master suite with three large closets and bathroom that features a free standing tub as well as a walk-in tiled shower. A large paneled mudroom and approx. 300 sq. ft. deck with two covered sitting areas complete the main level. Vaulted ceilings are found throughout this level and the upper level. An open staircase leads to the upper level which is a second master suite with large walk-in closet, full bathroom, and an area that could be a home office or additional closet space.
The walk-out lower level has large windows with great views of the pasture and wooded portions of the property as well as the surrounding red cliffs. This level features natural slate floors, cedar wainscoting, and a full slate bathroom with large shower. It is presently set up as guest quarters, entertainment area, and office space. It could be converted to a mother-in-law apartment if desired. There is also a large storage room as well as the mechanical room.
Wildlife abounds on the property and includes, white tail and mule deer, wild turkeys, pheasants, Canada geese, hawks, eagles, great horned owls, blue heron, and many song birds. Moose and elk visit occasionally. A six point bull elk spent most of last winter on the property! Trout fishing is outstanding for both browns and rainbows in this section of the creek.
Other important features of the property include 24.5 acres of irrigation rights, Greybull town water, water and electricity in the horse corral area, and direct access to BLM land. Many recreational opportunities are available in this area, including the Antelope Butte ski area, which is scheduled to reopen in 2017, hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing on groomed trails in the Big Horns. It is a two hour drive to Yellowstone as well as to the ski area at Red Lodge, Montana.