Quintessential Montana!Close your eyes. Take a deep breath of clean, mountain air. Feel the warm sun on your face. See yourself here, on 94+/- acres of sprawling meadows with deep lush grass and dense pockets of forest, teeming with wildlife. The snow-capped peaks of the Swan Range provide a captivating backdrop, you'll not soon forget. A half-mile of Cooney Creek's icy waters babble generously year-round, through the length of the property, nurturing scores of young Bull trout as they make their way to the Swan River. According to a February 2007 news release by The Vital Ground Foundation, "Cooney Creek contains one of the few remaining genetically pure strains of westslope cutthroat trout in the Swan Valley and constitutes important rearing habitat for juvenile bull trout and other, less sensitive fish species." Remarkably, this property is being sold with the water rights to Cooney Creek, making this a truly, once in a lifetime opportunity!
Originally, a part of the Clinkingbeard homestead, George Clinkingbeard first settled on this land in July of 1915. Later used as the hub for an outfitting business, established in the 1970's, there is a rich and vibrant history here.
The rustic 1 bedroom, 1 bath cabin, built in 1930, and original to the homestead, rests on the North side of Cooney Creek and is easily accessed year-round.
Across the creek from the cabin, stands a lovely, old barn, beautifully weathered and time worn, that speaks of a slower pace and the grit and resolve of the few who first called the Swan Valley, home.
The possibilities this property holds are limitless, with no covenants, no restrictions and the highly coveted water rights to Cooney Creek.
This beautiful property offers the rare opportunity to own a piece of Montana's and the Swan Valley's proud history.