The Quiet Rest Homestead is located in the foothills of the North Bridger Mountains northeast of Bozeman, Montana. It adjoins the Gallatin National Forest on two sides, and lies at the end of a national forest road. The landscape varies from wooded ridges to open grassy meadows and pockets of aspens. Two creeks flow across the property in well-defined drainages, and flow into the South Fork of Sixteen Mile Creek, approximately one half mile to the east. Rising high above the property are the North Bridger Mountains, which provide spectacular vistas from many locations.
The Quiet Rest Homestead consists of 80 +/- acres and is located in what is known as the Quiet Rest Settlement. The Settlement occupies all of Section 9, T3N, R6E, which has been divided into ten 40 - 80 acre privately owned parcels. Section 9 is completely surrounded by national forest lands, except for a half mile along the south boundary. The majority of the owners of the parcels are not local, and none of the parcels are currently occupied by full-time residents. Typical use of the individual parcels is for a week or two during the summer months or during the hunting season. About half of the parcels contain cabins.
Haw Gulch Creek crosses the subject property and reportedly has a fishery for small trout. It is a tributary to the South Fork of Sixteen Mile Creek, which runs along the eastern boundary of Section 9, and has a fishery for rainbow and cutthroat trout.
The property is located in a prime hunting area. Big game species include deer, elk, moose and black bear, are present in impressive numbers. Mountain grouse as well as ruffed grouse are abundant in the area, and, along with being fun to hunt, make excellent table-fare.
Access to the property is seasonal via a forest service road, which travels northwest approximately seven miles from Gallatin County’s Flathead Pass Road. This access road ends at a forest service parking lot and trailhead, which lies just to the east of Section 9. A private road on a recorded easement provides vehicular access to three of the parcels along the southern boundary of Section 9, including the subject parcel, which is at the end of this private road. Covenants on all the Quiet Rest parcels allow walking access along property boundaries and waterways in Section 9 to reach the balance of the parcels or the surrounding national forest lands.
Covenants that affect the properties in Quiet Rest limit parcels to no less than 40 acres in size, and provide for pedestrian access easements along parcel boundaries and waterways. A grazing lease allows grazing for a portion of the season on all parcels, unless they are fenced to exclude grazing.
The exterior boundaries of Section 9 were recently surveyed and monumented by the Forest Service. However, the interior property lines for the parcels in the Section have never been surveyed. The subject parcel lies along the southerly and westerly boundaries of Section 9; therefore, the south and west boundaries of the parcel can easily be located.
The Quiet Rest Homestead parcel’s legal description is the South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 9, T3N, R6E, and contains approximately 80 acres. The parcel is at the end of the private road that runs from the forest service parking lot located in Section 10, and is one of only three parcels in Section 9 that has seasonal road access. The parcel contains pasture lands, timber, and a small tributary to Haw Gulch Creek, which flows year-round. It has more improvements than any of the other parcels in Quiet Rest, and the original owners lived here for approximately 25 years, year-round, in the cabin.
The main cabin is located under a fairly large roofed structure, which is used mostly for storage. The cabin itself has a living/bedroom on the ground floor with a bedroom above it, and a main floor kitchen/dining/living area. These are the only areas that are currently capable of being heated in the winter. There is also a separate summer kitchen, barn and several small outbuildings, including an outhouse. Water supply has been a bucket from the creek. The current owners use the property as a weekend retreat during the summer months, and occasionally during the hunting season.
The access road that leads to the improvements currently stops just short of the buildings, as the bridge across the creek is currently being repaired.
Electrical power and telephone service are not currently available to the area. The nearest electrical is about five miles distant and telephone is at least as far. Cellular phone service is not currently available to the area.
This unique property is offered for sale by Joel Shouse, Broker, with Prudential Montana Real Estate, exclusive agent of the Sellers. Please contact Joel Shouse at (406) 586-1211 or via e-mail at Joel.Shouse@PruMT.com for more information or a showing. Please remember that vehicular access is seasonal, and is generally available only from June through perhaps November.
The Quiet Rest Homestead is only an hour from Bozeman or Livingston, and is the perfect place for a summer or weekend retreat. It also provides a cozy hunting cabin during the fall hunting season, where one can walk out the door and immediately be in game.
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