Flathead Lake Property: Exceptionally scenic 22 acres (10 parcels) with layered views of bays, islands, the open lake and the high Mission Mountains. Includes 171 feet of calm water Flathead Lake frontage including a dock protected from large waves (plus a buoy), a sweet gravel beach swimming spot, and an undeveloped access site. This profitable orchard enjoys 3 water rights for irrigation from Flathead Lake, along with a well that is used for domestic purposes. There's also a comfortable home you may choose to occupy as you design and build a masterpiece from which to enjoy the lake and relax in your own private Eden. A large shop is on the southern parcel. Does this answer your dreams? Call Angie Killian 406-249-7617, or your real estate professional. Property specifics: ** 22+ Acres - Lake Frontage - Privacy - 10 Parcels - Stunning Views - Horses and farm animals allowed ** How do you envision paradise? This is it if you're dreaming of waking to spectacular panoramic lake and mountain views, strolling through your own orchards as they produce a variety of marketable fruit that is widely appreciated in Western Montana, and going down to one of the three lakefront spots to boat, swim or simply enjoy watching the water move from mirror-like calm serenity to the gentle waves that roll into these protected bays on the western shore of Flathead Lake. You may also sit at the picnic table under the weeping willows and pines to take in the gorgeous evening sunsets, as the lake's cooling breezes bring your day to a pleasant close. The magnificent views are evident in the photos, but cannot be fully appreciated until one is there and seeing them in person. The lake, the islands, and the mountains beyond all enrapture all who look out upon them. Few lakefront properties enjoy views of this magnitude! Being up on the knoll overlooking the bays greatly enhances the views you'll enjoy in all four seasons. This is a prime location for exploring the Lake's most interesting areas by any type of watercraft. The primary piece of the three waterfront locations includes old Flathead Lake history, where an old pier was used by stern-wheelers over 100 years ago. Interestingly, these boats carried Rollins-grown apples on their way to markets. Today half of the acreage is a modern orchard, producing high quality Honeycrisp apples, as well as pears, cherries, and other fruits. The sloping topography, rocky soil, and excellent water rights make for a near perfect production area. The existing orchard could be expanded or contracted, or changed to different tree types or vine crops or to a different use altogether. The current crops are highly regarded for superior flavor by many over a large portion of Montana, which can be a significant source of pride for the grower. A large all-purpose building is included, and production equipment and machinery can be also negotiated. In addition to the desirable waterfront and orchard, there are many natural areas on the property, including large pines and firs, wildflowers, impressive boulders, open field and meadow. The topography is uniquely pleasing--a gentle ridge-top sloping in three directions. The bulk of the property is enclosed by an effective deer fence, allowing flowers and gardening in addition to the original purpose of protecting young fruit trees from browsing. Eagles and osprey are common overhead; songbirds, turkeys and small mammals also call the property home. A comfortable cedar cabin style home with beautiful views and surrounded by mature trees in a large yard is convenient to, but just out of sight of well-maintained U.S. Highway 93. The Rollins area is part exclusive residences, part old-time Montana vacation homes, with an overlapping sense of community and appreciation of the place's rural character. Likewise, this property combines many special and rare attributes and opportunities. Tree summary: Apples: approx 2790 trees, 7.8 acres, Cherries: approx 400 trees, 1.3 acres, Peaches: approx 25 trees, 0.1 acres, Pears: approx 190 trees, 0.8 acres, Plums: approx 100 trees, 0.4 acres, Total: approx 3505 trees, 10.4 acres (These acreages are limited to the productive area, as for horticultural calculations for fertilizer or pesticide, etc. Tractor turning space, for example, at the end of rows is not included.) Regardless of whether you wish to hire out the orchard care, or nurture it yourself, you'll enjoy the fruit from your own property. You may choose to expand the orchard further, or perhaps change some features to grow other fruits or crops ... or maybe even scale back the orchard so you have additional room for horses or other critters that you wish to enjoy. The entire orchard is surrounded by a 9' high (on average) wire fence to keep out the deer, and there are multiple gates. There's also the landscaped yard surrounding the home where you can enjoy your volleyball, badminton, frisbee, or croquet games, or just soak in the sun or rest in the shade of the glorious weeping willows. The quiet street along the waterfront, Rollins Lakeshore Drive, is often frequented by neighbors strolling on leisurely walks and it's a lovely and friendly neighborhood with casual conversations at frequent intervals. Some of the cottages have been there for many decades while in other spots mansions have been built. There are four water rights that will transfer with the property and they are included in the documents: 204 GPM pumped out of Flathead Lake, 34 GPM pumped out of Flathead Lake, 25 GPM pumped out of Flathead Lake, and 10 GPM from a well for domestic use. The home was constructed in 1975, has 2262 SF, and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a wood stove and fireplace. The walkout basement on the lower level has the laundry area, along with a workshop, an additional shower, refrigerator, and cooking range. There is a great deal of deck space for entertaining, and views from the entire eastern side of the home. You may choose to eventually turn this into a guest cottage or orchard manager's quarters. The property is currently served by Starlink internet. The shop has 220 power and is an excellent spot for processing the fruit as it is harvested. The sellers will create a list of all of the orchard equipment that they may be willing to transfer to the new owners with a bill of sale. This will include a multitude of tractors, irrigation equipment, forklifts, fruit bins, etc. They are also willing to provide some instruction on the proper care of the orchard and equipment. The majority of photos were taken in July of 2022, but additional photos were supplied by the sellers and the listing agent, and taken at different times of various years to give a feel for the beauty of all the seasons. More details: The lakes in the Flathead Valley are renowned for crystal clear water, and Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. While the lake is huge and never crowded, you will enjoy fishing, boating, skiing and swimming on what is surely one of the best lakes in the country! The water in the lake is lowered about 10' each winter to provide storage room for all of the spring melt from the snow in the mountains; the lake will be close to full pool by the end of May each year. One of the most rare and enjoyable features of this property is that despite being private and out in the country, there is incredibly easy year-round access on a paved highway, less than 10 miles from Lakeside. An hour north you can revel in the glory and the majesty of Glacier National Park, known as the Crown of the Continent, and even closer you'll find the Glacier Park International Airport and all of the shopping and medical facilities of Kalispell. Two excellent ski resorts are less than an hour's drive, and all of the incredible abundance of other outdoor recreation is also nearby. The Bison Range is also a short drive south. Is it time for you to follow your dreams? Information deemed reliable but not warranted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties or the listing agent. Buyers & agents are advised to conduct their own due diligence.
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