With views of the Highlands, Tobacco Root and Pioneer mountains and the Continental Divide, the home at 3337 Iris Ridge Road will inspire you with its breath-taking views of the wilderness surrounding Ramsay.
This home with a rustic-yet-tasteful interior is located within the Flint Creek Ranch subdivision, located about 2½ miles northwest of Ramsay and about 15 minutes from Butte by vehicle.
According to listing agent and owner of Whisper Creek Realty Loren Baker, the subdivision was once home to an active ranch, whose owners drove animals to the ranch each year from Avon.
“It’s a treasure right here in the Big Sky,” said Baker of the surrounding area.
Currently owned by a part-time leather artist, the interior of this 2,240-square-foot home draws from the sensibilities of the American West, with wooden countertops, Southwest-inspired furnishings and wood floors throughout that sport an exposed-nail motif.
“It’s very cozy and inviting, and it reminds you of something out of the old, old West,” said Baker of the property.
“Rustic,” he added.
The $260,000 home comes fully furnished and sits on a 20-acre lot suitable for raising animals. For an additional $70,000, prospective homebuyers can purchase an adjacent parcel and get an additional 20 acres.
With three bedrooms, two baths and 2,240 square feet, the home has a main level and walkout basement.
Kitchen countertops are decorated with copper railings in the open-concept main floor, where you’ll find leather sofas and a hand-carved, log cabin-inspired kitchen table.
There are more log cabin-inspired furnishings throughout, including in the bedrooms, where wooden bedframes compliment the beds’ Southwestern-style blankets. Two of the bedrooms are on the main level, while a bed and bath reside in the home’s refinished basement.
The upstairs bathroom features a unique, claw foot tub with a high back for those who like to read in the bath, while the basement boasts access to the home’s tuck-under garage.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, there’s just as much to love outside the home as there is within.
A south-facing deck is the perfect spot for relaxing and barbecues, along with the backyard’s large stone fire pit and seating area, replete with a chase lounge, where you can put up your feet and have a cold one or nosh on toasted marshmallows.
From the backyard seating area, you can take in views of the East Ridge or look out at the stars with the city of Butte sparkling below. Butte’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display can also be seen from this vantage point, where you’ll be surrounded by juniper and coniferous trees while you honor Old Glory.
Wildlife sightings are common in this mountain oasis, where residents regularly spot elk, deer, moose and other animals native to Montana. Similarly, there’s year-round recreation nearby in the form of hiking, hunting, snowmobiling and more.
Baker himself lives in the area, and he said what brought him to the hills of Ramsay is the area’s natural beauty. He’s an avid horse-rider and can often be found riding one of his two horses, Shades of Snow and Sage of Jericho.
“I fell in love with this area and I fell in love with the Butte people when I got here and that’s the reason why I’m still here,” said Baker.