Horsethief Basin Ranch encompasses some 7,000 acres, offering an abundance of wildlife and recreation including fly-fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The property was one of two ranches owned by rancher-financier Mort Fleischer, co-founder of the real estate investment trust Store Capital Corp., and his wife, Donna. Horsethief Basin Ranch is grounded by a majestic 8,000-square-foot log home as homage to the American West. There are also two guest houses on the property, a six-stall barn, and numerous corrals. The Horsethief Basin Ranch sale comes as Montana posts its best year in sales of properties over 200 acres since 2006, with 2021 poised to set another record.
The majestic, 180-degree mountain views alone make this impressive 12,191-square-foot home highly desirable. Across 17 acres, there is much to discover, including waterfalls, a private pond, mature trees, lush landscaping, and gentle rolling terrain. The residence includes six bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms. Fine finishes, custom craftsmanship, upgrades and innovations are incorporated throughout the two-story floor plan. Among the highlights are walls and arches inlaid with stone, hardwood floors, ceilings dramatically accented with dark wood beams and the inviting warmth of seven fireplaces. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly frame the silhouettes of mountain peaks from Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass, the Elk Range, and Capitol Peak down to mighty Mount Sopris. Most rooms overlook the outdoors and offer direct access to patios or balconies and the sound of the stream that wraps around the house and flows into the pond at the front of the house. Sold at the asking price, the property offers an incomparable lifestyle.