Historic Renovated Home & Guest House East Fork Spring Creek

1276 Red Hill Road, Lewistown, Montana, 59457




MLS: 25008-04895

5.1 Acres

1,581 SqFt

1 beds

1.5 baths

What You Should Know

  • Year-Around Live Water

  • East Fork Spring Creek

  • Guest House or Air B&B

  • Trout Fishing on Property

  • Fenced Small Acreage with Hay

  • Shop with Workshop and Office

  • Fiber Optic Phone & Internet

  • Views of Big Snowy Mountains

Why You'll Love It

With unimpeded views of the Big Snowy Mountains to the south and an historic buffalo jump to the west, as well as direct access to 600' of the East Fork of Spring Creek, a more idyllic location for your forever home has never existed.  This 5.118+/- acre property is located 12 miles from Lewistown, just south of the East Fork Reservoir and is move-in ready with 2 residences and multiple well maintained outbuildings.

The primary residence on the property is a one bedroom, two bath (one full and one half) two story, 1,581 sq.ft. home built in 1925 with original rock wall basement.  This home has had major remodeling and upgrades over the past few years including a metal roof in 2020, “CANXEL” masonite siding, energy efficient windows, a energy efficient forced air (propane fired) furnace in 2011, new 50 gallon electric water heater in 2024, and a totally fenced yard. The home features a modern kitchen with twin electric ovens and a propane fueled kitchen range. A well thought out design and color scheme is evident and the home is in immaculate condition.  A 4 person hot tub purchased by the owners in 2023 is supremely located to take in mountain views while surrounded by the mature lilac hedge in the summer months. Supplemental heat for the home is supplied by a free standing propane stove in the main floor living area.  All appliances in both residences are included in the sale of the property.  This residence is wired to accept power in emergency from a generator.

The second residence, built in 1981, is a two-bedroom, one bath, 864 sq,ft. guest cottage that has also served as an Air B&B in recent years, generating from $10,000 to $12,000 in additional cash flow depending on the year and scheduled family/friend visits.  The open concept kitchen, dining area and living room features an all-electric kitchen (oven/range, refrigerator) and a free-standing propane stove which supplies quality and quiet heat to the open-concept area.  The bedrooms are heated by radiant electric, oil-filled baseboard heaters which are quiet and efficient. The water heater and pressure tank for the home are located in the crawl space.  The home also features a deck which overlooks the back yard area and is mere feet from East Fork Spring Creek.  One can take just a few steps and fish for trout right out the back door. 

The sale will include many of the home furnishings in both residences with the exception of a few items that have been designed and constructed by the sellers. 


Also on the property is one 1908 standard 28’x46’ barn with a 24’x 46’ open end, 14’ high, lean-to on the north side.  Barn is wired, with original horse stalls that have wooden floors and hay mangers.  Loft has the original hay grapple fork, and access doors with historic track.  A deck has been added to the west end of the loft; a perfect evening spot overlooking the creek. 

A 2005, 30’ x 48’, pole frame building with concrete floor (with tubing for in-floor heat; needs the boiler) is fully wired with a 12’ ceiling.  Includes two separate, enclosed workshop rooms that are wired and heated, currently used as a workshop and craft/office space. On the north end of this shop/garage/workshop building there is a 2009 15’ x 30’ pole frame four-sided lean-to with a 10’ x 10’ overhead door that serves as additional enclosed garage/storage space.

A wired poultry house easily accommodates about 10 laying hens.  House includes laying boxes, roosts and perches, entry area for feed and supply storage and access to outdoor roaming/feeding area.

A 10’ x 12’ greenhouse is wired (110/220) and includes thermostat controlled ventilation/heat/air movement and necessary benches for optimum use of floor and raised space. 

From the county road to the property, there is a permanent 30’ access easement.

The property is on a school bus route for Lewistown Public Schools.

Two (2) water rights are included it the sale; one for the 60’, 20 gpm well that serves both residences plus outdoor hydrants.  To comply with the requirements for the AirB&B, well is tested annually.  Test results have always been acceptable for B&B standards.  The second water right is for irrigation and livestock use of water flowing in the East Fork of Spring Creek.  Two older wells exist on the property; one is a hand-dug well in the basement of the primary residence. The other is non-functional in the side yard of the primary residence but could be made useable again, if needed, with servicing from a licensed well driller/maintenance service.

Both the primary residence and guest house have R/O systems for drinking and cooking water. 

Landscaping is well planned and maintained with mature trees.

Average annual utilities (electricity and propane) are about $4,560; taxes are about $2,738 per year.

Property is served by high speed (169 Mbps/sec)fiber optic cable (Midrivers Coop) which includes land line capability; has independent routers for each residence; Dish Network for TV.

Propane tank is leased; current lease rate is $60/year but the rate is expected to increase in 2024.

The 1,000 gallon concrete septic tank serves both the primary residence and guest house.  The tank is pumped every 3  years on a regular schedule. 

The hay field produces 7-10 tons of grass/alfalfa hay annually. 


Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 1276 Red Hill Road
  • City: Lewistown
  • State: Montana
  • County: Fergus

Dave Phillips

Sales Associate