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Ennis - #184235


Charming, custom home located on 180 deeded acres in an exceptional, one-of-a-kind location within 4 country miles of Ennis and less than an hour to Big Sky. Jack Creek flows through this lush property that includes access to 1400 additional acres for riding or hiking. Mature trees, unobstructed mountain views, diverse wildlife, a private pond and complete seclusion enhance this postcard-worthy setting to create a sanctuary that is unmatched in the Madison Valley. A very special listing.


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    72 Jack Creek Road

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    Single Family Over 1 Acre

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This custom designed home with an old fashioned reclaimed look is located on 180+/- irreplaceable deeded acres just minutes from down town Ennis, Montana and less than an hour to skiing at Big Sky. Jack Creek flows through the property mere yards from this 3 bedroom – 3 bath 3,000+/-SF home that is located just north of Jeffers in a much sought after Madison Valley location.


Large mature old growth cottonwood trees , a private pond, views and access to an additional 1,400+/- Jack Creek Ranch acres gives you the privacy, serenity and seclusion you crave as you hunt, hike, four wheel or just sit and soak up the wildlife.

Recreational Opportunities

Located at approximately 5,000 feet elevation, the Madison Valley is surrounded by spectacular mountains, national forests, and wilderness areas creating numerous recreational opportunities for locals and tourists alike. Of all the outdoor activities available in the valley, Ennis is best known for its fly fishing. The Madison River, originating in nearby Yellowstone National Park, flows through the valley floor and offers the best fly fishing. Fishermen the world over travel here to enjoy time on the river. Visitors may also participate in other activities including horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking, four-wheeling, big game hunting, boating, cross country skiing, white-water rafting and more.


When gold was discovered in 1863 in nearby Virginia City, miners and fortune hunters bustled to the area. Soon ranchers, farmers, and businessmen came and there were two towns founded on the banks of the Madison River – Jeffers on the East named after its founder and Ennis on the west named after its founder, William Ennis. Jeffers was a “dry” town while Ennis boasted a wilder side and allowed bars. Needless to say, Ennis became a thriving community while Jeffers is a charming place with a handful of residents.
Today Ennis is a small, friendly western town with a colorful past. It boasts a population of about 1,200 people and 11 million rainbow trout. Surprisingly it offers many services considering its size, including two banks, a library, hospital, nursing home, school (grades K-12), movie theater; several art galleries, clothing stores, and home décor businesses; plus a dry cleaners to name a few!
Ennis truly epitomizes “the last best place” as you will find this sleepy ranching community both progressive and fun.  There are four major ski hills within two hours drive of Ennis, snowmobiling, whitewater rafting, parasailing, hunting, hiking and so much more for the avid recreationalist.  Fiber Optic Internet service can be found throughout the valley for those who want to work from home in this piece of paradise.


Main Residence:

The gourmet kitchen has a traditional look in the custom cabinets, apron front farm sink, and antique center island yet has all of the modern conveniences any cook would want. You can catch a quick snack from the custom Breakfast Nook if you prefer a more intimate setting. Watching River Otters from the kitchen window as they play in Jack Creek makes for fun while doing dishes (of course you can always load the dishwasher too).
The formal dining room also has windows which focus on the view at the private pond. You often catch a glimpse deer as they come morning and evening to catch a quick drink. The dining area also has the feel of a library from days of old with custom book shelves and a Great Western wood stove (stove is non-functioning and for visual use only).
The living room has massive beams, floor to vaulted ceiling Pella windows (which bring in those massive Madison Mountain views), Rock wood burning fireplace, wood floors, and antler chandeliers.
Attention to detail continues as you see the master bedroom – bath with a large walk in closet. The guest bedroom and bath are also located on the main floor along with an office that was created so that you can work from home. Upstairs is a large open bedroom, a third bath and a large bonus room that makes a perfect family hideaway or game room. There is an attached two car garage with shelving for more storage.

Barns and Corrals

The outbuildings: chicken coop/tack shed, barn, and even the playhouse were built to match the home, showing the pride of ownership that this hideaway exudes. The property has been professionally landscaped and feels like an oasis away from it all.


Two wells (one for the house and one for the pond), water rights, and furniture (which may be purchased by private treaty) gives you the added convenience of purchasing this property “turn-key.”

Winter Enthusiasts

Winter wonderland skiing is less than an hour from your back door. Be a member of Madison Valley Ski Club, which has current access to the Jack Creek Road, or buy a Golden Moonlight Pass (permanent access to Jack Creek Road) so that you can hit the slopes at Big Sky Ski Resort or Moonlight Basin Ranch. Literally some of the best down hill and cross country skiing in the nation can be found less than 20 miles from your new home. Enjoy all the seasons that Montana has to offer!


Prudential Montana Real Estate
406-596-4288 (Cell)
406-682-5002 (Office)



Brokers Comments

It is hard to explain all the intricacies of this unique offering so come and see it for yourself to understand the location and appreciate the price.

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Prudential Montana Real Estate
406-596-4288 (Cell)
406-682-5002 (Office)


Ranch & Recreational Group

(406) 556-7777
(800) 958-8266

Suite 201
1925 North 22nd Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59718


(406) 541-6271

Suite 201
120 S. 5th St.
Hamilton, MT 59840

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