The Bobtail Lodge fronts the Kootenai National Forest along the entire western border. It is situated about two hours from Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, and about 30 minutes to recreation areas on Lake Koocanusa and is just a 15-minute drive north from Libby, Montana. This property is located in the heavily wooded and mountainous Lincoln County. Lincoln County lies along the northern United States border to the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Acreage

The property consists of two 16± acre parcels, with 32.079± total deeded acres. There are approximately 8± acres of timberland and about 24± acres of workable pastureland. In addition, a large 5± acre yard surrounds the home. Raised flower beds, sidewalks, and extensive keystone block and paver terracing are features of the yard. The home is 60± feet from Bobtail Creek, which is a trout-filled year-round creek.

There are excellent senior water rights included for the pasture irrigation from Bobtail Creek. Conveniently, an electric irrigation pump supplies water into the underground piping that is set up to feed the lawn sprinklers. Also, the domestic water comes from an artesian blue water well with a 800± gallon cistern.

Beautiful Log Home

The lodge was hand crafted in the 1950s, with a 30×42± D-Log exterior and finished drywall interior walls. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms at 2,500± square feet. The timber for the home was harvested off this very property in 1954! The lodge was fully remodeled in 2007. Updates include insulation and new insulated concrete ICF block foundation, plus all new electrical, plumbing, and a HVAC system. Additionally, a propane furnace with A/C was installed in 2007, a new high efficiency 80-gallon hot water tank was installed in 2013, and new windows and doors are in place throughout.

There is a free-standing propane stove with its own thermostat that runs independently without power to keep house heated in case of a power outage. The lodge features original tongue and groove larch floors throughout the upstairs, and the original flooring material was purchased from the historic J. Neils Mill in downtown Libby in the mid-1950s. The log home is surrounded by a massive Amish-built 16’-deep covered upper deck with a shooting range and 12’ wraparound covered porch, and a large Amish-built log gazebo wired for a hot tub.

Large Kitchen

The kitchen has granite counters, a huge pantry with built-in shelves and adjustable canned goods racking. In addition to a custom-built steel hanging pot rack, there is also a washboard sink, custom cabinets, and a large island with a sink. And it also features a beautiful antique reproduction 6-burner dual fuel Heartland cook stove with convection oven. Plus an additional electric under-counter convection oven, Bosch dishwasher, and an under-cabinet television with swing-down screen. There are two full bathrooms upstairs with double sinks, ceramic tile tops and backsplashes. The master bathroom has a large soaker tub along with a separate shower, and the guest bathroom has a large jetted bathtub.

Also, the lower level features a large daylight basement with a family room, a full kitchen including cooktop, dual under-counter refrigerators, sink and a 12 foot bar. The three downstairs bedrooms share a large bathroom with shower and double sink. And there is also a separate laundry/mechanical room with mop sink and an 80-gallon water heater. Importantly, all doors and exits are handicap accessible (36” doors). Additionally, there is a handicap ramp to the large upstairs master bedroom.

Garage/Shop

The 30×48± shop/garage features an additional second floor living space. The living area has two bedrooms and a shared half-bathroom. Each bedroom has an outside door to private decks which overlook the pastures. The upper floor also holds two 30’± long storage areas.  The main floor of the garage features three bays and a shop area with built-in shelving, work bench, and 110/220V welder outlets. The shop area also features extra lighting, a large wood stove for heat, and shop-sink with running water. An 8×30± craft room on the side of the garage has heat and air conditioning also.

An outdoor 30×10± concrete dog run sits near the home. It has a floor drain, two doggie doors, and a heated 6×10± whelping room.

RV Area

Lastly, there is an RV area which features 5 RV spots, each with 220/110V power and a frost-free freshwater hydrant, two outdoor fire pits and also an 1800-gallon septic RV tank dump.