The majestic Bitterroot mountains are the backdrop for this "gentleman's ranch", which backs up to the National forest of over 3.5 million acres, an elegant log home on an acreage that provides plenty of room for privacy and recreation without the responsibilities of a working ranch. The 3-plus bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is the centerpiece of the property, constructed of high-quality and hand peeled uniform logs with high, open-beam ceilings. As soon as you come through the wide double-door entryway on the main level, you'll be drawn to the sunny great room. Floor-to-ceiling windows there provide a view of the gently rolling lawn, dotted with pines, fresh water pond and shrubs.The kitchen includes a pantry, stainless steel appliances, a double oven, fine cabinetry, and a central island with a gas range. The study/office has its own river-rock fireplace, as does the master bedroom. The master bath has fine cabinets with two sinks, a jetted tub and a tiled, walk-in shower. Climb the open-tread stairway, made of halved-logs, to the loft that provides access to the spacious guest bedrooms and the trophy room, with its river-rock trimmed wet bar. The basement, which includes its own entrance, has a large laundry room with cabinets, a sewing/crafts room and a play room. Throughout this home, polished wood floors and luxurious carpeting impart warmth and comfort. The three-car garage provides plenty of room for vehicles and tools, with its workbench and cupboards. Outside, a unique wraparound deck incorporates several large pines into its structure and includes an extra wide, covered area for dining. The paved drive is bordered by a river-rock wall near the house, and nearby is a 400-tree apple orchard. The ranch is home to abundant wildlife, watch for deer and smaller animals to wander through, and even the occasional black bear. You won't have to go far to hunt elk, with the large resident elk herd. This property includes coveted Bitterroot water rights, and part of the acreage is currently leased to a local farmer for haying. Purchase options include all 100 acres, which include four ponds, or 33 acres with two ponds.