1900 Hotel & 1919 Home in Roundup, MT

Details below are from December 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 12/20/19   -   Last OHD Update: 6/22/20   -   14 Comments
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2 First Ave, Musselshell, MT 59059 (Roundup 59072)

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  • $39,900
  • 1 Bath
  • 1056 Sq Ft
  • 1.3 Ac.
Outstanding Value, 12 city lots with Historic Hotel built in 1900 with Historic home build in 1919 on the banks of the Musselshell River located in Musselshell. Montana. The home has been completely stripped ready to be remodeled. Must see to appreciate
Contact Information
Ken Minnie, Big M Realty
(406) 323-3111
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14 Comments on 1900 Hotel & 1919 Home in Roundup, MT

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3451 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    The listing photos have a wonderful ghost-town feel to them. I don’t know anything about the area but I have a probably unrealistic fantasy of living in this wonderful looking place, and fixing up the buildings but not too much so as to retain their ambiance.

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    • OdieKOdieK says: 130 comments

      Hi Bethany! I live in North Central Montana. Roundup is in the southern area and about an hour from our largest city, Billings. As a state Montana has barely a million people in the entire huge state so getting away from people is very easy and we don’t experience much crime. It’s also a tough place to live as the winter climate is harsh with sometimes -30 degrees below 0 or colder with a seemingly constant wind. Most people come for the summers and run at the first winter storm. That’s fine with us! Ha! Ha! The people are conservative but good hearted and the job index pretty much requires that you come with your own but the communications systems are pretty good and the roads are kept up very well. Taxes usually won’t kill you and it doesn’t cost much to insure a property. If you visit though, be prepared to deal with 35 – 95 mph winds depending on where you go and weather that changes just because it can. By the way, with only a thousand people still living in this community, it kind of is a ghost town. Most Montana small towns fall into this category. Awesome place for the independent person who likes to dig in and do it right. I know this sounds kind of grim but it’s just a different way to live and think. We have over 8000 families here who live off grid not because they have to but because that’s the life they choose. Easy to do here with great sun indexes and lots of people to show you how. No, I do not live off grid but wouldn’t mind it – in the summer!

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  2. rodeolthrrodeolthr says: 50 comments
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    On a recent drive from Seattle to Northern Wyoming, to see my family, I took the opportunity to drive through Roundup (to meet with the listing agent) and then on to Musselshell to view this property in person. I had previously arranged to have a brick mason from Billings take a look at the old hotel and give an assessment to the cost to stabilize/repair the structure and his overall thoughts on the condition. While the interior of the structure is very rough, the walls of the building are several bricks thick and seem quite sound. The cost of stabilization of the crumbling walls seemed very reasonable, especially after seeing the amount of repair in person. I was unable to access the roof, but it is still extant, though seems to do little to hold back the elements. Both floors in the building have sunk considerably, though it’s uncertain whether that is due to some sort of rot to the wood, or more likely, some subsidence in the basement (which seemed expansive and quite tall when viewed through the ground level windows). There was evidence that this building had actually been occupied within the past 20 years, though its current condition suggests that it would be best to remove everything from the interior and start anew.

    The community of Musselshell is quite small and is about 20+ miles east of Roundup, which is also small but exceedingly charming with loads of potential for preservation minded individuals. Musselshell has neither gas station nor grocery store,(though it does have a small false-front post office) and it this may be a potential for someone who has an interest in operating a small mercantile and possibly offer accommodations as well. A local society has also taken over the ownership of the previous school building(a handsome 2 story brick building), and continues to make repairs and utilize it as a community center. I would also suggest that anyone interested in this part of the country contact the listing agents at Big M Realty in Roundup. They currently have listed some amazing commercial buildings on Main St that are just waiting for someone to come along and scoop them up.

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  3. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    From rodeolthr, “…probably within a few years of construction.”

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  4. BoobtubeBoobtube says: 298 comments
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    1984 Post and Beam saltbox
    NY

    “Must see to appreciate” I’m seeing and appreciating. I wish I could see inside even if it’s completely gutted. Thanks for the great description, Rodeolthr.

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  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1068 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Would love this! I have a good friend that lives on 300 acres in Wolf Creek, she’s been under snow since the first of November.

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  6. StacyStacy says: 477 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    OdieK, I love everything you said! I’ve always wanted to see Montana, now it’s a GOING to see Montana!

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  7. Sue S.Sue S. says: 276 comments
    1916 Craftsman

    Apparently it was called the “Hotel Stockwell” and also the “Riverview Hotel.”

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