North of the great blue mountains
Where the Stillwater winds it's way
A green and fertile valley lies,
and it's there that I would stay.
The river winds between it's banks,
Here silent and so still:
While there it rushes and foams along
Like a wild mountain rill.
The cattle graze in pastures green,
the sheep on hilltops high
While far and wide down the valley's side,
The farmer's houses lie.
Beside the road the flowers bloom
Pines on the hillside green
And the mountains loom in the southern sky,
With their peaks of eternal snow.
Like a living jewel the valley glows,
In the light of the setting sun,
When the purple haze on the distant hills,
Shows that the day is done.
So come to this Stillwater Valley,
Enjoy it's beauty so rare;
Here's rest and peace for the weary,
And hope for those full of care.
About Crow Chief Meadows
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Crow Chief Meadows is a small, Montana Corporation, solely owned by Gary and Clara Borland, both life-long residents of the Absarokee area. The Borland family homesteaded here in 1913 and Clara Borland's family came to the area in 1903. Her family has a long history in Montana since her great-grandmother is documented as the second white child born in Virginia City, Idaho Territory in 1863 before Montana became a state. The Borlands have three married children and six grandchildren. Both daughters are married to Canadian ranchers and live near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
Crow Chief Meadows was developed from a 480 acre parcel of rolling hillsides with a number of springs and a small creek running through the property. The area including the creek bed has become a 38 acre park that has been left in its natural state with only walking paths for access. No future development is planned for this park since it is natural habitat for numerous species of animals. The park and all other common areas are owned and maintained by the Crow Chief Meadows Homeowner’s Association.
The development consists of 65 lots ranging in size from 1.5 to 39 acres. All of the properties have a magnificent view of the Beartooth Mountains and the subdivision adjoins a 640 acre parcel of State Land. Though the available lots do not have direct access to this public land parcel, there is access from a Stillwater County Road less than ½ mile from the property. This land is available for public use with the purchase of a State Land Use Permit. It affords a beautiful place to ride horseback or hike. No motorized vehicles are permitted on this State Land property.
The Rosebud River is only a mile from the subdivision with public access available at the bridge that crosses the river. There is an abundance of Rainbow and Brown Trout in the stream and even an occasional Mountain Whitefish. A two lane bridge was completed in 2002 and improvements were also made to the access road from Highway 78 to the subdivision.ABSAROKEE IMAGE GALLERY