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06/24/2015
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Swan Land Company is excited to announce the listing of Dearborn Canyon Overlook located near Augusta, Montana. Nestled in the pines above the crystalline waters of the Upper Dearborn River, a beautifully-designed 4,000± square-foot handcrafted log home sits on 20± deeded acres that share a boundary with the Lewis and Clark National Forest and adjoining Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  Individuals desirous of escaping to the cool summer evenings and temperate summer days to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing and hunting in a premier location will appreciate the opportunity Dearborn Canyon Overlook provides.

Dearborn Canyon Overlook is further enhanced by private access to over 850 feet of Dearborn River frontage.  A short stroll through the woods to the river places you in a scenic paradise next to pristine trout waters.  With limitless fishing, hiking and trail-riding opportunities out your back door, the next owner will enjoy years of exploring the backcountry. 

06/18/2015
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Meriwether Lewis named the Dearborn River for Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of war, Henry Dearborn, when the Corps of Discovery encountered the “handsome, bold and clear stream” in 1805.  Lewis described it as:

“being nearly as wide as the Missouri at that place. Its current is rapid and water extremely transparent, the bed is formed of small smooth stones of flat, rounded or other figures. … It appears as if it might be navigated, but to what extent must be conjectural.” 

06/10/2015
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the listing of Mill Creek Ranch near Big Sky, Montana. Mill Creek Ranch, located in Montana’s dramatic and private Jack Creek drainage in the picturesque Madison Valley, is the largest property for sale in the Big Sky area. The Ranch has 1,916± deeded acres that are situated perfectly between the charming western town of Ennis to the west and the thriving ski-resort communities of Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Yellowstone Club to the east. Large portions of Mill Creek Ranch and surrounding ranches have been placed into conservation easement to expand the wildlife habitat of the adjoining Lee Metcalf Wilderness area. The Ranch includes a beautiful custom log home and several premier building locations with dramatic panoramic mountain views of the Spanish Peaks, Lone Mountain, Fan Mountain and the Tobacco Root Range. The Ranch is located in a classic Rocky Mountain alpine setting, complete with snow-capped peaks, timbered slopes and mountain meadows that are filled with wild flowers throughout the summer.  Several streams traverse the Ranch including Mill Creek, a tributary of Jack Creek.

04/28/2015
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Three Peaks Ranch.

With the perfect balance of agricultural production, diverse recreation and modern elegance, this  2,964± deeded-acre Montana ranch is an efficient and productive cattle operation combined with the modern sophistication of a state of the art custom-designed residence.  The masterfully-designed custom home was built in 2006 and is ideally positioned to capture the scenic Paradise Valley views from every room. The Ranch comfortably runs 300 head of mother cows and contains 420± irrigated acres - the majority under pivot.

Anglers will appreciate the three professionally-designed & strategically-placed trout ponds on the Ranch and the proximity to all of the world-renowned fishing available in the nearby Yellowstone River, Paradise Valley spring creeks and Yellowstone National Park.

04/15/2015
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Water is a precious resource with seemingly endless demands.  It is essential for drinking, agriculture, recreation, plumbing, the ecosystem and countless other uses.  Rivers do not follow political boundaries; they flow through states and over international borders, and at times we can lose sight of the fact that water may not always be as plentiful or at our disposal the way we imagine it to be.  Often we are unaware of how water rights came about, what our legal rights are concerning water and who decides its destination.  

04/10/2015
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Mike Swan was honored to represent the buyer in the purchase of Freiler Creek.

Freiler & Slade Creeks flow through this beautiful 638± acre mountain Property.  Old growth timber, aspen groves, sage-covered hillsides and grassy meadows create a natural wildlife habitat for elk, deer and moose on this exceptional property.  Bordering BLM and State Lands on three sides, horseback riding and recreating both on and off the Ranch is unlimited.

This area of Montana is know for its exceptional hunting and fishing.  The quintessential town of Ennis,a flyfishing mecca, is located seven miles southwest of the Property.  At an elevation around 6300 feet, the Property offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Madison Mountain Range and Valley and numerous options to build a mountain cabin or family compound.

 

Offered at $1,250,000.

04/07/2015
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Tim Anderson of Swan Land Company was honored to represent the buyer in the purchase of the Heart Bar 2 Ranch.

With unencombered views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the Heart Bar 2 Ranch encompasses 602± deeded acres and one and a half miles of the Middle Fork of Rock Creek.  Outstanding big-game hunting and fishing opportunities are available on the Ranch and the adjoining Deer Lodge National Forest.

High pine-tree ridges, several ponds and creek bottom provide a variety of terrain creating exceptional habitat for whitetail deer, mule deer and elk, as well asmoose and black bear.  This part of Montana boasts some of the best big-game hunting in the sate.  Numerous home sites offer panoramic views of nearby mountains.  The county-maintained road that borders the Ranch allows for easy access from nearby historic Philipsburg.

Offered at $2,925,000.

04/07/2015
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Scott Williams and Mike Swan of Swan Land Company were honored to represent the buyer in the purchase of the Willow Creek Ranch.

The 19,419 acres (18,139 deeded), located minutes from Livingston, offers some of the finest big game hunting in the region as well as excellent upland-bird shooting.  The irrigated meadows, lush valleys and open rangelands transition into dramatic bluffs before ascending west into the aspen groves and timbered slopes of the Bangtail Mountains. The Ranch includes a completely remodeled 1906 six-bedroom farmhouse, well-maintained modern livestock facilities, as well as good fencing and cross fencing, and over 1,550 acres of cropland. The extensive water resources include a stocked 12-acre reservoir, 24± miles of Willow and Ferry Creeks, three ponds and 40 improved springs. Tucked against the Bangtail Mountains, the Ranch enjoys extraordinary views of both the Absaroka and Crazy Mountain Ranges.

 

Offered at $22,500,000.

03/20/2015
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Birch Springs Ranch. 

The Birch Springs Ranch is located on Utah Highway 43 about 2½ miles west of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and the town of Manila.   The 781± deeded acres of Birch Springs Ranch has been compiled and improved over the past seventeen years.  Perhaps the most significant improvement was converting all of the flood irrigation to more efficient gravity-pressurized wheel-line sprinklers.   Generally, the Ranch’s crop-land soils are made up of Poposhia Loam, Poposhia Clay Loam and McFadden Fine Sandy Loam.  With proper erosion control, consistent fertilization and good water management, these soils are well suited for hay production and irrigated pasture.

Offered at $1,495,000.

03/18/2015
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