Following a winter with record-cold temperatures and plentiful snowfall, the spring is warming up with strong recreational ranch sales. This past week Swan Land Company brokers represented the buyers in the purchase of two Montana ranches. Located in separate parts of the state and with very different attributes, we congratulate and are extremely excited for the new owners to take advantage of the great features that both of these exceptional ranches have to offer.
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Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch, nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, is comprised of 30,974± total acres of which 28,894± are deeded, 1,760 acres are State of Montana Lease and 320 acres are BLM Lease. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows.
Congratulations to the new owners of Spear Lazy U Ranch!
The 6,347± deeded acres of irrigated land, timber and riparian bottom create an ideal habitat for the 300-head elk herd that traverse the Ranch. The 7,770' Goat Mountain, 4+ miles of Shields River and 4± miles of Smith Creek are within the confines of this productive cattle operation. The Ranch has been carefully managed to balance wildlife habitat and the cattle operation.
Bostwick Canyon Estate sits in a truly rare and exceptional setting at the foothills of Gallatin County’s picturesque Bridger Mountain Range. This 173± acre estate provides a stunning private mountain setting befitting the exceptional improvements. Nestled into a beautifully landscaped mountain-foothills setting, the Estate features an architecturally-designed home built with the finest of craftsmanship and materials, complete with an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. It is extremely rare to find an estate of this size and grandeur in the bustling Bozeman area that provides natural beauty, seclusion and privacy without being remote. With commanding views of the entire Gallatin Valley extending to the Spanish Peaks, Gallatin and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges, the Estate is only
Congratulations to the new owner of Fishtail Meadows Ranch!
The 678± acres with frontage on Fishtail Creek afford a rare opportunity to own productive ground with irrigated hay fields and live water. Abundant wildlife find cover in the ravines and along the creek bottom. Accentuated by natural beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities, the Ranch is located near Red Lodge and about an hour from Billings.
Congratulations to the new owners of the Ranch at Bates Creek!
Situated on Bates Creek, the Ranch, comprised of 3,138± total acres with 1,166.5± deeded, is home to a variety of wildlife and provides excellent private fishing in live water. With a waterfall, canyon, rock outcroppings, juniper trees and open sage brush valleys, buyers seeking natural beauty, seclusion, live water, private fishing and hunting opportunities will enjoy discovery of the Ranch at Bates Creek.
Scott Williams represented the Seller in this transaction.
When it comes to idyllic western landscapes, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows certainly fits the description. With 160 deeded acres at the base of the Absaroka Mountain Range, straddling the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and at the mouth of the majestic canyon, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows takes in one of the most breathtaking scenes in the west. The adage applies very well in this case - “The house is yet to be built, but the view and landscape are finished to perfection”.
Congratulation to the new owners of Long Branch Farm!
This premier grain farm consisting of 5,320± deeded acres and 631± acres of BLM lease, represents an opportunity to own a productive well-balanced dry-land farm with good soils and consistent crop yields. Well water is piped to all the pastures aiding in the productivity of the agricultural operation. Historically, 1,822± acres of grazing land is leased out to neighboring ranchers. Long Branch Farm hosts a variety of big game, as well as upland-game birds and waterfowl providing good back-yard hunting for the avid outdoor enthusiast.
Just 20 minutes from Casper, the 3,651± total acres (2,151 deeded, 780 BLM Lease, 720 State Lease), offers excellent working facilities and a 5,231± square-foot farmhouse. The Ranch is owner rated at 200 AU. With irrigation rights for 607± acres, the Ranch has 286.8± acres under two pivots. The cottonwoods along Bates Creek provide quality habitat for wildlife and protection for livestock. It is rare to find a Ranch in the Casper area with such a convenient location and balance of irrigated lands and native pastures.
Representing an excellent ranch investment with a consistently solid return on capital, this 2,000-animal unit commercial cattle Ranch is priced at only $7,350 per animal unit. North Fork is a productive grass ranch that runs very efficiently and includes more than 3,770 acres of dryland hay ground. This 22,474± total acre Ranch is composed of 19,992± deeded acres and 2,487± acres of private lease and sublease. The current owners have worked diligently to optimize the efficiency, carrying capacity, and hay production of the Ranch.