This week we closed the chapter on one of the most significant ranch transactions in the history of the Rocky Mountain West. The sale of the Broken O Ranch to Stan Kroenke is a signal transaction in our western real estate market as well as the Sun River Valley of Montana.
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Great Falls, Mont. – Located along the Sun River near Augusta, Montana, the 124,000-acre Broken O Ranch, one of the most expansive and versatile agricultural operations in The Rocky Mountain West, has been purchased by American business entrepreneur Stan Kroenke. The Moore family has spent nearly 25 years assembling this massive land holding. Spread across Lewis & Clark, Cascade and Teton Counties, the Broken O was carefully shaped and improved to create one of the most grand and significant agricultural enterprises in the United States.
With the close of the big game hunting season, now is the time to grab your dogs and take to the field. Upland game bird hunting season is in full swing. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department provides a wealth of pertinent and interesting information to broaden your knowledge base before you head out into the field.
The Shortridge Ranch on Smith Creek, historically known as the Shoco Ranch, is located four miles from beautiful and historic Augusta, Montana. In the shadows of one of the most magnificent mountain features in the West – the Rocky Mountain Front and Haystack Butte, the Ranch straddles about one and a half miles of Smith Creek, one of the finest personal-sized trout streams in the area.
Private trout water, close proximity to National Forests and big-game hunting, combined with an attractive 6,100 square-foot custom cedar home on a well located 120-acre parcel of land afford this exclusive property a nice sense of place. A very private willow-lined stretch of South Willow Creek meandering through the Estate for about one-half of a mile will provide the next owner of this Montana ranch for sale a true sense of privacy and seclusion. A pleasant 45-minute drive from Bozeman, this exclusive Montana property for sale can be purchased for a fraction of similar properties located in the Gallatin Valley.
Garrity Mountain Meadows is an alpine sanctuary with live water, ponds, privacy and endless views of mountain grandeur located only minutes from one of Southwestern Montana’s most noted and historical mining towns – Anaconda. This exceptional 640-deeded acre offering is comprised of irrigated pasture, open grassy slopes, creek bottom meadows and dense forest adjacent to the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
The Broken O Ranch is featured on the cover of The Land Report 100 Largest USA Landowners Special Issue. Listed as No. 1 on the Land Report Top Ten, the Ranch is comprised of 124,000 deeded and leased acres that was pieced together by Bill Moore of the Kelly Moore Paint Company. The Moore Family, the 95th largest land owner in the United States, currently owns the Broken O Ranch which has been described by some as “A Diversified Agricultural Hedge Fund”.
Previously known as the Shoco Ranch, the 678 acre Shortridge Ranch on Smith Creek is near Augusta, Montana. The Ranch is host to one of the finest personal-sized trout streams in the the area and in close proximity to the Rocky Mountain Front and Haystack Butte.
The Broken O Ranch is one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most grand estates. With well over 120,000 acres of land and 20 miles of the beautiful Sun River flowing through the heart of the Ranch, this may be one of the largest and diverse Montana Ranches for Sale to come on the U.S. land market in decades.
The historic Broken O Ranch was featured in the December 23, 2011 issue of the the Wall Street Journal. This 124,000 acre Montana ranch for sale, located in Augusta, Montana spans three counties and has about 20 miles of the Sun River running through its core. Visit The Wall Street Journal for more information.