The historic LF Ranch is, simply put, one of the most magnificent Montana ranches to become available in decades. The Ranch encompasses almost 42,400 deeded and leased acres, a sizable property even by Montana standards. But it is the astounding diversity of this wild and pristine acreage —almost all of which is enclosed within ranch boundaries that makes the LF so spectacular and unique. The Ranch rises from lush prairie grasses through riparian zones along its many creeks, past the iconic Haystack Butte, and up the Rocky Mountain Front to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, with which it shares a boundary for almost eight miles. The Rocky Mountain Front wraps around the Ranch on the south and west, forming what is, in effect, a privately-owned preserve with all the attributes of
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As one of the most diverse ranches on the market today, the Ranch at Bates Creek provides exceptional sporting opportunities with excellent privacy. Only 45 minutes from Casper, the Ranch is easily accessible yet provides a distinct quality of seclusion. Perhaps it is the water rushing over the water fall into the pool below or catching large trout in the deep pools of Bates Creek. Somehow, you get lost in time and forget the cares of life on the outside world. With 3,138± total acres, including 1,166± deeded, 1,506± BLM lease and 465± State lease, you have plenty of room to move about – hunting, fishing, hiking, horn hunting and rock climbing. In addition to the deeded and leased ground, there is access to thousands of additional acres of adjoining BLM and State land.
Two factors usually determine which option a landowner will choose:
Located about 45 minutes west of Bozeman near the quiet town of Willow Creek, Willow Creek Farm is comprised of about 768 deeded blocked-up acres of which 450± acres are under center-pivot irrigation generating about three and a half tons off of one cutting. Willow Creek, which serpentines through this productive unit for about 1.75 miles, is a tail water out of Harrison Reservoir providing one of the Gallatin Valley’s premier-private trout fisheries. The 1920s farm-house, barn, shop and corrals were completely renovated and refurbished in 2014 and 2015. This is a rare turn-key operation in the thriving Gallatin Valley with pride of ownership evident throughout.
Congratulations Tim Anderson on the sale of Missouri River Estate!
This exceptionally private 40 acres, comprised of two 20-acre parcels, includes architecturally-designed improvements, diverse wildlife and river recreation. Located in the Blue Heron Estates Subdivision, the Estate has been managed to embrace the native riparian habitat. The Missouri River frontage holds a private seasonal dock ideal for small watercraft. The Estate will live perfectly as a seasonal retreat, or as a spectacular primary residence.
Congratulations Tim Anderson on the sale of Mission Ranch!
The 4,417± total acres, with 3,777± deeded, offer fishing, hunting and a productive cattle operation. With Mission Creek and Mission Spring Creek traversing the Ranch, and almost three miles of Yellowstone River frontage, the fishing is exceptional. The Ranch is comfortably improved with two homes and efficient working facilities. This optimum balance of outdoor recreation and agricultural productivity is only minutes from Livingston.
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This article will discuss the uses of a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) for a farm or ranch owner and answer common questions about CRTs.
What is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
A CRT is a type of irrevocable trust in which you may transfer appreciated property to and retain the right to receive income from for life, or for a term of years, and where any remaining assets in the trust pass to charity at the end of the selected term or the end of the donor’s lifetime.
What are the Benefits of a CRT?
A CRT offers several potential benefits, including:
With 62,199± acre-feet of water rights in Lake DeSmet, 445.69± deeded acres of land that includes the two-hundred acre Healy Reservoir and just under one mile of Clear Creek, this is a unique opportunity to invest in water rights and acquire a recreational paradise!
Congratulations Scott Williams for representing the seller!
Located just minutes from Buffalo, Wyoming, this well located 8,045.82± deeded acres enjoys some of the best views of the Big Horn Mountains. With 4,000± adjudicated irrigated acres, the irrigation potential is astounding. White-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse and turkeys are often seen across the rolling hills of the Ranch. The meandering of Rock Creek along the improvements adds additional recreational opportunities with excellent fishing for brown and rainbow trout. The Main Unit of M&M Ranch is not only productive, but its location and convenient access is one of the most notable features that sets this Ranch apart.
Our clients are busy people! We, the real estate brokers at Swan Land Company, strive to listen to and understand our clients’ individual needs upfront. This helps us effectively select the farm, ranch or recreational properties that fall within their search criteria, and effectively spend time looking at the right properties. Spending time educating buyers, not only on market trends but the nuances of different areas we serve, is critical in their decision-making process.