Hollow Top Meadows is 145-deeded acres offering breathtaking views of the Tobacco Root Mountain Range and Hollow Top Mountain. With no improvements aside from fencing, this presents a unique opportunity to own a sizable acreage with water and privacy in one of Southwestern Montana’s most attractive locales. Located near the historic town of Pony and the ranching community of Harrison, Hollow Top Meadows is within an hour’s drive of Bozeman and Yellowstone International Airport, and within two hours of West Yellowstone.
The north and west boundaries of the parcel border State land which borders the Deer Lodge National Forest enabling direct access to public land for unlimited recreation. The Deer Lodge National Forest, which offers renowned fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities, could possibly be one of the best National Forest systems in the state.
This beautiful parcel has an abundance of water including year-round Hog Hollow Creek which runs through the middle of the property. The topography of the property creates exceptional wildlife habitat and the opportunity for excellent big-game hunting.
There are several ideal buildable home-site options on the property, and electricity is available along the county road about a half mile from the property line. Currently, there is seasonal access on 145 acres, although with a little maintenance winter access could also be obtainable.
Situated in a great location surrounded by ranches, agriculture, and beauty, this is a premium piece of property at a great price.
Approximate distances to other Montana cities and towns are:
“He was less than five feet tall, his accomplishments in proportion. Few people noticed him as he moved from the creek to creek, panning enough gold to keep him in beans and get him to the next camp. In 1866 he was crowded out of Alder Gulch and Virginia City by bigger men and made his lonely way to the far-out edges of Tobacco Root Range.
He left very little of himself at the creek. The others who moved in to take advantage of the finds could not even remember his name. Was it Tecumseh Smith? One man was sure that was it. Another said, no, it was the other way around – Smith Tecumseh. Still another insisted it was not Tecumseh at all but McCumpsey. Then somebody remembered the little guy answered to “Pony” and that stuck. The diminutive wanderer, although vanished to other parts, left his nickname attached to a creek, a gulch and what would be a booming mining camp.”
During the fall of 1875, quartz deposits were discovered in the mountains behind town and the rush was soon on. Within several years the town had grown to nearly 1,000 people, primarily miners, and merchants. The Presbyterian and Episcopal churches were constructed in 1894, with the Catholic church constructed soon thereafter in 1903. The Northern Pacific Railroad added a spur into Pony in 1889 hauling supplies to the mining town and returning with railcars of ore. By 1878 the gold rush had subsided and the small mountain town dwindled to a mere 100 residents.
Around the turn of the century, the mining industry geared up once again, extracting ore from various mines. During this time Pony thrived with a population fluctuating between 2,500 and 5,000 residents.
In 1920 a horrendous fire swept through the bustling mining town destroying a good portion of the business district and family dwellings.
OFFERING PRICE AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
- All offers to purchase must be in writing and accompanied by an earnest money deposit check in the amount of 5.00% of the Purchaser’s offering price;
- Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with First American Title Company in Ennis, Montana;
- All Purchasers must demonstrate to the Seller’s satisfaction unquestioned financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection;
- The Sellers will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Any endorsements requested by the Buyer or any lender will be at Buyer’s expense. Title to the real property will be conveyed via a deed;
- All of the water right claims controlled by the Ranch will be transferred to the Buyer at Closing, and all of the mineral rights which the Seller actually owns will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing;
- Buyers’ Brokers Are Welcome and Cordially Invited to Contact David Lowry For Information Regarding Cooperation Policies and Commission Splits.
The Seller reserves the right to effect a tax-deferred exchange for other real property in accordance with provisions in Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Buyer will not be required to incur any additional expenses nor to step into the chain of title on any property which the Seller may acquire.
This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change, or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Seller. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, crop yields, potential profits, etc., is intended only as general guidelines and has been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Seller or Swan Land Company. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction.
TERMS OF INSPECTION
A 48-hour notice is requested to make proper arrangements for an inspection of Hollow Top Meadows.
Swan Land Company has been authorized by the Seller to act as their Exclusive Real Estate Broker on the sale of Hollow Top Meadows. Since 2002, we have focused on the brokerage of significant ranches, farms, and recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West.
This Offering is based on information believed to be correct; however, it is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, and change or withdrawal without notice. Information contained herein has been provided by the Sellers or obtained from other sources deemed reliable. The Agent does not, however, guarantee accuracy and recommends that any Prospective Buyer conduct an independent investigation.