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Beaverhead County


  • Jackson, Montana

  • 2,937 Deeded

  • $14,950,000

Far from the displeasing crowds and noise, safely situated at the base of southwest Montana’s majestic Beaverhead Mountain Range and the famed Continental Divide, JY Bagby Ranch encompasses 2,937± acres of deeded land adjoining the Beaverhead National Forest in the historic Big Hole Valley of Montana.  Surrounded by dramatic vistas of the Beaverhead, Pintlar and Pioneer Mountain Ranges, the Ranch is located near the small ranching town of Jackson and the historic ghost town of Bannock – both notable sites in Montana’s early history.
The Ranch has been immaculately managed and maintained with the majority of the interior and exterior fencing reconstructed in the traditional Big Hole Valley “worm” and jack-leg fencing styles.  The 5,081± square foot custom home with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms boasts an open floor plan with high-end finishes and dramatic views of the Beaverhead Mountains and the Big Hole River Valley below.  Three private adjoining bunkhouse guest suites connect to the main home with an open breezeway. Newly constructed Ranch facilities are tastefully designed, functional and provide all of the modern necessities expected in today’s high-end ranch properties.
An approximate two-mile stretch of Englejard Creek provides excellent habitat for German brown trout and brook trout.  Outstanding water rights and several lush riparian corridors along Englejard Creek and several small spring-fed streams provide a superb opportunity for further stream and pond enhancement.  The western and southern portions of the Ranch border national forest land for almost six miles providing unlimited hunting and recreational opportunities in the Beaverhead National Forest.

The diverse ecosystem of alpine mountains, valleys and grassy creek bottoms offer prime habitat for a variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife including an abundance of elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope, moose, bear, mountain lion and an occasional wolf moving through the area.  A large percentage of Montana’s moose population reside in the Big Hole Valley, and many call the Ranch home throughout the winter taking advantage of the abundant water and willows.

The Ranch can also afford the next owner simplicity and enjoyment should they choose to lease it to a neighbor to graze its productive summer pastures.
Within a forty-five-minute drive of Dillon and about two hours and forty minutes from Bozeman, Helena and Missoula, the Ranch’s proximity to commercial airports and interstate travel make it readily accessible year round, and can afford additional ease of enjoyment.
The Ranch is located in one of southwestern Montana’s premier ranching, big-game hunting and fly-fishing areas.  Combined with close proximity to the famed Big Hole River – it may be one of the finest fishing and big game hunting properties on the market today.  The Ranch is a tremendous candidate for a conservation-minded buyer.
The headquarters of JY Bagby Ranch in Beaverhead County is located about 6.5 miles southwest of the town of Jackson, Montana off the Miner Lake Road and about 53 miles west of Dillon.  Where cattle far outnumber people, Beaverhead County is the largest physical county in Montana and ranching remains its economic backbone. The Big Hole River drainage is comprised predominantly of large cattle ranches utilized for hay production and livestock grazing. Dillon, the county seat of Beaverhead County, is a bustling community of about 4,260 people and home to the University of Montana-Western. The college is a cornerstone in the area and provides both cultural and educational opportunities for the people of Southwestern Montana.  Dillon offers all the necessities for everyday purchases including multiple grocery stores, banking, movie theaters, agricultural supply stores, car dealerships and general shopping. Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon is a top-notch medical care facility that provides a good array of specialists and general practitioners.

As The Montana Handbook aptly describes:

“Dillon is an authentic old trade town that has managed to endure the recent economic malaise of the agricultural West without facing extinction or resorting to survival as a self-parody for tourists.  Filled with historic architecture but kept young by the presence of students at Western Montana College, blessed with fine restaurants, and faithful to the old bars that – then as now – have consoled cowboys, sheepherders, and miners, Dillon is one Montana’s most bewitching small cities.”

For big-city amenities such as Costco, a higher quality hospital or trauma center, or greater shopping and entertainment venues, Missoula, Helena, and Bozeman are all within a three-hour drive.

Located five miles northeast of Dillon is the Dillon Airport (DLN), which covers 202 acres at an elevation of 5,241 feet, and has two asphalt runways. 17/35 is 6,500 by 75 feet and 4/22 is 3,599 by 60 feet.   The closest commercial airport, Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) located just south of Butte, is about one hour and 45 minutes from the Ranch. Commercial carriers include Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines. This airport also provides a full-service FBO at Butte Aviation for private aircraft.

Missoula International Airport (MSO) and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) offer daily direct flights to multiple cities around the country via major airlines including Alaska, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and United.

Beaverhead County School District operates six rural kindergarten-to-eighth-grade schools, one of which is located right in Jackson. This high-quality elementary educational system continues at Beaverhead County High School in Dillon – a Class “A” school with an enrollment of just under 300 students – which offers a wide variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities.

Approximate distances to other area cities and towns from the headquarters of JY Bagby Ranch are as follows:

Jackson, MT
Salmon, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Great Falls

6.5 miles
53 miles
96 miles
99 miles
144 miles
152 miles
168 miles
187 miles
242 miles


Situated on the southwest side of the Big Hole Valley, JY Bagby Ranch maintains commanding vistas over the entire Big Hole Valley.  With the Beaverhead National Forest bordering the Ranch to the west and south, the Ranch controls healthy stands of managed timber surrounding irrigated meadows that transition to more open irrigated pastures with willow-lined streams.  The elevation change on the Ranch is minimal, making virtually the entire 2,937± acres accessible and usable.The native meadows are heavily sodded with dense growths of mountain brome, Idaho fescue, rough fescue, wheat grass, timothy, and Garrison foxtail.JY Bagby Ranch encompasses approximately 2,937± deeded acres, most of which is irrigated.  The deeded land is generally classified as follows:


Acres of Native Pasture
Acres of Forest/Recreation
Acres of Irrigated/Sub Pasture

Early spring work includes budgeting, equipment maintenance, ditch cleaning, gathering fencing materials, and pre-planning for the summer and arrival of the cattle once the snow clears from the winter months.

Currently, the Ranch winters approximately 500 head of mother cows off the Ranch until around mid-May, when pairs arrive back at the Ranch.  In a typical year, the grass comes into the Big Hole Valley in mid-June.  Therefore, with the cattle arriving in mid-May, cattle are fed hay until the range is ready and the grass is established.  This practice maintains healthy forage production and sustains the resource later into the fall.

Historically bulls have been put in with the cows on June 1st with the target of a March 10th calving date the following spring.  The herd is split into two groups that are rotated throughout the Ranch pastures.  Typically, cattle spend no more than 10 days in a pasture before they are moved to fresh grass – again, with the goal of maintaining healthy forage production throughout the growing season and “banking” grass for the fall months.

The United States Forest Service Grazing Permit allows for 300 pairs to graze from July 20th to October 15th.  Currently, the Ranch brings the cattle off the Permit on October 1st – in turn, by doing this, the USFS has allowed the Ranch to run an additional number of cattle on the Permit due to it being utilized for a shorter grazing period.

Currently, in addition to the 500 pairs the owner runs on the Ranch and the USFS Grazing Permit, they take on approximately 500 lease cattle as well.  It is estimated that between the USFS Permit and the deeded acreage, the Ranch can summer 1,000 pairs.

The Permit is private – the Ranch does not share this grazing Allotment with any other Permittees.  The Permit was recently renewed with the USFS for an additional ten years.

In a discussion with the Ranch Manager, if a new owner were to consider running yearling cattle versus a cow-calf model, he estimates that the Ranch could comfortably carry about 1,700 head.  However, it is the Ranch Manager’s opinion that the Grazing Permit is more suitable to run pairs versus yearlings and run the yearling cattle on the deeded acreage.  The Ranch is currently grazed conservatively – increased carrying capacity may be achieved with additional pasture fencing.

Once cattle are gathered off the Permit, calves are processed and given pre-conditioning vaccinations preparing them for the upcoming weaning with shipping in early November.  Cows are kept on the Ranch until early December before they are shipped back to their winter pasture.

Since 2019, the Ranch has constructed five and a half miles of new jack-leg and worm fencing.   Also, consistent with Big Hole Valley tradition, a “worm” fence was constructed lining the Ranch entrance as well as along a portion of the Ranch’s southern border with the USFS.  Virtually all interior fence lines are jack-rail construction.  Fencing both the perimeter and interior of the Ranch has been a priority for the owner and Ranch management.

The timber on the Ranch has been extensively managed – dead fall removed, older timber harvested and any disturbed ground cleaned and re-seeded with mountain brome, slender wheat grass, western wheat grass, orchard grass, Nevada blue grass, and an annual rye grass.  These management efforts have generated a healthy forest and additional grazing acres.

About 1,600 acres of the Ranch have been identified through soil surveys as “high production soil”.  Of that, around 800 to 950 acres are fertilized per year as set by production goals with 188 lbs/acre of a Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Sulphur-Pot-Ash mix purchased from Lakeland.

United States Forest Service Grazing
Permit No. 20104 Monument C&H Allotment
Adjacent to the western border of the Ranch, the USFS Grazing Lease provides for 300 cow-calf pairs to graze from mid-July to mid-October.  This private allotment connects to the Ranch and provides lush mountain grass for cattle during the summer grazing months.
All of the improvements on the Ranch, including interior and perimeter fencing, appear to be in excellent repair and very well maintained.  They are functional and appear to reflect no immediate maintenance expenses.

Main House

With spectacular view sheds of the Beaverhead Mountain Range, this approximately 5,081 square-foot custom home constructed in 2008 is exceptionally finished.  The floor-to-ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of the vaulted great room.  The great room has wide-plank oak flooring that extends through all of the living area and kitchen in the home.  Just off the great room is a formal dining area and kitchen.  The kitchen boasts high-end appliances, pantry, flat-top cooking surface on the kitchen island and wet bar, complete with a wine refrigerator.  The master suite overlooks the pond towards the mountains and is accented by the stone fireplace and private access to the outside deck.  The master bathroom is appropriately finished with tile throughout, walk-in shower, a large walk-in closet, soaking tub and his-and-her sinks.
Two large guest bedrooms are located on the opposite end of the house, each having their own private bathroom.  A powder room is located just off of the vaulted main entrance to the home.
The oversized three-car garage is heated with gas-forced air heat with an additional “toy storage” garage off of the backside to house motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles.  The bonus room located above the garage has historically been used as a rec room area and is open and spacious.

Bunk House

Attached to the Main House via an open breezeway, three individual private suites, complete with private bathrooms and kitchenettes are the perfect size for a couple or small family.  With a covered-porch entrance, relaxing early mornings can be spent with a cup of coffee watching the sun rise over the pond as it lights up the Beaverhead Mountains.

Manager’s House

Built in 1991, the house is perfectly sited to take in the expansive views of the Beaverhead Mountains. The home is well sized for a manager and his family with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  Laminate flooring is throughout the majority of the home and the bedrooms have newer carpet.  New plumbing fixtures were installed throughout the house along with new kitchen countertops and kitchen appliances approximately three years ago.  The living room opens up to the kitchen space and dining room area.  Connected to the house via a breezeway is the two-car garage as well as the mud room/laundry room.  The home is heated with propane forced-air heat.


This modern facility built of all steel-frame construction contains the Ranch Office. It is fully insulated, and heated with radiant-floor heat throughout.  The facility has high-output LED lighting, electric hot-water heater and a bathroom with a large wash basin and toilet.  Two gas forced-air Hot Dog heaters serve as redundant heat sources.   The two 16′ x 18′ electric roll-up doors with remotes provide good access for large equipment.
The west bay is set up for woodworking where ranch personnel can construct anything from cabinets to feed bunks.  It is complete with a dust collection system with four air reels served by ½” lines.
The east bay houses all of the mechanical work, welding, washing, along with a Mohawk – two post, 10,000-pound hydraulic floor lift for equipment.  No expense was spared in the design and tooling of the shop!
A spacious double-door closet stores all oil, chemicals, paints, weed spray, etc. used in day-to-day Ranch operations.  The second-floor storage space is used to store more of the seasonal-type items.

Equipment Storage Facility

Approximately 60′ x 112′ in size, this facility is fully insulated but not heated.  The 18’x 20′ electric roll-up door on the west side and non-electric on the east side of the building provide excellent access for equipment to either drive through or access from either side of the building.  The bays on either end of the building are a crushed gravel floor for steel-tracked equipment, with the two middle bays being full concrete for rubber-tire equipment.  There are high-output LED lights throughout the facility.

Horse Barn

With a concrete floor, three box stalls and a heated, insulated tack room, the horse barn is conveniently located between the main house and the other ranch improvements.  The hay loft in the barn is ample in size to store hay.

Working Corrals

Newly constructed with continuous steel-pipe construction throughout, the corral facility will comfortably process 700 to 1,000 head of cattle.  With easy access off of the graveled county road, there is plenty of room for cattle trucks to easily swing into the facility to load and unload.  Sorting cattle is easily accomplished with a number of smaller holding pens located off of the main alley that runs the length of the facility.  Three large holding pens are served by well-fed waterers allowing for space to hold cattle for extended periods of time.  The Silencer Chute is covered, lit with LED lights and is fed by a well-designed Bud Box and alley system.  A set of 10′ x 20′ 20,000 lbs capacity Rice Lake scales is also integrated into the corral system.

According to the DNRC, JY Bagby Ranch has 33 water rights including 11 irrigation water rights, 17 stock rights and 3 domestic water rights

Irrigation water is typically turned on to the ditches in early May, depending on the timing of the snow melt.  Miner Creek water rights irrigate the north/northwest end of the Ranch and is a good consistent flow of irrigation water.  Englejard Creek water is utilized to irrigate the central core and the western end of the Ranch.  Hamby Creek water is diverted to irrigate the southern end of the Ranch.  Though Hamby Creek does not flow through the Ranch, the Ranch controls two higher-priority diversion points out of the creek – the upper and lower diversions.  Hamby Creek water can be diverted into Englejard Creek to supplement irrigation in the core of the Ranch or it can be utilized exclusively to irrigate the meadows on the southern end of the Ranch.

The extensive water rights which the Ranch controls are reliable and can be diverted to supplement other water rights within the Ranch.  Because the Ranch does not rely on only one drainage for irrigating their meadows, the three mountain streams eliminate risk of loss and provide a strong sense of security knowing there will be water into September.
A limited flow is maintained in many of the ditches well into the fall for livestock purposes.
All water rights in Montana are subject to eventual re-adjudication by the Montana Water Court and, as a result of that process, may be changed as to validity, amount, priority date, place of use and other such changes as the Court determines.  The Seller has made all of the filings currently required and will transfer the water rights as they currently stand with no warranty of future viability.
For additional information please download the offering brochure.  For a complete water rights report, contact listing broker Mike Swan in our Bozeman office.

The Ranch voluntarily participates in the Arctic Grayling Program.  Though Arctic grayling have never been seen in any of the Ranch streams, the Ranch does control a large amount of water that can aid with the instream flows of the Big Hole River.  On a typical year, this only impacts the river during mid to late summer as the Montana Fish and Game attempt to retain enough flow to maintain a healthy Grayling population.  When flow rates drop at the measuring station located east of the Ranch on the Miner Creek Road where it crosses the Big Hole River, FWP asks those ranchers participating in the program to voluntarily reduce irrigation flows.  According to the Ranch Manager, this has not significantly impacted the irrigation of the Ranch.
Through this program, the State of Montana has assisted with several conservation cost-share projects, such as on several headgates and “fish passages” on many of these headgates that divert water out of the streams to irrigation ditches.

As fall approaches, the elk call JY Bagby Ranch home – getting their fill on the lush irrigated meadow grasses.  Most mornings in late September into October the elk are literally in the yard and meander through the improvements from meadow to meadow.  Elk hunting during archery season is excellent on the Ranch.  The elk find the Ranch to be a safe haven and are allowed to reside undisturbed.  Once the ringing of gunshots fills the fall air, they quickly disperse into the protection of the USFS and its dark timber.
Home of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the spectacular Big Hole Valley is a vast meadow with majestic scenery of towering mountains.  It is flanked on both sides at various locations by the Beaverhead Mountains, Pioneer Mountains and views of the Anaconda Range.
Pack trips from the Ranch can provide unlimited horseback adventures.  About thirty miles from the Ranch is Salmon, Idaho creating a great day trip, camping under the stars and returning the next day.  The ability to hunt big game on both sides of the Continental Divide by horse back from the Ranch provides excellent elk and mule deer hunting in both Idaho and Montana.
The West Pioneer Mountains are heavily forested and draw hunters in pursuit of big-game hunting for elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, antelope and deer. They contain numerous streams and high mountain lakes that are populated with Arctic grayling. The East Pioneer Mountains are roadless with rugged glaciated peaks offering exceptional views.  JY Bagby Ranch is located in Deer and Elk Hunting District 321.  Specific information regarding hunting regulations, resident and non-resident license application and permits is available through the Montana Fish and Game web page at
The Big Hole Valley straddles the world famed Big Hole River. The river serpentines east through the valley while providing a superior angling experience for all levels. Beginning at Skinner Lake near the Idaho border, the Big Hole hosts trophy-size rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout as well as an abundant population of grayling.  The Big Hole River is the only western river that harbors a self-sustaining, native population of fluvial grayling in the Continental United States. Graying are found only in clear-cold healthy river systems like the upper reaches of the Big Hole River. Classified as a Class I fishery, it contains prolific populations of trophy German brown and rainbow trout. The river provides adequate access for small boats and floaters.  Located only a few hours away, the Beaverhead, Ruby, Madison, and Jefferson rivers as well as the Lower Big Hole and Wise Rivers and Rock Creek, are all easy day trips for the avid angler interesting in fishing a diversity of rivers and streams.
Migratory birds, including geese and ducks, frequent the Ranch in the spring and fall, and cranes utilize the cover as nesting ground.
When the snow begins to fall, the nearby town of Jackson becomes active for its outdoor recreational opportunities and winter sports. With an abundance of snow, heading into the back country for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing is limitless. For downhill-skiing enthusiasts, Maverick Mountain is the nearest destination with lift chairs and low-level crowds. Lost Trail Ski Area, which also offers downhill skiing, is about 45 miles from Jackson, MT. Within a few hours are Great Divide in Marysville, Discovery Ski Area in Anaconda, the “Biggest Skiing in America” at Big Sky, the “Cold Smoke” of Bridger Ski Area in Bozeman.  To further the experience, the inviting Jackson Hot Springs offers mineral rich waters for a warm therapeutic soak.  Or for a greater hot springs and geothermal experience, visit Yellowstone National Park, which is about three hours away.


The Big Hole Basin has seen its share of residents from the passing through of Native American Indians, homesteaders, miners and ranchers. In the early 1800s, the Flathead Indians frequented the Big Hole Basin. The Big Hole watershed was used as a natural buffer between rival Indian tribes including the Shoshone, Nez Perce, Blackfeet and Coast Salish. The Nez Pierce Indians traveled through the area in search of bison. Around that time, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, seemingly the first non-American Indians to lay eyes on the Big Hole Valley, claimed the “discovery” of the river. They stopped off at the boiling hot springs now known as Jackson Hot Springs.
Southeast of the Ranch is Bannack State Park. Named after the native Bannock Indians, in 1862 it was the site of a major gold discovery. The gold rush sparked a bustling mining town and the population grew to over 3,000 people. In 1864 it briefly served as the first Territorial Capital of Montana.  Despite its population, which at one point was around 10,000, it was only tied to the rest of the world by the Montana Trail. Today, the well-preserved ghost town is a place to explore the historic log structures and stroll back in time.
In 1877 a significant battle took place near Jackson called the Battle of the Big Horn. This battle involving Chief Joseph and Colonel Gibbon arose when a portion of the Nez Perce Tribe refused to move to a reservation. The tragic Indian war was a turning point for the Nez Perce that continued on for five months. The war ended abruptly at the Battle of the Big Horn as the U.S. Government claimed victory. The battlefield is now a historic site and a designated U.S. National Battlefield. It offers self-guided tours with great views of the Big Hole Valley and surrounding mountains.
Big Hole Valley, often referred to as the “Valley of 10,000 Haystacks” derived its nickname from the way hay was stacked and the sheer quantity of stacks put up in the summer.  In 1910, a device called the Beaverslide, was invented, designed and patented in the Big Hole Valley. It was used to produce haystacks of over 20 tons and around 30 feet tall.  Although the use of the Beaverslide spread through the West, its use declined with the advent of mechanized balers.  Today there are fewer haystacks but more bales, and on occasion the sighting of a Beaverslide can still be seen in the Big Hole Valley come haying season.

The Ranch home sits at an elevation of approximately 6,770 feet above sea level with the highest elevation on the Ranch reaching around 6,950 feet on the western portion and 6,550 feet on the east.
The average annual precipitation of rainfall is 12 inches with the majority in May and June, and about 47 inches of snowfall annually.  The Ranch is located in the USDA Hardiness Zone 4.
Average high temperatures in June, July and August range from 67° to 76° Fahrenheit. Summer average minimum temperatures range from 35° to 39°.   In December, January and February average high temperatures are between 28° and 33°.  Winter average minimum temperatures are typically around 7° Fahrenheit.  There are approximately 164 sunny days in Jackson, MT.

The real estate taxes for 2019 were approximately $17,733.

The Seller hereby makes known that there may be variations between the deeded property lines and the location of the existing fence boundary lines on JY Bagby Ranch.  The Seller makes no warranties with regard to the location of the fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the Seller make any warranties or representations with regard to specific acreage within the fenced property lines.
The Seller is selling JY Bagby Ranch in its “as is-where is” condition which includes the location of the fences as they now exist. Boundaries shown on any accompanying maps are approximate. The maps are not to scale and are for visual aid only. The accuracy of the maps and information portrayed thereon is not guaranteed nor warranted.
Electricity is provided by Vigilante Electric Cooperative based in Dillon.  Propane service is provided by Montana Energy Alliance, also based in Dillon.  Utilities run approximately $22,250 per year, with annual electric costs around $11,350 and propane approximately $10,900 per year.
Telephone and internet service are provided by Southern Montana Telephone.  Both Verizon and AT&T have newly constructed cell towers located in Jackson providing excellent cell coverage throughout the Ranch and into the national forest, as well as the majority of the Big Hole Valley.  Fiber optic service is scheduled to be pulled into the Ranch improvements during the summer of 2021.
Domestic water for the homes and corrals is provided by a well.  All residences are on individual septic systems.
Household and ranch trash is hauled off the Ranch to a transfer station north of Jackson that is managed by Beaverhead County.
The Shop/Office and Equipment Storage buildings are also served by a 38-kilowatt Generac propane powered back-up generator system.  This backup system would also maintain the heating system in the Shop/Office in case of a power failure.

The Seller will convey with the Ranch 100% of whatever mineral, oil, gas, geo-thermal, hydro-carbon and gravel rights it actually owns, subject to reservations by previous owners.  The Seller makes no representation as to the quantity or quality of any mineral or other subsurface rights appurtenant to the Ranch.

JY Bagby Ranch owns a commanding location in Montana’s famed Big Hole Valley.  Because of its remarkable proximity to Montana’s best fly fishing and big-game hunting, the Ranch’s location becomes even more significant when compared to other places in today’s market.
The magnificent combination of stunning expansive viewscapes of the Great Continental Divide and the Beaverhead, Pintlar and Pioneer Mountain Ranges, the abundant grasses and forbs, ease of operation, and extraordinary location present an opportunity that is rarely available in Montana and the West.
Providing ample room to entertain family and guests, the domestic amenities provide all of the comforts expected from a high-end resort property with the safety, privacy and security today’s high-end ranch buyers seek.  With all of this, the Ranch offers the unique blend of seclusion without isolation in a wonderful environment that will provide many years of personal renewal, safe high-quality family life in peaceful grandeur that is becoming increasingly difficult to own.  It is, indeed, a rare opportunity to balance one’s investment portfolio with a private, enjoyable, tangible reserve of beautiful land situated in close proximity to the conveniences and the attraction of southwest Montana and the Big Hole Valley.
Because of its scenic diversity, abundant wildlife habitat and superb location, the Ranch is a superior candidate for a conservation easement.  Many well-known conservation organizations have expressed enthusiastic interest in helping to protect its grandeur and resources.
JY Bagby Ranch, as Previously Described Herein, is Offered at $14,950,000 Cash.  The Conditions of Sale Are as Follows:

  1. All offers to purchase must be in writing and accompanied by an earnest money deposit check in the amount of 3.00% of the Purchaser’s offering price;
  2. Each offer must also be accompanied with the name and telephone number of the Purchaser’s private banker to assist the Sellers and their agents in ascertaining the Purchaser’s financial ability to consummate a purchase;
  3. All Purchasers must demonstrate to the Seller’s satisfaction unquestioned financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection;
  4. Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with First American Title Company of Dillon, Montana;
  5. 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;
  6. All of the Ranch’s water rights will be transferred to the Purchaser and all of the mineral rights which the Sellers actually own will be conveyed to the Purchaser at Closing.
  7. Buyers’ Brokers are welcome and cordially invited to contact Listing Broker Mike Swan, for information regarding Cooperation Policies and Commission Splits.


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.

A 48-hour notice is requested to make proper arrangements for an inspection of JY Bagby Ranch.
Swan Land Company has been authorized by the Seller to act as their Exclusive Real Estate Broker on the sale of Strand Ranch.  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.
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It was growing up in Southwest Montana where that deep sense of love for the land was first instilled in me. Our family ranch was on the banks of the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges. Being raised on a sizable commercial cow-calf operation, my brothers and I learned the importance of being good stewards of ...
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