Jackson, Montana | Beaverhead County
- 2,937± Deeded Acres
- Exquisite Setting and Home
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.