Low-Overhead Livestock & Dryland-Farm

Ryegate, Montana | Stillwater County

    • Price Reduction | Now Offered at $1,650,000 
    • Approximately 2,104 Deeded Acres
    • Beautiful Ranch with Stunning Vistas

Locomotive Butte Ranch is named for the prominent geographic formation on the north end of the Ranch with the same name.  Locomotive Butte is located in the little known, but very special, Big Coulee Valley of central Montana.  Located just south of the Musselshell River and the rural community of Ryegate, the setting for this low-overhead livestock and dryland-farm operation must be experienced to fully appreciate how special and unique this part of Montana truly is.  The broad isolated Big Coulee Basin was the winter range to the historic Montana Cattle Company and the famed 79 Brand in the open range era of the late 1800’s Montana. 
Locomotive Butte Ranch encompasses 2,104± deeded acres that are a mix of native pasture, productive dryland crop and mixed upland timber acres rimmed by a stunning and very private network of canyons, rims and dramatic bluffs. 
The pastures on the Ranch have been leased for the past several years and have been well managed, and coupled with excellent moisture this year, have created grass that is in exceptional condition and ready for livestock without any rest.  The crop acres are all currently leased and the excellent soil profile provides historical yields that are much higher than the typical yields in the area.  The improvements include a modest, but comfortable manufactured home, metal building for equipment and a shop, historic barn, corrals and several smaller out buildings including a chicken coop and tack room.  There is an artesian well on the Ranch that gravity feeds the stock water network with tanks in every pasture.
Locomotive Butte Ranch will check all the boxes for buyers looking for an exceptional and unknown setting that is spectacular and private, while still having access to amenities and services within an hour.  This productive low-overhead livestock and dryland-farm operation runs very efficiently and reliably with minimal overhead beyond the utilities for the improvements and property taxes.