STRAND RANCH | NEW LISTING
Geyser, Montana | Chouteau and Judith Basin Counties
- Approximately 30,654± Total Acres
- Offered for Sale for the First Time Since 1944
Nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, the Historic Strand Ranch is comprised of 30,654± total acres of which 28,894± are deeded and 1,760± acres are State of Montana lease.
Solid senior water rights totaling about 33.24 CFS provide good flows to irrigate the approximately 1,050 acres of irrigated meadows and sub-irrigated bottom land. Historically, the Ranch has irrigated about 600 acres of meadows along Cottonwood Creek for hay production yielding between 1.75 to 2.0 tons of grass hay per acre on one cutting. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows.
The improvements consist of several sets of functional working corrals, calving barns, a horse barn, several equipment storage sheds, a good working shop and four modest but well-maintained homes.
Cottonwood Creek runs through the length of the Ranch providing a cottonwood-lined riparian corridor creating a rich habitat for upland game birds, elk and whitetail deer. Six creeks, dozens of springs, ponds and developed water provide an abundant water resource for livestock and wildlife. Water developments have been strategically located throughout the Ranch providing numerous fresh water sources in each pasture.
Round Butte, a notable landmark in the region, is completely within the confines of the deeded acreage and provides an idyllic ecosystem for about 30 head of native mountain goats. The iconic Square Butte adjoins the Ranch on the northeast border. The timbered foothills of the Highwood Mountains harbor good populations of elk, deer and upland game birds including sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge.
Situated between the small towns of Geraldine and Geyser, the Ranch has good access on a year-round basis. A portion of the Ranch is under a conservation easement with the Montana Land Reliance. Please call our Bozeman Office for more details.
Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch is a step back in time and provides privacy and solace in one of the best ranching and recreational areas the West has to offer.