This private ranch is surrounded by hay meadows on the scenic West Bench of Rock Creek. Visible from the home are the Pryor Mountains to the East, the Crazy Mountains to the North West, and the Beartooth Mountains immediately to the South West. The upper hay meadows are fringed by numerous small irrigation canals, and bordered by Aspen and Cottonwood groves. The East side of the ranch is well watered and wooded, providing valuable habitat for deer, small game and bird life. The lands surrounding the Ranch are agrarian in nature: mostly made up of small cattle and hay ranches. Whitetail deer abound in the area, and the occasional Moose or Black Bear wanders through the property.
The main house, sheltered by Aspen, Spruce, Cottonwood and numerous Lilac bushes, is a two story farm house of 1920s vintage with remodeling and a master suite addition done in 2013. It consist of three bedrooms, three baths, large living room with a fireplace, dining room, country kitchen, solarium with mountain views and large Mud/Laundry room. The outbuildings consist of a large hay barn, open five-stall garage, equipment shed/shop, reconditioned log barn, associated corrals and an attractive horse barn containing a studio apartment with bath as well as small bunk house with sleeping quarters and bath. There are two pivot irrigation systems, the perimeter and cross fences are in good condition.
The water rights on the ranch have senior priority date of 1896. The property is made up of 181+ acres with a blend of prime irrigated hay land, pasture land and wooded areas. The pivot and flood irrigated comprises some 133+- acres.
This Ranch is under the protection of a conservation easement. This will protect the land in perpetuity from subdivision, and will maintain the private nature of the land. The easement does not affect ranch/agricultural operations, nor does it create any public access. A full copy of the easement document can be provided for review.
This west bench ranch represents an opportunity to own an attractive small ranch operation in one of Montana's most desirable locations. It is only minutes from downtown, Red Lodge Mountain Ski area and golf course. It is an hour to Montana's largest city. The ranch offers the best of all worlds, easy access, superb mountains, stunning scenery, productive land and great privacy, all in the heart of Yellowstone Country.
Features: This ranch lies adjacent to the highest mountains in Montana, in an area referred to as the Beartooth Front. This region is generally bound by the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone on the southeast, and by the Boulder River on the northwest with the massive Beartooth Plateau running between them. Many fine trout streams, such as Rock Creek, Stillwater, the East and West Forks of the Rosebud, and the Yellowstone itself, are all within an hours drive of the ranch.
Terms: Cash, New Loan
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