ABOUT BEARTOOTH MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCH
Beartooth Mountain View Ranch has 4,850+/- total acres of strong grass country, breathtaking views of the Absaroka Mountains and 2.5 miles of Spring Creek running year round through the property. An easy-to-operate cattle operation that currently runs 150 pair, along with the original farmhouse, barn and corrals, make this property a turnkey ranch. In addition, there are multiple building sites along Spring Creek as well as on high ridges to capture the expansive views of the Absaroka-Beartooth mountains.
The ranch offers abundant recreational activities and is located 10 miles west of Absarokee, MT and less than one hour from Billings, MT and Billings Logan International Airport. Abundant mule deer and upland birds inhabit the ranch, and the property is less than a 15 minute drive to the Stillwater River. Both culture and art is a short trip south to the Tippet Rise Art Center, and Red Lodge, MT, along with Red Lodge Ski Mountain, are 45 minutes away.
- Stunning views of Absaroka Mountains
- 2.5 miles of Spring Creek
- Current cattle operations runs 150 pair
- Original farmhouse, barn and corrals
- Multiple building sites on high ridges
- Abundant mule deer and upland birds
- Total 4,850+/- acres with 640+/- acres State leased land
- 15 mins from Stillwater River
- 10 miles west of Absarokee and less than one hour from Billings, MT
The Beartooth Mountain View Ranch is 10 miles west of Absarokee, MT. Absarokee is a scenic, small community serving as a gateway to fishing, hiking, camping and outdoor exploration along the Stillwater and Yellowstone Rivers and the nearby Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the easy access to the Stillwater River, just a 15 minute drive from the ranch. The town of Absarokee has all the amenities you can expect, a gas station, grocery store and local shops.
Billings, MT is 1 hour drive from the ranch and there you will find a bustling city and the Billings International Airport. Billings is the largest city in Montana with a population of ~109,000 people. Whether you’re looking for bronco busting rodeo action or the relaxation of fishing or hunting, you’ll be in good company around Billings. Watch Montana’s wildlife by grabbing your binoculars and heading to the plains or hiking in the mountains that surround Billings. Use Billings as a central point to the best western attractions, events, hospitality, shopping and cuisine. Beartooth Mountain View Ranch gives you privacy and seclusion while still providing easy access to larger cities and an international airport.
The original farmhouse from 1929 lies in the northern section of the ranch by Spring Creek. In addition, several outbuildings like a barn, sheds, corrals give the new owner a turnkey operation. For the new owner interested in building a new home, the ranch has several ideal building sites located on high ridges which offer outstanding views of the Absaroka Mountains.
Spring Creek runs for 2.5 miles across the property. The creek provides water for irrigation and also has a private well.
All water rights transfer to the new owner.
The ranch will run 150 head of cattle routinely utilizing the main pasture and the two outlying parcels. The strong grass country makes an ideal environment for a cattle operation. This area of Montana is known for its high protein grass and the property is well balanced for grazing and contains protected areas.The ranch has a mix of barbed wire, cross and perimeter fencing.
Historically in the fall the ranch starts moving the herd south into the ‘Big Pasture’ which includes the State section. This area consists of 2000 acres of good grass country that was rested all spring and summer.
During an open winter the cattle can stay until February with supplemental protein sources. Very little hay is fed during open winters (200 ton) with the bulk being fed during the spring. Heavy cows have routinely been cut out of the big pasture bringing 20-40 head down to the bottom as calving draws near in late February into March leaving the bulk on native grass feed.
In winters with major snow or cold starting in late fall and continuing into spring calving season hay requirements increase to 300+ ton due to having the bulk of the cattle in the bottom.
Once calving is finished in early May the pairs are turned out into the spring pastures on the northside of the ranch – first in the
branding pasture consisting of 720 + acres. After branding the cattle are moved to higher pastures where they remain until mid-June when they are then moved to the summer pastures. At this point the steer pairs are usually split into two seperate pastures. In August 62 heifer pairs are moved to the National Forest under permit.
Beartooth Mountain View Ranch is a short drive to the Tippet Rise Art Center, an unexpectedly but spectacular arts venue located near Fishtail, MT. Tippet Rise hosts concerts and performances with world-renowned classical musicians on its 12,000 acre working ranch that also features internationally acclaimed sculptures among its scenic landscape. The ranch is also within 45 minutes of the town of Red Lodge, MT, known for its charming downtown, friendly eateries, small town brewery and one of the best downhill ski areas in Montana – Red Lodge Mountain. Red Lodge is also a gateway to Yellowstone National Park via the breathtaking Beartooth Highway, designated a national scenic byway.