Tucked away in a pristine valley just outside of Kalispell, you’ll find Browns Meadow Ranch – a classic high-meadow mountain ranch consisting of 590± acres of productive flood-irrigated farmland and timbered mountainsides.
The ranch is exceedingly private, with an end-of-the-road feel and location in a secluded valley, yet remains accessible and proximate to both Kalispell and the rich recreational resources found throughout the Flathead Valley. Productive and well-watered, the ranch includes over a mile of year-round Mount Creek, a pond, and numerous spring seeps within the forested draws. With water rights dating back to 1864 and excellent soil quality, the ranch produces over 400± tons of natural grass hay without the use of fertilizer.
The ranch features a charming updated home in a private location. The wrap-around covered deck provides a perfect view of the fields and allows you to watch over the wildlife and take in the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Additional structures include two shops, a detached garage, and several historic hay and storage buildings. There is room for expansion with numerous building sites throughout the forested areas that amplify the mountain and meadow beauty while providing big views of the distant snow-capped peaks of Glacier National Park.
The property is clean and well-fenced and includes an excellent road system, granting easy enjoyment for hiking, hunting, horseback, or ATV riding. The ranch is contiguous on the southern and eastern boundaries for two miles to hundreds of acres of state lands for additional recreation.
A natural wildlife corridor within a diverse ecosystem, the ranch is rich with animal life and supports nearly all wildlife species found in western Montana. Resident and visiting wildlife include moose, deer, elk, black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, badgers, and foxes. Enjoy daily sightings of bluebirds, owls, eagles, hawks, sandhill cranes, and egrets. The ranch is an excellent candidate for a conservation easement considering its strong agricultural and wildlife values and contribution of significant scenic beauty and open spaces to the surrounding area.
Browns Meadow Ranch checks all the boxes and includes the exemplary features sophisticated ranch buyers are looking for; stable and consistent agricultural production, exceptional privacy and scenic viewscapes, spectacular wildlife diversity, public land boundaries, and a lack of conservation easement encumbrances. With a location in a dramatic high mountain meadow setting, yet convenient to Kalispell and Flathead Valley amenities, this classic ranch is truly investment-grade in nature.