It is common for ranch investors to hope to one day own a ranch in Montana’s legendary Madison Valley. However, it is uncommon for the most desirable Madison Valley ranches to come up for sale.

Fay Ranches is pleased to offer The Ennis Lake Ranch for sale, one of those highly coveted Madison Valley ranches. The Ennis Lake Ranch is both stunningly beautiful and located in a highly desirable area. As its namesake implies, Ennis Lake Ranch is one of the very few ranches with frontage on the lake, providing gorgeous views and boating fun. Combined with the booming growth of Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort and the Bozeman area and the sleepy charm of Ennis, the Ennis Lake Ranch will likely be a wise investment. Many savvy land investors endorse the following strategy; buy what is in short supply, cannot be replicated, and demand is likely to increase. The Ennis Lake Ranch embodies this doctrine.

In the winter, the legendary slopes of Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort are just up the road. The Ranch will be sold with a highly coveted Jack Creek Road Pass, a gated private road that connects Ennis and the Madison Valley with Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort. The road pass turns what would be a two-hour drive to Big Sky into a stunningly beautiful 45± minute drive on the near-empty private road to the slopes of Big Sky Ski Resort. Jack Creek Road is one of the most scenic and peaceful drives you may ever take and is an enjoyable part of any ski day.

Bozeman is the fastest-growing micropolitan city in the United States four years in a row and is located one hour from the Ranch. This growth has spread aggressively to Big Sky as well. Due to the proliferation of conservation easements in the Ennis area, growth will likely be controlled, which adds to its attractiveness and exclusivity.


  • 1,139± deeded acres
  • 1± mile of Ennis Lake frontage and nearly 1 mile of Jourdain Creek
  • Beautiful rolling topography and 360-degree views of the Madison Range, Ennis Lake, the Tobacco Root Mountains, the Gravely Range, and the beautiful Madison Valley
  • The Ranch benefits from a private trail easement (foot, horseback and motorized vehicles) through the neighboring Ranch providing direct access to Forest Service land and into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness
  • One of only four ranches on Ennis Lake
  • Coveted year around private and gated Jack Creek road pass to Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort
  • The Ranch is located in a highly desirable location on Ennis Lake between Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort and Ennis, Montana, the capital of fly fishing in Montana
  • The Ranch is conserved in perpetuity by a conservation easement with MT Land Reliance. The Easement allows for 2 additional structures to be built, and the Ranch can be divided one time into two parcels
  • The only structure is a charming rustic house currently occupied by a caretaker
  • The location and amenities make the Ennis Lake Ranch an attractive investment for the savvy land investor

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