Scenic and productive multi-generation working cattle ranch within a short drive along well-maintained county roads to the quaint agricultural and Western town of Choteau, Montana. The ranch features a creekside historic home that has been updated for comfort and convenience plus a complete set of working facilities including barns and corrals to support current livestock operations. The ranch is comprised of lush creek bottomlands, irrigated hay meadows, and dryland pasture for cattle grazing. Excellent water rights provide ample irrigation water for hay meadows on the ranch. Situated to enjoy the backdrop of the dramatic Rocky Mountain Front which serves as the gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness for abundant recreation and enjoyment just minutes from the ranch.
Choteau, established in 1875 and originally known as Old Agency, underwent a name change in 1882 to honor Pierre Choteau Jr., president of the American Fur Company whose father founded the Missouri River Fur Company.
The epitome of a western town, Choteau seems to have turned a cold shoulder to the fast-paced life that has enveloped much of the American West. Modern conveniences still abound with schools, taverns, grocers, a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, a hospital, a museum, and a public airport. Teton Pass Ski Area is located a short drive from Choteau and offers two lifts servicing, 114 acres, and 26 trails. Showdown Ski Area is nestled in the Little Belt Mountains 60± miles southeast of Great Falls along Highway 89, where 34 trails offer 640-plus skiable acres. Great Falls, Montana’s third-largest city, is an hour from the ranch and provides a complete variety of services and cultural amenities.
Great Falls was first explored in 1805 during Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. The city is named for the distinctive falls of the Missouri River. It was at this point on their journey that Lewis and Clark abandoned their keelboat and built small canoes which they portaged around the falls, continuing their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Helena, Montana’s state capital, is located 2.5± hours south of the ranch. Helena was founded with the July 14, 1864 discovery of gold in Last Chance Gulch by four men, known as “The Four Georgians”. By 1888, about 50 millionaires lived in Helena, more per capita than any city in the world. The State Capital Building (with its distinctive gold rotunda), the Civic Center, and the Saint Helena Cathedral are among the many unique historic buildings in Helena.