On the southern edge of the vibrant University town of Bozeman, Montana lays the ‘one of a kind’ 258± acre South Cottonwood Farm. Nestled amidst aspens, old growth willows, and of course cottonwood trees, the property is virtually an oasis just 23± minutes from downtown Bozeman and 40± minutes from Big Sky. If hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and mountain biking is your passion or you prefer to lounge on the front porch of the reclaimed farmhouse overlooking the beautiful grounds and water features – this is the retreat for you.

The 23± acres making up the compound area are meticulously kept and well thought out. There is an extensive water system which includes pump stations and aqua boxes for irrigating and to feed the 2 ponds that are stocked with cutthroat and rainbow trout. There are also 3 food plots. The original farmhouse was completely redone down to the studs in 2017. The 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home has not been slept in so is essentially brand new. The property is perfect for entertaining including a large event barn, bocce ball court and a fire pit. Nothing was missed in the layout and construction of the improvements and ponds. There are also multiple build sites on the property offering powerful mountain views depending on your preference and with no zoning or covenants the possibilities are endless. The attention to detail is evident as soon as you step foot on the property.

Not only is the property full of recreational amenities it is also extremely productive. There are approximately 140 acres of irrigated barely fields which are serviced by 3 pivots. A fourth pivot irrigates an additional 31± acres of hay and then there are 17± acres of dryland alfalfa.

The recreational as well as agricultural opportunities presented by this 258± acre property are unmatched given its close proximity to the wonderful amenities Bozeman has to offer.


  • 258± acres
  • 300’± of South Cottonwood Creek, a small water fishery
  • 2 stocked ponds
  • Gallatin National Forest providing thousands of acres for hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and more minutes down the road
  • Secluded setting yet 23± minutes to downtown Bozeman
  • Wonderful reclaimed farmhouse and event barn built with entertaining in mind
  • Additional building sites offering mountain and valley views
  • No covenants or zoning
  • No Conservation Easement
  • Excellent water rights and developed water system
  • Numerous varieties of wildlife including mule deer, whitetail, moose, elk, turkey, and seasonal waterfowl
  • 23± minutes from downtown Bozeman, MT and 25± minutes from Bozeman’s international airport
  • 40± minutes to Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort

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