Fay Ranches is pleased to present Volney Creek Ranch. Located in Carbon County, just minutes from the ski town of Red Lodge, nestled in the “Irish hills of Montana” at the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, this picturesque rolling grassland landscape is home to a herd of elk that bounce back and forth between Volney Creek Ranch and the neighboring ranches. Mule deer and whitetail deer also call this area home, as well as sharptailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, and curlew.

Volney and Dry Creek run the entirety of the ranch, and both run year-round and provide an ample water source for livestock and wildlife. Although a narrow creek, Volney Creek does hold a healthy number of trout. Weast and East Rosebud Ditches run above the 150± irrigated acres of the property and are the main water source used to water the grass hay fields, which produce 240-270 tons of hay annually in one cutting; grazing is utilized for regrowth.

The property is strategically cross-fenced, with the irrigated fields being fenced off of the other three pastures, which can be strategically grazed with relative ease. The ranch is currently running 200-220 yearlings and has the potential to run more.

The improvements are all built of top-quality custom craftsmanship and include a main house, a 9-stall horse barn, a machine shop, and a guest/manager’s cabin. An outdoor arena and round pen are attached to the barn and provide a convenient riding area just down from the headquarters.


  • 1,280± acres of which approximately 150± are irrigated
  • Volney Creek and Dry Creek run throughout the property year-round
  • Top quality custom home, barn, shop, and guest/managers cabin
  • Outdoor riding arena
  • Mountain views
  • Resident elk herd
  • Currently running 200-220 yearlings
  • Cross-fenced
  • 20-minute drive to Red Lodge, Montana, and Red Lodge Ski Resort
  • Just over an hour drive to Billings, Montana

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