Licensed in: MT, WY
Licensed since 2004 and located in Bozeman, Montana, Branif Scott is a seasoned, successful real estate professional and is one of Fay Ranches’ top producers. Branif’s passion for the land, love for the Rocky Mountain region, and honesty and sincerity when working with and helping clients has propelled him to the top of his field as an expert in income producing farms, high-end properties, recreational ranches, and other types of large land holdings and exclusive homes.
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Branif prides himself on his Midwestern work ethic and values. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1990, and before making the transition to real estate, Branif held positions in professional sales, marketing, and business management. Before joining Fay Ranches, Branif worked with the top producing real estate agency in Big Sky, Montana selling high-end properties at the Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks Club, Big Sky Resort, and Moonlight Basin Ranch. In 2010, Branif assisted in opening the PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate of Big Sky office where he built a successful real estate career selling both high-end properties and upscale homes in and around the recreational playground of Big Sky, Montana. After nine years of making his mark as a top producing agent in Big Sky, Branif expanded into income producing farms, recreational ranches, and significant land acquisitions here at Fay Ranches. Branif is one of the very few agents in Montana who understands all facets of the different markets and niches Montana has to offer, from high-end homes to complex large land acquisitions.
Branif’s 16 years of experience and involvement in many diverse types of transactions has resulted in a proven understanding of value-added land acquisitions, extensive knowledge of exclusive opportunities, and conservation easement comprehension, assessment, and implementations. Branif is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients and represents buyers and sellers locally and worldwide. Many of them are repeat clients and are now personal friends.
Branif spends his free time with his wife, Nicole, their two children, and their three dogs, taking full advantage of all that Montana has to offer, including fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and skiing.
Branif Scott is currently a licensed broker associate in Montana and Wyoming and thoroughly enjoys doing business in both states.
Fay Ranches Inc. Headquarters
395 Gallatin Park Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59715
12 Active Property Listings by Branif Scott
This property features a stunning 9,690± SF dream home designed by Locati Architects with views of Bozeman’s Gallatin Valley, the Bridger Mountains, and the Missouri River Valley. This escape in Montana includes a guest home, a barn for toys and gear, a hunting cabin, and a ranch manager’s home. The striking improvements are only bested by the thousands of deeded acres to recreate on, already divided into 21 parcels.
Approximately 10 miles to the fly fishing mecca that is Ennis, Montana, and only a 3± mile drive to historic Virginia City, this property borders BLM and State land, providing the owner with thousands of acres of deeded and public land to recreate on. This ranch provides a beautiful, tranquil mountain setting with views of wildlife and surrounding mountain ranges.
Nestled in the shadow of Bull Mountain and surrounded by the Elkhorn, Boulder, and Highland Mountains sits this exceptional unspoiled 2,687± acre wildlife-rich ranch. Located just 50 minutes west of Bozeman Montana in the tightly held North Boulder River Valley, land this size in this valley rarely comes to market.
Located in the Mill Creek, drainage of Paradise Valley in Montana and surrounded by National Forest on 3 sides, the acreage is made up of alpine trees, riparian habitat, and views of Castle Rock. Approximately 1,100 ft of the East Fork of Mill Creek flows through, offering native cutthroat trout fishing on-site. Feel at home in the under-construction 4-bed lodge while providing friends a place to stay in the recently constructed 2-bed guest home.
Here you will find rolling hills with lush riparian areas and a year-round spring, providing an important water source for the wildlife that call the incredibly private property home. This striking family retreat, 25± minutes north of Bozeman, Montana and 15± minutes to the airport, is impeccably maintained with a 5 bed, 5.5 bath custom ranch style home and a 4 bed, 2 bath guest home, both boasting perfectly framed views of the Bridger Mountains and Gallatin Valley below.
Located just northwest of the desirable mountain town of Bozeman and the busiest airport in Montana, this rare 256± acre land opportunity boasts 1.2± miles of restored and award-winning Dry Creek, with several springs, excellent habitat attracting and sustaining wildlife, food plots, and grain fields. With incomparable views of the Gallatin Valley, as well as out-the-door access to an abundance of recreational activities, this property is an exceptional investment opportunity.
Just 10± minutes from Livingston, this home sits atop a ridge, providing views of Livingston, Montana Paradise Valley, and the Absaroka Mountain Range. No expense was spared when building this 9,778± SF, 6 bed, 7.5 bath home, which includes an attached guest home. A pond and stone waterfalls lie just behind the home with a walkway built for morning and evening strolls. Nearby Fleshman Creek drainage and State Land offer appealing viewsheds, as well as cover, travel corridors, and access to food and water that entice an abundance of wildlife.
This 20± acre riverfront getaway with private fishing access on the famed East Gallatin River is located just 10± minutes to downtown Bozeman, Montana, 10± minutes to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, and 25± minutes to Bridger Bowl Ski Area. The country estate blends seamlessly into the bucolic setting, boasting a barn, loafing shed, and 4 fenced pastures, perfect for the equestrian enthusiast. The home totals 4,904± SF with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 three quarter bath, and 1 half bath.
Just 20± minutes from Bozeman and 15± minutes from the airport, this acreage sits in the shadow of Ross Peak, one of the most dramatic mountains in Montana. Boasting a new 3,169 SF, 4 bed, 3 full bath, and 1 half bath home, the property also includes a pickleball court and pond. A large heated barn is attached to a 1 bed, 1 bath guest apartment. Lined with grassy cover and scattered willows, this property acts as an excellent pheasant, Hungarian partridge, and white-tailed deer habitat.
This Montana ranch located along the Wise River and close to the Big Hole River, this ranch is named for the striking rock formation that overlooks the property. The owner currently holds a 6,922± acre National Forest grazing lease, allowing for 150 yearling heifers out the back gate. The property is almost entirely flood irrigated, and the owner has enjoyed the ranch because of the production value and recreational opportunities.
Set beneath the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka Range just a few miles east of Gallatin National Forest and in the West Bridger Creek drainage, this exquisite mountain sanctuary conveniently located in Montana features a custom 4,696± SF home and guest quarters on 39± deeded acres. Water features on the property include a pond and a small creek, all located just 25± miles from Big Timber, Montana.
Just 25± minutes south of Philipsburg and a few minutes from Georgetown Lake, this 20± acre property is perfect for a large family or an investor looking to run a bed and breakfast, VRBO/Airbnb, or corporate retreat. A quintessential piece of Montana, the 5,352 SF, 7 bed, 6 full bath, 1 half bath custom home sits atop a hill above Georgetown Lake, looking out at dramatic views of the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, and the Continental Divide.
21 Properties Sold by Branif Scott
Elk Meadows Ranch is a stunningly beautiful, private recreational ranch, a great real estate investment and a gathering place for friends and family. A world-class ranch within minutes of a world-class ski resort, this unique quality makes it a rare one-of-a-kind asset.
This property is a beautiful 735± acre ranch that has been in the same family operation since the early 1940’s. The Bridger Mountains provide a stunning melodic backdrop with 360-degree views of the entire Gallatin Valley. Located just 5± miles north of Bozeman, this property offers endless possibilities to the new owner.
Ski-In/Ski-Out at its best! Awe-inspiring views make this slope-side mountain chalet the perfect backdrop for all your adventures. If you want the finest luxury home and vacation experience possible in Big Sky/Moonlight Basin, Diamond Hitch Ski Chalet is your clear choice.
A 94± acre escape, this property is a rare opportunity on the northern edge of the Gallatin Valley to purchase a beautiful brand-new, ultra energy efficient home; the perfect amount of acreage, as well as live water, with fishable Dry Creek traversing through the property for 2,050± feet. Located only 23± miles to vibrant Bozeman and 14± miles to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport this property checks all the boxes.
Located just northwest of Bozeman Montana and its airport, this rare 300± acre land opportunity boasts almost a mile of the private, fishable, restored, and award-winning Dry Creek. The ranch provides excellent habitat attracting wildlife, food plots, and grain fields, as well as a spring-fed trophy trout pond. With views of the Gallatin Valley, as well as out-the-door access to an abundance of activities, the ranch is turnkey with power, bridges, and roads already in place!
Along one of Montana’s greatest fly fishing rivers and one of the last large ranches left in the Paradise Valley. It is highly prized for its dramatic beauty, extraordinary outdoor recreation and close proximity to southwest Montana’s cultural and transportation hub of Bozeman.
With private Jack Creek Road access, this custom built home is within close proximity to the resort town of Big Sky, Montana. Enjoy incredible views from your back deck of the Madison Range and watch elk, bighorn sheep, deer and other wildlife climb the hillside.
This ranch sits only a stone’s throw away from world-class fishing on the Lower Madison River and is conveniently located equidistant to Bozeman and Ennis. Mature cottonwood trees line the small creek bottom and surround the building compound while the tops of the moderately sloping benches provide sweeping panoramic views that include the Bridger, Madison and Tobacco Root mountain ranges, as well as the beautiful lower Madison River Valley.
This ranch is an exceptionally rare offering and resides in one of the most coveted and historic areas in the Gallatin Valley. Almost impossibly secluded and located in the shadow of Ross Peak, the ranch is in a very rich and varied wildlife corridor near the Springhill community.
This ranch boasts .5± miles of Jefferson River frontage, notably one of the top trophy trout fisheries in the West, and offers excellent hunting for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, upland game birds and waterfowl. This 995± acre ranch is located in an expansive Montana river valley with mountain views in all directions. The ranch is a true river to mountain property running from the Jefferson River into the timbered ridges of the Tobacco Root Mountains.
Just 7± miles from downtown Bozeman, this property offers a combination of Arts and Crafts styling in a beautiful western log home. Situated on 66± private acres and surrounded by aspen trees is a 4 bed, 3 bath main home, and a 2 bed, 1 loft, 1 bath guest quarters above a horse barn. A pond on the property provides a private pool for elk with a picturesque foreground of the dramatic Bridger Mountains.
Located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana in the shadow of the Bridger Mountains overlooking the Gallatin Valley and all of Bozeman, Valley Views at Bridger Shadows Farm commands an eagle’s perch of the surrounding landscape. An outstanding sporting property with terrific conservation easement potential, this is a desirable property fit for many.
Located 30± minutes from Bozeman, this property features a 2 bed, 4 bath, 4,279± SF home, and an 890± SF, 1 bed, 1 bath guest home with a bunk room that connects to a heated 4,641± SF shop with multipurpose rooms. Water features include 2 stocked koi ponds, waterfalls, a stream, and a swimming pond, and permaculture techniques are utilized in the greenhouse, garden, and orchard. Various wildlife wanders through, utilizing cover in the draws to move from the valley floor to higher elevations.
Resting amid the pristine Montana alpine wilderness on the east side of the Big Belt Mountains, this untouched recreational ranch varies from gentle sloping meadows and rolling hills to heavily timbered ridges and mountains. Over three miles of the fishable west fork of Hound Creek runs through the entire length of the property. This ranch is an exceptional deer and elk hunting property located in between the world‐class Missouri and Smith Rivers.
This property combines very close proximity to Bozeman with a custom-built home and equestrian amenities. Surrounded by aspen and mature trees, the property consists of 66± usable deeded acres on Bozeman’s south side with end of the road privacy. The improvements are outstanding, showing artistic form, quality workmanship and functional design. Ideal property for the horse lover or any outdoor recreational enthusiast.
The Preserve at Bridger Creek Ranch blends luxury, privacy and warmth to create a recreation oriented property that is nothing short of spectacular. Improvements on the property include a 4564± SF custom home that features 3 bedrooms, an office and 2.5 bathrooms, a barn and a separate caretaker’s quarters above a stand alone 2-car oversized garage.
Within 15 minutes of Bozeman, MT, yet surrounded on 3 sides by State land, this property is made for the recreational enthusiast! The breathtaking views of Bozeman’s Gallatin Valley and Bridger Mountain Range make this property one of a kind.
Situated along the banks of the gorgeous East Gallatin River and bordering Bridger Creek Golf Course, as well as 82± acres of State Land, this property combines beautiful views, world-class trout fishing, a 1.4-acre pond, a 4,680± SF spacious 4-bedroom house with guest house attached, a large barn with sleeping quarters and a separate 4-car detached garage.
Strategically located within the private Jack Creek drainage, less than 11 miles to the six shooter lift at Big Sky Resort and all the amenities the resort offers, this 160± acre gem provides an owner a classic Rocky Mountain private alpine setting.
This property is a beautiful 186± acres that is configured in 5 separate parcels that are contiguous. Two of the parcels totaling 78 acres are zoned Agricultural Suburban while the rest of the farm is unzoned. You can’t beat the location, just minutes from downtown Bozeman.
Nestled into the Gallatin Range between Bozeman and Livingston, commanding views of four surrounding mountain ranges, as well as diverse topography and native vegetation, combine to provide a perfect wildlife haven and make this a truly incredible property. As the sun rises over the Crazy and Absaroka Mountains or sets behind the Gallatin and Bridger Mountains, the porch of the 7,471± SF four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom custom mountain home is the perfect spot to take in the stunning panoramic views.
Articles Authored by Branif Scott
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Written by Branif Scott, Broker Associate, Fay Ranches Some of my fondest childhood memories from growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are centered around being outdoors, primarily camping, fishing, and hunting. My friends and I spent hours down by the creek near my house, digging for worms and catching carp and bass. My dad took me camping on […]
By James Esperti, Branif Scott, and Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches As much as you can love hunting, there is nothing quite like hunting with your kids. The excitement that oozes out of their every pore reminds you of some of your first hunts, a time when it just meant a little bit more to you. Whether following the […]
Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch Greg Fay and Branif Scott of Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches recently held a ‘business strategy’ session on the Ruby River Ranch in Sheridan, Montana which was just listed by Fay Ranches. The three enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hopper fishing. “Due […]