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Dan Mahoney is a Montana ranch broker specializing in large ranch and land transactions and recreational real estate, including fly fishing, hunting, and riverfront properties. Located in Missoula and servicing western Montana, Dan has proven himself as a top-producing land broker. In the past few years, Dan is credited with over $120,000,000 in sales and has represented a variety of properties ranging from fishing lodges to large working cattle ranches across eleven Montana counties. He brings a high level of passion and steadfast dedication to his clients in every real estate transaction. Dan loves the inherently interesting nature of significant land transactions and the unique challenges that come with them. He prides himself in successfully navigating complex deals while having fun with his clients along the way.
Born and raised in Kansas, Dan moved to Montana in 2002 to attend the University of Montana. While earning a degree in financial management, he cut his teeth as a fly-fishing guide. Prior to a career in ranch brokerage, he spent nearly two decades at the helm of a guide boat plying the rivers of Western Montana with anglers from across the globe. An unwavering dedication to his fishing clients and a contagious love for Montana’s landscapes and waterways, combined with countless oar strokes, led to a loyal following of clients and, eventually, his own outfitting business. After a rewarding career on the water, Dan sold his company in 2019 and dove head-first into a real estate career.
Dan lives on the outskirts of Missoula with his wife, two daughters, and a pair of English setters. When he’s not spending time with his family or taking his wife and daughters fishing, he can be found exploring the backcountry looking for elk and deer or chasing his bird dogs across the uplands.
10 Active Properties Listed by Daniel Mahoney
The River View Ranch is a stunning and versatile property in Montana that offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for nature lovers. Nestled in the foothills of the Bitterroot and Coeur D’Alene Range, this ranch boasts an idyllic location on the banks of the Clark Fork River. With its close proximity to public lands, the ranch presents outdoor enthusiasts with a chance to immerse themselves in a wide range of activities. Seek adventure or tranquility; this property has it all.
Discover stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, fertile land, and endless recreational opportunities across both units of Montana’s Eve Ranches. From solid hay fields and ample mountain grazing to captivating natural settings, clean streams, and dense forests, these units combine diversity with productivity. Whether you aspire to a thriving livestock operation, exclusive hunting grounds, or simply a premier recreational landscape in western Montana, this ranch offers it all.
With a prime location near Missoula, Montana and natural resources that play an important role in wildlife habitat conservation, the Checkpoint Ranch’s recreational and wildlife virtues may only be outshone by the stunning beauty and unmatched privacy. The custom home, which sits on a bluff overlooking two mountain lakes, features timbered accents, the use of reclaimed barnwood, and high-end finishes and provides a spectacular panoramic perspective with a complete sense of privacy.
This western Montana ranch in the Avon Valley is about 50± miles from Helena. The core of the deeded acres and leased acres are comprised of mountain meadows and timbered hills. The majority of the ranch’s leased acres reach higher elevations in the Garnet Range. Strickland Creek and Davis Creek emerge in the Garnets, watering the ranch’s wildlife and livestock. With a resident elk herd that numbers several hundred during the fall season, Little Valley is a dream ranch for the sportsman.
Seldom do we see ranches in a high mountain meadow setting with all of the desirables found at Browns Meadow Ranch. A location in a pristine Montana valley with unmatched privacy and scenic beauty, consistent agricultural production, strong wildlife values, and exceptional recreation. This ranch possesses all of these attributes. These ingredients, along with public land boundaries, lack of conservation easement encumbrances, and a superior location in the Flathead Valley, make it exceptional.
Ashby Creek Ranch is rich with agricultural history and has been held by only two families since 1888. The ranch checks all of the boxes with a blend of extensive water resources, great production, scenic beauty, and excellent recreation. It represents the most extensive available land offering proximate to the Missoula area today. The many exemplary features to this classic ranch, which lies within thirty minutes of Montana’s most vibrant city, make this ranch stand out in today’s land market.
The Blackfoot River Retreat is rare, if not singular, in today’s market. Coupling top-notch angling and hunting opportunities with unsurpassed ecosystem diversity, the Montana retreat is a haven for anyone that wants to immerse themselves in the natural grandeur of the historic Blackfoot Valley. The turn-key 3-bed, 2-bath log cabin was built with the river as a visual centerpiece; large windows and doors open to the sights and sounds of the river. A two-car garage offers guest quarters upstairs.
Nestled in a true Montana landscape, abutting thousands of acres of public lands, this is a unique property that embodies the essence of the West. Whether you indulge in an afternoon hike, embark on a horseback ride, immerse yourself in an evening of hunting, or start your day on one of the trout streams nearby, this property will transport you to a time gone by. Whether you’re seeking a year-round, permanent residence, a mountain getaway, or a vacation home, this property will have you covered.
If you want to live on a trout fishing river, there may be no finer place than on the Missouri River in Montana. With a prime location along the blue ribbon mighty MO, spacious accommodations on the water’s edge, and notable investment value, the Flatwater Lodge stands out in today’s market as a premier fly fishing retreat. The turnkey luxury lodge was thoughtfully designed for hosting anglers or doubles as a family retreat and sleeps up to 10 guests comfortably with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Rarely do such opportunities present themselves on the open market. Whether you are an individual who loves the outdoors and wants to venture into the outfitting industry or an established outfitter looking to broaden and grow your operations, Montana Wilderness Lodge & Outfitting offers a unique chance to acquire a well-established business that operates under highly sought-after permits in one of the last remaining pristine wilderness areas on the planet.
3 Listings Sold by Daniel Mahoney
Sunset Vista Cherry Orchard is a breathtaking property situated on the eastern shore of Montana’s Flathead Lake. Known for its enchanting high-density cherry trees and stunning vistas, this orchard offers sought-after cherries and unforgettable Big Sky Country sunsets. With expert care and management, it proves to be both a haven of natural beauty and a profitable venture. Enjoy the stunning landscape, embrace growth, and take in the majestic Flathead Lake views at Sunset Vista Cherry Orchard.
At a private end-of-road location in the upper Blackfoot Valley, this Montana ranch represents an opportunity to own easily accessible, excellent recreational land featuring a number of private and scenic building locations. This private ranch is located minutes from the Blackfoot River and gateways into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. There are many desirable features to this investment-quality land, including its location in a tightly held valley, making it stand out in today’s land market.
This is a certified organic Montana orchard set amidst the foothills of the Mission Mountains along the east shore of Flathead Lake, an area renowned for producing some of the best high-altitude cherries. It has apx. 485 trees; most are around 30 years old and in full production of Lambert and Lapin sweet cherries that are handpicked each season. The orchard makes money, has a long-term sales history, and has a solid sales distribution channel, giving the brand exceptional notoriety and value.