Licensed in: MT, ID
John Anderson grew up in ranching country, where he gained a sincere appreciation of the abundant natural resources that surrounded him. Hiking, hunting, and fishing pristine alpine lakes in his childhood nurtured his love of the outdoors, which led to a deep fascination regarding the history of the “American West” and the current efforts to conserve our natural resources.
Instilled with a love of ranching and a deep desire to work with natural resources, John attended Oregon State University, earning an Agricultural Science degree in 1996 with a minor in fisheries and wildlife, focusing on rangeland management and water rights. Subsequently, he received a Post Baccalaureate in Civil Engineering. In 1998, John began his real estate career, concentrating on selling recreational properties. In 2006, he was awarded the Top One Percent of real estate sales in the entire state, closing over $30 million. In 2014, John was nominated Top Agent in Oregon.
Longing to get back to his roots, John purchased a small farm to raise cattle and horses. During his leisure time, John loves to hunt, fish, camp, hike and ride horses into wilderness areas with his son, Joshua.
John also worked as a guide in Idaho, on the edge of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Long days on horseback and weeks deep within the Idaho wilderness deepened his desire to seek the refuge of the mountains. John Muir once wrote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go…”. This famous quote is one of John’s favorites, because so few words mean so much to someone who loves the mountains.
Selling ranches and large recreational properties is his dream. John’s knowledge of and love for the outdoors is contagious.
John’s professional passion is helping buyers achieve their dreams, and assisting sellers in maximizing their investment. You can meet up with this Montana Ranch Broker at the Stock Farm Club in Hamilton, Montana, on the river casting a line, in the mountains, or for a cup coffee at a local café.
PO Box 1028
Stevensville, Montana 59870
2 Active Properties Listed by John Anderson
Wise River, Montana
on La Marche Creek
With spectacular mountain views, sweeping grasslands, and wildlife galore, this may be the place you’ve always dreamed of, boasting an irrigated alpine meadow, two fishable creeks, and a large pond. La Marche Creek originates high up in the Pintler Wilderness Area and runs through the middle of this Montana ranch, offering over 3 miles of creek frontage to fish and hunt. Just imagine access to the Pintler Wilderness Area: miles of trails, cold creeks, mountain lakes, and abundant wildlife.
Bull River ParadiseNoxon, Montana
The iconic Montana landscape is on full display with grassy meadows and green timber on the banks of the Bull River. Abundant wildlife, waterfowl, and Bull River Trout make this property very special. Dark blue skies, puffs of clouds, the gurgling of the stream, and the faint call of an Osprey are all daily occurrences on the ranch. Elk and deer enjoy the abundant grass along the river. The tranquility felt on the ranch can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world.
15 Listings Sold by John Anderson
Little Belt Elk RanchWhite Sulphur Springs, Montana
This historic and stunning Montana ranch is situated in the Little Belt Mountain Range and offers a nearly incomparable spectrum of wildlife habitats to attract game. The combination of grassy meadows, large basins, spring seeps, aspen groves, and mature timber provides shelter, food, and sanctuary for a plethora of species. Eagle and Sheep Creeks flow through portions of the property, which provide endless fishing adventures for the avid angler. It is set up for a large-scale Cattle ranch.
Black Rock Horse RanchHarrison, Idaho
This ranch in Idaho represents a one of a kind ranch ownership opportunity. While currently being operated as a world class equine facility, its location and size make this a trophy acquisition for the discriminating buyer. The views of the lakes, the mild weather and the lush hillsides are remarkable, making this one of the most beautiful ranches in the country.
Rock Creek Cattle RanchPhilipsburg, Montana
Generational ranches are very special, and this Montana ranch for sale is no different. It offers acreage, river frontage, and has surrounding forests to roam and enjoy the rugged nature of Rock. Rock Creek has flowed through this valley for thousands of years, etching its history into the canyon walls. Fertile soil, lush grass, and approximately 1.5 miles of river frontage offer an abundance of recreational opportunities and untamed beauty.
Bitterroot River Valley RanchHamilton, Montana
On a rare occasion a ranch becomes available with so many amenities that it may excite even those individuals with an exacting list of requirements who yearn for the Montana experience yet provides all the conveniences a nearby town can offer. The Bitterroot River Valley Ranch, an amazing ranch, is an exciting discovery.
Trapper View RanchDarby, Montana
Trapper View Ranch is 689± acres of forest, meadows, springs, and grassy benches. Situated at the base of Trapper Peak and the Bitterroot Mountain Range the ranch is bordered by National Forest and boasts approximately 200± irrigated acres and 389± acres of water rights.
Swanson’s Apple OrchardCorvallis, Montana
This Montana orchard/ranch has hay ground, pastures, and a productive apple orchard. The apple orchard covers approximately 30± acres with plenty of room to expand the orchard and increase production. With Macintosh, Empire, Spartan, Snow-Sweet, and Golden Delicious apples, the business has built a reputation for producing high-quality apples that are sweet and crisp. It comes with a warehouse and two refrigerated cold storage rooms.
Glacier Fresh Cherry OrchardBigfork, Montana
The Glacier Fresh Cherry Orchard consists of 54± acres on the eastern side of Flathead Lake. This is a great opportunity to purchase a producing cherry orchard and packing facility, build a very secluded estate home, and be right in the middle of a recreational mecca.
Barnes Creek RanchHall, Montana
This Montana cattle ranch is nestled in the scenic Flint Creek Valley in Western Montana with acres of fenced and cross-fenced irrigated meadows providing excellent production value and rotational grazing opportunities.
The ranch attracts abundant wildlife to the area. A population of elk and deer frequent the ranch. The headquarters consists of a comfortable 1-level 2-bed/2-bath ranch home and a second historic home that could be renovated or replaced as a guest house or second residence.
Clearwater River PlaceKooskia, Idaho
The Clearwater River Place has excellent hunting and fishing opportunities available all over the ranch. Catch massive Chinook Salmon in the spring and beautiful trout all summer. Anglers can also fish for steelhead just below the ranch.
Swan Mountain RanchKalispell, Montana
The Swan Mountain Ranch consists of 160± acres situated at the base of the Swan Mountain Range. Rolling grassy hills, timbered draws, small ponds, and lush wetlands provide the perfect spot to build your Montana dream. Enjoy panoramic views of the Swan Mountains and imagine the world behind the wall of snow-capped peaks.
Bull River ChaletNoxon, Montana
This northwestern Montana property for sale is an amazing recreational ranch situated along the river and at the base of the Cabinet mountains. Enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and so many other recreational activities. The property embodies the essence of the Montana landscape and all it has to offer.
Swan Meadows RetreatBigfork, Montana
With lush grasses, timber and a plethora of wildlife, this is the perfect spot to enjoy your Montana lifestyle. Close to fine dining, shopping and an international airport. Easily accessible throughout the year, and a gateway to all the recreational opportunities available in the area, including boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and watersports.
Basin Creek RanchLemhi, Idaho
Rolling grassy hills and snowcapped peaks provide the finishing touches to an inspiring canvas. Elk, deer, and antelope are frequent visitors on and off the ranch. The 140± acres has an array of wildlife habitat including willow lined river banks and irrigated pastures of alfalfa and grass.
North Fork Blackfoot RetreatOvando, Montana
Whether you’re enjoying a late afternoon hike, an extended horseback ride, an evening of hunting, or fishing the early morning hours on any one of the many trout streams in the area, you’ll find yourself in absolute paradise on this property. However, you chose to enjoy these wide-open spaces and inspiring panoramic views, you’ll soon realize why you’ve chosen to live in Montana.
Salmon Prairie HomesteadOvando, Montana
This 118± acre property is set in the foreground of the famous Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wildernesses. Lush meadows and Aspens create the perfect homesite. This land is part of an intact Rocky Mountain ecosystem that is one of the few remaining in North America. This Montana land is wild, scenic, and breathtaking. This land is part of an intact Rocky Mountain ecosystem that is one of the few remaining in North America.
Articles Authored by John Anderson
Living on a Montana Ranch
By John Anderson, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT, ID “What’s it really like to live on a ranch?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from prospective clients. As a general rule, those who ask me this question are urban or semi-rural dwellers yearning to escape the rat race encroaching on and […]
Fay Ranches Sponsors the Inaugural Yellowstone Riggin Rally, Darby, MT
The Steiner Rodeo Family from Texas, Taylor Sheridan, and Bosque Ranch Productions brought the debut of the Yellowstone Riggin’ Rally to Darby, MT. The Rally hosted the top 24 Bareback Riders from the PRCA, a $30,000 purse, and nearly 2,000 fans. In attendance were the cast members of the Taylor Sheridan and Bosque Ranch Productions […]
Fay Ranches Sponsors Wyoming’s Cowboy: Cole Reiner, Bareback “Rookie of the Year”
Cole Reiner is sponsored by Fay Ranches Ranch Sales Agents: Neil Bangs, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, Kebi Smith, RJ Patterson, Dixie Barry, Alex Robertson, John Anderson, Scott Hawes, Kevin Stowe. A note from Cole Reiner Growing up on our family ranch just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, I’ve always been involved in the western way of life […]
More Than Just Horse Business, Black Rock Ranch
“Waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh pine and in the evening seeing some of the most beautiful sunsets. There is nothing else that can ever replace the special place that Black Rock Ranch is to me and my family.” -Owner of Black Rock Ranch. One day on this ranch, and we […]
Montana Places To Live | Bitterroot Valley Lifestyle
Video blog by John Anderson, Broker Associate, licensed in MT, OR, ID Read The Land Report’s feature on Hamilton, Montana here. It is truly difficult to describe the lifestyles of those fortunate enough to live in the Bitterroot Valley, except to say, “There is something for everyone.” If you seek isolation and the peaceful serenade […]
Northwest Lifestyle Feature | Lake Coeur d’Alene
A blog by John Anderson, Broker, Licensed in MT, ID Lake Coeur d’Alene is a paradise offering long summer days, cool evenings, dramatic sunsets, and endless recreation. Only 300 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, this gem is close enough to metropolitan areas for weekend getaways or long vacations. The lake is […]
The Law of Prior Appropriations: Why its History is Important when Investing in a Ranch
By John Anderson, Broker, Licensed in MT, ID There are two main types of water right systems actively used in the United States today: the Riparian system and the Law of Prior Appropriations. Many eastern states utilize the Riparian water rights system, which states that an owner whose property abuts a waterway has an inherent […]