Licensed in: MT
Born and raised in the once sleepy ski town of Whitefish, Montana, Vinny was immersed in Montana’s great outdoors from an early age, helping him to develop a great appreciation for wildlife and the land that supports it. From fly fishing for rainbows near Glacier Park to stalking white-tailed deer in the Sweet Grass Hills to chasing pheasants in the flatlands of Eastern Montana and sweet-talking elk with his bow in hand, he has traipsed around Montana since he was seven years old.
Vinny has called Bozeman, Montana home since 2000. Shortly after graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Business Management, Vinny took on the task of building an existing hunting and fishing business into one of the premier outfitters in the state. While building Montana Hunt and Fish Company, Vinny had the opportunity to work on some of the highest-profile ranches in the area, expanding his knowledge of ranches and learning to identify what makes a property exceptional. From habitat and wildlife management to farming and ranching, Vinny gained invaluable on-the-ground experience during the decade of owning his company.
In 2012, Vinny joined Fay Ranches and applied his knowledge and business acumen to the ranch brokerage world with immediate success. Conservation and conservation-minded landowners are what attracted Vinny to the Fay Ranches brand, and he works hard to contribute to preserving the west and assisting in making a landscape become as productive as it can be, both from an agricultural and wildlife standpoint. Since his start with Fay Ranches, Vinny has represented buyers and sellers while they navigate an array of transactions ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to large-scale, complicated, and highly prolific eight-figure deals. He takes great pride and enjoyment in working with buyers, sellers, attorneys, accountants, and ranch managers through the course of pre-and post-closings. When Vinny isn’t on a ranch or looking at a property with clients, he can be found in the field with his English Setters. In addition to upland bird hunting, he also enjoys fly fishing, big game hunting, and skiing.
In 2021, Vinny was involved in over $110,000,000 in sales.
Recent notable sales/acquisitions – $30,000,000+:
- Lazy TP Ranch/Jefferson Island Ranch | 11,912± acres | Whitehall, MT
- Elk Meadows Ranch/Lone View Ranch | 4,270± acres | Big Sky, MT
Recent notable sales/acquisitions – $10,000,000+:
- Lucas Ranch | 8,134± acres | Ringling, MT
- Sacred Raven Ranch | 1,542± acres | Fishtail, MT
- Fifty Mile Riffle | 550± acres | Cameron, MT
- Cold Springs Ranch/Climbing Arrow Ranch Hudson Unit | 11,118± acres | Norris, MT
- Hidden Springs/77 Ranch/Paradise Overlook | 1,711± acres | Emigrant, MT
- Pleasant Valley Ranch | 755± acres | Markleeville, CA
- Perry Canyon Ranch/Willow Springs Ranch | 1,797± acres | Waterloo, MT
Recent notable sales/acquisitions – $5,000,000+:
- Deer Lodge Mountain Ranch | 3,373± acres | Deer Lodge, MT
- Glacier View Ranch | 3,010± acres | Deer Lodge, MT
- Clovercrest Ranch | 1,220± acres | Townsend, MT
- Bremmer Creek Ranch | 1,041± acres | Belgrade, MT
- Krueger/Upper West Ranch | 6,015± acres | Reed Point, MT
- Dry Creek Canyon Ranch | 300± acres | Belgrade, MT
- Fintail/Pintail/Smallhorn Canyon Ranches | 3,297± acres | Twin Bridges/Dillon, MT
- Little B Ranch | 292± acres | Bozeman, MT
Recent notable sales/acquisitions – $3,000,000+:
- Missouri River Getaway | 59± acres | Craig, MT
- TBD Brackett Creek Road | 631± acres | Clyde Park, MT
- Dry Creek Farm | 256± acres | Belgrade, MT
- Spencer Irrigated Farm and Feedlot | 484± acres | Fromberg, MT
- Shedhorn Ranch | 95± acres | Ennis, MT
10 sales in the past year – $2,000,000+
Fay Ranches Inc. Headquarters
395 Gallatin Park Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59715
7 Active Properties Listed by Vinny Delgado
Fay Ranches is honored to bring this property to market. Nestled at the base of the continental divide in north-central Idaho, this ranch is one of the most scenic and prolific sporting ranches in the Rocky Mountain West. Comprised of 8,163± deeded acres and 65,486± leased acres, totaling 73,649± acres, the ranch is expansive, featuring 9.25± miles of the Lemhi River, a private, wild trout fishery, plus countless miles of spring creeks and mountain streams. This is a true river-to-mountain offering with more miles of fishable trout water than any ranch we know of on the market today.
This property boasts 3+ miles of Deep Creek teeming with trout, 400± irrigated acres, and contiguous public land. The Missouri River and Canyon Ferry Reservoir are both just down the road. A mix of forested canyons, native grass, and creek bottom provide terrain suitable for a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, elk, deer, antelope, upland birds, and waterfowl. About an hour from Bozeman and just a few minutes from Townsend, Montana, this property enjoys views of the Big Belt Mountains.
About 10 minutes to Ennis, Montana, and only 3± miles to historic Virginia City, this property borders BLM and State land, providing thousands of acres of land to recreate on. The ranch boasts staggering views of seven mountain ranges, as well as wildlife ranging from bears and moose to eagles and elk. The ranch is very diverse, from grassy hillsides filled with flowers, juniper, and aspen trees, to spring-fed valleys teeming with wildlife. The property is less than 20 minutes from the Ruby and Madison Rivers.
Just 30± minutes to Big Timber and Columbus, Montana, this historic home welcomed travelers on the Bozeman-Miles City stage line. With dates carved in stone (literally), this treasure dates back to 1872. A manicured lawn gives way to pastures and prairies traversed by a mile of spring creek and two year-round high-producing springs. Elk, deer, antelope, and upland game abound. Outbuildings include a passively solar-heated hanger, barn, corral, and shed. The past and present converge in this private, tranquil, one-of-a-kind property.
This versatile ranch offers a fantastic getaway for those who truly enjoy seclusion, privacy, and the great outdoors conveniently located in Montana. Whether you are in the market for grass, an avid hunter, or just appreciate seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, this ranch is a beautiful mix of deep canyons, badlands, and prairie wilderness with unlimited potential.
7 Springs Ranch sits between Twin Bridges and Sheridan, Montana, in the famed Ruby River Valley, known for its breathtaking scenic beauty, four blue-ribbon rivers, and five surrounding mountain ranges. Several spring-fed ponds support a substantial population of white-tailed deer, as well as good numbers of waterfowl and pheasants. With dramatic build sites overlooking the lower riparian area, this property is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and located in the heart of Big Sky Country.
This unique property sits on 161± acres of pristine Montana land conveniently located near Bozeman, Livingston, the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, and Big Sky. Surrounded by the Absaroka, Bridger, and Crazy Mountains, Tract 4 is improved and ready for building with a newly constructed private lane and electric. This is the ideal location to build your dream home. This unique property is one of only five lots that presents a rare opportunity to live in one of the most desirable areas of Montana.
45 Listings Sold by Vinny Delgado
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 lies along Montana’s coveted “Beartooth Front” and is contiguous to thousands of acres of National Forest. The property consists of lush meadows, aspens, conifers, and almost 3 miles of streams and springs, along with a 3,392± SF, 3 bed, 3.5 bath main home, 2,970± SF, 4 bed, 3.5 bath guest home, historic cabin, screened-in kitchen/dining building, and outdoor sauna. Enjoy world-class elk hunting on the ranch and contiguous public land. This property feels private yet is only 1.5± hours to Billings-Logan International Airport, 15± minutes to Fishtail, and 45± minutes to Red Lodge.
With the Crazy Mountains looming to the west and the Beartooth Mountains to the south, this 6,015± acre ranch is comprised of beautiful rolling pastures, covered draws, incredible panoramic mountain views, and springs. Just 12± miles south of small-town Reed Point, MT, and 12± miles west of Columbus, MT, Upper West Ranch is the perfect mix of agricultural rich environment, excellent year-round access, and an incredible amount of wildlife, from elk to upland birds.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
This Montana ranch has an amazing .7± miles of frontage on the Missouri River, providing excellent habitat for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, moose, eagles and so much more. The property boasts a 5,966± SF home with expansive views of the surrounding timbered hillsides, dramatic cliffs, fertile valley, and trout-rich waters of the “Mighty Mo.”
Located on the Clark’s Fork River, this productive farm and feedlot boasts 2.3± mi. of river frontage, providing wildlife habitat. The riverbank is covered in cottonwood trees, willows, and grass, perfect for hunting mule/white-tailed deer, dove, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkey. The Orchard Canal flows through the farm, irrigating the income-producing alfalfa, corn, and malt barley fields. With Beartooth Mountain views, this farm is private yet is only 40± minutes from Billings and its airport.
This property includes 1± mile of springs about 5 minutes from Whitehall, Montana. Views of the Tobacco Root and Highland Mountains surround the property. The wildlife habitat on the ranch attracts white-tailed deer, turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl. The Jefferson River, just down the road from the property, is one of the many world-famous trout streams in the area. This ranch holds tremendous potential for a spring creek enhancement project. It is a relatively blank canvas with unlimited potential for recreational development.
It’s rare to find a ranch this compact with approximately 4 miles of live trout water as well as incredible hunting opportunities. The over 120± acres of irrigated lands provide the ranch with an agriculturally productive component that doubles as attractive wildlife habitat.
The Mussard Ranch on the Beaverhead River provides all the ingredients our customers look for in a recreational property. It has frontage on one of the finest trophy trout streams in the world, good water rights with irrigated ground, spring-fed wetland, mountain views, and proximity to a nice town.
Located in Montana’s picturesque Musselshell River Valley, this ranch is primarily agricultural land with over three miles of the Musselshell River and offers both lifestyle and livelihood elements. The ranch is watered by several reservoirs and lush seasonal creek drainages. Improvements are sustainable to livestock and equestrian operations, with horses year-round and leasing pastures for cattle. Along the river, a variety of wildlife species and livestock have access to cover and forage.
Bordering BLM land, which then borders National Forest, this property offers the owner thousands of acres of public land to recreate on. Emanating a wild west feel, the improvements include a replica of a 100-year-old United States Forest Service fire lookout tower; truly a work of art. This property has it all, including staggering views of both the Ruby and Madison Valleys and wildlife ranging from bears and moose to eagles and elk.
This stunning home and guest home were inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and are surrounded by groves of aspen. This property is not only breathtaking but also convenient, with close proximity to Bozeman and thousands of acres of National Forest Land.
This ranch is located just north of Three Forks, Montana, and lies along the south bank of the Missouri River. The ranch varies from deep juniper canyons to a lush riparian bottom along the river corridor which spans over 1.5± miles.
This ranch abuts BLM land, giving you endless miles to recreate. A replica of a USFS Fire Tower has been custom built on the inside and outside to reflect the wild west feel of the property.
This property encompasses 135± deeded acres of extremely productive dryland grazing. The rolling pastures hold an abundance of mule deer, antelope, sharp-tailed grouse, and Hungarian partridge. This modern yet rustic guest house/shop combination is a welcoming blend of classic styling that meets the needs of a family. This is a beautiful example of a classic Montana retreat that offers endless build sites throughout the property with views in all directions.
Bordering over 17,000 accessible BLM acres, this is a seamless property for the owner that is looking to enjoy all that comes with an abundance of private space … while avoiding the responsibilities that come with larger acreages. The current owners raised their family here for twenty-six years, maturing memories and growing roots in one of Wyoming’s most impressive Rocky Mountain valleys. Stonegate’s rare offering presents the opportunity for a new steward to do the same.
81 acres at the SxS Ranch is a rare opportunity on the northern edge of the Gallatin Valley to purchase private acreage in Montana. Mature trees and covered draws add to the desirability of the property. Located just 30± minutes to Bozeman, 15± minutes to the airport, and 45± minutes to Bridger Bowl Ski Area, this property checks all the boxes. This opportunity provides membership in the exclusive SxS Ranch, including shared recreational interest in 971± total acres.
Find a variety of wildlife roaming this ranch, as well as 1± mile of Greyson Creek flowing through the property. Close to all the amenities of Townsend, MT, yet boasting incredible views and privacy, this property has it all.
Located along the banks of one of Montana’s greatest fly fishing rivers, Yellowstone River House is conveniently placed midway between Yellowstone National Park and the town of Livingston. Whether you are into fishing, hunting, horseback riding or simply enjoying the outdoors, Yellowstone River House is the perfect base camp.
This is a spectacular property tucked into the Smith River Valley along one of the most scenic stretches of the Smith River in Montana. The 21± acres sits on a bluff overlooking the water with tremendous views and two river access sites if you walk just a few minutes up and downstream. Smith River Bend is a rare opportunity to own a piece of one of the most famed rivers in the west.
This property features 2 private ponds, over .4 miles of Dry Creek traversing through and access to an additional .1± miles of Dry Creek, providing an exclusive opportunity on the northern edge of the Gallatin Valley. The location couldn’t be more ideal, close to Bozeman and the airport and within striking distance of two ski areas and multiple Blue Ribbon Trout Rivers and Streams.
This property offers the untouched and pristine setting of Elk Creek, wildflowers, prairie and towering mountain faces offering the broadest range of outdoor recreation. The ranch’s contemporary legacy is one of a still wild place, featuring an extraordinary array of wildlife and the vast areas of conserved land that makes up the Rocky Mountain Front.
This ranch consists of well-managed pasture, water sources, and highly productive hay ground. With the grandeur of the Beartooth Mountains in the background, the sustainable ranch is divided into 8 fenced pastures with excellent water and grass throughout. In addition to outstanding pasture and water, the ranch also has 542± acres of excellent dryland hay ground and will comfortably run 150 cow/calf pairs.
Tucked away in the northern Gallatin Valley within close proximity to Bozeman, Montana, this property offers extremely productive dry land grazing, with multiple pastures and many water tanks. The rolling pastures and deep juniper canyons also hold an abundance of mule deer, antelope, sharptailed grouse, Hungarian partridge and a seasonal elk herd.
Tucked away in the northern Gallatin Valley and close to Bozeman, Montana, this property provides a very peaceful setting with multiple homesites to choose from and 360-degree views in all directions. Boasting .4± miles of both sides of Dry Creek on the property, as well as productive rangeland and tremendous hunting for mule deer, antelope, and elk as well as upland birds, this is a rare find.
This is a beautiful and functional recreational ranch with access to thousands of acres of National Forest. There is a large custom home and a guest home, as well as a 4± acre pond and .3± miles of Little Beaver Creek for the avid angler to enjoy casting flies to hungry trout. This property is ideally situated in the middle of recreationally abundant northwest Montana where the year-round recreational amenities are endless.
This Montana home sits along the banks of the Yellowstone River, boasting 1,500± feet of river frontage. Other water features include .78± miles of Arrow Creek, as well as two large ponds. The 110± productive acres boast a spectacular 7,154± SF home, a large outdoor kitchen/patio, a 2-car garage and 3-car garage, and room for a barn or shop. From the moment you drive through the gate, you will be awestruck by all this property has to offer.
Strategically located minutes from the quaint Montana town of Red Lodge and the Red Lodge Ski Area, this property is at the end of the road and boasts approximately 450 feet of the aspen and cottonwood lined Rock Creek.
Conveniently located just minutes from Bozeman or Belgrade Montana, this is a turnkey horse property with excellent infrastructure for a new owner to take over or create his/her own equine business or just enjoy the property for one’s own personal use.
This property includes pivot and wheel line irrigation and 1,930± feet of Parrot Ditch. The irrigated land is suitable for a remarkable variety of wildlife, including mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, upland game birds, and waterfowl. A 2,400± SF, 3 bed, 1.5 bath home welcomes a new owner. About an hour from Bozeman, Montana, and just 10± minutes from Twin Bridges in the tightly held Jefferson River Valley, this property boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery, with views of 3 mountain ranges.
This property boasts about a half-mile of both sides of the Teton River. The Missouri and Marias Rivers are just a short walk away, and all three rivers can be seen from Vimy Ridge on the property. The ranch is contiguous to thousands of BLM acres that adjoin State Land. Ample wildlife call this area home, including deer, antelope, upland birds, and waterfowl. A recently updated 2 bed, 1 bath off-grid cabin could be used as a private retreat or vacation rental. The property is 10± minutes from Fort Benton and its airstrip, and 40± minutes from Great Falls and its commercial airport.
Due to its unmatched insect hatches, the Madison River is known as one of the greatest wild trout fisheries in the U.S. and has some of the best dry fly fishing in the country. This ranch is 101± acres and boasts Madison River frontage, enabling many days of excellent fishing out the back door. Outstanding views of the river, mountains, prairie habitat, and the historic Bear Trap Canyon provide a beautiful setting and an exquisite piece of Montana.
This piece of land is private, beautiful, use-able, accessible and convenient to the best that Montana has to offer. This is a very unique opportunity to own land in the heart of Montana’s recreational playground.
Welcome to Bozeman Pass Ranch, where your new dream home awaits. This unique property sits on 160± acres of pristine Montana land conveniently located near Bozeman, Livingston, the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, and Big Sky. Surrounded by the Absaroka, Bridger, and Crazy Mountains, this property boasts magnificent views in every direction. Tract 3 is improved and ready for building with a newly constructed private lane and electric.
This ranch offers a variety of recreational pursuits including exceptional hunting for big game species such as elk, mule deer and antelope and boasts 231± irrigated acres of excellent farm ground and 2 newly constructed ponds. This property is also within 15 minutes of the Missouri River and the waters of Canyon Ferry Lake.
This property combines the ultimate private fishing escape with close proximity to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Family fun and incredible fishing and hunting are just a few steps out the front door of this River House!
This 164± acre property is located off I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston, Montana, two of the most desirable Rocky Mountain towns to be in proximity to. The ranch offers varied topography and diverse vegetation, making it the ultimate wildlife haven. It is common to see elk and deer move through the property. Higher elevations provide views of the Absaroka Range and Crazy Mountains. Multiple build sites offer a new owner privacy and seclusion.
This property is a rare piece of the west that offers a variety of recreational and agricultural opportunities. It’s located in a highly desirable and beautiful part of Montana and there is world-class fishing both on and near the ranch, excellent hunting opportunities throughout the area and outstanding snow skiing within a short drive.
This unique Montana property is conveniently located near Bozeman, Livingston, the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, and Big Sky. Surrounded by the Absaroka, Bridger, and Crazy Mountains, Tract 1 is improved and ready for building with a newly constructed private lane and electric. This is the ideal location to build your dream home. This unique property is one of only five lots that presents a rare opportunity to live in one of the most desirable areas of Montana.
The proximity of Fleshman Creek 240 to Yellowstone Park, along with Livingston and Bozeman, contribute to the attractiveness and value of the ranch coupled with a plethora of wildlife on the property. For these reasons, it is difficult to imagine an investment that will provide more enjoyment while at the same time remain one of the most sought after and finite products in the real estate investment world.
Boasting .6± miles of Jefferson River frontage, notably one of the top trophy trout fisheries in the West, and offering excellent hunting for white-tailed deer and waterfowl, Fish Camp has all the ingredients of a quality recreational property. The property also has prime development potential with the added bonus of a nice pond and several other springs.
Articles Authored by Vinny Delgado
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