Jay Bentley


Jay Bentley

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Jay has been a licensed broker in Montana since 1973. During this period he has had a long and well-rounded career as a real estate broker, appraiser, developer and property manager.

Jay is probably best known for his restaurants, first as founder and chef of the world-famous Continental Divide in Ennis, and currently as owner of the Open Range in Bozeman. The Open Range has undoubtedly become one of the most notable restaurants in Montana. Famous for their world class steaks and martinis, literally, almost everyone who visits the area ends up dining at the Open Range.

Jay has a huge and extensive network of acquaintances, potential buyers, sellers, as well as an intimate knowledge of Southwest Montana gained through his years of fishing, camping and skiing in Big Sky, the Madison Valley, the Ruby Valley and in the Bozeman area.

Jay joined the Prudential team because he realizes that not only can he offer his clients the benefits of his local knowledge, contacts and expertise, but also the wealth of additional resources and services that has made Prudential a leader in the real estate industry.


Our team of professionals specializes in farm and ranch property, recreational and sporting property, fly fishing and resort property, as well as, vacant and transitional land. Our lives are dedicated to working this land, through real estate, land stewardship and recreating under the Montana big sky.

Areas Served

  • Big Sky
  • Bozeman

Agent Specialty

    • Land & Lots
    • Residential
    • Ranch and Recreation