Category: Montana

Trip Ideas Voted Hamilton the Most Charming Town in Montana

Hamilton is a small town that’s quickly growing in population, but still manages to maintain its charm. Surrounded by the mountains and forests of the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, Hamilton is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors, but it also has much to offer within the town. Visit main Street where you’ll find delicious…

Reality Checking the Premier of Kevin Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’

Last night was the premier of Paramount Network’s much anticipated new series, ‘Yellowstone’, starring Kevin Costner. Costner, also the Executive Producer, plays a rancher who owns and operates the largest ranch in Montana and battles aggressive neighbors on several fronts. The show is set in the Paradise Valley area near Bozeman but was filmed mostly…

Pasture Management

In a recent article I reported on the tour I attended of the La Cense Ranch outside of Dillon Montana.  The purpose of this tour was to allow attendees to view their rotational pasture system.  This Ranch has created a near perfect rotational system, with 500 head of stocker cattle sharing 5 acres for 24…

Nearly 120,000 Acre Montana Ranch Sells for $64.8 Million

A Montana ranch owned by the late heir and co-president of Mars Inc. has sold for $64.8 million. At a price tag of $542 per acre Diamond Cross Ranch consists of 119,540 acres (93,280 acres deeded, 6,440 acres State Lease and 19,820 acres BLM Lease) for the southeast Montana property. When just looking at the deeded…

Spring Weed Management

Did you know Montana developed its first weed law in 1895? Current State Law says that it is unlawful for anyone to allow noxious weeds to spread or produce seeds on their land. Spring is an excellent time to begin your integrated weed management before the plants mature. Benefits of Managing Noxious Weeds + Its the…

April MTRP Meeting

The members of the Montana Ranch Properties division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties met recently in Bozeman, MT to fine-tune the successful market strategies used in the service to our listing clients and buying customers. Members came from all over the state to share their expertise in the sales, marketing, presentation, and closing of…

Vote YES for Open Lands!

Take the Long View Gallatin County is a special place with an unparalleled quality of life, thanks to our open lands. It is also the fastest growing county in Montana, and we are losing open lands every day. By renewing our commitment to the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, we can plan for the future while…

On the Shoulders of Giants

Celebrating 40 years of conservation On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation (Full Film) from Eric Ian on Vimeo. At long last, Five Valleys is happy to publicly unveil the 2016 short film On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation! Produced by filmmaker Eric Ian and in association…

Waving on the Back Roads of Montana

Doing the Wave By Dave Reese Published – Unkown Now the single – finger wave is an oddity that I first witnessed riding bumpy mountain roads next to my dad in his old Ford pickup. Not being quite big enough to see over the dashboard, I could never make out who he was waving at,…

New Office in Butte!

It gives us great pleasure to announce our affiliation with a group of top producing agents in a new market: Butte, Montana.  20-year veteran Bonnie Hawke will be our Managing Broker.  In addition to Bonnie, we are proud to affiliate Tina West, Katey White, Airika Lakkala, Sheena Dennehy and Clay Seccomb. Together, these agents own…