Running Elk Ranch

MLS #21609355

Darby, Montana $7,250,000

Scenic high mountain ranch at the end of the road bordering U.S. Forest Service and thousands of acres of recreation. Located above the Valley floor at 3,800 feet, this legacy ranch property has approximately 400 acres in hay, 100 acres of additional irrigated pasture, 300 acres of woods, water rights, and the ultimate in privacy. Hollywood quality mountain views in all directions! The improvements include a 3,776 sf log home owner’s residence, a 3,584 sf Victorian farm house manager’s home, a 888 sf cabin in the woods, and a 500 sf studio apartment. The ranch buildings include a 5,840 sf deluxe horse barn, 7,200 sf hay barn, over 2,400 sf garage bays for river rafts, trucks, ATV’s, lake boats & canoes,1,200 sf machine shop, equipment storage. Ranch will support 150-170 cow/calf pairs.

Early pioneer water rights from Rock Creek and Lake Como are extremely valuable with wheel line irrigation equipment, ditches, and two large ponds The proximity of the forest offers mountain trails for riding from the ranch into the high mountains. The elk habitat and open space have been protected by the Montana Land Reliance in a conservation document which does not allow for subdivision of this fine property. Also present at times are Whitetail deer, moose, Mule deer, bear, mountain grouse, and eagle. The timbered land has been well stewarded and is very pretty with pines and fir. Access is off an all season road through a private gate about 1.5 hours drive to MSO Airport in Missoula. The present manager has a desire to stay on if the new owner desires. This ranch is truly a gem in the western ranch inventory for scenic value and price. Call today for more information or a showing. Financing available through a local lender at attractive terms. Don’t miss an opportunity to add this ranch to your legacy

Price now includes cattle and equipment!