TIME Magazine Names Bozeman, Montana Best Place to Live

An excerpt from the article reads:

“It doesn’t get much more scenic than Bozeman, Mont., a picturesque college town nestled between four mountain ranges and located just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, Bozeman boasts easy access to world-class skiing, fishing, hiking, rafting, and more. It also offers a charming downtown area and a surprisingly vibrant cultural scene, thanks to the presence of Montana State University and a number of art and music events like the annual Sweet Pea Festival. The economy is expected to keep expanding; Moody’s Analytics predicts 11.4% job growth over the next five years.” —Ismat Sarah Mangla

Located just 20 minutes west of Bozeman, with easy access to Big Sky Resort and just a few miles from the Madison River, Elk Creek Ranch’s 1,166.70± acres make up a strong agricultural base with excellent recreational opportunities.

elk-creek-097Whispering Pines is a 41± acre tract of conifer-covered foothills located in the southeast corner of the Gallatin Valley, in the highly desirable mountain community of Bozeman, Montana.whispering-pines-054

Hall and Hall Partner Bill McDavid’s Weekend at Yellowstone Club


When I moved to Montana nearly 20 years ago I took a job at Big Sky Ski Resort while studying for the bar exam. Next door there was a nondescript parcel of Montana real estate owned by a timber company destined for big things. This past weekend, a good friend and client invited me there, and I saw firsthand what became of that snowy piece of mountain ground.  It is now Yellowstone Club, the “world’s only private ski and golf community”, and my client/friend has been a member there since its inception in 2001. This Rocky Mountain ski and golf club is located just west of Big Sky, Montana, south of Bozeman and northwest of Yellowstone National Park. It is no secret that its membership, reputed to be less than 350 very lucky individuals, includes the likes of Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake.

With several high speed quads and seemingly far less than one hundred people on the mountain each day, a “lift line” is not in the Yellowstone Club vocabulary. On a powder day, one can literally make an infinite number of fresh tracks. The service at Warren Miller Lodge was incredible. Upon arrival our skis/snowboards were unloaded for us, and after a delicious breakfast buffet, we put on our boots and found our snowboards lying on the snow next to the lift ready for us. Bluebird skies and sunshine made it a perfect weekend that I will never forget.  My son Parker had a fantastic time. You can see him out-snowboarding his old man in the video posted here.

Video: Yellowstone Club

Milligan Hills Ranch Update

Three Forks, Montana Ranch for Sale: SPECIAL UPDATE! Due to an exceptional business opportunity, the seller of this fine offering will consider any and all bona fide cash offers closing on or before March 1, 2011. Complete due diligence packages are available upon request.

Three Forks Montana Ranch for Sale

Located 40 miles west of Bozeman in the foothills overlooking the Missouri headwaters, this well-improved ranch operates on nearly 5,000± acres and features an exceptional architecturally designed 3,800± sq. ft. Timber frame home and guest house with trout pond and spawning stream plus operating improvements. There are four homes (including the primary residence) and one set of working improvements. All of the improvements are sited south of Interstate 90, off a well maintained gravel county road. This is a well-priced, attractively improved ranch within 40 miles of Bozeman.

Photos, Maps and Listing Details – Milligan Hills Ranch

Bremmer Creek Ranch in Bozeman, Montana

Montana Ranches for Sale: Bremmer Creek Ranch – Bozeman, Montana (Gallatin County)

Located 30 miles north of Bozeman this 1,048± acre ranch lies in its own valley with a small creek that flows into 16 Mile Creek. It features an attractive 3 bedroom Alpine log home and garage with guest quarters above. A nearby horse barn with caretaker’s apartment completes this very private horse ranch located amongst historic large operating ranches. $6,000,000

Bozeman Montana Ranches for Sale

Big Timber Canyon Retreat

Ranches for sale in Big Timber, Montana

Big Timber Canyon Retreat is a spectacularly beautiful 160± acre retreat located 20 miles from Big Timber and 90 miles from Bozeman’s commercial airport. The 11,000 foot Crazy Mountain granite peaks loom over the private yet easily accessible 1,800 sq. ft. custom home, set above 3/4 mile of trout stream and adjacent to its 60± acres of conifer and aspen forest. [Read more...]

Checkerboard Cattle Company

Checkerboard Cattle Company in Checkerboard, Montana (Meagher County)

This is a mountain cattle ranch of evergreen forests, aspen copses, cottonwood river bottoms and grasslands spanning the North Fork of the Musselshell River 27 miles east of White Sulphur Springs (private jet-port) and two hours from Bozeman, Billings or Great Falls commercial airports. Its 9,000± deeded acres stretch from the Castle Mountains to the Little Belts and border both for many miles. The ranch takes in two and one-half miles of river and many miles of tributary streams. It represents a balanced, well improved 600 animal unit cattle operation running on its deeded base and thousands of acres of federal and state leased lands. Wildlife abounds, including elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bear, moose and antelope. Brown, rainbow and brook trout are distributed throughout the river, tributary streams and numerous lakes. $9,150,000.

Checkerboard Cattle Company