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.

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Montana Ranches For Sale
Montana Ranches For Sale: Choteau Mountain Ranch


A Hall and Hall listing on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front—Choteau Mountain Ranch—was recently featured on Luxist.com as the Estate of the Day. The ranch, which consists of 8,540 acres of deeded and state land joined by 2,000 acres of USFS and BLM land, is listed at $10.995 million.

Luxist.com’s Deidre Woollard writes:

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Island Butte Ranch in Dell, Montana

Montana Ranches for Sale

The Island Butte Ranch is a 20,000-plus acre summer grazing operation just under the Continental Divide in the Tendoy Mountains west of Dell, Montana. The deeded base of 4,015 acres lies adjacent to public lands at the headwaters of the scenic Big Sheep Creek Valley and includes over 700 acres of irrigated pasture lands. The ranch carries between 400 and 500 pairs for the summer grazing season. There is a modest cow camp and a set of working corrals that support this operation. Deer, elk and antelope are seen regularly throughout the property and it offers a comfortable base for big-game hunting after the cows are gone. It is easily accessible to Interstate 90 and the small towns of Dell and Lima as well as Dillon, the de facto capital of southwest Montana. At the same time it lies in a totally pristine and unspoiled part of Montana – well away from the many, more crowded, but no less scenic, parts of the State.

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Flint Creek Range Retreat

Flint Creek Range Retreat

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Montana Ranches for Sale: Few places on the market today offer the kind of solitude and style found at Flint Creek Range Retreat. This 159± acre property is larger than life with tens of thousands of acres of Forest Service land situated directly out the back door and a wide mountain vista out the front. The property itself is improved with extensive facilities designed to maximize enjoyment by family and friends. There is a main residence, guest home, bunkhouses, shop and barn all tastefully built of log with Old World accents. Access is quick and painless with an international airport in Missoula approximately one hour away

Bowman Ranch

Bowman Ranch in Forest Grove Montana

Located in the coveted and tightly held foothill country off the northeast corner of the Snowy Mountains a short drive east of Lewistown, the 1542± acre unimproved Bowman Ranch lies in an area of larger ranches such as the famous N Bar Ranch. It boasts timbered hills, strong grass range, multiple springs and Athern Creek passes through. An exceptionally attractive setting offering outstanding habitat for deer and elk populations, it represents an opportunity to acquire a significant holding at a reasonable price that will embrace a small livestock operation or simply provide a comfortable retreat and home to native wildlife. $2,150,000

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Price Reduced – Haymaker Ranch

Haymaker Ranch in Two Dot, Montana (Wheatland County)

Located 13 miles west of Harlowton, this 30,000± acre modestly improved ranch lies north of the Crazy Mountains on the south slopes of the Little Belts. This clean, well-blocked, virtually all-deeded grass ranch is reminiscent of the Serengeti plains, but with dramatic views of four mountain ranges. The ranch includes some high-quality elk habitat. A rare opportunity to control nearly 50 square miles. $9,000,000 reduced to $8,400,000. View Listing