The Judith Mountains Ranch is improved with newer and unusually high-quality commercial grade buildings. There are two homes, a shop, equipment shed, and calving barn.
The smaller of the two homes, the guest house, is a one and one-half story 1,416± square foot home with a 210± square foot sleeping loft included in that square footage. It has one full bedroom and was built in 2002. The roofing is metal, and the wood siding is cedar. Its heating system is central forced air fueled by propane gas.
The larger ranch house is a one-story, three-bedroom home of 5,040± square feet including its full basement. Its construction was started in 2006 but stopped a few years later due to a death in the family. It is completely finished on the exterior, but the interior is unfinished, allowing a new owner to customize the home to their liking. Its roofing is also metal, and its wood siding is cedar. The heating system is central forced air fueled by propane gas.
All working buildings are unusual in that they are built on complete concrete foundations, not the usual pole-on-footing style. The 6,000± square foot (50’X120’) shop/equipment storage building was built in 2002 and is of 2”X8” frame construction. It too has a metal roof and cedar siding. Approximately one-third of it is completely finished, to such an extent that it its concrete floor is epoxy coated. It is insulated and heated and includes a full bath and laundry. The storage side of the building has a gravel floor and extensive fluorescent lighting.
The metal-clad calving barn is 3,200± square feet (40’X80’) and was also built in 2002. It includes a completely finished and heated office/vet room with bathroom. The attached corrals are built with continuous metal pipe, graveled, watered and lit. They include a solid-walled and curved cattle handling system of the Temple Grandin design. These lead to an integrated squeeze chute and loading ramp.
The Judith Mountains Ranch is very well watered. It holds 24 filed water rights, primarily for livestock use and primarily from in-stream reservoirs of surface flowing spring water. Four main creeks fed by their numerous springs flow throughout the spring, summer and fall. These surface flowing sources have been dammed into 16 reservoirs, on which the ranch holds rights. These are generally described in the filings as eight feet deep and range from one-third of a surface acre to two and one-half acres in size. However, many are larger now, and many hold water year-round. There are also seven wells, three for domestic use and four for livestock. They range from three to 30 gallons per minute and from shallow old-time hand-dug wells to one that is 720 feet deep. The deepest is used to supply stock water to the corrals and numerous troughs and pastures.
One hundred percent of the ownership of minerals now in the seller’s possession will transfer upon sale. The owners believe they own 50 percent of available mineral rights, but this has not been verified by a professional.