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Quagle Creek Ranch

$2,300,000 Belgrade, MT 404± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Quagle Creek Ranch lies at the base of the Bridger Mountains 20 minutes from Bozeman, MT. The property shares a common boundary with the USFS and offers long, scenic views. There are 404± deeded acres including 196± acres of farm ground with 98± acres under a gravity-fed pivot. It lies in one contiguous block consisting of timbered hillsides, rock canyons, mountain meadows and cultivated fields. Numerous vantage points offer big views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the valley below. A small creek flows through the ranch providing habitat for an abundance of wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, bear, mountain lion, Hungarian partridge and mountain grouse. The property is protected by a conservation easement allowing for the property to be split once, and the construction of two dwellings and support structures. It is rare to find a property of this quality contiguous to forest service with diverse landscapes and irrigated farm ground all conveniently located 20 minutes from a commercial airport and cultural center.

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Just the Facts

  • 404± deeded acres
  • Convenient 20± minute drive to Bozeman, Montana and a commercial airport
  • Approximately 196± acres of farm ground with 98± acres under a gravity-fed pivot, currently in winter wheat
  • Borders U.S. Forest Service 
  • Protected by a conservation easement allowing for the property to be split once, and the construction of two dwellings and support structures
  • Located at the base of the Bridger Mountains with private building sites and spectacular vistas
  • Abundance of wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, bear, mountain lion, Hungarian partridge and mountain grouse

General Description

Sitting under the shadow of the Bridger Mountains, Quagle Creek Ranch offers varied and diverse terrain including irrigated and dry crop land at the base of a small creek drainage. The views are long and expansive.  With its mountain backdrop, the property looks out to the west and south to the valley below and the multiple mountain ranges beyond.  The various homesite possibilities offer privacy with the stunning grand vistas offering a pleasing contrast to the deep canyons and intimate settings that are available on this diverse property.  

Broker's Comments

It is rare to find a property of this quality that is contiguous to forest service with diverse landscapes, big views and productive irrigated cropland, all conveniently located 20 minutes from a commercial airport and a cultural center like Bozeman. Quagle Creek can offer an individual or family every possibility Montana has to offer.

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Location

Quagle Creek is located within a 20 minute drive north of Bozeman and Bozeman’s Gallatin Field airport at Belgrade which has recently been recognized as Montana’s busiest commercial airport. This has given Bozeman area residents non-stop access to many of the major airports in the U.S. including New York, Chicago and Atlanta, as well as, Seattle and other west coast airports.

Locale

The Bozeman area has built a reputation as one of the most desirable communities in which to live in the U.S. It combines a vibrant downtown with a strong business community, an agricultural center, and Montana State University all set in a beautiful expansive mountain valley that offers virtually every recreational amenity that one could ask for in an inland location. Given its extensive  sporting opportunities, Bozeman attracts visitors and residents such as skiers (both alpine and Nordic), hikers, climbers, explorers, big game hunters, bird hunters, anglers, floaters, kayakers, and Yellowstone National Park visitors, creating a truly diverse population. It has all of the benefits of a resort community but very few of its detriments. Its diverse elements assure this. 

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

404± deeded acres. 

Deeded Acres: 404±

Total Acres: 404±

Acreage Breakdown

Acres of Irrigated Crop: 99±

Acres of Dry Crop: 97±

Acres Range: 208±

Acres AG Total: 404±

* All acreages are approximations.

Additional Information

Quagle Creek is under a conservation easement with the Montana Land Reliance. The easement allows for the property to be divided once and for the construction of two residences with associated garages and guest houses. Copies of the easement document and subsequent amendments are available upon request from any Hall and Hall office.

Improvements

Quagle Creek does not currently have any improvements and is a blank canvas that offers the new owner many opportunities to create a beautiful homestead.

Water Resources

In addition to the gravity-fed pivot there is a small seasonal stream flowing through the ranch. Water rights have been filed for irrigation and are available upon request.

Taxes

Taxes for Quagle Creek Ranch are estimated at $527.64 based upon past years. 

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Recreational Considerations

A beautiful pivot-irrigated meadow on the mountain face makes Quagle Creek a magnet for deer, elk, antelope, mountain grouse, and Hungarian partridge. The ranch’s varied terrain, water, and feed provide habitat for a variety of fauna including a host of small mammals and birds that call the property home. It offers wonderful riding and hiking with its immediate access to national forest trailheads into the Bridger Mountains.

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General Operations

Quagle Creek has roughly 158± acres that are currently growing winter wheat, of which 98.6± acres are irrigated with a gravity fed pivot. Additionally, the property could graze 50 pairs for 1-2 months. 

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