2261 Mullan Trail, Goldcreek, Montana, 59733
PRIVATE MONTANA MOUNTAIN OASIS! Rarely does this caliber of property become available on the open market! Bordered only by other large ranches and Forest Service, nestled at the base of the Flint Creek Mountains, The Weller Ranch is 600 deeded acres, 4500 FS lease acres; a working cattle ranch that holds a list of amenities not often seen together in today's ranch market.
Let's start with: WATER. A lot of it! Multiple water rights, some dating from 1914 - in a variety of diversions (mostly gravity and ditch) from 3 creeks as well as developed springs and ponds. A 94-animal unit Forest Service grazing permit that adds an additional 4500 grazing acres to the deeded 600 acres. The Forest Service lease land adjoins the ranch boundary, making contiguous grazing rotation and moving of livestock as simple as opening and closing gates! This access gate also gives the ranch owner a private Forest Service access. A good network of interior roads, many water sources scattered throughout the property, and extensive cross-fencing also help facilitate the grazing and pasture management.
The substantially built corral, catch pens, and chutes are serviced by a separate well and watering system for easy water monitoring. There are NO conservation easements on this ranch! (The neighboring ranch is under a conservation easement. Combining that with the Forest Service lease land and this ranch, creates many contiguous square miles of elk and deer habitat.) This property lies in the migration path of the area's many elk herds; they bugle, spar, breed, winter, and calve in the upper pastures. Very large whitetail deer, bear, coyote, beaver, and more also call this ranch home. A modest home that has been partially remodeled and a new shop building are the improvements on this property; many, many building sites could be easily used if a new owner desired a larger home or more infrastructure.
The mixed Montana mountain and rangeland views from anywhere on this ranch are endless, inspiring, and ever-changing with the seasons. Opportunities for hunting and fishing on this property are nearly endless, as is the entire area around the ranch. About 70 miles from Missoula, MT, with its international airport, university, 2 state-of-the-art hospitals, and all the shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities of city life. Gold Creek and Drummond are 20 minutes away, each with dining and basic shopping needs.
If your passion is to be outdoors in nature; hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian sports or just gathering wildflowers, you'll love this unique Montana oasis.The Weller Ranch is indeed an offering that does not come about often; historically a cattle ranch offering these compelling recreational features make it truly a trophy find!
To learn more or arrange a showing of this beautiful Montana ranch, please contact Listing Broker Theresa Lunn, 406-544-5970, or your real estate professional. Welcome to Western Montana!