Swan Land Company
Swan Land Company, based in Bozeman, Montana with offices in Buffalo, Wyoming and Salt Lake City, Utah, is a client-driven ranch, farm and recreational land sales company. We draw upon years of successful experience in representing premier ranching, farming and recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico and Nebraska. Properties handled consist of solid operating livestock ranches, productive farms and beautiful blocks of recreational land. Having solidly built a reputation on integrity, intimate client interaction, unparalleled service, hard work, and extraordinary market knowledge – it is with these principles that we serve our clients.
The associates of Swan Land Company have extensive real estate experience and specialize in representing sellers and buyers of premier properties. Our hands-on style allows us to provide superior levels of personal service not always found in larger firms – leading our clients through the details of each and every transaction. Through our skillful execution of fiduciary responsibility and market knowledge, our clients are provided with unequaled service and peace of mind.
$1,750,000 • 160 acres
When it comes to idyllic western landscapes, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows certainly fits the description. With 160 deeded acres at the base of the Absaroka Mountain Range, straddling the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and at the mouth of the majestic canyon, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows takes in one of the most breathtaking scenes in the west. The adage applies very well in this case - “The house is yet to be built, but the view and landscape are finished to perfection”.
$21,500,000 • 28,750 acres
Parker Ranch is situated in the rolling hills of the Nebraska Sandhills near Keystone and approximately 24 miles north of Ogallala. It is comprised of 28,750± total acres, of which 27,482± are deeded and 1,268± are State of Nebraska lease. With 128± pivot-irrigated acres and positioned near to abundant feed resources, the Ranch is ideal for many different operating scenarios. Comprised mostly of grasslands, cross fenced into 36 pastures, and with excellent stock water through both a pipeline system and windmills, Parker Ranch is one of the best in its class.
$305,000 • 87 acres
Kinsey Farm is located northeast of Miles City in a part of Eastern Montana that is comprised of a network of working farms and ranches. This 87.1± deeded acre Farm is part of the Kinsey Irrigation District, which provides reliable irrigation water. There are 77 irrigated acres with a recently updated distribution network that converted the concrete ditches to a pipeline with several valves that connect directly to the gated pipe that spreads the water. The Farm has a soil profile that has grown a variety of crops including corn, alfalfa and grain. Kinsey Elementary School is located very close to the Farm and serves about 60 students in grades K-6. There is paved county-road access on the south side of the Farm, a good gravel road on the east and a network of access roads through the parcel for ease of operation. Small irrigated parcels in this part of the state are hard to come by and Kinsey Farm would make an excellent addition to an existing farm and ranch operation, or a great base unit for somebody getting started. The property has been leased by a local operator for several years.
$995,000 • 13.88 acres
This beautifully updated home on over 13 acres with mature landscaping and horse pastures creates a tranquil and serene setting only minutes from all of the amenities and activities in Bozeman. A true Montana living experience, this address allows school attendance in the highly-rated Manhattan School District. The home includes four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an open floor plan that nicely blends the gourmet kitchen into the dining area and living room capturing the beautiful mountain views. A detached oversized garage includes a spacious wood shop, several built-in storage cabinets and an upper-level workout suite. A third building includes a fully enclosed heated shop with a concrete floor and several bays of pole-barn storage. The parcel is perimeter fenced with an interior fence creating two pastures and a small round riding pen — ideal for horses.
$1,995,000 • 2,104 acres
Locomotive Butte Ranch is named for the prominent geographic formation on the north end of the Ranch with the same name. Locomotive Butte is located in the little known, but very special, Big Coulee Valley of central Montana. Located just south of the Musselshell River and the rural community of Ryegate, the setting for this low-overhead livestock and dryland-farm operation must be experienced to fully appreciate how special and unique this part of Montana truly is. The broad isolated Big Coulee Basin was the winter range to the historic Montana Cattle Company and the famed 79 Brand in the open range era of the late 1800’s Montana.
$9,975,000 • 16,589 acres
Rapelje Bison Ranch is a low overhead livestock and dryland farm operation in the famed ranch county of central Montana. The current Ranch ownership has begun the transition from a historic cattle-and-grain operation into a bison ranch, which has generated numerous capital improvement projects including extensive fencing, updated stock-water system, new shop and new ranch-manager home. Rapelje Bison Ranch is located about 25 miles north of Columbus in the historic open range of central Montana. The Ranch encompasses 15,949± deeded acres that are a mix of native pasture, sub-irrigated pasture, mixed upland acres and tilled cropland. The Ranch includes 640 State of Montana leased acres making a 16,589± total acre Ranch.
$1,895,000 • 2,423 acres
The Home Ranch is the headquarters of Schraudner Ranch where the Sellers lived, worked and raised a family. This 2,423± acres, which includes the original 160-acre homestead, offers 1,013± acres of dry cropland and 1,132± acres of native rangelands that vary from flat to steep terrain. The remaining acreage includes approximately 276 acres of wild hay ground, beautiful coulees, strong native grasses and consistent water throughout. There are two large drainages that cross the Home Ranch. These are generally steep to rolling terrain and include a variety of tree and brush cover. The dry croplands have been utilized to produce a variety of crops including hay and grain. There are two wells with numerous tanks and pipelines creating easy access to water for the cattle. Seldom did the Schraudner family need to buy additional hay. The well-blocked Home Ranch with nice scenery, good grass, plentiful water and some big-game hunting can be purchased separately or in conjunction with Schraudner Ranch.
$900,000 • 2,083 acres
The Broadview Grass Unit was acquired in the 1990s for the grass, to expand the carrying capacity of Schraudner Ranch. The Broadview Unit has 1,763± deeded acres plus the 320 acres of State land totaling 2,083± acres of native grasses with plenty of water and a CRP Contract with one year remaining. This Unit is well watered with two seasonal reservoirs and three tanks fed by well and pipeline. This irregular-shaped parcel of land lying on both sides of Montana State Highway 3 one mile north of Broadview contains 193 acres of dry cropland and 1,571 acres of native rangeland. Highway 3 and the rail line bisect the property, however there is a pass over the train tracks on one end and an underpass under Highway 3 on the other end allowing the cattle to easily move between pastures. The grass is in excellent shape as a result of the abundant spring precipitation.
$2,250,000 • 2,717 acres
The Frye Place, which contains 2,717± deeded acres, is both scenic and productive. Sitting at the base of the Bull Mountains, the Frye Place has Painted Robe Creek running through it which is a solid year-round creek offering abundant water for livestock and wildlife. There is also an artesian well and a solar well servicing two large stock tanks on the property. Generally, about 160 pairs are turned out for the season on the healthy and plentiful native grasses. It is an easy eight-mile trail to herd cattle between the Frye Place and the Base Ranch, which is also listed for sale. Sitting at the base of the Bull Mountains, the Frye Place has good big game hunting, excellent water sources and good big game habitat. It is currently in Block Management, and has one year on the CRP contract remaining. There are no improvements on this property other than fencing and a water system.
$4,900,000 • 7,224 acres
In the same family for over 100 years, this well-balanced ranch, with an abundance of native grasses, encompasses 6,904± deeded acres plus a half section of State ground. The Ranch will carry 275± mother cows plus 30-50 replacements and 15-20 bulls. Part of the Ranch lies in the Bull Mountains offering good elk, deer and antelope hunting. This self-sufficient grass ranch with good livestock water throughout is located only 45 minutes from Billings. The Ranch sits in three non-contiguous parcels which can be purchased together or individually.
$4,250,000 • 8,200 acres
Located 40 miles south of Miles City, Leidholt Ranch encompasses 7,720± deeded acres, plus 480± leased acres for a total of 8,200± acres that are estimated to run 250 animal units. This low-overhead grass Ranch has a good stock water network, a modest house, functional working improvements and a pivot-irrigated hay base along Tongue River. Leidholt Ranch combines an Eastern Montana grass ranch with quality hunting and fishing.
$7,750,000 • 6,363 acres
Caribou Canyon Ranch offers a quality commercial cattle operation with productive irrigation, big game hunting and excellent fishing on the Clark Fork River. The Ranch, located in the Deer Lodge Valley – the heart of Montana’s historic cattle country, encompasses 5,723± deeded acres in one contiguous block. The 566± irrigated acres, of which 466± are under pivot, are irrigated with excellent senior water rights out of the Clark Fork River and Peterson Creek with a combination of center pivots, wheel-lines and a small amount of hand line. The Ranch also has a State of Montana grazing lease on an adjoining 640-acre parcel making a very well-blocked 6,363± total acre Ranch.
$37,250,000 • 30,654 acres
$5,950,000 • 173 acres
Bostwick Canyon Estate sits in a truly rare and exceptional setting at the foothills of Gallatin County’s picturesque Bridger Mountain Range. This 173± acre estate provides a stunning private mountain setting befitting the exceptional improvements. Nestled into a beautifully landscaped mountain-foothills setting, the Estate features an architecturally-designed home built with the finest of craftsmanship and materials, complete with an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and Caretaker’s home. It is extremely rare to find an estate of this size and grandeur in the bustling Bozeman area that provides natural beauty, seclusion and privacy without being remote. With commanding views of the entire Gallatin Valley extending to the Spanish Peaks, Gallatin and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges, the Estate is only minutes from Bozeman, Belgrade and the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
$5,250,000 • 1,108 acres
In a valley of long-standing family ranches, the R Bar N Ranch – Racetrack Unit, containing 1,108± deeded acres, provides an opportunity to run a quality commercial or purebred cattle operation in historic cattle country. With 823± irrigated acres with solid senior water rights, this is a producing ranch with all the components for maximum forage production. The current owners have implemented practical improvements and upgrades that have resulted in an overall increase in the Ranch’s productivity. The Seller estimates that the Racetrack Unit could comfortably run about 300 pairs on a year-round basis. Dependent on management, the Ranch could also yield significant hay yields providing ample hay tonnage to carry the cattle through the winter months and allow for a solid revenue stream with surplus hay sales.
The productive irrigated fields combined with solid spring and summer grass provides flexibility to grow small grains, potatoes or hay on a portion of the irrigated-base property while still generating ample hay for the cattle operation. The working corrals, including the recently added working alley, loading chute and portable scale system, are steel-pipe construction and work cattle easily. The heated indoor facility housing the Silencer chute was constructed for embryo transfer work and is immaculately kept – a truly impressive set of working improvements!
This is a must see for an operator looking to relocate to a proven area with consistent moisture and good soils in a solid agricultural community. Western Montana ranch operations such as this are becoming difficult to find in today’s market. This is a turn-key operation that is ready to operate immediately upon possession by the new owner.