Indian Creek Ranch stands out as something of an oasis in the expansive Madison Valley 18 miles south of Ennis where its namesake Indian Creek enters the Madison River. The ranch encompasses 498± deeded acres plus a State of Montana agricultural lease on an adjacent 110± acres. It lies between Highway 287 and the Madison River. The building compound is located out of sight below the highway, with Indian Creek meandering through the complex. The site is marked by enormous cottonwood trees, extensive lawns, and a private fishing pond. Improvements consist of an owner’s home, a guest house, a manager’s duplex, a large barn set up for equine pursuits, a traditional horse barn with haymow, and a pole calving barn. The setting is exquisite as it incorporates wonderful views of both the Madison Range and the Gravelly Range with minimal impact from the highway. The Madison River is a short walk across the meadow. The ranch includes over 100 acres of meadows and is well set up as a winter base for a cattle operation. However, it has historically been operated as a horse ranch where clinics have been offered and, under a previous owner, as a base for training and breeding polo ponies. The Facts: ~ Location: 18 miles south of Ennis and just over an hour’s drive to Bozeman. ~ Acreage: Deeded 498± acres with an additional 110± acres State of Montana lease. ~ Acreage Breakdown: 87± acres irrigated (35.6 on state) 521± acres of native range and sub-irrigated. ~ Improvements: Main house, guest house, staff duplex, equestrian barn, old-style hip roof barn and calving barn. Attractive pole and jack leg fencing and huge lawns enhance the building complex. ~ Water: Excellent Madison River water rights for irrigation plus three wells and an appealing fish pond with waterfall. ~ Wildlife: Antelope, moose, whitetail deer and elk in season. ~ Fisheries: Nearly a mile of private frontage on the Madison River plus Indian Creek and a trout pond. ~ Conservation Easement: Yes. ~ Summary: A lush oasis on the river well set up as a private equestrian retreat with hundreds of acres of adjacent public lands on which to ride or fish.