Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch in Montana Fishtail, Montana  |  County: Stillwater

  • 205 Acres
For Sale
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Close to Fishtail, Montana this 200+ acre ranch property is picturesque with the scenic Beartooth Mountains creating a breathtaking backdrop and setting. This property includes over 100 acres of irrigated pasture and hay base and is frequented by both elk and deer. This is a perfect property for a new owner to construct a full time residence or getaway cabin. Area recreational opportunities include downhill skiing at Red Lodge Mountain, big game hunting for elk and deer, hiking, fishing, performing arts at nearby Tippet Rise Art Center and more!


Fishtail is a small rural Montana community where agricultural roots run deep and residents enjoy the beauty of the scenery and backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains including Granite Peak, at 12,807 feet, the highest peak in Montana! The area is affectionately known as the Gateway to Yellowstone National Park given the proximity to the Cooke City entrance to the park. Close to the communities of Columbus and Red Lodge, the Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch offers a new owner an opportunity to enjoy rural Montana living yet enjoy the amenities of nearby “small town” Montana communities as well.

The quaint community of Red Lodge was recently named by National Geographic Adventure as a “Top Ten Emerging Ski Town.” In addition to downhill skiing, which Red Lodge is known for, the area with proximity to the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Area serves as a basecamp area for a variety of recreational pursuits. Travel in wilderness areas is non-motorized and allows visitors to experience and explore the natural beauty in an undisturbed fashion. Hiking in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Area allows visitors to explore areas dotted with mountain lakes ideal for an afternoon of fishing and surround themselves by craggy peaks while standing in mountain meadows adorned with wildflowers and berries creating a beautiful home to a variety of species of wildlife.

Also nearby and located along the banks of the Yellowstone River, Columbus is a haven for fishermen who enjoy visiting the area. Other small town amenities within the community of Columbus include an airport, swimming pool, parks, a golf course, hospital, library and variety of shopping and services to meet the needs of local residents.

Fishtail is only an hour drive to Billings for commercial airline services, major medical services, an abundance of dining and shopping and other services. There is always something to do in Billings, the largest city in the State of Montana. From the MetraPark where there is a variety of events throughout the year, to museums and parks and even a zoo featuring animals from lions, tigers and bears, there is something for everyone to do or see in Billings.

For the beginner or most elite angler, the Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch is within close proximity to several excellent fisheries. From the ranch, several highly sought after trout streams including Fishtail Creek is approx. 4 miles and Stillwater River is approx. 8 miles respectively. Plus, the Yellowstone River is a favorite destination for fishermen to the region as well. Plus, an abundance of trails can be explored in the Beartooths leading to more mountain lake fishing opportunities and are just 15 or 20 minutes from the property.

The Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch property is located less than a mile from the Tippet Rise Art Center, which is a working ranch and art center offering tours of bigger than life sculptures that dot the landscape under the “Big Sky” and opportunities to enjoy special events including an annual film festival and performing arts as well. A variety of musicians visit the center and are featured at the concerts held at Tippet Rise Art Center with tickets available to the general public until sold out. There are no shortages of things to do both on and off the Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch!


The Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch features over 200 acres of fenced and cross-fenced mountain pastures including 100 irrigated acres for pasture or hay base. Ample stock water is provided to both pastures by a year-round spring, which is developed and flows into a stock tank for ease of watering livestock. An irrigation ditch system runs through both pastures as well to cover the 100+/- irrigated acres, which can be found in both pastures. The property has traditionally been used to provide hay base for livestock and also pasture for cattle and sheep.

There is varied topography and several coulees offer shelter for wildlife and livestock. A seasonal spring fed creek runs throughout the pasture as well making the property a nice location for wildlife including deer that enjoy visiting the property. Plus, elk frequent the property from their nearby calving grounds to water at the springs on the ranch.

There are several ideal locations for the construction of a full time residence or vacation home to take in all the ranch has to offer. Electricity and phone is close to the property along the adjacent county road and nearby wells are more than adequate and provide domestic needs for neighboring residences.

WATER RIGHTS: All water rights pertaining to the property will convey to a new owner.


With 205+/- acres the Beartooth Mountain Meadows Ranch is a clean canvas allowing for the construction of improvements designed to suit the needs of a new owner. The property truly is an ideal setting for the most discriminating buyer with its breathtaking views, rural setting, wildlife, proximity to nearby fishing, nearby public land access for unlimited recreation including hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, camping, hunting and more!

In addition to proximity to an abundance of outdoor recreation and the many special events at Tippet Rise Art Center throughout the year, the property is also close to the charming resort community of Red Lodge, Montana for shopping, dining, arts and local events and within a short drive to both Columbus and Billings too. Properties such as this are not often actively available on the market.

Co-listed with Joe Cross, Parks Real Estate.

Broker: Kimberly Lowry

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