Musselshell River Ranch
Melstone, Montana | County: Musselshell | 5527 Acres
Located in the heart of Montana, Musselshell River Ranch is a 5,527-acre ranch includes 4,567 deeded acres, a state and private lease, with 221 irrigated acres with a pivot and gated pipe. A peaceful and tranquil setting with easy access to Billings, Musselshell River frontage for 2.75+/- miles with property on both sides of the river. The ranch offers excellent fishing, flocks of wild turkeys, pheasants and herds of deer make for exceptional wildlife and recreational opportunities.
Excellent improvements with irrigated acreage that sit along the banks of the Musselshell River, with extraordinary panoramic views. The location offers privacy, views and a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. For the outdoor enthusiast the ranch offers some of the best hunting, fishing and access to public ground in the west.Close Details
There are 4567 +/- acres of deeded acres of native and improved grass, 640+/- acres are State of Montana lease and 320 +/- acres private lease for a combined 5,527 +/- total acres.
Headquarters improvements include a spacious 3,000+ square foot house which was built in 2003 with beautiful finishes. Features include a two-car attached garage, four-bedroom, three-bath with sunroom/office area. The open floor plan makes this an excellent family home.
1,664 square foot guest house at the ranch headquarters. The ranch barn has a historic look with a loft which at one time hosted community basketball games. The barn is 1,080 square feet with stalls and tack. The shop is 3,952 square feet with a 10-run dog kennel.
The Haxton place boasts a 2,914 square foot ranch house built in 1998 with corrals and feedlot. Detached two-car garage. A 1989 pole barn measures 1,080 square feet.; a 1993 pole barn measures 3,200 square feet.; a 1990 cattle shed measures 16x30 and a new feedlot with 735’ bunk space in four pens.
The ranch has approximately 2.775 miles of Musselshell River frontage, 5 reservoirs and multiple wells provide excellent water resources.
The ranch currently runs 315 pairs, 40 replacement heifers, 17 bulls, and 10 horses. The ranch is optimal as a year-round operation with a great home base.
The ranch has 145 shares off of the Melstone/Delvia Canal. The ranch is irrigated by a Zimmatic pivot and gated pipe. There are five total reservoirs on the property. Spring moisture historically replenishes the Reservoirs.
WILDLIFE & RECREATION
The Musselshell River Ranch is complete with antelope, mule deer, turkey and upland game birds. The Musselshell River, one of Montana’s hidden treasures offers a variety of species of fish. Low pressure and unique species lay just a cast away.
The ranch is ideally situated 7.6 miles from Melstone and Billings, Montana and is located just 92 miles south.
Melstone, Montana (population 110) – 7.6 miles, is the nearest town offering basic services, lies 7.6 miles to the Southwest. Melstone is a classic rural small town with friendly neighbors. Melstone has a K-12 school that provides a wonderful education opportunity with a 4-day school week. Home of the Melstone Broncs, one of the States best Class-C basketball programs. In 2006, the Melstone Broncs made history by winning the State Boys Basketball championship, being the smallest school ever to win. Melstone has an outstanding Hardware/General Store as well as other basic amenities.
The ranch is located 92 miles from Billings, the largest City in Montana, and offers extensive services, has two major hospitals, as well as a wide variety of shops, restaurants, breweries, museums, a zoo, major theaters and event centers. Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), the largest commercial airport in Montana, is located only 92 miles from the ranch. It offers services from multiple major airlines and direct flights to many larger cities. For current flight schedules, please visit their website.
The average amount of precipitation is: 14” of rain and 46 inches of snow. Temperature typically varies from 14 degrees in January to 88 degrees in July.
The Musselshell River Ranch is a piece of Montana heaven! Excellent improvements with irrigated acreage that sit along the banks of the Musselshell River, with extraordinary panoramic views. The inviting open concept with a beautiful stone fireplaces, large windows and vaulted ceiling all add to making the home very enjoyable. The location offers privacy, excellent views and a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. For the outdoor enthusiast the ranch offers some of the best hunting, fishing and access to public ground in the west. The ranch is fully operational with good recreational amenities, easily accessible from Billings.