The Cottonwood Creek Ranch is a 440+/-acre operation located in southeastern Montana, northwest of Broadus. The property is readily accessible from MT Highway 59 via 12 miles of county gravel road. A desirable property highlighted by 250+/- acres of farmland with 215 acres of alfalfa and hay barley, nice working corrals, pole barn and machine shed. The contrasting landscape on the property offers a variety of habitat for wildlife including mule deer, antelope, sharptail grouse, pheasants.
Cottonwood Creek Ranch is located approximately 13 miles from Volborg, 30 miles northwest of Broadus, Montana and 50 miles south of Miles City. The property is readily accessible from MT Highway 59 via 12 miles of county gravel road.
Broadus is the county seat of Powder River County. The main economic driving force is agriculture. The Broadus post office was established in 1900, and named after the Broadus family, early settlers in the area. When the town's streets were being planned, they were made wide enough for a horse-drawn carriage to turn around. The original streets are still this wide today. Broadus is often called one of the "biggest little towns in the West." Broadus is known today for its cattle, oil and outstanding school system. Visitors can stop by the Powder River Historical Museum to admire the general store, the original county jail, E. B. Ranch chuckwagon, antique cars, pioneer photos and Native American artifacts.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
This property consists of 440+/- deeded acres. The ranch is predominately open grassland which has approximately 250+/- acres of farm ground planted to alfalfa and hay barley. They also occasionally combine the alfalfa for seed on a second cutting. It also has an abundance of hay every year to run a small herd of cattle year round and sell the remainder of the hay.
The contrasting landscapes on the property offer a variety of habitat for wildlife including mule deer, antelope, sharptail grouse, pheasants. There have even been elk spotted in the area.
The acreage breakdown is as follows:
Farm ground - 250+/- acres
Rangeland – 190+/- acres
Total – 440+/- acres
There is a 1993 Ranch style mobile home 27 x 60, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, large family room, propane forced air. Large covered porch surrounds part of the home.
Other improvements include a 52 x 32 pole barn, 60 x 40 machine shed, 12 x 30 shop, plus a chicken coop and storage shed. The property has boundary fencing, 4-wire with good maintenance and all new fences are 5-wire and is divided into three larger pastures and two smaller pastures.
There is a 200 foot well with a 10 gpm pressure pump with two reservoirs.