Spring High is one of the most stunningly beautiful mountain front ranches under the towering Beartooth Front which is part of the dramatic Absarokee Mountain Range that runs from Red Lodge to Livingston. This 1,778+/- acre ranch, which includes a 640+/- acre state of Montana grazing lease, consists of a series of verdant mountain valleys that drain across the ranch from a high ridge that lies along the propertys west boundary. These valleys have flowing mountain streams and/or lakes and offer an aesthetically pleasing mix of timber, aspens and rich grass meadows that accommodate a full cross-section of big game as well as 120 or more cows during the grazing season.
The ranch is located at the end of a private locked gate road and its upper reaches are adjacent to the Custer National Forest and within a short walk of the wilderness boundary. The improvements include a 10,000 square foot log lodge with six cozy bedrooms and huge common areas designed to accommodate guests. There is also a comfortable log caretakers house, a barn and a shop/equipment storage building. The beautifully designed front gate is an attractive precursor to the big views of the Beartooths that one encounters as one enters the ranch. This range is Montanas newest and includes its highest peak. The property is only 70 miles southwest of Billings and 35 miles west of Red Lodge just above the appealing small community of Fishtail.
-Location: 12 Miles south of Fishtail at the base of the Beartooth Mountains adjacent to Custer National Forest. -Acreage: 1,778+/- (includes 640+/- acres of state of Montana grazing lease). -Terrain: Series of lush mountain valleys with timber, aspens and huge open grassy meadows. -Improvements: Massive log lodge, caretaker house, barn and shop. -Water: Beautiful pond, lots of springs and multiple flowing streams. -Operation: Strictly summer grazing for 120 pairs or equivalent. Family retreat. -Access: Lies 3 miles on a private road past the end of a good county road. Some snow plowing required. End of the road ranch! Very private. -Views: Dramatic! Of the Beartooth -Front Montanas highest mountains. -Wildlife: Extensive big game. Very high-quality elk hunting ranch. -Summary: Beautiful, end of the road private family retreat.