Picture Perfect Montana Living


If your perfect Montana picture includes open land, grass ranges, big mountains, and you're looking to embrace the breathtaking beauty of the Big Sky state, then this is the perfect place to begin searching for your dream home. 

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Southwest Montana Ranch Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.8M
Lowest Price $59.9K
Highest Price $39.5M
Total Listings 671
Avg. Days On Market 218
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.7K

Property Types (active listings)

Southwestern Montana Ranch Real Estate Listings

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Montana ranches for sale are known for their sweeping acres of beautiful land, providing ample room for both exploration and privacy. Whether you're an equestrian enthusiast, a lover of wildlife, or simply seeking an escape from the urban hustle, these ranches offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. 

Some properties on Montana ranches truly encapsulate blending luxurious living with rustic charm. These properties often feature spacious, well-appointed cabins or lodges, designed to capture the essence of the wild yet ensure your comfort. You'll be sure to find cozy stone fireplaces, wood-beamed ceilings, and expansive windows that frame stunning vistas.

Montana ranches are a haven for beautiful wildlife. From elk and deer to birds of prey, expect to share your space with nature's finest. Enjoy hiking, fishing, or hunting right in your backyard, or simply sit on your porch and witness the beauty of the natural world.

Ranches for sale in Montana often sit close to the state's renowned national parks, providing easy access and just a few hours drive to iconic destinations like Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. It's ultimate a gateway to breathtaking adventures, whether it's exploring pristine lakes or geothermal wonders. 

If you're looking to own a slice of the untamed wilderness that Montana has to offer, these properties offer the peak of rugged beauty with acres of gorgeous land to settle and build on. Ensuring an extraordinary living experience in the heart of Montana's stunning landscapes, explore our listings and embark on a journey to the Big Sky state's breathtaking beauty.

Chip Lenihan

Chip was born and raised in the “Derby City,” Louisville, KY. He has a BA from Fort Lewis College. His family includes wife Martha (married in 1980), children Katie, Miles and Patrick, and grand-daughter Riley, 3. Chip was a broker in Telluride Colorado from 1982 until recently relocating to Montana to be closer to their children. His background includes general contracting, building homes and commercial buildings throughout southwest Colorado, including Telluride and Durango. Chip has been a broker since 1985, and was the developer of Graysill and Lulu City in Telluride. He was Chairman of the group that started the Telluride Housing Authority, and served as Mayor of Telluride (1986-1988). In his leisure time, you'll find Chip enjoying skiing, fly-fishing, horses and hunting and entertaining family and friends with his amazing stories. Chip is an expert in farm and ranch as well as water rights. 

Buzz Tatom

Buzz Tatom is a rancher himself and has a long entrepreneurial background of buying, building and selling businesses in his career. These talents give him a unique background in helping both buyers and sellers of Montana ranches. He moved from Dallas, Tx to Big Sky, Montana 8 years ago with his bride Kathy and their three kids(Tate, Sayler, Emmy). He holds a BBA from Texas Tech and a MBA from SMU. But has experience in water and mineral rights as well as fisheries and wildlife management. Whether it is planning for an eventual sale or looking for a long term ranch investment, Buzz’s talents and contacts help save clients money and navigate complicated transactions. This unique knowledge and experience are something he uses every day in helping clients achieve their goals. In his excess time he teaches a few classes at Montana State and loves to fly fish and hunt.

What Am I Looking For?

Whether it's a mountain front, farming land, or world-class fly-fishing access, Montana has all this and more to offer.  It is up to you and your expert advisor to discover your goals in a property.  It's important to identify your investment and property needs before you begin to look at properties in order to do the proper research needed for this decision.   With our expert team pairing with our in-house ranch advisor, Chip Lenihan, we provide you with the tools you need to professionally manage your new home or investment. 

If your version of a perfect Montana life includes open land, forests, big mountains or "big sky"...  then let's talk. Engel & Völkers is ready to help find the property for you.  This page is dedicated to helping you make the best decision for you and your family or business, while keeping in mind your list of wants and needs from a property. Search below for Southwestern Montana Ranches...  Search Eastern Ranches instead or search our exclusive listings for Engel & Völkers  Ranches & Recreation here

What A Broker Provides For You

In Montana, land ownership is a powerful and amazing ability that provides countless opportunities to owners and the public alike, but demands knowledge of Montana laws and regulations.  Whether a seasoned veteran or a first time land owner, there are always updated regulations or more know-how on land ownership. Buying land in Montana means buying into land, water and animal management.  The Engel & Völkers team understands how to best utilize your assets and get a grasp on how to handle future issues or growth. 

Chip and our team help you navigate:

  • Water Rights
  • Mineral Rights
  • Leasing Rights
  • Flood Plains
  • Land and Water Access
  • Habitat improvement for wildlife
  • Recreational Resources for your area
  • Ranch and Farm assessment and management 
  • Conservation Easements 


Though the long list could seen daunting, that is exactly why we do what we do.  We want to see land management done correctly and efficiently just as much as you do.  Read ahead for more Ranch Buyer resources and what it means to be a Montana land owner.  In addition, we can help guide you through the loan process of obtaining your parcel of the Big Sky so you can be rest assured you will walk into your new ownership without worry. 


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