Cascade County Cash Cow Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Detached Garage
The tree-lined and paved driveway illustrates the degree of care and precision that has long since been practiced on this Belt valley cattle ranch. Like a page out of “Little House on the Prairie,” the meticulous lane leads up to a charming remodeled two-story farmhouse with a covered front porch supporting a porch swing alongside the traditional and nostalgic rocking chair. It is the perfect place to rest and gaze out at the blessings the property provides. The mature willow and cottonwood trees offer shade and protection throughout the open meadows inviting deer, elk, and the occasional bear to wander through before stopping for a refreshing drink from the crisp waters of Belt Creek. The grounds of the property include a new detached garage, shop, shed, corrals, and a small grain bin. This working cattle ranch comes with an opportunity to earn extra income through a pasture lease totaling $16000 annually. Surrounded by excellent fencing, roundup ready alfalfa and hay is produced. The operating ranch of 1274 deeded acres provides a chance to join the American tradition of the hardworking Montana rancher while enjoying the scenic surroundings in the Belt valley!
Many features make Belt, Montana a much-desired haven. For example, it attracts rugged competition from all over to participate in its annual rodeo and is still able to offer a small town feel and experience. Belt is home to the famous Harvest Moon Brewery that combines Montana’s luscious grain with fresh and clean water out of local streams and wells to make a variety of beers sought after by connoisseurs from all over. You can find ample history throughout the town or in the Belt Museum housed in the old town jail! In addition, Belt is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and claims Montana’s very first coal mine. Belt’s name comes from a nearby mountain, Belt Butte, that looks like it has a belt of rocks around it. The Highwood and Little Belt mountains provide areas for hiking, biking, camping, creek fishing, hunting, and recreating, and the Sluice Boxes State Park is nearby as well. Great Falls is a mere 23 miles away, and it has an International Airport and prestigious medical facilities for your convenience.
The Belt valley lies in the heart of Montana’s top grain and cattle producing regions. A contributing factor to the success of agriculture here is the mild climate and the adequate precipitation. On average, this region receives 15 inches of rain annually and 78 inches of snow. The life-giving sun rays shine 185 days of the year on average giving a sufficient growing season for hay, alfalfa, and grains.
Hunting and Fishing
Enjoy the way of life that is known to many Montanans defined by fishing and hunting. This property is in District 413 with 323 square miles of public lands to utilize in addition to your own private property. Wildlife varieties include deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, fox, coyote, and upland birds. Brook trout can be reeled in the numerous creeks and streams, or the Missouri River provides bigger waters for bigger fish.
Belt Creek is a tributary, approximately 80 mi (129 km) long, of the Missouri River in western Montana in the United States. It originates in the Lewis and Clark National Forest north of Big Baldy Mountain, in the Little Belt Mountains in western Judith Basin County. It flows northwest through mountainous canyons (Limestone Canyon) past Monarch,through the Sluice Box Park, and flows through Armington and Belt. It finally joins the Missouri approximately 15 mi (25 km) northwest of Great Falls of the Missouri.