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Tolman Canyon Ranch

Perched at the foot of the mountains overlooking the heart of Montana's captivating Madison Valley, and spanning an impressive 1,416+/- acres.

This working cattle ranch is flanked by the towering peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and runs from the soaring limestone cliffs in Tolman Creek Canyon to the productive irrigated hay fields on the south end of the ranch.  

1,416+/- ACRES

Located with close proximity to Ennis, Cameron, Big Sky and Bozeman in southwest Montana’s Madison Valley, one the most sought after river valleys in the Rocky Mountain West. Near the world famous blue ribbon Madison River, Tolman Canyon Ranch is in the heart of angler’s paradise which is a quintessential element that elevates the allure of a gentleman’s ranch in the west.

Tolman Canyon Ranch provides endless opportunities to revel all that makes Montana special and create lasting memories with family and friends. This ranch offering cannot be compared to anything else in the current or recent ranch market.

  • 1,416+/- deeded acres sharing the border with USFS wilderness area for 2.5 miles

  • Main residence and ranch manager home 

  • 110 acres under pivot irrigation and 50 acres of flood irrigation producing 240 tons of hay on average

  • 2 live water creeks run year round through the property providing private spring fed water

  • Outstanding big game hunting on the ranch

  • Direct access to USFS wilderness lands via the private Tolman Creek Canyon trailhead

  • Excellent conservation easement potential

  • 7 mile drive to the world famous Madison River, straight up the road from Varney Bridge

  • 100’ x 50’ horse arena designed for Reining/Cutting horse training and events

  • Incredible views and privacy

  • Direct access to Big Sky/Ennis airport (KEKS) from the ranch

  • Great water rights adequately support the agricultural operation

  • All mineral owned by seller will convey to buyer upon closing

  • Montana department of livestock brand included in offering (S4)

The main home is 3100+/- sq/ft architecturally designed with an open, flowing layout that features three bedrooms and four bathrooms and amazing, unobstructed views from every room. 

As you walk into the main entry of the home, you will notice the fossilized dendranic limestone walls that accent the warm wood interior. The open kitchen has a separate wet bar that is built for entertaining friends and family with views of the Madison Valley floor. 

The home has an impressive travertine marble fireplace with a copper chimney at the center separating the living and dining area, creating the perfect ambiance on those winter holidays and cold winter days.  Completing the residential amenities is a media/theater room, providing another space for entertainment and relaxation.  The 2 car attached garage has adequate room for vehicles, tools and toys.


In addition to the main home, the ranch features a 4-bed/2-bath residence, serving as the home for the dedicated ranch manager. It is located near the ranch improvements, arena, and corrals.


Domestic water supply to both homes is provided by a mountain spring located on the property. Fiber optic services both homes and horse arena.


Benchmark Brokers is an independent real estate brokerage firm based in Southwest Montana. With 40 combined years spent buying, selling, and developing properties in the Gallatin and Madison Valleys, we bring unmatched expertise to every transaction. And our roots here go deep, with multigenerational connections to Bozeman, Big Sky, and Ennis. We love these places, and we know you will too.


Chris Murphy

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