Billings MLS# 325076

Rarely does such a closely held family farmstead located just minutes from some of the fastest growing cities in Montana come available. Situated right outside Billings, with views of multiple mountain ranges, the Coombs Flat Wheat Farm offers 670+ acres of highly productive and cultivated dry cropland (currently planted with Hard Red Winter Wheat) with the remaining acres including the original farmstead, and timbered coulees that provide excellent cover and habitat for wildlife.

A true blank slate for prospective owners, this farm offers the ability to herald the land through another generation or to fuse the old with the new. Sellers have a current lease in place with lessee which can be retained by new owner or renegotiated. Located 8 miles from the Laurel Municipal Airport and less than 45 minutes to Billings Logan International Airport.

Just the Facts

  • 3 Grain Bins
  • Misc. Original Homestead Improvements
  • On-Site Power
  • On-Site Fiber Optic Access
  • On-Site Water
  • 10-15 miles from Billings West End
  • Less than 20 Miles to Billings-Logan International Airport (BIL)
  • Views of 3 mountain ranges
  • Deer, Antelope, Upland Birds
  • +/- 720 Deeded Acres
  • +/- 670 acres of farmable dryland flats

Overview

OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A GENERATION. Rarely does such a closely held family farmstead located just minutes from some of the fastest growing cities in Montana come available. Situated right outside Billings, with views of multiple mountain ranges, the Coombs Flat Wheat Farm offers 670+ acres of highly productive and cultivated dry cropland (currently planted with Hard Red Winter Wheat) with the remaining acres including the original farmstead, and timbered coulees that provide excellent cover and habitat for wildlife. A true blank slate for prospective owners, this farm offers the ability to herald the land through another generation or to fuse the old with the new. Sellers have a current lease in place with lessee which can be retained by new owner or renegotiated. Located 8 miles from the Laurel Municipal Airport and less than 45 minutes to Billings Logan International Airport.

Location & Access
Location: Billings, MT

With a population around 110,000 people, Billings is Montana’s most populous city. Situated in southern Montana and shaped by the Yellowstone River. In the north, trails wind along the rimrocks, which are sandstone cliffs. Billings serves as the commerce hub for much of Montana.

The farm is only minutes from Billings West End, the fastest growing part of the city. Far enough to grant unrestricted privacy, yet close enough to run into town for any and all needs that may be had. It makes for an ideal launch point for western exploration. Excellent skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding are only a stone’s throw from this property.

Access: Coombs Flat Rd

The Coombs Flat Wheat Farm is accessed from the Coombs Flat Road, an all-season paved county road. Laurel is just a few miles to the south and provides direct access to Interstate 90. Red Lodge, the gateway to Yellowstone National Park is approximately 60 miles to the south.

Both Laurel and Red Lodge have paved airstrips capable of handling small aircraft. Billings, is Montana’s largest commercial airport providing air service through United, Delta Allegiant, Cape Air, and Alaska Airlines.

Improvements
  • Very scenic and productive investment farm property.
  • The farm offers historic improvement cluster but mostly lacks modern structures
  • Providing a blank slate for the new owners.
  • Power
  • Fiber optic access
  • Water are on site.
General Operations

The Coombs Flat Wheat Farm offers 670+ acres of highly productive and cultivated dry cropland (currently planted with Hard Red Winter Wheat) with the remaining acres including the original farmstead, and timbered coulees that provide excellent cover and habitat for wildlife. Currently offers a tenant in place to handle the farming and annual maintenance. Call for more information.

Leases

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: None 

STATE OF MONTANA: None

Disclaimer: All water rights and mineral rights owned by the Seller will convey to the Buyer at closing and all required filings with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) will transfer the current water rights as they exist – with no warranty of future viability. Water rights in the State of Montana are subject to re-adjudication by the DNRC and may be determined by the court to be modified in validity, amount, priority, date, and place of use. All mineral rights owned by the Seller for the subject property will convey to the Buyer at closing.

Recreation
Hunting

Huntable species in Montana include black bears, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, Shiras moose, mountain goats, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, turkeys, wolves, and bison. There is also excellent hunting for upland birds and waterfowl in most of the state.

Montana’s wildlife is well managed, with excellent trophies of nearly every big-game species being taken in the state every year. Some of the largest bighorn sheep in the world come from Montana, especially the Missouri Breaks region; however, drawing odds are extremely low.

The retreat offers the potential for passing big game and birds along the creek. The additional available acreage could provide great opportunities to hunt trophy deer and antelope.

Fishing

From cold water to warm water, big prairie rivers to high mountain lakes and fly-fishing to trolling, Montana offers angling opportunities for all to enjoy. Whether you’re seeking solitude, fish for the supper table or the trophy of a lifetime, you can find it here.

Many of these opportunities can be attributed to the quality of the fisheries habitat in Montana. Still, there are numerous challenges facing Montana’s fisheries including climate change, habitat alteration and dewatering of streams. FWP is tasked with managing the state’s fishery resources and addressing these challenges.

Hiking

Billings and the rimrocks around town offer abundant hiking opportunities. Check out this link https://www.alltrails.com/us/montana/billings to see all 25 designated trails in the area. The retreat also has a wealth of game and stock trails that traverse the rims of the cache.

Outdoor

Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling are all less than an hour away. The resorts of Red Lodge, Bridger, and Big Sky are home to some of the best winter sports destinations Montana has to offer.

Conservation

The Canyon Creek Retreat does not have a conservation easement in place.

The current owners reported that they have been approached about turning the property into a bird preserve along the creek. Options abound for prospective owners to mold this property into one that meets their goals.

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