Noble Meadows

Montana Dream Getaway in Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Noble Meadows is situated just over a mile from Gallatin Gateway and only 15 minutes from Bozeman. Currently being used in an agricultural capacity, the property boasts lush hay ground and excellent opportunities for ground water resources. The entire perimeter of the property is fenced and is within walking distance of the Gallatin River with unobstructed views of the Spanish Peaks, and just a short drive in all directions from the various recreational activities the Gallatin Valley has to offer. These 40 acres have minimal covenants and restrictions. In addition, it has been permitted for one 5-bedroom main residence and one 2-bedroom guest residence septic system, making it an ideal location for a Montana dream getaway. The property has direct well-maintained access from Axtell-Gateway South Road.

Location – Gallatin Gateway:
Just a mile east of the ranch is the quaint community of Gallatin Gateway which got its name for being the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Its original name was Salesville, for a storekeeper, Alan Sales and his brother Zach Sales, who ran a mill in the 1860s. The area was well known for fine dude ranches such as the Elkhorn and depended widely upon tourist trade. Gallatin Gateway is located 12 miles SW of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191.

Fully restored to its original 1920s splendor, the Gallatin Gateway Inn is among the finest historic inns in the Rocky Mountains. Designed as the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad’s most elegant hotel, its palatial structure features arched windows, Spanish-style corbels, and carved beams. The original railroad clock still keeps accurate time in the lobby.

For years the town of Gallatin Gateway was home to many of the cowboys who worked on the famous Flying D Ranch, now owned by Ted Turner. This 120,000 acre ranch is protected by a conservation easement that provide protection of the views from the Gateway Fish Creek Ranch.

Location – Bozeman:
Located only 15 minutes from Noble Meadows, Bozeman is one of Montana’s major tourism and agriculture centers, and is one of the most diverse small towns in the Rocky Mountain West. Bozeman is blessed with an eclectic mix of ranchers, artists, professors, ski enthusiasts and entrepreneurs drawn hereby world class outdoor recreation, Montana State University and a slice of old fashioned Americana.

Established in 1893, Montana State University’s campus houses The Museum of the Rockies. The museum features a planetarium, paleontology, ethnology, and displays of dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs unearthed in Montana, Plains Indian artifacts, pioneer exhibits and Western art exhibits.

Downtown Bozeman has been an important and historic gateway to the West for more than 100 years. Downtown merchants outfitted explorers, miners, ranchers and the army with supplies to sustain them. Today, downtown features with rows of turn-of-the-century buildings. With more than 100 shops and restaurants lining this beautiful and historic retailing corridor, a stroll down Historic Main Street is a reminder of shopping in the grand old tradition.

Art and culture is alive and well in Bozeman. It is home to many museums, talented artists and excellent galleries. You can find opera, theatre, symphony and ballet, as well as rodeo, the Sweet Pea Festival, the Montana Winter Fair and the Gallatin County Fair. Those same features make Bozeman attractive to tourists, meeting planners, travel writers and tour operators. In addition to the numerous attractions in Bozeman, there are literally hundreds of sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, that lure visitors from around the world.

Noble Meadows consists of 40 ± deeded acres.

There are no structural improvements on the property. This parcel is completely fenced with either jack-leg fencing or wire fencing. There is power and phone service available to the parcel. There are minimal restrictive covenants in place designed to protect the area from unsightly construction and clutter.

Septic permit is approved for one 5-bedroom main residence and one 2-bedroom guest

Recreation and Wildlife:
Fly Fishing: The property is within easy walking distance to the Gallatin River. With its beginnings in Yellowstone Park and its termination at Three Forks, where it helps form the Missouri River, the Gallatin flows through some of the most beautiful, varied country in Montana. And throughout its length, the river provides excellent trout habit. Population estimates place the number of rainbow trout in the upper river, from Yellowstone Park downstream to Spanish Creek, at about 3,000 a mile. From Spanish Creek downstream to its confluence with the Missouri, the Gallatin offers a mix of browns and rainbows, with total numbers approaching 3,000 a mile.

Those who seek larger trout should test the lower section, which runs through agricultural land in a broad valley. Pick any bridge crossing on the lower river and walk up or downstream from there within the high watermark. The lower river is characterized by broad runs and some deep pools. Braided channels offer some fast riffles. All types of dry flies and nymphs will take fish here.

Streamers draw strikes in the spring and fall when rainbow and brown trout, respectively, spawn. The lower river provides fairly easy wading as well as good opportunities for young flyfishers, although it does broaden out a bit. Forty-foot casts may be required in some situations. On any given cast, a 20-inch plus rainbow or brown could be hooked.

Hunting and Other Recreation: Noble Meadows is located in Montana’s Region 3 which is widely considered to be one of Montana’s best places to hunt all of Montana’s big game, but especially the mountain species. This is the best elk region in Montana, yielding both the greatest number of animals each season and the highest hunter success rates. Mule deer hunting is also good with big bucks hiding out in undisturbed ranchland and high wilderness mountains. Whitetails are consistent in valley riparian habitat with the best hunting opportunities on private property.

Bozeman is surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of the Gallatin National Forest and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout streams, so the recreation opportunities are virtually endless. Hiking, biking, fly fishing, and rafting. Bozeman is an important winter recreation area with two major ski areas nearby. Bridger Bowl is located 16 miles northeast of town and Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort is 45 miles south of Bozeman.

The international airport at Gallatin Field is located approximately 12 miles north of the property and is the main airport for the area. It has a 9,000 foot runway and is serviced by numerous daily flights from Big Sky, Delta/Delta Connection, Horizon Air, Northwest, and United Express airlines. The airport also caters to corporate and private jets and aircraft, as well as providing hanger rentals.

Water and Mineral Rights:
There are no water rights associated with this parcel.

All mineral rights appurtenant to the property and owned by the Seller will convey to the Buyer at closing. Mineral rights are not guaranteed. It is suggested that the Buyer conduct a mineral search with a Title Company.

2008 – $174.54