Bostwick Canyon Estate Offering Brochure 11-17-18





















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Bostwick Canyon Estate sits in a truly rare and exceptional setting at the foothills of Gallatin County’s picturesque Bridger Mountain Range. This 17

acre estate provides a stunning private mountain setting befitting the exceptional improvements. Nestled into a beautifully landscaped mountain-foothills

setting, the Estate features an architecturally-designed home built with the finest of craftsmanship and materials, complete with an outdoor swimming

pool, tennis court and caretaker’s home. It is extremely rare to find an estate of this size and grandeur in the bustling Bozeman area that provides natural

beauty, seclusion and privacy without being

remote. With commanding views of the entire

Gallatin Valley extending to the Spanish Peaks,

Gallatin and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges, the

Estate is only minutes from Bozeman, Belgrade

and the Bozeman Yellowstone International


Located in one of the Gallatin Valley’s most

traditional agricultural locales, Bostwick Canyon

Estate can be maintained as a very productive

“gentleman’s ranch” operation. The 173± deeded

acres of foothill alpine-mountain terrain includes

open meadows with a blend of native grasses

and foothills flora such as cottonwood, aspen,

dogwoods and junipers that transition into the

famed Bridger Mountain Range. With good

county-road access, the Estate is ideally situated

for a small gentleman’s ranch or nice-sized horse


The Estate possesses dramatic mountain vistas,

tremendous privacy and extensive architecturallydesigned

improvements complemented with a

sublime landscape that features the live water

of Bostwick Creek and a year-round irrigation

channel providing live-water ambiance. The Estate borders United States Forest Service land, which does not have a public trailhead – one of the

very few drainages in the Gallatin Valley without direct public access, offering immediate private access to thousands of acres of the Gallatin National

Forest’s extensive trail system.

The compelling and vibrant communities of Bozeman and Belgrade are both a comfortable 15-minute drive from the Estate, almost entirely on

pavement. The proximity of the Estate to outdoor recreation, cultural amenities, Yellowstone National Park, a commercial airport, private FBOs and

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort make Bostwick Canyon Estate an exclusive recreation retreat for full-time or seasonal residents.

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Bozeman is a vibrant, active, university-oriented city steeped in culture and art. The fourth largest city in the state, Bozeman is home to Montana State

University, Museum of the Rockies, and abundant opportunities for fine dining, entertainment venues and shopping. Bozeman is proud to maintain

its lively downtown core by lending itself to the small-town feeling, which couples nicely with amenities typically found in larger cities. Within an

hour and a half from Bozeman is Yellowstone National Park, which is easily accessible via either the north entrance in Gardiner, or the west entrance

in West Yellowstone.

Recently upgraded, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field in Belgrade (BZN) offers several full service FBOs and excellent

commercial services through Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier and United Airlines. One of the busiest passenger airports in the Pacific

Northwest, and the busiest in the state of Montana, BZN offers direct flights to 17 major airports around the nation including Salt Lake City, Denver,

Seattle, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City.

Approximate distances to other Montana cities and attractions are as follows:


7 miles

Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport 9 miles

Bridger Bowl Ski Area

23 miles


35 miles

Big Sky Resort

59 miles

Yellowstone National Park – Gardiner

87 miles


150 miles

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The Estate is comprised of two parcels, one 81.1 acres and the other 91.8 acres, for a total of almost 173 acres. Any additional development would be

determined by the Gallatin County Planning Department. Both parcels are situated in the Middle Cottonwood Zoning District. This zoning district

focuses on the preservation of open space and agricultural-land uses. Specific details pertaining to this zoning district can be found on Gallatin

County’s website at

The Estate contains approximately 173 acres generally described as follows:

• 163± Acres of Native Pasture, Foothills and Riparian Corridor;

• 10± Acres Landscaped and under Improvements

The Estate is cross-fenced into three individual pastures, all of which have good stock water for livestock; more pastures could be added with additional

fencing. The southwestern-most pasture also includes a small two-stall horse barn that has received limited use, but appears to be in good operational

condition. The terrain and setting with the live water of Bostwick Creek would make an exceptional backdrop for the equestrian enthusiast.

The varied ecosystem of dense alpine timber, grassy meadows and lush riparian areas offer diverse habitat for an abundance of Rocky Mountain

wildlife including elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bear, mountain lion, moose and a wide variety of birds.

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Bordered by large tracts of the Gallatin National Forest, Bostwick Canyon Estate is situated in the shadows of the Bridger Mountain Range. “The

Bridgers” provide excellent opportunities for mountain recreation – hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and camping just to name a few.

Trout fishing in the area is legendary and anglers come from all over the world to experience the fly fishing available in Southwestern Montana and

Yellowstone National Park. The list of famous rivers within an easy day trip from the Estate reads like a destination-fishing guide book with the

Yellowstone, Gallatin, Madison, and the spring creeks of Paradise Valley all within less than an hour. Expanding the scope just a little includes

additional notable rivers such as the Jefferson, Big Hole, Ruby, Beaverhead and Missouri. The Estate would be an outstanding home base providing

the devoted angler miles of rivers and streams to relish for a lifetime on a comfortable day-trip basis.

An indication of this area’s world-renowned trout fishing

reputation is the headquartering of the internationally-acclaimed

Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman, and Winston Fly Rods in

Twin Bridges.

The Estate attracts a wide selection of wildlife and big game

including elk, whitetail and mule deer, moose, bobcats, mountain

lions, and mountain blue grouse.

Exceptional alpine skiing is just minutes from the Estate at

Bridger Bowl which offers ‘Cold Smoke’ snow on over 2,000

skiable acres and a 2,700-foot vertical rise. Bridger Bowl

provides a wide variety of terrain including long slopes, glades,

chutes and gullies. For the Nordic-ski enthusiast, Crosscut

Mountain Sports Center offers over 35 kilometers of groomed

Nordic skiing trails that are well suited to all ability levels. Big

Sky Resort and Lone Mountain Ranch are less than 70 miles

away and offer world-renowned alpine and Nordic skiing.

Bozeman offers a comfortable, small-town feeling with bigcity

amenities that is ranked as one of the Top 10 ski towns by

Skiing Magazine. Golf and tennis enthusiasts will appreciate

the proximity to Riverside Country Club, which is one of the

premier private facilities in Montana for golf, racquetball

sports, swimming and dining. The city offers a very diverse and active local calendar that includes music, symphony, theatre and a full slate of NCAA

Division I Intercollegiate athletic events that are available at Montana State University. There are many avid fans that actively follow the MSU Bobcat

teams. The next owner of the Estate will live in a number of different worlds with fishing, hunting, skiing, golf, tennis and the cultural conveniences

of Bozeman so easily accessible.

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The center piece of Bostwick Canyon Estate is the custom-crafted and architecturally-designed 11,417 square-foot home that is perfectly complemented

by a mature landscape that includes a swimming pool and tennis court in a sublime Montana mountain setting. The home was designed by locallyrenowned

architect Don McLaughlin, and built by craftsman Arlee Green. The exterior architecture of the home features custom cedar timbers, wideplank

cedar siding and extensive Pennsylvania blue-stone patios, pathways and walkways. The timbers were all custom hewn and milled specifically

for the project from entire western red cedar trees in Port Angeles, Washington. This level of quality and craftsmanship set the stage for the custom

carpentry found throughout the Estate. Complemented with perfectly matched stone chimney caps and graceful roof pitches, the home integrates

seamlessly into the setting and landscape.

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The Estate is set back off of Bostwick Road into the foothills of Bostwick Canyon, and

is accessed by a gravel driveway that serpentines through an abundant scenery of aspen,

fir, cedar and spruce trees beautifully accented by manicured perennial flowerbeds

and a wide variety of flowering shrubs. This setting provides an unparalleled living

experience with exceptional privacy, recreation, views and nature.

Covered patio space wraps around to the western part of the house providing an

uplifting setting for the breakfast nook overlooking the pool and mature landscape with

distant views of the Spanish Peaks and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges. It is certainly

an outdoor-living space to be cherished, embraced and enjoyed. Walking across the

beautifully manicured and landscaped yard to the private tennis court nestled into the

foothills of the Bridger Mountains provides an incredible tennis venue with sweeping

vistas of the Gallatin Valley and surrounding mountain ranges.

The home has a magnificent foyer with an 18-foot vaulted ceiling, beautiful brass

chandelier and a wraparound staircase featuring a beautiful custom mahogany handrail

that leads to the upper-level guest suites. The banister has provided opportunities for

several generations of both the young and the young at heart to slide down.

The upper level of the home includes three spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a

comfortable and roomy sitting area. One of the bedrooms has been utilized as an upperlevel

office that looks out over the patio and landscape below. Two bedrooms have

their own private balconies, one has a beautifully finished built-in window seat, and all

have expansive closets. Both bathrooms are nicely appointed with marble counters,

double sinks, full tubs and standing showers. The upper level is fully carpeted with the

exception of the bathrooms that have wood flooring.

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The kitchen, off the entry of the home, has a breakfast nook and TV

area with a wood-burning fireplace with a hearth created with Mexicantile

accents. The southwestern-designed kitchen entails hardwood floors,

exposed natural timbers and butcher-block counters that have been

utilized as cutting blocks. Kitchen appliances include side-by-side GE

Monogram refrigerator/freezer, two ovens, two warming drawers, a gas

cooktop with custom copper vent hood, work sink, prep sink, an indoor

grill by Jen Air, trash compactor and over-under dish-drawer dishwasher.

The kitchen is a very functional and well laid out with excellent access

to the covered patios, and has been used as the hub of family activity for

many decades.

The great room spans the entire length of the home from east to west

with massive windows that complement the dramatic 13-foot ceilings

and offer expansive views of Bostwick Canyon to the east, and overlook

the pool, grounds and tennis court to the west. At one end of the great

room, near the large circular dining-room table, is a large wood-burning

fireplace made of Gallatin Canyon Gneiss stone with a stone mantle and

a custom fire rack that allows whole logs to be fed on a continuous basis.

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Off the great room, there is a library with built-in bookshelves that wrap

around the entire room and a wood-burning fireplace. The library is a

private space with great views of the backyard looking towards Bostwick

Canyon. The full carpet and double door create a very private and quiet

space for work, reading and TV watching.

The spacious master bedroom has beautiful windows that look out to the

swimming pool and capture the views to the west of the Tobacco Roots

and Spanish Peaks. The extensive master bathroom has two vanities with

sinks, two closets with built-in cabinetry, a separate toilet room, soaking

tub, fully-tiled shower with two heads, and a seating area.

Near the master bedroom is an additional bedroom with a custom dinosaurthemed

built-in cubby bed for the younger kids or grandkids, as well as

another detached full bathroom.

The main level is complete with an attached four-car garage that includes

a workshop and gardening room that leads into the home through a large

mudroom that includes a full laundry area and extensive built-in cabinetry

and wine closet.


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The lower level of the home is set up as a center for recreation with a

piano, pool table, his and hers changing rooms for the pool, and large

home theatre with dark mahogany siding, leather couches, movie chairs

and high-end electronics featuring a Runco projection system. The home

is equipped with an elevator, that provide access to all three levels of the

home for those challenged by stairs, and the ability to move larger items

into the expansive lower-level storage rooms.

Caretaker’s House

The one-story caretaker’s house is comfortable, but modest in scale and

scope with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, office, kitchen and open

living room with a large stone fireplace. The detached oversized two-car

garage with a concrete floor, has a work bench and storage racks.

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Storage Sheds

Two outbuildings are utilized for equipment storage, lawn mowers and

yard tools. One building, primarily used as a gardening shed has three

roll-up doors and a concrete floor. The second building has a double door

onto a concrete pad, and the balance is open and offers pole-barn type


Horse Barn

A small two-stall horse barn, situated southwest of the manager’s house, is

in serviceable condition but will likely require updating for an equestrian

enthusiast. The horse barn is accessed by a bridge that crosses Bostwick

Creek and is tucked into a beautiful landscape of native junipers, aspen

and cottonwood trees along the creek. Bostwick Creek flows on a yearround

basis and has a population of native fish, not a fishery, rather just

a very nice live-water component for riparian ambiance and stock water.

The setting and views from the horse barn are stunning. The panoramic

perspective of the Hyalite, Spanish Peaks and Tobacco Root mountain

ranges are framed in the foreground by native junipers and aspen trees as

the creek tumbles out of the Gallatin National Forest to the west.


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Electricity and natural gas are provided by NorthWestern Energy. Internet and television service are provided via satellite, and telephone service is

available through Centurylink.


The Sellers hereby make known that there may be

variations between the deeded property lines and

the location of the existing fence boundary lines

on Bostwick Canyon Estate. The Sellers make

no warranties with regard to the location of the

fence lines in relationship to the deeded property

lines, nor do the Sellers make any warranties or

representations with regard to specific acreage

within the fenced property lines.

The Sellers are selling Bostwick Canyon Estate

in its “as is-where is” condition which includes

the location of the fences as they now exist.

Boundaries shown on any accompanying maps are

approximate. The maps are not to scale and are

for visual aid only. The accuracy of the maps and

information portrayed thereon is not guaranteed

nor warranted.


The real estate taxes for 2017 for both parcels

combined were $19,109.83.



According to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Water Rights Division, the Estate owns the following water rights:

Claim Number Date Source Use

41H-136697-00 1889 Bostwick Creek Stock

41H-136696-00 1889 Bostwick Ditch Stock

41H-136632- 00 1966 Well Domestic

All water rights in Montana are subject to eventual

re-adjudication by the Montana Water Court and,

as a result of that process, may be changed as to

validity, amount, priority date, place of use and

other such changes as the Court determines. This

water district is currently under the Preliminary-

Temporary Decree as classified by the Department

of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).

The Seller has made all of the filings currently

required and will transfer the water rights as they

currently stand with no warranty of future viability.

All water rights appurtenant to and for the benefit of

the Estate will be conveyed to the Buyer at closing

of a sale.


The Sellers will convey with Bostwick Canyon

Estate 100% of whatever mineral, oil, gas, geothermal,

hydro-carbon and gravel rights they

actually own, subject to reservations by previous

owners. The Sellers make no representation as to

the quantity or quality of any mineral or other subsurface

rights appurtenant to the Estate.

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The Estate sits between 4,755' and 4,865' above sea level.

July and August are quite comfortable with average highs of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and evening lows around 40 degrees. Indian summer can linger

until mid-October. December and January bring highs of approximately 31 degrees with lows around 7 degrees.

Spring arrives in May in the Gallatin Valley with about one third of the annual average precipitation of 18 to 24 inches accumulating during May and


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Long before Lewis and Clark arrived in the Gallatin Valley, the Native Americans referred to it as “The Valley of Flowers”, a result of the right

mix of moisture and sunshine producing gorgeous flowers. The valley’s name is derived from the Gallatin River, so-named by Lewis and Clark to

honor President Thomas Jefferson’s Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin. Although Mr. Gallatin is the namesake for this world-class river, its

fertile valley and magnificent mountain range, the honorable statesman never had opportunity to visit our nation’s frontiers. Foreign service took

him to Europe, not out West to explore mountains and prairies. However, because of his interest in conservation, he was a worthy namesake for this

abundantly beautiful area.

Early Europeans may have entered the Gallatin Valley in the late 1700s as they trapped for beaver pelts to send back east for hats and coats. Lewis and

Clark’s Corps of Discovery left the first written descriptions of the valley in both 1805 and 1806 during their epic journey. A gentleman from Georgia

named John Bozeman was looking for gold and established the Bozeman Trail as a short-cut connecting the Oregon Trail to the gold rush Territory of

Montana. Many followed this trail for gold but stayed in the valley to take up farming and business.

Bozeman was incorporated in 1883 and grew steadily, reaching a population of 3,500 by 1900. Bozeman is now one of the fastest growing micropolitan

cities in the nation with a population in 2018 of 47,500 – not including approximately 16,000 full-time students at Montana State University, and the

rapidly growing and developing greater Gallatin Valley that exceeds 100,000 people.

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Bostwick Canyon Estate enjoys a premier location in the Gallatin Valley – one of Montana’s most desirable locales – that provides an exceptionally

beautiful and private setting, and is graced by stunning views and abundant recreational resources. This unique gem contains about 173 acres of land,

exceptionally-designed and custom-crafted improvements in a setting that is ideal for a recreational retreat or equestrian operation.

This attractive holding has bona fide potential for placement of a conservation easement, with all of the satisfaction and tax advantages associated with

such a decision. Any one of the viable conservation organizations will be enthused and very helpful in helping to structure a proper easement on the

Bostwick Canyon Estate should this concept appeal to the next fortunate owner.

The compelling and vibrant communities of Bozeman and Belgrade are both a comfortable 15-minute drive from the Estate, almost entirely on

pavement. The proximity to outdoor recreation, cultural amenities, Yellowstone National Park, a commercial airport, private FBOs and Bridger Bowl

Ski Resort make Bostwick Canyon Estate an all-season recreation retreat for full time or seasonal residents.

Complete with good irrigation water rights, exceptional improvements, extraordinary views and a stunning private setting, Bostwick Canyon Estate is

a legacy opportunity available for first time in over 50 years in the highly desired Gallatin Valley and Bozeman market.



Bostwick Canyon Estate, as previously described herein, is offered at US $4,950,000.00 Cash or Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the

Seller. The 92 Acre ‘South Parcel’ that includes all of the Improvements can be purchased individually for $4,500,000.00. The conditions of

sale as of May 2020 are as follows:

1. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Seller absolute financial capability to purchase the Estate prior to

scheduling an inspection of the Estate;

2. All offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by a wire transfer of 2.0% of the purchase price to the

escrow account at Security Title Company in Bozeman, Montana;

3. Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with Security Title Company, which may place the funds with local banks at nominal

rates of interest accruing to the benefit of the Buyer until Closing;

4. The Seller will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Any endorsements requested by the Buyer or any lender

will be at Buyer’s expense. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a deed;

5. All of the water right claims controlled by the Estate will be transferred to the Buyer at Closing, and all of the mineral rights which

the Seller actually owns will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing;

6. Buyers’ Brokers are welcomed and invited to contact Listing Brokers Mike Swan or Tim Anderson in our Bozeman Office for

information regarding Cooperation Policies.

The Sellers reserve the right to effect a tax-deferred exchange for other real property in accordance with provisions in Section 1031 of the

Internal Revenue Code. The Buyer will not be required to incur any additional expenses nor to step into the chain of title on any property

which the Sellers may acquire.

This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Sellers.

Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, crop yields, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general

guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Sellers or Swan

Land Company. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction.


Swan Land Company has been authorized by the Seller to act as their Exclusive Real Estate Broker on the sale

of Bostwick Canyon Estate. Since 2002, we have focused on the brokerage of significant ranches, farms and

recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

This Offering is based on information believed to be correct; however, it is subject to errors, omissions,

prior sale and change or withdrawal without notice. Information contained herein has been provided by the

Sellers or obtained from other sources deemed reliable. The Agent does not, however, guarantee accuracy

and recommends that any Prospective Buyer conduct an independent investigation.

For more information or to make an appointment to inspect the Ranch, please call:

Swan Land Company

1185 North 14th Avenue – Suite One

Bozeman, Montana 59715

Office 406.522.7342

Toll Free 866.999.7342

Mike Swan

Tim Anderson

Managing Broker/Owner


Mobile 406.570.4897 Mobile 406.580.2229

A 48-hour notice is requested to make proper arrangements for an inspection of Bostwick Canyon Estate.

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