"At the edge of all things wild and wonderful."









" Famous Fly Fishing Destination"



Second Largest Land Holding

In the Upper West Fork


The Historic Alta Ranch is rich with homestead history. Located in the upper West Fork of the Bitterroot River Valley in the southern most part of the Bitterroot Valley, the ranch offers the second largest land holding in the region. Surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness, the land offers refuge to the owners and a retreat for visiting guests. Whether it is used for a private residence or as an income producing guest lodge or both, the ranch offers a western lifestyle that few can imagine. Rushing rivers full of trout for fly fishing, large ponds, a huge reservoir nearby for boating, and miles of unspoiled land extending for hundreds of miles into Idaho are there for discovery right out the door.

The main lodge and four cabins are meticulously cared for by the current owners who have owned the property for many years and are now on to a new adventure in a warmer climate. Guests are coming to the ranch and having special events, reunions, and weddings to this day and enjoying the owners warm hospitality. Income records are available upon request. The property is being sold with the furnishings and all the necessary items to continue to run the property as a guest facility. The water, the ranch meadows, the mountain land, the location, the access, and more make this ranch special among real estate offerings in the West. Montana is special. The Alta Ranch is even more so.  



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Cabin Rentals and Events

Families and Friends Have Been Coming for Years!


Alta Ranch Rental Rates - Go to AltaRanch.com

Guest Comments

August 2019

You created such a wonderful paradise island in this busy world. It’s a place for physical and mental rebooting; helped us recover and gain our health from Mother Earth for the new life’s achievements.  May your ranch be blessed for years and filled with the joy of life.

July 2019

This is our third time in the Ponderosa and probably the 8th visit to Alta Ranch.  We came for the fishing and this year did not disappoint. The fish are very friendly here and combined with the peace and tranquility of the area, make this a very enjoyable place. We took a day and played golf in Hamilton which was a lot of fun. Even though we love the Ponderosa, next time we will go to the Cottonwood because it has a washer/dryer. No news, no advertising, no cell coverage—relief from the modern and subtly encroaching outside world. This is a relaxing and welcome place.  We will be back.

July 2019

1st time at Ponderosa.  We have stayed everywhere except Alta Vista. I like the Ponderosa, roomy, quiet, solitude.  Fished upstream from Deer Creek. Water is lower than last year. Much of the river has changed.  Beaver dam blowouts. Good fishing.  Caught a number of good fish each day…

July 2019

Some people start their marriage here. However, we are celebrating our 50th! Of the many places we have stayed, God’s handiwork and creation is so visibly displayed here.  The facilities are outstanding! There was nothing we could think of that was not provided in the cabin. Our son and his family stayed in the Cottonwood. One of the highlights of the trip was teaching our oldest grandson how to fly fish.  On the first day he went from learning how to tie different fly fishing knots to the second day of catching 17 cutthroat fish. The other 4 grand kids tremendously enjoyed roaming the meadows and playing at the pond. Overall it was a fantastic vacation and or family will be back again


" Weddings and Reunions"



Price  $4,260,000


Brokers Comments


The ranch sale includes the altaranch.com website, the furnishings, linens, and items needed to continue the rental income activities. Thank you for your interest in this fine property. Please download the PDF Brochure on the Home Page without needing to register. We invite you to let us give you a tour of the ranch with a little notice as some of the cabins may be occupied. If you wish to review the income potential of the ranch, go to www.altaranch.com for a look at the booking site established by the owners. The rental income records are available upon request. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this ranch for your family - Montana is changing slowly, but this ranch and the location will remain forever as it is. What a rare and precious place!



Phone: 406-369-4313
Email: jan.king@ranchmt.com


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Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
120 S. Fifth St. Ste 201
Hamilton, MT 59840

Phone: 406-369-0320
Email: rod@bitterroothorseproperty.com