Property Type: Farms and Ranches

The Pine View Ranch consists of rugged sand stone rimrocks with benches covered by scattered Pine trees. The rimrocks were created by the creek drainages dissecting the ranch, which created habitat and protection for wildlife and livestock. The ranch opens up to gentle rolling pastures of grass, forbs, and sage. The ranch has primarily been used as a cattle operation and has over 600 cows or 1,200 yearlings. This is an area where it generally takes 1 to 1.5 ton of hay to winter and more often than not allows wintering cows with only minimal supplement.


The Pine View Ranch is located 16 miles north west of Custer, Montana in Yellowstone County. The ranch is 11 miles north of the Yellowstone River at the nearest point. Billings is less than an hour from the ranch and is Montana’s largest city with a population of 93,000. The Pine View Ranch is a well-blocked ranch consisting of 24,139 +/- total acres with 15,659 +/- deeded, with the balance in BLM and State leases. Buffalo Creek, Antelope Creek and Mill Creek drainages empty into the Yellowstone River. There are sand stone rimrocks with scattered pines that open up to grasslands. A nice set of improvements are at the headquarters. Wells, springs, and dams water livestock. The ranch has a good population of Mule Deer, Antelope and Elk frequent the Pine View Ranch. This is an excellent, easy operating ranch located in ranch country close to Billings.


The annual precipitation reported by the National Weather Service is between 12 and 14 inches of annual precipitation. Chinook winds are common in the winter months keeping snow cover to a minimum. Temperatures average 82 degrees F in the summer to 25 degrees F in the winter.


The Pine View Ranch consists of mostly native range. Grasses are western wheat grass, blue gamma grass, green needle grass, prairie june grass, and blue stem grass. Soils range from clay, clay loam, and sandy loam. Intermixed in the pastures are both silver and big sage. There are many coulees throughout the ranch for protection for livestock and wildlife.

Water Improvements

The Pine View Ranch is considered to be adequately watered. Stock water ranges from springs to dams and wells located throughout the ranch. Stockwater and domestic water rights have been recorded with the DNRC.


The Pine View Ranch offers habitat for deer, antelope, and birds. Elk frequent the ranch. Trophy deer, elk and antelope have been taken.

Ranch Improvements

Beautiful 2,300 square foot, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Full set of livestock facilities. Barns, corrals, shop are all in good condition.

Surrounding Communities

Custer is the closest community to the Pine View Ranch with a population of nearly 250. A class C school system, grades K-12. Billings is 60 miles from the ranch with all services plus a major airport with all connections.

Mineral Rights

The owner intends to retain 1/2 of all mineral rights.

Additional Comments

The Pine View Ranch shows pride of ownership. The spacious home overlooks the ranch and will make anyone feel at home. At night no other lights can be seen. This is an easy operating ranch with low overhead in the heart of Montana. One of the finest large ranches located in Big Sky country of Montana.