Stunning 30,000-acre Montana cattle ranch that’s been in the same family for a century is on the market for $58.75 million because the seller has no children or heirs — and warns ‘you’re not going to keep it if you’re lazy’
Jock Doggett and his wife Jamie are the owners of Camas Creek Ranch, a ranch located between the Little and Big Belt mountain ranges, about two hours from Bozeman that was featured in Evan Duig’s 1978 memoir This House of Sky.
An incredible 30,000-acre Montana cattle ranch owned by the same family for more than a century has hit the market for $58.75 million.
The current owners of Camas Creek Ranch, Jock Doggett and his wife Jamie, have decided to sell it because they have no children or heirs to leave it to.
However, Jock stresses that potential buyers of the sprawling property should know that ranching is not an easy lifestyle.
‘If you’re lazy, you’re not going to herd it,’ he told the Wall Street Journal.
‘There are a lot of seven-day work weeks, but they’re all just good people. You wouldn’t mind digging ditches together, or chasing cows, or sitting in a sleazy bar with good people.’
Camas Creek Ranch has been put on the market for $58.75 million after being in the same family for more than 100 years.
Owner Jock Doggett stresses that potential buyers of the sprawling property should know that ranching is not an easy lifestyle
The farm has a cattle operation with approximately 1,800 cattle and three residences.
The farm sits between the Little and Big Belt mountain ranges, about two hours from Bozeman.
It has a cattle operation with about 1,800 cattle and three residences. However, cattle are not included in the property price and must be purchased separately.
The main house, The Yellow House, spans nearly 2,400 square feet with four bedrooms. It was recently remodeled with large windows, an open floor plan and a new kitchen.
The White House, built in 1917, sits on roughly 2,300-square-feet and has four bedrooms.
Ma’s House, built in 1959. There are four bedrooms and it sits on about 2,700-square-feet.
Additionally, a 7.5-mile creek runs through the property, with two reservoirs and several small creeks.
‘Camus Creek Cattle & Ship Company is a historic ranching operation that has not been offered on the market for over 100 years – a true legacy of the Doggett family’s hard work, tenacity, commitment and love of the land,’ reads the property listing.
The farm sits between the Little and Big Belt mountain ranges, about two hours from Bozeman
A 7.5-mile creek runs through the property, containing two reservoirs and several small creeks.
Jock’s great-grandfather started farming in the early 1900s
‘The Doggett family moved from mining around Virginia City to ranching in central Montana in the late 1800s and has been diligently raising sheep, cattle and growing crops for nearly 160 years.’
It was Jock’s great-grandfather who started building the ranch in the early 1900s.
The ranch owner told the WSJ that wealthy outsiders have moved into the area in recent years and driven up prices.
However, Jock claims the place still has a close-knit community feel.
‘People here still have those old-time morals and get along with their neighbours, and even if they don’t like each other, they’ll still help you if your house is on fire,’ he said.
The farm was featured in Ivan Doig’s 1978 memoir This House of Sky, where he recounts growing up on the farm where his father worked.
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