Meyer Company Ranch

300 Red Angus Lane, Helmville, MT, USA

Website

406-793-5653

Ranch History

Montana’s Big Blackfoot River skirts the southern edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, just west of the Continental Divide. The small town of Helmville in Powell County sits at the heart of the river’s valley, shadowed by the Garnet Mountains and surrounded by rolling hills of sagebrush and pine. When Robert E. Meyer came to the region in 1990, he ended his search for the perfect place to pursue his lifelong dream of returning to his agricultural roots by ranching. He settled in this region, steeped in ranching history, and successfully cultivated that history. Yet raising cattle for the future would also mean looking back to the “old-fashioned way.”

Homesteaders first settled Helmville, named after Henry Helm, the area’s first postmaster, in 1872. The early Helmville pioneers made their living ranching, mining and farming. Though the community grew and thrived, living there required flexibility. When the mines played out, many settlers turned to ranching or selling fresh produce and dairy products. When cattle did poorly, others raised sheep. An Irishman, Andrew Wales, and his family brought their own innovation to the Blackfoot Valley around the year 1880 when they settled near Helmville and eventually established the Wales Brothers Park Ranch. From the early 1900s to the 1940s, the family operated its own lumber mill and successfully sold registered purebred Percherons (French draft workhorses) to farmers, miners and ranchers. The approximately 6,000-acre Wales Brothers Ranch was the first land Meyer purchased in 1990.

Please follow and like us:

Visited 114 times, 1 Visit today

Add a Review

Rate this by clicking a star below:

 

Related Listings

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

805-688-6411

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA, United States

//www.alisal.com

Pinpoint

A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,000-acre ranch melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most…Read more…

Rancho de los Caballeros

928-684-5484

1551 South Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, AZ, United States

//www.ranchodeloscaballeros.com

Pinpoint

Trade in the noise and worry of city life for the carefree respite of Rancho de los Caballeros.Read more…

7D Ranch

307-587-9885

774 Sunlight Road, Cody, WY, United States

//www.7dranch.com

Pinpoint

Welcome to the 7D Ranch, Wyoming’s premiere family guest ranch since 1958.Read more…