Two Extraordinary Ranches In Montana And Wyoming, Both With Close Proximity To Yellowstone National Park, To Sell At Absolute Auctions Conducted By Concierge Auctions

Ponderosa Ranch and Paintbrush Ranch will sell to the highest bidders in cooperation with Mountain Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate and RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate

PR Newswire
Aug 8, 2012

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. and CAMERON, Mont., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two premier ranch properties with Yellowstone National Park proximity, both meccas of endless outdoor recreational activities outfitted with luxury amenities, will sell at Absolute auction next month through NYC-based Concierge Auctions. Paintbrush Ranch, a storied retreat once owned by famed Jackson Hole, Wyoming artist Connie Schwiering, will sell to the highest bidder on September 8(th) in cooperation with Ryan Block of RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate. Ponderosa Ranch, a 180-acre sportsman's paradise in Montana's Madison River Basin, will be auctioned on September 13(th) in cooperation with Martha Johnson of Mountain Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate. This is the first time the property has ever been offered for sale.

Set in a secluded valley at the base of Shadow Mountain in Jackson Hole, Paintbrush Ranch is a peaceful, luxurious retreat. Originally offered for $13.9 million, the 5.11-acre property is bordered on three sides by the Grand Teton National Park and on the backside by the national forest, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen and nature lovers. Perfect for large family gatherings, corporate retreats and hosting social events, the custom timber frame main home consists of approximately 9,100 square feet of living space including five bedrooms, six full and one half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and dining areas, an enormous great room, central fireplace, billiards room, wine cellar and large, wraparound deck and balcony. The main house boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and intricately carved details throughout and is complimented by several additional buildings, all fit to comfortably house caretakers and guests. Immediately adjacent to the main house is an oversized, three-car garage with a 933-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the second level. There is also a separate, one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house on the estate that offers more than 850 square feet of space.

Nestled into Grand Teton National Park with mountain ranges topping out at 13,766 feet, Jackson Hole is a valley of unmatched beauty nearly 20 miles wide and 60 miles long at the southern doorstep to Yellowstone National Park. Its rich history is topped only by its stunning views, which capture nature's finest during four distinct seasons throughout the year. Nearby Jackson Hole Airport is the largest and busiest commercial airport in Wyoming, and is one of only two airports located in a National Park in the United States.

"Paintbrush Ranch offers some of the best views of the Tetons from anywhere in Jackson Hole. This ranch was born to entertain, accommodating dozens of guests and staff and with access to countless outdoor activities," Block stated. "The intricate detail throughout is something that must be seen in person. I worked with Concierge last year on the sale of the Rubber Snake Ranch and look forward to partnering again to find the next owner of Paintbrush."

Never previously offered for sale, Ponderosa Ranch is a sportsman's paradise. Poised majestically along Montana's Raynolds Pass, a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and mere minutes from some of the best fly fishing in the world, the 180-acre property in Cameron boasts views of the extraordinary Gravelly and Madison Mountain Ranges and Henry's Lake. The landscape hosts an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers with one edge bordering National Forest and another backing up to the state of Idaho. With a combined total of over 25,000 square feet, the houses at the Ponderosa Ranch can easily accommodate a group of over 25 family members and guests. The Great House is a 9,000-square-foot log cabin-style home, built in 1997 and expanded upon and updated in 2010. The six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom property features state-of-the-art workmanship with panoramic views from every window, vaulted ceilings and an impressive Montana granite fireplace. There is radiant floor heat throughout, private decks, a Jacuzzi and a three-car, attached garage. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom Guest House contains 6,000 square feet and has all the details and finishes of the Great House on a slightly smaller scale.

The property is playground year-round, as residents can literally hunt off the front porch and fish in the 1/4-acre pond stocked with more than 300 rainbow trout. Snowmobiling and four-wheeling is also popular, and there is a year-round saltwater pool accessible from the main house via an enclosed walkway. The game room is complete with a billiards table, bar and exercise facilities, and there is an outdoor spa. Also on the property is a caretaker's cottage with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and two-and-a-half-car garage.

"From nearby world class fly fishing to hiking, elk hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and horse back riding on property or in the adjacent National Forest, owners can choose their own adventure or simply relax in ultimate privacy, breathe in the mountain air and enjoy magnificent mountain vistas and views of Henry's Lake. It truly is a recreational paradise," Johnson stated. "Further amenities include easy access to a number of airports and proximity to skiing at Big Sky."

Ponderosa Ranch is located in Cameron, an unincorporated community in Madison County, Montana. Only minutes away are the Madison River Basin and Henry's Lake, which both offer blue-ribbon fly fishing. Residents will also enjoy exploring the adjacent national forest and nearby Yellowstone National Park.

"Concierge Auctions has a successful history of selling premier homes and ranches throughout the West, including an estate in The Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, and Wyoming's historic Teton Valley Ranch, Rubber Snake Ranch and Bighorn Lodge," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Our process is the choice option for luxury owners of these unique estates. Both ranches will sell to the highest bidders, creating unique opportunities to own cherished real estate at what will likely be great values."

The auction of Paintbrush Ranch will be held on September 8(th). The Ponderosa Ranch auction will be held on September 13(th). A 3% commission is offered to the buyers' representing brokers. The properties will be open for preview daily from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information visit or call 877.888.4269.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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