Located about 30 minutes from the restaurants and bars of Missoula and less than 15 minutes from world-class whitewater rafting in the famed Alberton Gorge, Thompson Ranch has something for everyone. Comprised of roughly 650 acres of meadows, rolling woodlands, and steep terrain from the bank of the Clark Fork River to the edge of Lolo National Forest, the ranch was first established in 1903 when Thomas and Blanche Thompson purchased the land from Henry Brown, who originally homesteaded the area in 1891, and began raising horses and cattle.
The property underwent a logging operation in 2011 under the Forest Stewardship Incentive Program (SIP), and was again tended to by a professional forester in 2020 to maintain the health and beauty of the wooded land. Upper portions of the ranch are at an elevation of 4,400 feet. Wildlife abounds, including elk, deer, bear, coyote, fox and many woodland birds.