The Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses has acquired West Creek Ranch, a 6,300-acre working ranch near Emigrant, Mont., bordered by the Yellowstone River and the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, a property that has been part of Blank’s portfolio since 2001.
The two ranches will continue to operate independently, but Mountain Sky guests will have access to West Creek Ranch for activities such as horseback riding and fishing.
The ranch’s acquisition from Carl Webb, a co-managing partner of Texas-based Ford Financial Fund, and his wife, Elizabeth, was announced during the Falcons’ run through the NFC playoffs to reach Super Bowl LI.
West Creek Ranch will serve as an additional platform for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s philanthropic work in the West. The foundation will expand the scope and impact of its efforts in conservation and in values-based leadership programming.
“West Creek Ranch and its unique beauty, natural resources and pristine location represent an exciting new addition to our family of businesses,” Blank said in the announcement of the deal. “We’re committed to being responsible stewards of the land and improving the communities we serve with all of our businesses. Through the new ranch, we can expand these efforts in Montana while adding meaningful value to our guests, associates, and current and future partners.”
The ranch is about 30 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.