Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

West Bench looking toward Pioneer Mtns from Ranch

West Bench

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Nice brown trout from Albers Springcreek

Brown Trout

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Old Beaverslide overlooking Beaverhead Rock and Tobacco Root Mtns

Beaverslide

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Browns, Brooks and Rainbows Lurk in Albers Springcreek

Albers Springcreek

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Van Derens moving to the ranch in Montana - 1959

Family History

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Yearling Bull Moose in Yard, Nov 2004

Bull Moose

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   Open A Ranch, Inc.
   Robert Van Deren, Manager
   4500 Albers Lane
   P.O. Box 952
   Dillon, MT  59725
   Home Tel.: (406) 683-9510
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Archive for 'History' Category

Tradition & Nature

Mar 30th, 2008 by admin | 0

Gerhard Albers patented the homestead in 1872 as a “winter place” and with it became one of Beaverhead County’s largest ranchers. Every year, as the unforgiving Montana winters approached, Gerhard’s cattle were moved from the high, mountain meadows to the Open A, finding refuge from harsh Montana winters.This century old tradition of living in harmony […]

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Privacy & Solitude

Mar 30th, 2008 by admin | 0

The Open A Ranch (Open A) is a unique working Montana cattle ranch and one of the most private and enjoyable recreational properties in Southwest Montana.The Open A is wide open spaces, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, challenging trout streams and the solitude of an authentic working cattle ranch. For generations, guests have enjoyed the peace […]

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Van Deren Family History

Mar 29th, 2008 by admin | 0

Earl Van Deren built a cattle ranch near Sedona, AZ by capturing the wild cattle that roamed the area. He met his wife,┬áLeah, in 1926 when she passed through Sedona with her family on their way to California. Earl and Leah were married in the Spring of 1933, and their son, Walter, was born in […]

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Alber’s Ranch History

Mar 29th, 2008 by admin | 0

Gerhard and Christine (Meine) Albers (Beaverhead History Book, Volume I, pages 71-72.)One of the wealthiest and most highly respected citizens in the Beaverhead Valley in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s was Gerhard Albers. Born in Oldenberg, Germany, January 8, 1844, Gerhard’s father was A.M. Albers and his mother was Angle Hendrick. In 1851 he […]

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