Hope Road Ranch
207 Acres
Newell, SD

Butte County, SD Land for Sale 

Executive Summary: The Hope Road Ranch is productive, convenient and full of West River South Dakota charm. Improvements on the ranch are minimal yet sufficient, the 3 bedroom/1 bath home was built in 1954 but was given a facelift with lots of improvements as recently as 2021. The ranch has predominantly been utilized as a feed base with 125.6 acres of irrigated land. Much of the dryland is either grazed for the summer or hayed, depending on the year.  The east end of the ranch borders the city limits of the small town of Newell, South Dakota, lending itself to prime developmental opportunity in the future. 

Location & Directions

Location: Butte County, Newell, SD

Directions: From the junction of Hope Road and SD Highway 79 travel west approximately ¼ mile to the property headquarters.  


The area surrounding the Hope Road Ranch is predominantly an agricultural community comprised of fertile farmland and productive grassland. Rich in history, Butte County was established in 1883 when still a part of the Dakota territory. The area’s population began to grow after gold was discovered in the Black Hills by Custer’s expedition in 1874, and homesteading gradually increased after the 1890s.

The town of Newell, home to around 650 residents, hosts all of the services needed and expected in a small town, such as K-12 school, grocery, banking, farm-ranch supply store, gas convenience stores, restaurants, churches, etc.

Regional services such as medical, commercial airline services, financial and legal, retail shopping, entertainment and higher education opportunity are all available in the surrounding communities of Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis.

Rapid City, 50 miles south, is the second largest city in South Dakota and offers all types of shopping, fine and casual dining, medical facilities, and industry. Regional flight service is available at the Rapid City Regional Airport.

The Black Hills area offers and inviting mix of recreational and cultural experiences such as, Mount Rushmore, natural hot springs, fossil hunting, hiking, biking and rock climbing as well as superior hunting and fishing. Averaging 4 million visitors annually, the area remains a top tourist destination.


The property has a 1,600 square foot 3 bed 1 bath home with newly installed vinyl flooring, updated fixtures, and bathroom. The house is heated with electric cove heating as well as a wood pellet burning stove. 


The property is best suited for hay and grazing. 


Wildlife in the area is comprised of a number of water fowl that utulize the pond and irrigation canal during the summer, as well as white tail deer, antelope, fox, and the occasion coyote.   


The property is comprised of slightly rolling, irrigated fields.


The 2022 irrigation assessment was $3,402.31 for 125.6 irrigable acres. 


The soils on the property are comprised mostly classes 3, 4, and 5 of Razor silty clay loams. 


Butte-Meade Rural Water services the Property. 


Electricity services in the area is provided by Black Hills Power. 


The property is accessed by Hope Road, a well-maintained county gravel road.    


The home is currently rented out for the short term, but the land is available for immediate possession.   


The 2022 real estate taxes on the property were $2,143.64

Legal Description

Hope Road Ranch Legal Description

Butte County, SD

Township 9 North Range 6 East BHM, Butte County, SD 

Section 31; NW4NE4NE4, NW4NE4, E2NW4 127.80 +/- AC. 

Section 30; SE4SW4, SW4SE4 80.00+/- AC. 

Contact Us

Tanner Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 490-7952

Tyson Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 206-0034

JD Hewitt, Managing Broker: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 347-1100

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