JML Ranch
574.24 Acres
Hot Springs, SD

Property Description

The JML Ranch property is in the heart of working ranch country, yet only minutes from some of the most popular recreational opportunities in the region. With sprawling valleys and rolling hills, this 574.2 acre holding can be easily managed, yet has the feel of a larger scale operation. The headquarters is a major feature on the ranch, which is anchored by a 15,200 sqft Red Iron equine breeding and training facility. This modern equine facility was constructed in 2015, when functionality and class teamed up to create a well-built facility that has become an icon of the surrounding area.

The JML Ranch is truly an iconic holding that would suit the needs of any level of livestock operation. All in the serene South Dakota plains just off of the Southern Black Hills, the property is in an area where rural America still thrives.


The JML Ranch is located in Fall River, County at 28729 Old Hwy 79, Hot Springs, South Dakota. The town of Hot Springs, population 3,500 +/-, is located 14 miles to the northwest. The quaint community of Oelrichs is just 12 miles to the southeast.

Distance to:

  • Rapid City, SD- 60 mi.
  • Sioux Falls, SD- 400 mi.
  • Chadron, NE- 43 mi.
  • Cheyenne, WY- 250 mi.
  • Denver, CO- 330 mi.
  • Ft. Collins, CO- 295 mi.

Hot Springs serves as the southern entrance to the Black Hills, and is a historic town with eclectic shops and sandstone structures dating back more than a century. This vibrant community is home to many local businesses, county offices, K-12 schools, health clinics, hospital, VA medical center, and local tourism. Municipal air service is available in Hot Springs and the Rapid City Regional Airport is just an hour away.

Hot Springs is widely considered the “Banana Belt” of the Black Hills, with a micro-climate separate from the rest of the Black Hills, providing comparatively mild winters.

If you’re looking for an off-the-grid lifestyle, with wide open spaces, plenty of room to breathe and the beautiful Black Hills landscape, this area provides the perfect blend of serene privacy with amenities within close reach.

Hunting, fishing, boating, camping, golfing, and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the Southern Black Hills area. Angustora State Recreation Area is only 8 miles away, Sheps Canyon State Recreation Area is 25 miles away, and the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is 27 miles away. The greater Black Hills region is a treasure-trove of not only natural beauty, but tourism as well, with around 4 million visitors annually.

Ranked #1 by Forbes as the best state for business costs in 2019, South Dakota is a business-friendly environment that encourages a secure economy, room to innovate and a reliable workforce.


The main facility measures 160′ x 95′. There is an inside open riding area that measures 95’ x 95’ with high grade sand footing. The remainder of the facility is a 65’ x 95’ area, which includes 10 separate horse stalls measuring 16′ x 14′. All stalls are equipped with automatic heated waterers, feed racks and stall mats which are placed over packed sand. A completely finished vet room with a 30’ x 26’ working area includes a horse stansion, utility sink, shower, bathroom and washer/dryer, all in a temperature-controlled environment.

Overlooking the stalls is an upper-level luxury apartment. This 1,536 sqft 2-bed/1-bath living space is finished with tongue and groove planking of Brazilian wood and tile flooring, as well as a full kitchen with all of the amenities one would aspire to in a comfortable home.

Outside, the facility is flanked on the east and south with a 24’ covering, providing cover to the attached outdoor horse pens. Conveniently placed paddocks surround the main barn which also have livestock shelters within the pens, as well as automatic fresh waterers and spacious runs. A 250’ x 150’ wide outdoor roping arena, complete with roping box and chute, is also within a stone’s throw of the main barn. The arena also includes attached livestock pens and shelter.

All immediate paddocks and livestock pens are built with continuous fence on pipe, with both animal safety and structural endurance front of mind.

Supporting improvements include a newer manufactured home, spacious work shop, cold storage steel structure, and a grain bin.


The acreage breakdown is as follows:

DEEDED :         

  • 414.24 acres owned – 100%
  • 320.0 acres owned – 50% undivided interest


  • 574.24


  • 29.96 acres (annual lease $385.16/yr; details upon request)

  • Rural Water serviced through Fall River Rural Water
  • Electricity serviced through Black Hills Electric Cooperative



The JML Ranch has served as the Frenchmans Quarter Horse breeding and training facility since constructed in 2015. The facility is fully equipped and would serve as an extraordinary equine production facility or high-end private ranch property. Great care has been taken to ensure animal safety and overall functionality. Large paddocks and pastures allow ample space for natural grazing and exercise. The owners have longstanding relationships with local hay producers for the times grazing isn’t practical. 


The property is situated in east sloping plains just off the foothills of the Black Hills and ranges from level to gently rolling grassland and the soils are comprised of loamy and silty loam soils well suited for grass and feed production. The property is fenced and cross-fenced and has been operated under rotational grazing management systems.

JD Hewitt

Managing Broker

Piedmont, SD

(605) 347-1100

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Tanner Hewitt

Broker Associate

Piedmont, SD

(605) 490-7952

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