About Montana


From antelope-speckled, short grass prairies in the east to snow-capped mountain ranges and free-flowing rivers in the west, it’s no wonder Montana has been dubbed “the last best place.” Inspiring landscapes and easy-going, friendly towns combine to form Montana’s six distinct regions. 

In fact, Montana has several nicknames, none official, including: "The Treasure State" and "Big Sky Country", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently, "The Last Best Place". 

The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and accordingly has the third-lowest population density in the United States. 

Montana is well known for its mountainous western region, most of which is part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. About 60% of the state is prairie, part of the northern Great Plains.

The economy is primarily based on services, with ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal mining in the east, and lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west.  Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Montana's total state product in 2003 was $26 billion. 

Montana is a hub of beer microbrewing, ranking third in the nation in number of craft breweries per capita. 

Montana's personal income tax contains 7 brackets, with rates ranging from 1% to 6.9%. Montana has no sales tax.

Exceptional In Town Lakefront Property

Polson, Lake County, Montana

Exceptionally well maintained home in the city of Polson, Montana. Beautiful 100 feet of pebble beach lakeshore with privacy and mature low maintenance landscaping. Also low maintenance home with steel siding and concrete tile shingles. Lots of light and open design featuring cathedral ceiling, main floor master suite and utility room, and large sunny kitchen and dining area with beautiful lake views. Upper level has three large bedrooms and bath. Full daylight walkout lower level with bath. Large double attached garage plus large drive through RV garage with electric, water and septic hookup. Very large deck overlooking beautiful Flathead Lake and Mission Mountains. Great neighborhood with walking distance to downtown, restaurants and shopping.

Patti Schulte , Engel & Volkers Western Frontier

0.75 ACRES
4783 SQ FT
Open Land For A Lakeside Home

Condon, Missoula County, Montana

This is a gorgeous lot of open land nestled on the shore of Lindbergh Lake. This exceptional piece of acreage is the perfect place to build a new dream home. The pristine waters of Lindbergh Lake offer endless opportunities for enjoying our gorgeous Montana summers including fishing, swimming, boating, and waterskiing. The nearby US Forest Service lands are filled with breathtaking views and are easily available for hiking and hunting. The lot does not have any buildings currently present, but all of the necessary utilities such as electricity, septic, internet, telephone, and tv are either already installed or available for when your new home is ready to go. And with the city of Missoula only 90 minutes away by car, this lot is definitely the perfect fit for anyone looking for a private getaway in the most beautiful part of Montana.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

0.74 ACRES
1560 Little Sleeping Child Road

Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana

Welcome to 1560 Little Sleeping Child Road. This gorgeous 6 Bed & 6 1/2 Bath home lies on premium ranching acreage deep in the Bitterroot Valley. The tall mountains, verdant forests, and rolling meadows under the summer sun create breathtaking views that can be seen from every room in the home. The property has easy access to US Forest Service lands for hunting, hiking, & horseback riding, and has two year-round creeks with a stocked fish pond to be enjoyed by anglers of all ages. There are multiple outbuildings to facilitate the needs of the ranch, including corrals, hay sheds, storage sheds, a well-house, a stable with tack room, and a barn with a private apartment for ranch hands. The home itself is a magnificent display of elegant architecture, complete with beautiful interior design and modern amenities. The deluxe kitchen features extra-deep granite countertops providing plenty of working space, custom-built cabinets with pull-out shelves, stainless steel appliances, and a sleek porcelain tile floor that is incredibly easy to maintain. The master bedroom has a spacious walk-through closet and skylights that provide warm natural light during the day with views of an unbelievably starry sky at night. The upstairs great room & dining room share a hand-crafted stone fireplace decorated with custom ironwork and both have plenty of space for entertaining friends and family. This gorgeous property lies a few short miles from the town of Hamilton for all of your daily needs and is less than an hour away from the city of Missoula. This home is perfect everyone who loves being outside under the warm summer sun enjoying the fresh air, cool breeze, and soul-cleansing satisfaction that comes from living in the best part of Montana.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

150.00 ACRES
7860 SQ FT
Marvel of Modern Architecture

Stevensville, Ravalli County, Montana

A modern marvel of elegant architecture on South Kootenai Creek Road. Stepping into the home, one is immediately struck by the sheer magnitude of care and attention that was invested in constructing such a wonder. Majestic, towering windows bathe the home in sunlight, presenting scenic views of the Montanan wilderness. Stone palisades constructed by master artisans hold high the cathedral ceiling with a quiet dignity. Rich hardwood interiors reflect a warmth and hospitality. The kitchen features vibrant hardwood cabinets that contrast with dark granite counters to create an eye-catching motif. Proudly standing center of the kitchen rests an immense island with a sink, grill, and a snack bar which provides guests with ample seating. And on the days when the sun is shining and the allure of nature cannot be denied, connected to the kitchen is a deck with a cozy area for entertaining. The entire upstairs is a loft which makes up the master bedroom and features an open-floor design. This provides easy access to the shower tucked away in a private alcove, a Jacuzzi tub with enough space for two, a crackling fireplace for quiet evenings, and a comfortable nook with his and her sinks. The home rests on 60 acres that allows for a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as horseback riding through the rolling pastures, hunting and fishing in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, or idling an afternoon on the veranda gazing upon the bold Bitterroot Mountains. The property has additional amenities including a heated 3-car garage with plenty of storage space, a heated foaling barn complete with hayloft and equipment storage, and an innovative guest house. The guest house itself has 3 bedroom quarters, 2 separate bathrooms, a full kitchen, and an appealing interior consisting of cherry, redwood, and cedar woodwork. The second half of the guest house includes a 2,000 square foot shop and a super-insulated wine room, perfect for the enterprising connoisseur.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

60.69 ACRES
8117 SQ FT
Elegant Country Home

Missoula, Missoula County, Montana

Tucked away at the end of Rankin Road with its tranquil views is a gorgeous 4 Bedroom and 7 bathroom home. The entire home was custom designed and built with attention to detail that is hard to find in most homes. The first floor of the home is 5,734 square feet and showcases an open floor plan, 7 foot wide hallways, an extra large driveway pad, and oversized heated 4-car garage. Everything in the home was selected with an emphasis on high-quality craftsmanship: Kolbe windows and clad casings, raised-panel archways and architraves, exquisite cherry wood cabinetry, an ornate carved alder mantle, extra thick and tall raised-panel doors, solid sapele flooring, central sound throughout the home, including garage and patio, an alarm system, and audio-visual doorbell. The second story adds an additional 1,476 square feet and features an additional living/entertainment room, and 2 guest bedrooms and private En suite bathrooms. Grant Creek runs the entire length of the property. Detoured from Grant Creek is a stream, landscaped to flow along another side of the home before flowing into a beautiful pond complete with cascading rapids. The pond is home to a large cast of avians: osprey, herons, bald eagles, ducks, and geese that use the pond and its sandy beach. Meadow and woodland surround the home for outdoor enthusiasts to hike the trails, horseback riders to canter over the open fields, and anglers to cast their lines in the backyard pond. Besides being a beautiful home in the idyllic countryside, it is easy to return to amenities 3 miles south and Missoula’s city center a few more minutes away.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

12.57 ACRES
7210 SQ FT
Dream Home For Horse Owners

Condon, Missoula County, Montana

Welcome to Scenic Drive, a quaint little cabin with dreams of grandeur. The home currently consists of a 1 Bed & 1 Bath cabin with a charming rustic decor and a Barn/Outbuilding that includes 2 finished rooms on the main floor in addition to a bathroom and an entryway with a utility area. There is an additional unfinished area on the main floor for a 3-car garage with additional shop area or it could instead be used as a 6-car garage. The second floor is a 48′ by 20′ loft. The home rests on 114 acres of forest and meadow with additional wetlands near the home that provide a haven for ducks, geese, and additional local wildlife. There are also 6 lakes within 30 minutes of the home that give you plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating during our gorgeous Montana summers. The property also has an area adjacent to the 5-car garage that has already been prepared to have a larger home built onto it. The plans for this new dream home have already been professionally drafted and filed with the county office including all the permits needed to begin construction. Standing on the back porch of your new home, gazing upon the soaring peaks of the Swan & Mission Mountains, surrounded by beautiful forests and wildflowers as deer & elk graze at the water’s edge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that belongs only to this exquisite property located in the most beautiful part of Montana.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

114.87 ACRES
1008 SQ FT
Lakefront Property In Whitefish

Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana

Welcome to 3632 East Lakeshore Drive. This gorgeous 3 Bed & 4 Bath traditional timber frame home was built right on the beach of Whitefish Lake. With easy access to the beach from both the house and the garage, this home is the perfect destination for summer fun. The crystal clear waters are excellent for fishing & swimming, and with the hundreds of acres of neighboring public land, great places for hiking & hunting are right outside your front door. The home itself features rich hardwood interiors with quality high-end finishes throughout the house. The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, professional gas range, two full sinks, a warming drawer, custom cherry cabinets, and a butler’s pantry. The master bedroom has a large adjacent master bath with direct access to the main deck outside. Outside the home, the garage is 23′ x 34′ and is insulated to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. The beach is the perfect place for entertaining friends and family, and the installed hardwood ramp leading to the water makes ferrying firewood and supplies an easy job. This home is the perfect private getaway and has everything you need for enjoying a summer of fun in the most beautiful part of Montana.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

0.34 ACRES
4152 SQ FT
Riverside Acreage For A New Dream Home

Conner, Ravalli County, Montana

Welcome to 5855 Serenity Lane. The gorgeous plot of 40.2 acres borders the East Fork of the Bitterroot River down in the banana belt of Montana. With warm summers and mild winters, this is the perfect place to build your dream home. The land is surrounded by verdant pines and rolling hills guaranteeing your privacy, and combined with the river running right next to the property along with the frequent visits from deer and elk, this is also an excellent place for hunting and fishing. The land has a county road leading all the way to the highway making it very accessible year-round, and the city of Missoula is only 90 minutes away for your big city needs.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

40.00 ACRES
Private Wilderness Retreat

Darby, Ravalli County, Montana

Welcome to 2175 Hughes Creek Road. Located close to beautiful Painted Rocks Lake, and the West Fork Bitterroot River’s world-famous trout fishing, the property was home to one of the earliest and most famous gold rushes in Montana history. Today it has more to offer than the large reserves of gold still on the land: it is an utterly private, end-of-the-road inholding in the middle of the 164,000-acre Allan Mountain Roadless Area. The mountains and streamside are covered with rich forests of Spruce, Fir, Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine. Along the four miles of Hughes Creek that flows through the property are several ponds and numerous natural springs, bubbling with delicious ice-cold water. With Trout, Whitetail and Blacktail Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Lynx, Grouse, Pheasant, Rabbits, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Reptiles and Amphibians, the land is also home to rare and exotic animals such as Wolves, Flying Squirrels, and Golden Eagles. It’s just 30 minutes via your private plane or two hours by road from the city of Missoula, MT, with its University, thriving arts scene, and International airport. This stunning private retreat comes with all mineral and timber rights, generous water rights perfect for a hydropower system, and its eight parcels boast plenty of spectacular building sites. With the friendly tourist town of Darby just an hour away, it’s the perfect mix of flowing water, completely private hunting and fishing, untapped mineral resources, colorful history, and unspoiled seclusion.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

270.00 ACRES
Krohn Lake Ranch

Lincoln, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Hidden away in the Rocky Mountains lies the Krohn Lake Ranch. This 5,076 square foot home has 392 very private acres that are totally parked out allowing for maximum views and enjoyment. Fishing for trout out of the 35-acre Krohn Lake, described by the Lewis and Clark expedition, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding the forest trails, and snowmobiling on the snow-covered hills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Montana experience. Additionally, there is a one-acre pond and two fully equipped 20-foot hunting/observation towers along with a professional 1,000-yard shooting range. Despite this dream home for outdoor enthusiasts being deep in the wilderness, it is still accessible all year round with local amenities and a 4,000 ft paved runway for small aircraft just a few short miles away. The 3 Bed & 3 1/2 Bath custom-built main home features a large kitchen where rustic meets modern, a sumptuous master bedroom with two private covered patios and a gas fireplace, exterior decks crafted from Brazilian hardwoods, and an outdoor wood burning fireplace with a custom mantle. The home is well-positioned and the big windows are perfect for getting an amazing view from every room. The additional A-frame 3 Bed & 1 3/4 Bath cabin has everything needed to house friends and family for the holidays. This 1,610 square foot cabin has its own laundry and kitchen so your guests will be able to take care of themselves and enjoy all the comfort that they’re accustomed to. The property also features various outbuildings including a 3,000 square foot shop with lean-to and a gatehouse. The gatehouse has an additional 3,700 square feet of shop space which is large enough to store an RV and recreational vehicles, a personal office, and a 1,800 square foot guest/ caretakers accommodation with kitchen and full bathroom.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

392.00 ACRES
5076 SQ FT

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