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.

Gorgeous Lakefront Home

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Welcome to 3386 East Shore Drive. This stunning 5 Bed & 5 Bath home rests on over 400 feet of gorgeous Canyon Ferry Lake waterfront a few short minutes from the bustling city of Helena. This 2-story home has a vividly striking aesthetic featuring rich hardwood interiors, tall vaulted ceilings, and vast expanses of windows that bathe each room in warm, natural light. The kitchen is full of high-end finishes including custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, with a center island that provides tons of extra counter space and can even be used as a cozy snack bar. The master bedroom has plenty of room with its own personal fireplace, luxurious master bathroom with a clawfoot tub & his-and-her sinks, and a private balcony that has the most breathtaking views looking out over the azure-blue lake. The home also includes a large living room for entertaining friends, a recreation room for family fun, & a wet bar for more intimate & personal gatherings. For extended visits, the home has 4 additional bedrooms and a guest loft with enough room for 2 more queen-sized beds. Outside, the property has a huge hardwood deck and patio with a built-in fire pit for outdoor entertaining along with a spacious boathouse and private dock for fishing, swimming, & boating on the lake. This is a gorgeous lakeside property, and all of this can be found in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood only a few short miles from Montana's capital. For an onsite tour, or property info including: Aerial Videos, 3d interactive Walkthrough Tours, Amenity Lists, and Associated Documents please call/text Rebecca Donnelly at 406-546-0067 and Cole Bergquist at 406-544-9817 or your real estate professional.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

1.32 ACRES
4440 SQ FT
Flying H Ranch

Superior, Mineral County, Montana

Welcome to 625 Longhorn Lane! Despite being only 10 minutes away from civilization, this private ranch is your own secluded mountain sanctuary. Surrounded by the tranquility of nature, this home is frequently visited by local wildlife, including deer, elk, & moose and is an unbeatable location for nature walks and enjoying the beauty of Montana. The home has plenty of acreage to explore while hiking and horseback riding and lies on a Forest Service access road connecting it to public lands, along with local favorites such as Diamond Lake and Cliff Lake providing exceptional hunting and unbeatable fishing. The property is horse-ready, has a gorgeous main home, 3 guest cabins for friends & family, and a rustic saloon perfect for hosting celebrations or spending an evening with the family. The main home is 4 bed & 6 bath with 8,300+ square feet of living space. The wide-open rooms & tall ceilings create an open atmosphere while the warm colors and rich hardwood decor keep the home feeling intimate and cozy. The master bedroom is incredibly spacious with a vaulted ceiling and the wall-to-wall windows let in plenty of light along with breathtaking mountain views. The master bedroom also includes a sleeping porch for sleeping outside during the warm summer nights. The kitchen is also quite spacious and stocked with top-of-the-line appliances making it a breeze whether you're grabbing a coffee & a quick bite or cooking meals for an entire household. The home also includes a private theatre room decked out with stadium seating and an innovatively decorated starry night sky ceiling that gives every movie night a charming & serene mood. The property includes 3 additional guest cabins with a total of 7 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms for guests and family. Each cabin is in excellent condition and have private amenities including full kitchens and entertaining spaces. The saloon is 2,700 square feet of open space making it perfect for hosting gatherings & events and includes a fully functioning bar with a restaurant-grade pizza oven. Other additional features include a free-standing sauna made from a historical log stagecoach stop, a skeet range built to competition specs, a shooting range, horseshoe pits, a half-court basketball court, and a high-fenced garden with berry bushes along with extra room to grow anything you might desire. The riding arena, corrals, stalls, and tack shed combined with pastures and on-site trails and trailheads make owning and riding horses a pleasure. This home is the perfect combination of rustic style and modern comfort making it an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting their own private paradise surrounded by all the best parts of Montana. For an onsite tour, or property info including: Aerial Videos, 3d interactive Walkthrough Tours, Amenity Lists, and Associated Documents please call/text Rebecca Donnelly at 406-546-0067 and Cole Bergquist at 406-544-9817 or your real estate professional.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

255.00 ACRES
17508 SQ FT
Two Totem Lodge

Bigfork, Lake County, Montana

Welcome to 13390 Rainbow Drive, otherwise known as Two Totem Ranch. This rustic log mansion rests in the heart of Montana along the banks of Swan Lake with 5 Bed & 7 baths, a giant open hall for entertaining, a pro-quality kitchen, personal hot tub overlooking the mouth of Swan River, and 2 guest cabins along with the ''Rejuvenation Lodge'' that has a personal fitness center, massage parlor, library and lounge, and additional guest quarters. The main lodge is filled with vintage Montana decor that provides a rich and traditional experience staying in the home. The log architecture gives the home an air of warm hospitality and the hand-crafted stone fireplace, freshly stoked, keeps things nice and cozy to the point where you never want to leave. The kitchen is incredibly spacious with plenty of countertops for when you need to cook for a large gathering, yet still remains close and intimate when cooking for two. The master bedroom is quite luxurious with its own private fireplace, attached office, and gorgeous master bathroom. The property has impeccable landscaping and is easily maintained with the assistance of an underground sprinkler system. Each individual cabin is connected to another by a quaint inlaid stone path that helps sell the feeling of each cabin being private, yet still part of a community. This property is an unbelievable opportunity, whether you're looking for a summer home & outdoor fun, or a corporate retreat to rejuvenate the spirit and promote teamwork. All of this is tucked away in its own hidden paradise, just a short few minutes from the Bigfork city center. For an onsite tour, or property info including: Aerial Videos, 3d interactive Walkthrough Tours, Amenity Lists, and Associated Documents please call/text Rebecca Donnelly at 406-546-0067 and Cole Bergquist at 406-544-9817 or your real estate professional.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

4.56 ACRES
12682 SQ FT
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
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
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

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