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.

Montana Island Lodge

Seeley Lake, Missoula County, Montana

The Montana Island Lodge is the epitome of rustic opulence. Consisting of 18,800 square feet of superbly constructed log architecture, the lodge dominates your attention as you step onto the dock. A few brief steps lead you from the dock to the front doors; adorned with vibrant carvings, the doors themselves are a modest prelude of what to expect. Once inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the generous amount of open space available. Known to entertain not only specialized, professional corporate retreats, but also more intimate settings such as weddings and family gatherings, it’s easy to see how groups of 100 or more can be comfortably accommodated. The commercial-grade kitchen is well equipped with ample space and the 11 guest suites have a cozy feel that make you not want to leave. Further still, discerningly placed throughout the lodge, five natural stone fireplaces diligently stand waiting and ready for winter’s chill. Stepping back outside, the veranda stretches across the lakeshore providing an area for outside gatherings. From here you see the vivid, blue waters of Salmon Lake framed by lush, green trees and mountains. Pungent bouquets cascade from the two acres of mountain meadow brimming with fields of wildflowers. Amongst the foliage is one of the islands more unique features, a private and heated helipad making a commute by air an effortless prospect. The conveniently located homestead cabin on the mainland includes 4 enclosed bays for long-term boat storage and a large dock making traveling back and forth from the island a breeze. When you need to return to civilization for a brief respite, the city of Missoula lies only a short 40 miles away!

Rebecca Donnelly, Purewest Christies International Real Estate

29.00 ACRES
18800 SQ FT
Big Hole River Frontage wIth Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana

Incredible Big Hole River frontage property. Almost a half mile of river frontage. Septic approved; power already located on the property. Beautiful homes in the area. Come build your dream home or vacation retreat. Great out of the flood plain building site with numerous water rights !!. Wildlife preserve behind the property will prevent any future neighbors from disturbing you. There is a barn / garage on the property. Come hook up your trailer to enjoy the Big Hole river all year long. Easy access off of Highway 43.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

6.50 ACRES
600 acre Big Sky River Ranch in Paradise, Montana with Flathead River access

Plains, Sanders County, Montana

Incredible acreage available in the under developed Flathead river corridor. Unbelievable privacy, views and potential. This 600 acre parcel has its own landing strip! Easy Flathead river access for fishing, hunting or just enjoying the river. Enjoy spectacular vistas of the Mission mountains and miles of the scenic Flathead river valley.A grazing lease on a state section is also included with the property. The property was once the home of a historic stage station (only the foundation remains) and has power, and an existing well already on the property. Unlimited access to tribal lands, nine mile wilderness areas. Miles of horse and or 4 wheeler trails. Numerous beautiful building sites are available. The climate is mild in this river corridor due to the low elevation of 2596'. Realtor sign on property.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

600.00 ACRES
38 Acres of Private Flathead River Frontage in Dixon, Montana

Dixon, Sanders County, Montana

Amazing piece of Flathead River frontage. Very private parcel of recreational property. A great place for summer camp outs. Launch your boat for a trip down this gorgeous river. 38 acres of level terrain with trees and wetlands with 2,428 of river frontage. The original homestead structure still exists here. Unmatched views of the missions and the Flathead river corridor. Surrounded by tribal land so no one will ever build near you. Access issues exist over private land.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

38.00 ACRES
14.9 Acres of Rare Flathead Lake frontage in Dayton, Montana

Dayton, Lake County, Montana

One of a kind piece of Flathead Lake shore land. Unobstructed views of Wild horse Island and the Mission Mountains. If you are looking for a PRIVATE lake shore estate, this is it. With 14.9 acres you will have no neighbors near you for extreme privacy ! Gently sloping gravel beach. Easy dock placement. Easy access off of the highway. Build your dream home or develop lakefront lots. Easy dock locations. Very private parcel of Montana Heaven. Area density suggests 1.5 acres per unit. 150' lakefront setback for residential structures. Potential development rules should allow a buyer to subdivide. 10 lots possibly.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

14.90 ACRES
14.91 acres on Flathead Lake with 450+ feet of lake frontage

Rollins, Lake County, Montana

The Last Best water front parcel on Flathead Lake. Come enjoy the best of Montana with this 14.91 acre level parcel with 450+ feet of private Flathead lake waterfront. Own the entire end of Canal Bay! No road noise, no boat traffic. The most peaceful, serene bay on the entire lake. Swim in the calm waters of Canal Bay and enjoy the spectacular view of the lake. If you are looking for Flathead Lake privacy this is it !! Unbelievable building sites. Development possibilities for this parcel could potentially include 3 waterfront lots and 3-4 lake access lots.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

14.91 ACRES
Blue Ribbon Trout fishing / Equestrian Estate in Hamilton, Montana

Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana

Exclusive Western Montana Equestrian Paradise with 2 year-round creeks passing through the 200 acre property, Sleeping Child and Little Sleeping Child, plus your own private, stocked trout pond and access to Forest Service land. Too many water rights to list! Majestic custom home on a bluff overlooking the estate with over 9,000 square feet of living space. Custom design finishes throughout the 5 bedroom, 7 bath main residence. 1897 ranch house that has been updated would make a fabulous guest home or rental for additional income. Custom built barn with over 3,200 square feet on the main level with an apartment and large hayloft/storage area above. There is a second barn with 4 stalls and a hay room; a detached 3 vehicle garage with a shop. Large hay shed next to road for additional hay storage. Over 30 acres used for hay production; two cuttings each year. Property has been used in the past for cattle production and there is fencing, pens, and a squeeze chute available. Large outdoor riding arena, round pen, and generous parking throughout. Setting is very private with spectacular views of the Bitterroot/Selway mountains. Wildlife abounds with Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Eagles, Osprey, and more....Making Montana Home Dreams Come True.

Chris & Susan Jones, Keller Williams Western Montana

200.00 ACRES
9476 SQ FT

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