Don’t Miss The CFBB Annual Auction In Bigfork

The Community Foundation For Better Bigfork is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and improving the community of Bigfork!

There annual Fall Auction will be Wednesday, September 7th at the Garden Bar. Art, trips, dinners and so much more will all be up for auction. The action begins at 5:00 P.M. providing free food, beer & wine.

*All proceeds go to support the Bigfork Community.

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Featured Property

”Architecture is inhabited by sculpture.” Joe Sparno. A timeless design created to capture the beauty of the alpine setting and the expansive views of the Swan Mountains, Flathead Lake, and the valley to the north. This outstanding residence is being offered fully decorated, complete with much of the furniture specifically designed for the home. Upon entering, you are enamored by the stately entrance opening into the grand living room framed by generous windows, high ceilings and the Montana rock fireplace. Exquisite hardwood flooring leads you down the ample hallway past the luxurious dining room designed with elaborate rounded windows and space large enough to entertain a sizable number of family and guests. Into the massive epicurean kitchen, complete with every conceivable amenityand ready for the most discriminating culinary artist, including a butler’s pantry and chef’s office. While the masterpieces are being designed, guests can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while watching their favorite sporting events in the adjoining gathering room. When it’s time to retire for the evening, stroll back down the elegant polished hallway past the intricate cherry wood framed office to the considerable master suite complete with cherry wood fireplace and reading niche. The impressive master bathroom awaits with separate vanities, make-up area, large jetted soaking tub, multiple closets, and spacious shower. If you are in the mood for a movie, head down the stairs, or step into the conveniently located elevator, and purchase a ticket from “Tillie”. Amble down the hallway past the vintage movie posters. Stop for popcorn at the refreshment area and then prepare yourself for an unimaginable experience in an unparalleled residential theater complete with the latest operational technologies and sophisticated lighting. 1022 Swan Hill Dr, Bigfork, MT

Elk Hunting a Product of The Seasons (Missoulian)

The anticipation of pursuing elk in Montana’s backcountry is enough to keep even the most seasoned hunter awake at night.

Images of calling in a bugling bull with flaring eyes and nostrils or settling the crosshairs behind the shoulder amid spitting snow makes the sweat and blisters well worth the effort. And a year’s supply of fresh elk steaks and burger isn’t bad either.

Last hunting season saw below average harvest primarily due to a warm and dry fall. Then a torrent of winter weather made access difficult in districts with so-called “shoulder seasons” which offer extended hunting for antlerless elk.

“Hunting especially for elk is weather dependent, and last year was a prime example of what happens when you have a hot and dry fall,” said John Vore, game management bureau chief with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. “It’s too nice during the general season so there wasn’t much of a harvest, and then the snow and cold made it really difficult for hunters to get around.”

Stonefly

 

24461 Stonefly Road , Clinton, MT

$675,000

5,100 Sq Ft / 3 Bed/ 4 Bath / 1 Acre

Rustic elegance at its finest. This incredible home was built to take every advantage of your views that blend seamlessly with the interior broad beam exposed finishes. This stunning home is an outdoorsman’s dream. Hunting and hiking right out your door, while blue ribbon trout fishing in the world class Rock Creek is less than a mile away.

Hunters did harvest a third more elk across all the shoulder hunts but still did not quite meet objectives in many districts. FWP conducts the hunt off of three-year averages, and the more than 40 districts open last season are expected to reopen this year.

Montana’s elk population is estimated at more the 176,000, ranging from the dense spruce forests of northwest Montana to the badlands of the east.

Region 3 in southwest Montana holds by far the highest populations in the state with more than 71,000 animals roaming the Big Belts, Elkhorns, Pioneers and Tobacco Roots and Gallatin/Madison and other areas.

Read full Missoulian article by TOM KUGLIN HERE.

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Featured Image from goodgamehunting.com

 

Golden Knights Celebrate a Homecoming in Whitefish (Flathead Beacon)

The Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s new franchise set to debut this season, toured the Rocky Mountains last week, introducing the team and some of its players to a prospective fan base.

The road trip was a homecoming of sorts as Bill Foley and Murray Craven celebrated the team’s creation in this corner of Montana, where the franchise was formed in many ways.

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“It feels great to be here,” Foley said last week at a free youth event featuring two Golden Knights players at Stumptown Ice Den. “My vision was to make us the team of the Rockies and we are … We are Montana’s hockey team.”

See Mr. Foley’s Whitefish Lake Estate, currently for sale:

Over the last few years, Foley, the franchise’s owner, developed the finer points of his new professional sports team from his part-time home of Whitefish, where he spends his summer months managing a business empire that includes Whitefish Mountain Resort, Glacier Restaurant Group and Rock Creek Cattle Company, just a few of his many successful business interests.

Read full story by Dillon Tabish.

Image by Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Property video Birds Eye of Bigsky.

 

The Recreational Capital Of Montana

The city of Whitefish is at the northern most tip of Montana’s Flathead Valley, 50 miles south of the Canadian border. One could be forgiven for thinking the location is cold and remote, but neither is especially true. Whitefish is only about 15 minutes from Glacier International Airport which offers direct service to many major western U.S. cities. And because it is on the western slope of the Continental Divide, Whitefish enjoys protection from arctic air masses, known here as Alberta Clippers.

Montana’s Flathead Valley is one of the state’s major tourist regions.

The area, particularly Whitefish, has experienced a major uptick in population in recent years. National Geographic Magazine named it one of the world’s best ski towns touting its “appealingly rough-hewn character” and reliable “glitz-free skiing.”

Stumptown

(303 Stumptown Loop, Whitefish, MT / $494,000)

Within 50 miles are more than 1,500 lakes including Flathead, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. There are reasons it’s called the recreational capital of Montana. Whitefish is a four-season destination. Downtown Whitefish is pedestrian-focused with covered sidewalks lined with art galleries, shops and restaurants. There are nine championship golf courses within an hour’s drive, river rafting, fly fishing and hundreds of miles of hiking and single-track mountain bike trails and, of course, skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort, eight miles north of town.

Fox Farm

(107 Fox Farm Ln, Kalispell, MT / 22.59 acres / $949,000)

What began as a railroad and logging town evolved decades ago into a popular recreational area, in large part when local residents decided to donate their own money and labor for a golf club and ski resort.

There’s a lot of history in this town. The train depot, with its half-timbered walls and large dormers, was built in 1928 by the Great Northern Railway and restored in the 1990s. It’s now on the National Register of Historic Places. Whitefish also boasts one of the last buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The architect died before the building was completed but it, too, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Homebuyers find space and solitude in the luxury real estate in and around Whitefish. The area has condominiums, townhouses, golf club community homes and properties adjacent to Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort with ski in/ski out access to the slopes. Some of the most sought-after real estate in all of Montana is found along the seven-mile perimeter of Whitefish Lake.

BY: IYNA BORT CARUSO

Join us in experiencing the Whitefish, MT Lifestyle!

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Whitefish Hills Featured On The New York Times

This residential retreat truly offers a unique and rare opportunity with its close proximity to downtown Whitefish and a variety of recreational pursuits. Whitefish Hills was thoughtfully designed incorporating forested lands with solitude and privacy as its main focus for its residents, while bordering state lands. 

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The New York Times is currently featuring our 78 Whitefish Hills Loop property video on their exclusive Video Block!

With an interior of 2067 square feet, this 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home uses the finest finishes of timbers, wood, stone and glass to frame a natural feel. Excellent mountain views from the home and covered patio area. Expansive lawn creates an open feel amongst the forest. Timbered covered entry welcomes your guests. Oversized garage with storage for your recreational pursuits.

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Offered at $1,427,000 with 20 acres MLS# 21709987 or at $1,877,000 with 40 acres MLS# 21706445.

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Travel the last road home on paved avenues, curving in and out of open and wooded space. Montana embraces its four seasons, bringing a variety of majestic wildlife who visit our community including mountain lion, fox, deer, bear, elk and soaring eagles. We take pride in our equestrian and walking trails that weave in and out of fields and forested acreage. Residents often find themselves at Blanchard Lake in the Homeowners Park enjoying a picnic or a paddle around the private lake.

Offered exclusively by Ross Pickert 406.253.2148, rpickert@glaciersir.com

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