“It seemed that everywhere I looked in Whitefish, Montana there was adventure to be had. I couldn’t get enough of it and with a surge of childlike-fueled energy, each day I rose early in search of nature’s best sources of adrenaline.

Whitefish is a destination that is in arm’s reach of many experiences. During winter, the plentiful adventures like skiing the slopes, exploring Glacier National Park, or walking the picturesque downtown keeps the days full. I adored getting into the unfiltered outdoors in one breath, and then in other returning to a cozy lodge at night. Getting to do both, meant that Whitefish truly had it all.

The local scene was passionate — each local brewer, distillery owner, restaurant keeper, and more showed the true love for this corner of Montana. Using ingredients from local growers, there was this emphasis in keeping Montana, well Montana. As a traveler, it felt good to know that there was this intimate relationship with the vast ecosystem in Whitefish.

Pairing this local expereince with the outdoors, couldn’t have sealed the deal more. Whitefish knows how to show their guests a good time.”

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Read complete Guide here.


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Development Properties – Whitefish, Montana

Real Estate Professionals Scott Darkenwald and Tracy Rossi recently listed 6 development properties in Whitefish, Montana.  Addresses, MLS, Zoning, acreage and price information below.

A, B, C, Waverly-Edgewood Zoning

A. 709 Waverly Place

Short distance to downtown Whitefish multi-family development property with WR-2 and WR-4 zoning. 1.61 acres zoned WR-4 and 1.92 acres zoned WR-2. Opportunity to combine this property with other development properties.

B. 718 Edgewood Place

This development property of 0.79 acres is zoned WR-4. Located across the street from the Whitefish hike and bike path.

C. 808 Edgewood Place

Multi-family development property with WR-4 and WLR zoning. Located across the street from the Whitefish hike and bike path.

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   244-322 W 2nd St        20 Woodland Place      751-779 Lenna Joy Dr

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2017 Home Buyer & Seller Guides

There are so many details that go into buying or selling a home.  At Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty we want to give you every advantage and tool to make the best decision possible.

Our Home Buyer & Seller Guides offer valuable insight into securing financing, selecting a realtor, conducting your home search, preparing your property for sale, pricing strategies, negotiating offers & more.

2017 Seller Guide

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2017 HomeBuyer Guide

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These 2017 Guides provide a general overview of basic home buying & selling essentials. To receive full support and real estate advice tailored to your property, interests and needs, visit to schedule a personalized and complimentary consolation.

Or call us at 406.863.3060

Bigfork High School Renovation

Excitement builds as initial stages of $14 million project completed on budget and ahead of schedule.

Last fall, voters overwhelmingly passed a bond approving the $14 million project. In addition to the new classrooms, the bond is funding development of a new bus barn with space for both the transportation and maintenance departments, separate locker rooms for physical education classes and athletic teams, a new band room with better acoustics and soundproofed practice rooms, and a community room. There will also be a host of updates to the gymnasium, library, foyer, and heating and cooling system.

“It is kind of refreshing,” Bailey Johnson, a senior, said of the school’s historic makeover. “A new start.”

Read complete Flathead Beacon article by Clare Menzel.

Learn more about Bigfork, MT

Primary photo from exclusive Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty  luxury home over-looking Flathead Lake.

109 Upper Pierce Ln BigforkMontana presented by Katie Brown Real Estate Professional.

Welcoming Patrick Hanes Real Estate Professional

We are excited to announce Patrick Hanes has joined our Bigfork Office Team.   Check out this article in the “At Home Flathead” magazine about his passion and experience in Real Estate.

Real Estate Newsmakers

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To contact Patrick 406.250.8586 or

Learn more about Bigfork, Montana

$10 Million Price Reduction On Montana’s Shelter Island

Currently the largest private home in Montana, surrounded by one of the cleanest lakes in the world, you will find one of the most exquisite and privately located estates in existence.

Montana’s Shelter Island Estate rests on 22+ private island acres in the middle of Flathead Lake.

This five bedroom, eight bath estate is a comfortable 22,000 square feet with over 4,800 feet of private, secluded lakefront access. The estate is three levels, each level accessible via commercial grade elevator. Each element has been carefully orchestrated to maximize the visual and emotional impact on every level, starting with the jaw dropping 45 foot ceilings in the great room which is smartly surrounded by the second story observatory that has been designed to leave you entranced by the sweeping views of Flathead Lake.


Presented by Dawn Maddux & Ross Pickert

Montana’s Shelter Island Estate


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22 Entertaining Facts About Montana

What it’s like to live in Montana.

(Article from  Alan Woods on

1.   People Are Few And Far Between

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(Source: exclusive 1,444 (+/-) acre  Mission Valley Ranch)

If you want alone time, you can sure get it in Montana. It doesn’t really set in until you experience the expansive tracts of empty land and consider someone who lives more than a mile away a neighbor.

2.   In Montana, Firefighters Jump Out Of Planes


Source: Missoula Smoke Jumpers Visitor Center via Facebook

Smoke Jumpers are part firefighter, part parachuter and 100% badass. Is there any other way to fight forest fires? The base in Missoula began in 1954 and currently dispatches 70 jumpers, making it the largest of all smoke jumper bases in the US.

3.    Ranch Isn’t Something To Dip Your Carrots In


(Source: 65 Acre Whitefish River Ranch)

Montana’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic activities include oil, gas, coal and hard rock mining … basically if its back-breaking, they do it. That’s why Montanans laugh when people complain about their fancy-pants office jobs.

4.    ‘Gone Fishing’ Isn’t Just Some Campy Sign


(Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Professional Kelly Laabs with a Bull Trout)

Montana contains thousands of named rivers and creeks, 450 miles of which are known for “blue-ribbon” trout fishing. If Montanans aren’t currently fishing, you can bet they are thinking about fishing.

5.    Montana Is Full Of Skiers


(Source: Whitefish Mountain Resort Night Skiing)

Winter weather makes for happy Montanans. One favorite spot is Montana Snowbowl, an alpine ski area located 12 miles northwest of Missoula. It’s known for long expert runs such as West Bowl.

Click here to read all 22 by Alan Woods on Movoto Blog. 

Most Snowfall In 18 Years

“With more than 12 feet of snow this winter,  Whitefish Mountain Resort breaks single-day visitation record!

With more than 12 feet of snow accumulating on Big Mountain since mid-November, Whitefish Mountain Resort is reporting the most snowfall in 18 years as it ushered record-breaking crowds through its lift lines over the holidays.

Boasting a base depth of more than six feet at the summit, and deep powder pockets dispersed across its 3,000 acres, Big Mountain recorded five feet of snow in a two-week period between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31, creating ideal conditions for skiers and snowboarders.

The resort set a new record for skier visits in a single day on Dec. 30, when 8,601 ticket-holders rode the chairlifts, while on Dec. 28, the third busiest day in the resort’s history, 8,075 skiers and riders converged on Big Mountain, according to Whitefish Mountain Resort’s figures.”

Full Flathead Beacon article here.


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