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Vol. 7 November 2011

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See Cover Property On Page 8

Cover Property Courtesy Of:

Cindy Dunham

Specializing in the Red Lodge Area

(406) 425-0182

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OF BILLINGS

Cover Property Courtesy Of:

Lyle Dunham Stratus Consulting (406) 425-0180

Lyle@LBStratus.com

BILLINGS • BOZEMAN • RED LODGE • LIvINGStON • BIG tIMBER • COLuMBuS MISSOuLA • BIttERROOt vALLEy • FLAthEAD LAkE • kALISPELL • WhItEFISh


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Bobbi J. Lockhart (406) 363-9800 - Office (406) 880-0117 - Cell

Broker Owner Suite 101 at the Mill - 140 Cherry St. • Hamilton, MT 59840

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Moose Hollow Road Custom all the way! This beautiful 3 bd, 3.5 ba, 8000 +/- sq ft home is situated on 41 +/- acres fenced for livestock. Property contains a 2 bd, 1 ba guest house, 3 wells, 3 septics, large 4 stall barn, hay barn, riding arena, detached garage/shop and numerous lean-to’s. Come sit by the pond and enjoy the magnificent mountain views! MLS# 51059 $1,850,000 Bitterroot Vista Ranch Stunning Rocky Mountain Log Home Ranch on 37 +/- acres. Furnished. Productive ag land, bench site with 360 deg views. Set back from road for privacy. Master suite in south wing is unique and expansive. Hundreds of sq. ft. of decks, patios, porch, fireplace seating. Lots of glass. 3 bedrooms each with private loft. Large downstairs living area. Barn, corrals, fencing, irrigation. MLS # 45493 | HAE

Skalkaho Ranch Secluded and scenic 273 +/acre property includes plentiful wildlife, trout pond and spectacular views. Currently used commercially but perfect for private use. Consists of 5000+/- sq. ft., sleeps 15, and professional kitchen. Rolling hills, amazing building sites with 360 degree bitterroot and sapphire mountain range views. May be subdivided. Property has several outbuildings and is perfect for horses. MLS # 50115 $2,250,000

Willow Creek Ranch This picturesque 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located above the town of Corvallis off Willow Creek Road. Situated on nearly 75 beautifully wooded acres with pasture, this property is full of true Bitterroot charm, complete with fishable pond and springs with both seasonal and year round water supply. MLS# 46582 $1,250,000 Arrow Point Lane Arrow Hill Quality built custom home 3,176 +/- sq ft is situated on 2.79 +/- acres. Home includes 3 BD 3 BA, rock fireplace, vaulted timber-trussed great room ceiling, front entry & back covered patio. Formal dining, Knotty alder doors, trim & kitchen, granite tops, pantry, circular sawn floors & sitting area. Master with tiled walk-in shower & closet, private entry & covered patio. Air conditioning, air purifier & humidifier. 3-Car garage, landscaped, U/G sprinklers, paved drive and beautiful mountain views. MLS# 50109 HAE $650,000 Deer Walk Way 4 bedroom - 2.5 bath - 2,700 square foot home with barn & bunkhouse on 20 +/- acres. This private, river-front country home is located near Painted Rocks Lake with access to National Forest, great hunting, boating, fishing and winter sports. Large living space, office, shop and wine cellar, multiple decks, Three wells, two septics, beautiful pond with private deck. Could be sold Turnkey. Two attached parcels for sale as well. Each are 20 +/- acres with utilities, well and septic already installed. Call office for more details. MLS# 50777 $524,000

Sheafman Creek This beautiful property is in 2 parcels w/ Sheafman Creek running through both. House with decks & patio is next to creek in a tranquil setting with a small cabin just across the creek. Meadow, woods, springs, ponds. Sloping pasture w/ natural cover and year-round water; barn, tack room. 13 rooms in house - use as bedrooms, office, family room, dining room, library, loft, playroom - make this home your own! MLS# 49703 $625,000

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Christofferson Lane, This immaculate home sits on 5 beautifully landscaped acres with amazing creek frontage and fire pit. Home consists of 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, lots of living space, and loft area. Triple-car, attached garage; large detached triplebay shop loaded with your own personal car wash; office; bathroom and much more. MLS# 50659 $585,000

today. MLS# 51127 $498,900

Snowberry Lane Custom built 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3140 Sq. Ft. Cedar home located on 3.27 +/- acres. Home consists of larges rooms, dual master suite, cathedral ceilings, rock fireplace, covered decks, hardwood floors and gourmet kitchen. Mainline fed irrigation garden area, two year round creeks, and amazing views. Must see! Call for an appointment

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30 Pense road - Columbus Set amid the rolling hills of Montana is this custom log home with vaulted ceiling, open log beams, maple hardwood flooring, hickory kitchen cabinets, hand made log railings, antler chandelier, casablanca ceiling fan, tile baths & so much more. Spend your days gazing at the picturesque views from your hilltop retreat. Anyway you look, you can’t go wrong! ML#212705 $434,900 192 Upper Hawk valley rd Columbus Spectacular home set atop valley views is the perfect setting for Montana living. This 20+/- acres is set up for horses and is livestock friendly. Be amazed at the views from the living room with full length windows that wrap around from the loft master bedroom. This one should be a must see on your list. ML#213600 $375,500 2 whitetail Drive - Columbus Once you see it you’ll want to own it. Beautiful country setting, comes complete with views, wildlife and newly drilled water well. Pristine pine covered 21+/- acres with comfy home and 36x40 shop garage with RV sized overhead doors. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed. 21+/- acres with views and wildlife. ML#212546 $279,000 52 Jim Parrent LaneColumbus Nice horse property! 1/2 mile off pavement. Views of the Yellowstone Valley, the Beartooth and the Crazy Mountain ranges. A 2152 square foot home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. 2 year round springs on the property provide excellent stock water. New 10+gpm well services the home. 25x28 Quonset, metal corrals. ML#213406 $289,000

0 Highway 78 -Columbus These Rosebud River Lots have it all. DEQ approved septic, approved building sites & highway access. Open meadows and wooded lands on both lots. Lot 1 has potential for campground with access on Hwy 78 and Hwy 419. ML#212263 Lot 1 - $295,000 Lot 2 - $509,000 19 Lehmann road-Columbus You need to see this property in order to appreciate the pride of ownership. The property is in perfect condition, wonderful 3 bdrm, 3 bath with a fantastic 2400 sq ft shop. Views are spectacular. 16.4+/- acres with no covenants & restrictions. ML#214228 649,000

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Stacy Lane Land

$399,000 Located in a neighborhood of lovely homes sits this 20.52 acre parcel ready for your new home. Overlooking the valley and mountains - Stacy Land is conveniently close to the Stock Farm Golf Club, Hamilton Golf Course and the Town of Hamilton. Water rights are also included in the offering. www.StacyLaneLand.com

Bitterroot VistaR anch $899,000

Exceptional Residence offering elegant farm style home, fully furnished guest home, 4 stall barn, large garage/shop with RV bay, irrigation rights, pond & paved drive.

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Wapiti Ranch Retreat $2,499,999 This country estate offers rustic log home living on 59+ pristine acres. Gourmet kitchen, separate study, expansive game room, wine cellar, year round creek, great water rights, radiant heating, wrap around porch, outdoor entertainment area. www.WapitiRanchRetreat.com

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Florence Investment

Property $275,000 This is a Located prefectly in heart of presented Florence is a Neville log prime home home on 10 level acres with meadows and trees. In the currently heart of the Bitterroot Valley this residence has been rented and 18 fully rented storage units. No featured in two national publications. Also; a second covenants, 5 city lots, new Hardiplank siding, 3 guest home, 1 full size tepee, detached garage and bedrooms - great return on investment. Call for underground sprinklers. complete package. www.HeacockLn.com

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3 br 2 bath Privacy and on 5 acres quiet setting between on 3.3 parklike Hidden Valley acres with and 8 mile remodeled in Florence. 4 bedroom Loafing sheds, home, shop, hay storage, heated shop with tack room, mature landscaping, no thru traffic. Priced right at $285,000. trout filled pond and water rights. Offers encouraged. www.BitterrootHaven.com Text: Come2Mt3 to 72727 for info

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Town of

RED LODGE by Rose M. Griffith

About Red Lodge. Quaint doesn’t quite nail it down. Neither does country western. The first time I viewed the town nestled at the foot of the grand peaks of the Beartooth Mountains I literally stopped in my tracks to take it all in. The eclectic mix of shops and people strolling the sidewalks was an invitation to stay. I’ve heard the phrase: I’ve been Red Lodgenized, to describe the way it hits you, sucks you in like a good black hole and keeps you there. My first trip was over twenty years ago; I lived there for ten years; I’ve been gone for twelve. Each trip home has remained eternally magic for me.

frequently the same person!) in the hardware store for the first time ever; tell him what your old house needs as you stare with confusion at the array of supplies, and have him say: Oh, I worked on that house years ago, I know the furnace, here, I’ll fix it. He follows you home and becomes a friend for life. Red Lodge is about walking everywhere year round. It’s about breathing air that smells good and sidewalks that are clean and that are sure lead you to one friendly face after another. An insomniac for life, I used to go for walks at two

About Red Lodge. Quaint doesn’t quite nail it down. Neither does country western.

Red Lodge is about the people, snuggled into the town the way the town is cradled by the mountains. As with what happened to me, people come to visit and never leave. You can walk this Broadway main street with a whole different feel to it than the one in New York City and realize you never want to return to your regular life. You can drive into Red Lodge from Yellowstone Park, which is spectacular enough to make you think about quitting the real world. But you stop here for lunch, look around, and think: Hm, do I really need to go back to….

It’s about the grocery store losing power one day and the owner saying, jot down what you think everything was priced at and write me a check. It’s about leaving my wallet at home one day and him saying, take your food home and bring me back a check. I mean, who does things like that? Continued on page 10

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Dream Destinations

It’s a little Northern Exposure, if you ever saw that show. Where you can see a backhoe parked on main street in front of the vintage candy store, a moose nibbling the pink Spirea in your yard, or walk into the local diner where the regulars sit in their usual seats. You can call the mayor at home and ask him a question. Or be new in town, run into him (The Mayor and the HVAC man are

in the morning around the park between Word and Villard. My friend Helen never locked her door. This worked great for Bob, the librarian who would leave new books on her kitchen table that he thought she might enjoy.


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Now is a GREAT time to BUY!

SEE DORENE FOR THESE INCREDIBLE LISTINGS! Dorene Sain • (406) 546-8280 OFFICE: 406-821-3771

808 N. Main • Darby, Montana -www.montanaoutback.com Step Into This World Class Setting

on the bank of the East Fork River, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find this spacious handcrafted log home designed to capture the beauty of the surrounding outdoors. Floor to ceiling windows in the master suite open to the water front deck. Finely appointed, 3 bdrm, 3 ba, well maintained throughout. Separate guest cabin, custom built in cabinets. 5.18 forested acres. MLS 51156 A great value at $939,000

Family River Retreat

This Cedar sided home is located on the on the west seasonal channel of the Bitterroot River.v Explore the unique river bottom eco system re in late season!, with an easy walk to the main channel. Spacious 3,700 + Sq. Ft.3 Bdrm 2 + Bath home, has master suite on south end of home with walk out to back deck. Lg Kitchen with pass through window to sunny breakfast nook. SubZero Frig, Bosch Dishwasher, Jennair Stove, Tile Counters. Warm up to the sitting room with stone fireplace, built in booksheves and bonus loft area. Main entry leads to the family room. 48x60 Shop, plus Guest Quarters. Great New Price! $1,150,000 MLS #49372

Fishing the Pond

is a favorite past time at this picture perfect home you’ll enjoy inside and out. Spacious kitchen, family room, game room with wet bar and pool table. Master has direct access to private back deck & hot tub. Roomy 3 Bdrm, 2Ba. 3.31 acres Yr round creek and ponds, fruit trees, beautifully landscaped. Separate studio overlooks the pond and has garage. Detached dbl garage is insulated w/wood stove. MLS 50855 $625,000

End of the Trail

8.28 acres, 3 sides National Forest land, Yr round creek, 3 legal parcels. Cedar sided home has new kitchen, 3 bdrm, 1 + bath, breezeway to dbl garage, metal roof, sunroom with hot tub, 2nd kitchen, 2 septic systems, gravity fed water system. Nicely wooded MLS 50135 Reduced to $289,000

Spacious West Fork Home

located on 7.62 acres this uniques style home has a vaulted ceiling in the living room, custom beams and woodwork throughout. Master suite in open loft area has room for sitting area, bathroom, private bdrm and balcony. 4 Bdrms, 3 1/2 bath, full basement with sunroom. Wood furnace, propane heat, many extras. Detached large Dbl garage. Shared pond and West Fork river across the paved highway. Baker Creek is on the property. MLS 51007 $450,000

170’ River Frontage

This ranch style home has 2 bdrm 1 bath, with a bonus rm that can be made into a 3rd bdrm. Wood stove and propane heat. There is also a separate guest cabin with bath and kitchen. Furnished and ready to move in. 4.6 acres, apple trees, pond and on the main Bitterroot River. MLS 50713 $375,000 Just Reduced!

Hamilton westside setting, only minutes to Main St. 2000 sq ft, 3 bdrm 2 ba, spacious master with jetted tub and roomy glass panel shower. Great room includes kitchen, living room, and dining room. Corner cultured ledgestone gas fireplace in family room. Pine wood doors and trim throughout. Wood flooring in kitchen and dining room. Attached double garage. Small orchard, colorful deciduous tree, small creek borders the forested south side of property. Value priced at $325,000

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On the River

Serenity Lane brings you to the end of the road and the end of your search! This home built in 2006 has granite tile counter tops, knotty elder cabinets, wood florrs and quality woodwork throughout. The Lg master Bdrm w. walk in tiled shower, oversize closet is located in the entire upper level. The great room has high ceilings and a stone gas fireplace centerpiece. Dining area opens to the back deck that wraps around 3 sides of the home. This property includes 400 plus feet of river frontage and 40 acres. Also included is a detached 40 x 25’ garage/shop A great value priced at $679K

Overlook Nelson Creek

from your deck. You will be amazed at the privacy you have once you’ve entered your home. Enjoy the pride of craftsmanship apparent throughout, handcrafted rough sawn beams, old world venetian laster, slate tile, hickory wood floors, custom alder cabinets with concrete counters in the kitchen. Custom stonework walkways, outbuildings, border’s national forest and Nelson Creek. 1.25 acres MLS # 50882 Great Value at $200,000

Big Sky Gem

is a great way to describe this 3,000 SQ FT cedar sided home on 24.55 Acres .Comforts include open living space with vaulted ceilings in the living rm. Maple cabinetry in the kitchen, natural stone accents, wood windows, energy efficient design, Family room in basement with guest bedroom and canning room. Single car garage in lower level. Large 48x 32 insulated shop with 12x32 lean-to for added storage. Shop has office w/3/4 bath. RV hook up and fenced garden. Many extras. MLS 51239 $399,900

Enchanted Setting

on 1 acre, this 2 bdrm 1 bath home is cozy and clean. A stone’s throw from the river you can hear the water from your bedroom. Outbuildings include a root cellar, shop, garage and utility storage room. Mature Pine trees, several mature fruit trees include cherry, apple, & pear. $189,500

Spacious Family Home

4 bedrooms, 2 bath, lg living room, kitchen and dining room in center of home, bedrooms on each wing, basement, split level, new metal roof,beautiful views near Nez Perce river, minutes to town,forest service & wilderness areas. Painted Rocks Lake is nearby. gravity fed water, meadow and trees. adjoining lot can be purchased for a second home if needed.. OWNER TERMS! $200K


Now is a GREAT time to BUY!

SEE DORENE FOR THESE INCREDIBLE LISTINGS! Dorene Sain • (406) 546-8280 OFFICE: 406-821-3771

808 N. Main • Darby, Montana -www.montanaoutback.com These great Sportsman Cabin’s offer great opportunities with many reduced Prices! The Southern Bitterroot reknown for prime hunting and fishing has very few small tracts of land available. Nestled between the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountain Ranges, you’ll find pristine waters and unspoiled beauty.

215 Bonanza Drive 2 BDRM 1 Bath propane and wood heat. Large detached shop with room for all the toys. .52 acre Reduced to $139,900 Lot 62 Bonanza Drive Tight little cabin on a wooded .55 acre parcel, power installed, well is in. Border’s National Forest on one side. good access. Priced to sell at $45,000. 7168 Fox Lane Private wooded setting in the West Fork area. Gravity feed domestic water system, Bi Level cozy cottage style cabin with wood heat, 3 Bdrm 2 Ba, South facing covered porch. 1.91 Acres. $158,900. thor rd, 14.78 acres Rolling open hilltop site. Septic is installed. Majestic views of Trapper Peak, 360* view. Reduced to $69,500

rye Creek road 10.02 Acres, Septic installed underground power available. Rye Creek meanders through the property. This tract border’s National Forest. Varied Terrain reduced to $69,900

Lot 63 Bonanza Drive Just reduced to $28,500. Build your cabin on this .55 acre parcel . Power to property, good access. Border’s National Forest. Combine with existing cabin on Lot 62 and save more $$$ on the package price of $69,500.

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Now is a GREAT time to BUY!

SEE DORENE FOR THESE INCREDIBLE LISTINGS! Dorene Sain • (406) 546-8280 OFFICE: 406-821-3771

808 N. Main • Darby, Montana -www.montanaoutback.com

311 tanner ave 2016 Sq FT includes 4 Bdrm 2 Bath, full basement. 2007 remodel work and roof installed. Large corner lot in town. Detached garage. Priced to sell at $135,000

4543 US Highway 93 Just reduced to $125,000 2.17 acres Commercial with good highway visibility. 90 x 30 Shop has add on office area. Open Bay metal shop is 30 x 120. 3 Phase Power! Well and Engineered septic system.

107 mill St In town home on large city lot. 3 Bdrm 1 bath with many fine touches. Remodeled kitchen has hickory cabinets, cozy wood interiors. Deck off the dining area has direct access to the Hot Tub! Large fenced back yard. $169,900 7047 Fox Lane Tri Level 4 Bdrm 2 Bath County home on 5.06 Acres. West Fork of the Bitterroot Area. Irrigation and spring fed domestic water system. $215,000

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Dan myers • (406) 821-4055 OFFICE: 406-821-3771 808 N. Main • Darby, Montana -www.montanaoutback.com IN A CLASS By ITSeLF! This remarkable home has unsurpassed 360 degree views of the Bitterroot Valley. Located in Missoula County, Florence East. The highest construction standards and appliances, radiant heat as well as force air heat and AC. On 12.84 Acres, Wildlife Abound In This Area! MLS 49923 & 20110780. Priced $2,495,000.

REDUCED!

LuxuRy BeyoND CoMPARe, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath, East Fork River, 5 Acre Stocked Pond, Mountain Views on 15.02 Acres. Guest Cabin , GEO Thermal Heating Systems, Large detached 2 Bay Shop/Garage. The finest amenities are found in this home from stone fireplace, rough sawn white oak flooring, luxury kitchen, Open Layout. originally $2,950,000! MAJoR PRICe ReDuCTIoN To $2,350,000 MLS# 48734 ReSIDeNTIAL HoMe & FISH HATCHeRy 13.53 Acres Sold as a private residence, but all of the equipment to operate Aspine Springs Trout Farm are part of the sale. 3,072 Sq. Ft., 4 Bedroom/3 Bath, springs, trout ponds, storage building, large garden area, paved road surface, Darby area, great home and business opportunity! MLS 50395, $449,000. Adjoining 12.66 bare land acres is also for sale, MLS 50393, $150,000.

REDUCED!

ALTA MeADow RANCH TRACT D The site of one home and two completely resorted original buildings. The Stage Coach Inn, built in 1920, restored in 2003, is a two story log cabin with a spacious bedroom suite upstairs. Main Home is an all log home with a spacious master suite upstairs. Original Stage Stop built 1920, remodeled in 2003. Purchase some of the old west history with a beautifully remodeled homestead. Forest Service Border. Call Dan or Dorene MLS 50011 $1,500,000

exCePTIoNAL 20.21 ACRe HoMe. 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, New Oak Flooring & Carpet, Generator Back Up, Spacious Kitchen w/Upgraded Appliances. Generator Backup. Wood Fireplace. Security System. Central Vacuum. Auto Sprinkler System. Large Rooms. Large Pantry and Laundry Room. Vaulted Ceilings. Wet Bar. Hot Tub. Wildlife! MLS# 48011 $1,495,000

FURNISHEd

A RARe RIVeR PRoPeRTy. The West Fork of the Bitterroot River on 26.64 Acres. Sold as bare land, but has a 2 & 3 Car Garage. Existing Septic & New Well. First or raft directly from you property and build that special home on this very rare river property. ! MLS# 47896 $950,000

oRIGINALLy $995K Now ReDuCeD To $865K for 76.66 Acres, 2 Parcels, 2 Detached Guest Cabins, Pond, Horse Corral, Barn, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bonus Rooms, 3 Bath, a very private parcel. Well landscaped and auto irrigation system. Hwy 93 Frontage & Tons of Wildlife! A tremendous value for these amenities and acreage! MLS# 47055 $865,000

ALTA MeADow RANCH TRACT A - 34.25 ACReS

West Fork River, Forest Service Access! Perfect for the seasonal or permanent home. 2,878 sq. ft. Paved Road Access. Paint Rocks Lake Recreational area and the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness are close by for all your recreational needs. Very Private! 28.87 Acres. Call Dan or Dorene MLS 50010 $1,300,000 A SCeNIC woNDeR LooKING AT TRAPPeR PeAK. This 20.06 Acre Bare Land Parcel has 360 degree views and ready for that dream Montana home. Part of Trapper-Meadows Homeowners Association with exceptional new homes built in this area. Certainly one of the most dramatic views from any property in the Bitterroot Valley area. A Exceptional Building Site! MLS# 48739 $359,000

wow, wHAT A LoG HoMe AND FuRNISHeD Borders State & Federal Land. Exceptional Quality With Exceptional Value. One of the best Recreation areas in Ravalli County. Exceptional built home with custom made furniture. Close to Lost Trail Ski Resort. A rare gym with the quality, furniture and both State & Federal Border. Call Dan or Dorene MLS# 47791 $1,395,000

REDUCED! MOTIVATED!

BeAuTIFuL ALPINe LoG HoMe AND GueST HoMe ...on one parcel of 5.87 Acres. Great recreational area near Painted Rocks Lake and The Selway Bitterroot Wilderness Area. Home is 2,244 sq. ft. and guest home is 1,600 sq. ft. with full shop on lower floor. West Fork Road paved access. See MLS# 49421 for additional land. MLS# 50037 $495,000

DeSIGNeD exCePTIoNAL 8.24 wITH PRIVACy ACReS of bare land on IN MIND, this the West Fork Road. West custom built Fork Road goes through home has a large this property. Possible Master & Guest building site on river side Suite. 5.00 Ac, 2 of property. Utilities availBed Room, 1 Full, able off West Fork Road. 1 3/4, 1 1/2 Bath. Painted Rocks Lake area Great heating systems. Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, Wood, Tile and Slate Flooring throughout. Custom with unlimited recreational & hunting opportunities. See Cabinetry. Attached 2 car garage w/shop area. Wood MLS 50037 for adjoining home for sale. MLS # 49421 $150,000 Fireplace w/stone. Metal Roof MLS #51182, $625,000

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RED LODGE

Cindy Dunham

M O N TA N A

(406) 425-0182 SPeCIaLIZING IN reD LODGe aND SUrrOUNDING areaS

OF BILLINGS

re/maX of Billings 1250 15th St. w. Ste. 101 Billings, mt 59102 CDunham@remax.net www.remax-billings.com

RUSTIC ELEGANCE SOUTH OF RED LODGE

For the distinctive buyer, this awesome, totally high end custom home comes completely furnished with that fabulous Mountain Rustic Elegance & Montana Home Appeal. This great property has 6 Gorgeous Bedrooms, 4 with baths, including 2 master suites. Two way fireplace in Master Bath with jetted tub. Beautiful Hickory dining table seats 10. The custom lighting sets off this wondrous dream home. Would make a fabulous family compound, corporate retreat or vacation rental income property for summers and skiing Red Lodge Mountain week-ends. Listed at $2,500,000. Co-Listed w/ Lyle Dunham Stratus Consulting 406 425-0180 Lyle@LBStratus.com

The "Original" Ranch at

Remington Ranch

SeLLING aLL Or Part All tracts have live water, secluded, yet 5 minutes from Red Lodge. Abundant water w/beautiful Willow Creek & the West Fork Ditch & natural springs running throughout. Great family home w/ deck overlooking green pastures, fabulous mountain views, pond w/dock, beach & fishing. Large restored dairy barn w/ 10 stalls. Indoor riding arena. Many outbuildings. traCt 30 30.75 acres includes 4 BD 2 BA home, pond & all buildings Additional 20 Ac Available.

Listed @ $885,000

traCt 23 20.01 acres Great views, West Fork Ditch & Natural Spring. Listed @ $395,000 traCt 33 20.01 acres The best of the best. Great pre-engineered home site. Secluded w/ beautiful streams & mountain views. Listed @ $485,000

PICtUre POStCarD LOG HOme ON reD LODGe Creek LUtHer, mONtaNa This place will melt your heart. Gorgeous & cozy log home with many custom upgrades. Owner/Builder. This 2,342 Sq. Ft., 2 BR., 2 BA. home is secluded on 9.65 acres on the banks of Red Lodge Creek in Luther. Trails, ponds & creek side picnic area. Fantastic Beartooth Mountain views. Stone & Pergo Wood flooring, vaulted ceilings oversized log posts & beams. Open spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood stove & radiant floor heat. Detached workshop/garage. Listing price of $459,000 well under recent appraisal. MLS# 212090 LIGHt aND BrIGHt SeCLUDeD HOme tUCkeD IN tHe treeS SOUtH OF reD LODGe Tastefully updated & completely remodeled in 2006, this great 3 BR, 3.5 BA home has huge windows and vaulted ceilings that open up to trees, decks and views of Red Lodge Mountain. Listen to the West Fork of Rock Creek a stone’s throw away. Only 3 minutes to town yet private and quiet. 1.28 acres of natural indigenous landscaping makes for ZERO yard maintenance. Priced to sell!! $449,500.

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Red Lodge is about friendliness. If you’re a visitor, a native will see it on your face and ask: do you need directions, are you looking for a restaurant, with what do you need assistance? They inquire, think about it and then they help you find whatever you need. Fresh coffee can be found at a couple of delightfully different venues, as varied as the cuisines you can find in the array of restaurants, from great pizza to elegant dining. There’s a book store with the writings of many local authors on the shelves. The vintage Roman Theatre is a great place to catch a flick after a hard day of touring. The Carbon County Arts Guild displays local artists—a wide variety of talents and craftsmanship. There’s a great Carbon

Island at Rock Creek

County Historical Society and Museum to learn about the rugged and sometimes flamboyant past of the place. There’s even the Liver-Eating Johnson Park, to give an appropriate nod to the Jeremiah Johnson made legendary by Robert Redford. There’s a local brew pub with microbeers to dapple your taste buds while you dine from a diverse menu. There are shops and diners that have been in residence for decades. Residents whose heritage goes back longer than that. There are families who feel like they’ve lived several lifetimes here. There’s a lot to do in this little town, so when you walk (or drive) from your Red Lodge Rental Property home away from home, you can experience many different activities. Red Lodge is a place with a heartbeat all its own and my words aren’t going to describe it nearly as well as what your own first glimpse shows you when you step out of your car, put your foot on the ground and start walking. Have fun! MTD Rose M Griffith is from Pittsburgh, PA, is owner at GrifWorks, LLC, and is a freelance Commercial-Creative Writer.

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Red Lodge

1344 Clarhill, $309,000 Peaceful, Private and Picturesque. Gracious countryside setting, on beautifully maintained 1 acre Views of inviting pond and beyond, well located. Excellent care, many updates, 4bdrm, 3 ba. Hardwood floors, walk-out lower level New furnace, AC, HWH. Hot tub. Don’t wait, call for details or appointment to see!

3136 LamPmaN Dr. $249,900 A rare find, one owner custom log home on Billings' west end. Warm, inviting interior w/ large open floor plan, fireplace, 3-car garage, RV parking, well & UGSP.

NEW LISTING

Year Round Recreation! Ski, Golf, Hike & Bike!

reSOrt StYLe LUXUrY ON rOCk Creek!

Incredible spacious designer interiors | Unique 2 & 3 Master Suites 3 bedroom/3.5 bath Gas fireplaces up/down, gourmet kitchens, Relaxing setting, mountain views with private creekside patios Finished models and design-to-suit available Luxurious Creekside Townhomes designed with vacation in mind!

2283 Greenbriar $349,900 “Stands out from the crowd” many custom features. Exceptional kitchen, granite, gas range, island, 2 gas fireplaces. Warm, hardwood accents & built-ins. Gorgeous yard with water feature, relaxing patio. Hardwood floors, lovely master suite.

355 31st St. w $229,500 Delightful west-end rancher. Gardener's paradise, 4bdrm/3bath, family room w/fireplace. Backyard oasis w/custom garden studio. New windows.

Dream Destinations

6 Brand new units completed in 2011, Building 4 Last Creekside Units available Ask about our unique “try before you buy” option for new buyers 21B-F kainu $495,000-539,000 109 D kainu $509,000...end Unit

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Directions: Left at Main and 9th or 13th to Island at Rock Creek, Red Lodge

515 83rD Street weSt $167,500 "Let's Talk Country!" Well-kept home on 2.69 acres. Open floor plan, unfin bsmt, STORAGE! Main floor utilities, 3 BR, 2BA. oversized dbl garage. RV parking.

2551 magnolia Place $379,000 “A hidden jewel” Immaculate, well located, large custom home. Highly desired NW area, park-like setting, extra large lot, fenced. 5 bdrm, 3.5 bath. New on market, call to see!

(406)661-7186

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Barbara Christ, Broker reaLtOr ® , GrI, CrS, aBr, aBrm

montanarealtor@gmail.com

Gold Country

406.531.7590

www.BarbaraChrist.com LUXUrY raNCH

Buy your ranch now! Luxury property with private trout filled lake. Darby area, 20 Acres, Rocky Mtn Log Home and more... $1,095,000

$399,000 Private setting in the woods, short walk to National Forest. Watch the snow fall with a roaring fire, listen to the creek, make freinds with the resident deer herd. Stone fireplace, family room woodstove & pool table. Bonus 40x60 shop.

Gorgeous Home Garage and shop on almost an Acre in Corvallis, reduced price to $224,000. Vaulted ceilings, central A/C, designer kitchen and features, landscaped.

Beautifully remodelled home and guest house. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, home office, formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast area, family room, & guest house in great location, bring the horses! $329,000 Hamilton

timber Frame Woodsy, fabulous, walk to National Forest, 40x60 shop, stone fireplace, pool table, possible Owner Terms $399,000 on 7.57 Acres

One Owner Home on 4+acresPrice Reduced $298,000 Super Shop, 3/2 Home, many extras, brand new condition

wILLOw Creek runs through it! Immaculate home on 2 levels, 3 bed/2 bath, outbuildings, Deck, hay barn, on 4.9 Acres, irrigated land in Corvallis $299,000

Short Sale is Bank approved @ $270,000 for this beautiful 4 Bedroom Home on 1.4 Acres in Florence. Full unfinished basement for expansion.

weStSIDe OF HamILtON

2 irrigated acres w/Pond, 3 bed/2 bath well maintained home, bonus room, family room, FP, woodstove, views, decks, geothermal heat and whole house Generator, fenced @$235,000

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Hunting Western Montana’s

Bitterroot Valley by Henry Silverio

Some Montanans will tell you that opening day of hunting season each fall is a bigger holiday than Christmas, birthdays or the Fourth of July. Because for them, opening day is not just about family and tradition, it’s about the heritage of a place, the thrill of a hunt and the challenge of a sport. Montana is blessed with some of the largest population of big game wild animals in the country, besides perhaps Alaska. Elk and whitetail and mule deer roam the entire state, from the bottom lands & far up into the mountains. Antelope, the other of the three main big-game animals, can be found throughout the open, low valleys, especially in the eastern two thirds of the state. And it is not just the animals that are so prized by hunters, but the expanses of scenic wild lands on which they live. The makeup of Montana’s hunting season is a complex schedule in which different areas are open at different times, with different restrictions so make sure to understand the state regulations before you go. You can

hunt on both private and public land, but you must have permission to hunt private land before you do so. The state’s regulations are part of an overall management strategy to ensure that big game populations are around for a long time, and offer hunters a variety of hunting options. Before the main season, you can hunt for elk or deer with a bow and arrow yes, that is still a very popular method of hunting in Montana. During the main season, most areas are open to hunting primarily with a standard rifle. And in some areas, where hunting pressure may be low or animal counts high, the hunting season can extend past the regular end date. Many people hunt for the meat, which is more tender, flavorful and lean than most supermarket beef. Along with that tradition of hunting comes a tradition of cooking!

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JANE ITEN Broker/Owner

The Iten Company 170 South Second Street • Hamilton , MT 59840

WEST FORK RIVER HIDEAWAY BITTERROOT VALLEY - DARBY, MT

Majestic…this 11,300 square foot log home lies alongside the West Fork of the Bitterroot River on a private 16-acre oasis. The setting is stunning & the home extraordinary using custom, unique materials such as biblical paving stones and 18th century French roofing tiles combined with state-of-the-art features including home theatre, an elaborate wine cellar & an interior shooting gallery. Ponds, waterfalls & hot pools are interspersed with natural landscaping on the exterior which includes the river frontage and views of the painted rock walls indigenous to this area. $5,200,000.

RETREAT AT ROBBINS GULCH BITTERROOT VALLEY –DARBY, MT

Nature has provided the ultimate in privacy on this 140-acre property loaded with healthy timber and backing up to public lands with a stunning, unobstructed view of Trapper Peak. A beautiful cedar home of 4,800+/- sq. ft. features a great room with massive fireplace and windows enhancing great views. The kitchen has a dining area, large island/bar and screened-in deck for al fresco dining. The master suite features a special bathroom containing a Japanese ofuro shower with soaking tub and private deck. Two additional bedrooms, bathrooms, bonus room, office and finished daylight basement provide lots of living space. Outbuildings include barn, equipment shed, triple garage with storage in additional to attached double garage. $1,500,000.

(406) 363-1010 Office (406) 363-6965 Fax sold@itencompany.com www.itencompany.com

WEST FORK RIVER FRONTAGE BITTERROOT VALLEY – DARBY, MT • approximately ½ mile of West Fork of the Bitterroot River access along both banks • presents a rare and rewarding opportunity for stream habitat enrichment • safe and convenient access to multiple rafting and floating options • includes 40 acres of original Frazier homestead shared now by Triple Creek Ranch, and borders Bitterroot National Forest on eastern border • ideal location for restaurant/bistro/bar, overlooking the river • natural center for fishing activities: pro shop, locker room, fishing instruction, casting pond, fly tying • deluxe riverside cabin sites, room for spa and exercise activities • $2,500,000.

Five Acre PArcels/eAsy commute to missoulA

BITTERROOT VALLEY – FLORENCE, MT

Beautiful and practical, these three 5+/- acre parcels offer views & irrigated acreage within 20 miles of Missoula and within ¼ mile of a Bitterroot River fishing/rafting access. Priced individually at $160,000 per parcel, the land is also being marketed as a package consisting of 16+/- acres for $450,000…enticing for the developer. Additional options exist including purchasing with one or two lovely homes on immaculately groomed river front ground with barns, corrals and an amazing horse set up, plus potential to create a landing strip.

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Beautiful Building Lot with River Access BITTERROOT VALLEY – DARBY, MT

This beautiful parcel has long been established but is just being offered to the market independently for the first time ever. Sitting in a lovely location in the southern Bitterroot Valley, stunning views of the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains surround it. Country living at its best with great roads and not far from town amenities--just 6 miles from Darby for groceries, banking, schools and services. Lying on a bench just above the convergence of the West and East forks of the Bitterroot River, the process is underway to allow access to the river from this parcel so owners can enjoy the many benefits the Bitterroot River offers. A multitude of national forest trailheads are in the immediate vacinity for unlimited hiking, riding, hunting and recreational activities. $98,800

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LAZY J CROSS RANCH BITTERROOT VALLEY – SULA, MT This traditional ranch encompasses 1,080 acres of agricultural land, meadows, forest, views and East Fork of the Bitterroot River frontage. Wildlife f lourishes with elk, deer, moose, bear and big horn sheep. Adjacent to National Forest lands. Purchase the full unit at $5,400,000 or contact Jane Iten for individual parcel pricing and options associated with this listing.


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2134 North First Hamilton, MT, 59840 Office: (406) 363-4700 • Res: (406) 961-4103 Cell: (406) 360-4788

Sandy Schlotterbeck Broker, gri

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www.montanawestgate.com

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SINGING PINeS rIver FrONtaGe... Ride your horse from your Very private with great backyard onto State Land fishing just a few steps & then National Forest... from your back door. It doesn’t get much better Home needs TLC , but than that... EXCEPT you when you are done you also get the MONTANA will be the envy of your DREAM... a Beautiful friends. Come take a 4 bedroom/3bath LOG look!!! 4.7 acres $250,000. HOME just minutes from 49022/10005468 town... Large Logs, Stain MOTIVATED SELLER. Will Glass, Walk-out Basement, Lg Family room, Privacy, Irrigation look at ALL offers! Rights, Fenced Pasture, & much, much more... Come Take a Look!!! 9.12 ac. $899,900. 51262/20116132 CareFree LIvING… LOOkING FOr Immaculate 3 BR 2 BA PrIvaCY??? Townhome with many upCountry living at it’s BEST! grades & plenty of storage. Immaculate cabin style Vaulted ceiling, Main floor 2 BR / 2 BA cedar home master bedroom & bath w/Views. Horse property w/walk-in closet. Built-in w/irrigation rts, Pole Barn Bookcases.. Covered Paw/2 corrals, tack shed, 2 tio, Beautiful Landscaping car garage & detached 2 w/lg Trees… $179,900. car garage/shop. This is 47693/10000248 a must SEE! 4.58 acres www.visualtour.com/ www.visualtour.com/shownp. Close to Forest Service Trail Head $350,000. asp?T=15988900 49479/10007034 CUte aS a BUttON... CLOSe tO tOwN… Ranch style home close to Beautiful Custom Built Hamilton... 3 BD 1 BA, Great 3BR 2.5BA Home decovered deck for those sumsigned to be energy efmer barbecues and a large ficient… Office, Game/ fenced yard for family fun... Exercise Room w/wet bar, Newer energy efficient forced Hot Tub, Deck… Conveair furnace and On Demand nient Location… Irrigation Hot Water Heater... Bright rights.. River Views… & Cheery... Come Take a 2.38 ac. $259,000. Look!!! $145,000 MLS# 49526/10007199 20115783/51198

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memOrIeS OF YeSterYear!!! SPECTACULAR VIEWS… Charming 4 bedrm/2bath Farm House with Personality… 25 ac. w/irrigation rts, no spray has been used on the fields for over 28 years… 30X60 shop, great old barn (30X70), Cherry & Apple Trees, live in the Country – yet close to town.. 2 seasonal ponds.. Owner/Agent $725,000. 49240/10006184 Great YarD Immaculate Home with a Park-like setting. 3 BD/2 BATH... Livingrm w/woodstove, Built-in China Cabinet, Large covered patio off the dining area for those summer barbecues... Garden spot & fruit trees. Borders Hedge Ditch. Come take a look... Hamwww.visualtour.com/shownp. ilton East $198,000. MLS# 50955/20114761

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waLk tO tOwN Great location in town… Family & friends will enjoy the open floor plan… This 4 bdrm/2 bath home features a slate fireplace, laminate floors with a deck off the dining room for those summer barbecues… The lower daylight basement features a large family room w/woodstove, full bath & laundry room… Large fenced yard with an irrigation well… 3+ city lots… $225,000. 50253/20112044

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Brooke DeVries BROKER/GRI/ABR A Bitterroot Valley Top Producer

Cell: (406) 531-9721 www.BrookeDeVries.com

caLF creek rancH, corvaLLis $1,983,300

skaLkaHo rancH, HamiLton $1,350,000

322 Acres Borders Calf Creek Wildlife Refuge.

199.89 Acres, Borders FS, Creek Frontage

stunning euroPean styLe Luxury $849,000

Bank oWned ForecLosure! $799,900

Judd creek Luxury$1,195,000

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Pool, 15 Acres with additional land available.

HamiLton West sanctuary $749,000

500 W Main St ▪ Hamilton, MT 59840

rock rancH~HamiLton

$869,000 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 10+ Acres with Additional Land Available, Beautiful Views!

Back nine Lane, arroW HiLL $729,000

10 Acres, Unique Over-The-Top Quality and Detail, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Offices, Amazing!

23.1 Acres, Fern Creek, 4,874sq.ft. Custom Home

Unique setting, Towering views, 2 Trout stocked ponds~ Beautiful!

FURNISHED, 4 Bedrooms, 41/2 Bath, Custom woodwork, In home theater and massive stone fireplace.

West Fork custom Log Home $699,000

Judd creek cHaLet

Bitterroot river Luxury Home! $593,500

red croW retreat 30 acres $499,000

Massive logs, 4772 Sq.Ft. 2 parcels 8.55 Acres

$595,000 FURNISHED! 13+Acres, Pond, 4 Bedrooms

creek,

5000+/- sq.ft. luxury home, River Front, Beautiful!

Custom cedar home, barn, irrigation, great views!

commerciaL or residentiaL, 2 ParceLs! $399,000

caBin, creek and 12.74 acres! $389,000

15 uniQue acres, caBin/ sHoP $489,000 Roaring Lion Creek frontage, Shop/ Cabin, Septic and Well are in!

9.27 Irrigated acres, Creek, 3400+/sq.ft. Log Home, Views!

3400 sq.ft., 2.42 Acres, 2 parcels, 2 garages, large barn

2 Bed, 1 Bath, 3+ Car garage, pole barn, fish Fred Burr Creek!

montana caBin and creek! $389,000

corvaLLis custom Home. $337,000 7.82 acres

22 acres, Fred Burr creek $249,000

custom corvaLLis Home

2,260sq.ft., fishable creek, 5 acres and stunning views.

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Log Home, Barn, sHoP and Pond! $479,000

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, partial finished basement, creek!

4 Bedroom Septic installed, Meadow Tree Mix

$219,000 2008 Sq.Ft., 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Large Living and Family Room, Corvallis School District.


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Brooke DeVries BROKER/GRI/ABR A Bitterroot Valley Top Producer

Cell: (406) 531-9721 www.BrookeDeVries.com

500 W Main St ▪ Hamilton, MT 59840

Hidden vaLLey rancH. $7,750,000

Hidden Valley Hideaway- An entertainers dream come true,over 12,000 sq.ft. under roof including 4 bed/bathroom suites, 3 powder rooms, 1688 sq.ft. of deck with exterior dining and living area. Combination cedar plank and natural stone make this a true Montana gem from this hilltop sanctuary with towering Bitterroot Rocky Mountain views.Turn-key furnished and a separate ranch manager home.Total 259+ Acres in 6 Parcels. L’Horizon montana $4,995,000

Amazing, highly sophisticated European style ‘’Smart’’ house located just south of Missoula on 50+ beautiful acres with two trout ponds. Furnished with RocheBobois modern furniture, German PoggenPohl custom kitchen cabinets ,Italian Poliform closet systems, floor to ceiling windows framing the mountains, killer theater with a 3,800 movie Kaleidescape system, 7 car garage with De-Icer furnace for garage pad and patio,Lutron lighting, Creston control system, in floor radiant heat, forced air backup heat, solar power, air conditioning, monitored security system and many other great features.Can be purchased with neighboring 30 acres and 4 bedroom guest home for an additional $355,000 Judd Creek Hollow •

$2,490,000

Exquisite stone and cedar luxury home with a 3000+ Sq.Ft. chalet style guest home perfectly located in the desirable area of Judd Creek Hollow just minutes from Hamilton and Missoula. These two homes can be purchases separately or as a whole to equal 26+ acres divided in two parcels with Judd Creek running down the center filling two large trout stocked ponds. The stone and cedar luxury home features 5,842 sq. ft. total including 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a wonderful theater with built in bar, guest apartment and a 5 car attached garage perfect for all of the toys. Both homes are offered fully furnished with high end furnishings from across the country.

Price List as Follows: Luxury Home with Chalet Guest Home: $2,490,000 Luxury Home Only: $1,995,000 Chalet Guest Home Only: $595,000

Burr creek estate. $1,995,000

Luxury furnished creekside home with over 11,000 Sq.Ft. under roof including 4 bed/ bathroom suites,2 powder rooms, entertainment decks,an amazing kitchen with custom barn wood style cabinetry made from an old home that once was on the land,massive great room overlooking the creek and Bitterroot Valley, formal dining with wine room/wet bar area,awesome master suite,showcase car room,game room,bar and theater. Burr creek rancH ExclusivE Building sitEs And luxury HomEs

10 Acres, stream 15+ Acres Judd Creek Hollow Hamilton West $195,000 $159,000

5 Acres, Hamilton! $125,000

Luxury Building Sites from $259,000-$425,000. Call Brooke DeVries 406.531.9721

32.39 Acres! Victor West $200,000

20 Acres, Pines, Views! $169,500 30.62 Acres! Private $99,000

22 Acres on Fred Burr Creek 4 bed septic in! $249,000

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MATT ARNO 406.544.1842 C

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406-728-9200

Stelling Ranch and Land

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101 E. Broadway, Suite 201 Missoula, MT 59802

Sky Lodge Properties Inc.

email:realty@stelling.net

www.stelling.net

406-425-0073 ellenrose@vcn.com

PLAINS MT, 480 ACReS- timbered, secluded, mountain valley yet only 3 miles to hwy, lots of wildlife, springs, borders public land on 3 sides, river and mountain views, agent owned. Terms Possible. $495,000 Contact Matt Arno 406 544-1842 PoToMAC- 20 Acres in Potomac with Timber, Meadow and Beautiful Mountian Views. Great Recreation Area, Power, Phone, Good Access, 30+- miles to Missoula. Reduced to $109,000 Call Matt Arno 406 544-1842

418 acres $252,500 Recreational property close to Missoula. Borders public lands with lots of hunting opportunities. Great place for a cabin with panoramic views. Contact Matt Arno 406 5441842 CAMAS CReeK RANCH- One of Western Montana’s mildest climates, 914acre productive hay & pasture ranch with mountain views, creek & water rights. Offered at $936 per acre. Solid older home, good paved access, close to good fishing, boating & National Forest. $855,000. Contact Matt Arno 406 544-1842

theresa mondale, Broker/Owner, aBr, GrI

www.UnitedCountryMissoula.com 400 Expressway, Suite A Missoula, MT 59808

exceptional Price!! Beautiful, larger property in quaint, scenic Bearcreek - just 7 miles from Red Lodge. Enjoy the serenity of this lovely town with public services available and all the amenities near by - fishing, hiking, skiing, golfing, restaurants, entertainment, schools, hospital and clinics...Very Affordable! SeLLerS are wILLING tO FINaNCe aND wILL CONSIDer aLL GOOD FaItH OFFerS! mLS 107413 $23,500

Find Your Freedom

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www.UnitedCountryMissoula.com

Office: 406-728-9733

10.98 ac, 1500+/- feet of Six Mile Creek!!

This potential short sale is a beautiful custom home that has 3 bedrooms with a full den and formal dining room; with 2 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, along with a large rec/bonus room and large deck. High end composite countertops and tile throughout. With an open floor plan, vaulted ceiling and two gas fireplaces, this home lends an inviting feel in it’s 2,500+ sq. ft of luxurious living space. Great views, abundant wildlife and quiet living on this mix of pasture, mature pines, aspen, cottonwood, and an assortment of fruit trees. $299,900 ●Tony Weber ● 406-529-8507 ● t.weber@unitedcountrymissoula.com

Luxury, Efficiency, Privacy and Beauty!

TUCKED IN the peaks of the Bitterroot Mountain Range of Montana, this 52-acre, one-of-a-kind jewel sparkles like the mountain views and National Forest Service surrounding it! 2 HOMES FOR 1 PRICE! The main home is a luxury 3800 SF ENERGY STAR home with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Carrier air exchanger furnace, 2 on-demand H2O heaters; LOW energy bills! High-end finishes throughout. Complete Gourmet Kitchen-2 sinks, wine cooler, warming oven, granite counters + bar, high-quality appliances that stay. The Living Room boasts a floor-toceiling rock fireplace, entry to the covered deck, relief sculptures on the walls by famous local artist Scott Hayes, and million-dollar views. Quality continues with Ceiling fans in every room, spacious tile bathrooms, and deluxe laundry room w/easy-use dog bath, and a large 2-car attached garage.LOW-MAINTENANCE EXTERIOR with Hardiplank, cultured stone, metal roof and LARGE covered Trex deck. The low maintenance exterior continues with extensive native landscaping.Separate CLEAN and finished 60x40 SF Barn/Garage/Office/Apartment/Shop. Spotless Second Home is 1400 SF, with a large attached garage and currently used as a rental at $800./mo.

$1,349,000.00 ● Call Theresa ● 406-544-5970 ● t.mondale@unitedcountrymissoula.com

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109 3rd Ave E, Polson (406) 883-3346

of Flathead Lake

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wilma mixon Hall - Broker/Owner e realtor, Broker, accredited Home Staging Specialist

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Cedar home in treed wildlife habitat. Windowed prow front w viewing deck. Hot tub. Parked out treed lot, located less than 1 mile to public lake access, State Park. 3B/2.5 ba home on 3.6 acres! gorgeous; $470,000

this lot has it all, wildlife, city services, elbow room and views to forever from a hill south of Polson! Now $133,000...1.2 acres!

Nice 3/4 acre lot in Mission Bay, in a gated community with all amenities, pool, tennis, clubhouse, walking trails, and lake access! relaxing habitat for people and wildlife! Bank owned, now 1/2 price; $69,000..

5 acre parcel with privacy and irrigation from feeder canal. Located just SE of Polson, this rural setting offers great views of the Missions!1.5 stories, 3 bedroom 2 bath main home with a bunk house! $199,000!!! Seller took a new Job!

Older home that never aged! traditional rancher 3 bedrooms 1 bath on main, 3/4 bath, family room, canning kitchen down. Single garage, fenced yard, super condition! Corner lot. Walk to shopping, etc! $175,000!

Screamin deal on a great lake place! Cabin and Garage on a big 2+ ac.lot, 230 feet pebble shoreline on Flathead Lake, w. shore. Seller would consider trading for a Missoula home and some cash.. What kind of opportunity are you waiting for? $975,000!

exotic landscaped 3 lots with heron pond, super well, lake views. 10 yr old 2 story lake view redwood home. Lower level handicap accessible. outbuilding, bamboo stands. This property is tucked away so privately, no one will find you! $399,000

Seller says “price below recent appraisal”! Super nice rural “edge of forest” setting! Home is 4/2, full acre, garden, barn, fenced for a horse. Shared well. Relocated and ready to let go! $168,900.

Just a sampling of the gorgeous interior of this newer home on 14 rural acres. The outside may fool you, but the home is lovely w 2000+ sq ft on one level! Seller sacrificing for health reasons. $229,000

we are talking history, charm and hard to find. Neat loved older home real close to down town near the beach! Master suite is an addition with lovely tiled shower! Sweeping staircase, cove ceilings, country to modern kichen, office, outbuilding! 3/3, $230,000!


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But for some hunters, their main aim is a tough hunt, and so they chase other animals. The mountain lion is perhaps the most elusive creature in the woods, and the hardest to shoot. Other hunters will go after mountain goats and big horn sheep, in search of their elegant and regal horns, though few of these permits are given out each year. If you’re new to hunting, maybe you’d like to hire an outfitter or guide to show you the way. Stalking game is not easy, and moving in close enough to take a sure shot is harder that it might seem. Hunters spend years honing their skills and developing the experience to be successful, and for a new hunter, a guide can help speed up the learning curve. Plus, with one of the state’s many gifted outfitters, you can experience the Montana backcountry like you never thought imagined, complete with comfortable sleeping quarters, warm campfires and good eatin’.

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Colt Dr, victor: Pride in ownership! Home was remodeled with new paint, flooring, and decks. 3 bedroom, 2 baths on one level. Immaculate hard wood floors throughout. House sits on 9.54 irrigated acres. Mature landscaping with underground sprinklers, fenced garden area. Great views and fenced for horses. $229,000

Lance Ln Stevensville: Beautiful home on 9.69 irrigated acres. oversized windows in every room, tile and sawn wood floors, granite countertops,solid wood cabinets. Knotty pine trim & doors. Log accents inside & out,central vac the list goes on! extensive decking with views. nice landscaping with underground sprinklers. Horse setup fenced and cross fenced. Horse barn with tack room and hay storage. $489,900

St. Johns Lolo: Pride in ownership! Nicely updated home. Bonus room in basement could make 3RD bedroom with expansion of egress window. New appliances March 2011. New interior paint throughout, Slate tile entry, new tiled shower, a pleasure to show as nothing has been overlooked. Parcel borders common area park to the west. Nice covered patio off of the kitchen. Mature landscaping. $184,900

Bolin ranch rd. Ranchette situated in the middle of a large ranch on 9.69 irrigated acres.. Completely remodeled farm home with open floor plan. Upgrades include custom kitchen with granite, large updated bathrooms, main level master. Outbuildings, underground sprinklers,trex decks and views! Great horse property with barn and corrals! Productive acreage. More acreage available up to 265 acres. Call Nicole for more information. Priced at $469k

1010 Starburst:

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Birch Creek, Corvallis: Cute as can be! Open floor plan new flooring and paint. Remodeled bathrooms, roomy mud room. Mature landscaping, trees. Set up for horses barn with stalls and runs, tack shed, detached shop, (2)lean too sheds and completely fenced. 4.84 acres in 2 parcels! This property is all set up for the horse person, nothing needs done, turn key operation! $217,900.

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Hunting in Montana is steeped in history and lore. But it is also steeped in a deep tradition of conservation in fact, in many regards, hunters and fishermen were the first conservationists. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, one of the pioneering sportsman-based conservation groups, was started by four Montana hunters several decades ago and today is one of the largest such organizations in the country. MTD

1325/1315 Byron 2 Houses for the price of one!!! Rent one and live the other. 3bd,1.5 bath, newer carpeting, pergo flooring, pre wired surround sound theater system, all appliances plus W/D. Smaller house completely remodeled with all new carpet & pergo flooring. $259,800 MLS# 20116739 or #20116758


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“Biggest Skiing in America” A Full Day at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin

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Just south of Four Corners on Highway 191, a large billboard reads “Biggest Skiing in America.” My wife Curly and I have decided that today we would go to Big Sky and decide just how big the biggest is. The pass costs $79.00 for a day and will allow us access to ski and ride the lift system of two of Montana’s finest resorts, Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. The numbers alone are impressive, a combined total of acres, 4350 vertical The numbers 5512 feet and 29 ski lifts. The alone are single most impressive however, is the impressive... feature, mountain itself. We turn off 5512 acres, 191 onto the Big Sky Spur 4350 vertical road and looming ahead of us is Lone Peak—a standfeet and 29 alone mountain towering ski lifts. 11,166 feet, flanked by the Spanish Peaks Wilderness to the north and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness to the west. Our excitement level begins to soar.

by Lonnie Ball

Mary Ball on the North Summit Snowfield at Moonlight Basin.

It’s a bluebird day and the new snow from last night’s flurries is still being plowed from the parking lots. I park today at the Madison Lodge at Moonlight Basin. Although the narrow and twisty access road down Jack Creek deserves caution, I feel as if I’m going back in time, as in an old Warren Miller movie. We start at the Madison Lodge parking lot, the furthest north location and the lowest point (7000 feet) of the “interconnect” of today’s adventure with the Lone Peak Pass. Booted up and skis laid out, the all familiar click is music to my ears as I step in to my bindings and push off from the lodge and ski down to the Six Shooter high-speed lift for the first lift ride of the day. Although we are early, skiers are already tracking up the snow below us. This is not a concern, because we are headed up higher, in fact to the very top of the peak. The Six Shooter ride is over a mile and tops out at 9000 feet elevation in just over nine minutes. We are still below the Headwater’s Ridge, however, and the Headwater’s chair is a short uphill hike. Curly and I click out and shoulder our skis, but are passed by two younger locals who have Continued on page 29

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mile High valley ranch Big timber • $975,000 New Price Mile High Valley Ranch is a 276 acre ranch located in a beautiful private valley near 11,000’ mountains and a spectacular canyon. There is a new ranch house, 3-car garage, corrals and a barn. Mile High Ranch offers expansive views, fields, springs, wildlife and is only minutes away from the fabulous Crazy Mountains and near the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers. Philip Land (406) 930-5263 Les mathson (406) 223-5698

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keYSer Creek raNCH Incredible residential development opportunity in Columbus, Montana. This 85 acre parcel is adjacent to the town of Columbus, Montana. This parcel is the next logical area of development for this community. Columbus is located in beautiful South Central Montana at the confluence of the Stillwater & Yellowstone Rivers. It is just 45 minute drive to Montana’s largest city Billings, MT and Red Lodge Mountain ski & golf resort. $1,300,000 ML 214386

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chosen to skate up. (They will not beat us to the untracked snow off the peak.) Once again at the bottom of the Headwater’s chair that same old Warren Miller movie starts to reel in my brain. Slow and old in appearance, it is the newest chair at Moonlight Basin. I count just 21 other chairs on the entire lift on the way up, short, steep, and sweet. Below us and to our right, as the chair chugs us up to the ridge, we pass over some of the most radial ski terrain in the Rockies. Ahead of us, the skiers that passed us up have already started across the Headwater’s Ridges dividing Moonlight and Big Sky. Curly and I smile at each other and with Lone Peak passes ski into Big Sky. A hundred yards above Big Sky’s Challenger lift and right off the top bull wheel of the Headwater’s lift is a gate and sign designating the boundary and the interconnect of the two resorts. We cross through the gate but stay on a high traverse across Country Club run until we are standing on the edge of the rim looking down a very steep run called the Pinnacles. We venture down through towering rock obelisks, skiing one at a time allowing safe space between ourselves. Our next stop, well below us, but still above 8700 feet, is the bottom of Lone Peak Triple Chair. As we watch from the chair, skiers and riders are busy in the bowl, powder clouds forming in wakes behind them. We unload and resist the temptation to photograph instant face shots and head directly to the Lone Peak Tram.

Today we wanted to make the most of the interconnect pass for maximum mountain exposure to the steep and deep. We skied from the summit to the west edge of Liberty Bowl along the newly opened Dakota Territory. I pulled up at the bottom of Liberty and watched Curly float toward me through two feet of untracked powder. The snow report Dakota Territory that morning had been six to eight inches of new snow. That was correct for the parking lot but not above 9000 feet. Powder grins are real and appear when stoke and ability rule. Curly skied on past me (grinning) down through the upper open gate of Bavarian Forest. I followed her powder plume as she weaved in and out of the trees. We did not stop until we reached the south boundary dividing Big Sky from the Yellowstone Club. Although we had waited 20 minutes in the tram line and left the summit with 13 others who shared the same 15-person car, we were all alone in Bavarian Forest and yet to cross another set of tracks. The Madison Lodge is five miles away.

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Some 3700 vertical feet below the summit of Lone Peak, we catch the Shedhorn lift to be transported upward, then ski around via the Duck Walk to the Triple chair again. The Bowl is now pretty tracked up and we head once again for the tram. Our destination this time is north from Built in 1995, the Lone Peak Tram instantly propelled the summit. The Moonlight Basin patrol requires skiers Big Sky into a world-class resort. Skiers and boarders to possess a Lone Peak Pass, a sign-out, an avalanche were given lift service transceiver, a shovel, a probe and a group .of four to ski access to a peak above the North Summit. Curly and I are carrying all the gear 11,100 feet yielding and have signed up for an 11:15 a.m. “tee time.” big mountain skiing for the cost of a lift Our friends Ursula and Greg from Bozeman make up ticket. Numerous runs our foursome and they are similarly equipped with on the South Face are safety equipment. The four of us ride the same tram car over 2000 vertical feet to the summit. We clamor out of car and head over to the and average 38 degrees Moonlight ski patrol shack that is cabled tightly to its steep, literally good perch at 11,150 feet above sea level just north of the top for hundreds of face station of the Lone Peak Tram. shots on a powder day. Lone Peak Tram Moonlight opened the North Summit Snowfield when the It is fortunate that the hut is cabled down, for the wind is two resorts teamed together and offered the Lone Peak howling. We slide through a drift and down a shoveled Pass a decade later. Continued on page 30


passage to the doorway that again needs to be shoveled out. The group before us is just leaving and we have a 15-minute wait before we can start down. The patrolman checks our transceivers, packs, and passes and we sign out. There are several aerial photos and drawings showing the routes north off the summit, which we study. Then it is our time slot. We’re out the door and onto our skis. Once again we pass through a gate, this time from Big Sky to Moonlight at 11,150 feet. The wind and snow have created havoc with visibility, but we manage to stay on the narrow strip of snow (and rocks) as we work our way down from the summit to the top of the Big Couloir.

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Bracing against the wind, I stand near the entry of the Big Couloir and watch as a Big Sky skier plunges into the narrow couloir on the Big Sky side of the ridge. The four of us turn north and one by one drop off the cornice and down the North Summit Snowfield into Moonlight Basin. The wind abates a bit and the snow is deep on the snowfield. There are large cornice chunks from AV control to be avoided and the north side is shaded from the mountain, but all four us are wearing large grins as we gather at a safe spot three-quarters of the way down the snowfield. We ski west across the snowfield to a route called Great Falls and again ski one at a time, watching each other and giving safe space. The wind is again howling as we traverse west from the snowfield to the Falls.

on a corduroy groomer called Horseshoe that takes us to the base of Moonlight’s Six Shooter lift. Looking back at the summit 4300 vertical feet above, the Snowfield and Great Falls give me a shiver of delight thinking, I just skied that. The four of us head to the Madison Lodge and have a bowl of buffalo chili for lunch. We need to dine and dash, there being still more mountain to be skied. Two other friends, Dave and Eric meet .up with us, and the six of us ride the Six Shooter and the Headwater’s over the ridge into Big Sky. We ski again through the interconnect gate at the top of the Headwater’s and Challenger lifts and point ‘em down Highway to Lower Morningstar and Mr. K. to Big Sky’s base. Curly, Dave, Eric and I figure we can make another two tram runs and jump on Swift Current lift back to 9000 feet.

We ski the South Face of Lone Peak via the Dictator’s, some of us avoiding the cliffs. Then another down the steep Gullies into the Bowl. Although it is late afternoon, few tracks are crossed and Curly and I are still grinning. Our next lift is Challenger and we ski the Moonlight cliffs, still in Big Sky, but end up on a groomer in Moonlight named Elkhorn that takes us again to the Six Shooter, then The top of Great down Fast Lane and back to Big Sky’s Challenger lift. Falls is very steep, maybe We cross the interconnect gate at the top and ski the steep 48 degrees. To Alder Gulch run in Moonlight’s Headwater Bowl and fall crossing the cut over high to Fast Lane again. Then we blast down brink would be Moonlight’s groomer run Cinnabar and end our adventure bad, but you at the Madison Lodge. Before the lifts close for the day, would not sail Curly and I are soaking in the Moonlight Lodge’s hot pool. off a cliff or hit many rock Did we ski all 5500 acres granted us with the Lone Peak Bavarian Forrest outcroppings and should survive. Ursula goes across Pass? Not even close. Did we weave our way back and first and watches back as Greg comes across, then Curly forth through two great resorts, getting the best skiing for and then me. The real fun now begins as we drop below our abilities and stoke? Absolutely. Did we ski the Biggest the brink and ski along towering cliffs and through Skiing in America? You bet we did. MTD bottomless powder to the first flat area since leaving the summit 3000 vertical feet above us.We watch the group that was 15 minutes behind us negotiate the snowfield far above us.We then ski through a treed glen and pop out Lonnie Ball operates Montana Powder Guides and pursues great action photography. 30


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Montana Ranches Two Shadows Ranch Trout Creek | Montana

Saw Creek Ranch Trout Creek | Montana

Three Sides National Forest, Meadow, Timber and Creeks . . .Little Beaver Creek runs through this protected canyon, as well as Saw Creek. End of the road privacy with only one seasonal neighbor. In an area of large acreage, High-speed internet, phone, power and decent wells in the area. Rarely do you experience this kind of peace, far from highways, power lines and railroads. A setting this tranquil is priceless! South-facing building sites, irrigated hay ground, and a domestic spring are only a few of the features that set this ranch apart. Trophy resident elk call this property home as well as mule and whitetail deer and all the varied species of rare animals that make us a valuable component of The Crown of the Continent. Broker owned. 60 Acres, $499,000: 244 Acres, $1,586,000: or 417 Acres, $3,120,000.

Turning Leaf Ranch Trout Creek | Montana

320 Acres & Lodge . . . 5000+- sq ft unfinished lodge, 90 acres pasture with water rights from a irrigation ditch that travels through the land. Timber land with 4 springs, one appropriated for 35 gpm. One acre spring fed pond has been engineered and filed with the state but not installed. On-site gravel pit, water wells. This ranch is backed by National Forest land and is very private. Elk, Deer, Moose & other wildlife are year round residents here. No restrictions. Bring your ideas and make this one your own. $1,695,000

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Two Shadows Ranch . . .Scenic 182+- acre ranch, located in a recreational paradise. With a 1600’ rolled gravel runway and high-speed ramp, asphalt parking ramp and insulated aircraft hangar, your transportation is a snap. Sub-irrigated (clay soil) hay ground, gorgeous custom log home, shop, attached 3-car carport, 6-stall horse barn, heated tack room, overhead storage, two large loafing sheds, corrals, pastures, RV parking with full hook up, park-like cedar groves complete with benches. Comprised of 7 parcels, this land is set up to maximize investment/recreational use. The Crown of the Continent, is one of the most pristine habitats in the world, complete with an abundance of rare species of wildlife including elk, moose, mountain goats, bear, wolves, deer and more. Ah, Montana. $1,595,000 Clark Fork River Ranch . . . Scenic 1030+- acres, located in the most temperate climate in the state, this riverfront ranch has over two miles of the Clark Fork Riverfrontage, including class two rapids, and Montana State land adjacent. Irrigated hay ground, modest log home, and large shop. This Rocky Mountain elk, big horn sheep and whitetail and mule deer habitat has development potential or just own over 1000 acre of Montana. Come home to Montana. REDUCED $1,000,000 to $2,499,000

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If you seek the old Montana. . . the Montana filled with smiles and western hospitality, no stop lights and social hours in the grocery store. . . this is it!

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