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MONTANA DREAMS D r ea m p r o p er ti es ● dream desti nati ons

Vol. 8 November 2012

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Cover Property Courtesy Of:

Myrna Rue Owner/Broker

(406) 670-5707

Flathead lake • KALISPELL • Whitefish BILLINGS • BOZEMAN • RED LODGE • Big timber • Columbus Missoula • bitterroot Valley • Thompson Falls



Diamond Bar-S Land Company, LLC United Country Real Estate Bobbi Lockhart, Broker/Owner



b i t t e r r o o t va l l e y o f w e s t e r n m o n ta n a select offerings at the


Visit our website for 75+ available properties.

Stock Farm’s 2,600 acres of luxury is nestled in Western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Enjoy all the amenities the Stock Farm has to offer, including the 27,000 square foot members only Clubhouse, 16 acre equestrian facility, miles of back-country trails, amazing mountain views, and the Tom Fazio Golf Course.

Sam Lucas Estates

Custom home 5132 +/- sq. ft., 3 bd, 3.5 ba on 20 +/- ac with mountain views and 2 trout filled ponds. High end luxury finishes, shop, bonus rooms, library, formal and informal dining, master suite w/ closets. Custom woodwork, ironwork, log accents, paved entry, landscaped, hot tub, 2 rock fireplaces, attached 2-car garage, vaulted ceilings, and rustic cherry hardwood flooring.

MLS # 51893 $999,000

Available Mountain Homes

Overwhich Rd, Darby

Amazing, private, mountain acreage with pond bordering National Forest. Home with 3 bds, 2 ba, on 20+/- ac, large master suite, private fireplace, 2 walk-in closets, and large creek-side deck. Custom gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, granite counter tops, and rustic hickory cabinets. 1900 ft of Overwhich Creek frontage, just minutes from Painted Rocks Lake.

Available Ranch Homes “Old Authentic Clapboard Horse Ranch Homes”

MLS # 52130 WFK $769,000

A Limited Number of Mountain Homesites, Private Residentials, Furnished Cabins and Club Membership Avaliable.

Nez Perce Road Beautiful private mountain setting with amazing views. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath with large wrap around deck home sits on 17.37 +/acres with massive pond and 580 sq ft waterfront guest cabin.

MLS# 52733 $885,000

Skalkaho RANCH

273 +/- ac property includes wildlife,trout pond and amazing views. Commercially used but perfect for private use. 5000 +/- sq ft, sleeps 15, and professional kitchen . Spectacular building sites with 360 degree May be subdivided, Property has several outbuildings and is perfect for horses. Owner contract available

MLS# 50115 $1,995,000

Equestrian trail rides for all ages.

Tom Fazio designed championship course.

The clubhouse looks out over the championship Fazio design.

For inquiries regarding available Stock Farm property for purchase contact Jim Schueler or Bobbi Lockhart at:

(406) 363-9800 Experience a grand lifestyle under the Big Sky of Montana

arrow hill ranch

Discover the Exclusive and Private Arrow Hill Lifestyle

Dowling Funeral Home Hamilton historic building. This massive 9,550 +/- sq. ft. home was built by Marcus Daly around 1893 and was used as residence until converted to a funeral home in 1916. Has 25 rooms with a separate apartment on the 3rd floor. This home holds much of its original architectural details. Lots of character and history to explore!

MLS# 52884 $495,000

Grantsdale Road

Quality 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with office very nice remodeled home with guest house providing extra monthly income and large detached three car garage. Beautiful irrigation ditch along property with irrigation rights. Mature landscaping and room for horse or animals. Note: Bedrooms on upper level. Large kitchen, Living room, family room, and office.

41 select Estate Ranch Sites, prices ranging from $150,000 to $549,000 await the homeowner who knows the value of a well-planned safe community under the Big Sky of Montana. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The Arrow Hill Ranch lifetsyle for you and your family ..... It’s what we call... “Grand Lisfestyle under the Big Sunny Sky of Montana”

MLS# 52549 $319,000

* Gated Community * Shown by Appointment only * Amazing Views * Lots Sold 5, 6 ,8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Lower Mill Creek Road

Ready to build! Beautiful 11.37 +/- acres with amazing mountain views. 4-plusbedroom septic and well already installed. Secluded area of large parcels and quality homes. Paved roadway, mature ponderosa pines, and two ponds. In Corvallis school district

MLS# 52135 $289,000


Powderhorn Ranch

This beautiful property is lush ground with amazing building sites. All lots have protective covenants, irrigation and water right. See below for individual lot prices: Lot 9 & 10 - $80,000 per lot (10 +/- ac parcels) Lot 13A - $180,000 (11.29 +/- ac) Lot 14A - $70,000 (5.51 +/- ac) Lot 15A - $180,000 (9.89 +/- ac) All Lots - $590,000

Diamond Bar-S Land Company, LLC United Country Real Estate

James Schueler Broker/Owner - Bobbi Lockhart, Broker/Owner


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Cindy Dunham (406) 425-0182 OF BILLINGS

SPECIALIZING IN RED LODGE AND SURROUNDING AREAS CHARMING VINTAGE FARM HOUSE Beautifully refurbished from the inside out & head to toe. Great Horse Property on 10 fenced acres near Boyd. Guest house & new oversized double garage. $299,999 EAST ROSEBUD RIVER LOG CABIN Rushing Moss Creek right off the deck & Rosebud River access. Unbelievable canyon views from huge picture windows! Gorgeous Rock Fireplace. Just REDUCED BY $20,000. Now $369,000 ROPERS WANTED Beautiful large family home with beautiful circular staircase. 30 irrigated Acres w/Large Roping Arena. Rim Rock Views!! Two Family rooms w/fireplaces. Fromberg, MT $715,000 FLY FISHERMAN’S DREAM ON THE BIG HORN RIVER Gorgeous Custom Log Home w / 1 mile of river frontage for Blue Ribbon Trophy Trout Fishing. Great screened-in porch & deck. Private Dock. 60 Miles from Billings at St. Xavier $495,000

PRISTINE & GORGEOUS NEVILLE LOG HOME IN THE PINES South of Red Lodge. Great wrap around view deck. Close to skiing and town. $439,000 BUILDER’S OWN CUSTOM QUALITY HOME W/ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. 5 FIREPLACES. Trex Deck. Tons of storage. Would make EXCELLENT RED LODGE INVESTMENT PROPERTY AS A DUPLEX RENTAL. Huge shop w/bath. $485,000 POOL WITH A VIEW!!! Breathtaking views from this custom home on 9+ Acres. Awesome pool and landscaping. Fenced w/Super Horse Barn. Additional acreage available. $795,000 RARE “CLOSE- IN” RED LODGE CUSTOM HOME & HORSE PROPERTY W/BARN. Fenced on 10+ Acres. Nice deck on Seasonal Stream w/ Ski Mountain Views. Indoor exercise lap pool & atrium. Great location. $890,000 3


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Dan Myers • (406) 821-4055 OFFICE: 406-821-3771 808 N. Main • Darby, Montana -

FURNISHED REDUCED $400,000 EXCEPTIONAL LUXURY 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 15.02 Acres, 5 Acre Stocked Pond, on East Fork River, Large Shop/Garage, Guest Home, GEO Heat, Finest Amenities, A Must See Property, MLS 51968, $2,350,000.

WOW WHAT A LOG HOME FURNISHED Borders State & Federal Land, Log Construction, 10 acres, 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths, Exceptional Quality, Recreational Area, MLS 47791, $995,000

EXCEPTIONAL 20.21 ACRES 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Oak Flooring, Generator, Upgraded Appliances, Open Floor Plan, West Fork Road Area, Hot Tub, Turn Key and High Quality, MLS 48011, $1,495,000


Alta Meadow Ranch Tract A 34.25 Acres, West Fork Road Area, 2,878 sq. ft., West Fork River Frontage, Forest Service Access, Recreational Area, Very Private, MLS 50010 $1,300,000

Alta Meadow Ranch Tract D 28.87 Acres, Original Stage Coach Inn (1920) restored 2003, 2 Story Log Home, Forest Service Border MLS# 50011 $1,500,000

LARGE & SPACIOUS CONDO 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 4,236 sq. ft., On Kootenai Creek, Stevensville Area, 2 Car Garage, Great 2nd Home or Permanent Residence, Turn Key, MLS 51951 $340,000

HOME & FISH HATCHERY 13.53 Acres, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3 Springs, 3 Trout Ponds, Equipment Included for Fish Hatchery Business, Adjoining 12.66 Bare Land Available MLS 50395, $449,000. Also See MLS 50393, Bare Land $150,000.

GREAT INVESTMENT Downtown Darby, Commercial Building, 5 Individual Offices and Store Front, Perfect for Health Care Professional Or Small Business Owner, Quality Remodel, MLS 52310, $285,000.

Private, 54.47 Acres, (Add’l 22.19 Bare Land Avail.), Off Hwy 93, Two Guest Cabins, 2 Wells, 2 Septics, Corral & Stalls for horses, 2,588 SF. Main Home, 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, full walk out basement. GREAT VALUE! MLS 53051, $699,000.


26.64 Acres on the West Fork River, West Fork Rd., Existing Septic, New Well, Ready for New Home, 2 & 3 Car Garages on Site, Near Conner Cut/ Off, MLS# 47896 $950,000

TURN KEY CONDO 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 2 Floors, Excellent Decor, Some Furnishings Included, Open Kitchen, Great For Entertaining, On Kootenai Creek, Stevensville Area, MLS 51888, $295,000

REMARKABLE VIEWS 20.03 Acres, One Bedroom Dry Cabin, Amazing View of Trapper Peak and 360 Views, West Fork Road Area, Has Electric, Ready To Build, MLS 52453, $339,000

Scenic wonder TRapper Peak.

BORDERS FED LAND / VIEWS 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Federal Boundary, Great Detail and Quality, View Are One of a Kind, West Fork Road Area, Borders Exceptional Guest Ranch, High End Amenities, MLS  52387,   $1,200,000  


On Hwy 93 South of Darby, Currently occupied as a Restaurant, Log Construction, Kitchen Equipment Included Plus Tables and Chairs, Has Full Bar, Great Commercial Location, MLS 51883, $795,000

Designed with Privacy in mind 5 Acres, West Fork Rd. Area, 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Exceptional Floors and Amenities, Great Location, Gourmet Kitchen, 2 Car Garage 2/shop, MLS #51182,  $625,000

20.06 Acres Bare Land, Amazing 360 Views, Ready For Your Dream Home, Exceptional Piece of Property, West Road Road Area, MLS# 48739 $359,000

Two Beautiful Parcels 10.09 & 10.21, 20.30 total acres. To be sold together, as one. Hughes Creek, wildlife. Septic installed on Lot 10.   Border F/Service 2 sides.   Perfect for a summer retreat and several building sites for home or cabin.  MLS 52640  $184,900








Jan King

Catherine Lindbeck

Broker, SFR Awarded Top Producer


Great Acreage/Lots – Several Parcels 1-25 ac. Starting at $44,900


Green Broker, SFR Multi-State Realtor

120 South 5th Street, Suite 201 Hamilton, MT 59840 BROKEN SPUR RANCH




6200 +/- SF Premier log home on 53+/- ac ranch. Cust Log hm & guest hm, 4 bed/3ba hm, 27+/- ac, barn,shop, Custom log hm, fine finishes, 40+/20+/- ac. Elk! MLS#51029 $1,289,500 shop, barn, pond #48356 $1,499,000 apt, wtr rights. MLS#51388 $887,250 acres, views. MLS#51365 $972,000



Bring horses, 21.79ac, decks, wildlife! Custom Home. Catch barn/shop, 2 car. MLS#52646 $690,000 One! Stevi. MLS#52265




the Big Custom hm, 7.41+/- ac. big fish, 5 ac, Como Pk view, 3,000 sf, huge shop, $326,700 shop, Irrigated, MLS#52127 $424,500 wtr rights, privacy MLS# 52719 $649,500

Moose Meadow Retreat



Custom log home / 3834 SF. Private. Custom 2,480sf, log accents, pond, bunk- 7.28 ac on Camas creek, 3BR/2Ba HM, Bring Horses! 3,078 SF. Great loca4+/- ac. horses ok MLS#52567 $599,950 house, fenced. MLS# 52720 $387,500 Guest quarters MLS#52580 $359,000 tion, views. MLS#52592 $299,900



Tin Cup Creek property

A best buy in the Valley!!!!

3,400+/-SF log hm. 4 car gar. 5+/- ac. Pond, Creek, 11.29 ac, 3BD/3BA, A/C, 2 Pond, 10.95 +/-ac, custom home, 3bed/2ba custom home, fenced acres, and water rights. MLS#52122 $474,900 FPL, Western Décor MLS# 52012 $587,500 guest quarters MLS#50810 $699,000 Corvallis schools. $189,900. MLS# 53084


Red Crow Horse Property



Nice home w/great room, 10 ac, lots Cute Hm/water rights! Barn, arena, Great location, custom home, 3bd 2012 Model Hm 3 bed/ 2 ba Corvallis. of wildlife, $189,950 MLS# 52762 outbuildings MLS#52455 $269,900 2ba, horses. MLS#52718 $239,900 Great design. MLS#52232 $179,900

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12 North Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068

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7186 Hwy. 212

Wooded 4.85 acre sanctuary with walking trails through the forest and glades with 1,000 feet of Rock Creek to enjoy and fly fish to your hearts content.This quality, 3,272 sf home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus a two car garage with a heated office and exercise room and a one car detached garage/workshop. Wonderful climate controlled greenhouse, creek side gazebo for entertaining or just relaxing to the sounds Rock Creek flowing by. Redwood decks allow you to enjoy the creature comforts while enjoying the woods, pond, waterfall and creeks! Master suite has a large walk in closet which includes a laundry for the utmost convenience. MAJOR remodel/renovation in 2012 – kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, flooring, upstairs family room, dining room... okay everything has been updated using only the best materials. Outside renovations include, pond, waterfall, underground sprinkler system, and additional green space.A rare river find just two minutes to Red Lodge . Property is owned by Broker’s husband. Call Myrna (406) 670-5707

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PROPERTIES Boulder Valley Vista

1192± acres commands breathtaking views of the Boulder River Valley and Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains to the south and the Yellowstone River Valley and Crazy Mountains to the north. Canyons, rock formations, native grasses, conifers, aspen trees, seasonal creeks and high hilltops provide an alpine feel. Access to the renowned fisheries of the Main and West Boulder Rivers is available less than 1 mile from this property. Was $2,850,000 ─ Now a great value at $1,950,000

Antelope Butte Divide

1260± acres located on the divide between the Yellowstone and Boulder River Valleys near Big Timber, MT. Pine-covered hills, deep scenic draws and open grassland meadows. Tremendous views from the property include 5 mountain ranges. The ranch features two distinctive, architectdesigned homes for your family and guests. The main ranch house is situated to take advantage of the expansive views of the Yellowstone River Valley. $2,675,000

Privacy and Views

44 Windsong Way

Crazy Mountain Panorama

At Home on the Boulder

Located in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains, these two secluded parcels can be purchased separately or as one unit. Live water flows through both parcels. 311± acres and/or 320± acres. Priced at $1500 per acre

This beautiful 3 bedroom/4 bath 9976±SF home on 9± acres was built to take in views of the Crazy Mountains. Tongue and groove walls, vaulted ceilings with hand-peeled log beams, hickory cupboards, oak floors, an indoor heated swimming pool and two oversized 2-car garages. Priced 50% below original asking price and well below replacement cost. $695,000

503 Stephens Hill Rd

1758± SF 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on 20± acres. A variety of wildlife call this area home. Enjoy surrounding views from the covered patio. $236,500

Pinochle Inn

1930’s cabin near the bank of the Boulder River. *Recreational residence on USFS Special Use Permit land. $129,000

640± on East Fork of Sweet Grass Creek

The East Fork of Sweet Grass Creek flows through this 640± acres NE of Big Timber, MT. Crazy Mountain views and numerous build sites. Suitable for livestock. 60 gpm well and power to the property. $615,000


Ranch Recreational Residential Commercial

Newer 3152± square foot 4 bedroom, 2½ bathroom home. This quality constructed home has laminate flooring, granite counter tops and a 2-car garage. Located on 1± acre with common access to Yellowstone River. $298,000 Surprising 9.78± acre oasis with over 1400± feet of Boulder River frontage just minutes from Big Timber. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was remodeled in 2007 to take advantage of river views from the large kitchen, dining and living rooms, and a master bedroom suite was added. Outbuildings include a large shop and several animal shelters. Irrigated grounds with ample water available. REDUCED $565,000

18 Meadowlark Circle

2464± square foot 5 bedroom, 2½ bathroom home on 1± acre. Beautiful landscaping, fenced yard, UGS, redwood deck, mountain views, daylight basement. $235,000

Big Sky Views

72.79± acre property is suitable for horses and other livestock with irrigated hay ground and grassland for feed. 4± miles west of Big Timber, the property takes in views of the Crazy Mountains and Yellowstone River Valley. The 1612± SF home has a gourmetstyle kitchen, fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Detached garage has unfinished guest quarters. A 32 x 40± barn provides additional parking and storage. $545,000

Mary Lair :: Dave Moore :: Jill Baird :: Kim Colvin

220 McLeod St :: Big Timber :: Montana 59011

"The Holler" - 225 W BRIDGER CREEK RD Big Timber - $995,900

Currently being sold whole, subdivide option. 46 acres, 2 Foundations with utilities, 2 residential Homes, 5 Cabins, 2 running creeks, One trout lake with fishing rights, surrounded by National Forest, Pastures, Horses allowed, Wooded, Secluded. MULTI USE PROPERTY REDUCED

Multi use property, Fromberg. Residential Home, Commercial property currently leased for additional income or start your own business, large shop with office and large bay doors, 20 acres of pasture and currently lease. Irrigated land, FULLY REMODELED HOME. Price Reduction to $553,000 “$125,000 PRICE REDUCTION “ MUST SELL! MOTIVATED SELLER! PLEASE CALL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 000 LAKESHORE DR • ROBERTS

All offers Negotiable 5% Selling Agent Bonus

• 100 Acres for Sale • Great Beartooth Mountain & Cooney Reservoir Views • Development Potential • No Covenants and Restrictions • Directly across from state park & reservoir • Summer fun for Boating and Fishing with the Family • 30 miles from Red lodge, MT • Less then 50 Miles from Billings, MT


473 Horsethief Rd. - Roundup, MT $924,900

Damian M. Forrester

Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ePro, SRS, AHWD

Land: 940 Acres, Multiuse Property, 8 Pastures, BML land, Wooded, Spring, Plenty of Wildlife, No Restrictions. Residence: All rooms are over-sized, Laminate flooring in selected areas of home, Plenty of main floor living. Call to request video & photo ink of property. Office: 406.702.1992 • Cellular: 406.697.3282

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851 N. River Rd. • Laurel, MT Many aspire to live this way of life but few will achieve it! Now is your opportunity! A rare and extraordinary value awaits you as the next tender of this scenic Riverfront Property between Billings and Laurel. You will find a place for all your passions on 15+ ACRES OF PEACE & QUIET ALONG THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER!! All the comforts of home await you in the 3,326 sq ft one level rancher complete with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, formal dining and living rooms. A large family room provides plenty of space for your family and friends. This beautifully maintained property includes a 30x60 garden, wonderful landscaping, and mature orchard. Large barn, custom indoor/outdoor dog kennel, insulated and heated shop in addition to the 2 car and 3 car over-sized detached garages. Bring your horses to enjoy the fenced pasture or simply relish the serene beauty that this property offers every day.  Shown by appointment only.. $699,000

Timilynn Kenny Realtor 406.325.1414

2646 Grand Ste 2 Billings, MT 59102 11



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

Cell: (406) 531-9721

500 W Main St ▪ Hamilton, MT 59840


New Listing! Victor West

$2,995,000 Custom log home, guest home, indoor arena, shop, huge barn and 65+/acres in 4 parcels.


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

Luxury Home, Shop, Pond and Creek! $799,000

Luxury Home, paved drive, 50x60 shop, 10 irrigated acres, trout pond, creek and stunning Bitterroot Mtn. views

Hamilton West Side Sanctuary $749,000

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

SOLD PRICED TO SELL! West Fork custom Log Home $699,000

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

Custom Hamilton West Home and Shop. $499,000

Beautiful custom home, large master suite, vaulted living rm, 3 car attached garage and separate 30x60 shop!


Roaring Lion Sanctuary


Bitterroot River Luxury Home! $637,000

The ultimate in privacy. Large bridge leads to this custom home and shop overlooking Roaring Lion Creek. Borders large ranch and FS. Very unique.

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

15 UNIQUE ACRES, CABIN/ SHOP $489,000 Roaring Lion Creek frontage, Shop/ Cabin, Septic and Well are in!

Judd Creek Chalet

$455,000 FURNISHED! 13+Acres, Pond, 4 Bedrooms


Lodge Overlooking The Bitterroot River!

$599,000 Custom cedar home, guest home,11 acres, desirable location on Old Darby Road!

3 Large Commercial Buildings! $415,000

Great location, 3 buildings, large shop perfect for shipping and receiving. Priced to SELL!


UNDER CONTRACT Darby Sanctuary with Creek! $399,000

Custom log sided home, Chef’s Kitchen, Floor to Ceiling Windows and Year Round Creek! Priced to SELL!

Commercial or Residential! $399,000

Currently a restaurant and three residential rental units. Real Estate only.


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


AMAZING BUY! Commercial or Residential, 2 Parcels! $299,000

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



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


SOLD Home And 15+ acres With Irrigation! $289,000

3 bedroom, 2 bath log home on 15.29 acres with wonderful irrigation rights, adorable landscaping and barn/chicken coop. Very good value.

Hamilton West Chalet


Very well maintained 4 bedroom, 21/2 bath chalet style home close to town. 2 Acres, large garage with woodworking area. Priced to sell!

Cabin In The Woods

$229,000 Log cabin recently remodeled with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4.85 acres and large shop/garage.



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

Cell: (406) 531-9721

500 W Main St ▪ Hamilton, MT 59840


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 $4,595,000

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. Judd Creek Hollow •

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.

$2,195,000 Price List as Follows: Luxury Home with Chalet Guest Home: $2,195,000 Luxury Home Only: $1,625,000 Chalet Guest Home Only: $455,000


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. Saddle Sore Ranch $2,995,000

Stunning property in the heart of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Set high on a hilltop with Bitterroot Mountain views and valley views below. Custom log home recently refinished by hand,outdoor kitchen with fireplace, irrigation rights, creek, 2500+/- sq.ft. guest home, large barn with indoor/outdoor stalls, new indoor arena and large shop, tack building, chicken coop all on 65+/- acres in 4 parcels. BURR CREEK RANCH Exclusive Building Sites And Luxury Homes

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Lazy L Ranch – Hamilton, MT

Located in the vista of the Como Peaks the Lazy L Ranch, consisting of 174.65 acres, enjoys one of the best settings in the Bitterroot Valley. A comfortable 4 bedroom ranch house, six stall barn, shop and equipment shed complete the property.  Enjoy the feeling of space and charm while having a close proximity to Hamilton.  $2,500,000


Outstanding beauty consisting of tree lined meadows, irrigated pastures, and 2 major creeks set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Como Peaks. A large elk herd among other wildlife inhabit these tree lined meadows.  The 4,096+- ranch house is reminisant of the past, with necessary updates sits on the banks of Moose Creek and your own private pond.  Barn and outbuildings.  REDUCED BY $1M to the price of $3,850,000.

Elk Track Ranch – DARBY, MT

Located on the banks of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and backing National Forest, sits this elegant 6800+- square foot wood framed home with log accents. A total of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, stunning kitchen, sun room, game room, exercise room, and double office. Outbuildings include 4-stall barn, guest house and irrigated pastures.  $2,300,000.


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Ranch In French Basin – SULA, MT

An architecturally designed home with 5800 square feet of elegant living and a great expanse of glass to capitalize the amazing views. An abundance of wildlife, including large elk herds roam on the 705 acres that borders National Forest.  In addition there is also a caretaker’s home, 2 large equipment and storage shops, and numerous ponds.  $8,100,000.

COUNTRY ELEGANCE– HAMILTON, MT Perched atop a Westside bench, this home affords a combination of views and privacy on 38+- acres of meadows and trees and is a haven for elk, deer & wildlife as it backs two sides to National Forest. The majestic 5,938 sq ft cedar & stone main home represents exemplary craftsmanship and superb design. $2,950,000


A touch of Italy is revealed in Montana with this beautiful 3bedroom, 3 bath home with unparalleled landscaping and large dance floor that overlooks Blodgett Creek. Perfect for entertaining these 19.43+- acres are horse suitable and located just minutes from downtown Hamilton. $1,100,000.



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After years of accumulation, the owner of this great selection of properties has decided to liquidate some of it. The land is located in two south central Montana counties (Stillwater and Yellowstone) and represents a wide variety of types, sizes and locations. everything from river frontage to high foothills acreages. NEAR BILLINGS - RURAL YELLOWSTONE COUNTY - All size acreages (2-20 acre tracts and some larger tracts). Very high quality property. You’ll like what you see in this selection. From $40,000. 10 AND 20 ACRE TRACTS in Stillwater County. Timber/grass combination, great views. LAUREL AREA - Large and small acreage tracts. CABIN SITES - Contract for deed. Terms. Reasonably priced - Columbus area, CABIN SITE - Water, and utilities in. High foothills location with mountain lake view. Controlled security entry. Located near Nye, Montana ADDITIONAL ACREAGES AVAILABLE CALL FOR DETAILS ANYTIME - DAY OR EVENING BOX 1 FISHTAIL, MT 59028



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ROSS FORK RANCH- 1049+/- ac. + 5000+/- ac. Nat‚l Forest lease bordering. Excellent trout stream, irr. meadows, timber, beautiful private valley, partially restored log home, shop & outbldgs. SPECIAL! $2,950,000 or buy 249+/- ac. with bldgs., meadows, timber, & trout stream. $1,250,000

INCOMPARABLE RIVER- 40 ac. of unmatched beauty with 2200+/- ft. of river frontage just a short 25+/- minutes from Msla. Incredible building site with unrivaled privacy, excellent access, power, phone & a pristine landscape that includes huge pine trees, colorful rock outcroppings, aspen groves, river view benches & gentle slope river access site. PRICED TO SELL! $395,000

BITTERROOT RIVER PERFECTION- Incredible river frontage across from Wildlife Refuge. Springfed pond, stunning mnt. views, exceptional 4700 sq. ft. home, dbl. attached & single garage, lrg. barn, irr. water rights. Amazing home and design featuring first-class quality & astonishing advantage of the breath-taking views. 22mi. to Missoula. A RARE OFFERING! $1,497,000

COZY CREEKSIDE LOG HOME - Picturesque 20 ac., Nat’l Forest on 2 sides, trees, meadows, 4-bdrms., 2-baths, sun room, deck, horse set-up, barn, heat & insulated shop, private, good access, 32 mi. to Missoula. Year-around stream, backyard trails into a vast Wildlife-Filled Area. REDUCED! $375,000

Recreation Business - Amid Nat’l Forest. Unique Log Saloon/Grill, R.V. Park, Rental Cabins, 25+/ac. Year-around stream, established clientele, spectacular year-around recreation location. One-of-a kind setting & opportunity with untold expansion potential.PRICE SLASHED $850,000

CRYSTAL SPRINGS- Incredible Free-Flowing spring with water rights, licensed trout ponds, on beautiful 100 ac. 4000 sq. ft. home, good access, great recreation area. NEW LISTING! $875,000

SUPER SECLUDED- Surrounded entirely by Nat‚l Forest. 160+/- ac. Nice year-around spring-fed trout stream, ponds, abundant wildlife, trails into wilderness & mnt. lakes, log cabin, ATV or horse access. UNIQUE! $500,000


SUPREME LOG HOME - The finest Log & Rock construction creates a true work-of-art. 4400+ sq. ft., 48-ft. tall fireplace, and unbelievable rockwork inside & out. Deluxe 3+ car log garage, multiple decks & balconies. Creeks, pristine forest, views, 50+ park-like ac., never a neighbor in view. PRICE SLASHED $1,550,000


OUTDOOR LOVERS LOG DREAM- Log 4-bdrm., 2-bath home, barn, shop, cabin, outbldgs., year-around creek, ponds, excellent developed spring, gravity irr. meadows, good access near Missoula, private scenic Secluded Log - 5300+/- sq. ft., 5+ bdrms., setting next to Nat‚l Forest with your own private 3-baths, large logs, fireplace, deck, wood floors, backyard game-filled playground. $599,000 attached shop/garage, borders Nat’l Forest. 22+/- very private acres. 39 mi. to Missoula. Incredible Price $699,000


Paradise Cabin - On park-like 52+/- acres. Newer 1-bdrm cabin, all services, year around access, near river & Nat’l Forest. Private & cozy! REDUCED ! $197,500


CREEKFRONT COUNTRY FARM - Private 93 ac., ½+/- mi. trout stream, irr. meadows, trees, 3100 sq. ft., 4-bdrm., 3-bath, fireplace, deck, outbldgs., 3 mi. to mild climate Plains, MT. REDUCED! $599,000


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• SECLUDED SECTION- 640+- ac. almost entirely surrounded by Nat‚l Forest. Spring, natural meadows, marketable timber, good access not far from power. VERY PRIVATE! $1,250,000

BITTERROOT PRIVACY- 95 ac., well, pond, creek, trees, meadows, stunning mnt. views, fenced, cross-fenced, good access. „elk, turkey, deer, hunting shack, no nearby neighbors. PRICED TO SELL! $285,000 • SECRET CREEKSIDE OASIS- 5+ ac.Very private, good access, County paved road. Charming remodeled chalet w/balcony, ponds & waterside deck. Creekside guesthouse. Woodwork shop. 8 mi. from nice small town. Very Special & Unique! Agent owned. $225,000 • MAGNIFICENT HOME & RIVER BARGAIN Spectacular country estate. Deluxe 8400 sq. ft. home of unsurpassed quality plus indoor pool, bathhouse, garage, shop, water rights, irr. meadows, forest, paved access, breath-taking mtn. views, 1600 ft. of fantastic trout stream, just 19 mi. to Missoula. Up to 170+ ac. avail. Or on just 36 ac. SACRIFICE PRICE! $1,395,000 • ULTIMATE PRIVACY - 120 acres 3 miles behind locked gate. Self-sufficient home, gravity-fed spring, septic, creek, aspen groves, park-like timber, pasture, barn, sauna, outbldgs, creekside guest cabin, views & wildlife. Complete, beautifully developed ONE-OFA-KIND! SACRIFICE PRICE $550,000 • MISSION MOUNTAIN MAGIC- An ideal 40 ac., just 9 mi. to Flathead Lake, good access, creek, 1/2 trees, 1/2 irr. meadow, 3-sides undevelopable, very private bldg. site. View no neighbors & spectacular mountains. REDUCED! $199,000 • FISH CREEK CABIN- Coveted recreation location. 9 ac., Delightful ponds, creek, springs, 1800 sq. Ft. Cabin of huge logs, guest cabin, privacy borders Nat’l Forest. Fairy-tale setting! REDUCED! $299,000

• CONVENIENT LOG CHARMER - On 2+/- ac. just 4 mi. from Missoula. Great access, private, views. Open log beam ceilings, huge windows, covered decks, 2 sep. living areas & master suites, 4+bdrm., 3-bath, dlx. garage, outbldgs. PRICED TO SELL! $379,000 • HOT SPRINGS RANCH- Productive 413 ac. All sprinkler irr. With pivot, 5whl. Lines & 3+ hand lines. Very nice 3-bdrm remodeled home. 40’ X 30’ insulated shop, outbldgs., Good corrals & fences. Nice rural area, excellent access, mission mnt. Views. $1,250,000. • POTOMAC MEADOWS- 195+/- ac. just 22+/mi. to Missoula in the beautiful Potomac valley. Good barn, 2 hay sheds, corrals, water rights, good access, near power & phone. PRODUCTIVE & PRETTY! $575,000 • PARK-LIKE PARCEL- Private 13.6 acres in the beautiful 9 Mi. Valley just 33 mi. to Missoula. Well, power & phone nearby, good access, huge pines, stunning mnt. views, level to gentle slope. Ideal private view bldg. site. REDUCED! $159,000 • LOLO CREEK - Very desirable creekfront 14 acres, 19 mi. to Missoula. Borders Nat’l Forest. Trees, meadow, power, phone, paved access, wildlife, views. REDUCED! $299,000 • TWO LOG HOMES- On 10 ac., 19 mi. to Missoula. Nice trees, good access, 1 currently rented @ $675/mo. Lots of storage & potential. SUPER PRICE! $234,000 • HAMILTON - Grandma’s dollhouse, hardwood floors, fenced backyard, covered porch. Great central location; walk to all services. REDUCED AGAIN! $119,000 • HORSE RANCH & INDOOR ARENA - 60 irr. lush ac. Adorable 3-bdrm., 2-bath home, 140’ x 75’ indoor arena with apartment, barn, garage, hay shed, shop, loafing sheds, end-of-road privacy convenient with spectacular mnt. views. REDUCED! $645,000

• MOUNTAIN VALLEY RANCH - Lush 100 ac. sandwiched between Nat’l Forest. Large spring, stream, mature trees, irr. meadows, 2384 sq. ft. single level like-new home, 32’x50’ heated & insulated shop, paved access. $650,000

• Mountain View Site - On year around stream, good paved access, well, near power, scenic site in mild climate. 10 mi. Plains, Mt. $50,000

• RIVERFRONT & LOTS - Underground power, phone, sewer, water & paved roads, walk to all services. RIVERFRONT LOTS: $89,500$139,500; RIVER ACCESS LOTS: $39,500. All lots have exclusive use of private river dock for these lots only. EXCELLENT Low down Payment TERMS AVAILABLE!

• Best Fishing - Turn-Key! A beautifully furnished Lodge-Style custom 4-bed., 3-bath cedar home on 10 creekfront ac., with rock fireplace, circular sawn wood floors. A great year around home or fabulous recreation retreat. Quiet & serene with breathtaking views, excellent fishing out the back door & in every direction. REDUCED $395,000

• CAMAS CREEK RANCH- 914 acres in 7 parcels.  225 acres irrigatable. Farm home, guesthouse, 2 wells, spring, creek & water rights, nice rural mild climate area.  PRICED TO SELL!  $855,000

• MOUNTAIN PRIVACY- 480 ac very secluded yet only 3 mi. to paved Hwy. Borders public lands on 3 sides, several springs, nice trees, abundant wildlife, river & mnt. views, quiet & pretty. Agent owned. REDUCED AGAIN! $399,000

• LOG HOME & SHOPS- 3 deluxe heated &

insulated shops, one with office & living quarters, cozy log home, creek, ponds, borders Nat‚l Forest. On 17+/- ac. $499,000. Other purchase options available.

• SECLUDED SANCTUARY- 560 ac. borders State lands. Nice trees, numerous springs, behind locked gate with good road access & great privacy. Abundant wildlife. Unique secluded property protected from public. $560,800

• FISH CREEK - Spectacular 80 acres amid Nat’l Forest pristine recreation area. Incredible trout stream. Crystal clear spring-fed ponds, tree-surrounded Meadow, mnt. views, good access, wildlife, serene Beauty. REDUCED! $350,000

• SHOWPLACE HORSE RANCH - 329+/ac. timber & meadow. View home, great barn, 260’x140’ outdoor arena, 3 loafing sheds in separate pastures, irr. hay land, 300 g.p.m. well, water rights, garage, apartment, deluxe shop + heated/insulated workshop. 38 miles to Missoula. SUPER SALES PRICE! $875,000

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Call Ellen and Exceed Your Expectations! ROSEBUD RIVER ESCAPE No detail has been missed on this 4 bed/3.5 bath custom cedar home located on the Rosebud River. Awesome additional detached pull through RV garage. Mature fruit trees, fenced garden & completely landscaped with underground sprinkling. Must see to appreciate all this home has to offer. 200’ of Riverfront out your backdoor! ML#210804 $399,900

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BANK OWNED custom home! Gorgeous interior; sweeping staircase at entry w custom wrought iron spandrels, mahogany stairs, wet bar in media room. Grand bath for each bedroom, Deck, fenced yard, double garage. Superior quality at foreclosure price. Lower level,960 s/ ft partially finished w 4th bath. Must see to appreciate. Covenants, new subdivision south side Polson. Can’t read the book by the cover! Bank will look at all offers!

Renovated office building perfect for any number of ventures. Polson prime commercial business district; corner lot@ Main and 5th. 3 office spaces, full bath and storage. Flagstone patio, landscaped to the nines, auto sprinkler/ drip system. Camera security system, very nice curb appeal and chic cosmopolitan interior. Good retail location as well. One room has a sound system. Serious reduction; NOW $149,900

New roof and siding update this darling Ronan home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, one has a rocked garden tub. Two main flr BRm’s, 2 loft bedrooms, spiral staircase. Newly painted rooms, country kitchen w windowed breakfast nook. Decked both side and back yards. Big recreational lawn area, landscaped with trees, roses and vines. DBL garage. 3 lots total; super neighborhood. Sellers motivated! Reduced to $165,000

Bird dogs love ponds! Older 3-4 bedroom home on 80 irrigated Distinctive lake access home! Gated community on wildlife/water Easy living in this custom 3 bedroom 3 bath condo overlooking golf acres. The canal dissects the 80ac; home/buildings/shop/ barn fowl preserve. Montana style elegance detailed throughout this 1 course and Flathead Lake. Walk or cart to the course or beach, could be sold on 30!   Mature landscaped yard w/trees. Private level 3000 sq ft timber frame home. Quarter sawn oak floors, uprather than spend time caretaking big lawns/ gardens! Enjoy the drive. adjacent 80 also available. Ponds!! Wiring updated in 09, scale lighting,''chef ready'' kitchen eqp'd w/ Wolf dbl wall ovens,gas view deck and the airy/open floor plan. A/C heat pump, landscaped. whole home/80’s.Overall good condition! Huge shop garage, implerange,sub zero ref. Designer doors, windows, woodwork. Granite Paved drive, tuck under huge garage with finished storage! Vaulted ment shed, second steel building, vac chute, round pen, dog house & Tile. Fireplace. Massive rock BBQ vista viewing patio! Gorgeous ceilings. Hardwood floors!  Priced at $100 per sq ft!  now $249,000 for 10! chicken coop too, $599,000 or some facsimile thereof, landscaping,  The best of the best for the best! depending on acre purchased. All info herein derived from sources deemed reliable, due diligence recommended as with any real estate transaction. 19





Fishing and Hunting Property

Log accented home on the Blackfoot River with 18.62 acres. Vaulted ceilling, top of the line kitchen appliances, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom, family room, ready for your horses (fenced in small pastures), corral, pond and best of all fishing and hunting out your back door. Property borders State lands. Properties like this are hard to find!

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Northwest Montana

The Crown of the Continent

By Christopher AG Watson


Tucked away in the Northwest corner of Montana is a true wonderland. With Glacier National Park on the east side, Flathead Lake on the south, the Whitefish Mountain Range on the west, and the Canadian border on the north, this area is a magnificent place to visit and learn to love. It can be exciting and calm, stormy and peaceful all at the same time. It is a big country, and its reputation as the Crown of the Continent is well deserved. The north end of the northern Rockies comprises Glacier fish range sits to the north of Flathead Lake, and of the National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This a Flathead Valley. At the edge of the northern end of the rugged area of huge jagged glacier-cut mountains, rush- valley is the small resort town of Whitefish, gateway to ing rivers with miles of whitewater, and mountain lakes Whitefish Resort (formerly known as Big Mountain). that will take your breath away. Back-country chalets And to the north, about 60 miles from Kalispell, is the that can only be reached on horseback or hiking on foot Canadian border. are scattered through the park, and grizzly bears are inhabitants of the area along with mountain lions, elk, Winter activities in this part of the world are what you moose, and deer. A little south of Glacier Park and the would expect: world-class snow and cross-country skicity of Kalispell is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater ing, snowboarding, ice fishing, hunting, and hiking. lake west of the Mississippi. Some 30 miles long and up Whitefish Resort boasts a very popular village sitting on to 15 miles wide, the lake is 370 feet at its deepest part. the side of a mountain covered with ski-runs and chair A remnant of ancient glacial Lake Missoula, it has its lifts. What used to be called Big Mountain is the home own islands and weather, with windy conditions being of some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the common. country, and the charm and small-town flavor make it even more appealing. The entire area is known for huntBigfork is a town perched on the northern end of the ing opportunities, and there are seasons for deer, black lake, a charming little Montana community. The White- bear, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. Wolves 24

have recently been removed from the endangered species list and are hunted as well. Fishing in the winter through the ice is a popular pastime. Summer activities, in addition to the aforementioned hunting, include fly fishing and lake fishing (the salmon and trout fishing are world-renowned), whitewater rafting, water skiing, canoeing and hiking. If you are the adventurous type you can go for a hot-air balloon or a helicopter ride and see the sights from above. There are boat tours available as well on the Flathead Lake and on Lake McDonald in Glacier Park. Flathead Lake

Nightlife in the area features fine dining and several nightclubs that cater to the ski community. Whitefish is the ski town, with lots of roadhouse-type eateries and quaint little bistros, many with their own woodstoves and fireplaces in the winter. Bigfork is an art town, with galleries and high-end restaurants vying for space on the small main street, Electric Avenue (maned after the power pl;ant on the river).

Downtown Kalispell


Kalispell is the big city of the areas, with a growing population of around 11,000. Home to many restaurants, bars, roadhouses and nightclubs, it’s easy to find something to do there, even when the winter nights begin at 4 pm. The area around Glacier National Park has an attraction for everyone: the tourist, the thrill-seeker, the outdoors-man, the winter sports expert, and the scenery-lover. It is truly the Crown of the Continent. MTD

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Dig Your Own Sapphire Gems In Montana By Chris Ralph


While most of the sapphires produced from both Rock Creek and the Missouri River are of a pale color that is not particularly desirable for jewelry, gemologists have found that with special treatment to a red hot heat, the color of these gems is permanently altered to a much more desirable shade. With the advent of successful heat-treating techniques for the Montana sapphires, this gem material has gained a much greater acceptance in The first gem-quality sapphires in the United States were the gemstone industry. This enhanced acceptance has discovered in the gravels of the Missouri River in Lewis resulted in a significant increase in the market for and and Clark County, Montana in 1865. The discovery is value of U.S. sapphires. attributed to Ed Collins, a gold miner who was working on one of the gravel benches, or “bars,� just above the Digging your own sapphires on the Missouri River: Missouri River near Helena. This find was followed by Currently there are up to seven operations on the Misa number of other discoveries in the late 1800s, includ- souri River that produce sapphires commercially and/or ing Rock Creek in Granite County in 1892, and in Yogo operate a dig-for-fee area. Not all of these may be active Gulch in Judith Basin County in 1895. in any one year. Perhaps the best-known Sapphire mine on the Missouri River which is open to the public is the


acilities where tourists can find their own sapphire gems are available in two areas in Montana, the first along the Missouri River near Helena, and the second is at Rock Creek near Philipsburg, west of Butte. The adventure of finding your own sapphires out in the Montana hills is a fascinating and fun filled experience that is suitable for the entire family, including the kids.



Spokane bar mine. Digging your own sapphires is not At Gem Mountain, gravel dug by the mine owners is free, but the costs are very reasonable. purchased and sorted for its sapphires. Every bucket is guaranteed to contain at least some sapphires. It is not Visitors will find sapphires in every color at the Spokane necessary for the visitor to bring any equipment to the Bar Sapphire Mine. The natural Sapphire crystal struc- mine, as the facility provides everything a visitor needs ture is hexagon with triangle terminations which are of- to find their own Montana sapphires. Company staff ten flat. The most commonly found color at the mine is a teach how it is done, and do all the heavy lifting, so all green-blue shade. While blue sapphire is the best known the visitor has to do is show up and sift through the gravcolor, usually heat treatment is required to produce this el to find the sapphires hidden in each bucket. From May type of color in the Missouri River sapphires. Ruby is 19th through October 9th, the Gem Mountain sapphire a sapphire that is colored red, and it is one of the most mine is open to the public seven days a week, from 9:00 prized gems of all. am until 5:00 p.m. (from Memorial Day to Labor Day, evening hours are extended until 7 pm). The sapphires from the Missouri River gravels in Lewis and Clark County are a mixture of rough and pitted crys- The process of recovering the sapphires from the gravel tals showing well defined faces and completely rounded involves shaking a screen full of gravel under the water and smooth-surface highly stream worn pebbles. The in the water troughs. The material must be well washed majority of the material is pale blue or blue-green, with in order to clarify what sapphires or other gems are presdeep blue stones being quite rare. Stones also are found ent. The water rinses away the clay and mud that hide the in pastel blue, green, pink, pale red, purple, yellow, and sapphires from view. orange. Most of the stones recovered are All sapphires are heavier than the general rocks in gravel less than 1/4” in di- so, as you shake the screen, the sapphires settle to the ameter, but material bottom. Once it is well washed and shaken, the screen between a quarter is then quickly flipped over and dumped on a table. The and a half inch in sapphires that were on the bottom, are now on the top diameter is not un- of the gravel, and you pick the gems out from among common. Material the gravels on your sorting table. Staff help new comers greater than half an learn to screen the gravel and pick out the gems. Spotting inch in diameter is the gems and collecting them is fun for everyone from rare. The largest known sapphire from the Spokane Bar the smallest child to the most serious rock hound. was 155 carats, found by a man from Idaho - unfortunately it was not of gem quality. The largest gem qual- For Pictures of the Montana sapphires and maps to the ity sapphire which has been found was 50 carats. Other Sapphire areas, be sure to check out the autho’s web site gemstones which can be found at Spokane bar (although at: uncommon), are diamond, topaz, citrine, and ruby. tana-sapphire.htm Garnets of several varieties can be found; the largest on record weighed 40 carats. For more rock hound and camping adventure locations in Nevada and Northern California, take a look at the Digging for sapphires at Rock Creek: authors website at: During the past several years, there has been only a sin- Rockhound/Rockhound%20_Corner.htm gle producer on Rock Creek. The gem mountain property has operated both a commercial recovery plant and a Chris Ralph writes on small scale mining and prospectfee recovery area. The fee recovery area sold buckets of ing for the ICMJ Mining Journal. He has a Mining Engravel for washing and also offered, for a predetermined gineering degree from the Mackay School of Mines and fixed fee, the output of one day’s operation of the com- currently works as an Environmental Engineer. He owns mercial wash plant. 3 Nevada turquoise mines and markets his own line of jewelry. His jewelry and information site can be seen at: MTD 27

Is Red Lodge the Next Jackson Hole? By Russell Squire


People that purchased real estate in Jackson, Wyoming during the 1970s and 1980s are dancing a jig today. That is because this southern entry community to Yellowstone National Park has seen real estate prices rise twenty-fold or more, as some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals purchased real estate in the area. The same is true of Aspen, Vail, Park City, and many other Rocky Mountain Resort locations.

Red Lodge, Montana Real Estate Is Relatively Undiscovered The charming Victorian mining-era town of Red Lodge, Montana may be just the type of real estate investment that Jackson, Vail, Aspen and Park City once were. Butch Cassidy once tried to rob the bank there and Calamity Jane spent her nights at the Pollard Hotel. Red Lodge Mountain is the local ski resort with over 2,000 feet of vertical drop. The Beartooth Pass crests at just over 11,000 feet and boasts some of the best springtime back country skiing anywhere in the nation. Red Lodge Mountain was purchased by JMA Associates of San Francisco. They have significant capital improvement plans including many lift upgrades and more snowmaking capacity.


This Montana town is in a major real estate renaissance when most other resorts in the U.S. are struggling to get over a ‘post real estate boom hangover.’ For instance, a new $25 million hospital was built in 2009, as well as a new $9 million high school. Plus, numerous other commercial and residential developments have also emerged in recent years. Red Lodge borders the one-million-acre Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness which contains all 43 of Montana’s mountain peaks over 12,000 feet. It’s a Mecca for backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, kite skiing, snowmobiling, and high mountain lake fishing.

Red Lodge Boasts the Least Expensive Resort Real Estate in the Rockies. When asked why Red Lodge real estate is so inexpensive, architect Don McLaughlin says, “That is a good question and a question that we don’t feel will be asked for many more years as we expect to see prices rise.” McLaughlin is a member of the Montana real estate development team at The Spires at Red Lodge. He was also instrumental in creating Red Lodge’s National Historic District in the early 1980s by chronicling all of the town’s historic structures with his wife Betsy.

This highway was also featured in the movie, The Horse Whisperer. 2. Dining Out -- More restaurants and bars per capita than any other city in Montana. 3. Visiting Yellowstone National Park -- One of the world’s greatest wonders is only about an hour away. 4. Downhill Skiing -- Red Lodge Mountain offers over 2,000 feet of vertical drop. 5. Cross Country Skiing -- The Beartooth Pass crests at just over 11,000 feet and offers some of the best springtime back country skiing in the nation. 6. Whitewater Rafting -- The Stillwater River 30 minutes west is a popular summer activity. 7. Hiking and Backpacking -- Area trails provide tremendous opportunities for all ages and levels of ability.

8. Fly Fishing -- The Stillwater River, Clark’s Fork, Rock Creek, Willow Creek, and the Shoshone River are guaranteed The attraction with a small mountain town like Red Lodge to please. The world famous Bighorn River is just a 90-minute is complex, like a fine wine, from its authentic downtown to drive away and provides some of the best tail water dam trout the multitude of recreational opportunities. The town is an fishing anywhere in Montana. eclectic mix of artists, former chiefs of staff of U.S. Senators, authors, and a host of interesting world travelers that all 9. Mountain Biking -- Bikers will have a great time on the reside together in this quaint village. It is not unusual here for Silver Run trail (10 minutes from town), the Meteetsee Trail people that you don’t even know to wave at you, reinforcing (south of town), the Palisades Trail, or on one of the many the friendly nature of the town. trails at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. 10. Golfing -- Break out the clubs and shoot a round of 18 holes at the Red Lodge Country Club. This course challenges everyone with its water hazards while taking their breath away with the spectacular scenery.


Red Lodge Offers Fun in the Sun Every Day... Well, Almost! Montana is known as ‘Big Sky Country’ and that sky is full of sun to enjoy scenery and outdoor activities. Red Lodge boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine per year as a result of being on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountain range. So, residents have more nice days to spend on their favorite activities:

11. Special Events -- Red Lodge hosts the annual 4th of July rodeo, a Harley Rodeo rally every mid-July, the U.S. National Ski Joring Championships, the Festival of Nations (a multicultural event), Shakespeare in the Parks, the Peaks-to-Prairies triathlon, a very popular Christmas stroll, the annual Fat Tire Frenzy, and a long list of other events.

If you have not yet visited Red Lodge and investigated the incredible real estate opportunities in this “last best place” in the Northern Rockies, then it’s time to jump in your car and 1. Driving “The Most Scenic Highway in America” -- At check it out! MTD least that’s what journalist Charles Kuralt called the famed Beartooth Pass which is just 12 miles south of town and climbs from 5,800 feet in elevation to just over 11,000 feet. 29

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