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Introducing Sandhill Ridge in The Bitterroot Valley of Montana

Enjoy a New Home Near Missoula in Big Sky CountryEnjoy living in The Bitterroot Valley of Montana in Sandhill Ridge

If you want to live in Big Sky Country in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, now is the perfect time to move! Why? Sandhill Ridge is now accepting applications.

Located in Ravalli County, this brand new community includes thirty-five homes on premier lots ranging from 1 to 2.29 acres.

The Covey - Sandhill RidgeYou’ll enjoy lower property taxes while being close to Missoula and all of the cultural events, recreation/sports, entertainment, restaurants, world-class healthcare, and more that the area has to offer. Plus, you can easily travel anywhere with Missoula International Airport nearby.


Get ready to live the Montana four-season life with the proposed community garden, established walking trails and extensive open space.

And you can choose from three different models where you can personalize as you like with ample upgrades, floor plan options, basement additions and a choice of locations.

Free of stress, you can watch your new home progress as it is built through the experienced team of Tamarack Construction. With over twenty years of experience and a focus on quality through all stages of a project, this company is known for its expertise in building both residential and commercial, energy-efficient buildings.Enjoy Sandhill Ridge in Montana!

In fact, the homes at Sandhill Ridge will include Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). With a focus on “green” construction and buildings that “live and breath.” This means your new home will be energy efficient and offer lower utility costs. And you can relax with a one-year builder warranty.

The home office of Tamarack is located in western Montana so if you have questions, need design/build services with in-house drafting, or want to speak directly with a team member, they are local and available.

Welcome to the neighborhood of the Bitterroot Valley of Montana!

The Covey - Sandhill RidgeAre you ready to learn more?

The sales team is ready to provide information and guide you through the purchasing process with preferred lenders and a nationally-recognized interior design coordinator.

Now is your chance to get-in at the very beginning of this brand, new community and create your own piece of Montana paradise.

Please contact us for more information at 406.240.6497 or [email protected] These homes will go fast.





Tin Cup Creek Log Cabin Luxury

Hamilton, Montana Named Most Charming Town in State

MSN Gives Bitterroot Valley Destination Top Ranking

Start a business in MontanaWell, it’s official. Hamilton, Montana has just been named the most charming town in the state per MSN. Of course, we knew this all along, but it proves our point that this is a great place to live, work and play!

Located in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, the area is known for its beautiful, natural surroundings and loads of outdoor activities including: world-class fly fishing, hiking trails, animal/bird watching, skiing, and all kinds of wilderness adventures you won’t find anywhere else.

The population is growing, but Hamilton continues to hold onto its small-town charm while having all of the conveniences of a big city. Here, you’ll find delicious food and drinks, artwork and shopping experiences unique to the local area.

For example, top-rated restaurants include:

Nap’s Grill

Spice Of Life Cafe and Catering


Taste of Paris

And you’ll want some great beverages, too! Check out:

Higherground Brewing Company

Bitter Root Brewery

Big Creek Coffee Roasters

Mineshaft Pasty Co and Coffee House

After eating and drinking to your heart’s content, you can walk around town and find some great shopping at:

Ford’s Department Store

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Bitterroot Trading Post

Montana Bliss Artworks

Art Focus

This is just a small portion of what this great town has to offer. Come and visit this summer, and take a look around.

You might just want to move here! And if that’s the case, give me a call, and I will help you find the perfect house so you can call Hamilton, Montana home!

And if you’d like to see some of the Hamilton, Montana homes listed now, check out:Enjoy your Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!

Bitterroot River Retreat (Wait until you see this one!)

Stock Farm Luxury Home

Mill Creek Hideaway

Arrow Hill Drive

For more information on these properties, and Hamilton, Montana, please contact me at 406.240.6497 or via email at [email protected]



Own your own Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!

This Bitterroot River Retreat Can Be Yours

Are you ready for fly fishing in Montana?

Enjoy your Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!If you’ve ever dreamed of fly fishing in Montana and escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, this Bitterroot River Retreat can be yours! It’s summer, and a great time to be outdoors.

Just minutes from Hamilton, Montana, the Bitterroot River Retreat is a historical property which was once the final summer home of famed conservationist, Otto “Mose: Teller. Now, these more than 17 acres of land can be yours.

From your riverside cabin-style home, you can walk out your door and start fly fishing!

There is a main house (3900+ square feet) that is completed with 1500+ square feet of covered and screened-in porches. The exterior has a maintenance-free corten roof and rough edge pine board-on-board siding.

As you walk in, you are greeted with slate, pine, a wood stove, and a custom chandelier… not to mention beautiful views of the Bitterroot River through the picture windows. You’ll see diverse textiles with river rock hearth, reclaimed Brentwood siding, and direct and indirect lighting… adding a sense of overall comfort.

And your guests will enjoy their bath with a Montana “feel”!

It includes: a river stone shower, copper showerhead, custom vanity with copper miners basin, reclaimed wood wainscoting, and miner’s lanterns.

On the main level, you’ll discover your master suite with two walk-in closets and a large Jacuzzi soaking tub, heated stone floors and other amenities. You’ll also find an office with a custom desk, built-in bookshelves and solid double-sliding-doors… for those times when you’re not enjoying the river and great outdoors.

And you’ll love to entertain in the chef’s kitchen.

Here, you’ll find granite slab countertops with a copper backsplash, custom-reclaimed oak cabinetry, a Viking 6-burner cooktop, double ovens with a separate warming drawer, and a refrigerator freezer. Plus, there is a hammered copper double sink, Bosch dishwasher, Sharp microwave drawer, and extra storage space with a butler’s pantry.

In addition to the kitchen, there are four dining areas including a formal dining room, dining nook, counter bar and screen entertainment porch.

Upstairs, there is a focus on guest rooms. Here, your friends and family can relax in the two, separate ensuite guest rooms (with heated floors in the bathrooms). There is also a second office and a gathering area which overlooks the living room below.

The home also offers an artist’s studio, a workout room, a separate room to make your own, a two-car heated garage for full-size vehicles, and an extra garage bay with additional storage. There is also a game room above the garage with a full bath and two, built-in extra-long twin beds.

With a beautiful garden, gated entry and security system, you’ll love the privacy and beauty of your new property… with access to the airport and city just minutes away.

These are just a few, key points of this wonderful, Bitterroot River Retreat home. To find out more, click here or contact me directly at 406-240-6497 or [email protected].

The Top 10 Reasons To Check Out The Missoula Marathon

Want to be a Montana Local this Summer?Skwalla fly fishing in Montana - Western Montana sports and recreation - Be a Montana local!

The Missoula Marathon is coming up in less than a month, and this is my first year taking part in the race and festivities. And it’s a chance for you to be a Montana local!

It’s a great event for all ages and offers a unique way to spend time with family and friends and enjoy some of the wonderful things Montana has to offer. For example…

The Top 10 Reasons to Check Out The Missoula Marathon 

1. Help a charity.

Organized by Run Wild Missoula, a non-profit, 501(c)3 running club, The Missoula Marathon supports and promotes “running and walking for people of all ages and abilities.”

2. Have fun with the entire family!

Geared for all ages, there is a full marathon and 5K for avid runners, a half-marathon (what I’ll be participating in) and a kids’ race for ages 13 and under.

3. Feel like a Montana local.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what it’s like to be a Montana native, you can interact with the locals and get a true feel for the local area with this popular event.

4. Get a great workout.Getting ready to run in the Missoula Marathon

Whether you are a pro runner (this race is a USATF certified, and a Boston Qualifier!) or just want to enjoy a nice run and get some exercise with the entire family, this is a fun way to get a good workout!

5. Be part of one of the best marathons out there!

The Missoula Marathon was named the #1 Marathon in the U.S. on The BibRave 100 list and the #1 Bucket List Marathon by Runner’s World!

6. Look at beautiful scenery.

The run takes you through a scenic, Montana countryside and finishes in the historic Missoula Downtown area.

7. Meet new friends.

As one of the most popular events in the local area, it’s easy to meet new and old friends before, during and after the run!

8. Enjoy delicious food and drinks.

The event will be surrounded by all kinds of food and drinks offered by sponsors and local restaurants. It’s a great time to eat, drink and be merry!

9. Listen to great music!

Local bands will be on hand to provide music and entertainment to the participants and their families. The kids will love all of the activities focusing on them, and you can tap your feet to some great, local tunes.

10. Have a great time in the great outdoors!Be a Montana local!

Enjoy a unique, local event this summer where you can get a workout, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful, Montana countryside, too!

Come and join me for this wonderful, local event!

If you’d like more information, just contact me here.

Tin Cup Creek Log Cabin Luxury

The Tin Cup Creek Hideaway and Perfect Montana Home Awaits!

Relax in a beautiful residence surrounded by the wonders of nature

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in Montana and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, the perfect home is now available. Located in the exclusive, Chief Joseph Estates, this one-of-a-kind custom-designed luxury log home has everything you’ve always wanted… and more.

Starting with copper accents as you walk up to the front entrance, the majestic foyer opens into a breathtaking great room.

Here, your family and friends will be awestruck as they see the gigantic, floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace.

With hardwood floors, and a sense of warmth, you’ll find a relaxing library and a formal dining room, complete with views of the creek just outside… and the lush landscape.

And if you like to cook or entertain, wait until you see the chef’s kitchen! It’s the perfect place to prepare and serve meals with plenty of space and amenities.Enjoy the great outdoors in Montana.

Maybe you just want a casual meal? There is also a breakfast alcove with a fireplace where you can sit down with a cup of coffee and look out at Tin Cup Creek. Then, you can walk right into your private office next door with a built-in desk and bookshelves.

When it’s time to retire for the evening, your upstairs master suite has a corner gas fireplace, a well- designed master bath, closets and a window seat. There are also two well- appointed guest bedrooms, a full bath and another office.

And if you and your guests want more privacy, they can enjoy the two-bedroom log-cabin guest house, separate from the main cabin. Here, they’ll find a fireplace and a full kitchen and bath. There’s even a loft area the kids will love!

In addition to entertaining on your expansive outdoor patio when the weather is nice, you’ll love walking around the property and taking in all of the animals, birds, trees, creek sounds, foliage, and more.

The Tin Cup Creek Hideaway has so much to offer, and I’d love to share more details with you.

For more information, please click here, or contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

The Missoula Marathon Is Coming Soon!

Full Training in Progress

Join us for The Missoula Marathon

Warmer weather is here, and now I can get outside to train for he Missoula Marathon. As many of you know, it’s the first time I’m taking part in this great, community event as a Half-Marathon runner.

While it’s a popular event in the local region, it’s also a fantastic way for outsiders to get a taste of true Montana, see the countryside and get to know the locals. And, it’s not too late to register.

What Do You Need to Know About The Missoula Marathon?

The event starts at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, and registration is now open to the first, 1,500 participants. And if you register before June 15th, you’ll save $15.00 on the entry fee. It’s now $112.00 and jumps to $127.00 June 16, 2018.

It’s a flat course, but it has a pretty big hill at the halfway point. You’ll start with a scenic, countryside route. Then, you’ll finish in Downtown Missoula. The course is marked well, and it’s even a Boston Marathon Qualifier and USATF-certified race.

And if you don’t want to run the entire marathon, you can run the half-marathon like I’m doing.

The Half-Marathon starts at 6:00 a.m. on July 15th as well, and the cost is $102.00 until June 15th. Then, registration jumps up to $117.00. This, too, is a flat course that’s fast and USATF-certified. It will take you past the scenic countryside, along the river, and end in Downtown Missoula as well.

It’s a Family Event!

And don’t forget to take your kids! The Missoula Kids Marathon is for kids 13 and under and happens on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. It starts at Clark Fork River Trail in Downtown Missoula.

The cost is $10.00 with scholarships available. The race is non-competitive, non-timed and includes “a combination of a logging marathon and a one-mile fun run for children ages.” All kids get a t-shirt, race number, medal, and goodie bag just for finishing! For more information, see all the details here.

Will You Be Joining Me?

My broken wrist is healing, and my training is in high gear (thanks to my supportive friends!). It’s my first time participating in this race, and I’d love to have you join me and show you this beautiful area, too. If you’d like to learn more, just let me know! Now, back to training…

Please contact me here. I’d love to share my insights and tips on this wonderful area with you!