Author Archives: Cindi Hayne

Do You Know About The Missoula Marathon?

A First-Time Participant to Share Her Experience!

Getting ready to run in the Missoula MarathonThe Missoula Marathon is coming up the weekend of July 13th through the 15th, and I’m participating for the first time.

Gulp! As someone who is not a runner, new to the marathon experience – and is recovering from a broken wrist – this is going to be quite the experience!

Well, What Is The Missoula Marathon, anyway?

The Missoula Marathon is a race for the entire family. While it’s a USA Track and Field certified course and Boston Marathon qualifier for competitive runners, there is something for the entire family.

In fact, this event it includes a beer run, a 5K, a kids’ marathon and a half-marathon and marathon. Plus there are wheelchair and handcycle divisions and lots of entertainment, local restaurants and more involved. And everyone will enjoy the scenic route which starts in Frenchtown, Montana and goes through the scenic countryside, ending in Downtown Missoula.

However, there are a few things to be aware of…

Some Key Points to Consider About the Race

  • Fees for children start at $10.00, and adult fees start at $30.00 depending on which event you enter. You’ll want to get your registration packet and all the details early.
    Click here for the registration information.
  • While the course is generally flat and fast, there is a hill and it is open to traffic. Plus, you need to be able to complete the course in 7.5 hours.
  • There is award money for top placements. But more important, there will be a lot of fun get-togethers in the local area for everyone involved!

Will you join me?

As a sponsor and first-time participant, I’ll keep you posted as this big event in the local area draws closer.

And since I have a LOT of training ahead of me to prepare, I’d love it if you’d join me… or if you have any pointers to help me through the course!

Please contact me here to provide your insights. And be sure to check out all of the details for the Missoula Marathon here. I’ll be posting more soon!

Buy A Home In The Bitterroot Valley And Experience The True “Yellowstone”

Bears, Wolves and Costner film in the local area

If you want to buy a home in the Bitterroot Valley, you’ll be able to see the area on your screens at home, soon.Buy a home in the Bitterroot Valley now.

Kevin Costner stars in the new, television series, “Yellowstone.” Filmed in Darby, Montana, among other places, the show is said to be a “postcard for Montana,” per the article in the Ravalli Republic entitled, “Costner hosts Bullock on the set of ‘Yellowstone.’”

Using a real log cabin, footage in the local area, and even bringing in a bear and a few wolves, the show is set to capture the true essence of Montana.

Taylor Sheridan, the writer and director, started creating the project in 2013 in Livingston, Montana. And according to the Paramount website, the show follows John Dutton and his family as they defend their large ranch against “land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park.”

“Yellowstone” is set to air on the Paramount Network in June 2018.

Just like “A River Runs Through It,” directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, which was filmed in The Bitterroot Valley, “Yellowstone” will bring new awareness to this beautiful area.

With this in mind, if you are thinking of buying a home in the local area, you may want to move now before demand goes up.

Why Buy a Home in the Bitterroot Valley Now?

In addition to the upcoming publicity for the local area from “Yellowstone,” more people will be looking for their dream home in Montana once spring arrives. While you may have to dress a little warmer in the winter months, it’s a great time to start looking at various areas and properties in your price range.

Not only can you negotiate a better price with less competition, but you’ll also have access to more properties that are currently available.

And if you work with a local real estate expert who knows the various communities and has the inside knowledge on various properties as soon as they are available, you’ll enjoy a competitive edge and a low-stress experience.

Are you ready to buy a home in the Bitterroot Valley before “Yellowstone” hits the airways?

Please contact me here or call 406.240.6497 to discuss your needs and get started. Montana is waiting for you!

Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Available at 732 Pallo Trail, Hamilton, MT 59840

Enjoy Western Montana living at its finest!

Western Montana LivingIf you’ve every wanted to enjoy Western Montana living in a luxury log home and own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate, there is a huge opportunity now available. The property at 732 Pallo Trail in Hamilton, Montana is now active at $1,895,000.

Located in the private community of the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club is the Louisiana Purchase. This is a meticulously maintained, custom-designed, Cabin featuring beautiful log accents throughout.

There are six, private en-suite bedrooms which are all appointed with inviting décor that compliment the rich, western Montana heritage. As you walk into the home, the great room welcomes you with a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling wood burning rock fireplace and massive log timbers.

With multiple entertainment and eating areas, you’ll love having friends and family over to enjoy the space. And when you want some peace and quiet, you can retire to the recessed library which overlooks the entire Bitterroot Valley and roomy, gourmet kitchen.

The Louisiana Purchase home is conveyed turnkey, Bitterroot Valley real estate and is ready for your arrival.

If interested, this offering may be acquired using a 1031 exchange as it has shown investment income over the past years. Transferred into a “condominium” structure, this property allows flexibility for multiple owners to partake in the acquisition of the residence.

This is the quintessential luxury log cabin of Western Montana living.

You can stay at home and relax or impress guests with your beautiful indoor and outdoor surroundings.

And if you want to go out, there are many activities available in the area for all ages such as: hiking, fly-fishing, wildlife watching, snow and water sports, and much more. Plus, you can shop at unique boutiques, eat great food at the local restaurants, and attend numerous events and activities throughout the year.

And most important, you can access the exclusive amenities of the private, gated residential community of The Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club which overlooks the Bitterroot Valley.

These include: the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf course which was just named ” The Best Golf Course” in Montana by Golf Digest Magazine, a 16-acre equestrian center, shooting club, fitness center, pool complex, and 27,000 sq. ft. grand lodge style clubhouse.

Members can also attend special events with world renowned guest speakers, award winning vintners, summer kids’ camps, and professional golf clinics.

If you want to own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate and enjoy Montana living at its finest, the opportunity is now available.

For more information about this property, check out this video and contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays

It’s the perfect time to look for Bitterroot Valley Real Estate

Western Montana Living and Bitterroot Valley real estate

Have you thought about checking out Western Montana Living for the holidays?

While people rush around shopping, wrapping gifts, attending parties, and more, it’s a great time to view Bitterroot Valley real estate and find some fantastic deals.


  • People are not thinking about looking at Bitterroot Valley real estate right now.

Let’s face it. Most people look for a home after the busy, holiday season is over. Many wait to start the New Year with a new home. Well, instead of waiting, you can start looking now and have to deal with less competition for the home you want.

  • The savings you make can far outweigh your lost time.

Yes, you are probably thinking, “What? Look for a home now with all of the holiday activities and errands I have to complete?!”

Well, it is a busy time, but if you set aside some time to look for your home now, you’ll be glad you did. Not only will there be less competition, but you’ll be able to find great deals on Bitterroot Valley real estate.

Specifically, there are many sellers who need to sell their house by year-end due to tax issues, financial situations, career moves in January, and more. This means, they will be more likely to negotiate in your favor and give you a good price.

  • The home-buying process can actually be less stressful than other times of the year.

Because there are less people looking for a home right now, the professionals you work with will have more time to focus on your needs. Plus, the entire process will go faster than usual. Your real estate agent, the seller, the mortgage broker, the inspectors, and more will want to finish the project before year-end so they can add it to the 2017 books, get their payments by year-end and more.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays and Buying Bitterroot Valley Real EstateWestern Montana Living

In addition to all of the benefits above, it’s a wonderful time to visit Montana. You can relax with a warm drink sitting by a cozy fireplace, meet friendly people everywhere you turn, enjoy the beautiful scenery, shop at unique boutiques for that perfect give, and take part in activities everyone in the family will enjoy.

Are you ready to check out what Western Montana living is all about and find Bitterroot Valley real estate that meets your needs?

Please contact me at 406-240-6497, and I’ll be happy to help you find what you are looking for this holiday season!

Western Montana Luxury Home Available at 3673 Toma Trail

This Beautiful, Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Offers Custom Design and Great Views

If you are looking for a Western Montana luxury home with Bitterroot Valley real estate, look no further than 3673 Toma Trail in Darby, MT.

Western Montana Luxury Home - Toma Trail

Located in the exclusive, Chief Joseph Estates, this custom-built log home has a rustic, but elegant, feel. You’ll find circular sawn floors, a massive native rock wood burning fireplace, a granite slab countertop, and view windows for an abundance of sunlight throughout.

Touches of contemporary design enhance the interior, and the volume ceilings and large great room make quite the impression when you walk into the main entrance.

With a fantastic kitchen including a central island, eating bar, and top of the line appliances, you’ll love creating meals here for family and friends.

Western Montana Luxury HomeThere is a master suite on the main floor which opens directly to a screened in outdoor porch. And the upstairs loft overlooks the great room.

Downstairs, you’ll discover a fully-finished basement with a game room, additional storage and a mechanical room. The full-size, double car detached garage and adjacent shop completes the improvements.

This Western Montana luxury home is just a two-minute drive to all of the conveniences in the town of Darby, and minutes from Lake Como and Hamilton. Plus, Lost Trail Powder Mountain offers fantastic, family skiing and is a simple, 33 mile drive away.

But, you’ll forget you’re so close to others in this little piece of Montana paradise.

Western Montana Luxury Home LivingThe home is surrounded by a park-like, 6.71 acres with a gentle topography and Iron Horse Creek meandering through it.

You’ll love the peace and quiet and seeing all of the local wildlife and enjoying all of what nature loves to offer.

The Chief Joseph Estates development offers over 50 acres of common area, luxury homes, majestic pine trees and the best of the Montana lifestyle.

If you are sick of the hustle and bustle of life in a big city like New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other places, you’ll love this Western Montana living experience!

In addition to fresh air and nice people, there are a host of activities for all ages. This includes Montana’s famous fishing opportunities, hunting, bird and wildlife watching, water sports, snow sports, hiking, bicycling, and much more. Plus, there are all kinds of unique shops, restaurants, and entertaining events and activities to check out year-round.

If you’ve ever dreamed of being part of the Western Montana living lifestyle, now’s your chance!

For more information about this property, check out this video and contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

Why It’s a Good Idea to Move to Montana

Texas, California and New York Residents, Is it Time for a Change?

Western Montana business in Montana Living in MontanaAs 2017 comes to an end, it may be the perfect time to move to Montana. Texas, California, New York, and other residents, are you sick of loud noise, terrible smells, sitting in traffic, stress, and more?

Montana has a lot to offer. It’s a great place to work, live and play.


What Montana has to offer residents from Texas, California, New York and More!

  • Start a business.

If you have dreams of starting your own business and saying goodbye to your boss, maybe 2018 is the time to make the switch?

And “Montana Ranks #1 in The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship” with Missoula ranking 9th and Bozeman ranking 12th in their startup rate per an article in the Montana Associated Technology Roundtables.

Montana launches many new businesses each year and is a hot bed of activity for startups in high tech, manufacturing and science.University of Montana Missoula Start a business in Montana

  • Save money.

Per the latest stats, here are a few comparisons:

  • It’s 65% more expensive to live in New York that Missoula, Montana with housing costing 155% more in New York.
  • Utility, transportation and health costs are less in Missoula than Dallas.
  • Missoula is 34% cheaper than Los Angeles overall with housing 60% less in Missoula.
  • Reduce stress.

Montana is known for fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and outdoor activities. Instead of being stuck in traffic, looking at cement and tall buildings everywhere or dealing with grumpy people, you can finally relax and enjoy life.

Enjoy the Bitterroot Valley Move to MontanaAt any time, you can look around at the beautiful scenery or visit a local shop or entertainment venue to get a warm greeting from a perfect stranger. Plus, you can enjoy outdoor activities here at any time including: fly fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, boating, skiing, and much more.

Plus, there are plenty of historical museums, unique shops and entertainment venues and local festivals and rodeos to check out.

Living in Montana Brings a Fresh Change.

If you are sick of city life and want a refreshing change, take a look at Montana. Costs can be significantly less than where you live now and business opportunities are plentiful. Plus, there are unique activities for all ages to enjoy… both indoors and outdoors.

Skwalla fly fishing - Montana

With friendly, helpful people, your move can be a breeze, and you can start your new life soon!

Do you want to learn more about moving to Montana?

Contact me directly for more information on finding your dream home:

Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]