Category Archives: Montana luxury homes for sale

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.

Want to Start a Business in Montana? See the Stats!

Why Start a Business in MontanaUniversity of Montana Missoula Start a business in Montana

Check out these statistics and see if you want to move to Big Sky Country…

    • In a recent Gallup poll, only 13 percent of Montanans indicated that they would move to another state if they could, the lowest percentage among all states.










  • Montana does not have state sales tax, and the top tax bracket for income tax is 6.9%.


  • Montana is a non-disclosure state. This means when real property conveys, it does so without an automatic increase in property taxes.


  • When not working, Montana is the only place where you can experience blue-ribbon trout fishing on five local rivers, trail activities and wildlife in the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness area (the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states), extensive outdoor and cultural activities, a strong university system, and great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.


Ready to discover more of what Montana has to offer for business, home and life?

Please contact me at 406.240.6497 or here.

Luxury Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Hamilton Montana

Discover small town charm and exclusive amenities

Western Montana’s Bitterrot River in Autumn

I’ve spent many years researching luxury real estate and homes for sale in Hamilton Montana… and for good reason. I’m a resident who lives, works and plays here.

While you may hear about Bozeman, Helena and other, top tourist destinations, most people do not mention Hamilton. It’s funny, because our geographic region was beautifully depecited in the movie, “A River Runs Through It,” starring Brad Pitt.

Yes, as the biggest town in the Bitterroot Valley, here you’ll find some of the best fly-fishing the country has to offer. But, you’ll also find a unique combination of small town charm and “big city” amenities.

This is one of the reasons that my husband and I moved from California to this oasis of culture, friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and wonderful things to do, see and eat. Now, I help others find their dream home in this fantastic location.

And whether you are looking for a house in the median listing price of about $275K or luxury real estate, Hamilton has you covered. You can:

  • Enjoy the great outdoors.

This area is know for fishing, hunting, boating, cross-country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking with miles of trails and dirt roads. It’s location between the Sapphire mountain range and the Bitterroot mountain rage, bisected by the Bitterroot River, create stunning natural beauty in every direction. And this area is known as the “Banana Belt of Montana” so it has a moderate, year-round climate.

Luxury homes Hamilton

  • Eat, drink and be merry!

While it has a small town atmosphere, Hamilton offers the best in entertainment, restaurants and shopping. Try a variety of foods from hamburgers to French cuisine at Nap’s Grill, Spice of Life Café, Bouilla, Taste of Paris, and more.

For entertainment, see a show by The Hamilton Players, visit Lucky Lil’s Casino, or spend a day at the Daly Mansion, Hamilton Farmers Market Co-op, or Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society. And don’t forget some unique shopping experiences at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Bitterroot Bit & Spur, Big Sky Candy, and more!

Find the Perfect Luxury Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Hamilton Montana

Whether you want to wake up to a beautiful view of the mountains or walk outside to start fishing early, Hamilton offers a wide range of possibilities. However, the popularity is growing so finding the perfect home can be competitive. That’s why I’m here to help. Let me show you around my town, introduce you to some “hidden” areas and share my insider knowledge with you. Then, you too can start enjoying your new life in relaxing and beautiful Montana!

Are you ready to find your Montana dream home?
Contact me directly for more information:
Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]

Discover Homes for Sale in Western Montana

A quick quiz to see if you are ready to move to Big Sky country

Discover homes for sale in Western MontanaIf you are thinking about a new life away from the big city, it may be time for you to discover homes for sale in Western Montana. As you sit in traffic or rush to work on crowded streets, people here are spending time in the great outdoors and truly enjoying life.

With this in mind, are you ready for a change? 

Take our simple quiz below and find out…

Are You Ready to Make the Move and Discover Homes for Sale in Western Montana?

1. Do you want to breathe fresh air?

When you live in a big city, you are constantly breathing in toxins, fumes and other smelly odors that you have no control over. In Western Montana, you are surrounded by trees, cool breezes and mountain air. When was the last time you took a deep breathe of fresh, mountain air?

2. Do you like to spend time in nature?

WWestern Montana homes for saleestern Montana is known for fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. With the beautiful Sapphire and Bitterroot mountain ranges, Glacier National Park, the Bitterroot River, and more, you can enjoy exciting sports or just site and relax with your favorite beverage nearby.


3. Are you tired of grumpy people?

For the most part, people in Western Montana are friendly and welcoming. I’m not sure if it’s because the natural, surrounding beauty has a calming effect, local residents are just happy to live in such a beautiful place, nice people just tend to end up here, or something else. But, whatever the reason, you’ll enjoy warm greetings and big smiles wherever you go!

4. Do you want to have fun?

If you like to go out at night to eat, drink and be merry, Western Montana offers fantastic bars, restaurants with all types of delicious food, and various entertainment venues with theater, sports, dancing, music, and more.

And during the day, there are plenty of museums, unique shops, and fun activities for all ages. Just because you leave a big city doesn’t mean you have to leave fun behind!

5. Do you want to live in a nice home with a view?There are homes for sale in Western Montana

Whether you dream of living in a log cabin, a luxury mansion with a scenic view or just a nice place to call home, Western Montana has you covered.

And by working with a local, experienced real estate expert, you can find the perfect house for your specific needs and budget.

6. Do you want to run a business from home?

Don’t be surprised by Western Montana and its business atmosphere. While you don’t need to deal with a lot of traffic, crowds and smog, you can still be in a “hot bed” of business activity. In fact, Missoula, Montana was just named the 9th “Most Entrepreneurial Small and Mid-Sized Metros” by the Kauffman Index for Entrepreneurship.

So How Did You Score?

Well, if you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, Montana just may be what you need to make a positive change in your life!

Over time, living in a big city can wear on you. With the crowds, traffic, pollution, stress, and more, it can zap the life right out of you.

Instead, picture yourself waking up to the birds singing and opening your windows to see a beautiful mountain vista each morning. Then, you can step outside to fish, head to your home office or just take a moment to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

Now, doesn’t that sound nice?

Would you like me to help you find homes for sale in Western Montana that meet your lifestyle and budget requirements?

Contact me directly for more information:

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

What’s It Really Like to Live in Big Sky Country, Western Montana?

“Turn Me Loose – Set Me Free Somewhere in the Middle of Montana Big City Turn Me loose and set me Free…..” Merle Haggard

If you ask why we left the “Big City” in California, here is our story…

What’s It Really Like to Live in Western Montana?

Big Sky Montana, Western Montana

My husband and I decided that it was time to move due to the rapid changes that were taking place in California. We agreed that we would look west of the Mississippi with a vision of acreage for our horses, robust recreational choices, quality of life, cultural activities, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Our search took us to seven different states (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Arizona) in a period of five years. The only place that felt like home was Western Montana and the Bitterroot Valley.

We did a tremendous amount of due diligence regarding the weather, culture, health care, city conveniences, equine support,  real estate values, and recreation. We did not know a soul when we moved, but that changed quickly!!

Barn in Bitterroot

Western Montana is a rare find in that the people are warm, friendly, inclusive, and helpful.

In the 20 years we have lived here full-time, we have encountered the most wonderful experiences. People genuinely care, will help you out regardless of the need and you will be warmly welcomed.

The medical community offers the full range of professional specialties. The facilities are first rate and have the latest diagnostic equipment available. International Heart InstituteThe International Heart Institute is world renown for their research and cutting edge surgical procedures.

With the University of Montana in Missoula, the cultural offerings are vast, the sporting events are first class and the college community adds a level of energy to the town.University of Montana Missoula


Weather in Western Montana does offer the four seasons but in a very mild way.  We have not been inconvenienced with extreme temperature changes and find that each season offers its own charm.

People who come to Montana do so for various reasons – job transfers, retirement, second home, new start, quality of life, a focus on family, clean environment, recreation, quality of education etc. The opportunities are endless.

If you have any questions about looking in Western Montana – give me a call at 406.240.6497.

I will give you an honest response and help make your move to the Bitterroot Valley stress free and easy.  That is what “Montana friendly” is all about!

For more information about living in Montana, please see some additional blogs here.



Discover 6 Communities of Bitterroot Valley Luxury Homes

Bitterroot Valley Luxury Homes – Find which of these hidden gems in Big Sky Montana is right for you!

Bitterroot Valley Luxury Homes are availableIf you want to enjoy the best of Montana living, Bitterroot Valley luxury homes are a secret gem.

We mentioned this previously and want to share some more details about this fantastic area.

Here, you can experience fly fishing, outdoor activities, restaurants, entertainment, beautiful scenery, and all Montana has to offer… quietly and peacefully without all of the tourism. And you have a lot to choose from.

Bitterroot Valley Luxury Homes are Available in 6 Different Communities.

  • Florence Florence Montana in the Bitterroot Valley

This friendly community near the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Management area and the popular Bass Creek Trailhead offers beautiful grasslands, forests and more for mountain biking, bird-watching, hunting, and other activities. And with a population of about 798 people, you’ll have a lot of the area to yourself! Discover more here.


  • StevensvilleStevensville in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana

Known as Montana’s “first permanent settlement,” this is a walking community where you’ll find historic buildings and unique shops with friendly people. You can enjoy a sweet treat at the local ice cream fountain, a casual meal or a fine dining experience. And of course, there are lovely, scenic views everywhere. Learn more here.


  • VictorVictor Montana luxury homes

At the base of the Bitterroot Mountains with access to the Bitterroot National Forest, Victor is a historic area named after the Flathead Indian Chief, Victor.

Here, you’ll discover an old railroad department, American Indian exhibits and some of the most stunning views in the state. You’ll enjoy water activities on the nearby Bitterroot River, fine dining and entertainment. And don’t forget the Victor Heritage Museum Annual Chocolate Tasting event in December. Find out more here.

  • Corvallis 

Corvallis Montana luxury homes

ln the “heart of the valley” between the Bitterroot Mountains and the Sapphire Range, you’ll find this historic community. With a focus on farmland and conservation of the area’s habitat, there are scenic views, wildlife, historic buildings, and many outdoor activities, including their unique, American Legion Memorial Day Parade!

With a focus on volunteerism, Corvallis has friendly people, shops, entertainment, and more. Read more here.


  • Hamilton Hamilton Montana luxury homes

This home of “A River Runs Through It,” offers the best of Montana.

With a small town atmosphere, you’ll meet friendly people who also enjoy fine shopping, dining, entertainment, and of course, outdoor activities in the moderate weather. With low humidity, you can fish, hunt, boat, hike, or just enjoy the fresh air! Discover more here.

  • Darby 

Darby Montana luxury homes

Darby Rodeo –

This charming community hosts numerous sporting competitions and has something for everyone. Noted as having “some of the best recreational landscape of the whole country,” you’ll also find top resorts, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

In Darby, you’re bound to have a fantastic time indoors and out! Learn more here.

Which community of Bitterroot Valley Luxury Homes will you choose?

With each community of the Bitterroot Valley offering unique activities, entertainment, dining, and more, you have many choices. To find the best area for your new home, let me give you a personal tour.

As a local resident, I can provide insider information and insights so you can find exactly what you want fast!

Are you ready to discover the Bitterroot Valley? Luxury homes and cabins await!
Contact me directly for more information:
Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]