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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
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Find Montana Luxury Homes Perfect for your Lifestyle

Enjoy relaxation and the beauty of Bitterroot ValleyFind Montana Luxury Homes for Sale

If you are looking for Montana luxury homes for sale, you know what you want. You envision wide open spaces, beautiful scenery, horses, fishing, and much more. The problem is, many others have the same dream.

And with so many people flocking to Bozeman, Whitefish and other, popular areas, these communities are becoming more like ski resort towns rather than “Big Sky” country. But, don’t worry. There are fantastic homes available where you can truly experience the beauty of this area and enjoy the best amenities too.

Do You Know About the Bitterroot Valley?

Shhh. This is where you’ll find all types of Montana luxury homes for sale…

If you aren’t familiar with the Bitterroot Valley community, you’re in for a treat. This area is just south of Missoula, Montana in the western portion of the state. And here, you can find beautiful luxury homes, log cabins and more with all of the amenities, views and experiences you can possibly dream of. Plus, you’ll experience many benefits.

In the Bitterroot Valley, you can:

• Enjoy warmer weather.

It known as the “Banana Belt” because it has a moderate year-round climate. With an average of 16 hours of daily sunshine in the summer, you can experience four-season enjoyment.

• Have easy access through Missoula International Airport.

You may be out in the wilderness, but traveling is simple. The airport is approximately 45 minutes away.

• Experience nature’s finest.

Here, you’ll find the Bitterroot-Selway wilderness area which is the largest wilderness area in Enjoy the Bitterroot Valleythe lower 48 states. You can fish, cruise Lake Como, watch birds at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, hike, camp, hunt, mountain bike, and much more.

Plus, the Lost Trail Ski Resort was featured in The Wall Street Journal as on of the “hidden gems” in the United States.

• Eat, shop and enjoy life!

While you’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors, you can also experience fine dining, entertaining, specialty shops, spas, and more. There is something for everyone in the Bitterroot Valley!

Your vacation destination becomes a home.

If you have dreams of enjoying the natural beauty of Montana, fresh air and quiet on a daily basis, it’s waiting for you! The six communities that make up the Bitterroot Valley (Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton, and Darby) are your secret destination to find the home of your dreams.

Are you ready to find Montana Luxury Homes for sale that fit your lifestyle?

Contact me directly for more information here.

Luxury Homes in Montana Await in the Bitterroot Valley

A Market Update on Bitterroot Valley in the Banana Belt of Montana

By Cindi Hayne

Luxury homes in Montana
If you are looking for luxury homes in Montana, let me introduce you to a special area. Just south of Missoula, Montana.

The Bitterroot Valley offers life in the “Banana Belt” of the Northwest. The Valley, which receives 16 hours of sunshine a day during the summer, shares ultimate, four-season enjoyment.

The Bitterroot Valley offers something for everyone.

The Bitterroot Valley marries the past with the best of what is offered today – fine dining experiences, some of the state’s best golf courses and opportunities to explore Mother Nature’s bounty – whether on foot, on skis or by boat.

Being 96 miles long and 25 miles wide at the widest position, The Valley has plenty to explore. Of its 2,394 square miles, 26% is privately owned. It is becoming the new “substitute destination” as it offers the same recreational opportunities as the Montana resort towns… but in a low-key environment.

In The Bitterroot Valley, you’ll find the Selway – Bitterroot Wilderness area. It encompasses over 1.3 million acres. This is the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Four-season recreation is abundant offering hiking, trail riding, camping, hunting, mountain biking, and all winter activities.

Get Ready to Fish, Golf, and Enjoy a Host of Outdoor Activities.

Fly fishing and MontanaFly-fishing enthusiasts will recognize the Bitterroot Valley as one of the most famous areas to cast a line.

Close by, you’ll find the Blackfoot River, famous for Norman McClean’s “A River Runs Through It,” the blue ribbon trout stream – Rock Creek, the Missouri River and Clark Fork. All offer abundant fisheries and recreational opportunities.

Enjoy the Best Montana Has to Offer at the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club.

Tucked away in the Sapphire Mountains range, you’ll discover the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club. Founded by Charles Schwab, this private community offers the best of Rocky Mountain living in a secure setting.

Amenities include the 27,000 rustic log Clubhouse, the Tom Fazio championship golf course which was named the “Best Course in Montana” by Golf Digest Magazine, a 16-acre equestrian center leading to miles of private trails, a Trap and Skeet Shooting Club, and a well-appointed fitness and spa center, pool complex and tennis courts.

There are a variety of residential opportunities within the Stock Farm gates that are currently available. Club memberships are also offered through the application process.

Discover the perfect luxury homes in Montana for your needs.

The Bitterroot Valley luxury home market is just as varied as the pristine, Bitterroot Valley landscape. We offer quality properties which include private fly fishing ranches, cattle ranches, mountain hideaways and the exclusive Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club.

The Bitterroot Valley luxury property real estate market has increased steadily over the past 12 months. In 2015, we had 14 luxury sales with an average closing price of $1,324,658. In 2016, we saw consistent activity with 17 luxury closings. And 2017 is projected to surpass the previous years with a current closing average of $1,826,167.

Ready to Learn More?

Traveling here is stress-free with most carriers servicing the Missoula International Airport and the Ravalli County Airport servicing private jets.

Montana is truly the “Last Best Place” and the Bitterroot Valley offers the lifestyle of your dreams.

Let me introduce you to the Western Experience, serene beauty and our regional amenities.

Please contact me here for additional information.