The Extraordinary Homestead Ranch | Montana
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The Homestead at Whitefish—A One-of-a-Kind Private Oasis in the Forest of Montana
When “just getting away” is not enough, you now have the rare opportunity to own a 1,900-acre park located in the pristine Montana wilderness, with spectacular cabins custom built with every modern comfort and designed to seamlessly blend with the amazing outdoor views. With its own lakes, forest, trails, privacy and natural security, The Homestead is secluded on all sides by federally protected forests and the Stillwater River and yet easily accessible for you, your family and friends.
Despite its complete and total privacy, The Homestead is only minutes from Glacier National Park, world-class skiing, an airport with private jet facilities, and the gorgeous town of Whitefish, Montana—an exclusive enclave with restaurants, shops and, most importantly, privacy and anonymity.
The Homestead is an extraordinary private “forest” estate situated on 1,900 acres in pristine Northwest Montana. It features three exceptional residences and two spectacular guest cabins. The Homestead offers sweeping mountain and valley views and custom interiors that blend with their natural surroundings. This sprawling ranch property presents the essence of Montana living in all its majesty.
The Homestead’s First Claim Home—Luxury and Comfort
Perched on a bluff looking east toward Glacier Park and Big Mountain with its own private drive, the 5,500-square-foot First Claim property offers luxurious interiors and sweeping views of the East Valley. In the custom-designed living room, trunks of cedar trees form floor-to-ceiling columns between huge expanses of glass to create a veritable “glass forest,” with natural elements incorporated throughout, including log and timber beam accents, floors of wood and slate, plus inside and outside wood-burning fireplaces. A sprawling chef’s kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and eat-in island, with an adjacent formal dining area overlooking gorgeous views. Three spacious en-suite guest rooms feature custom beds and designer bathrooms, while a voluminous master suite showcases vaulted ceilings, an opulent bathroom with a steam shower and whirlpool bath, as well as a large deck with a bridge that extends to a rock outcropping. Additional lower level spaces include a media room and bunkroom as well as a large private office on the main floor.
The Homestead’s Lakefront Lodge—Recreation and Adventure on its Doorstep
Situated on 20 acres, the equally impressive, 5,000-square-foot lakefront lodge, The Little Bootjack Lake Lodge, blends rustic cabin flair with modern luxuries and offers convenient access to the area’s eclectic outdoor recreational offerings, including swimming, fly-fishing, kayaking, biking and horseback riding. Extensively remodeled, the lodge showcases distinctive and discerning features and finishes including a fabulous great room with 22-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an expansive main deck and a wood-burning fireplace. Additional features include a main-level master suite with a fireplace and massive bathroom with a whirlpool tub and double size shower, three lower-level bedrooms, a catering kitchen with a butler’s pantry, bar, great room and library for entertaining.
The Homestead’s Sharptail Meadow Mansion—Private Luxury
Nestled against a hillside in its own private valley, the superb wooded parcel, Sharptail Meadow, includes a pond on the south end and stunning views of the Whitefish Range. An abundance of natural materials lends rustic yet refined charm to this 5,500-square-foot home, from the substantial exterior stone masonry to the interior timber trusses and beam accents. A wood-burning masonry fireplace graces the living room, which features 26-foot vaulted ceilings, while a gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a magnificent master suite with a deck complete the offering.
The Lewis and Clark Guest Cabins—Additional Luxury for Your Friends and Family
The Homestead’s charming Lewis and Clark cabins feature historic beams, natural wood and native stone. Each cabin has a great room, indoor rock fireplaces, two master bedroom suites plus day beds. The cabins offer fully-equipped kitchens for gracious yet casual living and covered porches perfectly situated toward incredible views with full accessibility to the entire Homestead Park.
The Stillwater River—Offering Additional Privacy and Seclusion
Included in The Homestead offering are 521 adjacent acres located on the Stillwater River, with roughly two miles of river frontage. This land is presently used for agricultural purposes and enjoys senior water rights. The gently sloping parcel forms a protective buffer around the Homestead, guaranteeing privacy and security, and has animal crossings throughout, with majestic game migrating daily from the neighboring forested hills to the river.
Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Snowmobiling and a Cascading Waterfall
Surrounded by miles of walking, biking (or motorcycle) and equestrian trails, including a cascading waterfall and easy access to adjacent trails in the Flatland National Forest, at The Homestead, nature truly is your playground.
Sequestered within three mountain ranges, The Homestead enjoys a relatively mild climate year-round, with warm summer days, a mild autumn and spring, yet enough winter snow to afford cross-country skiing and snowmobiling on the property and on downhill runs at nearby Big Mountain Ski and Summer Resort. Additionally, The Homestead is just minutes from the charming resort town of Whitefish with its many restaurants, bars, shops and all-new hospital, within an hour’s drive of 10 golf courses—including the state’s only 36-hole course—and just 30 minutes away from Glacier Park International Airport.
With sweeping views, luxurious interiors, and unparalleled amenities on some of the most spectacular land in the country, The Homestead presents a unique opportunity to enjoy 1,900 magnificent, private acres of Northwest Montana.