Glacier National Park Commercial Tour Site, West Glacier, Montana
  • Residence and 36 Acres, West Glacier, Montana

  • Residence and 36 Acres, West Glacier, Montana

  • Residence and 36 Acres, West Glacier, Montana

  • Residence and 36 Acres, West Glacier, Montana

  • Residence and 36 Acres, West Glacier, Montana

Commercial Tour Site, West Glacier, Montana
Commercial Tour LocationsThis iconic landmark tour location is less than one mile from the main entrance to Glacier National Park. The property has photogenic, panoramic vistas of the Glacier Continental Divide and offers the would-be tour operator an incredible opportunity to continue one of the longest operating tour facilities in the West Glacier area. The property is situated on a major US Highway that is the primary artery across northern Montana. This presents outstanding highway visibility to operate a tour-centric business and is located in the primary commercial tourist operating district. According to the Montana Department of Transportation Traffic Flow Map the annual traffic count for this section of highway is over 2.1 million counts per year and which 63% terminate at the West Glacier Entrance to Glacier National Park This is based on the statistics of 2015 and the traffic has only increased since.

Commercial Tour LocationsGlacier National Park continues to be one of the most captivating national parks in the National Park System and the continuing record setting attendance is a testimony of this acclamation. You can read about these trends here and here.

The owner of this landmark business has operated as a helicopter tour business for the last 30 years and has configured the improvements to cater to the air tour industry or for the efficient operation of any tour type business. The property is registered as an officially approved heliport by the Federal Aviation Administration. This offering beckons the visionary and energetic entrepreneur to the possibilities of a substantial income all while living in the enviable shadow of Glacier National Park in just a 6 month business season.

Commercial Tour LocationsThe 36+/- acre property consists of a pleasant mix of tree and meadow acreage that has many ideal sites for future homes. The area allows for 10 acre subdivision. The Certificate of Survey is here. The main building, a home, has commanding views of the panoramic landscape of Glacier National Park from the great room's wall of glass. This area also serves as the tourist greeting and information center as well as the entertainment area for the residents. The surrounding deck on the view side of the home offers residents and tourists alike a captivating and relaxing place to enjoy the sights of the park. The walkways and decks are a combination of covered and uncovered areas. The property features amenities that are geared to the tour industry and includes a transaction counter area, outside men's and ladies' rest rooms, large paved parking lot, and loitering areas for customers while waiting to be served.

Commercial Tour LocationsFor the resident the home, built in 1994, features 3 bedrooms, a modern kitchen, hot tub, storage and utility areas and are separate areas from access by the public. The 3,000+/- square foot home is gas air heated is well-built and serves as a year-round residence.

In addition to the home there exists an oversized 30' by 40' 3 car-truck heated garage with and area suitable for parts and merchandise storage or a work room for the business operation. This large garage is also set up to accommodate a travel trailer, boat, or two-bladed helicopter. What's more, the improvements include a Commercial Tour Locationswell-built, 50' by 60' heated aircraft hangar that can accommodate up to 6 to 8 helicopters, depending on the models, and/or bus sized motor coaches. The hangar was built in 1996 and is well insulated, has gas air heat, two over-sized overhead doors and a uplift bi-fold door to allow for larger equipment and aircraft. Off the bi-fold door is a concrete landing pad.

Commercial Tour LocationsAdditionally, there is a quaint cabin that can be used for employees, in-laws, or guests. The cabin exudes charm what with its wood lined interior, loft, kitchen, bath and gathering area.

The current real estate taxes are less than $3,000, the Property Record Card is here, and no-business is being offered as part of the sale. Air tours over the national park system are regulated by the National Air Tour Management Act, which should be researched to see how this could affect an owner's plans. It should be noted to conduct an air tour business the would-be operator needs a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate.

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