Tranquility Ranch, Condon, Montana -Gary represented the buyers of this iconic landmark property in Swan Valley Montana. This jewel of real estate was the much-loved retreat of none other than the fashion icon Liz Claiborne and her husband Arthur Ortenberg. This quintessential Montana wilderness reserve sits in the shadow of the imposing Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges and near the shores of the photogenic Lindbergh Lake. It is some 720 acres and is bespectacled with numerous water features and a grand 20 acre private lake. Gary assisted the buyers in this landmark purchase by providing them, along with their attorneys, in-depth sales, advanced mapping and easement analysis. What's more Gary's professional photography skills that included embedded GPS data provided the buyers with insight of the property for additional analysis with in-context location of the features. According to the Montana Multiple Listing Service, it is the largest single residential sale since at least 2000 in the Swan Valley, and the 7th highest sale price in the entire Montana MLS. Gary's in-depth and persuasive analysis assisted his buyers in securing this landmark treasure.
Gary was buyer's agent. Listed for $8,500,000. Back to top of page.
Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana -This Whitefish Lake building site is a gently eastern sloping wooded site with a mix of birch, maple, and conifer trees. Its siting allows for abundant morning sun all the while avoiding the western summer sun in its shaded setting. The waterfront is 100 feet of level pebble strewn beach that enjoys panoramic vistas of the Whitefish Whitefish Lake FrontageRange including Whitefish ski area. Located at 737 Delrey Road on the northern end of Whitefish Lake this enchanting building site is in the area that encounters very little road traffic and further enjoys one of the most private portions of the lake. The property comes with a floating boat dock that can accommodate all your water vehicles on the crystal waters of this awesome water setting. The property includes a vintage A Frame cabin with Whitefish Lake Frontageits two bedrooms and a small log sided guest cabin which may be able to afford the would-be purchaser interim housing while their dream home is being built.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,300,000. Back to top of page.
Potomac River Reserve, Leonardtown, Maryland -From the banks of this idyllic Reserve one can enjoy the views of the expansive waters of the famous Potomac River, boat from the dock and dual boat slips to thousands of square miles on the Chesapeake Bay drainage. this is truly a legacy property and one that will be treasured as an heirloom investment. What's more, you can fish the productive waters and even hunt on the wildlife-rich woodland habitat. This beautiful and rare, large, 144 acre tract of land is already parceled into 7 individual tracts ranging from several acres to over 30 acres, some fronting on a small lake. All parcels are not necessarily buildable, one should confirm with the proper authorities the possibility of their intended usage.
The forest is a multi-storied canopy comprised of hardwoods and softwoods, like various types of oak, American holly, loblolly pine, beech, and other indigenous forest species. The property features the Poplar Hill Creek that meanders through the northwest side of the property into a lake on its way to the Potomac River. The combination of riparian and lowland forest provides for an environment that attracts an abundance of animals and birds. Whether a hunter or a wildlife enthusiast the owner will always be thrilled with seeing wildlife in this woodland and riverfront reserve.
Gary was the listing agent. Listed for $1,095,000. Back to top of page.
Moose Creek, North Fork, Montana -This incredible property is located in the remote sections of the North Fork of the Flathead River. From the self-sufficient cabin the owner is blessed with inspiring views into neighboring Glacier National Park that is only miles away from the property. The property is truly 'off the grid' with its self-generating electricity it allows for all the comforts of living on the grid but with the option to extract oneself from the stresses and pressures of the modern day world. The area is among the wildest and least spoiled areas of Montana and the 160 acre parcel has the photogenic Moose Creek flowing right though the middle of the quarter-section. This property also included a green house, large shop, barn and a comfortable log cabin home.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $1,600,000.
Underwood Ranch, Condon, Montana -Underwood Homestead Farm This property is situated in the photogenic Swan Valley of Montana. It sits on the western side with panoramic views of the Swan Range and a perfectly framed view of Holland Peak on the eastern side of the valley. This jewel was the core property of an assemblage of properties the Gary put together for the buyer to create a world-class enclave of Montana's finest. The views are nothing less than unparalleled vistas, dramatic landscape and heart-wrenching beauty. The property is less than three miles from the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, which is the gateway to unsurpassed hunting, fishing, hiking and other recreational activities. This property exists at the end of the road, surrounded by U.S. Forest Service lands. The property has a thick forest of fir, pine, larch, and, during the summer months, a blanket of wild flowers cover the landscape. What's more there is a 4 acre lake on the200 acre property that is thriving with trophy size trout. What's more, the area is home and habitat for most every big game species Montana has.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,500,000. Back to top of page.
Plains River Ranch, Plains, Montana -This level, productive, and scenic farm has almost 1 mile of Clark Fork River frontage. What's more, this property includes water rights and is already plotted into city lots, approximately 50 in number. The 420+/- farm has, in recent history, been a cow-calf operation and has been used as pasture, hay, and crops. The area is among the lowest in elevation for Montana and the resulting milder, than most of Montana, climate results in a conducive farming climate. The views and setting are nothing less than inspiring. This property includes an old homestead cabin and several out buildings. There are numerous building sites along the river that may be able to sold separately from the rest of the farm. The property has significant, paved road frontage. No infrastructure needed to sell some lots. The Plains River Ranch is located in the area that has historically been known as the Wild Horse Plains, as the Native Americans of yesteryear used to move their horses to the area for winter grazing. Within a mile is the town of Plains. The farm sits on the banks of the Clark Fork and the river shore is very gentle in the approach to the river. The farm sits in the broad Clark Fork Valley and supports long views both up and down the picturesque valley. The area supports deer, elk, Rocky Mountain Sheep, and a myriad of waterfowl that inhabit the banks of the river environment. It is not uncommon to see 'full-curl' rams in the area. The river is very large as it is downstream from the Flathead River confluence. There is plenty of fishing opportunity and boating for miles, right from the shore of the property. The Plains River Ranch is located in the Wild Horse Pains valley, on the banks of the Clark Fork River.
Gary was the listing agent . Listed for $1,595,000. Back to top of page.
Caribou Ranches, Darby, Montana -This was Gary's personal ranch that he assembled over 10 years. It consisted of some 800 acres of pastoral settings, woodland habitat and never ending views. As Gary's personal get-a-way from the pressures of his east coast building and development business it was his much-loved ranch enclave. The ranch was compiled from the original 200 acre Windsong Ranch, as he called it, the 520 acre Caribou Ranch and the 80 acre Windstar Ranch. It was a ranch of epic beauty and Gary paid attention to every detail in the development and the placement of buildings and improvements. It was operated as a cow-calf operation and was also the home to Gary's horses. Gary remodeled the existing 1900's barn to include brick-paved floors and stalls designed for horse safety, foaling, and efficiency. What's more all the horse fences were made from full-round, 4 rail fencing with field corner radius' to ensure his horses' ultimate safety. He also remodeled the main log home and built an guest apartment in the existing bunk house.
Gary was the listing agent when he sold it.Listed for $2,900,000. Back to top of page.
The Promontory, West Glacier, Montana -There's a place so captivating, so natural and some would even say its hauntingly wild, it is a reserve of unspoiled beauty and solitude. With towering pines, stately firs, clusters of birch and a flotilla of lush fern greenery this is a natural preserve. The dramatic landscape includes inspiring cliff views above river bluffs, idyllic meadows and a spring creek that cascades through beaver ponds. The sights and sounds of this enclave create a setting from earlier history. Like its nearby neighbor to the east, Glacier National Park, this reserve retains the magic of the land and is truly a place to escape the pressures of modern day life. From the rattle of antlers in the forest, the echo of a woodpecker to the mesmerizing cadence of the river, this retreat will inspire your most profound emotions and pride of ownership. The Promontory is a once in a lifetime opportunity for only the most discriminating investors. This wilderness enclave, once a riverside homestead along the banks of the crystal waters of the Flathead River, is a spectacular real estate offering. Now it can be your private river-side homestead. [pause] So valuable are the Flathead River's natural attributes, the US Government purchased scenic easements all along this wild river. Today the Wild and Scenic River Corridor protects the area for ever and the views and features of the Promontory shall remain as they are. About 130 acres and 4 separate legal tracts, the Promontory will be a heirloom investment for the future. This irreplaceable, one of a kind property, can not be duplicated as it is an inspiration of Nature herself. In the shadow of Glacier National Park, it is only minutes from an international airport, world class skiing, and some of the best restaurants in the region. This wilderness setting belies its convenience, while being an eternity from the rigors of life. This is where you want to be.
Gary was the original listing agent and the selling agent and the listing agent on resale. Listed for $4,900,000. See a marketing video made by Gary for this property. Back to top of page.
Creston Farm, Creston, Montana -This ideal Montana retreat captivated the buyer's imagination! The wonderful equestrian property potential with 120+ acres interspersed with wooded islands of wildlife habitat and seclusion, together with panoramic views and fertile, level pastures created a most private sanctuary. The creek and pond added the magnetic character of this farm. The hand-crafted larch log home and guest home, being works of art only added to the character of this most incredible property. This property truly soaks in the most dramatic mountain and pastoral views the Flathead Valley has to offer. Truly a one of a kind Montana property!
Gary was buyer's agent. Listed for $1,189,000. Back to top of page.
Radley Run Mews, West Chester, Pennsylvania -Radley Run Mews is a prestigious community of Radley Run in Chester County, Pennsylvania.The enclave consisted of 8 single-family homes and 53 town homes in a low density rural setting outside the quaint town of West Chester. The homes featured cedar bevel siding, 32 panel wood doors, wood insulated casement windows, brick fireplaces, full basements, and open floor plans that created the homes to be awash in natural light. Gary was the builder and developer of this sought after community and he was attentive to every detail. Built some 30 years ago it still stands as a testament to the timeless architectural designs that combined the best of classic New England architecture and subtle contemporary designs that allow for modern day living. Today it is still a most-appealing community for its convenient setting and the best of Chester County. In addition to building this community the homes were sold in-house.
The combined value of the Radley Run Mews in today's dollars would be in excess of $27,000,000. Back to top of page.
Heaven's Gate, Summit, Montana -Without a doubt Heaven's Gate Reserve is a retreat of unparalleled vistas, dramatic landscape and jaw-dropping beauty. To those who know the valley they will state, without equivocation, that this 640 acre jewel on the Summit is among the most inspiring views in all of Montana. World-class and on par with any location anywhere. From here you can see at least 6 lakes, most of which you have access for boating, fishing and recreation. The setting creates reality to the legendary Montana territory. Wild, vast, panoramic, superlatives can’t adequately describe this retreat of peace. You will feel your spirit soar and your sense of life's purpose renewed in this setting of epic proportions. The property is less than one mile from the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, which is a gateway to unsurpassed hunting, fishing, hiking and other recreational activities. Go out your back door on horseback and you won't cross a road for a hundred miles. An opportunity that will not come along again. This pristine setting is in the famed Seeley-Swan Valley, minutes from but an eternity away from the chaos of the world. What's more, it is only a little over an hour from the Missoula International Airport. Heaven's Gate Reserve is located on the pinnacle of the two drainages. The Clearwater to the south and the Swan to the north. This 'slice of heaven' is perhaps the highest elevation, private parcel in the valley. It is not so high that winter comes early and leaves late, but, its perch ensures privacy for generations to come. The end of the road, surrounded by U.S. Forest Service lands. The property has a thick forest of Sub Alpine Fir, pine, larch, and, during the summer months, a blanket of wild flowers cover the landscape. Richmond Creek flows through the south end of the property and creates a setting of fern covered banks and idyllic vignettes. What's more there is a ten acre lake in on the property that is home to the native Montana Westslope. The rich trout habitat will produces trophies in its natural state. Shear rock walls and faces create a home for Mountain Goats, elk, deer, perhaps the largest variety of big game in the Country.
Gary was the original buyer's agent then the listing and selling agent on resale. Listed for $8,499,000 on resale. Back to top of page.
Westphal Park, Mammoth, Montana -Without a doubt this retreat is among the most-unique and inspiring holding in southwestern Montana. The 800 plus acres are located on the South Fork of the Boulder River. The unparalleled vistas, dramatic landscape and breath taking beauty are symbolic of the national park settings of the West. The alpine meadows of this amazing property are surrounded by shear rock walls and faces that create a home for mountain goats, elk, deer, and perhaps the largest variety of big game in the country. This full section of land is in the midst of the Tobacco Root Mountains and is totally surrounded by wilderness, This is truly what is considered a heirloom or legacy type investment.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $1,600,000. Back to top of page.
Eagle Creek Ranch, White Sulphur, Montana -Eagle Creek Ranch, if there were a Rodeo Drive in Montana, it would be the Smith River Road on which this iconic ranch is located. The ranch consists of approximately 6074 acres of native grass pasture and timber. Elevations on the property range from 5000' to 6000' and the panoramic views of the Little Belt Mountains and upper Smith River Valley are superb. There is perimeter and cross fencing, as well as numerous, excellent building sites. An added bonus is several small streams as well as Eagle Creek which traverses the acreage, creating the possibilities for trout pond development. For those individuals interested in generating some income, the property could be placed in a grazing lease arrangement as this property contains some excellent grass pasture.This ranch is situated on the western slope of the Little Belt Mountains. The Big Belt Mountains are on the western horizon from the ranch. It is approximately 33 miles to White Sulphur Springs, the county seat of Meagher County. The Smith River flows through this valley before entering the picturesque canyons that have given this river a history that attracts floaters from all over the world. The ranch has over eleven miles of common boundary with the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The forest accounts for an area of over 1500 square miles lying to the east and north of the ranch. Kings Hill Mountain, within the forest and at an elevation of 8200 feet, is roughly 20 miles east of the ranch. Showdown ski area is located here with a complete package of winter sports activities. Downhill, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling are all available. The quality and quantity of trout fishing and wildlife at Eagle Creek Ranch are a testimony to its privacy and natural environment. Elk, white tail, mule deer, black bear and mountain lion top the list of big game animals. Brown, rainbow, brook and cut throat trout are found in both Eagle Creek and Sheep Creek. You can also fish the Smith River just a few miles down the road. The combined use indicates a cow/calf capacity of 350 head, year-round with replacements and bulls. The elevation of the hay meadow, 5200 to 5300 feet, indicates a relatively short season for alfalfa, however, if it were not for the elk moving on to the improved hay meadows, there would be an opportunity for a second cutting. Cows are bred to start calving in March. These calves are marketed at the end of the following October.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $9,900,000. Back to top of page.
Mungas Ranch, Philipsburg, Montana -This awesome property is an elk hunter's dream come true. Historically used for summer pasture for a larger valley ranch this 1,160 acres is a combination of wooded enclaves that create safe harbors for big game to open meadows that afford trophy elk grazing and winter habitat. This property has dramatic views into the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness and is adjacent to US Forest lands. The property's southern and western exposures ensure early snow melt which creates earl season forage for both wildlife and cattle. It's proximity to wilderness offers the owner an envied location for a trophy home, summer, pasture, subdivision or conservation easement options.
Gary was the listing and selling agent. Listed for $3,200,000. Back to top of page.
Bull Mountain Ranch, Roundup, Montana -which is located in Musselshell County, Montana. This 17,891 acre working cattle ranch is a combination of fee land and leased land. this property is a quintessential Montana cattle ranch. The cowboy working this ranch would ride for many miles in one direction before reaching the boundary of this ranch. The strategy for investment in this ranch, other than the cattle operation considerations, is that there is high value coal under significant parts of it. While the mineral right of the coal are owned by a separate party, the surface owner's rights are superior to that of the sub-surface owner's rights. Therefore, there is significant value to the owner to provide access to the mineral holder's interests. The ranch also is a blue-ribbon elk property. The ranch is home to a heard of Rocky Mountain Elk and produces trophy bulls.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $9,000,000.Back to top of page.
Vanderbilt Villa, Naples, Florida -This 3 bedroom condo on Vanderbilt Drive in in one of the most sought out addresses in America. The home featured marble floors, cathedral ceilings and an open, airy floor plan that is washed in light. The home is only three blocks form the luxuriating shore of the of Gulf of Mexico what with it's temperate waters ad white sand beaches it creates an ideal vacation retreat or home away from home. The palm-lined streets and famous sunset scenes are known worldwide and as a result the ciy of Naples attracts Europeans, South Americans and of course it is a destination for many Americans.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $235,000.
The Clearwater Retreat, Seeley Lake, Montana -This is a sportsman's paradise. The property consists of a functional and comfortable cabin and outbuildings that serve as a base camp for the outdoor enthusiast. The property has over 140 acres of forest and wildlife habitat. What's more, the property encompasses .6 mile, on both sides, of the Clearwater River. The property is adjacent to National Forest land and a private bridge on the property provides access to the west side of the lands. The property has a modest, but very usable, older cabin and several outbuildings and pasture area. Clearwater Retreat is located north of Seeley Lake, Montana on Highway 83 before mile marker 21. The area offers outstanding hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, and numerous other outdoor activities. This sportsman’s enclave is a quintessential and prolific wildlife habitat. The river setting offers a safe-haven for waterfowl and river mammals. The forest has been managed for timber and wildlife and consists of pine, spruce, fir and a myriad of shrubs and other growth that ensures wildlife security and cover. The land is largely sub irrigated and is an alluvial and riparian mix. The abundant grasses on the forest floor and other food sources provide necessary feed to attract deer, elk, moose, bear, beaver, mink, waterfowl, eagles, osprey, hawks, and song birds. Clearwater Retreat is located in the beautiful Clearwater-Swan Valley. The town of Seeley Lake is 5 miles to the south and provides basic services, shopping, and restaurant services for the area. Missoula is about one hour and is the regional shopping area. The airport in Missoula is served by several major airlines. The property is only about 5 miles north of the town of Seeley Lake, and about one hour from Missoula where commercial flights are available. The area offers excellent water activities, fishing, hunting and winter sports.
Gary was buyer's agent. Listed for $1,595,000.Back to top of page.
The Nelson Farm, Plains, Montana -This level, productive, and scenic farm has almost 1 mile of Clark Fork River frontage. What's more, this property includes water rights and is already plotted into city lots, approximately 50 in number. To see a layout of the property go here. The 420+/- farm has, in recent history, been a cow-calf operation and has been used as pasture, hay, and crops. The area is among the lowest in elevation for Montana and the resulting milder, than most of Montana, climate results in a conducive farming climate. The views and setting are nothing less than inspiring. This property includes an old homestead cabin and several out buildings. There are numerous building sites along the river that may be able to sold separately from the rest of the farm. The property has significant, paved road frontage. No infrastructure needed to sell some lots. The Plains River Ranch is located in the area that has historically been known as the Wild Horse Plains, as the Native Americans of yesteryear used to move their horses to the area for winter grazing. Within a mile is the town of Plains. The farm sits on the banks of the Clark Fork and the river shore is very gentle in the approach to the river. The farm sits in the broad Clark Fork Valley and supports long views both up and down the picturesque valley. The area supports deer, elk, Rocky Mountain Sheep, and a myriad of waterfowl that inhabit the banks of the river environment. It is not uncommon to see 'full-curl' rams in the area. The river is very large as it is downstream from the Flathead River confluence. There is plenty of fishing opportunity and boating for miles, right from the shore of the property. The Plains River Ranch is located in the Wild Horse Pains valley, on the banks of the Clark Fork River.
Gary was both the listing agent and selling agent on initial purchase and listing agent on resale. Listed for $1,795,000. Back to top of page.
Deer Creek Ranch Big Fork, Montana -Located in the fertile Flathead Valley of northwestern Montana the Deer Creek Reserve is an oasis far from the rigors of modern day life. The setting is truly idyllic, at the base of towering snow capped mountains to the east the custom, hand-made cabin sits on the banks of Deer Creek as it meanders its way to the Swan River. The 47 acre property has vast panoramic views to the east and is a prolific habitat for many types of wildlife. The landscaping features groves of aspens and thrusted rock outcroppings. Only a few minutes from Bigfork this location afford the owners all the benefits of artistic Bigfork with it's world-class restaurants, fine art galleries, quaint shops and even a live theater. Bigfork sits on the banks of the Swan River and it flows into Bigfork, Bay, a portion of the Flathead Lake. This photogenic village has all you'll need to make life simple and close by. What's more, the international airport is only about 40 minutes and most destinations in the U.S. Are only one connection away. In addition, the 'Crown Jewel of the Continent', Glacier National Park is only about an hour away with it's breathtaking vistas, rugged landscapes and prolific wildlife. The Deer Creek Reserve sits on over 46 acres in the midst of a prolific wildlife thoroughfare and you can commonly see the local flock of turkeys, deer, elk and many other species. There are some reasonable covenants on the property. You can see that document here. The property consists of main owner's home which sits alongside the banks of. The rhythmic sounds of the creek constantly soothe the listener's soul. The home's spacious wrap-around porch-deck provides for plenty of room to have outdoor barbecues, all the while each guest will soak in awesome vistas and panoramas. The main home is a 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, reclaimed log home. The home features reclaimed logs, timbers, and planking. There is a massive stone fireplace chimney to compliment the log attributes. This home oozes with charm and character and lots of attention was given to the details of the setting, landscaping and interior.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,100,000. Back to top of page.
Stevens Farm, Paradise, Montana -Paradise Farm, includes almost one mile of Clark Fork River, productive farm land, pivot irrigation, mild climate and awesome hunting. The Stevens Farm is approximately 534 acres. About half of the farm is fertile, level and productive farm land and the rest is mountainside that is excellent Rocky Mountain Sheep habitat. The farm land has a pivot irrigation system as well and is presently planted in aging alfalfa. It has produced over 5 tons of hay per year. There are excellent water rights to the property, there is a 1200GPM, a 600GPM, and 50GPM well on the farm. The property has functional buildings for farm operations and an older home. The property is located in Sanders County, Montana, one of the milder locations in the State. The town of Paradise is less than 1.5 miles and Plains is less than 7.5 miles. A public airport is available in Plains. Interstate 90 is only 22 miles and Missoula, which has a commercial airport, is about 62 miles. The farm is located in the Clark Fork Valley between mountains on both sides. The farm is located in the Lolo National Forest District. Along the toe of the mountainside to the east the Flathead River confluences with the Clark Fork. Despite the fact that the Flathead is a larger river, it none the less, takes the name of the Clark Fork. This is 'large' water presents great boating and fishing opportunity. The alfalfa field is often seen with many Whitetails and Rocky Mountain Elk feeding. The property included outbuildings which could serve in the operations as a farm property.The pivot irrigation system, while older, is functional. With the proper approvals several very nice home sites could be developed along the river.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,495,000. Back to top of page.
The Emily A Lodge, Seeley Lake, Montana -This iconic lodge of over 8,000 square feet is located in one of Montana's most spectacular areas, the Swan-Clearwater River Valley. On the banks of the picturesque Clearwater River, just north of Seeley Lake, this hand-crafted log lodge sits in a park-like setting of some 160 acres with commanding views of the rugged Mission Mountains to the west and the Swans to the east. Alongside the lodge is a idyllic river cascade that provides lovely sights and sounds that compliment this trophy home, it is a setting of uncompromised beauty. The lodge features 3 levels of luxuriating comfort all decorated in a classic western style. Every room provides sweeping vistas and natural light-filled rooms. There are 7 bedrooms and 8 baths in the lodge, including a 2 bedroom apartment on the ground level. The entertainment level features a towering river rock fireplace in the living room, a classic chef's kitchen, and a mix of studio, den, and office space. Additionally, the lodge includes a wrap around veranda that overlooks the river's cascades and lake on the property. Included on this level is the master bedroom and a guest room. A grand log stair case leads to the upper level where there are stunning views to the entertainment level and the surrounding outdoors. The library and upper lounge offer quiet and inviting retreats and a fireplace adds to the warm and cozy atmosphere. Three guest bedrooms are located on this level. The grounds are meticulously maintained and include a large pasture for horses, a well-managed forest and a lake that sits next to the lodge. The property has water rights that transfer in the sale. While the property has a in place, another building site exist on the banks of the river to the west. , this is just for the area around the lodge itself. What's more, the property includes a 4 stall barn and a caretaker's home.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,550,000. Back to top of page.
Swan River Homestead, Swan Lake, Montana -The Swan River Reserve is an original Montana Homestead. The Reserve consists of 320 acres of forest, meadows, and wildlife habitat. What’s more, the property encompasses both sides, of almost one mile, of Gildart Creek. It also fronts on the Swan river for almost one-half mile. The property is surrounded by lands of the Flathead National Forest and the Nature Conservancy. Outstanding and idyllic views are in every direction on this wilderness gem. This highly-prized area is know for its rich wildlife habitat and is all in public or private conservation ownership in the immediate area. The Swan River Reserve is in Lake County, just south of the hamlet of Swan Lake. The lake, Swan Lake, is just a few miles north and it is possible to boat to the lake from the property, depending on the type of boat. The picturesque village of Bigfork is only about 22 miles away. This sportsman’s enclave is a quintessential and prolific wildlife habitat as the river setting offers a safe-haven for waterfowl and large game animals such as elk, deer, moose and bear. The forest has been managed for timber and wildlife and consists of pine, spruce, fir and a myriad of shrubs and other growth that ensures wildlife security and cover. The land is largely sub irrigated and is an alluvial and riparian mix.
Gary was buyer's agent. Listed for $3,200,000. Back to top of page.
Rock Creek Fish Camp, Clinton, Montana -This Rock Creek home is only 45 minutes from the Missoula International Airport but is an eternity away from the rigors of urban life. Located in the midst of the Lolo National Forest, this 1970’s home is recently remodeled with a new kitchen, carpet and paint. The setting is a tranquil and restorative and is the banks of the famous trout fishery, Rock Creek. The home is approximately 2,300 square feet, has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3-car garage. The property is comprised of two lots totaling 13.88 acres. The home is located in Granite County, Montana, one of the most prolific production areas of trophy elk is the State. What's more, the Rock Creek Valley is one of the most sought after areas to live for both commuters and vacationers. This property has some 370 feet of frontage on Rock Creek and the land is all relatively level with open views of the surrounding forest, meadows and mountainside.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $1,075,000. Back to top of page.
Clark Fork Trout Retreat, Clinton, Montana -Sheltered on the banks of the Clark Fork River the Clark Fork Retreat is an amazing offering of some 420 acres that encompass some of the best trout fishing in Montana. Driving to the retreat the private driveway offers panoramic Clark Fork Valley vistas combined with dense forest canopy stretches. The land is surrounded on three sides by the United States Forest Service and fronts completely on the fourth side by the Clark Fork River. The greater portion of the property is heavily forested in fir, larch, pine and other native tree species, the river bottoms have classical cottonwood river bottoms. Just downstream of the Schwartz Creek river access, this sportsman's paradise includes both sides of this prolific section of the river, even more, the river braids into two significant channels and both sides of the channels are owned by the landowner. This is truly a fisherman's jewel, particularly for the offering price and especially when compared to what selling prices for properties are on the less significant Rock Creek area. According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website there is significant populations of brown trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout in this section of the river. This section of river gets little pressure from bank fisherman as it is just downstream of the put-in point and drifters are just getting their start so are less apt to bank fish. This section of river is considered a challenging floating section as it contains many braids and channels. This equates to over 15,000 feet, and on both sides, of private river fishing. These numerous braids and channels offer excellent opportunity for trophy catches.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,200,000. Back to top of page.
This 70 acre parcel had commanding views of the Swan Range and featured the photogenic Condon Creek flowing trough the center of the property. Located in Missoula County it was about one hour from the city of Missoula.
Condon Creek, Condon, Montana -
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $500,000. Back to top of page.
Benson Farm, Kalispell, Montana -This 120 plus acre farm was located on the eastern side of the Flathead Valley near Kalispell. From most locations on the property there are commanding views of the Whitefish and Swan Ranges. The property featured a newer custom home and RV garage along with a swimming pond in front of the home.
The property teamed with wildlife including elk, deer, black bear, turkey and pheasants. It was well irrigated and immaculately maintained. About half of the farm was planted in alfalfa hay.
Only a short drive to Lake Blaine this property offered the buyer's all the convenience of close proximity to Kalispell but with overwhelming privacy and seclusion.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $3,500,000. Back to top of page.
Trapper View Ranch, Darby, Montana -The Trapper View Ranch spans 670 acres of undeveloped ranch land which makes it one of the few remaining large tracts of land left in the Bitterroot Valley. This piece of property lacks nothing - deep timbered draws, large open meadows, springs and creeks run throughout the ranch, to say this place has everything is an understatement. The large meadow, 100 + acres, is irrigated by wheel-lines and handlines and produces an exceptional hay crop. Several of the upper meadows have been cultivated and planted with crested wheat-grass which makes for excellent livestock grazing and is irresistible to wildlife, turning this place into a private sanctuary. The ranch’s forested land is estimated to contain 500,000 board feet of merchantable lumber and has all of the necessities to reproduce timber quickly. ranch description The Trapper View Ranch varies from mountainous terrain all the way down to irrigated pasture bottom land. When wandering through the upper elevations of the property you will notice deep ravines that are heavily timbered. As you make your way down to the valley floor, the ridges and timbered draws give way to the 100 acres of irrigated meadows. These stay lush and green all summer long. Creeks from Cooper Draw and Cowboy Gulch meander through the ranch which creates a beautiful setting with towering conifers and a willow-choked bottom. High mountains line the valley while Trapper Peak dominates the skyline at the back of the ranch. Douglas Fir, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Alder, Spruce, and Aspen trees cover the upper elevations and ravines throughout Trapper View.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $5,600,000. Back to top of page.
Flathead River Flats, Kalispell, Montana -This Flathead riverfront property was situated on the eastern part of Kalispell. Featuring over 1,400 feet of riverfront and commanding views of the mountains to the east it presented the buyer with the investment opportunity of future development.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $1,000,000. Back to top of page.
Smith River Fishing Camp, White Sulphur Springs, Montana -This 287 acre parcel was located on the banks of the famous Smith River in Meagher County. The Smith is known for its awesome fishing, beautiful canyon scenery and remote setting. This property was protected with a conservation easement and was home to the best of Montana's big game species. Gary represented the buyer in the transaction and on resale assisted the owner in valuation and sales stratgey.
Gary was the buyer's agent. Listed for $2,500,000. Back to top of page.
Stillwater Farm, Whitefish, Montana -Located to the west of Whitefish this 120 acre property was subdivided into 5 separate tracts.
The Stillwater River bisected the property and presented panoramic view of surrounding farms. What's more this property hosts many species of wildlife and is only a short drive to the charming town of Whitefish.