This wonderful 3400 square foot custom home is located 12 miles north of the destination town of Whitefish, Montana on 20 acres of forested land adjoining the Stillwater State Forest. Snowmobiling to the top of Big Mountain can start at the front door. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling opportunities are nearly endless in winter. A 20 minute ride will get you to Whitefish Mountain Resort, formerly Big Mountain, where world class downhill skiers gather. Summer affords limitless recreational activities all within easy driving distance. Glacier National Park is a beautiful 30 minute drive.
Views from the great room and all bedrooms are of Big Mountain through the forest where wildlife abounds. Solitude and peacefulness will surround you as the Montana weather encircles you. Spacious living areas make plenty of room for fun and relaxation both indoors and out. Large deck with BBQ offer summer oportunities.
An on-site trail system make enjoying Montana a dream. Discover a mountain marsh, Large tree forest and open spaces as well. Within short walking distance to 'A Trail Runs Through It' system trailhead that can take you on a wonderful trail around the area. Check out this system on line. You may see Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks, White tail deer, Mule deer, Elk, Moose and even a rare bear as well as many other species. In addition the property adjoins the Stillwater State Forest which offers nearly endless walking opportunities.
Only 12 miles north of Whitefish this mountain home is close to all the area has to offer. 50 miles North and you'll be in Canada. Amtrak's 'Empire Builder' stops in Whitefish daily. Car rentals are available from Hertz at the station. Roads are fully plowed in winter and conventional vehicles seldom have difficulty. (However, heavy snows can happen!) For more photos please email us with your desires. or visit our facebook page. Just search for 'Reeky Lum'
Come and enjoy Montana. Truely the 'Last Best Place'.
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We bought this property in 1999 with the intent of building our dream home on a ridge looking towards Montana's Whitefish Range and Big Mountain ski resort. We did just that in 2001 and enjoy this spot we call 'Reeky Lum' (Gaelic for 'Smoking Chimney') very much. After 25 years in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with all of its hustle and bustle it just seemed right. And it is!
This home was designed and built by the owners as a dream home. A place where family and friends gather and enjoy Montana. 'Reeky Lum' is truly unique in its solitude and peacefulness. The Whitefish area abounds with scenic beauty and civic pride. It is truly the 'Last Best Place'.
The snowmobiling possibilities from the front door are diverse and fantastic. If 'high marking' is your thing Red Meadow is about an hour away by snowmobile. Much of the trail is groomed to that point to meet the wants of the less wild group. Access to the top of Big Mountain is easy too. It is one of the few places in the country where machines and skiers can be together.
Down hill skiers from all over the world congregate on the slopes of Big Mountain.
Summer has its rewards too. Miles of hiking, mountain biking and outdoor activities in Big Sky country right from the front door.
Dog Sled rides, Sleigh rides, Summer ski-lift rides, Glacier National Park 35 minutes away. Consider Amtrak - Whitefish station stop on the famed "Empire Builder" is 15 minutes away from this home. Car rental is available from Hertz at the station.
Games and puzzles in large volume are supplied. The spacious deck allows outdoor BBQ and relaxation in the Montana paradise.
On-site walking trail system allows our guests to experience Montana to the fullest. In addition within a short walk is a trail head for "A Trail Runs Through It" system which allows miles of hiking on established trails. Check this system out at http://whitefishtrail.net/2011WT_TrailMap.pdf
Or, take a hike or snowmobile in the adjoining Stillwater State Forest. Again the opportunities are nearly endless.
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3 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 6 nights or more: $300 Nightly; 8 nights or more: $250 Nightly|
|50% of rental fee due upon booking to ensure reservation.
Remainder of rental, deposits, fees and taxes due 30 days in advance of stay.
|Notes||Stay for seven nights and pay for six. ($1800.00)
Eight nights or more $250.00 per night.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.