Bigfork $4,950,000

30812 S Ferndale Drive Bigfork MT 59911



Feels like Montana.  The Dakota Salt Ranch, where the Old West and modern living meld beautifully, is an impressive fully turnkey, perimeter fenced, and gated property featuring a 5714 sqft main dwelling with an attached heated garage, 929 sqft office cabin, 2895 sqft recreational barn, 3 guest cabins totaling 2468 sqft, three 400 sqft rustic bunkhouses, original reclaimed log cabin, heated original log storage building, and an 890 sqft heated storage garage, all on an enchanting, usable 39 acres with extraordinary Swan Mountain views. Across the road and just around the corner is over 500 acres of Public Land. This property excels as a private residence and has tremendous potential as a vacation rental property and wedding and reunion venue.  Having no HOA, CCRs, and no restrictions from Lake County Planning that would impede it from being used commercially, the only question is to share or not to share this awe-inspiring property? The recently remodeled main home features a kitchen with amazing attention to detail including custom reclaimed brick accents from a historic Chicago fire house, an incredible 14’ island, concrete countertops, custom cabinets, and copper details, all topped off with a cherry red Big Chill range, dishwasher and refrigerator.  If historical claims are correct, the rustic wood floors that run throughout the kitchen and the majority of the home hail from the first pharmacy built in Montana.   Upon entering the primary bedroom suite it is the views that first takes the breath away but it’s the stone wood-burning fireplace and bathroom details including a deep, dreamy copper tub that make this a suite to luxuriate in.   Conveniently adjoining this primary suite is an office and laundry room.  And because one primary suite just isn’t enough in Montana, there is a second on the opposite side of the home along with two additional bedrooms, full bathroom, and a second laundry room.  Entering the home from the garage is a mudroom complete with a tiled pet washing station and just out back off the kitchen is a covered stone patio, firepit, and those stunning views.   Across the paved driveway from the main dwelling is the more than an office office cabin.  Offering a full kitchen, laundry, gas fireplace, and wrap-around porch gazing at those views, being at the office doesn’t have to be all work and no play.   Just down the paved interior road is the recreational barn, with views.  Housing a full gym, rubber flooring, commercial trampoline, ping pong table, poker table, laundry room, office, and kitchenette excuses can no longer be made for not exercising all year round.   Winding further along the interior road to the northern part of the property are three delightful and spacious guest cabins tucked in the trees.  Cabin in this case is a misnomer as all three are perfectly outfitted down to handmade bedspreads on beds fit for a king (size) and feature full kitchens, air conditioning, wood burning fireplaces (cabins 1 and 3; cabin 2 has a propane stove), deluxe bathrooms, sleeper sofas, washers and dryers, and cozy front porches to take in those views. Beyond the cabins are three rustic bunkhouses, wired for electricity but not yet hooked up to water and septic systems.   Ideal as they are for a fun campout experience or as the beginning of more snug accommodations.   Numerous outbuildings also dot the property, including a reclaimed log cabin and a large, finished detached storage building perfect for recreational equipment and entertaining supplies. A fenced organic garden provides many opportunities whether the decision is made to share, or not to share, this impressive property.   Located 10 minutes from world class Flathead Lake and ideally located near hiking, biking, skiing, water sports, renown dining, and the quaint village of Bigfork. Whitefish Ski Resort and Glacier National Park are a most pleasant hours' drive away. The all-weather Glacier International Airport makes accessibility to this property easy.   Let the adventure begin.

Listing Details

  • UseSingleFamilyResidence
  • Square Feet12006.00
  • Bedrooms7
  • Year Built1930
  • Lot Size39.0000
  • Half Baths1
  • 3/4 Baths3
  • Baths9
  • Garage1
  • ZoningLake County Buildings for Lease or Rent Regulations


Listing Agent: Amy F Deaton
Listing Office: Century 21 Deaton and Company Real Estate 750 W 2nd St #6 Whitefish

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