One of Montana’s most iconic lakefront homes was recently featured by the Financial Times on a list of “prime” properties with a “bountiful harvest.” The Kingwood Estate more than deserves the recognition, with 125 cherry trees and many other varieties of fruit trees planted on 14 acres! This Bigfork real estate for sale is a special find for a buyer who prefers to eat local—thanks to an organic vegetable garden and a variety of hearty crops, harvest season here is almost year-round. But summer is truly the highlight, with famous Flathead Lake cherries popping red in the backyard orchard.
Why are Flathead Lake cherries so good? Technically, there’s no specific strain of Flathead cherry. Farmers here grow millions of pounds of all varieties, including Lapin, Sweetheart, Rainier, and Santina cherries. Rather, it’s region’s unique soil, climate, and water that makes the crop singular. Everything comes together like magic for a reliably plump harvest, year after year—ever since cherries were introduced to Northwest Montana in the late 19th century! Locals celebrate the sweet, tart treat every summer at the Flathead Cherry Festival, held in downtown Polson.
The Financial Times’s “bountiful harvest” list also includes a Spanish estate with 10,000 olive trees, and a property on New Providence Island, Bahamas, that’s home to an acre of tropical produce, including bananas, avocados, mangoes, and coconuts.
Whether you want to grow your own cherries at the Kingwood Estate, or if you just want to settle down somewhere with local produce readily available, Bigfork real estate for sale should be on your list. Give our agents a call, or browse Bigfork real estate online.
PHOTO: Bigfork real estate for sale, featuring 14896 Yenne Point Road. For more information, contact PureWest agent David Fetveit at (406) 249-1764.