Near the northern edge of Missoula County, about an hour’s drive from the county seat, the Seeley Lake area is a special gem. Its 1,025-acre namesake, a glacially-carved lake, is quiet. Some tourists know this spot’s secrets, but most often, the waters are disturbed only by rainbow trout. Seeley is one of a half-dozen lakes in the Clearwater Valley—together, they’re known as the “Chain of Lakes,” a necklace of opalescent pools. Just in view, the Mission and Swan Ranges reach for the sky; this community is tucked near the boundary of the 2.4 million-acre Flathead National Forest. Though there are many one-of-a-kind Missoula homes for sale, one in this neck of the woods was recently recognized by Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Defined blog.
In a story about luxury homes in private locations, the Montana Island Lodge stands out among the Christie’s seven picks. The 30-acre island estate is home to an 18,800-square-foot residence, the grown-up version of a log cabin. “The epitome of rustic opulence and tranquil seclusion,” the story reads, this is true private island living in the great American West. Bring all your friends—with 11 bedrooms, including a master suite featuring a roaring fireplace, the lodge is like summer camp for adults who appreciate the finest things in life. Or leave the crew behind, and soak up the solitude. You don’t have to share.
Just know that as soon as you push open the front doors (hand-carved wildlife scenes adorn the wood), and look through the house, past the floor-to-ceiling lake view, you’ll feel home. By day, sit out on the expansive sun deck, light the fire pit, camp out in the shorefront log cabin, or take a swim in the lake’s crystalline waters. By night, watch the stars come out.
Does this private island sound like your dream come true? Find out more here. Or, if you’re interested in other Missoula homes for sale, give us a call, and browse Missoula real estate online. Plus, there are so many other lakeside options—search waterfront property, too.
PHOTO: Missoula homes for sale, featuring 2433 Hwy 83 Seeley Lake, Montana. For more information, contact Rebecca Donnelly at (406) 546-0067.