This exceptional Flathead cherry orchard above Blue Bay is nestled right in the very heart of Montana’s favorite cherry orchards, and it borders State Land to the north. The property is graced with a unique estate building site on the NE corner overlooking a broad expanse of cherry trees where wide angle views of awe inspiring Flathead Lake draw your eyes west to Spectacular sunsets, Wildhorse Island, and Thompson Peak beyond. To the east are the Mission Mountains for breathtaking sunrise scenery. This 9.03± acre parcel is a highly productive cherry orchard with over 1,000 Skeena and Lapin cherries, along with additional trees in the area with the best views and likely building site. Power and well are in place. Call Angie Killian 406-249-7617, or your real estate professional. The views from this orchard are fantastic! The property itself is revered for having an especially perfect climate and eco system for growing cherries.
Bordering the property on the north you can find trails into State land, and beyond that are thousands of acres of tribal lands. Approximately two acres of the parcel are in a variety of young and old trees that would likely become your building site. Bring horses and put up a barn too?
The property has power and a great 55 GPM well for irrigation. It has been entirely fenced with an 8′ smooth wire fence and is ELECTRIC and energized to keep bears off the property. There are 4 picker cabins and a shower building already on the property. Internet in the area is provided by CenturyLink, Spectrum, Big Sky, and more recently, Starlink.
Access is through the gate at the end of Zook Lane, and also the likely building site is easily accessed off of Bear Hollow on the east side of the property. Note: the electric bear fence is energized. Do not attempt entry without the listing agent present.
Nearby is the Blue Bay Campground, and just a few miles north is the public Yellow Bay State Park, a wonderful spot to begin your lake adventures of boating, fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding in the astonishingly clear water of Flathead Lake.
There is a possibility of an agricultural tax reduction in this area of multi-million dollar properties.
The charming village of Bigfork (pop. 5000+) is 20 minutes away, and is home to world class art galleries, fabulous dining possibilities, quaint shops, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, which has been celebrated as one of the Northwest’s finest repertory theaters for 50 years. All this is delightfully accompanied by the warmth and hospitality for which Montanans are known.
Among other accolades, Bigfork has been voted as “One of the 50 Great Towns of the West” and designated as “One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation” which is no surprise given its thirteen world class art galleries.
Bigfork has most recently been named as One of the 100 Best Getaways for a Vacation or a Lifetime and is one of nine towns featured on the Great Towns of America website along with Sedona, Estes Park, Ashland and 5 other special towns.
Most recently, Bigfork was named in “The 10 Most Beautiful Places To Go For A Run” by Nike. “Quiet, isolated, and peaceful, the trails at Bigfork are among the best in Montana, which itself offers hundreds of opportunities for stunning running paths.”
An hour north of Bigfork you can revel in the glory and the majesty of Glacier National Park, known as the Crown of the Continent, and even closer you’ll find the Glacier Park International Airport and all of the shopping and medical facilities of Kalispell. Two excellent ski resorts are within an hour’s drive, and all of the incredible abundance of other outdoor recreation is also nearby.
With a premier building site offering astonishing views in all directions, situated above a productive and extremely well managed orchard, this property offers a rare and exciting chance to live in and enjoy the banana belt of Montana. This area, and this parcel in particular, is known for its mild winters that are especially conducive to growing cherries and other fruit.
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