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Story Behind the Listing: Lake Five Resort, West Glacier

Posted by PureWest Real Estate on May 31, 2019 in  uncategorized
Ron Ridenour has led a charmed life on the shore of a spring fed crystal clear Montana lake. For the past century, his family has operated the beloved Lake Five Resort in West Glacier. His grandparents originally named the business Retiro Cabins and it operated under that name for the first 44 years in operation. Now, the longtime owners of this legacy property are putting this business and land on the market hoping to attract a buyer who will love it as much as they do. Maybe, even for another hundred years.Breath... read more
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You might be shopping Southwest Montana and Bozeman homes for sale because you heard how strong the city's economy is, or maybe because of the amazing recreation (including blue-ribbon fly fishing and iconic powder skiing). Or maybe it's the rich Western culture that draws you. For the Montana neophytes, we put together this super-speedy primer on geologic and human history… going all the way back to beginning.** This story is from the current issue of Pure Montana magazine. Read more here. **—Precambrian era (4,60... read more
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More than 20 years ago, Dave Leishman came to Montana for a vacation at a dude ranch. He worked a fast-paced job back east, and the tempo of ranch life stuck with him. Eventually, the people he met, the sights he saw, and the culture he soaked up drew him back west for good. All that, and an excellent business opportunity. He now runs one of the region’s most well-loved guest ranches, the Bar W Guest Ranch, a Whitefish Montana property just ten minutes from downtown. Here, we talk with him about his Montana migrati... read more
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Houses for Sale in Missoula, Marathon Capital of the West

Posted by PureWest Real Estate on May 15, 2019 in  uncategorized
In just over a month, runners from across the country and beyond will arrive in Northwest Montana for the famous Missoula Marathon. If you love to run, and you're considering houses for sale in Missoula, consider this city a perfect fit!** This story is from the current issue of Pure Montana magazine. Read more here. **A river runs through Missoula—and alongside it, what's commonly considered the #1 marathon in the United States. The Missoula Marathon, which ranked above all others in 2010 by Runner's World Magazin... read more
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