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Spacious 2 story brick home boasting 5,000 square feet of comfort: 5 large bedrooms with queen or king beds in each (master on ground floor with jetted tub), fireplace, wood cooking stove, music room, library, large flat screen TV, 2 laundry centers (one on each floor), open kitchen with extra cooking appliances for handling large groups. Out back is a hot tub and large pool (seasonal). Also available are a trampoline, a gas grill and ample lawn chairs that are available for summer use. A large, 3-stall carport doubles as a pavilion for large groups. Five 10 speed bicycles are available for activities. This home has a large yard with a fruit orchard, grapes, berries, etc. A small pond graced with big golden willows is home to many wild birds and waterfoul. Mission Creek flows through the property and is just the right size for catching brook trout to fry up for supper. A baseball field and skate boarding park are a stone's throw away, along with two well groomed walking paths that surround them. A huge red barn for large gatherings is on the property and has hosted many family events; barn dances, sing-a-longs, weddings, hootenannies, plays, family reunions, chuck wagon dinners, etc. and is available for rent upon request.
Near the foothills of the spectacular Mission Mountains. Living room window has a panoramic view of mountains...moreless
Secluded rural setting on 40 acres just off Highway 93. Huge, historic red barn and Mission Creek on the property that is sprinkled with maple, golden willow & fruit trees. 1 block to historic Mission...moreless
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This beautiful home is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Mission Valley. The Mission Valley was named after the historic Catholic Mission that is just one block away. Located on 40 acres with Mission Creek flowing through it, the National Bison Range next door, and a view of the majestic Mission Falls from the living room window; this home offers the perfect family retreat. This is Montana at its best: fly fishing, pheasant & waterfowl hunting, hiking, a multitude of mountain lakes and rivers, wildlife refuge, photographer’s heaven, historic highlights, museums, Amish farms and store, are all within walking distance to a 20 minute drive.
Beautiful Flathead Lake is just a 30 mile jaunt to the north offering boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, lake cruises, swimming, and golfing at coveted Polson Bay Golf Course.
Winter offers ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, as well as the world class ski resort at Whitefish, Montana just 2 hours away. Three local ski resorts with abundant beginner and intermediate terrain are within an hour. The wonders of the spectacular Glacier National Park are just a convenient day trip away. Annual summer events include theater at the Port Polson Playhouse, the Polson Cherry Festival, St. Ignatius Good Old Days, Ronan Pioneer Days, Arlee Native American Pow Wow, Big Fork Summer Playhouse, rodeos, tours of the winery and brewery, and county fairs.
Have a passion for theater, symphonies, art, ballet and cinema? Missoula, home to the University of Montana and the Missoula Children’s Theater, is the cultural arts capital of Montana offers various activities all year long and is only a one hour drive away.
Maybe you are searching for a place to relax, rejuvenate, and heal. Why not curl up with a good book next to the fire in the Amish wood cook stove while your cup of hot herb tea and soup simmers. Nature is experienced at its best with breathtaking mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, crystal clear mountain well water, relaxing walking trails, and the serenity of inspiring sunse
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: I have lived in the Mission Valley for over 40 years. I grew up here, married here and raised a pile of boys here. We have such fond memories of hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, and skiing in our back yard. I know all the haunts and I am eager to share them with you. My last daughter is now at school in Missoula and we find it easier to live there temporarily with all her comings and goings; so lucky for you my beautiful, well-kept home is waiting for you to enjoy. My brothers are some of the most avid fisherman in the valley and my nephew raises pheasants in his back yard, so I really do have some contacts in the valley to help you enjoy your visit. For 30 of those forty years I ran two live theaters. One was a summer theater in my barn where we produced all the great musicals. I just finished opening the new performing arts center in Ronan and directing their productions for the last 4 years. Even though retiring, I still keep abreast of all the productions running for miles round. My family members still audition for most of them.
I always hosted guests in my home. Over the years many exchange students, visitors and family members, have come to experience Montana with us. Their fondest dream is to return. They have fallen in love with Montana, the Mission Mountains, the wonderful house we built, the down-home people, and my incredibly loving family. Some have told me after returning to their hectic pace of life that to relax they just needed to close their eyes and spend a moment or two reflecting on their days in my home and all was well again. Something about returning to the simplicity of life at Grandma's house is so healing for the soul. Those who live here know that Montana was created in case heaven fills up. My husband is a ski instructor and loves the many ski resorts located in western Montana. He could make himself available to share these favorites with you and your children and provide instruction if needed.
Why the Owner Chose Polson: This property is part of the original Jesuit property first owned by the Catholic Church when the Jesuits came as missionaries to the Native Americans that lived in the Mission Valley. On this 40 acre piece sits the original, historic grist mill that ground all the flour for the Pacific Northwest. It is the oldest commercial building left standing in Montana and is awaiting restoration. A barn that housed a huge dairy owned by the Jesuit Fathers is where I ran theater in for 30 years and is now used for family and community events. The property at one time had a bakery, a boys school, a saddle shop, and a brick yard. Its creek acreage was once home to a large truck farm for the Jesuits and fed many families throughout the valley. There have only been 3 owners of this property. First the Jesuit Fathers, then the Brown Family, and then me. It has always been a great gift to live here. It has always been property that people worked on to serve others and I have tried to continue that labor of love. Historic pictures of the property and the many events that happened here can be found over at the tiny museum by the historic Catholic Mission that is just down the block. I have always felt that I was just the caretaker of this property. Providence smiled upon me and granted me this serene retreat. In return I share it, to the best of my abilities, to all that come my way and could benefit from it. I have sold a portion of the original 70 acre piece to the community to house their amphitheater and host their annual Good Ole' Days festival on. Some who have walked the property say there is a spirit of community and good works that lives on here and they can feel the goodness of all those who gave of their time in service to their fellow beings here. We would happily tell you of all the fun we've had over the years taking parts in plays, parades, wagon rides, horse pulls, greased pig contests, hootenannies, dutch oven cook offs and much more right at this home.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: After securing the property in hopes of protecting it for the community's continued use, we began pouring over home building blue prints. We wanted to find just the right plans for a home to fit with the historical surroundings, yet offer the many amenities needed by our large and growing family. So we chose the site where the former brick yard lay and we built a beautiful brick home ourselves with a picturesque view of the Mission Mountains out the living room window. The overhang of willow trees were the perfect setting for tree houses built over the years by our pack of growing boys. The house plans called for an old fashioned parlor with a huge fireplace. We built it, but then rearranged it to house all our musical instruments. You can still play on the baby grand piano, or maybe you would prefer the drum set, or you could give the old antique pump organ (the first organ used in the historic Catholic Mission) a play. The big open kitchen with two stoves came in very handy. The dinning room table was made just for us by a local carpenter and the chairs are over 100 years old and came out of a nunnery. The china chest was built for us by the Amish, as was the Amish wood cook stove that you can cook on or in if you wish. The year after we moved in, the family agreed that we lacked one really important thing. We just had to have a pool! I think my children were all born half fish! Children, schoolmates, grandkids; all enjoyed the pool for years and for grandma and grandpa we added the hot tub. A convenient walk to school, the local market, the local malt shop, church, etc. yet secluded and private and 40 acres away from the next neighbor! How could it get any better? So often I have had people drive down in the driveway and ask to show a friend or family member the most beautiful house - in the most beautiful setting - in the world. (Their words not mine.) It truly is a sweet haven no matter the season of the year or the season of ones life.
Speaks: english, swedish
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