Here’s a great idea in the middle of one of New York’s longest, hottest summers: Buy a vacation property deep in the mountains of Montana!
A private mountain lodge will be auctioned with no reserve on August 20. On 20 private gated acres 4,000 feet above Whitefish Lake, the property has unobstructed views of snow capped peaks, the lake, and from the 2,000 square feet of deck one can see all the way to Canada.
Here’s more from toptenrealestatedeals.com:
The vacation concept of mountain lodges became popular with the Adirondack lodges during the Golden Age when the super wealthy and powerful retired to their lakeside rustic camps to escape the summer heat of the city. In addition to his well known hunting expeditions and explorations, President Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed an occasional respite from Washington at the nearby rustic lodges in the peaks of the Shenandoah Mountains. Throughout time, rustic lodges have calmed the spirit with their massive pole and beam construction and huge stone fireplaces that reached the top of the high vaulted ceilings. Wooded trails were hiked and lakes were fished. At the end of the day everyone would gather around the fire with their hot chocolate or night cap of brandy and bask in the warmth of the flames.
Near Glacier National Park in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness and just outside the historic mountain town of Whitefish, Montana,the lodge is on 20 private gated acres 4,000 feet above Whitefish Lake, with unobstructed views of snow capped peaks, the lake, and from the 2,000 square feet of deck one can see all the way to Canada. This is the caretakers cottage:
Built with 50’ beams of Douglas fir and larch, stone fireplaces and large expanses of glass, this lodge is an expression of today’s more elegant rusticity and contains everything for the pleasure of the owners and their guests from sauna to theatre, library and gym to a gourmet kitchen outfitted for intimate meals to large gatherings. The 10,200 square foot home has five bedrooms, five baths with huge rooms for living and entertaining. Outside, an 11’ waterfall cascades near the spa and fire pit seating area.
Originally priced at $11.3 million, Endless Sky Estate will be auctioned on August 20th with no reserve.
Here’s one more photo: This is the wine cellar. Sigh. Find the full listing on the lodge and info on the auction here.