After growing up in Montana, moving around the country, and meeting his wife, Annie, Greg Burns vowed to raise his family back in Big Sky Country. He's an oral surgeon who just got a job in Billings. They're willing to explore Billings and nearby Livingston to find their forever home. With a $600,000 budget, Greg's looking for rustic Montana, while Annie wants separate rooms for their three kids. Will they find everything they're looking for? Will they settle in Billings or Livingston? Tune in to find out.
After Corey Hickman got a job in remote Eureka, Montana, his wife Jessica is reluctant to leave her suburban life in Utah with their three children. With a population of 1,000, Eureka is not Jessica's dream town but for Corey it represents endless outdoor adventures for their family. While they look at rustic log cabins and houses with lots of land to raise animals which they both want - Corey's real challenge is to convince Jessica that living in Eureka will be an incredible Montana experience. Will Jessica finally buy into the move? Tune in to find out.
Montana's rugged beauty and raw nature immediately cast a spell over Mike and Debbie Johnson. After years of dreaming, they are finally making the permanent move from Utah to Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley, hoping for a rustic lodge to call home. Their Agent April Hawkes is a pilot who's taking to the skies to show them the valley, and show them everything from an estate made from Montana stone and a lodge that backs to a national forest to a cabin on its own private pond. Find out if they decide on a place full of hunting opportunities or one with unlimited fishing.
East Coasters Chelsea and Chris are displaced cowboys living in New York City. They're ready to give up the rat race for the wide open spaces of Missoula, Montana -- and Chelsea's horse, Raven, is a big part of the deal. In fact their house search is all about that horse, and finding the perfect barn for Raven. They explore a variety of historic farmhouses, converted barns and fixer uppers but will the barn search take over the house search? Will the horse find a house? Or will they all find the perfect house for everyone, including Raven?
Growing up in San Francisco was amazing for Michael and Jenelle Duldulao, but after vacationing in Montana, they decided to raise their kids outside the city and in the small-town community of Helena, where there's more activities and more opportunity for an outdoor lifestyle. The family is all about the activities - and the house comes second, so their agent is tapped with the challenge to not only find them the perfect house but the perfect house near the best activities Montana has to offer.
Andy Gentry is retiring from the Navy after 20 years, and for the first time he and his wife, Caroline, get to pick where they want to move their family. Currently residing in Portsmouth, Virginia, they are ready to take on a whole new lifestyle with their three school-age boys by leaving city-life behind for the wide-open spaces of Montana. They've settled in on the Bozeman area but are at odds with what type of house to buy and what price to pay. With a budget ranging from $300,000 to $900,000, watch as they consider a house with lots of cowboy touches, another house that combines luxury living with its own trout pond, or a total fixer upper that would need completely redesigned. Can they compromise and find the perfect family home?
Sacha and Chad Troutwine have a baby on the way, and they're ready to move miles away from the big city of L.A. to raise their new family in Big Sky Country. Luckily, Sacha's cousin Trecie Wheat Hughes is a real estate agent in Montana, so she's guiding them in their search for the perfect family home. Having grown up in Alaska and Missouri, Sacha and Chad developed a love of the outdoors and animals at a young age. In fact, part of their Big Sky dream involves creating an animal sanctuary. So they'll need a property with lots of space for their growing family, human and animal. With a budget of $2.5 - 3.5 million, Sacha and Chad are confident they'll find their dream home in Montana. While every home they visit is chock full of the rustic Montana charm they love, finding a property where they can also house livestock proves to be a bigger challenge than expected.
Best friends Melanie Knobel and Trecie Wheat Hughes went their separate ways after high school in Texas: Melanie to New York City and Trecie to gorgeous Livingston, Montana. After the Knobel family spent a dream vacation with Trecie in her new home town, they're pulling up the stakes in Staten Island and putting down roots in Big Sky Country. The Knobel family of five is psyched to get away from the big city crowds to enjoy horseback riding, fishing and other adventures in Montana's wide open spaces. Retired firefighter Tommy Knobel wants lots of space for his East Coast family to visit, while Melanie wants to step out the back door to fish and play. With a budget of $750,000 and since Trecie's also a real estate agent, they'll tour everything from a custom home on a creek and a fixer upper on the Yellowstone River to a piece of land with an amazing view where they can build their dream home. But which one will they choose?
One ski trip is all it took to get Kevin Chartier hooked on the Montana lifestyle. His wife Jennifer soon joined in his enthusiasm for Big Sky Country, and they knew it would be the perfect place to raise their 2-year-old son, Santiago. Kevin is ditching his suit, and the corporate life in downtown Pittsburg, for his dream job as a ski patroller for the Yellowstone Club. So, Kevin and his family are looking for a new home in nearby Gallatin Gateway, Montana. With a budget between $700,000 and $750,000, the Chartiers are hoping to find a home with easy access to nearby trails, with enough space for a home office for Jennifer, and a big garage for the snowy Montana winters. Finding a house to fit their needs may not be a problem, but will the wildlife right outside their front door be too close for comfort?
For Wisconsin natives Wendy and Travis Gavinski, the decision to purchase a second home in Montana meant more snow, outdoor fun, and a perfect place to grow Wendy's burgeoning business in snow gear. And what better place than Montana to test her gear! The Gavinskis also want their kids, Kylie and Max, to experience the outdoors in a way only Montana has to offer. For the Gavinski family, a property with direct access to the outdoors is paramount. They're looking for a log cabin style home big enough for the whole family, with easy access to riding trails, a view of the mountains, and a separate out building to store all of their toys. Travis is into the idea of a fixer-upper or a new build, while Wendy is confident she can make the most out of any property.
Kelsey Conrow, a native Californian, is roping in her long-time beau, Kodi Groves, and heading for 'The Treasure State,' aka Big Sky Country. Having recently accepted a position as a registered dietician in Montana, Kelsey is excited to bring Kodi, a native of Wyoming, back to his country roots. Kelsey and Kodi are looking for a house that hits up both of their wish lists; a feat for sure! While Kelsey wants to looks at more luxurious, updated cabins, Kodi wants a remote cabin with tons of land, which also means a long commute for Kelsey. Will they find some middle ground in the hunt for their Montana dream home?
Pro Baseball Scout Trey Magnuson grew up in Missoula, and after 15 years in Los Angeles, his family is leaving the beach for Trey's hometown. For his wife, Julie - a native LA city girl - Big Sky Country will be a lifestyle adjustment. To ease the change, she's wants a modern kitchen to show off her chef skills, but Trey wants a rustic cabin with land for the new puppy they promised the kids. As they explore everything from an off-the-grid cabin to a log house on 20 acres, will they strike out or hit a home run?
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