Big Sky Country: Million-Dollar Montana Homes

Montana boasts wow-worthy luxury homes (it is known as The Treasure State, after all) that take full advantage of the blue skies and wide open spaces. Dream big and take a look at 12 spectacular million-dollar homes.

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Time for a Vacation

No matter the season, Lone Peak makes for a jaw-dropping backdrop to this almost $10-million home. (Although we are little partial to the snow-covered mountain caps.) Made for enjoying the sun or cozying up next to a fire, the home features over 2,500 square feet of outdoor living space and nearly 7,000 square feet of interiors. The chef-ready kitchen is truly the heart of the home with high-end appliances, each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom and the amenities include everything from a theater room and wine cellar to a 10-person hot tub.

Trout Fisher's Paradise

Designed by award-winning architect George Suyama, this 7,000-square-foot home embraces nature as well as simple linear architecture. Set on the banks of the Ruby River, which is considered one of the best fly-fishing rivers in the contiguous United States, the home has 3,000 square feet of infinity deck that seamlessly blends it with the surrounding water.

Overlooking Yellowstone

A quintessential log cabin with panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park — sign us up. The $1.9 million property sits on 40 acres of wildflower meadows in Big Sky, Montana's Big EZ community. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the 1,800-square-foot home brings rustic style to life with reclaimed wood floors and a hand-stacked stone fireplace. Picturesque windows and spacious porches guarantee breathtaking views.

Outdoor Lovers' Playground

Where the deer and the antelope play, literally. With over 9,000 acres, the Crazy Waters Ranch not only boasts extensive wildlife, but is also designed as an operating ranch and for family recreation. A private lake, trout fishing in the Sweetgrass Creek and sweeping views of the Crazy and Absaroka mountains ensure that the family is never without an outdoor activity. And then when you're ready to head indoors, the three-story, 12,000-square-foot home is full of comfortable living spaces and five bedrooms. The home features artisan touches that reflects the surrounding countryside, from tne Montana spruce log exterior to the native stone fireplaces sourced from the Musselshell River country. Across the property are four other homes and multi-use buildings to accommodate guests, as well as caretakers of the land and animals.

Equestrian Retreat

Television personality Mary Hart, formerly of Entertainment Tonight, and her husband Burt Sugarman, former producer of The Gong Show, escape to the $19.5-million Elk Horn Ranch, which claims stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The luxurious main house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, large living spaces with vaulted ceilings and an entertaining-ready kitchen and bar. For guests that love to have their own getaway, the Wrangler cabin is a perfect one-room cabin complete with a bathroom and kitchenette. And, of course, don't forget the horses, who have a spacious four-stall barn to return to after exploring the ranch's 160 acres.

Modern Montana Retreat

Perfect for a mountain lover who prefers a modern design aesthetic, this almost 7,000-square-foot home embraces an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in. Adjacent to Hole 2 of Yellowstone Club’s Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, the home has gorgeous outdoor spaces for dining, gathering around the fire pit and enjoying views of the mountains. With six en suite bedrooms to give everyone their own space, gatherings with friends and family are a must.

Surrounded by Mountains

With 545 acres, this Montana home, owned by long-time Metallic bassist Jason Newsted, was built in 2006 and has 360-degree views of the Bitterroot Range. The almost $5-million home was designed as a seasonal retreat with spacious bedrooms, living areas and a chef's kitchen. Custom touches, like stained glass windows and exquisite woodwork are hallmarks of the home with a nod to rock star status in a one-of-a-kind sunburst wood design made entirely from wood from the Gibson guitar factory.

Made for Gatherings

The views in Montana are worth millions alone, although it doesn't hurt to have a dreamy 8,000-square-foot cabin to call home. Completely remodeled in 2002, the home has a chef's kitchen, exercise room, 2,000-square-foot covered patio and screened porch with built-in gas grill. In addition to the main house, the guest house sleeps eight, and the 70-acre property has direct access to U.S. Forest Service lands, where guests can hike, bike, horseback ride and snowmobile.

Breathing Space

This sprawling 158-acre estate is located a mere 15-minute drive from the vibrant downtown of Bozeman, Mont. The 3,700-square-foot home was designed by renowned architect Jonathan Foote and combines stone and reclaimed hand-hewn timbers in a way that reflects the land and history of the property. Sitting at the base of the Bridger Mountains, the $5.9-million home offers wonderful privacy for the homeowners and is a haven for wildlife.

Ski In, Ski Out, Let's Go

Plan the perfect ski getaway with family and friends. Sitting on the edge of a ski run on Lone Mountain in Big Sky, Montana’s Moonlight Basin community, this $7.5 million custom timber home has almost 7,000 square feet of living space, including seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Two massive stone fireplaces span all three stories of the home for an eye-catching defining feature, and after a day of hitting the slopes, cozy family rooms and a movie theater are the perfect spots to relax.

Working Ranch Meets Restful Retreat

For the millionaire who wants a rugged, Wild West lifestyle, Dancing Wind Ranch lives up to its name with a completely self-contained cattle operation and everything needed to maintain it, including barns, corrals and yes, even helicopter storage. Spread out over the 1,700 acres are two compounds: the headquarters for running the cattle operation and the owner's residence, which has a rustic 8,100-square-foot home and barn near a national forest with exquisite views.

Scenery for Miles

Just two-and-a-half miles away from Big Sky's Town Center, this $4.8-million home sits on 22 acres of gently rolling hills surrounded by old growth trees. The 7,500-square-foot home has beautiful views of Lone Peak and Yellowstone National Park, and the property lines the Lone Mountain Ranch, where guests can hike, horseback ride and cross-country ski.

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