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?
Steve and Annie Ricci are leaving the hustle bustle of Seattle, Washington's city life for the great outdoors of Bigfork, Montana. Packed and loaded in an RV, this family's house hunting experience proves just as adventurous as one of their camping trips. With a budget up to $500,000 and the help of realtor Denise Lang, they tour cozy log cabins, sprawling farm land, even lake front property before finally staking their claim.
New York natives James Savas and his dance instructor wife, Beth, and their family are trading their hectic, big city life for a slower, simpler lifestyle in Whitefish, Montana. After living through several disasters including Hurricane Sandy, they're ready for a more self-sustaining life in Montana's wide open spaces. With a budget of $400,000 to $500,000, they're trading their city mace for bear mace and take tours of log cabins, refurbished barns and lakefront houses to find the perfect mountain retreat for their family.
Ever since he was a kid, Jake Liudahl has dreamed of living in Montana. Now that he's opening a second uniform (clothing) shop there, he's finally moving his family from his hometown of Williston, North Dakota to the state capitol of Helena. The family can't wait to ski, kayak, fish and bike in the Rocky Mountains. Their budget of up to $1 million has them looking at converted barns, custom rustic lodges and a few surprising properties in and around Helena. While Jake wants more land and less house, Shawna wants more house and less land. Find out if they can find the perfect compromise.
Ted Jackson and his daughters, Lesley and Sarah, are finally moving from their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to the Glacier National Park area of Montana. Since Ted's company, Ted's Cigars, can operate anywhere in the country, he's ready to move it permanently to his favorite vacation spot. With the help of his business partner, Dennis, and a $3 million budget, the crew tours a custom timber frame house on a lake, a log cabin with killer views and a place with an artist's studio that could be perfect for the artist in the family Lesley or will it? 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Newlyweds Ned and Hailey Kurfess are starting this new chapter of their lives in their dream destination of Montana. Forget about the tropics - their honeymoon's a road trip from Southern California to Bozeman, where Ned will learn to become a horseshoer. They saved all their money to buy their first house, that will hopefully include a fireplace, acreage and lots of room for horses, but can they everything on their wish list? Find out if these newlyweds will have a happy ending to their new beginning in Big Sky Country.
The young Sluis family's giving up Colorado suburbia to live on a ranch and raise animals in Montana's Northern Bitterroot Valley. After Josh landed a job in the oil business there, Mariel's ready to be a stay-at-home mom with their son, Holden, and to raise horses and other animals. Josh comes from a family of builders, so he wants a fixer upper or to build from scratch, but Mariel wants move-in ready. The one thing they do agree on is lots of land, but will they agree on the perfect house?
Bigfork, Montana's always been the vacation getaway for the Murray family, but now they're ready to leave California's concrete jungle to make Montana their permanent home. Joe and Lisa and their daughters love horseback riding, hiking and fishing especially in and around Flathead Lake. They'll explore log cabins, converted barns and modern rustic houses that are either on the water or at least near it. But soon they discover their budget of $300,000 doesn't go as far as they hope in this resort town. Find out what if they stretch the budget or settle on a smaller place.
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