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Haskill Mountain Retreat

$8,500,000 Kila, MT 2,134± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Nestled on the southern flank of the highest peak in the region lies the 2,134± acre Haskill Mountain Retreat, in Flathead County, Montana. Recreational opportunities abound with healthy populations of deer, elk, and bear situated in Hunting District 120, an over-the-counter tag district. Offering a 3.5± mile boundary with Flathead National Forest, the property is an ideal staging point to access thousands of additional acres of public ground to the north. For the development-minded, the property has been subdivided into multiple lots with a quality road system throughout and grid power to the eastern boundary. Each lot would enjoy expansive views of several mountain ranges and Brown’s Meadow Valley below. Topographically, the property occupies a long ridge-oriented east to west including the top of Haskill Mountain at an elevation of 6,200± feet. Access is by way of the paved Brown’s Meadow Road, behind a code-locked gate, 19 miles from Kalispell and 32 miles from Whitefish. Privacy, solitude, and unparalleled views in one of the fastest growing regions in Montana are hallmarks of this blank slate recreational holding.

Just the Facts

  • 2,134± acre expansive south-facing ridge, including the top of Haskill Mountain
  • Views of several mountain ranges, lakes, and valleys including distant views of Glacier National Park
  • Multiple lots connected by a quality road system offering significant development potential for large lot subdivision or shared ranch concept
  • Grid power, telephone and pavement to the eastern boundary.
  • Coded gate at the ingress point from the paved county road with additional infrastructure in place for gate at property boundary
  • No conservation easement, a land trust has identified the property as having significant conservation values and worthy of a conservation easement
  • Marketable timber
  • 3.5± mile boundary with Flathead National Forest to the north and a one-mile boundary with state ground to the south, increasing recreational opportunities
  • Deer and elk habitat in Hunting District 120, an over-the-counter district
  • Taxes based on previous years is estimated at $2,152
  • Kalispell is 19 miles; 32 miles to Whitefish

General Description

This recreational offering is a unique opportunity to own the top of the highest privately held mountain in the immediate region. Upon entering through the coded, automatic gate, the route to the retreat begins as one meanders through a varied mix of aspen groves and both deciduous and evergreen stands. As elevation increases, the southern flank of Haskill Mountain comes into view and shows its broad expanse to the west, gently curving to the south, creating an intimate and private bowl. Upon crossing the property boundary from the east, the perspective widens, providing expanded views of Brown’s Meadow Valley and the lesser peaks in the distance. From the highest points on the property, distant views of several mountain ranges are possible, including Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, the lauded Mission Range and Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park. 

Approximately eight miles of quality road system provides exceptional access to nearly every corner of the property from the draws that spill out into the valley below to the rocky precipice of Haskill Mountain itself. While clearly a mountainous recreation-centric holding, the topography is varied and surprisingly gentle, providing a multitude of building options across the breadth of this south-facing property. From the ridges which provide views and recreational opportunities to the forested benches and ravines below, Haskill Mountain Retreat is a varied and impressive blank canvas for the recreationalist, developer or someone just looking for a large piece of Montana to call their own. 

If elevation is a concern, it should be noted that despite its location in the Rocky Mountain region, Haskill Mountain Retreat boasts an elevation considerably lower than many other comparable locales. With an elevation of approximately 4,000 feet at its southern boundary, much of the most usable portion of the property lies at a comfortable 4,000- 5,000 feet above sea level with the peak of Haskill Mountain topping out at roughly 6,200 feet. The total elevation gain is just over 2,000 feet. 

Broker's Comments

This wild and scenic enclave, mere minutes from one of Montana’s fastest growing population centers, offers a wide range of use profiles running the gamut from pure recreation to sophisticated lifestyle development. Sited in the midst of some of Montana’s best recreational opportunities, Haskill Mountain Retreat is ready for its next phase.

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Haskill Mountain Retreat is located 19 miles (30 minutes) to the west from either Kalispell or 30 miles (45 minutes) from Whitefish via Highway 2. Access to the property is paved all the way to the eastern boundary. The region is serviced by Glacier Park International Airport, offering both commercial air service from a multitude of national hubs as well as an FBO for private travelers. The property itself occupies the entirety of Haskill Mountain’s southern flank, providing sun potential for 365 days a year as well as offering birds-eye views of the nearby mountains and valleys from nearly every vantage point, improving as elevation increases. Rare is such a feeling of remoteness and solitude found so close to full-service communities.


Haskill Mountain Retreat is fortunate to be situated in a sparsely populated part of Montana and is surrounded primarily by larger ranches, public ground and a small, large-lot subdivision to the east. Thousands of acres of Flathead National Forest abut the property to the north with one state section to the south. Flathead Ridge Ranch to the east, a private holding, literally spans tens of thousands of acres, providing a significant privacy buffer. Browns Meadow Road, which is the primary access point for residents of this enclave, is dotted with small farms and personal residences.  

The Flathead locale of Montana is one of the fastest growing regions in Montana- and for good reason. Kalispell, a city of approximately 25,000 people, is a full-service community with a national airport, world-class medical facilities, shopping, fine dining and a myriad of recreational amenities locally and in the surrounding areas like Glacier National Park. Whitefish, a resort community of roughly 8,000 residents, is best known for anchoring Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Whitefish Lake is the centerpiece of this internationally renowned destination, with some of the most coveted real estate in the state surrounding its picturesque shores. The 191 square mile Flathead Lake, the largest natural body of fresh water by surface area in the western United States and arguably one of the cleanest, is a top regional destination in the summer.

With its low population density, modern conveniences, spectacular scenery and proximity to some of the best recreation the state has to offer, it is understandable why many are flocking to this pristine locale. 


The Flathead region of Montana experiences a classic continental climate characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures frequently dropping into the mid-twenties on average with occasional spells of cooler weather. The snowfall, averaging around 55 inches annually, transforms the region, attracting snow sports enthusiasts to the area from around the world.  

As spring emerges, temperatures gradually rise, and the landscape awakens with vibrant meadows of native grasses and cultivated crops. Summers are mild and pleasant, featuring warm days and comfortably cool nights with relatively low humidity. With an average high temperature in the mid-70s Fahrenheit, it's an ideal time for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and exploring the nearby Glacier National Park. However, occasional afternoon thunderstorms can punctuate the summer months with explosive rain events.  

Fall brings a spectacular show of colors as foliage transforms into a rich tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows. Temperatures begin to cool again, creating a crisp and refreshing atmosphere. The yearly rainfall in Kalispell is moderate, averaging around 15 inches, contributing to the lush greenery of the surrounding landscape.

This diverse climate, influenced by the nearby Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide, provides residents and visitors with a varied and enjoyable outdoor experience throughout the year, from winter sports to summer adventures and the stunning transitions of autumn.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 2,134±
Total Leased Acres:
Total Acres: 2,134±

Additional Information

Development Considerations

For the development-minded, Haskill Mountain Retreat has all the ingredients of a world-class shared ranch concept or large tract subdivision. The property is unencumbered by a conservation easement, paving the way for a wild, recreational community with very few limitations. The 2,134± acres have already been subdivided into 17 parcels with the potential for more or less depending on the development model. Boundary line relocations are feasible and relatively cost-effective should the existing layout not meet the new owner’s needs.  

Additionally, there is a smaller, vacant subdivision to the east currently available for purchase. According the seller, building on the adjacent vacant subdivision is restricted to site-built single-family homes and the owner of the subject property may retain some enforcement rights. This vacant subdivision would provide additional parcels averaging 12 acres should a shared ranch community model be preferred. One 12-gallon-per-minute well has been drilled and is located on the western half of the property. Additional design and concept information curated by the current owners is available upon request.  

Purchased on its own or in tandem with the additional eastern add-on, this would provide the raw materials for a lifestyle community within 30 minutes of one of Montana’s most vibrant population centers.

The property is not encumbered by a conservation easement but would be a good candidate for protection. 


Haskill Mountain Retreat is unimproved and provides a blank slate for various development and recreational options. Underground power (up to 440 volts) and phone have been delivered to the eastern property line. Additionally, an extra empty conduit is installed should the need for future technology (such as fiber) be desired. 

Water Resources

There is one 12 gallon-per-minute well located on the western half of the property . The well log is available upon request.  

Mineral Rights

Sellers will convey any mineral estate they own, if any. Buyers are to confirm any mineral estate during due diligence. 


The annual estimated taxes are $2,134 based on previous years' taxes.

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Wildlife Resources

The retreat is home to a variety of game species, including deer, elk, bear, and mountain lion, as well as most non-game woodland residents and a variety of raptors who enjoy catching thermal updrafts along Haskill Mountain’s rocky ridges. With thousands of acres of both contiguous and non-contiguous public ground in the immediate area, the opportunity to view wildlife is exceptional both on and off the property.  

Recreational Considerations

Haskill Mountain Retreat is best described as a recreational paradise with miles of roads and trails to explore over the 2,100+ deeded acres and adjacent public ground. From hiking in the late spring and summer to hunting big game in the fall to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter, the property offers a full complement of recreational activities on and around the deeded ground. 

Recreational amenities further afield are the hallmark of the Flathead region of Montana and compare favorably to some of the most coveted outdoor recreation destinations in the country.  

Flathead Lake is arguably one of the cleanest lakes in the country. The 191 square-mile natural wonder is the largest body of fresh water in the western United States by area. Its cool and clean water offers endless opportunities for fishing, boating and camping along its pristine shores. Flathead Lake’s north shore is less than one hour from the property. Glacier National Park, known as the Crown of the Continent, boasts over one million acres of some of the most intact subalpine ecosystems on the planet. With its abundant populations of grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, it’s a favorite among locals and visitors from around the world. Apgar is home to Glacier’s most frequented visitor center and is just over one hour from the gate.  

Whitefish Mountain Resort is located minutes from the famed resort community of Whitefish. This world-class snow sports destination offers over 2,300 feet of vertical and over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain making it one of the largest resorts by area in North America. With an adult lift ticket priced under $100, the mountain is serviced by several high-speed lifts, lodge facilities and one terrain park. With its 25 feet of dry, powdery snowfall annually, Whitefish Mountain Resort will impress even the most seasoned snow sports enthusiasts.  

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General Operations

There are currently no ongoing operations on the property. With the addition of fencing and water infrastructure, low intensity summer grazing could be beneficial and provide some income.  

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