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.