Take A Break From Civilization At A Quiet Lake In Bigfork, Montana

The private, waterfront estate at 925 Blackies Bay Road in Bigfork, Montana, is perched above one of the area's best kept secrets: Lake of the Woods (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

Ready to leave the hubbub behind? This idyllic 13-acre retreat is set above the Lake of the Woods in Bigfork, Montana.

If you’ve never heard of the lake, that’s not by accident. In fact, it’s a big part of the appeal.

private estate in bigfork montana overlooking lake of the woods

The quiet lake encompasses 61 acres and sits at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. Lot sizes are generous—private estate sits on roughly 13 acres (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

The quiet lake encompasses 61 acres and sits at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. Lot sizes are generous. Neighbors have elbow room.

Anglers have been known to reel in a trout or two from the clear waters. Porch sitters come to understand why they call Montana Big Sky Country.

living room with walls of glass looking at a lake at 925 Blackies Bay Road in bigfork

The home’s interiors have a sophisticated Montana aesthetic with heavy wood ceiling beams and and wood floors. In the living room, walls of glass center on the lake (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

A wraparound deck along two sides of the back of the house extends views from the two-story house, which is clad in planed lumber and chinking for an updated take on a log cabin look.

The porch hangs over a terrace on the lower level. From there, lawn leads to a stone-wall sheltered patio with a bonfire pit. All that’s missing are the skewers and marshmallows. Beyond that sits a hot tub.

chef's kitchen inside 925 Blackies Bay Road, a lakefront luxury home in bigfork montana

The main floor is largely devoted to open-concept space and incorporates a chef’s kitchen with a broad island/bar (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

The interiors have a sophisticated Montana aesthetic with heavy wood ceiling beams, white walls and wood floors. The exposed beams and wood-framed windows unite the look of the open-concept living, dining and kitchen area.

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors and side panels, as well as windows in the peak of the roof, frame the vista of the lake, woods and distant mountains. A stone fireplace with a hearth and bench seating creates a focal point for the living area.

living room with a stone fireplace inside a home in bigfork montana lake of the woods

A massive fireplace and stone hearth add another rustic note to the home (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

The kitchen features a center island with bar seating. Deep blue cabinetry, a subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse sink and stainless-steel appliances complete the look.

The main floor primary suite has a window seat and a door to the wraparound deck. The connecting bathroom contains a hammered black metal tub and a separate shower.

bedroom inside a private waterfront estate at 925 Blackies Bay Road in Bigfork, Montana.

Wood-framed windows bring leafy views inside the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

Downstairs is a family room, another bedroom, a bunkroom with built-in storage and beds for eight, a laundry room and a bathroom. There are a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms within the 2,480 square feet of living space.

The forested site slopes down to the shoreline and the lake’s pristine waters.

rustic bunk room inside a lakefront luxury estate at 925 Blackies Bay Road Bigfork, MT

A lower-level bunk room also has a view of the lake (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

Mike Anderson of National Parks Realty is the listing agent for 925 Blackies Bay Road, Bigfork. The asking price for the fully furnished, waterfront house is $1.99 million.

It’s about a 15-minute drive into the northwestern Montana town of Bigfork. Set on the much larger Flathead Lake, with more than 200 square miles of water, Bigfork has plenty to do with restaurants, art galleries and live theater.

wraparound decking at a lakefront luxury home at 925 Blackies Bay Road in Bigfork, Montana

A wraparound deck along two sides of the back of the house extends views from the two-story house (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

Among local outdoor activities are golf, hiking and mountain biking. Downhill and Nordic skiing are also within easy reach.

Glacier International Airport is about 21 miles from the property.

porch overhanging a terrace and stone firepit at a luxury lakefront home in bigfork, MT

The porch hangs over a terrace on the lower level. From there, lawn leads to a stone-wall sheltered patio with a bonfire pit (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

blue-green waters of Lake of the woods in bigfork with trees in the background

It’s about a 15-minute drive into the northwestern Montana town of Bigfork (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

beautiful blue-green waters of Lake of the Woods in bigfork montana with mountains

Among local outdoor activities are golf, hiking and mountain biking. Downhill and Nordic skiing are also within easy reach (NATIONAL PARKS REALTY).

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