611 Delrey Road, Whitefish, Montana, is currently listed by Dan Slezak with Shadow Creek Land Company for $1.175 million.

At any given destination, the locals always know where to find the best food and entertainment. So picture an entire town envisioned and built by the locals with the primary goal of utilizing its natural resources to provide a unique and memorable recreation location. Sound too good to be true? In Whitefish, Montana, it’s a reality.

Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana, Whitefish is tucked at the lip of Glacier National Park. The Whitefish range is comprised of numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers, and an enormous valley that stretches 60 square miles. With easy access to ski resorts, Big Mountain, and Feathered Lake, the exploration options are endless.

Plus, the location of the valley protects against extreme climate changes, which makes it ideal for year-round fun! With so much to love, we had to see how far $1 million would go in Whitefish. What we found would make for one epic second shelter.

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Photo credit: Craig Moore, GlacierWorld.com Photography

The flies are tied, the tackle box organized, the waders retrieved from storage, and ready to go! We’re wishbooking Whitefish real estate for a lovely fishing retreat in the woods of the cool environs of Montana.

The small town of Whitefish (population 6,357 per the 2010 census) headquartered on the south end of Whitefish Lake in Northwest Montana, offers splendid fishing in the Lake and the nearby river and streams. It’s not far from access to snow sports and summer activities at popular Whitefish Mountain Resort. The area is surrounded by forested state and national parks, including one of the country’s most famous— Glacier National Park — situated a half hour away. Whitefish’s average high temperature in July and August is 80 degrees; the low, 50. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Here’s a picture book-pretty cabin, 1815 Four Wheel Drive, which sits on a meticulously landscaped nearly-one-acre lot. Located near the western shore of the lake, it’s just a 10-minute drive to the town center where charming restaurants, shops, and cultural amenities cluster near a historic railway depot. About a mile wide and seven miles long, Whitefish Lake is one of the largest in Montana and is home to large mountain whitefish, bull trout, rainbow, and northern pike, caught mainly by trolling with spin gear. It’s a popular spot for sailing and waterskiing, too. This cozy cabin with modern amenities shares lakefront access, just a hop, skip and a jump from its door.  (more…)