Iron Horse is a private community four miles from the base of Big Mountain, Mont., and 24 miles from Glacier National Park. In the summer, it's a golfer's haven, with a Tom Fazio-designed golf course and a 26,000-square-foot clubhouse with spa facilities.
Most of the 315 homesites offer clear views of Whitefish Lake and the Flathead Valley. This 5,630-square-foot home ensures those views with its long, narrow design. The reclaimed oak floor, wrought-iron accents and hand-hewn wood exterior give the home a rustic, Montana feel. But there's little that's truly rustic at Iron Horse.
The second floor has four suites and the main floor holds another bedroom and half-bath. Each suite features a walk-in closet, gas fireplace and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, a whirlpool tub, dual vanities and heated floors.
The kitchen flows into the dining room, which has a rock fireplace, a wet bar and a climate-controlled wine room. The adjoining great room boasts 30-foot vaulted ceilings and a two-story ledgestone fireplace. An office under the eaves connects with a second-floor suite that has a separate entrance through the heated two-car garage. The garage features carriage-style doors and built-in golf club and ski racks.
The Outdoor Pursuits Program (an outdoor concierge) at Iron Horse will equip and organize at your request. It is staffed to orchestrate everything from backcountry excursions and golf outings to horseback riding, boating and flyfishing.
On-site amenities include a pool, tennis courts and an extensive trail system, which links with the Flathead National Forest. For the skier, golfer and outdoor enthusiast, Iron Horse is a playground that doesn't miss a trick-right down to the views from the cozy interior.
Although golf memberships are limited to 375, there is a spot reserved for the buyer of each home in Iron Horse.
Glacier International Airport, 12 miles away, isn't exactly a hub, but check into daily nonstop service from Minneapolis, Seattle and Salt Lake City.
Location Whitefish, Mont., half a mile from downtownPrice $2.75 millionTotal Square Feet 5,630Time on Market One monthSales Contact Jeff Wirth, 800-473-2755; firstname.lastname@example.org;www.ironhorsegolfclub.com.