Whitefish Real Estate Pete Francisco, July 2020

Whitefish real estate Pete Francisco

Pete​ Francisco sells Whitefish real estate in​ ​the​ ​Flathead​ ​Valley, where he has lived​ ​for​ ​over​ ​17​ ​years.​ ​​ ​After​ ​living​ ​in​ ​Colorado​ ​and​ ​Utah,​ ​his​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​outdoors finally​ ​drew​ ​him​ ​to​ ​Montana.​ ​It​ ​didn’t​ ​take​ ​him​ ​long​ ​to​ ​realize​ ​this​ ​was​ ​a​ ​special​ ​place,​ ​and​ ​he​ ​settled​ ​down​ ​to​ ​make​ ​this​ ​area his​ ​home.​ ​Years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​the​ ​service​ ​industry​ ​has​ ​given​ ​Pete​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​well​ ​with​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​with people​ ​quickly.​ ​An​ ​avid​ ​skier,​ ​mountain​ ​biker,​ ​and​ ​fly​ ​fisherman,​ ​Pete’s​ ​enthusiasm​ ​for​ ​outdoor​ ​recreating​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​him​ ​all over​ ​the​ ​valley​ ​and​ ​has​ ​given​ ​him​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​expert​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​the​ ​area.​ ​Whatever​ ​your​ ​passion​ ​is,​ ​Pete​ ​would​ ​love​ ​to show​ ​you​ ​what​ ​makes​ ​this​ ​area​ ​special​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​find​ ​your​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​it. To contact Pete call: 406.270.5908.

After months of uncertainty, hospitality businesses feel relief with the park’s reopening in early June

Ever since Glacier National Park’s closure in March, businesses within and outside of its boundaries have sat on pins and needles, waiting for the governor and park superintendent to set a reopening date.

“We’ve been preparing for being able to open at any moment,” Holly DuMay, the director of sales and marketing at Izaak Walton Inn and Eddie’s Café and Mercantile. “We knew we weren’t going to have a lengthy notice.”

Once the park finally reopened on June 8, Eddie’s Café and Mercantile was ready to go, opening just a few weeks after its normal date of Memorial Day Weekend.

“It’s a huge relief that we’re opening as soon as we are,” DuMay said.

Eddie’s, which is operating with coronavirus precautions such as plastic screens and spaced-out tables, received a facelift this winter, with a completely remodeled restaurant, a full-service bar and to-go cocktails.

“You can take a cocktail to-go and just sit on the beach at Lake McDonald,” DuMay said. Read more…..

Thousands gather at City Beach for the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show over Whitefish Lake. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot file)

By Heidi Desch
Whitefish Pilot | June 22, 2020 9:10 AM

Fourth of July fireworks show canceled, arts festival still happening

 

The annual fireworks show over Whitefish Lake on the Fourth of July has been canceled.

The Whitefish Chamber of Commerce made the decision last week to cancel the event after failed attempts over the past month to relocate the show to a location that would allow for social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event typically draws upwards of 5,000 people to City Beach.

Chamber Executive Director Kevin Gartland said the chamber has been working steadily to make the show happen, but it became apparent that it just wasn’t possible.

“In the current situation it just wasn’t feasible,” he said. “And all the alternatives we considered had flaws that just wouldn’t be possible to overcome.”

The annual event is sponsored by the chamber and supported through private donations.

Gartland said the chamber explored two other possible locations at Big Mountain Ranch and at Smith Fields, but both of those had challenges that couldn’t be overcome including that holding the fireworks show over land rather than the lake increased the cost up to $7,000.

“When fundraising for it, half our donors are private individuals on Whitefish Lake who contribute to the show to view it from their properties,” he said. “We didn’t want to dig ourselves into a big hole with the extra cost.”

The Fourth of July parades in both Kalispell and Bigfork have already been canceled. Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Pete Francisco, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent.

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One of A Kind In Meadow Lake Resort

740 Seminole Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,275Sqft
One of a kind in Meadow Lake Resort on the 2nd Green. Park like setting with beautiful landscaping and very private large lot. Custom features include new flooring, new paint throughout, granite counters, gas fireplace three bedroom, 2.5 bath and room for expansion.
$949,900

Multiple Uses Available With Light Industrial Highway Zoning

000 Scenic Ridge Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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435,600Sqft
Multiple uses available with Light Industrial Highway zoning. Zoning allows for multiple opportunities including but not limited to Accessory apartments, Sales, hotels, light assembly and manufacturing, Microbrewery, parks, Restaurant and offices. (See documents for full list of uses) Take in the gorgeous views of valley and mountains.
$1,500,000

Cute Little Cabin On 20 Acres Trego MT

NHN Iron Lord Rd, Trego, Lincoln, Montana, United States 59934

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0Acre
Cute little cabin on a mostly parked out 20 acres in Trego Montana. No power or water to this almost completed cabin in the woods. Wired for power and plumbing and with generator hook up, this insulated 20x24 cabin has a wood stove and lots of character. Great hunting near by and not far to the Trego Café & store.
$250,000

Single Level Home At Village Greens

168 W Nicklaus Ave., Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,565Acre
First time on the market! Well taken care, single level home on 6th hole at Village Greens. This 2 bed 2 bath has views of the golf as well as the surrounding mountains. Spacious two car garage with additional golf cart garage door entry.
$549,000

Beautiful Property In The Heart of Montana's Lolo Forest

211 Campfire Trail, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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24.10Acre
Beautiful property in the heart of Montana's Lolo Forest. This property offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana w/the convenience of being within 8 miles of Superior. Western Border of National Forest, this property can be accessed year round with a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails.
$239,900

Charming Home In Convenient Kalispell Location

184 Ali Loop, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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2,682Sqft
This 4 Bed/2 Bath home has stunning custom details, including upgraded insulation, a 26' deep garage with oversized doors, a finished bonus room over the garage, gorgeous stamped concrete around the exterior including a patio area with pergola and beautiful concrete countertops with inlaid rocks to name a few. Fully landscaped and fenced with underground sprinklers.
$739,000

A Multi-Purpose Property—Business and Pleasure!

612 1st Ave., Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,157Acre
A MULTI-PURPOSE PROPERTY—BUSINESS AND PLEASURE. Charming 2 bedroom/2 bath home located in the heart of Columbia Falls, known as ''Gateway to Glacier.'' Real-wood floors, vaulted ceiling, and large windows are just a few of many features that make this home special.
$489,000

20+ Acre Property in Polson

42880 Eli Gap Road, Polson, Flathead, Montana, United States 59860

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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1,062Sqft
20+ acre property surrounded by stunning views that only Montana has to offer. This fully fenced 20+ acres offers a 4 bed 3 bath partially remodeled mobile home as well as a 30ft x 50ft pole barn/shop, RV pad with sewer and electrical hookups and 2 story shed. Property also has seasonal creek and canal.
$519,000

Great Open Lot Almost 5 Acres

2712 Helena Flats Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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4.99Acre
Great open lot almost 5 acres that boasts Columbia Mountain range views as well as views of Whitefish Mountain Resort. The lot offers convenient proximity to Glacier International Airport as well as quick commute to Columbia Falls and Kalispell. Light covenants to maintain quality of the neighborhood.
$345,000
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Seeking a Safe Haven

Realtors have “never been busier” as out-of-area homebuyers flood the Flathead Valley

After spending eight years in Chicago, 46-year-old physician Robert Valleau grew tired of the city life.

He was burned out from the bar-and-restaurant, shopping-and-museum scene of Michigan Avenue, the explosive taxes and his box-sized apartment. He preferred fresh mountain air to bustling city streets. But most of all, he wanted to get away from people. To learn more…

You know, there’s more to Whitefish, Montana than just breathtaking scenery, a great ski hill, abundant wildlife and a spectacular alpine lake.  But there’s no ignoring the obvious … the #1 attraction that brings visitors to our city – the Great Outdoors – also fuels an active lifestyle for residents that is second to none. Get outside!

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