The 104± acres of Smith Lake Overlook are located in Blackfoot River Valley along the southern end of the diverse plant and wildlife interconnected ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent. The home (Lake House), built in 2009, was located to minimize the impact on the existing biota while providing a spiritual setting, including a fantastic view of the privately held Smith Lake with the Lewis and Clark Mountain Range in the background. In 2019, an artist’s workshop was added 50 paces away, with a guest room on the bottom floor. This building (Nest) has the same beautiful view as the Lake House in a quiet and peaceful setting.

A short walk to the boat house offers a closer view of the 23± acre Smith Lake, full of life with aquatic insects, fish, muskrats, turtles, ducks, cranes, and geese until the nesting pair of trumpeter swans chase the geese off. Eagles, hawks, owls, and osprey are often in the area. The habitat around the lake and the 65± acres south of the house support the presence of meadowlarks, woodpeckers, mountain bluebirds, and various other wild birds, moose, deer, and elk.

Less than a mile north of the property, public land is available for numerous recreational activities both in the summer and winter. A few miles further, the Scapegoat Wilderness is known for never-ending exploration by hikers, horseback riders, or skiers. The Blackfoot River offers additional fishing and recreation adventures two miles south of the Lake House.

The Lake House and the Nest both highlight the sanctuary of the Blackfoot Valley, while the boat house and Smith Lake provide a special place to play and relax in and around the water as the surrounding property provides the habitat needed for the area wildlife.


  • 104± acres in the Blackfoot Valley
  • Conservation easement with one additional building envelope
  • Non-motorized boating on and fishing in the 23± private acres of Smith Lake
  • Waterfowl, including swans, geese, and ducks; birds of prey, including eagles, owls, osprey, and hawks; wading birds; and many other birds, including meadowlarks, robins, bluebirds, sparrows, and hummingbirds
  • Elk, deer, moose, and many other wildlife species inhabit and traverse the property
  • Blackfoot River with renowned fly fishing within 2± miles
  • Close to the Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest, Bob Marshall, and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas
  • Beautiful views of Smith Lake with a mountainous backdrop from the custom home and separate artist's workshop with guest floor
  • A stunning two-level custom home with heated flooring throughout and an attached, heated two-car garage with an integrated dog kennel, small equipment room, and two additional bonus rooms
  • A separate boat house with a covered deck on the shore of Smith Lake
  • Located 3± miles northwest of Lincoln, Montana, and the Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Park
  • Situated 56± miles from Helena, Montana, and 80± miles from Missoula, Montana
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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