Attention, Campers! Luxe, Lakefront Compound on 17 Acres in Montana Going for $17.5M


A living roof is just one alluring architectural element of a lakefront compound in Bigfork, MT.

The seven-structure, nearly 17-acre spread on Flathead Lake is listed for $17.5 million.

You might think of this primo property as a deluxe version of sleep-away camp.

The grass-topped main house anchors the fascinating space.

“It has one master bedroom with an outdoor sleeping room attached to it, and then it has two executive offices, two bathrooms, two closets,” explains listing agent Kelly Laabs, with Revel Real Estate.

Exterior of main house with cordwood walls

The main house has just a small galley kitchen, because it’s part of an overarching idea for the entire property, which is designed around a camp concept.

“It was built for everybody to be around each other and have meals together and celebrate together, but then to be able to retreat back to your own dwellings,” Laabs says.

And you have the option to join in or not. What family gathering couldn’t benefit from that setup?

“All of the dwellings where there are bedrooms have a galley kitchen,” Laabs explains, noting that the cooking spaces are convenient “if you wake up in the morning and don’t feel like going to the main kitchen.”

Original cabin

Standout spaces

The property is called Stone Creek Camp after Martin and Connie Stone, the couple who envisioned the property back in 2007.

The standout spread was featured in Architectural Digest in 2009. The publication notes that the original owners wanted a camp-like setting with several distinctive buildings, each with a separate purpose. While construction work was finished, the couple lived in an existing cabin on the property.

“The effort and the craftsmanship and the materials are incredible,” Laabs says, noting that guests are guided by wood signs on dirt paths. “It has a true camp feel and vibe to it.”

The main house features the owners’ bedroom suite and is a true architectural delight.

“It’s not something you see every day,” Laabs says. “It’s very stunning and well done. There’s a ton of concrete and glass and everything is kind of movable, so all of the spaces can become indoor and outdoor spaces and enjoyed year-round.”

The architect’s website notes that the cordwood walls are harvested from grand fir trees on the site.

Indoor-outdoor living space


The nearby lake house has five additional bedrooms, including a bunk room. The tree house offers three more bedrooms.

Laabs says his favorite place on the property is either the main house or what he calls the lodge.

“I think they’re two of the most remarkable buildings I’ve ever been in, and I think the combination of the two is hard to beat,” he says, adding that it’s a “really special gathering place in the lodge for everybody to come together, whether it’s for a meal or to celebrate or just to play games.”

The main, commercial-style kitchen is attached to the lodge, which is designed for entertaining crowds. But there are also multiple dining options for large or small gatherings.

“There’s a small dining table near a stone fireplace, where you can eat; or you go over to the lodge, where there is seating for a large group,” Laabs explains. “It’s a really special gathering place, ultimately. It gives everybody a place to retreat and [is] a great multigenerational property.”

Gathering space


Each structure has its own unique structure and furnishings, connected by pathways.

“They all feel like there is a sense of place, and everything ties together well—but they do have their own character,” he says.

The land itself has more than 718 feet of lake frontage.

The perfect buyer is a “family that wants to create something, where they can make memories that will last forever and be surrounded by friends and family on one of the most beautiful lakes,” Laabs says.

The current sellers have only had the place since 2021. The property is sold fully furnished, so it’s ready for the next owner.

“It’s turnkey,” Laabs says. “Bring your toothbrush.”


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