East Coasters Chelsea and Chris are displaced cowboys living in New York City. They're ready to give up the rat race for the wide open spaces of Missoula, Montana -- and Chelsea's horse, Raven, is a big part of the deal. In fact their house search is all about that horse, and finding the perfect barn for Raven. They explore a variety of historic farmhouses, converted barns and fixer uppers but will the barn search take over the house search? Will the horse find a house? Or will they all find the perfect house for everyone, including Raven?
Best friends Melanie Knobel and Trecie Wheat Hughes went their separate ways after high school in Texas: Melanie to New York City and Trecie to gorgeous Livingston, Montana. After the Knobel family spent a dream vacation with Trecie in her new home town, they're pulling up the stakes in Staten Island and putting down roots in Big Sky Country. The Knobel family of five is psyched to get away from the big city crowds to enjoy horseback riding, fishing and other adventures in Montana's wide open spaces. Retired firefighter Tommy Knobel wants lots of space for his East Coast family to visit, while Melanie wants to step out the back door to fish and play. With a budget of $750,000 and since Trecie's also a real estate agent, they'll tour everything from a custom home on a creek and a fixer upper on the Yellowstone River to a piece of land with an amazing view where they can build their dream home. But which one will they choose?
Kelsey Conrow, a native Californian, is roping in her long-time beau, Kodi Groves, and heading for 'The Treasure State,' aka Big Sky Country. Having recently accepted a position as a registered dietician in Montana, Kelsey is excited to bring Kodi, a native of Wyoming, back to his country roots. Kelsey and Kodi are looking for a house that hits up both of their wish lists; a feat for sure! While Kelsey wants to looks at more luxurious, updated cabins, Kodi wants a remote cabin with tons of land, which also means a long commute for Kelsey. Will they find some middle ground in the hunt for their Montana dream home?
One ski trip and Andrew Arthur was hooked on the resort town of Big Sky, Montana. So when he met his wife, Christy, during their residency in orthopediac surgery, he knew one day his family would find a place there. Now these orthopedic surgeons are moving from Minnesota to Big Sky, so they can get away from their hectic schedules and spend quality family time with their twins, Callie and Campbell. With a budget of $600,000 to $800,000, they're hoping for something that's ski-in/ski-out, but the further up the mountain, the more expensive the real estate. Will they find something close to the resort or will they be willing to drive to get a bigger place for family and friends? But the one must-have bunkbeds for the kids.
Newlyweds Ned and Hailey Kurfess are starting this new chapter of their lives in their dream destination of Montana. Forget about the tropics - their honeymoon's a road trip from Southern California to Bozeman, where Ned will learn to become a horseshoer. They saved all their money to buy their first house, that will hopefully include a fireplace, acreage and lots of room for horses, but can they everything on their wish list? Find out if these newlyweds will have a happy ending to their new beginning in Big Sky Country.
The young Sluis family's giving up Colorado suburbia to live on a ranch and raise animals in Montana's Northern Bitterroot Valley. After Josh landed a job in the oil business there, Mariel's ready to be a stay-at-home mom with their son, Holden, and to raise horses and other animals. Josh comes from a family of builders, so he wants a fixer upper or to build from scratch, but Mariel wants move-in ready. The one thing they do agree on is lots of land, but will they agree on the perfect house?
Bigfork, Montana's always been the vacation getaway for the Murray family, but now they're ready to leave California's concrete jungle to make Montana their permanent home. Joe and Lisa and their daughters love horseback riding, hiking and fishing especially in and around Flathead Lake. They'll explore log cabins, converted barns and modern rustic houses that are either on the water or at least near it. But soon they discover their budget of $300,000 doesn't go as far as they hope in this resort town. Find out what if they stretch the budget or settle on a smaller place.
For Wisconsin natives Wendy and Travis Gavinski, the decision to purchase a second home in Montana meant more snow, outdoor fun, and a perfect place to grow Wendy's burgeoning business in snow gear. And what better place than Montana to test her gear! The Gavinskis also want their kids, Kylie and Max, to experience the outdoors in a way only Montana has to offer. For the Gavinski family, a property with direct access to the outdoors is paramount. They're looking for a log cabin style home big enough for the whole family, with easy access to riding trails, a view of the mountains, and a separate out building to store all of their toys. Travis is into the idea of a fixer-upper or a new build, while Wendy is confident she can make the most out of any property.
City folks Neal and Valarie Andrews are saying bye-bye to Brooklyn, and hello to Bozeman. After visiting Neal's sister in Bozeman, they knew it was the perfect place to raise their two sons, Dax and Emmett, away from the hustle and bustle of New York. So the Andrews are packing up their pint-sized apartment and moving across the country. While Neal, an outdoor enthusiast, is excited to ice climb, hike, and experience everything Montana, Val is a little more apprehensive about the wildlife that surrounds these activities. What they can agree on is their excitement over all of the extra space they'll have in their new Montana home, including finally being able to have a backyard.
Native Montanan Lindsey has convinced her husband, Jim, to sell their condo in downtown Chicago and head west. Now that their son Connor is two, they want to move to a scenic area with plenty of opportunities for fishing, hiking and skiing. With a budget up to $700,000, the family is hoping to find the perfect property that highlights Montana's beauty and charm.
Justin and Megan Murray are trading in the ocean view of Dover, New Hampshire, for their own slice of paradise in Big Sky Country. Megan, a native of Missoula, traded in her cowboy boots and moved out east with Justin. Four years and two children later, Megan and Justin are craving the simplicity and wilderness of Montana. So they're taking their kids, Hazel and Warren, out west to get back to Megan's roots and find the perfect adventure-lover's paradise! With a budget of $700,000, the Murrays are looking for a fixer-upper big enough for the whole family, close to skiing and hiking and on a property with a gorgeous scenic view. In Big Sky Country, there's no shortage of beautiful views.