Montana's rugged beauty and raw nature immediately cast a spell over Mike and Debbie Johnson. After years of dreaming, they are finally making the permanent move from Utah to Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley, hoping for a rustic lodge to call home. Their Agent April Hawkes is a pilot who's taking to the skies to show them the valley, and show them everything from an estate made from Montana stone and a lodge that backs to a national forest to a cabin on its own private pond. Find out if they decide on a place full of hunting opportunities or one with unlimited fishing.
After growing up in Montana, moving around the country, and meeting his wife, Annie, Greg Burns vowed to raise his family back in Big Sky Country. He's an oral surgeon who just got a job in Billings. They're willing to explore Billings and nearby Livingston to find their forever home. With a $600,000 budget, Greg's looking for rustic Montana, while Annie wants separate rooms for their three kids. Will they find everything they're looking for? Will they settle in Billings or Livingston? Tune in to find out.
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?
Growing up in San Francisco was amazing for Michael and Jenelle Duldulao, but after vacationing in Montana, they decided to raise their kids outside the city and in the small-town community of Helena, where there's more activities and more opportunity for an outdoor lifestyle. The family is all about the activities - and the house comes second, so their agent is tapped with the challenge to not only find them the perfect house but the perfect house near the best activities Montana has to offer.
After Corey Hickman got a job in remote Eureka, Montana, his wife Jessica is reluctant to leave her suburban life in Utah with their three children. With a population of 1,000, Eureka is not Jessica's dream town but for Corey it represents endless outdoor adventures for their family. While they look at rustic log cabins and houses with lots of land to raise animals which they both want - Corey's real challenge is to convince Jessica that living in Eureka will be an incredible Montana experience. Will Jessica finally buy into the move? Tune in to find out.
Pro Baseball Scout Trey Magnuson grew up in Missoula, and after 15 years in Los Angeles, his family is leaving the beach for Trey's hometown. For his wife, Julie - a native LA city girl - Big Sky Country will be a lifestyle adjustment. To ease the change, she's wants a modern kitchen to show off her chef skills, but Trey wants a rustic cabin with land for the new puppy they promised the kids. As they explore everything from an off-the-grid cabin to a log house on 20 acres, will they strike out or hit a home run?
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.
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.
Benjamin Randall is looking to expand his ski business, and what bettar place to do it than in Big Sky country! So he and his girlfriend, Megan Belida, are leaving southern California for a fresh start in southwest Montana. Ben, an avid skier and pilot in training, fell in love with everything Montana, and Megan can't wait to take advantage of Montana's outdoorsy lifestyle, especially Montana's premiere fishing rivers. With a budget of $500,000 to $1,000,000, they're looking for a home with beautiful Montana views, and plenty of space. But while Ben is all about the acreage, Megan wants a kitchen fit for a cook. Will they choose a sprawling Montana property where Ben can put his pilot's license to use, or sacrifice some acreage for a better price?