Swan Valley/ Condon, Montana
Swan Valley, covers the area from just south of Bigfork approximately 80 miles down Highway 83 to Seeley Lake. This area sits in the middle of the Flathead National Forest just one range over from the Flathead Lake. Swan Valley has an unending supply of creeks, streams, lakes and gravel roads that disappear up into the forest to make it easy to explore some place new virtually every week. The Swan River meanders through the Swan Valley creating ample opportunity for rafting, kayaking and some spectacular float trips. Drive to the top of Napa point then take off into the forest on the trailhead to get back into the woods at a great cooler elevation.
The Swan Valley, including nearby Seeley Lake, is growing rapidly. It has always attracted retirees and in recent years celebrities have been acquiring land here. The town of Condon, located in the center of the Swan Valley, has been said to have the longest main street anywhere as services and businesses are scattered remotely along a 10-mile stretch of Highway 83, 20 miles north of Seeley Lake.
The area offers easy access to both The Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains Wilderness areas, and both mountain ranges rise most abruptly from the valley floor in this area. Area lakes include Seely Lake and Swan Lake, and the remarkable Flathead Lake farther north. There are so many recreation possibilities that you could literally live here and boat, hike, camp, swim, fish, and ski all year long for years and still find activities to keep you busy.
Swan Valley is the ideal place for a quiet, moderate lifestyle filled with all the best nature has to offer. Swan Valley is only an hours drive from Glacier National Park, one of the most pristine and lovely parks in the nation.
As far as buying a home here or vacation property in the Swan Valley you will find that generally these priced higher than some of the surrounding areas perhaps because Condon is more remote and there are fewer small parcels available. If peace and quiet are what you seek this is a perfect location for you!