Life at the lake allows you to leave the worries behind in the city and come home to inspiring panoramic views of the sparkling waters of Holter Lake. Thank goodness it is year-round living, because you will never want to leave…Here at the Sunshine Shores Estates, one can draw in the fresh mountain air and hear the osprey and eagles screeching overhead. With a wrap-round porch to recline on while a crisp breeze caresses your sun-kissed skin, you might have to pinch yourself. Experience the magical views of sapphire blue skies reflected on the glassy lake from the regal private balcony from your bedroom. This lake cabin is constructed with custom 9” Swedish Cope style logs and master craftsmanship. Wildlife roam and visit before exiting to the rugged mountainside right across the road. It is so beautiful you’ll want to share it, and you can! Invite guests to stay in the 1600’ guest house above the oversized garage, which even has a room for fly tying. Spoil your company with their own privacy in 4 fully furnished bedrooms and large windows. The views outside are enchanting but are rivaled with the stunning detail and gorgeous features provided inside this Holter Lake home. Designers mimic nature and bring in the natural elements of the forest inside displayed in the incredible custom trim around the windows and the exclusive custom log beds and furniture in both the guest and main residence. The grandiose staircase is breathtaking with exquisite detail in the wood like knots for custom character. River rocks make up the structure for the outstanding rock fireplace. This property is ultimately turn-key; both kitchens are fully stocked with appliances, dishes, cookware, and utensils. Enjoy the convenience of 2 sets of washers and dryers and the towels, bedding, rugs, and outdoor furniture waiting for you arrival. High quality and top of the line amenities greet you behind every door. Take the wet bar for example; it is stocked with over 100 bottles of liquor and wine! The property’s inclusive package includes the bar stools and glasses. The bar even is ready with its very own shake-a-day and jukebox! Walking in is like entering a classy bar down town! Luxury was in mind with the additive forced air heat and A/C in the two residences and the garage. Bring your toys. There is plenty of room in the two garages and the storage log shed. Moreover, there is a RV hook up for water, sewer, and electric. The luscious lawn remains green and beautiful thanks to the underground sprinkler system. The features of this home and property are endless. They truly thought of it all with your convenience and comfort at the forefront! Holter LakeThe emerald green waters of the spanning lake stretched out in front of the property provides the difference between country living and utterly wonderful recreation and lake living! The lake is formed by Holter Dam on the Missouri River. Holter lake is popular for its fishing and for its water recreational attributes. Many visit the lake to camp, boat (non-motor and motorized), water ski, surf, wake board, swim, tube, float, hike, photograph, and view wildlife and birds. With boundless recreation opportunities, the lake makes a busy spot in the summer months among locals. The lake is a moderated sized reservoir at 3660 acres. Access to the lake is wonderful. Several boat ramps exist along the shore with a number of designated fishing access sites. Located in the west-central portion of the state near Helena, Montana, there are also well-maintained campgrounds available. The lake is surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains and sparsely wooded hills. This area is also rich with history as Lewis and Clark made their famous trek through this area 200 years ago. You’ll be stunned by the views of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area and the Gates of the Mountains is a beloved trip via watercraft. FishingThe Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks stocks Holter Lake annually with significant number of rainbow trout. To catch a sizable trout, you will need to take a boat out sink lines deep. Spin fishing is the most popular method used on the lake because of the various depths. Large spoons or live bait is used to catch the bigger fish. In addition to rainbow trout, Holter Lake also has mountain whitefish, brook trout, brown trout, pike, walleye and yellow perch. Fly fishing is less popular on the lake but below the dam is where the blue ribbon stretch of the Missouri River begins. There is one entity that draws thousands of visitors from all around the world to this area and that is the fishing. These waters are filled with nutrients from the cold tailwaters from the bottom of Holter Dam creating a smorgasbord of feed for those finicky fish. As a result, the population of rainbow and brown trout surge averaging at about 7000+ fish per mile of river. These fish are frequently greater than 10 inches in length! The river is a playground offering year-round fishing. In addition to the plethora of fishing access sites along Interstate 15, there are numerous streams and creeks in the area to tackle. From Holter Lake, Hauser Lake and Canyon Ferry Lake also provide excellent fishing and boating. Hunting and WildlifeBig Sky Country…where the game is as big as the sky! This property is in Hunting District 445 and Region 4. In this district in 2018, 303 bucks were harvested with 4 or more points and 97 bull elk with 6 points or more. In 2019, a total of 305 elk were harvested and 827 deer. This location is in a hunting mecca. The Beartooth Wildlife Management Area provides critical winter range for elk, mule deer, and bighorn sheep. It also provides a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and such. The WMA lies at the northeast end of the Big Belt Mountains and on the southeast side of Holter Lake. It encompasses 35,776 acres and provides habitat for antelope, bighorn sheep, blue grouse, elk, mountain lion, mule deer, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, and wolf. Hunting here is permit-only rifle for licensed hunters. Limited opportunities exist for upland game birds.