On the outskirts of Great Falls, Montana, where the Missouri River winds gracefully through a breathtaking landscape, stands a truly unique home that redefines luxurious living. This isn’t just any house — this is a castle, complete with three airstrips and an airplane hangar, a boathouse, and an exceptional outdoor kitchen and entertaining space.

A Castle by the River

Nestled on a boatable section of the Missouri River, this property offers over a mile of river frontage. The home’s castle-like architecture stands out for its grandeur yet also blends in with the colors of the surrounding environment. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with castles, the homeowner transformed admiration into reality by creating a castle-like residence, making it a distinctive standout in the area.

Exterior of the home with a view of the Missouri River. This property offers over a mile of river frontage. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

Designed for the Aviation Enthusiast

For those who love to take to the skies, this property is a dream come true. It features three airstrips, strategically placed in a triangular layout to accommodate different wind directions. The longest airstrip measures 1,650 feet, while the shortest is 700 feet. The owner, a private aviator, often uses these strips for touch-and-go landings, making it perfect for practicing technical backcountry landings found in Montana.

An airplane hangar houses the homeowner's private plane. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

Outdoor Living at Its Finest

The outdoor amenities of this property are nothing short of spectacular. The boathouse, built in 2006, is equipped with a concrete ramp and a mechanical winch, making it easy to launch and retrieve boats. Adjacent to the boathouse is an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, designed for hosting gatherings and enjoying the scenic river views.

The boathouse is equipped with a concrete ramp and a mechanical winch, making it easy to launch and retrieve boats. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies
Outdoor kitchen along the Missouri River. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies
Dine riverside in the outdoor entertaining space. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies
An outdoor kitchen makes entertaining riverside a breeze. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

Luxurious and Livable Interior

Despite the impression the castle-like exterior may exude (gargoyles and all), the interior of the home offers a warm and inviting ambiance. The main turret houses a round dining room with a custom table and expansive windows that offer panoramic views of the river. Above the dining room, a curved stairway leads to a cozy reading or entertainment room with built-in seating and stunning views.

A round dining room provides panoramic views of the river. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies
The interior of the home is warm and bright. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

A Retreat Like No Other

Set on over 50 acres, the property ensures privacy and tranquility, flanked by state land on both sides. The lush lawn is irrigated with water drawn directly from the river, and the extensive grounds include both the house and a separate lot for the airstrips.

The owner, a retired medical professional, has enjoyed the serene beauty and recreational opportunities this home offers for over a decade. Now, as he moves on to new adventures at Georgetown Lake, this remarkable property is ready for its next chapter. Find the full listing here. 

Set on over 50 acres, the property is flanked by state land on both sides. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

Discover the Ultimate in Great Falls Living

This Montana Mustang Ranch on the Missouri River isn’t just a home; it’s a lifestyle. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast, a boating aficionado, or someone who appreciates unique architecture and luxury, this property offers something truly special. When you aren’t enjoying the simply stunning outdoors on this expansive 50+ acre property, you can enjoy indoor amenities such as a cedar-lined sauna, an expansive wine cellar, multiple fireplaces, and two separate living wings. Explore the possibilities and imagine yourself in this one-of-a-kind Great Falls home.

Cedar-lined sauna. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies
Expansive wine cellar. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies.
One of many fireplaces found on property. Photo credit: Dave Pecunies

By the Numbers:

  • 665 Wilson Butte Road, Great Falls, Montana, 59405
  • 5 bedrooms | 5.5 baths
  • 6,239 sq ft
  • 51.16 Acre(s) 
  • 2 attached garages
  • 2 years: length of time to build the home 
  • $4,250,000

The builder:

Keaster Construction 

For those seeking a unique, riverfront castle in Great Falls, call Callie Pecunies, Big Sky Sotheby's International Realty at 406-595-0755 or Crystal Ault, Glacier Sotheby's International Realty at 406-5296264.