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Home amenities tailored for holiday celebrations
Posted: November 20, 2023 by Erin Duval

The magic of the holidays often centers around gatherings we host in our homes. As we envision the perfect space for festive celebrations, certain home features emerge as ideal for creating cherished memories. From spacious great rooms to inviting outdoor areas, these elements set the stage for joyful gatherings, making the home a hub of holiday cheer.

835 Whitefish Hills Drive, Whitefish | 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms | 6,839 Sq Ft
MLS# 30012622 | $3,495,000

Ken Stein | 406-250-0599 | Ken@purewestmt.com

Matt Buckmaster | 406-261-8350 | Matt@purewestmt.com


Expansive Great Rooms for Uniting Loved Ones

At the heart of holiday celebrations lies the great room—an expansive, open-concept space that seamlessly blends the living room, dining area, and kitchen. This design fosters a sense of togetherness, allowing hosts to engage with guests while preparing delicious meals. Cathedral ceilings, large windows, and a cozy fireplace contribute to an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality, making the great room a natural focal point for holiday festivities. 

897 Saddleback Drive, Florence | 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms | 3,785 Sq Ft

MLS# 30013752 | $2,950,000

Madison Scott | 406-546-8370 | Madison@purewestmt.com


Well-Equipped Kitchens to Inspire Culinary Delights


A well-appointed kitchen is the beating heart of holiday celebrations. Ample counter space, high-end appliances, and thoughtful layouts enhance the cooking and baking experience. Large islands serve as central workstations for preparing feasts, and double ovens streamline the cooking process. For taking the holiday experience to yet another level, having a home bar demarcated from the kitchen is a plus. The separation from the bustle of the kitchen — whether by a simple low countertop with stools or located in another room entirely — can provide an elevated experience for an aperitif or nightcap.

3054 Trading Post Place, Missoula | 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms | 4,454 Sq Ft

MLS# 30013474 | $1,550,000

Stephanie Gardner | 406-531-3307 | Stephanie@purewestmt.com

Jason Hyndman | 406-253-9008 | Jasonh@purewestmt.com


Inviting Outdoor Spaces for Seasonal Revelry


Holiday celebrations often spill into the outdoors, where fresh air and enchanting landscapes add to the festive ambiance. Homes with expansive decks, patio spaces, or even a charming backyard provide an opportunity to extend the festivities beyond the confines of indoor spaces. Of course, being Montana, features like fire pits, built-in heaters, and cozy seating arrangements are essential for creating a welcoming environment where guests can enjoy the chilled holiday air while savoring each other's company.

250 Glenwood Road, Whitefish | 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms | 5,904 Sq Ft

MLS# 30014761 | $3,795,000

Matt Buckmaster | 406-261-8350 | Matt@purewestmt.com


Entertainment-Focused Areas for Festive Games


Homes crafted for holiday festivities often boast dedicated entertainment areas. A meticulously designed game room takes center stage, inviting guests to partake in spirited games and laughter. Here, a pool table becomes a focal point, encouraging friendly competition. Thoughtfully chosen board games and plush seating create a haven for both lively entertainment and intimate conversations. A place to wind down after a meal or pass the time until the main course is ready, this space becomes the epicenter of joy and camaraderie, ensuring that every moment of celebration is filled with laughter and delight.

7424 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms | 7,639 Sq Ft 

MLS# 379619 | $11,980,000 | 2 Guest Homes

Wallis Morger Bryan | 406-223-4778 | Wallis@purewestmt.com

Michael Thomas | 406-581-2400 | Michael.bigsky@gmail.com


Guest Suites for Comfortable Overnight Stays


As celebrations unfold, you may choose to extend the festivities into the night and invite guests to stick around. Homes with well-designed guest suites provide a comfortable retreat for overnight stays. Thoughtful amenities such as private bathrooms, cozy furnishings, and even mini-kitchens enhance the experience for friends and family visitors, ensuring that the holiday spirit lingers long after the celebrations conclude.

1100 Evergreen Drive, Billings | 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms | 7,826 Sq Ft

MLS# 343041 | $1,595,000

Stephanie Lynn Krueger | 406-861-7657 | Stephaniek@purewestmt.com


Homes designed for holiday celebrations weave together a tapestry of features that enhance the festive experience. From spacious centralized kitchens to dedicated spaces that embrace entertainment, these homes become more than just living spaces—they become the backdrop for creating enduring memories. As we seek homes that embody the spirit of celebration, these carefully curated features make every holiday gathering an occasion to remember.

658 Latigo Lane, Bigfork | 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms | 2,062 Sq Ft 
MLS# 30011574 | $849,000

Karina Lanier | 406-407-0357 | Karina@purewestmt.com

Jennifer Shelley | 406 249-8929 | Jennifershelley@purewestmt.com

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