If you don't think of Montana as a ski-and-sun playground for the rich, you're missing out: David Letterman, Michael Keaton and Huey Lewis all have ranches there. Long story short: For a certain type of man — white, upper-middle-aged, hugely successful in the back-half of the 20th century — nothing says Millionaire's Row like a bit of the Treasure State. (We note that white, middle-middle-aged, hugely hugely successful types — like billionaire/Shark Tanker Chris Sacca — also like the state.)
High-rolling types looking to emulate their footsteps will want to pay attention: Now up for sale is a $29 million private island — specifically, Shelter Island, a 22-acre spot of land in the Flathead River, renowned for its fly-fishing and other recreational pursuits. Included in that price is one mile of riverside beach access and an elevator connecting the home's three levels. Some numbers: 22,000-square-foot, five beds, eight baths — plus another two beds and four baths in a separate guest house.
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That all sounds about like heaven to us. Or — and hear us out on this — you could just decide to cut your hours at the office, spend more time with people you like/love, and go fly-fishing a little bit upriver. Right?