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Live Auction Sneak Peek!

Get a glimpse of the great live auction items featured at our upcoming 26th annual Banquet & Auction!

Interested in proxy bidding or have questions about these items? Please call our office at 406-549-0755.

A Weekend of Sailing and Relaxing on Beautiful Flathead Lake

This package includes a two night stay at one of the four Wildhorse Vista Cabins in Dayton, Montana. These new condos are two-bedroom, one bath units with room for four adults located just steps from the lake shore. The fully equipped kitchen will be the perfect spot to whip up dinner after a fun day of sailing with Five Valleys Board Member, John Rimel and Executive Director, Whitney Schwab, aboard John’s 1972 Ranger 33-foot sailboat. The next day, pack your lunch and join Captain Genevieve Evans and her crew at “Go Sail Flathead Lake,” at the Dayton Yacht Harbor, for a customizable three-hour cruise aboard their 22-foot sailboat. Relax and enjoy the best a Montana summer has to offer! Must be used in June, August, or first two weeks of September 2022.  Thank you, Karen and John Rimel and Genevieve Evans. Value: Priceless

Frey Duck Hunt

You couldn’t ask for a better setting for a day of duck hunting. You and one friend will have a day to remember on the Frey family’s land at the end of Grant Creek in the Grass Valley. This stunning property has a slough that practically calls the ducks in. Thank you, A’Lisa Scott and Dale Frey. Value: $500

Big Sky Summer Concert Series

Looking for something to do this summer? How about two VIP tickets for every concert Big Sky Brewing puts on? The music starts on June 29th, with Ween. July brings the Avett Brothers on the 19th followed by the Dead South on July 28th. The August line-up includes Whiskey Myers on the 4th, followed by Maren Morris on the 20th and ends on August 30th with Chicago. After a two-year music hiatus, it is time to get your dancing shoes on and enjoy 6 nights of toe tapping, finger snapping music under the stars at Big Sky Brewing! This package also includes 4 beverage tokens per show and VIP parking! Thank you, Big Sky Brewing. Value: Priceless!

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll)

Gather seven of your closest friends at Missoula’s hottest new restaurant: Brasserie Porte Rouge. The team at Brasserie Porte Rouge are elated to bring a taste of France to the banks of the Clark Fork River and look forward to sharing the best of the old world with dinner and wine for eight. Bottled beer, full bottles of wine, and gratuity are not included. Must be used by Dec. 31st 2022. Thank you, Brasserie Porte Rouge. Value: $800.

Winter Escape in Seeley Lake

Break out your winter gear and spend the first week of February 2023 in the center of western Montana’s premier winter playground, the Double Arrow Resort at Seeley Lake. There is room for 6 to spread out in the 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Bring your skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles or toboggans and make the most of every day – right out your front door! Included in this package is a $150 gift card for dining at the Double Arrow Lodge and a $50 gift card from Rovero’s, in Seeley Lake. Maximum party size is 6. Thank you, Anonymous, Double Arrow Lodge and Rovero’s. Value: $900

Saddle Up

Own a piece of Missoula history. This one-of-a-kind saddle was hand crafted by CH “Slim” Mavis from the Montana Saddlery. The saddle was crafted around 1950, but looks like it just came out of Slim’s shop. The sterling silver brand plate, located on the cantle, carries the Arthur R. Deschamps Jr “bird” brand. The leather work is exquisite, with the beautiful flower pattern covering the saddle from the top of the horn to the bottom of the stirrups, including a stamp in the gullet. This saddle is a showstopper! Thank you, Michelle and Don Sokoloski. Value: Priceless!

Big Sky, Montana Stay

Relax in comfort during a two-night stay at a Spanish Peaks condo in Big Sky. This three-bedroom condo is located in the Meadow Village complex. Once you’re settled, take off on a day of skiing with friends with four lift tickets to Big Sky Resort. Take advantage of the condo’s free shuttle service and clubhouse. After a great day of skiing, relax in your condo’s hot tub or unwind near the fireplace while enjoying the view of Lone Mountain. Dates subject to availability and blackout dates and must be used by April 2023. Thank you, Dick Anderson Construction. Value: $1,700

Dinner for Dogs

How about treating your best, furry friend to a 12-month supply of Nature’s Logic Dog Food brought to you by Toiffer Pet Outfitter? Nature’s Logic is a sustainably produced premium dry dog food. At Nature’s Logic, they understand that you want to feed your dog only the absolute best. Nature’s Logic has created the first and only pet food in the world with no chemically synthesized ingredients and is among leading companies that integrate environmental and social practices into their business. You can feel confident and have peace of mind when feeding Nature’s Logic. Pick up a 23-pound bag of dog food at either Toiffer location starting everyone month from June 2022-June 2023. Thank you, Toiffer Pet Outfitter and Nature’s Logic. Value $1,350

Guided Gravel Ride from Missoula to Seeley Lake

This 56 mile fully guided cycling adventure will take you and 11 of your closest riding buddies from Missoula to Seeley Lake along Shaun Radley’s super-secret extra sweet dirt stash route! Your crew will have 4 amazing local guides and be supported by 2 fully stocked aid stations. Includes pre-ride coffee and treats at Black Coffee/Grist, post-ride lunch/dinner at Lindy’s Steakhouse, and a shuttle back to Missoula. Free rental bikes available if needed. Thank you, MTCX and The Cycling House. Value: $3,600

Second Set Bistro

You and 9 of your guests, are invited to join renowned Chef Raz and his talented crew at the Second Set Bistro, for a four-course menu degustation. This is one dinner you won't have to look longingly at your companion’s plate and wished you had ordered that! Chef Raz will offer a creative menu of small plates, with a focus on the senses and his culinary artistry. This dinner may be redeemed October thru December 2022. Wine and gratuity are not included. Thank you, Chef Raz and Second Set Bistro. Value $2,000

Burgundy Wines in honor of Sue and John Talbot

John Talbot’s steady leadership on the board helped guide Five Valleys through the formative and challenging early years and continued into an era when Five Valleys has become a valued and influential community institution and highly regarded land trust. Sue and John donated a case of wine every year to our Banquet. This year Five Valleys Board and a few other friends want to honor them both with a case of white and red Burgundy wines hand selected by Doug Ness of Missoula Wine Merchants. When you enjoy this wine, please think of Sue and John, and raise your glass to them both! Thank you, Five Valleys Board and Friends, and Doug Ness of Missoula Wine Merchants. Value: $800

Fund-a-Dream

Montana Forever. Help support the next 50 years of protecting and stewarding Western Montana. Get your bid cards ready!

Grizzly Hackle Guided Fishing Trip

Prepare to reel in the big one on this one-day guided float trip. You pick the river—the iconic Blackfoot, graceful Clark Fork or scenic Bitterroot—and Grizzly Hackle will do the rest. This trip for two includes lunch, transportation, and a professional guide. What better way to spend a perfect Montana summer day? Thank you, Grizzly Hackle. Value: $675

Sprinklers Done Right

Healthy Missoula lawns, gardens and plants rely on a dependable irrigation system. This spring, let Sprinkler Maniac install a “set it and forget it” sprinkler system that’s done right the first time. Your sprinkler system will be built with the highest quality materials and with the expertise of an experienced crew. Sprinkler Maniac brings the same level of honest, meticulous, and thorough work to every install site. This is a 40-sprinkler head installation, which waters a typical Missoula yard (6,000-10,000-foot lot). For the Missoula area only, needs to be installed in June 2022. Thank you, Sprinkler Maniac and Mountain Supply. Value: $5,500

Tuscany Bike Vacation for Two

If your idea of a Tuscan bike vacation evokes visions of rolling golden hills, mid-ride espresso stops, climbs to medieval hilltop villages, wood-fired pizza, and a nightly glass of Chianti, this trip is for you! We’ve curated our favorite riding routes to showcase a variety of areas in the Tuscan countryside, with options to go fast, slow, long, short, or not at all (non-riding travel partners welcome). Don’t worry, there’s also plenty of downtime to enjoy this spectacular Italian region. Wine tasting, a cooking class, soaking in a natural hot spring and touring Siena are all on the itinerary. We'll ride a mix of gravel and road, and every route is guided and supported by The Cycling House staff.  E-bikes are available for those that need a little extra oomph to get up the hills. Package includes lodging, meals, guide services, and more. Does not include airfare, bike rentals/shipping, or gratuity. Must be used for trips in June or September 2023. Thank you, The Cycling House. Value: $9,000

Head For the Hills

What better way to enjoy the benefits of Five Valley Land Trust's 50 years of conservation work than to head for the hills and enjoy all that beautiful open space. You can hit the trail in comfort with this beautifully engineered pack from Mystery Ranch, made right down the road in Bozeman.  You'll have room to carry everything you need for your outing, including two beautiful knives from the Montana Knife Company.  Charge up your phone and load the latest edition of onX Hunt, the most powerful 3-D mapping solution out there. This is your chance to get lost with the best of "made In Montana" equipment and find your way home again!  Thank you, Montana Knife Company, The Trailhead, and onX. Value $1,000

Conservation Dinner with Bravo!

Celebrated local chef Ryan Boehme will prepare a scrumptious dinner for you and up to seven guests at the home of Marci and Jim Valeo. This package includes superb wine from Jim’s wine cellar. Bravo! will prepare a multi-course dinner to complement these select wines. You and your guests can work up an appetite prior to dinner with a walk around the Valeo property in the beautiful Grass Valley.  The Valeos placed a Five Valleys Conservation easement on this land in 2007, guaranteeing this land will remain undeveloped and an important contribution to the fabric of the Five Valleys landscape.  Transportation is included. Needs to be used during the month of August 2022. Thank you, Ryan Boehme and Bravo! Catering and Marci and Jim Valeo. Value: $1,400

Summer Solstice Canoe Trip on the Missouri River

Paddle the Wild & Scenic Upper Missouri and uncover layers of history. Most notably, the cross-continental journey of Lewis & Clark. Stephen Ambrose’s book, Undaunted Courage, has inspired many to paddle this section of the Missouri River also known as The White Cliffs. You’ll camp where they camped, see what they saw and learn about their trip from our experienced guides. For any river traveler, this trip offers a very accessible route of discovery: geology, wildlife, Native American culture, early explorers and the pioneers that followed. This trip is for two, meals and beverages are included. Must be used: June 20-22, Aug 17-19 trip or Sept 2-4. Thank you, Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures. Value $1,600

Commissioned Contemporary Landscape Piece by Artist, Sue Bell  

"Art and design are a way of life for me; a lens through which I see and move in the world. My mediums change: furniture, art, interiors. But, the place from which creativity flows is the same. It comes from a willingness to get out of the way and let ideas flow. We all have a place in our lives where we find ourselves open to something bigger than ourselves and very little effort is required. This is that place for me.” Sue is the president at Westcott Designs Home.  She looks forward to working with the successful buyer to create a piece all your own. Your commissioned piece can be as large as 30”x48”. The piece is to be completed by the end of summer 2022. Thank you, Sue Bell. Value: $2,000

Scenic Trail Ride for Two

You and a friend can enjoy a trail ride for two followed by lunch at The Resort at Paws Up. During your trail ride, you will enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Blackfoot River, Jones’ Pond and the sprawling meadows and endless conifer forests. Paws Up features scenic equestrian experiences you won't find on any other Montana dude ranch. After your ride enjoy delicious ranch cuisine lunch at The Resort that blends the most sophisticated culinary techniques with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve never been horseback riding before, you are in for an unforgettable excursion and dining experience. Must be used June 1st through September 1st, 2022. Thank you, Paws Up. Value: $400

Conservation Beef

Take home the tastiest grass-fed beef this side of the Continental Divide. Born and raised on the Oxbow Cattle Company ranch in Miller Creek (protected with a Five Valleys conservation easement), Oxbow’s cattle are grain-free, hormone-free and antibiotic-free. This half-of-beef will be butchered and wrapped and yields between 190- 250lbs of the best steaks, roasts, ribs, and burger you’ve ever tried. Beef will be ready by summer 2022. Thank you, Wendy and Bart Morris. Value: $1,500

P.A.R.T.A.Y @ Marshall Mountain Park

Rock the best party of the summer for you and 20 of your closest friends at Western Montana’s favorite little hill, Marshall Mountain. Come out and shred a couple of laps on Bjorn Again and the Hello Kitty Jump Line, then descend to the base for exclusive use of the base area and the bar building. Enjoy your tunes and some smash ball or lawn darts or even set up your own slip and slide or keep riding with head-to-head dual slalom battles – there is simply no way to not have capital F fun with this item (and you can master the double negative at the same time). The bar building is the perfect place for a potluck and a few beverages. Must be used Monday-Thursday from June-August 2022. Thank you, Izzy Dog LLC. Value: Priceless!

Huge thanks to our generous auction donors!

Interested in proxy bidding or have questions about these items? Please call our office at 406-549-0755.

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