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William Casa Big SKy

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

William Casa Big SKy

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


Big Sky Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Recently purchased and newly fitted out - a partner property to CASA MOONLIGHT (VRBO Listing 374629) and CASA FARELLONES Ski Chalet in the Andes (VRBO Listing #95623)

Luxurious ski out rental home apartment and ski lodge in Big Sky. Full home comforts in a relaxed and spacious ski chalet set in the Rocky Mountains, just one hour drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Located on a warm southern facing slope on the lower slopes of the Big Sky ski area, with panoramic views on three sides, Casa Big Sky is three minutes on skis (on groomed ski trail passing right through our property) from the White Otter lift which accesses the Big Sky base area and the mountain beyond. You can ski back to just below Casa Big Sky (and walk the final 250 yards on the road) from both Big Sky and Moonlight basin ski areas - or take the Cascade lift and then approach the home directly from behind.

Skiing and boarding are the main winter activities. There is ample lift serviced terrain in the 2 resorts, but if you feel the need to venture further, various back country options are available.

Summer activities in Big Sky fall into two main categories. Those organised by the resort, including Lone Peak Expeditions, Adventure Zip-line Tours, Climbing Walls etc and those to be found in the greater South West Montana area including Fishing and Rafting on the Gallatin, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golf and of course all that Yellowstone Park ( nearest boundary - half an hour away) and West Yellowstone (just over an hour away) have to offer.

Casa Big Sky is a recently built two story private chalet with total built area of approximately 4,000 square feet set in the Cascade subdivision of the Mountain Village of Big Sky , commanding panoramic and unobstructed views of Lone Peak and the Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Area.

The owners, who divide their time between Chile, Thailand and Montana, use the upper floor primarily during the ski season. The lower floor, which can be closed off from the main house as a self contained apartment, is available for rent at most times of the year.

Getting around the mountains (winter)

There are two primary ski areas in the immediate vicinity of Casa Big Sky (Big Sky and Moonlight Basin - now combined into one super resort - the largest in the USA). Connected to Big Sky, there is also a third ski resort, the Yellowstone Club - but this is a private facility and access there is by invitation only.

Big Sky ski area - can be directly accessed from Casa Big Sky. Put your skis on at the front door, take a diagonal traverse across the garden, and pick up on the groomed trail that runs right through the property and will take you down to the Cascade and While Otter ski lifts (about 3 minutes on skis). You can ride this lift in the morning without a ticket if you tell the lifty that you are heading to the ticket office at Big Sky. White Otter takes you across the back of the resort area and drops you just above the Big Sky base area - where the main lifts such as Swift Bear, Ram Charger and Explorer take you up to the Lone Peak and Andesite ski areas.

The other lift close by the house, Cascade is really only a real estate access lift - that you may chose to use when you return to Casa Big Sky, if you want to avoid the three minute walk on the more direct access.

You can return directly to Casa Big Sky from the top of Swift Bear, anywhere on Lone Peak or Challenger - or if you have crossed over to Moonlight, from the top of Six Shooter or Iron Horse.

There are several options on the route home, the two quickest end up at the Rising Bull Trail down to Rising Bull, which you will reach about 250 meters from Casa Big Sky. From there you will have to leave the groomed trail and walk (some do it with skis) the short distance up to the house.

A longer route which involves taking one more lift (Cascade) allows you to approach the home from behind on the ski trail that leads right though our property without the need to walk.

You will find detailed descriptions of these routes in the house - and I would encourage you to discuss the options directly with me when you are here.

If you are a complete ski novice, or are at a very low level of fitness, you might find the relatively gently ski trails (not ski pistes) that access Casa Big Sky more than you are comfortable with. If this proves the case, I recommend taking a three minute drive to the Moonlight Lodge or the deserted Pony Express lift car park (ten steps from car to lift) and starting your day there. You then have the added bonus of taking in some Après Ski in the excellent Moonlight Lodge.

Moonlight Basin - interconnects with Big Sky - and can also be accessed by a three minute drive - either up to the main Moonlight Lodge (a really good place for lunch or Après Ski) or from the Madison Lodge (there is a much larger parking area here) - just over the shoulder of the mountain.

Description of the Lower Apartment See Floor plans

- Large Master bedroom with King bed

- Second Sleeping area - off the living room - with a Twin over Queen bunk bed

- Two large bathrooms

- Large living room with dining area and open plan kitchen

- Large garden / terrace facing South and West

- Open air heated Hot Tub and BBQ in Garden

- Central heating with individual room thermostat controls

- Gas (faux Log) burning fireplace

- All double glazed storm windows

- Parking in garage for 1 car

Total internal floor area 1,230 Sq. Ft (incl 280 Sq.ft.Garage)

Suggested occupancy 4 persons, maximum 5 persons.

Optionally available (at extra cost) as part of the Lower apartment during the Summer months (when the owner not in residence)

Upper level living dining area and kitchen with two additional bedrooms (but not owners private bedroom suite)

With the additional bedrooms, the maximum suggested occupancy increases to 8 persons.

Keywords: ski in/out, directly on groomed ski trail, free wireless internet, two acre lot, very private.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
William Casa Big SKy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About William Casa Big SKy

My wife (Thai) and I (British) are semi retired and now divide our time between homes in Phuket, Thailand (our previous home/business base) and now, chasing the snow, in Big Sky Montana and Farellones, Chile.

William Casa Big SKy purchased this chalet in 2009

Why William Casa Big SKy chose Big Sky

Quite simply Big Sky is the best, largest and least crowded lift serviced skiing in north America. We had been visiting (and renting) for extended stays for 5 years - and then in late 2009 found prices had become affordable, so purchased. The house is primarily for my wife and I, but when we do not have friends and family visiting, or when we are not in residence, we like to defray operation costs by renting the spaces we are not using.

What makes this chalet unique

The space and the peace and quiet. Free roaming wildlife - foxes, elk, moose and the occasional bear are our closest neighbors. Yet all this is within ski access (or 3 minutes drive) of two significant resorts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I posted the review below for Casa Big Sky. I got a message stating they needed to confirm my email address - just let me know if you need any further information.

I just wanted to thank you again so very much for making our trip to Big Sky a wonderful experience we truly appreciate your hospitality and flexibility with our late checkout.

We look forward to staying with you again.


Wonderful Experience at Casa Big Sky

Our experience at Casa Big Sky was fantastic. William is a wonderful host and made our trip to Big Sky very enjoyable. The home is located conveniently between the Big Sky and Moonlight ski resorts. The apartment is very well equipped with cooking utensils, spices and other kitchen supplies. The beds were very comfortable with nice soft linens. We really enjoyed the use of the private hot tub after a long day of skiing. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Big Sky it was a wonderful experience for our group of three ski enthusiasts.


Apr 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail
average rating of 4.733333 based on 21 reviews

Great little space

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed the week at CBS and have no complaints regarding the location or the apartment. Looking at the owner's other properties, I would trust staying in any of them on the basis of our current experience. Some details that may be helpful: if you have a question, just ask. The owner is kind, caring and will respond quickly to your needs. The apartment was very clean, so no worries about walking into something you weren't expecting. We have two kids who enjoyed the bunk beds and the large bathroom. For those of you questioning the ski in/out option, there is a walk up to the house after the run, but this is clearly described in the listing. Snowboarding the in/out is a little difficult, but again: it is possible to get where you want on the board or skis.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Angel. You are correct that I think you would find any of our properties in Big Sky (or those further a field) are all kept in same tip top shape, and yes, I make it a point to read my emails several times a day and to respond to all my guest inquiries personally and promptly.

Wonderful place to stay and ski

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed 8 nights at Casa Big Sky and enjoyed the experience all-around. The property is in great shape - everything is as new. Hot Tub outside was the perfect place to wind down after skiing. Getting to the lift in the morning is easy, and getting back to the house only involved walking 100 yards or so up a slight incline (there are other ways to ski back to the house directly which we didn't try). The owner was very helpful with all the questions we had.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip Patrick. I am just sorry that I was not at home to meet you personally the week that you stayed - but it looks as though you found everything with no difficulty with the information I provided.
Houston, TX

Excellent Guys Trip at Casa Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed 4 nights at Casa Big Sky in January 2015. House was very comfortably furnished and was one of the cleanest rental properties that we have every stayed. We enjoyed using the hot tub after skiing each day and only used our car at night to go to dinner as the house is a ski in/out property. William was also an excellent host who answered all our questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know that the trip was a success Nick. Hope to see you if you make it to Casa Farellones in Chile next year
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lovely in the Summer

  • 5 of 5

The weather was wonderful, the area very beautiful and the apartment had everything for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: jean, I am pleased to know that you enjoyed our home, Big Sky and Montana.
Chicago, IL

Montana Magic @ Casa Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Everyone who has fallen in love with Montana (or are about to) will find all of the qualities that make it so special at Casa Big Sky. This gorgeous mountain chalet features some of the finest Montana materials, with incredible wood cabinets and trim, slate floors, high end fixtures and appliances. I loved the hand painted tiles with Montana scenes in the bathroom. It's nestled in an alpine garden with a stunning view of Lone Peak. The first morning we awoke to two deer standing in the meadow outside the window. You are surrounded by nature and pampered by luxury in this place. There is a sweet stereo set-up for your Ipod, a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy fireplace and that sweet scent of pine and sage that only Montana has. Big Sky is still a small charming village with a Farmer's Market on Wed. from 5-8 that you don't want to miss. The food, crafts and music were so much fun. Several times a week there's live music in the park that's also excellent. The food at the Riverhouse which is right on the Gallatin River serves up great BBQ with breathtaking views. Bring a variety of clothes, the temps were dramatically different in Bozeman than in Big Sky and even Yellowstone. The days were hot and the nights were cool. The nightly hot tub should relax you no matter what you choose to do during the day and we always looked forward to coming back to Casa Big Sky. If you get the chance-- drive the Beartooth Highway, it's nothing short of spectacular. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy this lovely place. And don't forget to look up here...the stars are something to behold-- and very close.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Casa Big Sky and Montana in the Summer. It is indeed a great if very different time of the year to visit. I just wished I found more time to get over there in the summer as well as the winter.

Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (including my 2 teenage sons), stayed in the unit. It was exactly as described. Everything was very clean, very nice & very comfortable. The scenery was beautiful. We explored the area - Yellowstone, Nevada City, Bozeman, went hiking, whitewater rafting, & biking. There is so much to do in the area. The weather was perfect, cool in the evening & very comfortable in the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. While Big Sky is best renowned for it's skiing in the winter, it's often overlooked that it also a phenomenal area to visit in the summer. I am glad to hear that you were spoiled with the choice of things to do.


Lotus Pad
"My Thai wife prepares the best Thai food in Big Sky ... but if you are going out for Thai, t..."
By Word Of Mouth
"Great Bistro style dining in the Meadow"
Big Sky Resort Ski Area
"Skiing Big Sky, the Best Skiing in America is the reason the be here!!"
Moonlight Basin Ski Resort
"The often overlooked other half of "The Biggest skiing in America" Don't miss The Moonlight..."
White Otter Ski lift base
"White Otter lift will take you to just above the Big Sky base area"
Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Restaurants at Moonlight Lodge and Big Sky base
Nearest Ski
15 Metres
The Ski Trail to White Otter lift runs through
Nearest Point of Interest
White Otter Ski lift base
Nearest Point of Interest
Cascade Ski lift base
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Sky Mountain Resort base area
Nearest Point of Interest
Moonlight Resort Base area
Car: recommended

Zipline Tours, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding, Sleigh Ride Dinners, Yellowstone snow tours


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Big Sky Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 22 2015 - Apr 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
Spring Ski
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
Apr 20 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 4 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
8 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2016 - Feb 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Feb 6 2016 - Feb 11 2016
5 night minimum stay
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
Feb 22 2016 - Apr 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
Apr 4 2016 - Apr 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $165 + Tax
Damage Insurance (1,500) $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Minimum let is generally 5 days (and 9 days during Holiday Season).
Shorter lets will be considered if they are a good fit with existing bookings.
If availability still exists weekends can be booked from the Tuesday preceding the weekend. Weekend rates are calculated at a 50% surcharge over the daily rate.
Lets of over 30 days subject to 15% discount (on the daily rate)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Big Sky Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) custom built oversize Twin over Queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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