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Unique Guesthouse on the Beautiful Gallatin River

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Stay at the most sought after home on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana. Want to fish from the deck? No problem. Want to sit in a hot tub while looking up river during the summer or gazing at the stars at night after a great day of skiing? No problem. Need Privacy? How about two thousand feet of river frontage on thirteen acres. Can't beat that anywhere in Big Sky. What about a cozy rustic winter home? With its two fireplaces, full kitchen, log dining room table , a bar area with popcorn maker you won't want to leave. Make your reservations today.

Property Manager
Carolyn & Terry ONeill
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Carolyn & Terry ONeill

Terry and Carolyn O'Neill, Big Sky, Montana residents for 25 years.

Carolyn & Terry ONeill purchased this house in 1991

Why Carolyn & Terry ONeill chose Montana

Terry and I were on our way to Yellowstone National Park when we spent the night in Big Sky, Montana. Needless to say, the next day was a glorious July day and we immediately fell in love with Big Sky. After extending our stay another 4 days, we began planning our next trip to Montana to ski Lone Mountain. That January we knew it had won our hearts and we began our search for the perfect property. In 1991 we purchased our thirteen acre paradise on the Gallatin River. It was the best decision we have ever made!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It will be hard to leave tomorrow!! This is definitely God's country!! Everyday has a highlight. My favorite part was early mornings in the nice, warm hot tub with my eyes shut listening to the river roar through and listening to the birds. Also, taking nap outside on the lounge chair wrapped up in a blanket. We also invited Carolyn & Terry over for dinner...being the gourmet chef my husband fixed an outstanding meal of salmon, shrimp, trout, chicken, potatoes, beans followed by a bottle of wine. It was such a blessing to have them over. Very, very beautiful people...loved the down to earth and loving. This home is breathtaking. We hope to be back in the future.
May 2014
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Big Sky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Remodeled
    Bathroom - Remodeled
    Master Private Bathroom - New!!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom with private bathroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 king
    Third Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
2 kings, 6 twins. new HotSpring Grandee Hot Tub, new trek patio, Weber Genesis Gas Grill, DVD player.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Unique Guesthouse on the Beautiful Gallatin River
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Nashville, TN

Beautiful Cabin by the Gallatin River

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the O'Neil Guesthouse. The sound of the Gallatin River from the spacious back deck was so peaceful. The hot tub, which is amazingly placed on the back of the deck beside the river, was the very nicest hot tub in the very nicest location that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The bedding in the many bedrooms was amazing. The sheets were so soft and the pillows and bedding was beyond luxurious. The kids had a great time, with plenty of games to keep them occupied. We were fortunate to still have a little snow left when we got there so they got to play outside and build a snowman. This house is spacious! The downstairs bunk room would be amazing to house plenty of kids. This house would definitely be great for a multi-family vacation, however our family of 4 fit in it just fine. We loved being able to stay the perfect distance from town. Not too busy - not too remote. There are restaurants right down the road too, which was great when we didn't feel like eating in. When you stay at the O'Neil Guesthouse (and you should), you will notice that the owners have taken the time and care to conveniently label and provide much needed information on anything you may have a question about. You can tell the property has been meticulously maintained and is very clean. The O'Neils live just a few steps away and are very helpful and welcoming but are also non-intrusive and you will quickly feel that you staying in a remote cabin in the woods, with every convience you could want or need to make your stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes we think things we do around the guesthouse aren't that noticeable then along comes someone like you that comments on all the details. It's guests like you that make every ounce of work we do worthwhile. Thank you for your wonderful review!! Thank the girls for leaving that amazing completed puzzle on the table for us to enjoy. We loved their note "This puzzle was really hard". Tell them I wish I could catch a fish that big. Thank all of you for treasuring your experience with us and Big Sky Montana. We hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to explore all the amazing experiences Big Sky and West Yellowstone offers! The home is spread out and our family of three generations had more than enough space to unwind without bumping into each other, The grandkids loved playing in the snow and all the adults fell in love with the beauty of Montana. The kitchen had everything you could need and we loved dining in a couple times in front of the fire and sharing our days of fun and adventure. The hosts were more than accommodating and when asked about sledding for the grandkids delivered some sleds within a few minutes is all we can say! Can't wait to return!!!

Kathy Lambert Stayed Feb. 18th - 25th 2017

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a great time with your family at our guesthouse. Luckily, we had many sleds because that is one our grandkids favorite thing to do and it's free!!! Hopefully, you will return soon to enjoy another winter vacation in Big Sky. Also, thank you for leaving the guesthouse in such great shape. We really appreciate it.
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Lovely winter haven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 came over the Christmas holidays and spent our time downhill skiing at Big Sky (20 min drive from the house), miles of beautiful cross country skiing at Lone Mountain Ranch, hiking, and one day of snowmobiling in Yellowstone (50 min drive). On a rest day we drove into Bozeman to shop, see a movie and go to the indoor climbing gym. So much to do. The house is nicely situated off the road so you have a feeling of privacy and seclusion, and the back deck is right on the Gallatin River. Hot tub on the deck is fantastic: gentle snowfall on your head or millions of stars on a clear night. The house is spacious and clean, love the Montana decor. Has everything you need for a fabulous family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were sure packing in a lot of activities while in Big Sky. It's good you saved some time for one the favorite things to do at the ONeill Guesthouse...sit in the spa on a star-filled night and relax. Lots of snow made for great skiing and snowmobiling but a day off visiting Bozeman was a nice break. Many visitors come to Big Sky but never take the time to go to Bozeman. They sadly miss a cute Montana town!! I would like to thank you for leaving the guesthouse so clean. I always try to thank our special guests that treat our place like home. Hope to see you again.
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience at the O'Niell guesthouse. Everything we could possibly need was provided and the house itself was beautiful and felt like home.

With Yellowstone and great fishing just a hop and a skip away, the guest house ended up being the perfect getaway to spend some quality time with my dad and make some great memories.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear your father/son trip was a huge success. Getting families together is one of the things we have enjoyed most about sharing our guesthouse. Your dad seemed to be really excited to catch those fish and see Yellowstone National Park. That was heartwarming!!
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Amazing location! Peaceful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the O'Neill Guesthouse for our fall honeymoon. The owners were so sweet and even left us a bottle of champaign! They were there if we needed them, but otherwise unobtrusive. The location is great - less than an hour from Yellowstone and ten minutes from Big Sky shops. (And Beehive Basin Brewery - try the Kaiser Rye Pale Ale!) The hot tub was essential after long days of hiking and we loved having the river right off the deck. Although this home was cozy for just the two of us, it would be an amazing place to bring a big family. This place has everything you're looking for - don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we found out it was such a special vacation for the two of you, we really wanted to make everything perfect. It was so great to hear you had such wonderful time in Big Sky at our guesthouse. There are so many amazing hike near here and, of course, Yellowstone National Park is a must for all visitors. We wish you many years of happiness together and hope to see you again someday.
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Outstanding guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in September this year and were delighted with the property.The guesthouse is generously equiped with all you need to self cater.The living areas are large and beautifully furnished.The large deck out back enables guests to relax beside the river.This property is in a great location to explore Big Sye and Yellowstone.

There was only my husband and I staying but could see how perfect the guest house would be for a family group or friends to stay

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all the nice comments about the ONeill Guesthouse. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. Perhaps in the future you can return with your family to enjoy relaxing on our deck by the river. We would love to have you stay with us again..
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bozeman Montana
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rainbow Ranch lodge
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Car: recommended

What a dilemma ... unlimited winter activities or just sitting in front of a picturesque window watching it snow. Skiing is only minutes away at Big Sky Resort and with virtually no lift lines, you can ski to your heart's content. Cross-country ski on beautifully groomed runs at the prestigious Lone Mountain Ranch. Snowshoe out the back door on adjacent National Forest. Snowmobile trails are across the highway from our guesthouse with some of the most spectacular views you'll see anywhere. Flyfish the blue ribbon Gallatin River with 2000 feet of river frontage on thirteen acres. Call today for reservations.


Rates & Availability

Big Sky House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter Season
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 1 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall Season
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Due to water restrictions of our well, we limit the number of guests to a maximum of 6 guests.
A refund will be given if we are able to rebook this time.

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