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Ultimate Family Getaway. Sleeps 19+. Simply Amazing! Big Sky!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-24)

The quite friendly atmosphere of Big Sky Montana awaits you. This is the last pristine ski areas of the west remaining, almost 6,000 acres, largest Ski area in United States. There are never lines at either the ski hill or the grocery store. Small town atmosphere, with Village activities all the time, and Mountain activities year round.

The scenery and views are ones you have only seen in magazines or movies. This is the best-kept secret in America. It also has the Gallatin River, Yellowstone River and Madison Rivers, all year round trophy trout rivers with world-class fly-fishing. It is also near four golf courses. It has downhill skiing, cross country skiing and heli skiing, and sledding hills. It features horseback riding into the mountains all seasons. There are hot spring swimming pools open all 4 seasons. There are individual snowmobiles for rental or large snow cat excursions into Yellowstone Park that will show you geysers, winter animals and Yellowstone Park Lodge. There are also moonlight sled rides into the woods to large tents with cowboy dinners and entertainment cowboy style. They turn to wagon rides with dinner when the snow is gone. There is no end to the entertainment in the months without snow. There is hiking, mountain bike riding park excursions, white water rafting, high mountain lake fishing and river fishing, zip lines and children's activities and village activities including rodeos and hockey and concerts and art shows nearly every weekend year around.

Our home features five bedrooms, full-size kitchen, two laundry rooms, two family rooms, and 3 fireplaces, one outdoor. The home is made of 90% reclaimed lumber, which came from a 100-year-old dairy farm in Nampa Idaho.

The home features two large antler chandlers. Enjoy a cold night on the deck huddled up close to the fireplace. Radiant floor heating through out the house will sure keep you nice and toasty, no cold tile here. The home is halfway up the mountain road between the mountain village and the meadow village, four minutes either way to Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Areas.

It is 45 miles from Yellowstone National Park and 40 miles from Bozeman, Montana. Start making memories in our rustic get-away with your family in our Big Sky retreat. This home is especially set up for large families. It has additional small kitchen in basement. Two Dishwashers, Two laundry rooms 2 fridges, internet TV, TVs in most rooms, Hot tub in backyard, and jetted tub and shower in master bedroom. It has sleds for children, an indoor grill, and a state of the art kitchen with under the counter ice maker.

The home does have wireless Internet and internet tv, but who has time for these when there are so many activities outside.

The rates and the calender are both up to date. Feel free to email me and ask any question you may have. Thanks

Keywords: Mountain Retreat in Big Sky Montana, large home for large group.

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Sidney Holladay
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Sidney Holladay

Our family has been coming to Big Sky for 14 years now. We started in a small condo, and as our family grew, we traded up and added properties, till we finally built our dream home. We have 4 married children and 9 grand children. This home fits us all. It has everything our large family requires. We are from Idaho, but now live in Georgia. We bought the remains from a 100 year old milk farm and reused the lumber that was salvaged from this farm. We now have Idaho and Montana and Georgia all in one. This home is warm and cozy with in-floor heat and the perfect location. It is in the most beautiful place on earth. It is remote enough to give us seclusion, yet around enough natural wonders to keep us exercised and entertained and challenged. Our family counts the days till we return to our 'Pontana.' as referred to by our grand children.

Sidney Holladay purchased this house in 2007

Why Sidney Holladay chose Big Sky

Big Sky is the perfect location, in the woods, but close to skiing, restaurants, grocery stores. fishing, Yellowstone, and naturally occuring moose, elk, deer, bears, and bighorn sheep, that always have the right of way and our wonder and respect. There is never a shortage of things to do, and never a moment when it is inappropriate to fall out and snooze till you wake up to graze through the pantry. Or, you may want to hop in the car and head to the ski hill for a couple of runs. Lazy days or energetic hikes are here for the taking. Bozeman is a 40 minute drive through the most beautiful montain peakes and along the Gallatin River that begs you to stop and toss in a line, 365 days every year. It is a quaint town that has everything you could ever need, except Wall Street, and Times Square. It now has direct flights from Atlanta and other major cities. The airport is being expanded, much to our dismay. We like parking across the street with $3.00 parking fees and leaving our keys at the delta counter. At last, our mecca is being discovered.

What makes this house unique

Our home has radiant floor heat, cozy fireplaces, comfy beds, 2 of everything including diswashers, washers, dryers, ovens, refrigerators, and ski areas. You can cross country ski out the front door and sled down the road, as there are only 2 houses on it. The ski hill is less than 10 minutes away. There are snowflakes on the floor that sparkle, and antler chandeliers to remind you of the wonders around you. You can enjoy the hot tub in the back yard and jump out of it into the snow banks. There is nothing like Montana and the comfort of our home. The biggest resort in the US , where kids ski for free is 4 miles away. You, too, may return every year for the rest of your life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. Our group had great excursions into Yellowstone. We especially like the south river trail along the Grand Canyon. All of us enjoyed white water rafting on the Gallatin River. Fishing was fun, but did not catch very many. Next time we are going to get a guide. We will be back.
Aug 2011
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Ultimate Family Getaway. Sleeps 19+. Simply Amazing! Big Sky!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Vancouver, WA

great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful large house set up really well for our group of 23 people ranging from 11 months to Grandpa. We appreciated the many bathrooms and both laundry rooms. We cooked all meals in house and it worked great. More dining room table seating would be helpful, but we made do with a folding table purchased from Ace. Kitchen layout with the large pantry and two refrigerators worked well for a Suburban load of food from Costco for the entire week. We loved the heated garage to keep all of our snow gear in and as a place to suit up before going out to play. The house is situated on a quiet road and we were comfortable having the kids go outside sledding on the street. The owner was helpful and responded quickly to our questions. Overall very pleased and would happily go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota family

  • 5 of 5

This rental was the perfect place for our family of 22! The location was great for a variety of summer activities. There was good space for the individual families to spread out. Everything was in good order when we came and everyone felt at home during the week! Great choice for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thomasville, Georgia

Family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Jan 11, 2014 to a little slice of heaven! The house and its amenities is one of the most beautiful and functional properties we have stayed at. Big Sky itself is a wonderful ski resort with NO LIFT LINES! Shhhhhhhhhhh! Incredibly convenient location in one of the most wildly scenic places on earth Yellowstone! We spent a day snowmobiling and had a total blast. We enjoy a family ski vacation each year and have traveled all over the US, this property is our new fav! The most luxurious authentic property we have ever stayed at. The "hot tub time machine" is miraculous after a day on the slopes. The owners were fabulous to work with, were responsive and super friendly. Can not recommend a place any higher. Mema says it was the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our families travelled from Minnesota to a family celebration with the Bozeman relatives. We had Great Grandma all the way down to the 3 year old. The house fit us all so well. We had everything we needed and then some. The great grand kids loved the saddle stools to sit and have their meals. The location was perfect for all our needs. Some wanted access to go to Bozeman or Yellowstone and some wanted the feeling of being away and in the mountains. Your house provided it all. The house was clean and well maintained. We all took the Ousel Falls hike which was so much fun and only a couple of miles away. I already have recommend this house to family and friends. We are skiiers and would like to visit this winter to celebrate our youngest sons High School Graduation.

We can't wait to see it in the snow! Thank you again for making memories for us and sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, UK

Antler Ridge

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay for a week with a group of friends from UK and Oregon. The house was fantastic - lots of space, very well kitted out (felt like there was at least two of everything!), great surroundings and well placed for a few minute drive up to Big Sky everyday. We got a great mix of snow and blue sky, we skied, did snowshoeing and visited Yellowstone which was spectacular in Winter. Owners were very helpful with my advance questions and everyone loved the stay. If we go back to Big Sky we will definitely want to come back to stay in this house, it was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments on your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It is the best family house ever, because it was built for our family which numbers 19. We tried to think of everything anyone might want. Hope to see you again.
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Vidalia, GA

Making Memories From Georgia Family

  • 5 of 5

We took all our children and their children to Big Sky to ski and snowmobile for a week. We stayed in this beautiful home. It had everything that we needed plus it was over the top beautiful. The kitchen was such a joy to cook in, was stocked with all the tools needed to whip up delicious meals. The kids had fun sledding down the road with the sleds that were available for our use. Had more refrigerators than we could fill. Loved the radiant heat in the floors. Best rental house that we have ever rented anywhere. The owner was a pleasure to work with. If we ever get to return to Big Sky we want to stay in this home again. Thanks so much for everything. We will always remember this vacation and the memories that were made in Big Sky, Montana

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeeaaa. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your family sounds like ours. You are who we had in mind during construction. If you return and feel there was anything missing, let us know before arrival. We have wonderful property managers that will be very happy to do all they can to meet your needs. We find great joy in making your stay turn into pleasant memories, as ours always do. This house is always a surprise to us everytime we come. I just forget how beautiful, peaceful and snuggy it is. Hope to hear from you again.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles

There is a natural hot springs swim center with 9 pools on Gallatin road, there is year around fishing in the Gallatin and Yellowstone, cross country ski trails and downhill skiing, snowmobiling on your own, or large snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park, ice hockey, ice skating,white water rafting, hiking, sip lines at Big Sky Resorts in the sumer and spring, community parties in town center in the summer, including rodeos, movies, arts and craft parties, motorcycle expeditions, concerts in the park, mountain bike riding, horse back riding, sight seeing at Yellowstone National Park by private car, with picnicking and Geysers, hiking, fly fishing with or without guides, large game hunting with guides, Virginia City excursion nearby, moonlight sleigh or summer wagon rides to cowboy tents and dinner in the woods, snow tubing and sledding on the Big Sky Mountain. Fire works in town center and on the mountain. Much, Much more.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $650 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Any additional guest over 8 will be an additional $25.00 per night

50% Due Upon Booking,50% 60 Days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Antler Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • shower and jacuzzi in master bathroom, 3 other full bathrooms with tubs, and one bathroom with a shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fireplace, deck, bathroom with jetted tub and shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with bathroom on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed shares bathroom, upstairs.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , love seat sofa bed plus queen, shares bathroom, upstairs.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , one queen, double sofa bed, downstairs near hot tub and bath
    Den in basement - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bunk bed , 2 double sofa beds, 4 bunks , and bathroom with kitchenette
  • Master bedroom and bedroom 2 on main floor. Each has bathroom. Master has jetted tub and fireplace. 2 bedrooms upstairs with queens, one with double sofa bed and one with single sofa bed. Loft upstairs has double sofa bed. Lower level has bedroom with queen bed and double sofa bed and bathroom. Downstairs has 4 bunk beds with 2 large double sofa beds, and kitchenette and 2 bathrooms with laundry, and hot tub outside the door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
pictures don't do house justice. It is absolutely beautiful. Rooms are huge, beds are very comfortable, perfect for large groups of family or friends both in summer and the winter. The village has group gatherings every weekend around a fire in town center. No large adult only groups, It is for families.

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