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5+bd/5ba Ski-In/Out LUXURY HOME - Exclusive Moonlight Club Lodge & Activities

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House 5 Bedrooms + Rec./Bunkroom, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

As Signature Members of the private Moonlight Club including The Reserve Golf Course, we are excited to extend privileges to our tenants - see Amenities Section below. This unique home has a groomed ski-in/ski-out trail that runs directly up to the house. Alternatively, you also have free access to our private ski locker (holds 5 sets of skis, boots and accessories) located at the Moonlight Lodge just 1 mile from the house. After purchasing your lift tickets in the lodge (no lines) ski directly out to the Ironhorse Chairlift from which you can access both Big Sky and Moonlight ski areas. Ski back to the lodge , leave all of your equipment, enjoy an outdoor swim, cocktails, and apres ski.

There are panoramic views of Lone Peak from throughout the house. You are welcomed by a large inviting entryway leading into an open floor plan that includes the spacious kitchen, dining, breakfast nook and living room. Unique architectural details abound including the circular loft with sitting area. The curved stone wood-burning fireplace serves as the focal point in the living room. Sitting on a gentle sloping 1.5-acre property in the exclusive Cascade Highlands this 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 4400+ square foot home offers one-level living, with large windows in every room, a firepit on the back patio, a pond and recirculating stream (summertime) in the backyard, a large back patio with awesome mountain views, firepit, horseshoe pits and a large outdoor hot tub/spa.

This exclusive retreat also has a large recreation/bunkroom, with its own private bathroom, which some consider a sixth bedroom, and is perfect for families with children. This large, kid-haven room (air hockey table) with 2 bunk beds and a dedicated full bath also has a large flat screen HDTV/Blu-ray/DVD and Wii area and lots of games. The two car garage also houses a quality ping pong table for everyone's enjoyment.

We have outfitted this beautiful home entirely with furnishings in an elegant, yet comfortable style including rustic bedroom sets, 8 flat-screen TVs, and a rustic wood dining table that seats 12 plus 4 more at a breakfast nook table. You will also love our spacious gourmet kitchen that is fully stocked and equipped with stainless appliances for the chefs in your group.

We have furnished our mountain home for fun and comfort. Two of the bedrooms are appointed with the innovative Sleep Number, top-of-the-line, king mattresses to ensure the finest quality sleep and comfort.

Our quoted rates are for up to 12 people. Add $25 per night for each additional guest. Posted rates assume a Saturday check-in.

The location of this lovely home is your ideal vacation spot for both winter and summer activities. You will ski out to Big Sky Resort right from our door on a groomed trail using the White Otter Lift. A groomed trail brings you back right up to the spa and house. The Gallatin River, world-class fly-fishing and an Arnold Palmer 18-hole golf course are just minutes away. The amazing Yellowstone National Park is only an hour and a quarter drive from our home!

Big Sky is home to many exciting activities in both the winter and the summertime. A sample of these not-to-miss activities include:

- Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

- XC Skiing

- Snowshoeing

- Tubing

- Ice Skating

- Dog Sledding

- Dinner Sleigh Rides

- Movie Theater

- Diverse Restaurant Selection

- World Class Fly-Fishing

- Horseback Riding

- White Water Rafting

- Rodeo

- Ziplining

- Ropes Courses

- Hiking

- Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

- Farmers Market

- Guided Day Trips of Yellowstone National Park

- Mountain Biking

- Laser Tag

- Paint Balling

- Scenic Summer Tram Rides to the Summit of Lone Mountain Peak

Keywords: home, ski in, ski out, mountain, view, private, cabin

More Details

Janet Acheatel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Janet Acheatel

We love Montana and Big Sky provides us with everything we want in outdoor activities.

Janet Acheatel purchased this house in 2013

Why Janet Acheatel chose Montana

We have been vacationing in Big Sky for the past thirteen years. Since we love the beauty and abundance of wildlife and activities, both winter and summer, we decided to establish a second home for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. We know you will enjoy vacationing in our home!

What makes this house unique

Sharing vacations with family and friends has provided us with many incredible adventures and experiences but just spending time with each other is what has brought us the most enjoyment. There's nothing quite as special as spending dedicated time with those you love most. Our home offers you year-round, endless hours of fun and activities to entertain you and your guests and, most important, the gift of memories for a lifetime!


Big Sky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Rec/Bunkroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bear Bedroom/Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bath is located in the hallway near the Bear Bedroom.
    Fishing Bedroom's Bathroom - toilet , shower , This ensuite bath has double sinks and a walk-in shower.
    Music & Cowboy Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is located between the Music and Cowboy bedrooms.
  • Bathrooms are supplied with towels, shampoo and conditioner, liquid body and hand soaps, hair dryers, and body lotion. Extra toilet paper, kleenex and bathroom supplies are stocked in the laundry room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Recreation/Bunkroom (6th bedroom) - 2 bunk bed , Game room w/ bunk beds for the kids; TV; bath with shower
    The Fishing Room - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath; TV, access to outside thru sliding door
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Office area; TV; large private bathroom
    The Cowboy Bedroom - 1 king , TV, bath just outside the room
    The Bear Bedroom - 1 king , Direct access to outdoor spa; TV, bath in hallway
    The Music Bedroom - 1 king , Awesome views of Lone Mtn, TV, bath just outside room
  • Two of the bedrooms are furnished with adjustable Select Comfort 'Sleep Number' king-size beds. The remaining three bedrooms all have kings beds. There are 2 bunk beds which convert into a full-sized bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top. A folding pack-and-play crib provides a flexible sleeping space for babies and infants. Two air mattress are available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
As Signature Members of this private club, the owners of this property are excited to extend guest privileges* to our tenants including: • Access to Moonlight Lodge amenities • Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool • Fitness Center • Spa • Slope-side parking • No-hassle lift ticket purchase • Private, stocked fishing lake • Ice skating on private lake • Winter sledding and tubing • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing • Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Signature Golf Course - unforgettable mountain setting • Many member-only summertime activities: 3-D archery course, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, skeet shooting, mountain biking, organized children's activities and camps, and more *Daily per-person or rental of equipment charges may apply for use. Through our property management service, Vacation Big Sky, concierge services are available including rental of a large SUV and many other options.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

5+bd/5ba Ski-In/Out LUXURY HOME - Exclusive Moonlight Club Lodge & Activities
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
Alexandria, VA

Fantastic property for skiing with large group at Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Highly Recommend. We were 5 couples for 1 week and 9 adult family members the 2nd week

What was great about this house?

1. Skiing from this house is fabulous. See more below about skiing out (very good), skiing in (possible but not so good), and skiing in and/or out from moonlight club (excellent). Great ski and boot storage in rec room, 3 steps from ski in ski out trail.

2. Kitchen was great. One of best ever we have had in a rental. We cooked in on 11 nights. Kitchen is very large and allows 5/6 people to be working at the same time. Nice bar for 3 more people. Very well equipped-- cooking equipment, spices and much more. 2 refrigs.

3. Great hot tub. Used it everyday. Many times we had 6/7 people.

4. Wonderful bedrooms. All 5 had king sized beds! Large windows with views. Plus rec room had 4 more beds including 2 doubles. Bedrooms very private. House a on one floor-- no noise disturbed early sleepers/ late risers. Only 2 have en suite bathrooms, one has bath down the hall, & 2 share a bath. 5th bath in rec room.

5. Wonderful 10 person dining room table.

6. Excellent wifi.

7. Good fireplace once you learn how to use it.

8. Great views of Lone Mountain and snow forest.

9. Homeowner, Janet, was extremely responsive to all of our requests.

10. Access to Moonlight Basin Club is an unbelievable benefit. 3 minutes away from the house. Great member parking 50 feet from club. Best place ever to buy lift tickets. Large locker comes with the house. Great for lunch & after skiing drinks.

11. Radiant heated floors--kept us toasty

More on ski out/ski in. Options below. We did them all with experienced skiers.

1. Ski out is extremely easy. Ski trail is 3 steps out back door of rec room. 2 to 3 minutes to White Otter lift (4 to 5 minutes lift ride) which takes you above mountain village. From there you ski 2 to 3 minutes to main base area. Make sure to take quick right off trail to avoid slow explorer lift.

Caution: be careful when you cross the residential road(s)on way to & from slopes. One day trail was partially blocked by snow by plow. Another day snow plow cleared road to bare surface

2. Ski in is possible --not easy. Worse on powder days with soft snow.

3. Drop car at Moonlight Club and ski out and ski back to Moonlight

4. Ski out and have driver pick you up at Moonlight Club or Mountain Base

5. Drive to Moonlight. Ski out and Ski in and leave skis overnight in locker

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

NOT ski in, ski out

  • 3 of 5

The house is amazing and has everything you need for a week of skiing. However, it is NOT ski in/ski out.

You can make it out ok, but you must cross roads and to me that is not cool. As for getting back, its pure torture! We did it the first day and it was horrible, made our day go from awesome to extreme anger!

Now we drive to the moonlight basin and park every day. Thank goodness we didn't bring the kids, because they would have never made it back to the house. I really think it should not be advertised as ski in/out!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 15 (10adults/3kids/2babies) stayed at 14 Swift Bear the week of Feb 25. We thoroughly enjoyed the house, the mountain, the Moonlight Club, and the Big Sky area. We loved it so much that we rebooked for next year immediately. Janet is an amazing host who will answer every question you have with fast turn around. She is available by email to help in anyway. She is lovely to work with. Additionally, the house was extremely clean, well stocked, and user friendly. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. While the house is considered a "luxury" home, it is also extremely comfortable. Even with 3 small families and additional adults, everyone had their own space. The rec room was wonderful for the kids. The access to the Moonlight Club is an additional feature that was well worth the small fee. The staff there was overly friendly, the ski locker was so convenient, and it was a great starting point to get to any part of the mountain quite easily. The location of the club is right in the middle of the mountain and a great spot to meet for lunch. While ski in and out was easy for the members of our group who chose to do so, our family found it easiest to take the quick drive to Moonlight and ski out of there simply because of the convenience of the locker. We started everyday buying our lift tickets at the club and ended every day with a swim in the gorgeous pool. We enjoyed apres ski there almost every evening. The Big Sky area is a wonderful vacation spot for skiers and non-skiers alike....Six of us skied almost everyday, another group cross country skied and snowshoed around Ulerey's Lake, and the others just enjoyed the house and some yoga at a local center. We fell in love with Montana two summers ago, and enjoyed the winter just as much. We have enjoyed skiing in Colorado, California, Whistler BC, as well as at our local resorts on the east coast, but nothing compares to Big Sky. Nothing beats skiing up to an empty chair lift almost every run. We enjoyed the house so much, we have already booked for the 2018 ski season. Additionally, we used Yellowstone Alpen Guides to snowcoach through Yellowstone to Old Faithful and enjoyed the Montana Yurt dinner. We highly recommend both!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merion, PA

Amazing house and gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for a large family gathering. We had 2 couples with 7 kids between us ranging in age from 9-20 and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen has absolutely everything you need and is the best equipped of any vacation home we've rented, made cooking a pleasure after a day on the slopes. The ski in/ski out feature is nice to have but, not easy for skiing back to the house. We did love the access to the Moonlight Lodge Club lockers and used them daily. The staff at the lodge could not be more helpful. Views from every room were beautiful and the property is peaceful and relaxing. We were amazed that the mountain was never crowded, even that week between Christmas and New Years. It did get more crowded toward NYE but, still nothing like Colorado lines. Janet and her husband were terrific to deal with and always responsive. Wish we could go back every weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House is as on pictures, very clean, super organized...there is literally everything you need. Bedrooms are very spacious, its within 10 min ride to Big Sky skiing...we did Dog sledding which was amazing! Its also 10 min ride from the house. The restaurant mid mountain called Everetts has great food! Looking forward to visiting Big Sky again in summer time.Owners are very nice, responds quickly to emails.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable Big Sky week !

  • 5 of 5

The house was as beautiful as the pictures showed, very spacious and with super comfortable beds and all the amenities one needed and more!

We loved the availability of going to the lake for paddle boarding, kayaking.

We enjoyed the evenings outside on the deck with the lit Christmas lights on the pine trees and the nature's "quiet" as well as the perfect Jacuzzi moments under the stars.

With 8 adults and 6 teenagers, the house was perfect !

Definitely a "repeat" home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Big Sky House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Jan. thru Apr. 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Xmas Week 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2017/New Year 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
End of January thru March 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House & Hot Tub Cleaning $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 10.0%

35% of the base rent is due to reserve dates. The remaining rent, taxes, cleaning fees and damage deposit are due 45 days prior to check in. All rent paid is nonrefundable unless we are able to secure other tenants for your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Big Sky Resort Ski Area
Lone Peak Cinema
"Great little movie theater that serves cocktails!"
Lone Mountain Ranch
"Visit the cool western bar."
Moonlight Basin Ski Resort
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bozeman (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Reserve at Moonlight Basin
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 191
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moonlight Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ullery's Lake
Car: recommended

There are many exciting activities available in the Big Sky area including dog sledding, archery, clay shooting, paddle boarding, kayaking, snow tubing, snowmobiling, white water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, and both downhill and cross-country skiing.


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