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Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
William Casa Big SKy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

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.

Thanks,

Nicole
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Big Sky Mountain Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) custom built oversize Twin over Queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 40 reviews
Rosemount, Minnesota
5

Beautiful views, quiet and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Casa Big Sky was a great experience. The accommodations were clean, well furnished and contemporary. The apartment had everything we needed to make our summer vacation memorable. We loved having our own garage stall. The owners were very attentive and we really appreciated their flexibility. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

The lower unit is very nice. Second bedroom set up is a bit different in that it does not have a door but a curtain to close it off to the living room area. Kitchen is very modern but small.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Casa Big Sky. The bunk room is indeed connected to the living room, but is physically/visually separated from it even without the use of the optional curtain ( that provides privacy to the connected bathroom access). Please look at the floor plans in the photos to better understand this.
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

The perfect Big Sky Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home in July of 2016. The host was so friendly and accommodating. Perfect spot for a family with 2 kids. The loft room was perfect for them and a nice master bedroom for parents with comfortable bed. Loved having the hot tub to come home to and nice amenities. Most nights we saw wildlife walking through the yards. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurie. Just one clarification for those who may be confused. When you say "the loft room was perfect for the kids", I assume you meant " the bunk room". This apartment is all on one level, there is no loft. The kids bunk room has a twin over queen bunk bed.
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5

February 2017 - Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

Location and condition of the cabin were wonderful! Private Hot Tub was very nice, too. Skiing/Snowboarding in each morning was very easy and convenient. Quite challenging to ski-out on a snowboard. (Trails are too flat.) Perfect setup for 2 couples. Good use of space in the apartment, from a design perspective. It had everything we needed. Only downside was a full-size truck/SUV will not fit in the garage, so we had to scrape ice and shovel snow each day. I'd definitely recommend this location and cabin accommodation!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loveland, oh
5

Well maintained, great location. Ski in ski out. Outdoor hot tub was great.

  • 5 of 5

All amenities of home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay in Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

The two bedroom apartment is in great condition and has everything you need for a great vacation in Big Sky. It has a well stocked kitchen and the ski in/ski out access is very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meg and Brian, I am so glad to know you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

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 Restaurant & Catering
"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
Bozeman
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Damage Deposit $59

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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