Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Phil Barnhill
Michele and I live in Minnesota, we have three children, and we have vacationed in Big Sky for more than 15 years. Big Sky is like a great marriage: you will fall in lust with it at first sight, it will grow on you, you will have many adventures, occasional hardships like getting lost while hiking or getting a federal speeding ticket in Yellowstone Park, or hitting an elk with your vehicle, you will create memories and while Michele and I have LOVED going to Big Sky, we have always LOVED going home....until this last trip with the kids in September, 2013. It is inexplicable...but we absolutely did NOT want to come home for the very first time ever. Our hearts are hooked by Montana. God's creation is truly magnificent!
Phil Barnhill purchased this Chalet in 2014
Why Phil Barnhill chose Big Sky
Our original coach home chalet, VRBO# 240967 was a 'test' purchase to see if our family could really fall in love with the area: It passed the test! We have recently decided to build a greater presence in Big Sky by purchasing two more lovely residences in the Meadow. Why? Because a great deal of year-round recreational activity is developing right in the Meadow as it morphs into Downtown Big Sky AND the combination of the three ski resorts into one resort making Big Sky “The Biggest Skiing in America” will attract more snow enthusiasts to Big Sky to see how lovely it is. Hey…our home state of Minnesota is beautiful but Montana is awe inspiring....renewing. Normally, it takes an ocean to renew and revive us but we have discovered that if you can get into the backcountry by hiking, fishing in remote locations along the Gallatin, riding a horse or yes...even mountain biking into the Porcupine wilderness, you will be revived. Riding a horse to the fire lookout station on top of Cinnamon Mountain is.....beyond words. You will feel blessed to be in the midst of such wilderness, such grander. We are part of something soooo much bigger than ourselves and our own little world in flatland, flyover territory in Minnesota. Minnesota is wonderful and the boundary waters wilderness is something most folks should experience....Montana is a place everybody should visit at least once.
What makes this Chalet unique
We love the family-oriented environment. Big Sky is NOT Vail...it's a quiet Western town that just happens to be at the base of one of America's largest and most majestic mountains. Fishermen freak out over this country and skiers are elated because there are NO lift lines. We can't decide if we like it best in summer or winter. This country has sooooooooo very much to offer...and unlike Minnesota.....NO Mosquitoes! 2013 update: This is the owner's section and it's just Phil talking here....but I have made up my mind. While I LOVE to ski (both ways) and I enjoy an occasional romp on a fast snowmobile down in West Yellowstone....Summers in Big Sky have absolutely stolen my heart.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Neither on the deck or in residence
Minimum age of primary renter:28
You agree to the attached rental agreement and cancellation policy
Please read our rental agreement for our cancellation policy. It is more liberal than the pre-set selection VRBO mandates for a "strict" policy.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Loved staying in Big Sky. The house was perfect for my family and less than an hour from Bozeman and Yellowstone. I’d definitely book this property again. Comfortable, clean, and convenient. Thanks for allowing us to stay there for the week.
Mike... Our house is now your house! please come back and visit Big Sky any time you desire.
Phil & Michele
Fabulous Big Sky condo!
My family stayed here celebrating my son’s wedding and enjoyed it so much! The residence is in fabulous condition and stocked with many extra amenities. The owners are fast to respond if you have any questions. I hope I get a chance to return!
Thank you Mary Lee! we love to serve and keep the places looking great for our guests. Michele and I were just in Big Sky and we purchased new carpeting for all three Firelight Meadows stairs. All carpeting is long gone and replaced by hardwood in all residences but the stairs are most safe when carpeted so we have just replaced original carpet in all three places. It is fun to "reinvest in our guests!"
All the best... Phil & Michele
Loved the location and roominess off the property!!
Would definitively stay here again or recommend this property to anyone!
We attempt to always deliver a 5-star experience and we appreciate your investment of time to let us know you experienced what we work toward and hope for! Phil and Michele
This place was perfect for our needs. It was VERY clean, well stocked, and well decorated. The size was ideal for our two families. The property manager was friendly and quickly answered our questions. Loved our stay!
We are overwhelmed with joy to hear about your nice experience! All the best... Phil,
Michele, and Mariah
This place Is fantastic!
Wow!! Booking was a breeze. Phil called me and filled me in on everything we needed to know and emailed me some very useful information on all of his properties as well as great recommendations of things to do and restaurants in the area. The townhouse is located in a great area- very close to town center. The place is super clean, very nicely decorated and comfortable. We loved everything about this place. The beds were extremely comfortable and it was so nice that each bedroom had its own bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped and had a few staple items. There was also laundry detergent as well as several spices and condiments. We even found bear spray in the closet that we took with us on our hikes! I would suggest going to the townhouse first to see what all is there before going to the store. The hot tub was the perfect way to end the day. I can’t say enough about this wonderful property. We most definitely will stay here or at any of Jeff’s other properties when we head back out to Big Sky!!
Thank you so very much for investing your time to make this wonderful rave review! Mariah, Michele and I invest a lot of time to deliver exactly the experience you have summarized. Thank you for your encouraging comments.
Phil, Michele, and Mariah
Great spot-great condo
A nice, well set up condo for your Big Sky vacation.
Thanks Marilee! Please come back and enjoy the Winter season some time! Phil & Michele
Enjoy the Big Sky Zip Line on the mountain! Big Sky now offers a brand new 3 screen Movie Theater located in the Meadow. No more trips to Bozeman just to see a movie! You can eat in the theater and enjoy your favorite child OR adult beverage while watching the movie. Our 50' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.
We can get you in touch with the most fantastic, elite traditional fly-fishing guides in Big Sky; HOWEVER....for you non-purests we have developed a WONDERFUL relationship with a local Chef who LOVES to take folks bait fishing on the Gallatin. Very Cost effective and extremely fun for everybody. Waders and wading in a fast river is NOT necessary when bait fishing. By the way...when bait fishing you catch real HOG fish. Really should give this a try!