|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Quick look at what we offer:
* Ski in ski out with unobstructed panoramic lake & mountain views
* 3 bedrooms, 3 baths; two story w/vaulted ceiling
* Property manager on call 24/7.
* Four HDTV’s: 46” in living room, 40” in master bedroom, 32” in the other two bedrooms
* Blu-Ray home theater with Bluetooth to play music from your phone
* All TV’s have high definition DirecTV with whole home DVR including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Sports Pack plus. Download full seasons of HBO and Showtime series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland & more.
* Free Netflix streaming movies & Hulu Plus from all TV’s.
* Free dual band WiFi & 20 megabit/second Internet (that's the fastest available in the area)
* Playstation 4, 3 and XBOX 360
* Computer & printer
* Wood burning fireplace w/free firewood (this one puts out a lot of heat, unlike what you'll find in other units who didn't upgrade)
* Ski boot dryers
* Weber gas bbq grill w/free propane
* One car heated garage w/extra parking outside, ski storage
* Fully equipped kitchen w/stainless steel pots & pans and PFOA free non-stick pans
* Large capacity washer/dryer and two hot water heaters
More verbose way of saying everything above:
Make our ski-in/ski-out townhouse condo your home base as you experience the best Mother Nature has to offer in Big Sky Montana. Our goal is to provide our guests with a true home-away-from-home experience. We strive to make you as happy to come back to the condo at the end of the day as you were while you were skiing or rafting, hiking or biking, or doing any of the other countless outdoor activities that Southwest Montana has to offer.
Big Sky is centrally located between historic Bozeman and West Yellowstone making ours the perfect location if you want to spend most of your time enjoying the outdoors of Big Sky, but also want to spend a day or two seeing the geysers and fumaroles or visiting the Museum of the Rockies and doing some shopping down Main Street. Then come back to Big Sky for skiing or dog sledding or mountain biking or fly fishing or whitewater rafting or golf. There is also horseback riding, wildlife viewing (the Gallatin National Forest is just down the mountain), zipline, paintball, tennis, ATV riding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and more and more...
Our highly rated home-away-from-home is located in the Big Sky Resort Mountain Village with unobstructed views of Lake Lavinsky and the Cascade mountains. Our front door is about 100 steps from the Bear Back Poma lift which is a short ride to the bottom of the Silver Knife ski run and the base area. In less than 10 minutes, you could go from the living room to sitting on the Swift Current high speed quad on your way to enjoying over 5700 skiable acres.
When you return back to our place after a day spent in the Montana outdoors, you won't be at a loss for something to do. For starters, the living room has a 46” HDTV (with actual HD programming), a Bluray home theater, streaming Netflix & Hulu Plus. Every bedroom also has its own HDTV & DVD player. All rooms have HD DirecTV with HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, The Movie Channel, Encore and the Sports Pack. If you're concerned you might miss your favorite TV shows, just have one of the DVRs record them for you and watch them later from any TV.
If you took hundreds of pictures, have fun editing them on our computer with Photoshop Elements then send them to your friends back home. If video is more to your liking, get a head start on your production with Premiere Elements. Don't forget to bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and connect to our free WiFi. We also provide a selection of board games and magazines or you can settle down in front of the fireplace to read a book and enjoy the mountain views.
The upstairs master bedroom is decorated in an Indian theme and has a queen bed, a queen sofa sleeper, a 40” HDTV, Netflix, Hulu Plus and views of Lone Peak. There is also a PlayStation 4 to keep the kids occupied. The downstairs bedroom is decorated in a fisherman's theme and has a queen bed, a 32” HDTV (also with Netflix & Hulu Plus), PlayStation 3 and panoramic unobstructed views of the lake and mountains. The living room and upstairs guest bedroom offer the same views. The guest bedroom is decorated in a hunter's theme and has two twin beds, a 32” HDTV (also with Netflix & Hulu Plus) and XBOX360. The living room, decorated in a western skiing theme, also has a queen sofa bed.
Our kitchen is fully equipped and our washer, dryer and hot water heaters (we have two) are large capacity (a feature you'll appreciate if your group is on the big side).
Some of the extras we provide include firewood, boot dryers, Internet, computer & printer. Linens are included as well dish and dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, bath soap, shampoo, lotion, toilet paper, paper towels and tissues.
Do you have a hot tub or pool access? Unfortunately, the resort views rental by owners as competition to their own rental service, so they do not allow anyone access who does not rent through them. If you see another condo claiming free access to the Huntley Lodge hot tub & pool, ask them if their property is being managed by Boyne. If the answer is no, it's likely they don't have permission to grant you access to the Huntley and instead are hoping you'll be able to poach it without Boyne noticing. Boyne, the owner of the Huntley, does not look favorably upon that. About the Huntley pool and hot tub, apres ski it is usually very crowded.
Are you 'true' ski in - ski out? You will need to walk the approximately 100 steps to get to the poma lift, but if the roads are covered with snow, you will be able to ski back to the front door with a little bit of polling. Likewise, if the roads are snow covered, you may be able to ski to the Thunderwolf high speed quad, although the poma would be the better option.
Will we need a rental car to get around in Big Sky? We are on the free shuttle route that loops the mountain & meadow villages and the canyon. These take you to the shops and restaurants as well as the ski base area if you don't want to ride the poma lift. We are about 1/4 mile away from the main base area.
Are discounted lift tickets available? Big Sky Resort does not make discounted lift tickets available to rental by owner. About the only way to get a discounted ticket is to purchase the Sky Card before Sept 30. The Sky Card discounts $25/day of each ticket. It also offers discounts off lessons and merchandise. The Sky Card and lift tickets must be purchased directly from Big Sky Resort. Another option for discounts in general is the free Boyne Reward card. You'll earn points on lift tickets and purchases at Boyne owned stores and restaurants that can be exchanged for gift certificates. It typically works out to about a 5% savings.
We first visited Big Sky in 1994. Being from Florida, we never skied before, but we wanted to give it a try. Not knowing if we would like it we decided to find a place close to Yellowstone as a back up plan in case skiing wasn't for us. Well, both were great experiences. Since that first trip to Big Sky, we'd skied about a dozen other resorts, but Big Sky is the only place we ever returned to. It's not that the other ski resorts weren't great, but Big Sky has less than half the visitors of Jackson Hole and four times fewer than Vail while at the same time offering one of North America's largest ski areas and unlimited outdoor recreational activities in both summer & winter. Big Sky is the place to be to escape the monotony and stresses of everyday life.
Ethan Jordan purchased this townhome in 2000
Going up the lift one day, we asked a former European ski instructor why he moved to Big Sky. He pointed to Lone Peak. Some of the best lift served extreme terrain in the country. But, it isn't only about the steeps, you also get long wide uncrowded blue and green groomers. Imagine being the only skier on a 3 mile long half-a-football field wide slope. No wonder Warren Miller calls Montana home. Some don't like the lack of a bar-hoping nightlife, but that makes it more appealing to us. In addition to a world class ski mountain, Big Sky is just an hour away from Yellowstone, America's first national park, and its about 15 minutes to the Gallatin National forest. While whitewater rafting and fly fishing is a short ride down the mountain, we are located in the heart of the resort activities (skiing, mountain biking, zip line, paintball and more...). So why Big Horn? First because it is in the Big Sky Mountain Village in the heart of the ski resort. Second, because it is only an hour from Yellowstone and the airport. Third, because it offers all of the above at a reasonable price.
While you'll probably spend most of your daytime hours skiing, rafting, hiking or doing one of the other many outdoor activities Big Sky has to offer, you'll probably spend much of the night indoors. That's why we strive to provide our place with as many in-house activities as you would have in your own home. For example, while most places offer only basic cable, we have 4 HDTV's all with actual high definition DirecTV and all the premium movie channels. Plus all of those TV's have Netflix & Hulu Plus. While some places don't offer internet at all or less than 6 megabit/sec if they do, we offer 20 megabit/sec plus free use of our computer & printer. Or, bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and connect to our WiFi. While most places have one hot water heater, we have two. You may say, so what, but two heaters make it much less likely you'll run out of hot water. Also, image the disaster if you stay at a place that has only one and that one breaks down. It's not like they're a hotel and can move you to another room. We upgraded our washer and dryer to large capacity so you can spend more time enjoying Big Sky and less time washing loads of clothes. We upgraded our wood burning fireplace to an EPA efficient system that burns not just wood, but also the smoke and volatile gases resulting in less pollution and more heat. With the interior surroundings, we spent a little more to theme decorate making for a more inviting and enjoyable atmosphere for your stay. We did all this in part because it makes business sense, but we also did it because we use the place ourselves for our vacation and we like to treat ourselves well. Some other things that make our place stand out are the unobstructed lake and mountain views. And, you will really appreciate the ski/hiking boot dryers. Nothing can ruin a ski trip faster than wet cold feet.
We were very pleased with this condo. This was my first trip to Big Sky and I'll be back. This condo was comfortable and convenient. We rarely used our car, but it was nice to store it in a garage. Ski in and Ski out is a plus. It is a short walk to the mountain base too. The kitchen has everything anyone would need. The internet connection was a plus. This place comes with lots of nice little extras.
I have stayed in a number of VRBO rentals over the past couple of years and this is one of the best for sure. It is in a great location and is well apportioned for your stay. In fact, this place was probably the most well thought out I have been at and we did not want for anything in terms of supplies. The location in the upper village area is ideal (although we didn't realize what a cool area it was until the last day of our trip). The lake in front of the house makes for a great walk and a great backdrop to nights spent on the deck overlooking it. I cannot recommend this place highly enough ... it is a great place to stay for a great vacation!
Myself and 3 friends recently rented this property for a week to enjoy the skiing at Big Sky. The place was perfect for our needs. It easily accommodated the 4 of us with all of our ski equipment. It was very clean and is a cozy spot to relax after a day on the slopes and night out. The location is key for those looking to ski at Big Sky - super close to a J bar to the base area in the morning and also a short walk up the access road to the mountain village at night.
Will definitely look to stay here again if I return to Big Sky in the future.
The owner is super responsive, and keeps the place immaculate.
Plenty of towels, soap shampoo, dishwasher and laundry detergent. Just like being at home.
I would absolutely rent here again!!!
We are frequent renters in Big Horn and this unit is well appointed in the kitchen with pots and pans you'd like to use as well as well appointed with electronics if you are bringing any gamers - or movie lovers. Lots of seating and lots of beds. The owner is responsive and ensures you have what you need to enjoy your stay. Big Sky is fantastic - and you can easily walk to the poma lift from this Big Horn and ski/skate home at the end of the day. It's a gem.
This was our second trip to Big Sky. We love the area. The condo was clean, spacious, up to date and supplied with all the extras you would expect. Price was right too. We used the fireplace twice which came in really handy! Owner is very prompt to answer questions via email or text. If you're looking for a condo in BS, give this one consideration.
1 hour from the airport and West Yellowstone entrance.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
17 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
25 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$672|
|Cleaning||A$302 + Tax|
1) 25% required to secure reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
2) $500refundable damage deposit is returned after departure provided condo is left in substantially the same shape as it was found upon arrival per the rental agreement.
3) Montana Tax ID # 5330965002LFT.
4) Requests for cancellation received at least 60 days prior to scheduled arrival will be refunded 100% of payments made to Owner. Please see the Rental Agreement for more details.