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Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

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Details
Property
chalet
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 8 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chalet in Big Sky Mountain Village - Casa Big Sky

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
William Casa Big SKy
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016
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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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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail
average rating of 4.740741 based on 33 reviews
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Casa. The furnishings were of high quality and comfortable. It was very clean and organized. The best was the spectacular views of Lone Mountain. We highly recommend and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know that the visit was a success for you. I do look forward to seeing you return.
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Chattanooga
5

Casa Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a couple or small family to get away. Beds were comfortable. The location is great for summer or winter activities. We frequent the area and will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, I am pleased to hear that Casa Big Sky worked out well for you and will be pleased to see you return again winter or summer.
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5

Case Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided we needed a short vacation before I graduate school. This place was perfect. I thought the views were better than anything we saw at Yellowstone. One night I sat in the hot tub and 2 huge bucks were 20 feet from me eating. Its far enough away that it was quiet but quick enough if you were hungry to just go 5 min down road for restaurants. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Big Sky far exceeded our expectations! The unit was quiet, cozy, and felt like home. It was away from the noise of the resort just enough to feel at ease, but still a 2 minute drive to the base of the lifts. We truly did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know that you enjoyed your trip and our balance of location privacy with good access. One small point of clarity for our winter visitors, the lifts can be reached on skis when we have snow on the ground and the (short) drive is not even necessary
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Ann Arbor, MI
5

Great home for relaxing and skiing and good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Big Sky! The five of us loved the space and location. Every day that we came back from the slopes we hopped in the hot tub to relax, and one night, we even saw a white fox peek its head around to see us. One note for snowboarders, it's easier to walk to the nearest ski lift unless you are very good at skating, and for all, there are helpful maps and hints on what slopes to take down the mountain to get back to Casa Big Sky. Casa Big Sky is also only an hour away from Yellowstone, and we made a day trip to West Yellowstone for a snowmobile tour of the park. It was the most incredible experience

Although the kitchen was small, it was perfectly laid out and we were able to make meals every night. The fireplace was comforting, and the bathrooms and bedrooms were the perfect size.

The owner was fantastic in terms of communication and making sure all was ready for our arrival. Will definitely stay at Casa Big Sky again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Coleen. To add some clarity on that note for snowboarders, the ski trail to the lift is not so steep, it's fine on skis but could require a little poling on a snowboard in one section. If you chose to walk however it is only 2 or 3 minutes.
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5

Great location, view, and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Big Sky! The location is fantastic, just minutes from the Big Sky village base with lift access just up the street. There's nothing better after a long day on the slopes to come home to a warm and cozy cabin with heated floors and a hot tub outside in the snow! The cabin apartment is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. There are directions on how to get to the cabin via slopes from the mountain. But we found it easier to drive and park at the village free parking. The owner was fantastic in terms of communication and making sure all was ready for our arrival. Will definitely stay at Casa Big Sky again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerry, Great to know you enjoyed the trip so much. I just got back to Big Sky today and found ( I have been pushing the resort to do this for a year) that the return home shortcut that I have been using for years has recently been widened and groomed making the ski home really much easier. I will be sure to show this option to you when you return.
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Location

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

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Big Sky Mountain Village, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Ski Season
23 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£970
for 4 nights
From
£195
£1,447
 
 
Value
10 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 4 nights
From
£204
£1,508
 
 
New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
8 night minimum stay
£4,317
for 8 nights
£3,801
 
 
Value
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 4 nights
From
£204
£1,508
 
 
Holiday
17 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
8 night minimum stay
£2,875
for 8 nights
£2,540
 
 
Prime
28 Feb 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,193
for 6 nights
From
£334
£2,340
 
 
Spring Ski
3 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£970
for 4 nights
From
£195
£1,447
 
 
Summer
18 Apr 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£169
£1,282
£4,092
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,859
for 5 nights
From
£334
 

Additional pricing information

Propert Damage Insurance £47
Cleaning £130 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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)

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Big Sky Mountain Village in Montana

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
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
  • Hob
  • 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:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling

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