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Awesome Value in Big Sky Country

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
chalet
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Big Sky

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This lovely 2,160 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom coach home chalet features all the desirable vacation conveniences including a bonus room loft for additional sleeping and recreation space. Please note: Most rentals in Firelight Meadows do not have this loft feature. The residence also has high speed internet access. This residence is exactly an 8 minute and 30 second drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.

Michele and I purchased this residence in 2014 and it is laid out EXACTLY like our first two residences in Firelight Meadows; VRBO #240962 and VRBO #582804. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community. Checkout the other calendars if your preferred time is not available here AND/OR....bring some extended family or friends and book all three places at the same time!

Please note that in 2015, Michele and I purchased our fourth and final residence here in the Big Sky Meadow. This new residence is located over on the Meadow Golf Course and it is a bit more upscale with a private swimming pool for summer use. Check it out if you like at VRBO #695730.

Residence Physical description:

Upstairs, the large loft with pull-out couch provides a wonderful space for kids of all ages. The loft is equipped with a Foosball table, bean bag chairs, games for all ages and a 50' SMART HD TV! The Master Suite has a King bed, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen bed and a full/single bunk bed, beautiful up mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed, library, beautiful up mountain View, and a private bath.

The main floor is comfortably laid out with a large kitchen/dining/living room alignment. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary cooking and serving utensils. The dining room can be made to seat 8 and there are three barstools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate and rock fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a 50” HDTV. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and beautiful up mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2014.

Located in the Meadow Village of Big Sky, this home is close to everything. The base lodge at Big Sky Ski Resort is a brief 8 minute ride from your home. Newly constructed half pipe, jumps and many pre-fab structures make Big Sky a Mecca for snow boarders. During ski season a free shuttle bus runs scheduled loops between one block from your home and the base facilities at Big Sky. Bars, restaurants, and grocery are just around the corner and a hiking trail to access the famous; Ousel Falls State Park is literally… just across the street. One of the World’s finest cross-country skiing facilities at Lone Mountain Ranch is two miles from your front door and in summer months, the Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Golf Course is less than a mile away. The Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers make Big Sky THE place to be for the fly-fishing enthusiast seeking world class, blue ribbon fishing. Believe it or not, fly-fishing is a “year-round” endeavor.

Well it finally happened; Big Sky now has a first-run, three screen movie theater in the Big Sky Meadow about one mile from our front door. Adult beverages and food may be consumed in the theater. The Lone Mountain Brewery is now serving great, inexpensive 'bar/family' food. An awesome hand shuffleboard court is free and the Montana Lemonade (spiked with two shots of 44 North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka {Gluten Free}) is wonderful along with an assortment of craft beers manufactured on site.

A little 2013 BIG SKY update: Our entire family was in residence recently (9/2013). As we have done in the past, we took a couple of guides out on the Gallatin River to do some awesome, purist, upstream nymph fly-fishing. We had both great fun and great fishing success and it was as expensive as skiing for a day...or two. Contrary to popular belief, if you go looking for "deeper holes" in the Gallatin bait-fishing or spin-cast fishing works and it requires no waders and no getting into a cold, slick, river. Massively fun for kids of all ages. Please see my daughter's HOG Brown Trout in the pictures section of the website! Our boys also reported that there is an AWESOME, newly developed concrete skateboard park (my oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skate parks), not to mention two tennis courts, basketball courts, two baseball fields, soccer field, picnic area right along the West Gallatin.

The Yellowstone National Park boundary is about 20 miles away and the town of West Yellowstone is about 40 miles south of the entrance to Big Sky. Summer or winter; Yellowstone is a huge hit with both children and adults! Hundreds of miles of unique hiking trails range throughout the entire area both inside and outside the park.

There is simply so much to do and see that it is impossible to cover it all here; however as an interesting update….you may have heard about swinging through the jungles of the South American Rain Forrest….well you can now swing above the skiers and hikers of Big Sky’s Lone Mountain! Two other organizations have also created complex challenge courses: tree stands, cargo nets, obstacles, zip lines etc....great family fun.

Michele and I are pleased to assist you with further information and introductions.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Phil Barnhill
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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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 Montana

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Awesome Value in Big Sky Country
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

Awesome condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed renting this clean, spacious and welcoming condo while visiting Big Sky for a wedding at Yellowstone Club. Everything was comfortable, and convenient - as promised. Owners went out of their way to make sure we were happy with our stay. Would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josey. It is gratifying to know that your experience was consistent with you high expectations. We would gladly welcome you and your friends and family back to Big Sky Country! Phil & Michele
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Minneapolis MN
5

A++

  • 5 of 5

Great value, good location, nice layout, well decorated, new appliances, very clean, comfortable mattresses, well stocked, owners are very responsive and great to work with. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, we hope you fell in love with Big Sky & Yellowstone Country because we would certainly enjoy hosting you for your next trip here! Thanks for your affirmation of the value of the "base camp" offering Michele, Mariah, and I are attempting to offer to our rental partners and their families. All the best to you and yours.
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5

Great family space!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our 3 and 4.5 year old in the upstairs, and grandparents in the 1st floor room. It was perfect! Everyone had plenty of space, big closets and their own bathroom. We enjoyed the nearby hiking, and mom was able to run out the door to a great trail (Ousel Falls and beyond) for nice nap-time running without needing the car. Great quiet neighborhood for the kids to ride bikes, with a mini playground a few blocks from the house. Kitchen was well equipped, making us feel right at home from the beginning! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yikes Sarah, sounds like everybody had a great time! Thanks for your review and for staying with us. Ousel Falls Trail, just up the road, is indeed a gem of a place to hike. I love to hike (walk slowly) to the bottom of the ravine, stand on the bridge, close my eyes and just listen to the water, and birds, and leaves and smell and breathe deeply, and I can always feel tension leaving my body. As one stands there amidst the natural beauty it is almost impossible not to feel humble, thankful, and close to our maker. All the best... Phil, Michele, and Mariah.
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5

Wonderful stay & great location!

  • 5 of 5

Phil and Michele,

We so enjoyed staying at your chalet during our visit to Big Sky! It is so convenient to the town center with all that it has to offer. It also had everything we needed for our stay! We were a party of 6 and had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves! Thank you again for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara we are pleased that you had a great experience in our residence and in Big Sky Country! Our house is now "YOUR" house anytime! Phil, Michele, and Mariah
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4

Exceeded expectations

  • 4 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience and it won’t be our last. We stayed at Firelight Meadows in July 2016; the property is better than the description. It is clean, well furnished with all the amenities you need (Paul and Michelle we left all the paper products we thought we would need, but didn’t in the townhouse lol). Firelight Meadows is located about a mile uphill from many nice restaurants and shops. We recommend a having car, the shuttle service seemed sporadic. Before we arrived we felt as though we had a good feel for the area, Phillip and Michelle provided us with plenty of recommendations and the property manager Mariah, was responsive to our questions.

Big Sky is a unique place; there is something for everyone if you truly like the outdoors. We enjoyed dining at Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro, Buck’s T-4 Restaurant and the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill (fun local place for BBQ, drinks and live music). We had a great time at the Taste of Big Sky, the Farmers Market, Thursday night concert and golfing. We found many great well marked hiking trails and my wife never left the house without her bear spray attached to her hip (FYI, luckily we never saw a bear). The hot tub was a great place to end a long day especially on a chilly night. The only dislike we had was the lack out outdoor seating. It would have been nice to have a small table and chairs on the patio. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone staying in Big Sky and hope to return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. To hear that we exceeded expectations is wonderful news! Glad that the residence was better than advertised! Great observation about the furniture. The high winds tend to blow furniture away but since we are now renting extensively in the summer as well as the winter, we will take your suggestion to heart and look at heavy metal, mesh-type of table and chairs for our summer guests. That would be a nice 2017 addition to the summer season. All the best.... Phil & Michele
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4

Very. Nice homes for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I as well as our three adult children and grandchildren enjoyed a week at two of Phil and Michele's homes in Big

Sky, Montana. The Big Sky area is beautiful and diverse with a variety of activities. The homes that we rented were VRBO properties 608472 and 582804 and they were about 4 homes apart which made it nice for the entire family to go from one home to the other for visiting, dinners, etc. The homes really appeared pretty much as described in the pictures. They were spacious and nicely appointed. Each of them had a hot tub which family enjoyed in the evenings. The homes were clean and well maintained. Although we cooked in for the most part, we enjoyed a variety of restaurants in the area which included barbecue; Mexican; Italian; etc. Overall, we would certainly recommend Phil and Michele's homes for a great visit to Big Sky!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you for your nice review! We love to hear from folks like you who used multiple residences for friends and family. The use of our multiple residences in a lovely neighborhood setting within walking distance of Town Center in the heart of Big Sky is akin to a family or group of friends renting multiple Cabins on a lake in Northern MN, except nicer here in Big Sky! We look forward to hosting you again and we will call you to see how we might make your 4-star experience into a raving 5-star experience the next time around. All the best, Phil & Michele
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone Airport (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Around the corner right in the Meadow
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
Car: recommended

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!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Big Sky, 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
 
Winter 2016/2017
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 5 nights
From
£208
£1,716
£6,503
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,213
for 5 nights
From
£191
£1,595
£5,982
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 5 nights
From
£169
£1,443
£5,332
 

Additional pricing information

One Time Cleaning Fee £166
Property Damage Protection £47
Hot Tub Clean and Fill £47
Tax Rate 10.0%

The VRBO damage deposit insurance of $59 is required so that we do NOT have to collect a refundable, cash damage deposit and this is a wonderful benefit for all stakeholders.
We would consider splitting the rent into two payments; but our standard operating procedure is to collect 100% in advance. Cleaning fees are moving upward in Big Sky; great dependable labor is difficult to find and difficult to manage. Our places are spotless. Thank you.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Big Sky, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Can be locked off from lower level public space for privacy.
    Upstairs Bunk Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large step-in shower and double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Private bath, bunk is a single over a twin, also a queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk-in closet, twin sinks, step-in shower
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Hardwood floor, private bath, sliding door to deck/hot tub
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin size sleep sofa: New 2014
  • Two Bedrooms upstairs: The Master Suite has one king and a huge walk-in closet suitable for a crib. Upstairs guest suite has both a queen and a bunk bed. Loft is upstairs. Third suite is downstairs located just off of the living room. All three bedrooms have attached private bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Everybody wears a helmet when skiing or boarding at Big Sky and Moonlight. The three connected resorts are audaciously maintained and spectacular. Please do not overlook the beautiful and upscale Moonlight Basin main lodge which is open to the public and has a complete spa, pool and exercise facility plus a bar, fireplace and dining room. The Big Sky base lodge is quite serviceable but ordinary (though I am hearing rumors of a pending upgrade). Do not miss the upscale restaurant/bar located on the mountain...a bit expensive but oh sooo worth it! Our place is just a spacious awesome place to hang...not fancy but comfortable and comforting with lots of afternoon sunlight and a killer view through the deck doors. 8 minutes from the Big Sky base lodge and 35-45 minutes from West Yellowstone. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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