Note: Due to weather in Big Sky, the private outdoor pool at this residence does not open until around July 4. We have secured a Pool Pass in a local resort hotel for this residence useable yea-round. Michele and I have been coming to Big Sky for over 15 years. We love to ski but we come year-round and we really love the Meadow! This residence is our fourth and most upscale residence in the meadow and if you cannot find an open slot on this residence calendar then you might check out the following VRBO numbers: 240962, 582804, or 608472. If you are wondering what kind of owners we are, please read the visitor reviews on those residences. This residence has recently been renovated; top to bottom!
Residence Physical Description:
This is a lovely almost 3,000 Square Foot, three level Condo with three and one half bathrooms, one master suite on the ground-level, a second master suite on the third-floor along with a large guest bedroom/bunk room. There is also a modest den for quiet gathering/TV, napping, or reading; yet this den has a new Queen sofa sleeper with a door for added privacy. This den can act as a fourth bedroom if desired. The residence occupies a premium location, close to the clubhouse and swimming pool and located at the end of its building which means it has beautiful, sunlit windows around three sides of the residence. The second-floor gourmet kitchen is fully supplied with all utensils, a granite-topped kitchen island with seating for two and granite counter tops and back-splash throughout the kitchen. There is wood cove molding throughout the entire residence with many wood accents such as overhead beams in the dining room off the kitchen. There are also two small decks for sipping coffee and admiring the views on both the north and south sides of the second floor living level along with a private patio, hot tub, and gas grill on the ground level facing south toward the green space and golf course. All three bathrooms have enclosed, glass-door, stone showers with granite vanity tops and the third floor Master bathroom also has a large soaking tub and dual sinks with a multi-head shower. The first two floors are laid with hand-cut quarter-sawn real wood flooring with carpeting throughout the third-level. There is an elegant, eight seat dining room off the kitchen with windows on two sides, and located close-by there is a windowed, granite-topped office space that can serve as additional dining space for children. The main living room is windowed on three sides with spectacular sunny southern exposure mountain and golf course views and a slate, real-wood fireplace. Finally, the residence is equipped with a large, one-car heated garage so skiers and boarders begin each day with clean, dry equipment. A second vehicle may be parked outside, directly behind the garage door.
Location and Amenities:
This is a South facing residence with all day sun which looks out across a large green space, driving range, and golf course with views across the green space to the mountains south of Town Center. Almost unheard of in Big Sky, you will have summer access to a private association swimming pool & hot tub with year-round access to an association clubhouse, pool table, and exercise room. There is a lovely tributary of the Gallatin River running directly in front of the residence which provides a peaceful babbling brook sound effect when running freely in three seasons. The World-famous Lone Mountain Ranch Nordic Ski Center maintains an extensive cross-country trail network which literally encircles the residence and flows both out into the green-space and golf course as well as up-mountain into two different trails which lead back toward the Ranch; one a moderate difficulty, 15 minute route and a second, more strenuous 25 minute course. A trail pass is required in the winter and in the summer months these trail systems become multi-use, hiking, jogging, and biking recreational avenues. The residence is a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone and its entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A two-minute drive east on Little Coyote road takes you to a lovely fishing pond and public recreation facility providing: 8 tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, 18 hole mountainside Frisbee golf course, climbing wall, and a world class, concrete, feature-rich skateboard park complex, picnic shelters and charcoal grills. In the winter ski season, Lone Mountain Ranch Lodge and Nordic Ski Center is a three minute drive west, the drop off at the Big Sky base lodge is 6 minutes up the mountain, and the drop off at Moonlight Basin is 10 minutes up the mountain trail. One cautionary note for a winter stay in this residence: the mountain shuttle bus to the lifts is a whistle-stop on Little Coyote Road, three times a day (8am,11am, & 4pm) and it requires a transfer in Town Center and for some guests, this limited service might be an inconvenience. The concerts, skating, rodeos, farmers markets, movies, galleries, restaurants, bars and many activities of Town Center are a 10-minute walk in summer as the crow flies, or an easy 15-20 minute walk on the road through the golf community, and in all seasons, a three minute auto ride. Basically, the area and the location of this residence puts your family in an optimal Alpine retreat and sets the stage for making exquisite family memories!