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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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Bear Paw Ponds house description

Luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest home on 80 acres with amazing mountain views, end of the road privacy and tranquility yet easy access to the 'Biggest Skiing in America' and the nations 1st national park. A 10 min drive finds your way to the world famous Blue Ribbon Waters of the Gallatin River, 20 minute drive to Big Sky Town Center or 30 minutes to Big Sky/Moonlight Basin ski resorts, now trademarked as 'The Biggest Skiing in America.' Yellowstone National Park is less than an hour away! You are literally surrounded by all the recreational outdoor activities one could imagine & it would take a lifetime to investigate and enjoy all that this magical place has to offer. This spectacular retreat has all the amenities including a private hot tub, wood-burning fireplace, and gourmet full kitchen. Rough-sawn hardwood floors with radiant heat welcome you back after a day hiking the local trails or skiing some of the best skiing in America with some of the shortest lift lines; kicking off your boots will warm your feet and soul even on the coldest of winter days. A Chief Joseph dry stacked stone fireplace will keep the rest of you toasty in the evening while the custom recycled wood cabinets house a small library of books to pique one's interest. Unique bonuses of this property are three trout ponds for summer fishing and swimming and a private groomed 7 km trail for hiking/biking during the summer and cross-country skiing/snowshoeing during the winter that borders the Gallatin National Forest. A hand-crafted log warming hut at the 1/2 way mark on this trail provides the perfect spot for a fire in the wood burning stove while enjoying a picnic lunch, either summer or winter.

Wake to the vivid morning colors overlooking the Porcupine Wildlife Preserve & the Gallatin Mountain Range with the relaxing sounds of Beaver Creek out your bedroom window. During the summer months, this is an angler's dream. One can spend the day fishing the ponds or try out the Blue Ribbon waters of the Gallatin River or many other world-class fly fishing destinations in the area, including the famed Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Other activities nearby include golf, tennis, horseback trips and world-class whitewater kayaking & rafting. One has a great opportunity to view some of the frequent visitors to this secluded area such as elk, moose, deer and bear as well as Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane and Red-tailed Hawk.

In the winter months one can bask in the serenity offered by this 'end of the road' mountain paradise; pass a day away skiing the private trail, or take advantage of all the assets offered by a short drive to Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky Ski Resort & Lone Mountain Ranch. In addition, Yellowstone National Park with all it magic and myth and majesty is less than an hour drive south on the picturesque highway 191. Finish off your day, no matter what the adventure, soaking in the hot tub while the alpenglow warms the forever mountain views out your window.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bunk Area: 3 twin/ single

    Loft accessed by a steep metal pull-down staircase ...moreless

  • Pack and play available. Each bedroom has a small custom-built window seat bed with side rail for children about age 2-5. Railing can be removed for a window seat. Custom built cabinets in recycled wood...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games, books, some toys...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    iPod Docking Station...moreless

  • Television:

    one television that swivels to be viewed in family room or dining room...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    one car garage with opener. Plenty of driveway parking. 4 wheel drive necessary for roads...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Limited cell phone service; landline available for use, there is wi-fi...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Private 7 KM groomed trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub runs all year long. Right outside the sliding glass door...moreless

 

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$350

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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

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Upon approval, contract will be sent to renter. We accept cashier check or bank check only. We are unable to accept credit card at this time


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Location

Private groomed cross-country ski trail, private trout ponds, private access to Gallatin National Forest.

 

Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is an end of the road property when one desires to get away from it all while still being a stones throw to The Biggest Skiing in America and Yellowstone National Park.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • Welcome. Thanks for stopping by for a tour.

    Welcome. Thanks for stopping by for a tour.

  • Gourmet kitchen with wood slab bar counter and granite countertops.

    Gourmet kitchen with wood slab bar counter and granite countertops.

  • Master Bedroom: Queen bed with built-in custom recycled wood window-seat/daybed.

    Master Bedroom: Queen bed with built-in custom recycled wood window-seat/daybed.

  • Dining Room:Seats 6 comfortably with 2 additional at the wood-slab counter top.

    Dining Room:Seats 6 comfortably with 2 additional at the wood-slab counter top.

  • Warming hut along cross-country ski trail overlooking the Spanish Peaks.

    Warming hut along cross-country ski trail overlooking the Spanish Peaks.

  • Skiing the private cross-country trail with the Spanish Peaks in the background!

    Skiing the private cross-country trail with the Spanish Peaks in the background!

  • View on a summer afternoon.

    View on a summer afternoon.

  • Afternoon summer thunderstorm out your window.

    Afternoon summer thunderstorm out your window.

  • The wonders of nature.  A winter wonderland.

    The wonders of nature. A winter wonderland.

  • Skate or classic.  A perfect afternoon family activity.

    Skate or classic. A perfect afternoon family activity.

  • Enjoy the swimming dock on one of three private trout ponds!

    Enjoy the swimming dock on one of three private trout ponds!

  • Small loft with baseboard heat and 4 twin mattresses.

    Small loft with baseboard heat and 4 twin mattresses.

  • Moon over paradise!

    Moon over paradise!

  • Wood burning high efficiency fireplace to warm your body and soul.

    Wood burning high efficiency fireplace to warm your body and soul.

  • Guest Bedroom: Queen bed & built in custom recycled wood window-seat/daybed.

    Guest Bedroom: Queen bed & built in custom recycled wood window-seat/daybed.

  • Deck off the Master Bedroom overlooks Beaver Creek & the Gallatin Range.

    Deck off the Master Bedroom overlooks Beaver Creek & the Gallatin Range.

  • Relax with a glass of wine overlooking rising trout.

    Relax with a glass of wine overlooking rising trout.

  • Enjoy an occasional visitor

    Enjoy an occasional visitor

  • Old Faithful in autumn.  Our gateway to Yellowstone National Park!

    Old Faithful in autumn. Our gateway to Yellowstone National Park!

  • Hiking the Headwaters, Lone Peak beyond (The Biggest Skiing in America!)

    Hiking the Headwaters, Lone Peak beyond (The Biggest Skiing in America!)

  • View from the private Wilderness Trail, groomed for cross-country skiing.

    View from the private Wilderness Trail, groomed for cross-country skiing.

  • The Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone.

    The Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone.

  • The wildflowers in spring will amaze!

    The wildflowers in spring will amaze!

  • Access to the lofted space via pull down ladder.

    Access to the lofted space via pull down ladder.

VRBO #204031

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 11/16/2014
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