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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lovely 2,160 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom coach home chalet features all the desirable vacation conveniences including high speed internet access and a Bonus Room/ Loft which provides an additional gathering place as well as a queen sleep sofa for additional flexibility. Note: Most residences available for rent in Firelight Meadows do not have this Bonus Room Loft. This residence is exactly an 8 minute drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.

In 2014, Michele and I purchased a second and third residence in Firelight Meadows which are laid out EXACTLY like this one but one is decorated in a colorful Cabin Chic style and the other in a Modern Western motif. Please see VRBO #582804 and VRBO #608472. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community as this residence. Both of these new residences were built in the last phase of development and they have a bit more oak trim, a rocked fireplace, and look up-mountain with afternoon sun; otherwise identical to this listing! Checkout all three calendars and bring some extended family or friends!

Please note that in March 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 240962 Description:
2016 Update: Finally Finished with the help of our interior decorator, Jodee March who owns the gift shop, Horse of a Different Color in Big Sky. In keeping with our partnership commitment to the families who rent with us, we are pleased to announce that Michele and I have recently concluded making some additional updates to this residence: All new mattresses and bedding, updated artwork, new dining table and chairs, and new furniture in the downstairs living areas and bedroom.

2015 Update: We are pleased to announce that this residence has been recently refurbished with new wood flooring throughout both floors of the residence. We are also adding new furnishings in the living room as well as a few more surprise accents around the fireplace and at other points on the main level similar to our VRBO 608472.

Update Fall 2014: Michele and I replaced all window treatments in the residence and they look fantastic! Also there is a large new, Organic-focused grocery store in the meadow which opened in November of 2014. The name of the grocery is Roxy's! Enjoy.

UPDATE FALL 2013: New 50' Flat Panel HDTV. New Hot Tub! New Tile throughout the entire residence (entry, laundry, kitchen and all bathrooms). Completely re-painted. New theme oriented light fixtures throughout. New black kitchen appliances (fridge, dishwasher, range, microwave).

Upstairs, the large loft with pull-out couch provides a quiet place to read, relax, write, or simply gaze out the window to contemplate a beautiful up-mountain view. The Master Suite has a queen log bed, TV/DVD, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen log bed and a full/single log bunk bed, TV/DVD, spectacular down mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen log bed, library, spectacular down 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 four barstools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a third TV/DVD. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and spectacular down mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage, and a worktable for tuning ski equipment. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2013.

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 prescheduled 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.

A little 2012 BIG SKY update: 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 brought into 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) 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 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 a newly developed concrete skateboard park that is as awesome as any park one would find in a major metropolitan area. My oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skateparks.

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.


Keywords: Coach Home Chalet

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2160 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yes, age 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Thank you but for all of our guests comfort we do NOT permit pets in our residence....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is a 7 inch concrete lip to navigate on the front stoop and then a threshold into our residence. With a full bathroom and bedroom on the first floor our residence becomes VERY wheelchair friendly but it cannot be listed as fully accessible as there are no rails in the baths, no railings on the stoop or the back deck so accidents are possible therefore our residence is NOT handicap approved....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Walk-in closet, twin sinks, step-in shower...moreless

  • Lower level bedroom: 1 queen

    Beautiful and on the main level. Tub/shower combo...moreless

  • Upstairs Bunk room : 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Upstairs/Queen and Twin/Single Bunk beds, private Bath...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Two reading chairs, sofa, 50' HDTV...moreless

  • Two Bedrooms upstairs: The Master Suite has one queen 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 livingroom. All three bedrooms have attached private bathrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Master has a large step-in shower and double sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs Bunk Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs Guest Suite has combo tub/shower...moreless

  • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Can be locked off from lower level public space for privacy....moreless

  • Linoleum is gone. Brand new tile floors in ALL bathrooms 9/2013! New theme lighting in all bathrooms! Lighted makeup mirror in the Master bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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 early 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!!!!!!! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Odd assortment of books, Log Home Living magazines, survival manuals, and Yellowstone reference items...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Modest system for radio and CD play. Beware...this is a fairly bad system. Will likely update soon but don't count on this....moreless

  • Television:

    (3) Three televisions and two DVD players Downstairs TV recently converted to 50' HD Flat with over 80 pre-stored, family friendly movies....moreless

  • Video Library:

    New DirecTV Satellite has about 89 prerecorded movies for all ages!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    It will take another decade to fully develop but 'the action' is located in Downtown Big Sky. Summer and winter community events, shops, theater, and many restaurants and bars. 1/2 mile....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are not on the Golf Course but the course is about 1.5 miles from our front door. There is a course in the meadow and a spectacular new course (9 holes completed) up in Moonlight Basin....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great Mountain Views right out the sliding doors, sitting at the dining table, the living room, or from the hot tub!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Moonlight Basin spa and base lodge is 9 minutes from our front door. Full Spa facilities. Open to the public....moreless

  • Rural:

    Magnificent Rural setting. Year round horseback riding. Take a horse and see what most visitors NEVER get to see, hear or feel. Become ONE with your rural setting! Ride in Porcupine National Forrest...moreless

  • Village:

    The growing village of Big Sky is about 1/2 mile from our front door. Concerts, hockey, skating, food, beverages, shopping, bon fire in the winter, farmer's market in summer, NEW Movie Theater....moreless

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
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    New theme chandelier hung in 2013. Cute!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is NO AC except that provided by Mother Nature. at 7,500 ft above sea level AC is deemed not to be necessary. If you MUST have AC, this will not be your place to stay. Never had a complaint....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    100 meg High Speed Internet Plug is available. If you want a long cable to work at the dining table please bring your own cable. 10 ft would be plenty....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private laundry area is part of our residence....moreless

  • Garage:

    Heated Garage plus one space in the driveway. Waxing table is available in the garage. Must your own waxing equipment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    Standard High Speed Wireless Throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Super comfortable reading chair and two couches. The couches easily accommodate 5 people...moreless

  • Parking:

    One Car in garage and one spot in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There are other free spots throughout the development on a first come first served basis....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    By permit with advance notice....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private laundry area is part of our residence...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Encrypted Wireless Available....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood is included. Please read our highly detailed directions for building an awesome alpine fire. We provide wood stater....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    NO bikes come with our residence but Bikes of all types are available for rent about 2.0 miles from our residence....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Uncovered....about 6X12 feet....spectacuar down mountain view...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public Course in the meadow about one mile from our residence and two spectacular private courses in the area if you have proper connections....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cut grass surrounds the residence. Visible during summer months....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill on the deck....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Big Sky is THE best kept secret in the West. At Christmas or Spring Break there will be a short line at opening and then once people disperse there are virtually NEVER lines longer than 5 minutes....moreless

  • Tennis:

    New Big Sky Rec Area: Tennis, baseball, soccer, AWESOME skate park, climbing wall, picnic area...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private, outdoor on the deck. Professionally maintained. Brand new September 2013....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Summer Fall 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,850
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$240
$1,680 $7,200
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$220
$1,540 $6,600
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Hot Tub Clean and Fill $60
  • One-time Cleaning Fee $210
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman (BZN)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Around the corner right in the Meadow
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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 new 48' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Firelight Meadows (Big Sky, MT, USA):
This coach home chalet was a 'test' purchase to see if our family could really fall in love with the area: It passed the test! We've had such a great experience that several years ago we also bought 20 acres of raw land just south of Big Sky where we intend to build a second home. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
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.


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Photos

  • Kick off the boots and hang up the coats in the front entry.  Laundry visible.

    Kick off the boots and hang up the coats in the front entry. Laundry visible.

  • Gourmet kitchen with all utensils and tons of counter space!

    Gourmet kitchen with all utensils and tons of counter space!

  • New split wood dining table.  A modern Western look and feel throughout.

    New split wood dining table. A modern Western look and feel throughout.

  • View from livingroom back into dining and kitchen.

    View from livingroom back into dining and kitchen.

  • View below from the top of the stairs.

    View below from the top of the stairs.

  • Downstairs private bathroom.

    Downstairs private bathroom.

  • A new look for the upstairs bunk room! Private bath is attached.

    A new look for the upstairs bunk room! Private bath is attached.

  • Master Bedroom.

    Master Bedroom.

  • Patio view to the left in the direction of Town Center.

    Patio view to the left in the direction of Town Center.

  • Awesome Alpine Lake Rainbow caught & released in July 2015

    Awesome Alpine Lake Rainbow caught & released in July 2015

  • Spring and runoff fed, native alpine lake rainbow.

    Spring and runoff fed, native alpine lake rainbow.

  • A sweet native Cutthroat from the Gallatin. Another memory caught in Big Sky!

    A sweet native Cutthroat from the Gallatin. Another memory caught in Big Sky!

  • Beautiful High Capacity Washer and Dryer.

    Beautiful High Capacity Washer and Dryer.

  • Chat with the cook over a glass of wine!

    Chat with the cook over a glass of wine!

  • Kitchen through living room. A gathering space for the entire family!

    Kitchen through living room. A gathering space for the entire family!

  • Massive leather L-shaped couch with up mountain views through the sliding doors

    Massive leather L-shaped couch with up mountain views through the sliding doors

  • Downstairs bedroom with en-suite private bathroom.

    Downstairs bedroom with en-suite private bathroom.

  • Loft with Queen pullout, smart HDTV, beanbags. Few Firelight homes have lofts.

    Loft with Queen pullout, smart HDTV, beanbags. Few Firelight homes have lofts.

  • Brand New King bed in the Master!

    Brand New King bed in the Master!

  • Twin sinks in the Master bath.

    Twin sinks in the Master bath.

  • Patio view to the right, over the hot tub. Note: new hot tub 9/2013.

    Patio view to the right, over the hot tub. Note: new hot tub 9/2013.

  • Spectacular Cross Country skiing right out our back door!

    Spectacular Cross Country skiing right out our back door!

  • Family breakfast at The Coral Bar and restaurant! 9 minute drive door to door!

    Family breakfast at The Coral Bar and restaurant! 9 minute drive door to door!

  • A lifetime memory awaits you and your family! The smiles are worth the trip!

    A lifetime memory awaits you and your family! The smiles are worth the trip!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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