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Luxury 5+BR Home - Exclusive Moonlight Club - Ski in/out

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House 5 Bedrooms + Rec./Bunkroom, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This unique home has a groomed ski-in/ski-out trail that runs along the side of this spacious and comfortable home.

As Signature Members of the private Moonlight Club & Lodge, including the Jack Nicklaus Signature Reserve Golf Course and Ulery's Lake, we are excited to offer our tenants access to Moonlight Club – see Activities Section below. Use of the Club is optional but a great value for guests wishing to enjoy the benefits of a private club experience. A single resort fee for the week that covers a whole family (from grandparents down to grandchildren) will allow you to access all that the Moonlight Basin Private Club, Lodge (no longer open to the public) and Ulery's Lake has to offer. With the resort fee (currently $100 per day per family), you have access to Moonlight Lodge (located 1 mile from the house), including parking and use of our private ski locker (holds 5 sets of skis, boots and accessories). In the Lodge, you can secure a one-ride pass, per person, up the Iron Horse Chairlift from which you can access both Big Sky and Moonlight ski areas. (Actual lift tickets can be purchased from either of these locations but we recommend purchasing tickets online for the best rates.) Ski back to the Lodge, have lunch, leave all of your equipment in the private ski locker, enjoy a swim in the outdoor year-round heated pool and spa, gym, cocktails, après ski and/or dinner.

You and the entire family may also enjoy all of the winter or summer activities (see below) at the private Ulery's Lake. Equipment rentals for summer and winter activities at the Lake are available.

The resort fee will allows you and the entire family to access the private Jack Nicklaus Signature Reserve Golf Course (green fees are not included.)

As is customary the rates and rules are subject to change at the discretion of Club management but are currently $100 per day per family. The fee is not charged for check-in and check-out days.

There are panoramic views of Lone Peak from throughout the house. You are welcomed by a large inviting entryway leading into an open floor plan that includes the spacious kitchen, dining, breakfast nook and living room. Unique architectural details abound including the circular loft with sitting area for card playing, puzzle making or other games. The curved stone wood-burning fireplace serves as the focal point in the living room.

Sitting on a gentle sloping 1.5-acre property in the exclusive Cascade Highlands, this sprawling 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 4400+ square foot home offers one-level living, with large windows in every room, a Cowboy Cauldron tripod fire pit on the back patio, a pond and recirculating stream (summertime) in the backyard, a large back patio with awesome mountain views, and horseshoe pits.

A new 2017 Hot Springs 7-person hot tub and a new six-person outdoor sauna installed in 2017 will delight our guests providing incredible relaxation and rejuvenation after a day on the slopes, or hiking or fishing or water rafting.

This exclusive retreat also has a large recreation/bunkroom, with a private bath, which can also function as a sixth bedroom, and is perfect for families with children. This large, kid-haven room (air hockey table) with 2 bunk beds and a dedicated full bath also has a large flat screen HDTV/Blu-ray DVD, Wii area and lots of games. The two-car garage also houses a quality ping pong table for everyone's enjoyment.

We have outfitted this beautiful home entirely with furnishings in an elegant, yet comfortable style including rustic bedroom sets, 8 flat-screen TVs, and a rustic wood dining table that seats 12 plus 4 more at a breakfast nook table and 3 at the kitchen bar. You will also love our spacious gourmet kitchen that is fully stocked and equipped with stainless steel appliances for the chefs in your group

We have furnished our mountain home for fun and comfort. Two of the bedrooms are appointed with the innovative Sleep Number, top-of-the-line, king mattresses to ensure the finest quality sleep and comfort.

Our quoted rates are for up to 12 people and do not include the optional resort fee. Add $25 per night for each additional guest. Posted rates assume a Saturday check-in. Weekly rentals only during high seasons (Saturday check in).

The location of this lovely home is your ideal vacation spot for both winter and summer activities. You can ski out right from our backdoor on a groomed trail to the White Otter Lift. A groomed trail brings you back to a late-afternoon in the spa, sauna and house. The Gallatin River, world-class fly-fishing and the private Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole golf course are just minutes away. The amazing Yellowstone National Park is only an hour and a quarter drive from our home!

Big Sky is home to many exciting activities in both the winter and the summertime. A sample of these not-to-miss activities include (* = available only with the private Moonlight Club access fee):

- Access all downhill Skiing and Snowboarding (from the house, ski resort or Lodge*)

- Full workout gym (Private Lodge*)

- Private Dining and Bar (Private Lodge*)

- Year-round swimming pool/spa – (Private Lodge*)

- Private ski locker – (Private Lodge*)

- XC Skiing (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Snowshoeing (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Tubing (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Ice Skating (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Skeet shooting (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Horseback Riding (Private Ulery’s Lake*)

- Small pond in backyard of the property

- Dog Sledding

- Dinner Sleigh Rides

- Movie Theater

- Diverse Restaurant Selection

- World Class Fly-Fishing

- White Water Rafting

- Rodeo

- Zip lining

- Ropes Courses

- Hiking

- Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

- Farmers Market

- Guided Day Trips of Yellowstone National Park

- Mountain Biking

- Laser Tag

- Paint Balling

More Details

Janet Acheatel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Janet Acheatel

We love Montana and Big Sky provides us with everything we want in outdoor activities.

Janet Acheatel purchased this house in 2013

Why Janet Acheatel chose Big Sky

We have been vacationing in Big Sky for the past fifteen years. Since we love the beauty and abundance of wildlife and activities, both winter and summer, we decided to establish a second home for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. We know you will enjoy vacationing in our home!

What makes this house unique

Sharing vacations with family and friends has provided us with many incredible adventures and experiences but just spending time with each other is what has brought us the most enjoyment. There's nothing quite as special as spending dedicated time with those you love most. Our home offers you year-round, endless hours of fun and activities to entertain you and your guests and, most important, the gift of memories for a lifetime!


Big Sky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Rec/Bunkroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bear Bedroom/Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bath is located in the hallway near the Bear Bedroom.
    Fishing Bedroom's Bathroom - toilet , shower , This ensuite bath has double sinks and a walk-in shower.
    Music & Cowboy Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is located between the Music and Cowboy bedrooms.
  • Bathrooms are supplied with towels, shampoo and conditioner, liquid body and hand soaps, hair dryers, and body lotion. Extra toilet paper, kleenex and bathroom supplies are stocked in the laundry room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Recreation/Bunkroom (6th bedroom) - 2 bunk bed , Game room w/ bunk beds for the kids; TV; bath with shower
    The Fishing Room - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath; TV, access to outside thru sliding door
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Office area; TV; large private bathroom
    The Cowboy Bedroom - 1 king , TV, bath just outside the room
    The Bear Bedroom - 1 king , Direct access to outdoor spa; TV, bath in hallway
    The Music Bedroom - 1 king , Awesome views of Lone Mtn, TV, bath just outside room
  • Two of the bedrooms are furnished with adjustable Select Comfort 'Sleep Number' king-size beds. The remaining three bedrooms all have kings beds. There are 2 bunk beds which convert into a full-sized bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top. A folding pack-and-play crib provides a flexible sleeping space for babies and infants. Two air mattress are available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
As Signature Members of this private club, the owners of this property are excited to extend, for a family fee paid to the Club, guest privileges* to our tenants including: • Access to Moonlight Lodge amenities • Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool • Fitness Center • Spa • Valet parking • No-hassle lift ticket purchase • Private, stocked fishing lake • Ice skating on private lake • Winter sledding and tubing • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing • Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Signature Golf Course - unforgettable mountain setting • Many member-only summertime activities: 3-D archery course, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, skeet shooting, mountain biking, organized children's activities and camps, and more *Additional daily per-person and rental of equipment charges may apply depending upon the activity.


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Luxury 5+BR Home - Exclusive Moonlight Club - Ski in/out
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Alexandria, VA

Fantastic property for skiing with large group at Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Highly Recommend. We were 5 couples for 1 week and 9 adult family members the 2nd week

What was great about this house?

1. Skiing from this house is fabulous. See more below about skiing out (very good), skiing in (possible but not so good), and skiing in and/or out from moonlight club (excellent). Great ski and boot storage in rec room, 3 steps from ski in ski out trail.

2. Kitchen was great. One of best ever we have had in a rental. We cooked in on 11 nights. Kitchen is very large and allows 5/6 people to be working at the same time. Nice bar for 3 more people. Very well equipped-- cooking equipment, spices and much more. 2 refrigs.

3. Great hot tub. Used it everyday. Many times we had 6/7 people.

4. Wonderful bedrooms. All 5 had king sized beds! Large windows with views. Plus rec room had 4 more beds including 2 doubles. Bedrooms very private. House a on one floor-- no noise disturbed early sleepers/ late risers. Only 2 have en suite bathrooms, one has bath down the hall, & 2 share a bath. 5th bath in rec room.

5. Wonderful 10 person dining room table.

6. Excellent wifi.

7. Good fireplace once you learn how to use it.

8. Great views of Lone Mountain and snow forest.

9. Homeowner, Janet, was extremely responsive to all of our requests.

10. Access to Moonlight Basin Club is an unbelievable benefit. 3 minutes away from the house. Great member parking 50 feet from club. Best place ever to buy lift tickets. Large locker comes with the house. Great for lunch & after skiing drinks.

11. Radiant heated floors--kept us toasty

More on ski out/ski in. Options below. We did them all with experienced skiers.

1. Ski out is extremely easy. Ski trail is 3 steps out back door of rec room. 2 to 3 minutes to White Otter lift (4 to 5 minutes lift ride) which takes you above mountain village. From there you ski 2 to 3 minutes to main base area. Make sure to take quick right off trail to avoid slow explorer lift.

Caution: be careful when you cross the residential road(s)on way to & from slopes. One day trail was partially blocked by snow by plow. Another day snow plow cleared road to bare surface

2. Ski in is possible --not easy. Worse on powder days with soft snow.

3. Drop car at Moonlight Club and ski out and ski back to Moonlight

4. Ski out and have driver pick you up at Moonlight Club or Mountain Base

5. Drive to Moonlight. Ski out and Ski in and leave skis overnight in locker

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John - Thank you for the incredibly detailed review. We will look forward to having you again in 2018 for another very special two weeks. When you return in January, you will see that we have several additions for your group to enjoy, including a 6-person outdoor sauna, a large cowboy cauldron fire pit and a brand new Hot Spring spa.
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Beautiful mountain home

  • 5 of 5

The house is adorned with gorgeous antique furniture, a modern gourmet kitchen, and plenty of space to stretch out and relax. Our group had three adult couples. The house could have accommodated at least two more couples and a gang of kids. The owners left very detailed instructions on how to use everything in the house. It's a very cozy, spacious, comfortable home. All bedrooms have king size beds and great mattresses. The home was exceptionally clean when we arrived. Checking in was a breeze. The owners are extremely helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend this home for your next vacation.

It is worth noting, skiing back to the house from the mountain may be difficult for novice skiers or children.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home in Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family (college age to nearing retirement) had a marvelous summer week together in this little piece of paradise in the Big Sky area. The owners were very responsive to questions and helped us plan our schedule to make the most of our time. Their suggestions on restaurants, activities, shopping, and even a photographer for a family portrait were all spot on. We made two day trips to Yellowstone, did fly fishing and rafting outings on the Gallatin River, hiked many nearby trails, had wonderful meals at the Gallatin Riverhouse and Buck T's, and had lots of other fun. The house itself is very well equipped and everything is clearly labeled--the most organized place we've ever rented. The property is beautiful and restful; the view of Lone Peak from the back patio is nearly worth the rental in and of itself. We arranged some of our activities through the Moonlight Club and were pleased with their service; if we were doing it again, we would start the planning on those activities sooner to get the maximum benefit from the club. We have already recommended the property to friends if they are looking for a Montana getaway and hope to be able to return ourselves in the future. This is truly a gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Spacious for a large group. Individual rooms with separate bathrooms.

  • 5 of 5

A must place to stay with a large group. Very well equipped. They even had firewood for the outdoor fire cauldron! Close to Big Sky Resort and Big Sky Town Center.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

This rental will quickly feel like your home away from home. We were a group of 12 that included three generations. We created some awesome memories.

Coming from a Type A personality, I was impressed at how organized and clean this home was. Kitchen cupboards were clearly labeled as were the bedroom dressers. We didn't need to look long for anything.

Also impressive was how stocked this place was. We have never been to a place that had these many small appliances, kitchen gadgets, and cooking tools. Also, the available spices came in very handy.

There were plenty of towels and basic supplies in each bathroom and a separate set of towels for the hot tub. The hot tub itself worked great and provided amazing views.

We took advantage of everything this place had to offer. While we heard of Big Sky's great restaurants, we didn't venture out after a great day on the slopes. The massive dining table and BBQ were all we needed.

The only caveat to this amazing place is that while it is a true ski out (seriously the cutest trail to get to the lift), the ski in route is a difficult task. The drive from the house to the main ski base though is only five minutes. And truthfully, that short drive was a welcomed treat after a long day.

If you take a short stroll to the end of the road, there's an amazing view of the town below, which is exceptionally beautiful at night. I can only imagine how incredible this place would be during the rest of the year. We were fortunate though to take in the splendour of the mountains during the winter... There is literally nothing blocking your view.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi for the review. We use our home often and usually with our own very large family (3 married children with 9 grandchildren). Therefore we stock the house with everything that we would like to have ourselves. It gives us a great deal of pleasure to be able to share this wonderful home with other nice families such as yours.
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Phenomenol Home - Love the Moonlight Membership perks

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a fantastic week in Swift Bear Retreat and this is truly a fantastic home. The layout suited our five couple group very well and we had room left over if we want to bring kids in the future. The kitchen is perfect for group gathering and well stocked for cooking. The ski in/ski out is a bit cumbersome, especially if there is a little bit of warm weather and the snow melts off the streets. However, the big perk is the owner's membership to the Moonlight Basin Club includes their rental guests. We drove to the private parking lot a mile away and left our equipment in the locker each night. Very easy this way.

Overall, the house is five star all the way. Just take the owner's advice and use the Moonlight Basin Lodge as your starting and stopping point and skip the ski-in/out issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your group enjoyed the house so much. Our very large family enjoys all the space and extras as well. The ski-in can be a bit of a concern, especially towards the end of the season as the weather warms. Ski out, however is very easy as we have the ski groomer make a special very short "spur" from the main trail directly to our house. We are also gratified that you found the unique membership to Moonlight Basin Lodge and our ski locker to be so efficient and special.
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Big Sky Resort Ski Area
Lone Peak Cinema
"Great little movie theater that serves cocktails!"
Lone Mountain Ranch
"Visit the cool western bar."
Moonlight Basin Ski Resort
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bozeman (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tavern - Moonlight Lodge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Reserve at Moonlight Basin
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 191
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tavern - Moonlight Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Big Sky Resort
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ullery's Lake
Car: recommended

There are many exciting activities available in the Big Sky area including dog sledding, archery, clay shooting, paddle boarding, kayaking, snow tubing, snowmobiling, white water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, and both downhill and cross-country skiing.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
House & Hot Tub Cleaning $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

35% of the base rent is due to reserve dates. The remaining rent, taxes, cleaning fees and damage deposit are due 45 days prior to check in. All rent paid is nonrefundable unless we are able to secure other tenants for your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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