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

Big Sky, MT, USA
  • House4400 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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


Janet Acheatel

Member Since 2009
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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!


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Stunning views of Lone Mountain and Andesite Mountain from front and rear of home
        • Resort
          We belong to the private Moonlight Basin Club. Tenants have access to the many amenities of the Club, Lodge, and Jack Nicklaus private golf course - The Reserve.
        • Ski-In
          Groomed Ski trail runs immediately adjacent to the house
        • Ski-Out
          Groomed Ski trail runs immediately adjacent to the house


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens, blankets, comforters, etc. are provided.
                    • Broadband Access
                      Bring your own laptop, we furnish a printer-copier-fax machine.
                    • Fireplace
                      Fireplace in the living room and a Cowboy Cauldron firepit outside on the back patio.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Access to the fitness center at Moonlight Basin Lodge (a daily use fee per person applies)
                    • Garage
                      The home has a large, attached 2-car garage. Folding ping pong table in garage.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Extremely comfortable radiant floor heating - you're going to love it!
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Large Maytag dryer
                    • Living Room
                      This home has a large open living area as well as a separate recreation room.
                    • Parking
                      2-car garage and additional parking on property.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Our large driveway will accommodate any size motor home.
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls available on landline; very good cell reception.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels are provided including spa towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large Maytag front-loading washer and dryer including detergent, softeners, bleach, etc.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Bring your laptop. Use of our wireless Internet is included in the rental charges.


                        • Kitchen
                          Lots of amenities for the gourmet chefs in your group including an island counter with vegetable sink. Lots of spices, Dish soap, paper towels, trash bags or food wrap products are provided.
                        • Catering Available
                          There are several wonderful chefs in Big Sky who will prepare your meals for you at the home. Ask owner for referrals.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          It's all there - from pots and pans, dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils as well as many small appliances - rice cooker, mix master, coffee grinder, large crock pot, blender, food processor, & more.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your entire group.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher soap is under the sink with extra in the laundry room.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          There are two drip coffee pots and a large Keurig machine as well as a coffee grinder.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Viking stove/oven with warming shelf and griddle
                        • Pantry Items
                          Stocked with flour, sugar, spices, and oils.
                        • Refrigerator
                          A large refrigerator is located in the kitchen and another in the garage.
                        • Stove
                          Stove has a center built-in griddle.
                        • Toaster
                          There are two 4-slice toasters.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Seats 12 at the dining room table; 4-6 at the small dining area table; and 3 stools at the kitchen counter. There is also a high chair and a booster seat for young children.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 18 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  All 8 TVs are connected to Direct TV (satelite) with all channels subscribed.
                                • Books
                                  Small library of paperbacks; swap yours for something new
                                • Game Room
                                  Air hockey table and Wii in the rec room; ping pong table in the garage
                                • Games
                                  Many games for children. Air hockey table in the rec room, Horseshoe pits in the backyard in the summertime. Ping pong table in the garage. Lots of board games in the rec room.
                                • Music Library
                                  Direct TV has plenty of music channels.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • DVD Player
                                  (2) Blu-Ray/DVD players (living room and recreation room)
                                • Television
                                  (8) Flat screen HDTVs throughout the house including large HDTVs with BluRay DVD players in Living Room and Rec Room; Wii in Rec Room
                                • Toys
                                • Video Game Console
                                  The Nintendo Wii console and games will supply your family with many hours of enjoyment. Bring your own games and accessories to add to your fun.
                                • Video Games
                                  Bring your own video games and controllers for added fun and enjoyment on our Nintendo Wii.
                                • Video Library
                                  We've stock our video library with dozens of DVDs for adults, teens and children.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a large deck immediately accessed from the living room/dining room area and master bedroom. From the deck, there are magnificent views of Lone Mountain.
                                    • Golf
                                      As Signature Members of the private Moonlight Club, our tenants have access to the private golf course, The Reserve, at Moonlight Basin.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      On the private Ulery's Lake located a mile from the house. Paddle boards, fishing, ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, etc.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The property is 1.5 acres with many trees and wildflowers. During the summer months, the patio furniture has seating for 12. Recirculating stream into a landscaped pond.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outdoor propane gas BBQ griil
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin Resort are now combined to create the largest ski resort in the US. Parking and ski tickets at Moonlight are very convenient.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Our Moonlight Club members allows us to extend guest privileges to our tenants. Paddle boards, kayaks, mountain bikes, archery and skeet shooting are available - One fee for the entire extended fam.


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The Fishing and Bear Bedrooms and all living areas are wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs leading down to the Master, Music and Cowboy bedrooms.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Access to Moonlight Basin Lodge pool. Daily use fees may apply.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              A new 2017, 7-person Hot Springs hot tub is located just outside three of the bedrooms.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Access to the swimming pool at Moonlight Basin Lodge (a daily use fee per person applies)
                                            • Sauna
                                              A brand new 2017 - 6 person sauna has been added to the property. It is outside, nestled in the trees near the new Hot Springs hot tub.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      43 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Perfect place to stay in Big Sky

                                                                      Greg E.

                                                                      Amazing place with great skiing. Very convenient ski out, even for snowboarders and small children. Moonlight lodge is great.

                                                                      Beautiful mountain home

                                                                      Ramona S.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Wonderful Home in Big Sky

                                                                      Lary F.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Great place to stay. Spacious for a large group. Individual rooms with separate bathrooms.

                                                                      Joe D.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Home Sweet Home

                                                                      Heidi S.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Phenomenol Home - Love the Moonlight Membership perks

                                                                      Greg M.Valdosta, Ga

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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.


                                                                      Big Sky, MT, USA

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      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.

                                                                      43 Reviews
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