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Location! Location! Powder River Chalet! Ski-in/Ski-out Cowboy Heaven Home!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury Cowboy Heaven Home on the slope- 3BR/4.5BA + large loft - Moonlight Club

* Moonlight Club Member (see details below)

* Location! Location! Location!

With only three Cowboy Heaven Mountain Homes located ON the Powder River Ski Run, this home, which is just above the Moonlight Lodge, is the PERFECT location for prime skiing in Big Sky! Just step outside your door and put your skis on to ski to the Iron Horse lift ... and you choose ... Big Sky or Moonlight Basin. It is unbeatable!!! If the perfect ski-in/ski-out location is what you are looking for, do not look any further!

Enjoy the privacy of a luxury Cowboy Heaven Mountain Home and the best ski-in/ski-out in all of Big Sky & Moonlight Basin from this 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom + loft 'Powder River Chalet'. If you stay in this home, you will never want to stay anywhere else in Big Sky. You can ski from your door to all 5800 acres. It is impossible to ski it all!

This home sleeps 10 comfortably with many upgrades and breathtaking views of the Spanish Peaks and the Big Sky/Moonlight ski slopes. Come and enjoy the feel of seclusion as the trees engulf the home to provide the ultimate ski destination and privacy, with the best ski-in/ski-out access possible.

The first floor boasts a large stone, wood burning fireplace in the large living room, dining area for 8, kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, and half bath, as well as a 1 car garage with an access door directly off of the slopes. You can ski-in and have plenty of space in the 'ski equipment' racks in the HEATED garage for all of your ski equipment. There are also lots of hooks to hang ski coats and gear. No need to bring any of that inside the home.

There are 3 bedrooms + a huge private loft/4th bedroom, all with private bathrooms with heated floors. The master suite is on the lower level with a king bed, a gas fireplace, breathtaking views, and a large jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Bedroom 2 & 3 are also on the lower level. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and bedroom 3 has a double over a queen log bunk bed. The loft/bedroom 4 is on the upper level of the home. This bedroom/loft sleeps 4 and has 2 twin beds and 2 trundle beds. All three of the downstairs bedrooms have brand new flatscreen TV's with Satellite.

This home also has a Weber Gas grill and 8 person private outdoor hot tub on the large deck with plenty of seating. The front loading washer/dryer in the large laundry room are perfect for doing laundry or just quickly drying ski equipment, although with Big Sky's champagne powder, that is rarely necessary.

Come and enjoy the beauty of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin in style with the best ski-in/ski-out location possible. We have a wonderful property manager in Big Sky that will take care of all of your needs while you are there and help with all of your trip planning questions as well.

**We rent 26 ski-in/ski-out properties, all in Moonlight Basin, so if this property is not available, please contact us about our other properties.

MOONLIGHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP - This home is owned by a Moonlight Club member and offers access to the private Moonlight Club Member Only amenities, including the Moonlight Lodge. Access is completely optional and only applies if you choose to pay the fee and access the Club during your stay.

Amenities Access Fee: $100 per day for a family for the duration of your stay (arrival and departure day fees are waived)

**Moonlight Club membership in the WINTER (opens December 14, 2018) gives you access to:

Moonlight Lodge Heated Pool & Hot Tub

Fitness Center

Moonlight Tavern Restaurant and Bar

Moonlight Retail shop

Member Services to purchase lift tickets in the Moonlight Lodge

Outfitters at Ulery's Lake:

- Snow Tubing

- 6 miles of groomed Nordic Skiing trails

- S’Mores at the Ulery’s Lake Camp

- Snow Shoeing

- Ice Skating

- Pick up Hockey games

**Available for additional fees (contact Club for specific pricing):

Moonlight shuttle

Dog Sledding

Fat Tire Mountain Biking

**Moonlight Club membership in the SUMMER (June to Sept) gives you access to:

Moonlight Lodge Heated Pool & Hot Tub (9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Fitness Center (9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily)

Moonlight Tavern Restaurant and Bar (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon-Thu only)

Outfitters at Ulery's Lake (9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

- Canoeing

- Kayaking

- Paddleboarding

- Hiking

- Fishing Equipment (MT fishing license required)

**Available for additional fees (contact Club for specific pricing):

Alpine Tower Experience - coming July 2018


Sporting Clays

Yellowstone National Park Tours

Guided Hiking

Guided Fly Fishing

Guided Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Rentals

If access to Club amenities is desired, a family pays for the duration of their visit. If not arranged prior to arrival (you can call Moonlight Member services in advance at 406-995-7700), guests will visit Moonlight Club Member Services (located at the front desk of Moonlight Lodge) to check in, learn about what is available to them as a rental guest, and pay the amenity access fee for each day they are on property, fees waived for arrival and departure days. Please note, in addition to the standard rate, there is a service charge and resort tax.

** We manage this privately owned home. We do NOT manage the Moonlight Club or Club policies. The amenity options and pricing listed above can change at any time without notice.

* Please note, rental guests do NOT have access to the Member Only Lounge located in the Moonlight Lodge.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About The Owner

Moonlight Rentals / Saddle Ridge Rentals is Moonlight Basin’s only dedicated property management company! We live in Big Sky full time and we are a boutique, family owned property management business that adores Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and all of Yellowstone Country and sincerely believes that your vacation here should be your best ever. We love to ski, snowboard, hike, fish, and enjoy the amazing Montana sky and outdoor activities. We know Saddle Ridge, Cowboy Heaven, Moonlight Basin, and Big Sky extremely well, and we believe there is no better place to spend your winter or summer vacation.

We know the importance of finding the perfect lodging and will work with you personally to make your vacation to Big Sky, Moonlight Basin, and Yellowstone your best vacation ever. After all, a good day on the slopes begins with a good night's sleep and a great place to cook breakfast. We know that each day should also include a warm fireplace waiting for you at the end of the day, a hot tub to cure the weary muscles for the next day, and great mountain views for you and your family and friends to soak up and escape reality.

All of our properties are beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. We inspect them personally before each arrival. We provide everything from trip planning information to a turn key vacation rental that everyone dreams about. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to make your vacation in Big Sky your best vacation ever.

We personally own 2 Saddle Ridges and 2 Cowboy Heaven Cabins and we manage 26 total Moonlight properties.

** If this unit is not available or if you are searching for more than 1 unit, please contact us at Saddle Ridge Rentals or Moonlight Rentals or email us today.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Big Sky Resort

The owners were attracted to this home because of its unbeatable slope side location and views. There are many mountain homes at Moonlight Basin, but very few are on the Powder River ski run with such magnificent access to both Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. The home itself is beautifully decorated with lots of upgrades that make our family very comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Private Moonlight Club member - all guests have access to Moonlight Lodge bar and restaurant, heated pool, workout facility, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing for daily amenity fee/family, which is optional.


Big Sky Resort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath with heated floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom Suite 2 bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom Suite 3 Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft/Bedroom 4 Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bath on main floor
  • 4.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed in Master with private bath and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed in Bedroom Suite 2 with private bath and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Bedroom 3 with Double over Queen Bunk, private bath and TV
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , Loft Bedroom w/2 twin beds,2 twin trundle beds, private bath
  • 1 King Bed in Master Suite, 1 Queen Bed in Bedroom Suite 2, Queen Bed under Double Bed in Bedroom Suite 3 (sleeps 4), Loft/Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds and 2 twin trundle beds (sleeps 4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Location! Location! Powder River Chalet! Ski-in/Ski-out Cowboy Heaven Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Great Home for Skiing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Located just above Moonlight Basin lodge, this home is a great Ski in/out location at the end of the street. Well appointed through out the bed/bath layout is well done. Kitchen is setup very well, great views, good hot tub, ample space in all bedrooms and loft. Wood fireplace was rather nice and the oversized single garage holds a large SUV easily. Would highly recommend this to friends and we will return at some point. Note: If you miss the 4pm lift closure at Moonlight Basin....enjoy your uphill snow hike with skis about 80' (altitude) to get to the home. It's a good workout.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! So glad to hear that you had a great vacation. Yes, yes, don't miss that 4pm lift:). The location is really amazing! Please come back and stay with us again. Acra and Chris
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Great location with wonderful ski in/ski out access and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Our second year staying here was wonderful. We had everything we needed for a fantastic family ski getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us in Moonlight again! That is a great compliment. The location from the Powder River Chalet is unbeatable. Please come join us again! Acra and Chris
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The Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleasantly surprised when we got to house. Pictures are one thing but to see that the home was every bit as exceptional as represented was just perfect. The house was beautifully furnished, very clean, well stocked, and had gorgeous views off the back deck. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of towels were provided. It was a bonus to have the washer and dryer in the house. We enjoyed the hot tub many nights. We also used the grill quite a bit as we only ate dinner out twice during the time we were there. We spent most days touring Yellowstone and doing other activities that by dinner time we just wanted to go "home" to crash. Acra left a nice little welcoming package with some snacks and pamphlets for things to do. It was the perfect place to spend our vacation and we would rent this same home the next time we come back to Big Sky. A+++ : )

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the "A+++" rating, we appreciate you deciding to stay with us. We agree, this is the perfect home for a getaway! Please come join us again in Moonlight! Acra and Chris
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Elk Grove, CA

AWESOME Big Sky Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, exceptional service!

We worked directly with Moonlight Luxury Rentals and Acra Samuels, the owner/property manager. Acra was prompt, courteous, friendly, and provided a complete vacation experience.

The unit itself is a freestanding, well appointed mountain home just a few short walks to the slopes. When there's snow on the road, you can "ski in" from the run, but you have to walk about 150' (short and easy) to access the actual slope itself from the house.

The house was well stocked with every modern convenience, appliance, and even was "child proofed" if anyone wants to take toddlers or young children. There was even a stash of toys in the upstairs loft!

The price was very fair and reasonable in compared to all of the other units on Moonlight as well--I think we saved a few bucks renting direct from Acra!

We like this place so much, we already put our deposit down for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting from us and for reserving another week for next ski season. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back next year. Sincerely, Acra (Property Manager)
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A Great Family Experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for 4 nights, and had a blast. The ski-in/out was perfect for gaining access to Moonlight Basin, and was extremely convenient too. The house is furnished beautifully, while making us feel right at home. The hot tub is a major plus after a long day on the mountain, and the garage is even heated for your ski boots. Definitely a great experience, and we will definitely be renting it again when we return.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back again in the future.
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Family skiing

  • 5 of 5

We love the location and the home is well appointed

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting The Powder River Chalet from us again this year. We hope you will be back again next year.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Damage Protection Plan $49

13% applies to taxes/fees
50% due at the time of reservation and remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival date.
We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover & checks. Please let us know if you prefer to pay with credit card.
Damage Protection Plan covers up to $1500 in unintentional damages to the rental unit interior during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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