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Casa Big Sky - Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,230 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Recently purchased and newly fitted out - a partner property to CASA MOONLIGHT (VRBO Listing 374629) and CASA FARELLONES Ski Chalet in the Andes (VRBO Listing #95623)

Luxurious ski out rental home apartment and ski lodge in Big Sky. Full home comforts in a relaxed and spacious ski chalet set in the Rocky Mountains, just one hour drive from Bozeman, Montana.

Located on a warm southern facing slope on the lower slopes of the Big Sky ski area, with panoramic views on three sides, Casa Big Sky is three minutes on skis (on groomed ski trail passing right through our property) from the White Otter lift which accesses the Big Sky base area and the mountain beyond. You can ski back to just below Casa Big Sky (and walk the final 250 yards on the road) from both Big Sky and Moonlight basin ski areas - or take the Cascade lift and then approach the home directly from behind.

Skiing and boarding are the main winter activities. There is ample lift serviced terrain in the 2 resorts, but if you feel the need to venture further, various back country options are available.

Summer activities in Big Sky fall into two main categories. Those organised by the resort, including Lone Peak Expeditions, Adventure Zip-line Tours, Climbing Walls etc and those to be found in the greater South West Montana area including Fishing and Rafting on the Gallatin, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golf and of course all that Yellowstone Park ( nearest boundary - half an hour away) and West Yellowstone (just over an hour away) have to offer.

Casa Big Sky is a recently built two story private chalet with total built area of approximately 4,000 square feet set in the Cascade subdivision of the Mountain Village of Big Sky , commanding panoramic and unobstructed views of Lone Peak and the Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Area.

The owners, who divide their time between Chile, Thailand and Montana, use the upper floor primarily during the ski season. The lower floor, which can be closed off from the main house as a self contained apartment, is available for rent at most times of the year.

Getting around the mountains (winter)

There are two primary ski areas in the immediate vicinity of Casa Big Sky (Big Sky and Moonlight Basin - now combined into one super resort - the largest in the USA). Connected to Big Sky, there is also a third ski resort, the Yellowstone Club - but this is a private facility and access there is by invitation only.

Big Sky ski area - can be directly accessed from Casa Big Sky. Put your skis on at the front door, take a diagonal traverse across the garden, and pick up on the groomed trail that runs right through the property and will take you down to the Cascade and While Otter ski lifts (about 3 minutes on skis). You can ride this lift in the morning without a ticket if you tell the lifty that you are heading to the ticket office at Big Sky. White Otter takes you across the back of the resort area and drops you just above the Big Sky base area - where the main lifts such as Swift Bear, Ram Charger and Explorer take you up to the Lone Peak and Andesite ski areas.

The other lift close by the house, Cascade is really only a real estate access lift - that you may chose to use when you return to Casa Big Sky, if you want to avoid the three minute walk on the more direct access.

You can return directly to Casa Big Sky from the top of Swift Bear, anywhere on Lone Peak or Challenger - or if you have crossed over to Moonlight, from the top of Six Shooter or Iron Horse.

There are several options on the route home, the two quickest end up at the Rising Bull Trail down to Rising Bull, which you will reach about 250 meters from Casa Big Sky. From there you will have to leave the groomed trail and walk (some do it with skis) the short distance up to the house.

A longer route which involves taking one more lift (Cascade) allows you to approach the home from behind on the ski trail that leads right though our property without the need to walk.

You will find detailed descriptions of these routes in the house - and I would encourage you to discuss the options directly with me when you are here.

If you are a complete ski novice, or are at a very low level of fitness, you might find the relatively gently ski trails (not ski pistes) that access Casa Big Sky more than you are comfortable with. If this proves the case, I recommend taking a three minute drive to the Moonlight Lodge or the deserted Pony Express lift car park (ten steps from car to lift) and starting your day there. You then have the added bonus of taking in some Après Ski in the excellent Moonlight Lodge.

Moonlight Basin - interconnects with Big Sky - and can also be accessed by a three minute drive - either up to the main Moonlight Lodge (a really good place for lunch or Après Ski) or from the Madison Lodge (there is a much larger parking area here) - just over the shoulder of the mountain.

Description of the Lower Apartment See Floor plans

- Large Master bedroom with King bed

- Second Sleeping area - off the living room - with a Twin over Queen bunk bed

- Two large bathrooms

- Large living room with dining area and open plan kitchen

- Large garden / terrace facing South and West

- Open air heated Hot Tub and BBQ in Garden

- Central heating with individual room thermostat controls

- Gas (faux Log) burning fireplace

- All double glazed storm windows

- Parking in garage for 1 car

Total internal floor area 1,230 Sq. Ft (incl 280 Sq.ft.Garage)

Suggested occupancy 4 persons, maximum 5 persons.

Optionally available (at extra cost) as part of the Lower apartment during the Summer months (when the owner not in residence)

Upper level living dining area and kitchen with two additional bedrooms (but not owners private bedroom suite)

With the additional bedrooms, the maximum suggested occupancy increases to 8 persons.

Keywords: ski in/out, directly on groomed ski trail, free wireless internet, two acre lot, very private.

More Details

Owner
William Casa Big SKy
Member since: 2006
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About William Casa Big SKy

My wife (Thai) and I (British) are semi retired and now divide our time between homes in Phuket, Thailand (our previous home/business base) and now, chasing the snow, in Big Sky Montana and Farellones, Chile.

William Casa Big SKy purchased this chalet in 2009

Why William Casa Big SKy chose Big Sky Resort

Quite simply Big Sky is the best, largest and least crowded lift serviced skiing in north America. We had been visiting (and renting) for extended stays for 5 years - and then in late 2009 found prices had become affordable, so purchased. The house is primarily for my wife and I, but when we do not have friends and family visiting, or when we are not in residence, we like to defray operation costs by renting the spaces we are not using.

What makes this chalet unique

The space and the peace and quiet. Free roaming wildlife - foxes, elk, moose and the occasional bear are our closest neighbors. Yet all this is within ski access (or 3 minutes drive) of two significant resorts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I posted the review below for Casa Big Sky. I got a message stating they needed to confirm my email address - just let me know if you need any further information.



I just wanted to thank you again so very much for making our trip to Big Sky a wonderful experience we truly appreciate your hospitality and flexibility with our late checkout.



We look forward to staying with you again.

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Wonderful Experience at Casa Big Sky



Our experience at Casa Big Sky was fantastic. William is a wonderful host and made our trip to Big Sky very enjoyable. The home is located conveniently between the Big Sky and Moonlight ski resorts. The apartment is very well equipped with cooking utensils, spices and other kitchen supplies. The beds were very comfortable with nice soft linens. We really enjoyed the use of the private hot tub after a long day of skiing. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Big Sky it was a wonderful experience for our group of three ski enthusiasts.

Thanks,

Nicole
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Big Sky Resort Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) custom built oversize Twin over Queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

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Casa Big Sky - Two Bed Apt in Large Private Home on Groomed Ski Trail
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 53 reviews
5

Soooo beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing!! Stunning views!!! William was an excellent host!!! Answered any questions I had about the area, things to do, etc. He was very helpful!! We had the best time in Big Sky !!! Thanks for sharing your cabin William!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ashley. So good to know the trip was a success for you.
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5

Lovely Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed at Casa Big Sky for 5 perfect nights! Lovely appointed apartment with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The unit is perfectly situated near the resort and would be convenient for skiers. Hiking and fly fishing were nearby, as well. Having stayed at Casa Big Sky during the summer, it was quiet with beautiful views of Lone Peak from the front porch where you can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. The beds were very comfortable with cozy bedding. Plenty of bath towels are provided. There is a combo washer/dryer for your use, but keep in mind that it runs a longer cycle, so plan ahead or don't use the drying function. There is a drying rack in the closet. I only mention it because this type of machine is not common. That said, it is perfectly manageable! Both the owner and his property manager were very responsive to any/all questions and extremely pleasant to interact. Please note that this apartment is very comfortable for 4 adults only. I would definitely stay at Casa Big Sky again and would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home for a couple or small family in a wonderfully quiet rural location

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this home in Big Sky. Great location on the outskirts of town- nice and quiet. The hot tub was wonderful in the evenings. About 1 hr from Yellowstone so that was nice. Would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful stay we had at Casa Big Sky!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family NP getaway! We were in driving distance to so many wonderful experiences: Yellowstone, Virginia City, Bozeman and of course Big Sky! We could not have wished for a more fantastic place to stay; it definitely exceeded our expectations! The cabin was lovely! The views were incredible! The people, so nice! Staying in Big Sky was a pleasant surprise and we would definitely visit this area again and stay at Casa Big Sky! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

perfect vacation spot

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Bozeman
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Restaurants at Moonlight Lodge and Big Sky base
Nearest Ski
15 Metres
The Ski Trail to White Otter lift runs through
Nearest Point of Interest
White Otter Ski lift base
Nearest Point of Interest
Cascade Ski lift base
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Sky Mountain Resort base area
Nearest Point of Interest
Moonlight Resort Base area
Car: recommended

Zipline Tours, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding, Sleigh Ride Dinners, Yellowstone snow tours

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185

Minimum let is generally 5 days (and 9 days during Holiday Season).
Shorter lets will be considered if they are a good fit with existing bookings.
If availability still exists weekends can be booked from the Tuesday preceding the weekend. Weekend rates are calculated at a 50% surcharge over the daily rate.
Lets of over 30 days subject to 15% discount (on the daily rate)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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