About the property
- Townhome2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 -11)
Recently refurbished Casa Yellowstone is a luxuriously appointed, large 3 bed - 3.5 bath, ski in - out, rental town house / ski lodge.
FREE INTERNET - (After complaints about both congestion and the cost of the the Saddle Ridge Wi Fi last winter - we installed our own dedicated ADSL Hi Speed connection system exclusively for Casa Yellowstone guests)
EASY PAYMENTS - through an arrangement with PAYPAL, we can offer up to 6 months interest free payments on your rental at Casa Yellowstone. E-mail us or check our website ( link after Owner Info below) for more details.
Full home comforts in a relaxed and spacious ski home set in the Rocky Mountains, just one hour drive from both Bozeman and West Yellowstone, Montana
Casa Yellowstone is on Saddle Ridge at 8,000 feet above sea level between two of the most spectacular ski resorts in the West: Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin.
No other alpine ski area in the U.S. offers what the interconnected slopes of Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin do - extraordinary SKI - IN, SKI - OUT opportunities, among the highest vertical drops for groomed skiing and off piste in the U.S. (including hike-to terrain), world-class recreation year-round, and superb amenities and services.
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.
Located on the warm southern facing elevated ridge that lies between the Moonlight and the Big Sky ski area, with panoramic views on all sides, Casa Yellowstone is just steps from the trails to the Iron Horse and Pony Express lifts which access both the Moonlight and the Big Ski base area and the mountains beyond. You can ski back to Casa Moonlight Three from both Big Sky and Moonlight basin ski areas.
Casa Yellowstone has a floor area of approximately 2,500 square feet, has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and sleeps 7 - 9 adults and was completely renovated and newly furnished in 2011. The principal accommodation includes
King bed and a large day cot in the huge the Master Suite.
Queen bed in the 2nd bedroom.
A queen bed and a twin over twin bunk in the loft bedroom
Queen sleeper sofa in the living room (for those extra guests)
6 Person hot tub (outside the Master bedroom)
3 TV's (Living Room; and two bedrooms) with Direct TV and Blue Ray DVD player
2 Decks; including one very large wrap around one for the barbeque!
Professionally managed and cleaned by Alpine Property Management
Custom designed and built furniture
Shuttles to Mountain Village restaurants
A short stroll away in the Moonlight Lodge:
° World class massages and facial treatments
° Jack Creek (previously Timbers) Restaurant and Bar (The best in Big Sky!)
Keywords: ski in/out, Iron Horse Lift, Moonlight Lodge, Timbers restaurant
William Casa Moonlight
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- english, thai
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 06, 2018
About William Casa Moonlight
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 Moonlight purchased this Townhome in 2011
Why William Casa Moonlight chose Saddle Ridge
Quite simply Big Sky is the best, largest and least crowded lift serviced skiing in North America. We had been visiting (and renting - mainly in Saddle Ridge) for extended stays for 5 years - and then in late 2009 found prices had become affordable, so purchased our first home in Big Sky. Then in 2011 with a little spare cash to invest decided Big Sky was still a great location for some further property investment.
What makes this Townhome unique
The space and the peace and quiet. Yet all this with true ski in ski-out access to both Big Sky and Moonlight - and just a short walk from the best restaurant (Timbers) and ski-club house (Moonlight Lodge) in the Big Sky area.
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We have rented from this owner before at Casa Moonlight 3 years ago and it was a wonderful experience. He was very helpful and any issues we had were handled immediately. We decided to stay at Casa Yellowstone as we needed a larger space, access to Moonlight lodge, and the Iron Horse lift, and a shuttle from Moonlight lodge to the Village. Unfortunately, the owner neglected to tell us that Moonlight lodge is now private as of Dec, 2017. We knew from our previous stay that we could get our lift tickets at that lodge which saved us precious time and hassle after traveling all day from the East Coast, getting groceries, rental skis, unpacking, etc. We walked up to eat dinner and get our lift tickets and were told that not only could we not get our lift tickets, nor a shuttle, but that we could not eat there unless we spent $50 per couple per day just to get in the door. Skyline bus is not an option either. One couple had plans to go to Yellowstone while one wanted to go to the Village. Had we known this ahead of time, we could have made arrangements/alternate plans for all of this. When we called the owner, he said that Moonlight Lodge is not part of the package and he did not owe it to us to inform us of the change to it being private. I think it was the least that he could do since it has always been mentioned that his units are "steps to Moonlight Lodge" This is only ski in if there is snow on the road, and then you have to pole it to get there if there is. Being able to eat lunch at Moonlight would have been easier on all of us. The ski out is extremely steep, not fun when it is a sheet of ice, and is great if you want to get to the Madison Base area. The sliding door to the hot tub does not lock. When we called, we were told that it hasn't locked in a long time and were told to put a stick in the door. 3 sliding doors, but only 2 sticks in the unit. The unit was dirty, oven was grease filled with something burnt to charcoal on the broiler pan. Tons of cabinet space but mostly empty. Not well-equipped. The out door grill was disgusting and caught fire each use, and the propane tank was empty.The icing on the cake was the rash that we all went home with from the contaminated hot tub, and yes,we followed the instructions that were provided for chlorine. Internet and cell phone is spotty at best. Beautiful views, but that's about it. Not worth the money.
Jim, I am really sorry that you were disappointed that the Moonlight Lodge (always a private facility - and nothing to do with me ) has recently changed its terms of service. I do agree that this is an unfortunate change of events for all persons staying at Saddle Ridge ( that will hopefully improve in future), but it is unfortunately entirely beyond my control - and has nothing to do with the property that you rented that you now seem to be making the scapegoat for your disappointment.
NOTE TO OTHER POTENTIAL RENTERS.
Conditions for Access to Moonlight Lodge are in flux .. so if Lodge access is important to you, I would recommend that you contact the Moonlight Lodge directly to check the current policy.
Our Hot tubs are emptied sanitized and refilled after every guest departure. If Jim's rash is really from the Hot Tub, it's most likely that he is Chlorine intolerant.
While there are a few shuttles running between Big Sky Mountain Village, Moonlight and Big Sky Meadow village, the service has always been intermittent at best. I always recommend that visitors to Big Sky ( wherever they stay) will find that you can rent a 4WD vehicle at the airport in Bozeman for not significantly more than the airport transfer costs up and down, so for the convenience and flexibility of having your own vehicle, be it for shopping trips or occasional evenings out in restaurants, (unless you have a real issue with driving) to take your own rental vehicle for the duration of your trip.
I also asked my management company to respond to Jim's comments ... and for any of you who have read this far ... here they are ....
Interesting comments. Especially with the overall response being positive
from other guests at L1.
He did call me about the lock, and I explained that we have the bars in the doors, which he seemed ok with. He made no mention of anything else. The comment about the grill tank is interesting too. I found a full tank right next to the grill. The “empty” tank was still hooked up to the grill. If it was empty, and they didn’t change it out, how did he experience the grease fire he mentioned? I filled that empty tank today and it’s back at the condo.
I took a look through the kitchen today and found everything I could think of. Granted, there are a ton of cabinets in there, but I’ve never had someone complain about too much cupboard space. (truncated by VRBO - full report on request)
Convenient Location, Great Views
The condo is close enough to ski-in/ski-out, with great views out of the living room. I would not hesitate to use this rental again.
Home Run!! A skiers paradise...
Great place to stay and ski. No problems whatsoever. Ski in Ski out. Very spacious and beautifully decorated. Definitely recommend for lazy skiers like myself that ski all day and like the convenience of not having to drive, park and then put on the ski boots and walk towards the lifts. 😜
Kudos to you William. Great place you got there and thank you for the easy instructions on how to get there and the easy access. 👍
PS: the hot tub after skiing all day is a Godsend.
So glad to know you enjoyed your visit Jose.
Perfect ski in/out property!
Best ski in/out property this group has ever stayed at! The price is just right and location is great. Rooms are big, open, and well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Kitchen was roomy as well. We cooked most all breakfasts and a few nights for dinner. Bbq grill was clutch as well. Views are magnificent! Hot tub was amazing and we could all relax those muscles after a long day of skiing. Best skiing I've done in north America as well. Really can't say enough about this place. We will be back again! Thanks again William!!
Thank you Chris. You are welcome back when ever you like.
The condo was wonderful, beautiful, and homey.
Our family enjoyed our stay in Big Sky and Casa Yellowstone...ski in/ski out is convenient and the hot tub is a dream. However, the internet doesn’t work and phone coverage is spotty- especially for any data to load. Very frustrating. Other than that inconvenience, I would recommend this casa and looking forward to our next trip to Big Sky. Beautiful!
Chris, so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Thanks also for your for your comments about the internet. We have indeed been having issues with our primary internet solution over the last 10 days ( intermittent hardware problems, that I thought had been solved, but apparently not). It was a pity that you did not let Chris or I know of your internet issues during your stay because we do have a back up system that we could have provided to you.
I do hope that we will see you again next year.
Comfortable home but we had issues
Comfortable home near slopes - ski out but not really ski in. Short walk to ski out , but an uphill climb and a bit of a walk - approx 300 yards - to get back to townhouse.
Bathrooms need updating but satisfactory and got the job done.
Very odd kitchen layout but has everything needed for meal prep.
Uneven heating in the home - bottom floors chilly while loft is generally very warm.
Biggest problem BY FAR was the internet connection. It simply did not work at all for our first two days in the unit. After repeatedly contacting owner and manager, a temprorary solution was provided that ultimately worked fine. However, the lack of internet, coupled with the fact that this townhouse does not have a telephone landline and AT&T cell service is non-existent in BIg Sky, created a situation where we were completely out of contact with the outside world for our first few days.
In our opinion, the owner needs to provide a reliable internet connection vs the current unreliable and flimsy connectivity.
Aileen, once again I would like to thank you for your visit and apologies for the internet router failing during your stay. This is an unfortunate and rare event that did take a little while to diagnose (because the problem was intermittent) and find a replacement, but given the holiday and weather conditions at the time, I really think our managers did a very good job at getting you up and running again. I am just sorry that this unforeseen hardware issue, really beyond my control, seems to have spoiled you trip and impacted your impressions of Casa Yellowstone. A short look at our many other reviews will show it to have worked very well for most of our guests. William.
A FEW RESPONSES FOR OTHER POTENTIAL RENTERS.
The best ski in access to Casa Yellowstone, is from the Lodge through the Saddle Ridge car park on a gently downhill sloping pitch. It is certainly not a ski slope, but it is most definitely not up hill.
Heating system works by forced air. There are vents to control all rooms. If lower vent are closed and upper open, all the heat will certainly rise to the top. Its really a matter of regulation.
Bathrooms and Kitchens are pretty much the same through all Saddle Ridge units. Definitely not modern designs, but clean, spacious and fully functional.
Zipline Tours, Snoeshoeing, Ice skating, Dog Sledding, Sleigh Ride dinners, Yellowstone snow tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 rate is 50% over the daily rate Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Payments can be made by PAYPAL or a major credit card.