Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Ethan Jordan
We first visited Big Sky in 1994. Being from Florida, we never skied before, but we wanted to give it a try. Not knowing if we would like it we decided to find a place close to Yellowstone as a back up plan in case skiing wasn't for us. Well, both were great experiences. Since that first trip to Big Sky, we'd skied about a dozen other resorts, but Big Sky is the only place we ever returned to. It's not that the other ski resorts weren't great, but Big Sky has less than half the visitors of Jackson Hole and four times fewer than Vail while at the same time offering one of North America's largest ski areas and unlimited outdoor recreational activities in both summer & winter. Big Sky is the place to be to escape the monotony and stresses of everyday life.
Ethan Jordan purchased this Townhome in 2000
Why Ethan Jordan chose Big Horn
Going up the lift one day, we asked a former European ski instructor why he moved to Big Sky. He pointed to Lone Peak. Some of the best lift served extreme terrain in the country. But, it isn't only about the steeps, you also get long wide uncrowded blue and green groomers. Imagine being the only skier on a 3 mile long half-a-football field wide slope. No wonder Warren Miller calls Montana home. Some don't like the lack of a bar-hoping nightlife, but that makes it more appealing to us. In addition to a world class ski mountain, Big Sky is just an hour away from Yellowstone, America's first national park, and its about 15 minutes to the Gallatin National forest. While whitewater rafting and fly fishing is a short ride down the mountain, we are located in the heart of the resort activities (skiing, mountain biking, zip line, paintball and more...). So why Big Horn? First because it is in the Big Sky Mountain Village in the heart of the ski resort. Second, because it is only an hour from Yellowstone and the airport. Third, because it offers all of the above at a reasonable price.
What makes this Townhome unique
While you'll probably spend most of your daytime hours skiing, rafting, hiking or doing one of the other many outdoor activities Big Sky has to offer, you'll probably spend much of the night indoors. That's why we strive to provide our place with as many in-house activities as you would have in your own home. For example, we have 4 HDTV's all with actual high definition programming and premium movie channels. Plus all of those TV's have Netflix & Hulu Plus. While some places offer only basic internet, we offer 20 megabit/sec (the fastest available in the area) plus free use of our computer & printer. Bring your own Roku or Fire TV stick and hook up to our WiFi. Of course you can do the same with your laptop, tablet or smartphone. While most places have one hot water heater, we have two. You may say, so what, but two heaters make it much less likely you'll run out of hot water. Also, image the disaster if you stay at a place that has only one and that one breaks down. It's not like they're a hotel and can move you to another room. We upgraded our washer and dryer to large capacity so you can spend more time enjoying Big Sky and less time washing loads of clothes. We upgraded our wood burning fireplace to an EPA efficient system that burns not just wood, but also the smoke and volatile gases resulting in less pollution and more heat. With the interior surroundings, we spent a little more to theme decorate making for a more inviting and enjoyable atmosphere for your stay. We did all this in part because it makes business sense, but we also did it because we use the place ourselves for our vacation and we like to treat ourselves well. Some other things that make our place stand out are the unobstructed lake and mountain views. And, you will really appreciate the ski/hiking boot dryers. Nothing can ruin a ski trip faster than wet cold feet.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great ski in/ski out location. We missed the 4pm lift one day, and it was still an easy downhill walk to condo. Kitchen was well-equipped.
Really nice homie place
Well equipped and furnished, great ski location
Great ski rental
Great home with all the amenities needed for a ski vacation. Heated mud room and ski racks in garage to store all gear, garage for one car, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and washer/dryer. You do have to pole down the road to hit the Poma lift but we had our three kids and all did fine. Super nice to come back for lunch and a break. Great fireplace and kitchen was adequately stocked to prepare all the meals for a full week for a family. The view out the back window overlooking the lake was stunning. Plenty of closet space to store all the oversized ski bags. Bedrooms also had humidifiers which was such a nice touch. Our first trip to Big Sky and hopefully not our last. Owner was super easy to work with and always available if needed. Would not hesitate to rent here again and hopefully will in the future.
Great location, cute house
Great house, plenty of room for 4-5 adults no problem. Well maintained, owner was easy to work with. Great amenities, made our Christmas dinner with no issues. We enjoyed it immensely.
Great mountain and skiing. Convenient location. Great layout and plenty of space.
Easy to get to and from slopes. Great layout and space. Easy check in and check out. Family of four and we had planned to go out at night but ended up eating in and watching movies as kitchen and dining area were great.
Great place and location!
Ethan's place was very comfortable, and very easy to get to the Bear Back Poma for a quick lift to the chairs.
Well-stocked kitchen and living room with TVs in every room, and a good sound system.
I would look to stay at Ethan's place again when I come back to Big Sky.
1 hour from the airport and West Yellowstone entrance.