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All new appliances. Breakfast bar with four stools! Plenty of counter space!

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This lovely 2,160 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom coach home chalet features all the desirable vacation conveniences including a bonus room loft for additional sleeping and recreation space. Please note: Most rentals in Firelight Meadows do not have this loft feature. The residence also has high speed internet access. This residence is exactly an 8 minute and 30 second drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.

Michele and I purchased this residence in 2014 and it is laid out EXACTLY like our first two residences in Firelight Meadows; VRBO #240962 and VRBO #582804. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community. Checkout the other calendars if your preferred time is not available here AND/OR....bring some extended family or friends and book all three places at the same time!

Please note that in 2015, Michele and I purchased our fourth and final residence here in the Big Sky Meadow. This new residence is located over on the Meadow Golf Course and it is a bit more upscale with a private swimming pool for summer use. Check it out if you like at VRBO #695730.


Residence Physical description:
Upstairs, the large loft with pull-out couch provides a wonderful space for kids of all ages. The loft is equipped with a Foosball table, bean bag chairs, games for all ages and a 50' SMART HD TV! The Master Suite has a King bed, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen bed and a full/single bunk bed, beautiful up mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed, library, beautiful up mountain View, and a private bath.


The main floor is comfortably laid out with a large kitchen/dining/living room alignment. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary cooking and serving utensils. The dining room can be made to seat 8 and there are three barstools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate and rock fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a 50” HDTV. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and beautiful up mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2014.


Located in the Meadow Village of Big Sky, this home is close to everything. The base lodge at Big Sky Ski Resort is a brief 8 minute ride from your home. Newly constructed half pipe, jumps and many pre-fab structures make Big Sky a Mecca for snow boarders. During ski season a free shuttle bus runs scheduled loops between one block from your home and the base facilities at Big Sky. Bars, restaurants, and grocery are just around the corner and a hiking trail to access the famous; Ousel Falls State Park is literally… just across the street. One of the World’s finest cross-country skiing facilities at Lone Mountain Ranch is two miles from your front door and in summer months, the Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Golf Course is less than a mile away. The Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers make Big Sky THE place to be for the fly-fishing enthusiast seeking world class, blue ribbon fishing. Believe it or not, fly-fishing is a “year-round” endeavor.


Well it finally happened; Big Sky now has a first-run, three screen movie theater in the Big Sky Meadow about one mile from our front door. Adult beverages and food may be consumed in the theater. The Lone Mountain Brewery is now serving great, inexpensive 'bar/family' food. An awesome hand shuffleboard court is free and the Montana Lemonade (spiked with two shots of 44 North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka {Gluten Free}) is wonderful along with an assortment of craft beers manufactured on site.


A little 2013 BIG SKY update: Our entire family was in residence recently (9/2013). As we have done in the past, we took a couple of guides out on the Gallatin River to do some awesome, purist, upstream nymph fly-fishing. We had both great fun and great fishing success and it was as expensive as skiing for a day...or two. Contrary to popular belief, if you go looking for "deeper holes" in the Gallatin bait-fishing or spin-cast fishing works and it requires no waders and no getting into a cold, slick, river. Massively fun for kids of all ages. Please see my daughter's HOG Brown Trout in the pictures section of the website! Our boys also reported that there is an AWESOME, newly developed concrete skateboard park (my oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skate parks), not to mention two tennis courts, basketball courts, two baseball fields, soccer field, picnic area right along the West Gallatin.


The Yellowstone National Park boundary is about 20 miles away and the town of West Yellowstone is about 40 miles south of the entrance to Big Sky. Summer or winter; Yellowstone is a huge hit with both children and adults! Hundreds of miles of unique hiking trails range throughout the entire area both inside and outside the park.


There is simply so much to do and see that it is impossible to cover it all here; however as an interesting update….you may have heard about swinging through the jungles of the South American Rain Forrest….well you can now swing above the skiers and hikers of Big Sky’s Lone Mountain! Two other organizations have also created complex challenge courses: tree stands, cargo nets, obstacles, zip lines etc....great family fun.


Michele and I are pleased to assist you with further information and introductions.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2160 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yes, age 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Because of what we have done in the balcony we would classify this new residence as a very child friendly location! (beanbags, 50' TV, Foosball, games)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Thank you but for all of our guests comfort we do NOT permit pets in our residence....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is a 7 inch concrete lip to navigate on the front stoop and then a threshold into our residence. With a full bathroom and bedroom on the first floor our residence becomes VERY wheelchair friendly but it cannot be listed as fully accessible as there are no rails in the baths, no railings on the stoop or the back deck so accidents are possible therefore our residence is NOT handicap approved....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upstairs Bunk Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath, bunk is a single over a twin, also a queen...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Walk-in closet, twin sinks, step-in shower...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 queen

    Hardwood floor, private bath, sliding door to deck/hot tub...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin size sleep sofa: New 2014...moreless

  • Two Bedrooms upstairs: The Master Suite has one king and a huge walk-in closet suitable for a crib. Upstairs guest suite has both a queen and a bunk bed. Loft is upstairs. Third suite is downstairs located just off of the living room. All three bedrooms have attached private bathrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Can be locked off from lower level public space for privacy....moreless

  • Upstairs Bunk Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Large step-in shower and double sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Everybody wears a helmet when skiing or boarding at Big Sky and Moonlight. The three connected resorts are audaciously maintained and spectacular. Please do not overlook the beautiful and upscale Moonlight Basin main lodge which is open to the public and has a complete spa, pool and exercise facility plus a bar, fireplace and dining room. The Big Sky base lodge is quite serviceable but ordinary (though I am hearing rumors of a pending upgrade). Do not miss the upscale restaurant/bar located on the mountain...a bit expensive but oh sooo worth it! Our place is just a spacious awesome place to hang...not fancy but comfortable and comforting with lots of afternoon sunlight and a killer view through the deck doors. 8 minutes from the Big Sky base lodge and 35-45 minutes from West Yellowstone. Enjoy!!!!!!! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Two SMART HDTV Flat 50'...moreless

  • Toys:

    The Loft of this residence is designed to be kid friendly (adults like it too!). There is a 50' TV, a Foosball soccer game table, two bean bags and just a wonderful gathering spot....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    It will take another decade to fully develop but 'the action' is located in Downtown Big Sky. Summer and winter community events, shops, theater, and many restaurants and bars. 1/2 mile....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are not on the Golf Course but the course is about 1.5 miles from our front door. There is a course in the meadow and a spectacular new course (9 holes completed) up in Moonlight Basin....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great up-mountain views from living room and hot tub....moreless

  • Resort:

    Moonlight Basin spa and base lodge is 9 minutes from our front door. Full Spa facilities. Open to the public. Big Sky base lodge is 8 minutes from our front door....moreless

  • Rural:

    Magnificent Rural setting. Year round horseback riding. Take a horse and see what most visitors NEVER get to see, hear or feel. Become ONE with your rural setting! Ride in Porcupine National Forrest...moreless

  • Village:

    The growing village of Big Sky is about 1/2 mile from our front door. Concerts, hockey, skating, food, beverages, shopping, bon fire in the winter, farmer's market in summer, NEW Movie Theater....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful stainless steel dining table with a bench on one side and chairs at each end and on the opposite side from the bench. A rally fun game spot! No leaves...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is NO AC except that provided by Mother Nature. at 7,500 ft above sea level AC is generally not necessary. That said, all bedrooms have either ceiling fans or a window fan in the closet. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New large capacity 2014...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Real Wood, beautifully rocked, hardwood flooring in the lower level...moreless

  • Garage:

    Heated...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard with an optional circulation blower which draws heat from the firebox of the wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Standard High Speed Wireless Throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Super comfortable reading chair and two couches. The couches easily accommodate 5 people. The fireplace mantle and the entire living room wall is overlaid with beautiful, recycled barn wood....moreless

  • Parking:

    One Car in garage and one spot in driveway with several guest spots close by....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New large capacity 2014 in a private Laundry Room in residence....moreless

Kitchen

  • Pantry Items:

    Note: we do not stock a pantry. Generally there are non-perishable items around but that is simply good luck. Please bring what you need to cook with including coffee. We do provide a spice rack....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New 2014...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...flat top 2014...moreless

  • Toaster:

    New 2014...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    NO bikes come with our residence but Bikes of all types are available for rent about 2.0 miles from our residence....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Uncovered....about 6X18 feet....beautiful up mountain view...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public Course in the meadow about one mile from our residence and two spectacular private courses in the area if you have proper connections....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cut grass surrounds the residence. Visible during summer months....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand New...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Big Sky is THE best kept secret in the West. At Christmas or Spring Break there will be a short line at opening and then once people disperse there are virtually NEVER lines longer than 5 minutes....moreless

  • Tennis:

    New Big Sky Rec Area: Tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer, AWESOME skate park, climbing wall, picnic area...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private, outdoor on the deck. Professionally maintained....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$240
$1,680 $7,200
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$220
$1,540 $6,600
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • One Time Cleaning Fee $210
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Hot Tub Clean and Fill $60
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The VRBO damage deposit insurance of $59 is required so that we do NOT have to collect a refundable, cash damage deposit and this is a wonderful benefit for all stakeholders.

We would consider splitting the rent into two payments; but our standard operating procedure is to collect 100% in advance. Cleaning fees are moving upward in Big Sky; great dependable labor is difficult to find and difficult to manage. Our places are spotless. Thank you.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman Yellowstone Airport (BZN)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Around the corner right in the Meadow
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner

Car: Recommended

Enjoy the Big Sky Zip Line on the mountain! Big Sky now offers a brand new 3 screen Movie Theater located in the Meadow. No more trips to Bozeman just to see a movie! You can eat in the theater and enjoy your favorite child OR adult beverage while watching the movie. Our 50' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.

We can get you in touch with the most fantastic, elite traditional fly-fishing guides in Big Sky; HOWEVER....for you non-purests we have developed a WONDERFUL relationship with a local Chef who LOVES to take folks bait fishing on the Gallatin. Very Cost effective and extremely fun for everybody. Waders and wading in a fast river is NOT necessary when bait fishing. By the way...when bait fishing you catch real HOG fish. Really should give this a try!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Michele and I live in Minnesota, we have three children, and we have vacationed in Big Sky for more than 15 years. Big Sky is like a great marriage: you will fall in lust with it at first sight, it will grow on you, you will have many adventures, occasional hardships like getting lost while hiking or getting a federal speeding ticket in Yellowstone Park, or hitting an elk with your vehicle, you will create memories and while Michele and I have LOVED going to Big Sky, we have always LOVED going home....until this last trip with the kids in September, 2013. It is inexplicable...but we absolutely did NOT want to come home for the very first time ever. Our hearts are hooked by Montana. God's creation is truly magnificent!

Why the Owner Chose Big Sky, MT, USA:
Our original coach home chalet, VRBO# 240967 was a 'test' purchase to see if our family could really fall in love with the area: It passed the test! We have recently decided to build a greater presence in Big Sky by purchasing two more lovely residences in the Meadow. Why? Because a great deal of year-round recreational activity is developing right in the Meadow as it morphs into Downtown Big Sky AND the combination of the three ski resorts into one resort making Big Sky “The Biggest Skiing in America” will attract more snow enthusiasts to Big Sky to see how lovely it is. Hey…our home state of Minnesota is beautiful but Montana is awe inspiring....renewing. Normally, it takes an ocean to renew and revive us but we have discovered that if you can get into the backcountry by hiking, fishing in remote locations along the Gallatin, riding a horse or yes...even mountain biking into the Porcupine wilderness, you will be revived. Riding a horse to the fire lookout station on top of Cinnamon Mountain is.....beyond words. You will feel blessed to be in the midst of such wilderness, such grander. We are part of something soooo much bigger than ourselves and our own little world in flatland, flyover territory in Minnesota. Minnesota is wonderful and the boundary waters wilderness is something most folks should experience....Montana is a place everybody should visit at least once.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
We love the family-oriented environment. Big Sky is NOT Vail...it's a quiet Western town that just happens to be at the base of one of America's largest and most majestic mountains. Fishermen freak out over this country and skiers are elated because there are NO lift lines. We can't decide if we like it best in summer or winter. This country has sooooooooo very much to offer...and unlike Minnesota.....NO Mosquitoes! 2013 update: This is the owner's section and it's just Phil talking here....but I have made up my mind. While I LOVE to ski (both ways) and I enjoy an occasional romp on a fast snowmobile down in West Yellowstone....Summers in Big Sky have absolutely stolen my heart.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • All new appliances. Breakfast bar with four stools! Plenty of counter space!

    All new appliances. Breakfast bar with four stools! Plenty of counter space!

  • View from Kitchen. Dining area with living area following. Custom blind is drawn

    View from Kitchen. Dining area with living area following. Custom blind is drawn

  • Real Western music with a barbed wire guitar!

    Real Western music with a barbed wire guitar!

  • Rocked fireplace, leather couches, custom blinds, hardwood floors

    Rocked fireplace, leather couches, custom blinds, hardwood floors

  • Main floor bedroom.  Queen bed. Custom made recycled barn wood bed and dresser.

    Main floor bedroom. Queen bed. Custom made recycled barn wood bed and dresser.

  • One of two entrances to lower level bedroom. Stairs are to the right of the door

    One of two entrances to lower level bedroom. Stairs are to the right of the door

  • Games and bean bags for kids of ALL ages in the loft!

    Games and bean bags for kids of ALL ages in the loft!

  • View from hall into bunk room.

    View from hall into bunk room.

  • Single over Twin bunk with built-in ladder.  Lots of fun!

    Single over Twin bunk with built-in ladder. Lots of fun!

  • King Size custom constructed recycled barn wood bed and antler lamps.

    King Size custom constructed recycled barn wood bed and antler lamps.

  • Master bedroom dresser and walk-in closet.

    Master bedroom dresser and walk-in closet.

  • View from back deck.

    View from back deck.

  • View of Kitchen from dining room.

    View of Kitchen from dining room.

  • View to kitchen from bottom of stairs. Sliding door and deck are behind.

    View to kitchen from bottom of stairs. Sliding door and deck are behind.

  • View into living room from dining area. TV will soon be wall mounted.

    View into living room from dining area. TV will soon be wall mounted.

  • Top of stairs: recycled barn wood accent wall from fireplace back to kitchen.

    Top of stairs: recycled barn wood accent wall from fireplace back to kitchen.

  • Lower level bedroom from sliding door which is behind.

    Lower level bedroom from sliding door which is behind.

  • Foosball table in loft! 50' SMART LCD TV

    Foosball table in loft! 50' SMART LCD TV

  • Loft pull-out couch

    Loft pull-out couch

  • Custom built barn wood Queen bed in bunk room with tin inserts....cool!

    Custom built barn wood Queen bed in bunk room with tin inserts....cool!

  • Rough sawn barn wood dresser in bunk room.

    Rough sawn barn wood dresser in bunk room.

  • A built-in place to 'pull yer boots on!'

    A built-in place to 'pull yer boots on!'

  • Dual sinks in the Master Suite.  Door to biffy and walk-in shower to left.

    Dual sinks in the Master Suite. Door to biffy and walk-in shower to left.

  • Ahhhhhhhhh!  105 degrees in the winter and 100 in summer.  Hot tub/cold beer!

    Ahhhhhhhhh! 105 degrees in the winter and 100 in summer. Hot tub/cold beer!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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