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Spectacular Upscale Meadow Value: Pool, Clubhouse, Exercise Room On Golf Course

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bdrm, 3 And 1/2 Baths, Den, Two Decks, Patio, Hot Tub, Exquisite Finishes!

Michele and I have been coming to Big Sky for over 15 years. We love to ski but we come year-round and we really love the Meadow! This residence is our fourth and most upscale residence in the meadow and if you cannot find an open slot on this residence calendar then you might check out the following VRBO numbers: 240962, 582804, or 608472. If you are wondering what kind of owners we are, please read the visitor reviews on those residences. This residence has recently been renovated; top to bottom!

Residence Physical Description:

This is a lovely almost 3,000 Square Foot, three level Condo with three and one half bathrooms, one master suite on the ground-level, a second master suite on the third-floor along with a large guest bedroom/bunk room. There is also a modest den for quiet gathering/TV, napping, or reading; yet this den has a new Queen sofa sleeper with a door for added privacy. This den can act as a fourth bedroom if desired. The residence occupies a premium location, close to the clubhouse and swimming pool and located at the end of its building which means it has beautiful, sunlit windows around three sides of the residence. The second-floor gourmet kitchen is fully supplied with all utensils, a granite-topped kitchen island with seating for two and granite counter tops and back-splash throughout the kitchen. There is wood cove molding throughout the entire residence with many wood accents such as overhead beams in the dining room off the kitchen. There are also two small decks for sipping coffee and admiring the views on both the north and south sides of the second floor living level along with a private patio, hot tub, and gas grill on the ground level facing south toward the green space and golf course. All three bathrooms have enclosed, glass-door, stone showers with granite vanity tops and the third floor Master bathroom also has a large soaking tub and dual sinks with a multi-head shower. The first two floors are laid with hand-cut quarter-sawn real wood flooring with carpeting throughout the third-level. There is an elegant, eight seat dining room off the kitchen with windows on two sides, and located close-by there is a windowed, granite-topped office space that can serve as additional dining space for children. The main living room is windowed on three sides with spectacular sunny southern exposure mountain and golf course views and a slate, real-wood fireplace. Finally, the residence is equipped with a large, one-car heated garage so skiers and boarders begin each day with clean, dry equipment. A second vehicle may be parked outside, directly behind the garage door.

Location and Amenities:

This is a South facing residence with all day sun which looks out across a large green space, driving range, and golf course with views across the green space to the mountains south of Town Center. Almost unheard of in Big Sky, you will have summer access to a private association swimming pool & hot tub with year-round access to an association clubhouse, pool table, and exercise room. There is a lovely tributary of the Gallatin River running directly in front of the residence which provides a peaceful babbling brook sound effect when running freely in three seasons. The World-famous Lone Mountain Ranch Nordic Ski Center maintains an extensive cross-country trail network which literally encircles the residence and flows both out into the green-space and golf course as well as up-mountain into two different trails which lead back toward the Ranch; one a moderate difficulty, 15 minute route and a second, more strenuous 25 minute course. A trail pass is required in the winter and in the summer months these trail systems become multi-use, hiking, jogging, and biking recreational avenues. The residence is a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone and its entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A two-minute drive east on Little Coyote road takes you to a lovely fishing pond and public recreation facility providing: 8 tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, 18 hole mountainside Frisbee golf course, climbing wall, and a world class, concrete, feature-rich skateboard park complex, picnic shelters and charcoal grills. In the winter ski season, Lone Mountain Ranch Lodge and Nordic Ski Center is a three minute drive west, the drop off at the Big Sky base lodge is 6 minutes up the mountain, and the drop off at Moonlight Basin is 10 minutes up the mountain trail. One cautionary note for a winter stay in this residence: the mountain shuttle bus to the lifts is a whistle-stop on Little Coyote Road, three times a day (8am,11am, & 4pm) and it requires a transfer in Town Center and for some guests, this limited service might be an inconvenience. The concerts, skating, rodeos, farmers markets, movies, galleries, restaurants, bars and many activities of Town Center are a 10-minute walk in summer as the crow flies, or an easy 15-20 minute walk on the road through the golf community, and in all seasons, a three minute auto ride. Basically, the area and the location of this residence puts your family in an optimal Alpine retreat and sets the stage for making exquisite family memories!

More Details

Owner
Phil Barnhill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Phil Barnhill

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 a fall 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!

Phil Barnhill purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Phil Barnhill chose Yellowstone Country

Our original coach home chalet, VRBO# 240962 was a 'test' purchase to see if our family could really fall in love with the area enough to come back to over and over again: 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: VRBO #608472 and VRBO #582804. 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 enthusiasts to Big Sky to see how lovely it is. These three residences should be great Legacy investments for our children and their families should we be fortunate enough to not have to sell them in our later years. Michele and I have been in the advisory business for decades and common ownership of real estate by ones children is a recipe for discord while individual residences will be a blessing. And now with this final residence, Mom and Dad will also have some separate space as our adult children begin having families of their own and it is no accident that this new Spanish Peaks Condo has a swimming pool so that even when grandchildren are in Big Sky, our grandchildren will want to visit Grandma and Grandpa! Our prayer is that our four residences can become a blessing to large families with Children and Grandchildren and that they will be rented for family reunions and large gatherings of friends, for wedding parties, and other family-focused events. 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 back-country by hiking, fishing in remote locations along the Gallatin, riding a horse or mountain biking into the Porcupine wilderness, you will be revived beyond words. As our family does, we hope you come back over and over again.

What makes this chalet unique

The main residence description gives you great insight to the general benefits of this residence. This section asks for Unique Benefits:

1) If you look at all four of our VRBO listed properties in the meadow, three at Firelight and this one on the meadow and golf course, you have available the opportunity to sleep about 32 people comfortably in beds because all four of the three bedroom residences also have pull-out couches and bunk beds in lofts or dens. Family reunions, weddings, large nuclear families etc…etc…..Think of the progressive dinners you could enjoy!

2) The residence is smack dab in the middle of the largest network of cross country ski trails in the nation. The trail network is maintained by the fabled Lone Mountain Ranch.

3) A lovely visual and audible stream runs in front of the residence and gives delight in three seasons when sitting quietly on the patio or the deck above the patio or in the living room with the windows open.

4) The south-facing living room view means sun all day with a beautiful view out over green meadow space and a golf course then into the mountains south of Town Center.

5) Association Clubhouse (for quiet and orderly gatherings).

6) Association Gym.

7) Association Swimming Pool and Hot Tub in the summer months.

8) Less than one mile to a massive public park with a pond, stream, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer, baseball, awesome skateboard park, bathrooms, picnic tables, charcoal grills, climbing wall etc….

9) 6 minute drive to Big Sky lifts, 10 minutes to Moonlight Basin lifts, 3 minutes to Lone Mountain Ranch cross-country ski lodge and HQ,

10) Two car heated garage.

11) Year-round private hot tub on the patio looking out on the meadow green space.

12) Brief walk to the meadow Golf clubhouse and driving range.

13) What are awesome cross-country ski trails in winter are magnificent bike trails in the summer.

14) There is a second deck just off the dining room on the North side of the residence.

Amenities

Big Sky Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Master Bathroom: 3rd Floor - toilet , tub , shower , Dual head shower, dual sinks, large soaking tub.
    Second Master Bath: Entry-level - toilet , shower
    Guest Half Bath: 2nd Floor - toilet , Coming by September, 2015: Lovey new combo 1/2 bath laundry.
    Guest Room Bathroom: 3rd Floor - toilet , shower
  • All three bathrooms in the residence have granite vanity tops, natural tile floors and natural stone tiled, full glass showers with seats. The Master Shower is dual headed. The Master bath also contains a large soaking tub. These are truly lovely bathrooms. The main knock on the residence as it is currently configured would be that there is no guest bathroom on the second-level main living space. This will change at the latest by Mid-September 2015 with the conversion of the second-level laundry room to a second-level stacked high-capacity washer/dryer and lovely but small guest half bath so that folks do not have to trek to their bedrooms from the second-level to use a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Master Suite: Entry-level - 1 queen , Private access to patio and hot tub through French doors.
    Master Suite: 3rd Floor - 1 king , Lovely sitting area and LARGE private bathroom.
    Guest Room/Bunk Room: 3rd Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lovely Double bed and a Single over Twin Bunk bed
  • There are three bedrooms and a den in this residence. One of the bedrooms is located on the entry-level of the three story condo. This bedroom has been made into a second Master bedroom suite with a Queen bed, private access to the patio and hot tub through its lovely French-style glass doors, a sitting area, and a private bathroom. We feel that this main-level bedroom is more appropriate for adults. The other two bedrooms and den are located on the third floor of the residence. We have placed a pull-out couch in the den. As with our other VRBO residences, the guest bedroom is a bunk room with a queen bed and a single over twin bunk bed. The main Master suite is also located on the third floor with a King bed, sitting area, dual head shower, large soaking tub, and dual sinks.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Do not miss having at least one lunch at the upscale ski-in restaurant/bar located on the mountain...a bit expensive but oh so worth it! Our meadow place is upscale, spacious, a nice place to hang...not ornate but comfortable and comforting. When I ride a lift and talk with folks who live on the mountain in ski-in/ski-out residences I ask them where they eat out for dinner and recreate and they never say anyplace on the mountain; they always drive to the meadow to recreate in bars or restaurants and after they have had a few drinks they must wind back home up a rather dicey mountain road. I think ski-in-ski-out is the ultimate in convenience for skiing but almost nothing else is convenient to ski-in/ski-out locations plus the mountain village is colder in the summer and 2,000 feet higher in altitude than the meadow. Come live in the meadow where the non-downhill skiing recreation lives, where you can walk to and from entertainments of all types! We are biased I must admit!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Upscale Meadow Value: Pool, Clubhouse, Exercise Room On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Lovely vacation home for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay for 10 days at this lovely home. The home was well equipped and the owners were delightful to work with. Those two things matter the most to me. It's a short 12-15 minute ride to ski at Big Sky and the meadow is a really ideal location with some nice shops, restaurants and a movie theatre. You will probably see moose in the early morning in the meadow which gives us city folk an enormous thrill! The home really feels comfortable after a day on the slopes. There was plenty of room for my family to spread out and have our own space but then also gather to play games, enjoy the hot tub, watch basketball and have great meals together. I definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, as I mature, I have noted that I become more appreciative of almost everything. Your review emotionally touches both Michele & I. While we have taken our family to Big Sky for almost 20 years, and hope, one day, to take our grandchildren, the residences in Big Sky are an investment but there are two kinds of "return:" the monetary return and the psychic return. Your message/review is a wonderful example of "Psychic Return On Investment" (P-ROI). Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide your comments. Most of all, and I realize I have said this throughout many responses to client reviews, we are so pleased to have played a minor role in providing a pleasing environment in which your family can create lifelong memories! We so appreciate your decision to use our residence as a Base Camp for your visit to this magical kingdom of Big Sky/Yellowstone Country!
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5

Fantastic Week in Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

We (my wife, my older daughter, my son-in-law, and I) just spent a week at Phil and Michele's property. What a great place! This is one of the best appointed units we have ever vacationed at, from kitchen to bedrooms to bathrooms. And Phil, Michele, and Mariah (the property manager) made it completely painless to check in/check out. Thanks, guys!

We can also heartily recommend Big Sky as a destination, if you are into great skiing, great food, and great relaxation afterward. Although we made good use of our condo's kitchen several nights, we also had a number of fantastic meals in town and on the mountain - Lone Peak Brewery, Buck's T-4, By Word of Mouth, Ousel & Spur Pizza, and twice at Everett's 8800 (on the mountain).

We are already planning our next trip to Big Sky... hopefully in the summer, for fly fishing, hiking, and biking!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and family.... We are simply speechless. We have shared so many wonderful experiences in Big Sky with our children that we enjoy providing the space for other families to experience the memories and love we have shared as a family in this very special place called Big Sky Country! Your family will absolutely marvel at how unique Big Sky is in the summer and fall. After almost 20 years of coming to the area, I can truly say as an avid skier, and ski racer that Summers and Falls in Big Sky are my FAVORITE times to be in Big Sky. I think Michele feels likewise though the cozy fire and snow is all great too! Our kids are now bringing their friends to Big Sky and keeping the good vibes going and we hope that your children will also bring their friends to this wonderful area. Thanks again and all the best, Phil, Michele, and Mariah!
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5

Upscale and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO but this property has really opened out eyes. A truly fantastic location for our ski vacation. Conveniently located near Big Sky ski resort and the small (and growing) town. The hosts (owners) provided everything we needed and more. The furnishings and finish of the interior made our stay extremely enjoyable. We were able to take advantage of the jacuzzi after several hours on the mountain slopes; grilled stakes on the gas grill and enjoyed the fireplace in the evening. Our family of six (all adults) had more than enough room to relax. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, Thank You! We never grow tired of reading reviews. We appreciate your review on a number of levels, A) you loved Big Sky B) you enjoyed our residence and C) you had a great first experience with VRBO. Please tell all your friends about what you experienced and think about coming back to Big Sky/Yellowstone in the summer or fall! We are pleased to have played a small role in providing the right environment in which you made lifelong family memories! Phil, Michele, & Mariah!
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5

Very pleasant vacation rental with all the amenities needed for a great ski week in Big Sky.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome ski week in Big Sky. Condo was close to everything in the Big Sky village and only 15 minutes to the slopes. Very well decorated with all the comforts of home. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, it was a pleasure to host you and Michele and I are pleased that you had a great experience in the area and in our residence! Come back and visit your new Base Camp in Big Sky again. Phil & Michele Barnhill
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5

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful unit in a perfect location. It is super easy to get up to the mountain or pop into town for food/supplies. Everything in the unit is top notch and the owners couldn't be nicer/more helpful

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marc! We are glad you had a great experience in Big Sky and with our residence. Please come back and visit in the summer where you might discover that you are pleased to trade your skis for mountain bikes and fishing rods and breathtaking hikes up into alpine meadows and lakes! We so appreciate your stay and hope to see you again! Phil & Michele.
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5

Fabulous family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Big Sky. We are from Australia and were excited to experience a white Christmas with our adult children and partners. The house was beautifully laid out and very spacious. The Kitchen /Dining area was very cosy and inviting for our Christmas Dinner. The hot tub was also a treat in the snow.

There was easy access to Big Sky Resort for the kids to snowboard whilst we hiked to the beautiful Ousel Falls and went sleigh riding at Lone mountain Ranch.

We also partook in snow-mobiling /snow-coaching in Yellowstone which was magnificent. Seeing the plentiful Bison, Elk and Moose were also a highlight.

We would highly recommend the property and would love to return in Summer/Autumn

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reiner, We loved hosting you and it is a thrill for us to learn that our residence met your expectations! It is also wonderful to hear that both Big Sky and Yellowstone also were great experiences for your friends and family. We have come to Big Sky for almost 20 years and frankly, while we LOVE winters in Big Sky, we LOVE LOVE LOVE summer and fall. Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Horses, a different take on Yellowstone.... the colors. It is all so glorious and relaxing! Thank you for your lovely review and please do come back to visit your new Base Camp in Big Sky/Yellowstone Country! Best... Phil & Michele
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Bozeman (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Around the corner right in the Meadow
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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. In the summer ride the Tram to the TOP of Lone Mountain and see for hundreds of miles around. Remember if you are skiing and you do not posses the skill to ski from the peak, you can still ride the Tram up to the Peak and then ride the Tram back down again. This is a MUST DO. You can enjoy a gourmet meal in a newly opened log structure restaurant up on the mountain (I understand this will be open summer and winter as accessed by a chairlift from the base of Big Sky). There is simply soo very much to do right in Big Sky it is difficult to describe it all. Then to all of this, you add all that Yellowstone Park contributes to your family experience!

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Rates & Availability

Big Sky Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Summer Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
$8,400
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$320
$2,240
$9,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Residence Cleaning $265
Hot Tub Clean and Fill $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

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