About the property
- Chalet2600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
3 Bdrm, 3 And 1/2 Baths, Den, Two Decks, Patio, Hot Tub, Exquisite Finishes!
Note: Due to weather in Big Sky, the private outdoor pool at this residence does not open until around July 4. We have secured a Pool Pass in a local resort hotel for this residence useable yea-round. 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!
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Big Sky Meadow Village
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.
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Beautifully-furnished comfortable, well-equipped condo. Great views and friendly owners.
We shared this home with my brother and his family and thoroughly loved everything about this property! The owners are very accesible for advice and information as needed. Our kids enjoyed the board games, cozy blankets and bunk beds. This is a very spacious home with great closets, pantry space and storage space. Keyless entry was very convenient. The home decor is exquisite— beautiful wood furniture and unique lamps and artwork. Comfortable rugs throughout main areas if the house. All appliances worked well. Meadow Village was a great place to be — easy drive to skiing at Big Sky and not far from Bozeman. We did the Ouzel Falls trail in the snow as Phil recommended and it was lovely. So many wonderful family memories!! Can’t wait to come back and will look for this house again! Thank you Phil!
Laura, your review made both Michele and I blush, kick dirt, praise God, and generally be thankful for you investing the time to leave a wonderful review as a special momento of your trip that will be an encouragement to other famlies who are seeking a nice Base Camp for their Big Sky/Yellowstone Country experiences!
We would be delighted if our residence became YOUR vaction residence any time you want to return! All the best....Phil, Michele, and Mariah....
Fantastic accommodations. Really can’t say enough about the housing. It was above and beyond what we expected. Hot tub was great. Garage was great. Also the host is very helpful in regards to recommendations. If you want to go into town, you need call the skyline shuttle service and request a special pickup.
Thank you Michael, it was a pleasure to host you and though you may love to ski, please come back in the summer and you will discover a whole new world of amazement and joy!
All the best.... Phil, Michele, and Mariah!
Great place for skiing
This is our second time here and our family just loves this place. Roomy, comfortable, well appointed. Location is convenient for skiing and super close to the meadow village. Highly recommended!
Marc.... what a nice review and THANK YOU for mentioning the MEADOW village. Most folks are familiar with Town Center which is where a lot of the action is, however the Meadow Village is a second village which is home to our favorite gift shop, Horse of a Different Color and three great restauranats: Olive B's for great American fare, Michaelangelos for nice Itialian food, and perhaps best of all, The Lone Mountain Brewery for high class bar food, great beer, and a wonderful, FREE, metal puck hand tossed slider game! Watch your fingers! The Meadow Village is becoming an overlooked jewel, being overshadowed by Town Center. Best to you all...Phil & Michele
Top Notch Big Sky Family Ski vacation.
This is our third time renting from Phil and Michele. This unit is furnished in an elegant Montana style. Kitchen has all you need, bedrooms and bathrooms are great and the family room with fireplace and TV make a perfect setting to end the day - - - after you warm up from skiing and hit the hot tub. Well stocked with all you need to enjoy a vacation. Close to the slopes, cross country skiing and all the dining in Big Sky. You won't be disappointed. We will be back next year for sure.
Thanks Kevin for leaving another wonderful review. I had an old business mentor who had a favorite saying: "Consistency, thou are a jewel." Our objective and by our, I mean Michele and I and our wonderful onsite hostess and property manager, Mariah, is to deliver a consistently 5 star experience. A clean, comfortable "home" away from home that you can be confident of enjoying every time you check in. Years ago when we first started "VRBO'ing" It was more about making the process pay financial dividends. Over the years, with so many wonderful reviews like yours, "VRBO'ing" has become a passion in pleasing families and in providing an atmosphere for friends or families that promotes enjoyment of the region and most importantly, of each other! Best...Phil & Michele
We would highly recommend this property. This was our first trip to Big Sky and the information provided by the homeowner was so helpful. The townhouse is updated and spacious and easily housed our large family of 8. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to cook meals without having to go out to buy basic cooking utensils. Although this is not a ski-in/ski-out it was close to any area we wanted to ski. We would love to visit again!
Thanks Lynne, we were just out there in this same residence with our adult children. We gave the 3 bedrooms to the kids and their spouses and Michele and I slept on the pull-out in the den for about 9 nights! Seriously, the pull-out was wonderful! This place behaves like a 4-bedroom residence. Playing billiards/pool on the lovely pool table in the clubhouse was an extra treat, or perhaps we should say "retreat." The clubhouse has nice comfy chairs, and a lovely table in addition to the pool table and exercise room. It is a wonderful extension to the living space in this residence. Best... Phil & Michele
Great family condo
We used the condo for a week while visiting Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Big Sky. We had 7 in our party including 3 grandchildren and the accommodations worked out great for us. Plenty of space and like new condition. The owners were very helpful in finding restaurants and nearby activities.
Wayne, glad it was a great experience all the way around; the residence and your visit to Big sky! Three grandchildren! Wow... I just learned that the community is going to properly recondition the habitat at the pond just around the corner from this residence so that children will be able to easily fish it with great success!!! Spincast, bait, or fly fish... it will be a wonderful place for grandma and grandpa and the grandkids to make some fantastic memories close to home! Pease come back and visit again! Phil & Michele
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.