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Ski Rating: Ski Out Groomed trail next to home leads directly to the White Otter chairlift.
Ski Rating: Ski In
Ski-in is not appropriate for young children, snowboarders or beginner adults.
Ski Out: Get on groomed access trail right out the door of the house. Take a hard left on groomed access trail and follow approx. 250 yards to the White Otter Lift. This access has a few flat areas, but is easy and slopes slightly downward. Suitable for all skiers.
Ski In: Possible for fit people who are comfortable with skating and poling. We will provide a ski guide on day one for guests who wish to ski in to the property. To Ski in you follow the signs from Lower Morningstar to the Powder Ridge Cabins. You will continue following signs for cabins 101-135. As you approach the cabins you will stay above them on the groomed access that connects to Rising Bull Road. Once you intersect with Rising Bull Road you will follow the groomed access next to the road for approx 250 yards. This area is flat and requires skating and poling. A sign marks the turn off to the house and you will ski down an access slope to the trail behind the home. From behind the home you must walk up approx. 50 yards to the home.
The Setting: Nestled in the pines at the base of the Big Sky Resort, this beautiful private home has full Lone Peak Views and abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing. This mountain oasis boasts nearly 6300 sq ft. and has 6 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 baths. A great spot for a small wedding, family reunion or multi-family gathering.
The Location: Big Sky Mountain Village, private home on large lot with fantastic Lone Peak views. Approx. 3/4 mile from Big Sky Resort main base area.
Rate plus 13% tax, Cleaning fee of $600
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, full laundry: laundry soap, dryer sheets and stain remover provided, master bedroom suite: king bed with private full bath, jacuzzi tub (main level), four full baths, two baths with showers and one powder bath, junior master suite: king bed with private full bath, shower and soaking tub (upper level), no smoking permitted, 4 mountain bikes & helmets for guest use ((guest required to sign waiver for injury and damage to bikes prior to use), in floor radiant heat, the driveway is steep and can be icy. at times you may need to park at the top (or bottom) of the driveway and walk up or down the driveway., 4 wheel drive required in winter months. snow tires will help tremendously if available., no pets permitted, additional air beds available for a rental fee, the home sleeps 16 in beds, but we allow 20 with the use of airbeds, sinks: kitchen and prep sink, treadmill - commercial grade bodyguard t460 , new commercial grade cyclone boot drying system for quick drying of gear, rv/boat/trailer: call for details, stove/oven, queen bedroom: queen bedroom with 2 sets of twin bed bunks with adjacent bath with shower, bedroom suite: queen bed with private adjacent full bath (this suite includes a living room, full kitchen and small dining table., bose surround sound built-in "whole house" music system with sirius satellite music or mp3 input, pack n play, highchair, booster seat available upon request no charge, vehicle requirement: required, wii gaming system with 2 remotes, linens provided: 2 extra pillows, extra blanket in each closet, ski room with storage, ski racks , telephone: local calls only, calling card or cell phone needed for long-distance, 4 sets of snowshoes for guest use, ice maker, (1 ) queen and (1) twin airbed in property (frontgate brand with stands), new mountain bike trails go right by the house, queen bedroom: queen bed with private adjoining bath with shower (upper level), snow removal, big bonus space with wii gaming, theater seats, HDTV, wet bar in lower level, king bedroom: king bed with private adjoining full bath (lower level), wii games (random selection of 5) available for a rental fee, satellite TV (7) direct TV: living room, master bedroom, junior master suites (3), lower level bonus space and bedroom suite living room, this property is plowed when snow accumulates of 4 inches or more. plowing companies do not plow while it is snowing or when there is less than 4 inches of fresh snow., commercial style gas range containing two ovens, box of board games available for rental fee....Read more
“Comfortable accommodations for large groups with ski-out and cha”
Left on 02/08/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 8, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
Big Sky Vacation Rentals staff were great - very friendly & professional. They responded quickly to our requests/needs. Bedrooms, baths were well equipped, very clean, comfortable, and large. Common areas were great with plenty of seating for large groups. Kitchen had great appliances and most amenities that large cook-in groups would want. Only downside: pots/pans, plates, etc. were old and worn. We only found 8-9 random wine glasses, for example. The everyday kitchen items looked like something they had picked up at a garage sale. Ski-out was great. Ski-in was challenging, and involved breaking through a tree field and crossing 2 lightly-used roads.
Thank you for your kind comments about our service. We are glad you enjoyed so many of the features of this house. We agree that the space is lovely, well-equipped and comfortable. I appreciate your comments about some of the kitchen items and we strive to keep kitchens organized and well stocked. We will personally evaluate and purchase some new items like a matched set of wine glasses. In a house of this caliber we want the best and we apologize that it seems some items were not of the quality you expected. We know you had a few big powder days which makes the ski in more difficult than when it is slick and groomed. The ski-in/out description on our site is quite accurate and should you choose to stay in this home again we are happy to provide a private shuttle to pick your group up at the end of the day. Again, many thanks for your business and we appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback.
Kirsten King, Owner Big Sky Vacation Rentals
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“What a house!”
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 2, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
As a large group of exchange students wanting to ski Big Sky and enjoy Thanksgiving break we stumbled across this amazing vacation rental. The house had everything you could need and more! The agents were very accommodating of our large group and the house had plenty of space so we never felt squished! Some of us were able to ski in and out but the agents offered a complimentary shuttle service to and from the big sky base which worked out perfectly. The only trouble we had was with hot water but that was more due to the fact we were a large group returning from a day on the slopes cold and wanting showers at the same time. Over all we loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone!
Thanks so much for the great feedback! We are happy to say that work to install a second hot water heater was completed this week and now there should be PLENTY of hot water for large groups.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A great home in a lovely location”
Left on 10/08/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 8, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We recently stayed at Charis Lodge and would highly recommend it to others looking for a modern, well-equipped house in a peaceful mountain setting.
We were a group of 10 including 5 teenage children who were never bored, despite being holed up inside for 2 days as a result of an unexpected cold spell with snow. The house was very well equipped - great kitchen appliances for self catering, numerous activities including games, billiard table, black jack table, outdoor spa and mountain bikes.
We loved the close proximity to nature with black bears, moose and elk roaming nearby. Big Sky Vacation rentals were very helpful before arrival, on arrival and during our stay.
Three villages nearby provided plenty of dining options and even a local cinema.
I would recommend this house to any large group planning a vacation to Big Sky.
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