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The Bear’s Den -Chalet on Forest end w/ Views,+ Private Hottub, Walk to Village

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Chalet - Townhouse - 4 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 12)

The Bear's Den is a vacation townhouse located on a quiet hillside overlooking the New Big Sky Town Center, it is close to everything with fantastic views!

We are a four season vacation rental located in Big Sky, just 50 miles from the West Yellowstone entrance to Yellowstone National Park in the heart of the Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky is home to the greatest scenery, the most abundant wildlife, and some of the most exciting recreation in southwest Montana.

The Bear's Den is located on a quiet hillside overlooking the New Big Sky Town Center. Walk down hill to a variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops. Only a short drive to Big Sky - the largest skiing in America- rated one of North America's Top 10 by Skiing Magazine. For X-Country enthusiasts there is the Lone Mountain Ranch - Voted North America's Number One Nordic Ski Resort with an 80 km groomed trail system that is SKI IN / OUT from the Bears Den Patio.

Summer in Big Sky boasts numerous trails off of our Patio for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, while the Gallatin River calls the whitewater enthusiasts and beckons the serene fly fishermen to its waters.

Winter in Big Sky brings opportunity not only for World Class Alpine, Cross-Country and Boarding but also sleigh ride dinners, dog sled adventures, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling and local seasonal festivals.

After your day of Adventures, comeback to the Bear's Den and relax on the patio, deck or in the outdoor private hot tub and enjoy the mountain scenery and tranquility. Wait for the darkness and do some sky watching/backyard astronomy - at approximately 6300 feet the Bear’s Den is a perfect place to explore the universe - star guide books provided. The Bear's Den is our second home and the kitchen has everything you need from the Veggie Steamer to the rice cooker and gourmet pots and pans!

The Bears Den has High Speed WIFI and a small office area with Desk, Printer, Chair located off of the Master Bedroom.

More Details

Scott Rousseau
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

Why Scott Rousseau chose Big Sky

Walking distance to Shops, Resturants, Bakery, Movies, etc. But far enough away from center to enjoy the Peaceful Rockies

What makes this townhome unique

Relax and de-stress in the grandeur of the Montana Rockies, just off of the Nordic Ski trails which are perfect for Hiking and Mountain biking in the summer months. Short drive to some of the the best skiing in the US.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Big Sky

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Main Level, Is Dedicated to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On Lower Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Upper Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1- Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Private Bath, On main Level has small Office area
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Room - 6 twin/ single , Hand Crafted Bunk beds, on Lower Level, 2 beds are trundles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper Level, Shares Bath with Bedroom 4, Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upper Level, Shares bath with Bedroom 3- Single is Roll away
  • the 3 Queen Beds have 800 Threadcount Sheets Bedroom configuration: ** Bunk room on lower level: 2 Bunk beds, (Sleeps Four), Two trundles with Real Twin mattress (sleeps Six in total). Note Bunks are local artisan handmade Lodgepole Pine. ** Master Bedroom on main level has private Bath, and small office area: one queen bed (sleeps two). ** Third Floor Bedroom #1 has one queen bed (sleeps two). ** Third Floor Bedroom #2 has one queen bed (sleeps two) and one day bed (sleeps one). Portable Crib in Chalet available to renters. Office area with Desk and Printer off of Master Bedroom with High Speed wireless Internet
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • deck wood
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Adult renters must be +26


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The Bear’s Den -Chalet on Forest end w/ Views,+ Private Hottub, Walk to Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family came to Big Sky to celebrate the wedding of my sister and her great new husband - we are used to family reunion gatherings and always seek a place that is comfortable, convenient, and affordable. The Bear's Den supplied all of these and more.

The place is immaculate and the views are spectacular. It was located a short walk to all of our needs and the locals and other travelers we met were extremely friendly and quiet.

Personally, my favorite aspect to the Bear's Den was the artwork and decor. So many great pieces to remind me to just breathe this moment in.

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had a great week at the Bear's Den. We skied, X-C skied, snowshoed, and spent a day skiing along the Gallatin River in Yellowstone. All just great. The condo was perfect and kitchen very well-equipped.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the Bear's Den and Big Sky!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, his son and I stayed at the Bear's Den for a week. It was perfect for us. Just a short drive to the slopes and super convenient to markets, liquor stores and restaurants. Even though this is a condo, it feels really private, being an end unit. Great hot tub with no light pollution. Great for star gazing. We also really enjoyed the fireplace and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. Everything is nice -- right down to the towels being high-end. Very clean upon arrival, as well.

Even though it was a "low snow" winter, the skiing at Big Sky was diverse and fantastic. Highly recommend renting the Bear's Den AND skiing at Big Sky.

  • Submitted: 23-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taylor, MS

The Bear's Den accomodations helped make a family vacation all the more fun.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at the Bear's Den from August 7 -14, 2012. The listing on VRBO is is located in a prime location in Big Sky. The townhouse was fully equipped, clean and well maintained. Our only contact with the owner was by e-mail and he was very helpful and prompt in providing rental information. The property was very clean and well maintained. We were close to Big Sky Resort where all the adults and our five year old grandson found many fun activities to do. Yellowstone Park is only 50 minutes from Big Sky and we spent a lot of time touring. Our favorite restaurant was Buck's T-4. We look forward to a return trip soon.

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family arrived and were stunned at the views, the walking paths, the hot tub, the adventures provided by the great spot in Big Sky. The sleeping quarters were superb--all 14 of us were comfortable and there was plenty of room. The deck was great, the porch was great, bathrooms on every floor was great and the 2 sets of bunk beds, plus trundles was wonderful.

There is so much to do there-hiking trails to nearby falls, fishing, walking trails, biking trails, and hanging out was very nice in the chalet.

Beautiful furnishings and we had a wonderful reunion. i give all elements a 5 star recommendation.

Thanks so very much.

Marianne, Excelsior, MN

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location at Big Sky

  • 5 of 5

Wow we really enjoyed the Bears Den for our skiing vacation. It is so close to the town center, walking distance to a wonderful bakery, tasty food and ice skating. Scott was great to work with and the Bears Den is just how it's described with a perfect layout for families with children of varied ages going to bed and awaking at different times. It worked well for our group and the hot tub was perfect after a "rough" day on the slopes. Thanks so much! Karen

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Big Sky Montana. Close to both Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Downhill resorts. Ski-in and Out to Lone Mountain Ranch 70 km groomed Nordic Ski resort. 45 Minutes from West Yellowstone Entrance to Yellowstone. Walk to Village shops for Food, Bakery, Ski shops.. etc. VIEWS!! Private hot 6 person Hot Tub with secluded views of Forest and Mountains. Kitchen with everything you will need. 45 min drive to Bozeman and the Museum of the Rockies - Large collection of Dinos, Jack Horner is curator - Google him.

Ski: Ski the Biggest Skiing in America - the Combined Bigsky/Moonlight Basin ticket

* 4,350 Vertical feet

* 24 Lifts

* 220+ interconnected Trails

* 400+ averages inches of snow each year

* Lift Served summit at 11,166 feet

Ski in/Ski out to Lone Mountain Ranch Nordic Ski trails, an 80 km groomed trail system.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Big Sky

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Ski Jan 2018
Jan 4 2019 - Feb 15 2019
4 night minimum stay
Pres Day week 2019
Feb 16 2019 - Feb 24 2019
5 night minimum stay
March Ski 2019
Feb 25 2019 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Late Ski 2019
Apr 1 2019 - Apr 21 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329
Cleaning fee C$427.7
Cleaning fee if < 4 nite C$329

Hot Tub is closed during Spring and Fall rental periods,

$250 Deposit required at booking to hold reservation. 50% of Fees due 3 months prior to arrival. 100% of rental fees due 45 Days prior to arrival. PayPal used for Payment X-Fer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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