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Phil Barnhill

Member since: 2009
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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of the Big Sky vacation chalet rental

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 high speed internet access and a Bonus Room/ Loft which provides an additional gathering place as well as a queen sleep sofa for additional flexibility. Note: Most residences available for rent in Firelight Meadows do not have this Bonus Room Loft. This residence is exactly an 8 minute drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.

In 2014, Michele and I purchased a second and third residence in Firelight Meadows which are laid out EXACTLY like this one but one is decorated in a colorful Cabin Chic style and the other in a Modern Western motif. Please see VRBO #582804 and VRBO #608472. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community as this residence. Both of these new residences were built in the last phase of development and they have a bit more oak trim, a rocked fireplace, and look up-mountain with afternoon sun; otherwise identical to this listing! Checkout all three calendars and bring some extended family or friends!

Please note that in March 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 240962 Description:

2016 Update: Finally Finished with the help of our interior decorator, Jodee March who owns the gift shop, Horse of a Different Color in Big Sky. In keeping with our partnership commitment to the families who rent with us, we are pleased to announce that Michele and I have recently concluded making some additional updates to this residence: All new mattresses and bedding, updated artwork, new dining table and chairs, and new furniture in the downstairs living areas and bedroom.

2015 Update: We are pleased to announce that this residence has been recently refurbished with new wood flooring throughout both floors of the residence. We are also adding new furnishings in the living room as well as a few more surprise accents around the fireplace and at other points on the main level similar to our VRBO 608472.

Update Fall 2014: Michele and I replaced all window treatments in the residence and they look fantastic! Also there is a large new, Organic-focused grocery store in the meadow which opened in November of 2014. The name of the grocery is Roxy's! Enjoy.

UPDATE FALL 2013: New 50' Flat Panel HDTV. New Hot Tub! New Tile throughout the entire residence (entry, laundry, kitchen and all bathrooms). Completely re-painted. New theme oriented light fixtures throughout. New black kitchen appliances (fridge, dishwasher, range, microwave).

Upstairs, the large loft with pull-out couch provides a quiet place to read, relax, write, or simply gaze out the window to contemplate a beautiful up-mountain view. The Master Suite has a queen log bed, TV/DVD, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen log bed and a full/single log bunk bed, TV/DVD, spectacular down mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen log bed, library, spectacular down 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 four barstools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a third TV/DVD. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and spectacular down mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage, and a worktable for tuning ski equipment. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2013.

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 prescheduled 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.

A little 2012 BIG SKY update: 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 brought into 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) 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 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 a newly developed concrete skateboard park that is as awesome as any park one would find in a major metropolitan area. My oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skateparks.

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.

Keywords: Coach Home Chalet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil Barnhill (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Bozeman (BZN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
About 10+ restaurants and bars around the corner
Nearest Golf
1.5 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. Our new 48' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Big Sky, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Summer Fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub Clean and Fill C$80
One-time Cleaning Fee C$280
Property Damage Protection C$79
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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Big Sky

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master has a large step-in shower and double sinks
    Upstairs Bunk Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Guest Suite has combo tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Can be locked off from lower level public space for privacy.
  • Linoleum is gone. Brand new tile floors in ALL bathrooms 9/2013! New theme lighting in all bathrooms! Lighted makeup mirror in the Master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Walk-in closet, twin sinks, step-in shower
    Lower level bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful and on the main level. Tub/shower combo
    Upstairs Bunk room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs/Queen and Twin/Single Bunk beds, private Bath
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two reading chairs, sofa, 50' HDTV
  • Two Bedrooms upstairs: The Master Suite has one queen 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 livingroom. All three bedrooms have attached private bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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 early 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!!!!!!!