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20% off; Luxury home w/ mountain/creek views; sauna/steam room; upscale/peaceful

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms

Our deluxe, very spacious, quiet, modern, and beautifully appointed town home is nestled on a picturesque creek and meadow, with the Lone Peak Mountain and Spanish Peaks towering a short distance away. Sitting on a quiet street, our townhome (duplex, end unit) is conveniently located to Meadow Village, Town Center, a park, and hiking trails. You will be just a short walk from great activities like tennis, golf, the quaint Historic Crail Ranch (built in 1902), and hiking. The town's recreational park (soccer/softball/playground/skateboarding and more) in the summer and sledding, ice skating, skiing (XC nearby and downhill up the road) in the winter is very short stroll as well.

The large and open 3,500 SF retreat has many 'fun spots' to relax and enjoy beautiful mountain and meadow views with your family and friends. Our home has new furniture, carefully selected by the best interior decorator in the area, turning our new house into a beautiful 4 BR and 4 BA home. Priced 20% below rates charged by our property manager.

Main level

Upon entering our luxurious vacation home, you will be greeted by vaulted ceilings, large windows with stunning views, and gorgeous hardwood floors, providing a sense of grandeur and tranquility. An open floor plan on the main level contains a large living room with a spectacular stone fireplace, with an adjacent solid wood dining table. The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and granite counter tops. Four bar stools, a wet bar, and kitchen island provide plenty of space to gather and enjoy pleasant conversation, a coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening.

Upper level

A game table and adjacent sitting chairs overlook the living room, providing a separate area to admire the majestic views that surround you while reading or playing games/cards with your family or friends. The large master bedroom is furnished with a locally made king bed, matched with dresser/nightstands, and lamps. You will enjoy an adjoining master bath and spacious walk in closet.

Lower level

A separate large family room downstairs with a quaint black propane fireplace provides an extra gathering space to enjoy each others company. Three individually decorated bedroom are spread out on the lower level.

Other features

* Enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of Crail Creek right out your back door. In the summer, dip your feet in the cool refreshing water in the summer!

* Two decks look out on the creek, lake, mountains, and fresh air of Big Sky, where you can enjoy a morning coffee or a home cooked meal.

* All televisions are new internet-enabled wide screen HD TVs so you can stream movies and your favorite shows!

* Cozy up near your two fireplaces to warm yourself in the winter. Enjoy both the towering stone fireplace in the living room or the quaint propane fireplace in the family room.

* Our sauna and steam shower will soothe your body and rejuvenate your spirits after a full day's activities in the beautiful outdoors.

* The master bedroom has its own private balcony.

* Wildlife viewing is common in the meadow (moose, elk, deer).

* Professional property manager is on call 24/7, and based just a mile away to answer any questions or provide assistance.

* Guest perks program provided at check in, offering discounts to local shops, restaurants, and activities.

Ideal location for outdoor activities

Our home is centrally located, a five minute walk or a very short drive to everything your heart desires.

In the summer, walk into town, or beyond to numerous hiking trails. Take a short stroll to a local park, Big Sky Golf Course, (designed by Arnold Palmer), tennis, and even skateboarding. You can also take a short walk to restaurants, fitness center, shops, and more. Rafting, canoeing, fishing, zip lining, and horseback riding are nearby, and historic Yellowstone Park is just 45 minutes away.

In the winter, take a short 7 minute drive or free shuttle bus to the slopes of Big Sky Resort. You can also step outside from our home and strap on your XC skis or snow shoes and connect with the Lone Mountain Ranch majestic 85 km trail system or go exploring on your own. Ice skating and winter fishing are also popular activities nearby.

You will have a vacation that will never be forgotten in our luxurious town home!

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Jay

We were born in Philadelphia and Arlington, VA, and now live in Boston. However, we have always been able to get away from it all by hiking and skiing in the beautiful Western mountains. We have visited many places in the Western US, but have always loved Big Sky the most.

Jay purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Jay chose Big Sky Meadow Village

Our family first visited Big Sky in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the town, community, scenery, and people. We have gone back every year since, and decided to buy our own home to enjoy in all seasons. We love the outdoors: hiking and rafting in the summer and skiing (both downhill and cross country) in the winter. After spending time in a number of different locations on the mountain and in the meadow, we centered our search to Meadow Village and found the best property on the upscale Crail Ranch. We bought the barely-used townhome empty, allowing us to put all new furniture in it with the help of one of the best local interior designers, allowing us to truly call it our home. We hope you will consider sharing this special place with us.

What makes this townhome unique

Our property is one of a handful of properties in Big Sky right on the West Fork Gallatin River (the size of a creek), allowing you to be soothed by the sights and sounds of water as you relax in our home.

You can walk out the door and hop on XC ski trails, or head to the playground or hiking trails in the summer, all by foot!

After a great day outdoors, enjoy our sauna and/or steam shower. We have hired the best property manager in town, that will provide you with 24/7 services and discounted ski rentals, shopping, restaurant, and spa services available only to our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was fantastic and we had a great time in Big Sky! The townhouse sits just yards from a creek, which our kids just loved. It was sooo relaxing to sit out on the deck to read, eat a meal, listen to the water roll by, and soak in the beautiful surroundings. The furniture was all new, as was everything in the kitchen. Things were in good working order, as advertised. We also appreciated the streaming wide screen TVs...we watched Netflix movies a few nights, and played games other nights.

We also didn't realize how convenient the location would be. Getting to places was very easy by car, and we were able to take a short walk to the park and into town to go to restaurants and shops. The biggest disappointment was that we never got to Yellowstone because there was so much to do in Big Sky. Maybe next time.

Thanks for letting us stay in your new home! We definitely miss it already.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Big Sky Meadow Village, Montana

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , very large master bath, double sink, luxurious!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink, shower and tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , wonderful shower, doubles as a steam shower; sauna adjacent
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double sink
  • Giant 7' by 24' master bathroom with double sinks, private shower, and separate tub. First floor bathroom has large shower, that can also provide a soothing steam shower. Across the hall, you will finds a wonderful sauna, ideal for rejuvenating your body and mind. Two other large bathrooms, one with a shower/tub combo and the other with a stand-alone shower, will give plenty of options for everyone.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , new King bed made locally, private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 12'x14' room, queen bed, with adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 14'x15', queen bed; room looks out at W. Fork Gallatin River
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 11'x14' has two twin beds, large closet
  • 4 BRs, sleeps eight. Luxurious master bedroom looks out at Lone Peak. There is a small balcony off the large master bedroom, which also has an oversized closet and master bath. We have a newly built, locally-made king bed. All bedrooms have closets. We have three bedrooms downstairs. The first bedroom has a gorgeous queen bed, two night stands, and fantastic art. Huge windows with a sliding glass door exiting to the back yard and creek provide incredible light during the day. The second bedroom has a queen bed, night stands and wonderful artwork as well. The third bedroom has two singles and is decorated with bright colors and art. It is ideal for children.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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20% off; Luxury home w/ mountain/creek views; sauna/steam room; upscale/peaceful
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Hi Jay,

Thank you! We loved our stay at your beautiful home! Enjoyed all Big Sky has to offer. Downhill skiing, snow shoes, cross country skiing, hiking and even a little fly fishing (even caught two fish). Our first trip to Montana and it is definitely a do over! Appreciate all your input prior to our visit.

Karen and family

P.S.- moose sighting by the park on our way out of town!

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home in big sky!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The layout is great for a family. Nice views of the creek. Well maintained and a big garage.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Selkirk NY

Beautiful and Excellent Location for Skiing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Crail Ranch. 10 minute drive to Big Sky ski resort which was very convenient. We also skied the cross country trail system just outside the back door. We had convenience to everything we needed skiing, stores and restaurants. The sauna and steam room were nice after a long ski day. Crail ranch is a beautiful home with everything you could possibly need. The heated garage was a plus when you don't have to scrape off a vehicle prior to heading to the mountain. The only issue we had was trying to find a comfortable sleeping temperature. The heat seemed to be a bit touchy. We went to bed at a comfortable temp and in the middle of the night we all became excessively warm when no one touched the heat. As if the temperature would escalate on its own. As an added extra perk we woke up one morning to find a Moose exploring the backyard by the creek! Overall beautiful place and great location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our beautiful home and Big Sky. It is great you were able to take advantage of the very close downhill skiing and walk out the back of the house and hop on the cross country trails. The moose often can be seen in the mornings out by the creek from the large windows in the dining room…they never cease to amaze me with their size and beauty. I am sorry if you got warm at night…we had a heat pump circulator replaced recently and I will get our service company to come out and see if any adjustments are necessary. I am glad it didn't affect your overall enjoyment and view of our home. We look forward to having you back next season! All the best! Jay
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay and beautiful home!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and we appreciate the flexibility that the owner provided us. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerry, I am so happy you and your family had a great time in our home this winter. I hope your memories will last a lifetime. We are looking forward to having you back for another vacation in the winter or summer! Jay
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Great Condo - Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

Condo is large with high quality finishes. Great location at the meadows 5 miles from Big Sky Mt

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chip, It was a pleasure sharing our home with you. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again next year. Jay
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Bismarck, ND


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our month stay at this beautiful Crail Ranch Townhouse. The location is a perfect setting, minutes to everything in the village and a short drive to the mountain to ski in the winter. Jay, the owner, is very attentive to all your needs and the townhouse is anointed with everything you will need. As a chef I found the kitchen to be my favorite area. Roomy and again supplied with everything your family might need. We both know you will enjoy this 4 bedroom roomy townhouse.

Terry and Dona

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lone Peak Brewery
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Big Sky Resort: 72-par, Arnold Palmer course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Olive B's Big Sky Bistro
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Big Sky/Moonlight Basin
Car: not necessary

Yes, you can have the best of both worlds! Our beautiful, luxurious townhome is surrounded by open space and a creek, lending itself to majestic views and a tranquil environment. However, it also is centrally located, just a short walk into town where you can eat at a variety of upscale and moderately-priced restaurants and visit local shops. This makes our Crail Ranch townhome the perfect place in Big Sky for all of your activities in all seasons.

In the summer, you are within a five minute walk to outdoor activities such as hiking trails, golf, tennis, basketball courts, baseball diamond, a playground, and skateboard park. You are also within a five minute walk of shops, restaurants, a grocery, fitness center, massage/spa, and bank. The town's movie theater is less than a mile away in the quaint town center.

In the winter, Big Sky/Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts are just 7 miles away, and you can catch a free shuttle bus to either resort if you don't feel like driving. Cross country skiers can ski-in/out of our luxurious townhome right onto Lone Mountain Ranch's 85km groomed trail system. Or strap on the skis and head to Town Center for a warm lunch and/or beverage. An outdoor skating rink and public fire pit are special touches in this winter wonderland.

Bighorn sheep, elk, moose, and deer are just some of the animals frequently seen in Big Sky.

Historic Yellowstone National Park is 45 minutes away, where you can hike for miles and miles, where you will enjoy the wonders of our nation's finest National Park. Take a guided tour from Big Sky, or explore on your own. See buffaloes, moose, and many other animals in the park. Don't miss the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt into the sky like clockwork, along with too- numerous-to-count waterfalls and other special attractions in the park.

You can also enjoy fly fishing, rafting, horseback riding, sleigh rides, and zip lines near by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Big Sky Meadow Village, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$338.74
Damage Deposit C$664.2

Note: VRBO website has a small glitch in which it is adding an insurance policy for $49. I do not require it, and will remove it before booking. VRBO is working on fixing the issue.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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