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Phil Barnhill

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Best Value in Big Sky Country

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 bath coach home chalet features all the desirable vacation conveniences, high speed internet access and a large loft with a new queen pull-out couch. Note: Most residences available for rent in Firelight Meadows do not have this loft/Bonus room space. This residence is exactly an 8 minute and 30 second drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.

Michele and I purchased this residence in Firelight Meadows in 2014 and it is laid out EXACTLY like our first two residences in Firelight Meadows; VRBO #240962 and VRBO #608472. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community. Checkout the other calendars if your preferred time is not available here AND/OR....bring some extended family or friends and book all three places at the same time!

Please note: 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 582804 description:

Spring 2015 update: this residence has brand new stainless steel appliances throughout the kitchen and new cupboard pulls so that it will resemble our VRBO 608472. We have also replaced the carpet throughout the residence with wood laminate and there are new furnishings in the lower level.

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 King bed, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen bed and a full/single log bunk bed, beautiful up mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed, library, beautiful up 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 three bar stools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate and rock fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a 50” HDTV. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and beautiful up mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2014.

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 scheduled 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.

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 consumed in 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 {Gluten Free}) 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 an AWESOME, newly developed concrete skateboard park (my oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skate parks), not to mention two tennis courts, basketball courts, two baseball fields, soccer field, picnic area right along the West Gallatin.

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.

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 Yellowstone Airport (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 Theatre located in the Meadow. No more trips to Bozeman just to see a movie! You can eat in the theatre and enjoy your favorite child OR adult beverage while watching the movie. Our 50' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.

We can get you in touch with the most fantastic, elite traditional fly-fishing guides in Big Sky; HOWEVER....for you non-purests we have developed a WONDERFUL relationship with a local Chef who LOVES to take folks bait fishing on the Gallatin. Very Cost effective and extremely fun for everybody. Waders and wading in a fast river is NOT necessary when bait fishing. By the way...when bait fishing you catch real HOG fish. Really should give this a try!


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
Property Damage Protection C$79
One Time Cleaning Fee C$280
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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bunk Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Can be locked off from lower level public space for privacy.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master has a large step-in shower and double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bath that can serve as guest bathroom or locked off.
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private Bath with shower tub
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Walk-in Closet, twin sinks, step-in shower
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two reading chairs, sofa, 50' HDTV
  • Two Bedrooms upstairs: The Master Suite has one king 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 living room. All three bedrooms have attached private bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • 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 afternoon 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!!!!!!!