Big Bear Retreat is the perfect getaway for your Montana vacation! This brand new home features a gourmet kitchen, an open concept floor plan, 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and the views are a sight that must be seen! There are 2 living rooms with the main level featuring an oversized couch perfect for movie night, a fireplace perfect for cold nights and so much room to share with your friends and family! The lower level living room has two sleeper sofas for additional room for sleeping. Relax on the large back deck with your morning coffee or soak in the glorious evening sunset and mountain views and you'll see why they call Montana "Big Sky Country!" The laundry/mud room has a full sized washer and dryer and a powder room.
There is direct access to the Gallatin National Forest with 300+ acres of trails perfect for hiking or ATV's! Conveniently located in Gallatin Gateway, just south of Bozeman on your way to Big Sky or West Yellowstone. Also, just over an hour from the North entrance of Yellowstone National Park! It's a central home base for year round fun: fishing, rafting, hiking, skiing, golfing, shopping, visiting the National Park, or partaking of the many delicious restaurants in the area are all accessible within an hours drive.
This property is part of The Sapphire Collection – the ultimate in luxury. These hand-picked properties offer countless amenities, a welcoming bottle of wine and coffee, luxurious robes for your stay, a personalized welcome note, and an in-person property orientation at check-in. You’ll also be greeted by Ella Cookies, our beloved family recipe plus a Stay Montana Family Cookbook for you to keep!
The Sapphire Collection of properties are meticulously vetted to our highest standards to ensure our guests have an extraordinary Montana vacation experience. Offering a consistent, top-of-the-line selection of amenities, these properties are your perfect home away from home.
Why Sapphire? Montana is called the Treasure State and produces almost all of the sapphires in the US! Sapphires are gorgeous, sought-after gems that come in many colors including the cornflower blue Yogo sapphires which are especially coveted.
In the winter, nearby Bridger Bowl is a local’s favorite for downhill skiing with 350 inches of snow on average, 8 lifts, and 2,000 skiable acres! You can also drive to Big Sky for even bigger downhill skiing or cross-country ski at Lone Mountain Ranch, voted #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America. Looking for more thrills? Check out ice climbing in the Hyalite Canyon. After a day of adventuring, relax at Bozeman Hot Springs or hit the town! As a college town, Bozeman is always bustling with activity and something for everyone.
In the summer, Bozeman boasts numerous events and festivals like the Sweet Pea Festival, rodeos and MSU Graduation. It's a central home base for countless summer activities including touring Yellowstone National Park, fishing, rafting, hiking, tubing, golfing, shopping, or sampling menus at all the great restaurants nearby.
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Key Residence Features:
2 Living Rooms | Gourmet Kitchen | Fireplace
View and Location:
Mountain Views | Quiet Neighborhood | 38 Miles to Big Sky Resort | 34 Miles to Bridger Bowl | 75 Miles to West Yellowstone | Prime secluded location to many fun outdoor adventures!
Bedroom 1: Master | King-sized bed | Main Level
Bedroom 2: King-sized bed | Main Level
Bedroom 3: King-sized bed | Main Level
Bedroom 4: Two Double-under-twin Bunks | Lower Level
Bedroom 5: Two Double-under-twin Bunks | Lower Level
Bathroom 1: Master Ensuite | Double Vanity | Standing Shower | Toilet | Main Level
Bathroom 2: Jack/Jill Style | Single Vanity | Standing Shower | Toilet | Main Level
Bathroom 3: Single Vanity | Shower/Tub Combo | Toilet | Lower Level
Bathroom 4: Half Bathroom | Single Vanity | Toilet | Main Level
Kitchen Amenities and Supplies:
Standard Coffee Machine | Toaster Oven | Blender | Crockpot | Bakeware | Tea Kettle | Cooking Utensils | Basic Spices | Dishwasher | Microwave | Gas Range | Fridge | Freezer
Table for 8 people | Bar seating for 4 | Breakfast Table for 4
What We Provide:
Stay Montana provides a complementary starter kit of amenities to make your stay more comfortable
Linens: Sheets | Pillows | Blankets | Comforters | Body Towels | Hand Towels | Hot Tub Towels
Hygiene: 1 individual travel sized Bee Kind by Gilchrist & Soames soap, shampoo and conditioner per bathroom
Household: 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom | 2 extra trash bags per can
Kitchen: Salt and Pepper | 2 rolls of paper towels | 10 dishwasher tablets | 1 bottle liquid dish soap | 1 Sponge
Laundry: 10 laundry detergent pods
Wood Burning Fireplace - firewood provided | Washer & Dryer | Central Air Conditioning
**This home DOES feature Central Air and has ceiling fans for convenience!**
Private Hot Tub | Ample Parking | Deck | Gas Grill | Patio Set | Amazing Views
Summer: Festivals | Fishing | Fly Fishing | Golf | Hiking | Kayaking | Mountain Biking | Rafting | Rock Climbing | Swimming | Boating | Scenic Drives | Sightseeing | Shopping | Dining
Winter: Cross Country Skiing | Downhill/Alpine Skiing | Ice Skating | Sledding/Tubing | Snowboarding | Snowmobiling | Snowshoeing | Shopping | Dining
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) - speeds cannot be guaranteed based upon weather or usage in the area | Smart TV
Carbon monoxide detector | Smoke alarms | Fire extinguisher
Stay Montana Professional Cleaning Standards:
Cleaning products (CDC approved) applied with microfiber cloths | Sheets and Towels are laundered by a commercial laundry facility (not in the home) | Professionally trained cleaning staff using personal protective equipment | Disinfection of high touch areas using a pressurized sprayer (or electrostatic sprayer) – counters, light switches, remotes, door handles | Individually packaged, eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and soap.
Linens Provided | On-Call Maintenance | Concierge | 24-hour Emergency Line | Property Specific Guide Sent Prior to Arrival
No smoking | No pets allowed | Additional taxes and fees may apply | Minimum Age Requirement - 25 Years old | Required Vacation Rental Agreement to be signed by guest prior to arrival | No outside Fires during Fire Season on any outdoor fire pit