Big Sky Private Home | Big Dog Lodge

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Ski In and Ski Out Access

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14 guests


4 bedrooms


4.5 full baths


No Pets


4000 sq. ft.

Ski Access

Enchanting views of Lone Peak, the Middle Fork Creek, and the surrounding mountain expanse make Big Dog Lodge the perfect backdrop any time of year for your Big Sky adventures.  Located only a short stroll from the Mountain Village and base area, yet beautifully secluded, the ski-in/ski-out property overlooks a pristine pine forest and whispering mountain stream, providing plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching. This 4,000 sq. foot Montana log home is well-suited for two families, larger groups, or the annual guys/gals getaway, offering an abundance of elegant space to gather, or spread out, in style.  With a toasty fireplace and picturesque deck on each of its 3 levels, this cozy, storybook home is sure to satisfy and amaze.  Don't forget the marshmallows!  Equipped with an outdoor fire pit, you can live in luxury and still experience a genuine creekside campfire under the stars.  Splendidly isolated yet close enough to all the action, and only 45 scenic miles from West Yellowstone, this incredible alpine retreat makes an inspired starting point for wherever your day takes you!

Big Dog Lodge is part of our Platinum Collection

Ski Rating 3.5: Ski in and out to Big Sky Resort. Best for skiers. Possible for children and snowboarders, but ski-in can be more difficult for these groups. It may be easier to pick up children or snowboarders in skier drop off area at the end of the day.
Ski Out:
Ski down driveway and take a left. Follow the road to the end to the Thunderwolf Lift Access.
Ski In:
Ski In - Intermediate and Expert take Silverknife to Bear Back Poma. Ski past the bottom of the Poma on the ski trail to Low Dog Road. From here ski the road back to the house. We recommend beginners ski to the Summit Hotel and walk out the front of the hotel and ski the road the whole way back down to Low Dog Road. Silverknife may be too step for beginners. Note: During periods of melting the road could be exposed and cause the property to lose ski access since the road is necessary for parts of the process.
Home is only ski accessible when road is snow covered.


Beds | Baths:
Sleeps 13 in beds.  Up to 14 allowed w/ rollaway.

Bedroom 1- King bed | private full bath, walk-in shower and soaking tub, toilet, sink | upper level
Bedroom 2- Queen bed and loft with queen bed | private 3/4 bath, walk-in shower, toilet, sink | upper level
Bedroom 3- Queen bed | private full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | lower level
Bedroom 4- Twin bed with twin top bunk and full bed with twin top bunk; twin trundle bed below | shared (adjacent) 3/4 bath, walk-in shower, toilet, sink | lower level
Rollaway available for a $50 rental fee; up to 2 available
Linens Provided: 2 extra pillows, extra blanket in each closet
Towels Provided: 6 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 4 washcloths per bathroom | 6 hot tub towels 

Extra Bath:
1- half bath, toilet and sink | main level
Kitchen | Dining:
Granite counters- Yes
Stainless appliances- Yes
Gas range- Yes
Refrigerator and extra full size fridge- Yes
Dishwasher- Yes
Microwave- Yes
Ice Maker- Yes
Coffee maker- Yes
Keurig- Yes
Coffee grinder- Yes
Mixer- Yes
Toaster- Yes
Kitchen utensils- Yes
Crockpot- Yes
Blender- Yes
Roasting pan- Yes
Bakeware- Yes
Dishes, glasses, silverware- 14 settings
Pantry items- basic spices only
Table seating- 8
Bar seating- 4

Living Room
Main living fireplace- gas
Downstairs living fireplace- gas
Main living seating- 11
Downstairs living seating- 5
Game Room: 
Location- lower level living room
Games- pool table
TV with gaming system; Wii with two remotes
Seating- 5
Unit Starter Supplies:
Kitchen bags
Dishwasher tabs
Dish soap (1 bottle)
Sponge (1 new)
Paper towels (2 rolls)
Foil, cling wrap
Coffee filters (coffee not supplied)
Toilet paper (4 rolls per bathroom)
Kleenex (1 box per bathroom)
Laundry soap (full size)
Dryer sheets (1 box)
Stain remover (1 bottle)
Glass cleaner (1 bottle)
Bath gel
Bar soap (1 small bar per sink)
Body lotion

Washer and dryer
Satellite TV 
Telephone- local calls only
Wireless internet
Gaming system- Wii 
iPod/MP3 docking station, music player or wireless speaker
At least one DVD/Blu-ray player
Ski storage in garage
Snow removal service provided
Central air- not available
Fans and humidifiers

Private hot tub 7-8 person- on lower level deck
Propane grill, propane provided- on main level deck (near kitchen)
Outdoor fire pit- yes (wood-burning; wood not provided)
4 wheel drive required
Double car garage
Space for 4 vehicles 
House Rules:
No smoking permitted
No pets permitted
Cleaning fee: $550
Options For a Fee:
Pack n play 
Highchair/booster seat
Box of board games
Wii games (box of 5)
Late or early check in/out

Floor Plan

3D Virtual Tour



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Season Start End Night Min Nights
New Year11/21/20184/21/2019$2,3957
Late Fall9/8/201811/20/2018$5153
4th of July6/30/20187/5/2018$6253
Early Summer6/16/20186/29/2018$5753
Early Spring4/15/20184/22/2018$5753
Late Winter4/7/20184/14/2018$5253
Prime Winter2/21/20184/6/2018$1,0554
Winter 22/15/20182/20/2018$1,4293
Winter 11/17/20182/14/2018$7553


Ponte Vedra, US
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2018
Property Manager
The rental home, the Big Sky Vacation Rentals process and staff, and our time in the home were all excellent.
Colfax, US
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2016
This home exceeded our family's expectations. The views are beautiful and the home is very well stocked. The location was great too. We hope to return in the future!
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2016
We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for us. It was stocked very well. Very friendly staff. We could not have asked for anything better. A beautiful home and perfect for our reunion.
Reviewed: Apr 3, 2016
TripAdvisor Review: Exquisite Mountain Retreat. These Snowboarders loved it! We chose Big Dog Lodge for my husband's 50th Birthday family retreat. The feel of the lodge is exactly how you picture it...huge comfy family areas, excellent location, stunning fireplaces and views of Lone Peak. I would stay here again and again. An excellent travel approach is to fly into Bozeman a day early and stay at The Lark. This allows for no-fuss travel delays during winter storms so we do not pay for an expensive rental we are not using. It gives our gear (which is frequently left off of flights) a day to catch up. We started off with Private Chef Matthew Fritz for our arrival dinner. He was amazing! He even dabbled in some vegan cooking and baking to wow our daughter. The incredibly thoughtful gesture was impressive. I highly recommend him for one or more meals (he even does drop off dinners). OzSsage came to the house for messages as well, and both masseuses were professional and pleasant. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of fantastic pillows, and this is the first ski rental in 10 years that had excellent climate control in all areas of the house. No overheating. It was perfect! The kitchen was well stocked. K-Cup coffee makers are incredible in a ski rental, and this is the first time we have had one. The Platinum Collection features were a valuable asset, and the staff at BSVR, Elaine especially, was attentive and accommodating. Sarah at Blue Print Travel helped with some concierge arrangements and we were grateful for her expertise. The house is easy and cozy-feeling for its size. As snowboarders, I dropped the family off at the base, and I took the short walk and trail to Thunder Wolf Ski Lift each day. The "Snowboard In" was a piece of cake from the bottom of Silver Knife. Short walks are easy in Board Boots. Skiers likely enjoy nearly full ski in and ski out. A favorite highlight was the Dinner at Everett's 8800. That is an unmissable experience, especially in the spring, when you can watch the sunset during the cocktail hour. Our whole family is a huge fan of Andesite Mountain for snowboarding, preferring it over Madison. The runs are very snowboard annoying traverses and stall-outs on the Blue Runs. Elk Park Ridge, Elk Park Meadows and Big Horn were favorites. Silver Knife is excellent for getting home, Tippy's Tumble is great for getting to Ramcharger Lift, and a bowl of Elk Chili and a glass of wine at 3:15 pm at Everett's before heading down on an empty mountain at last call was the rarest of treats. Next trip, we will venture more on the Lone side. We ate most meals at the house since the place was too fantastic to leave. Previous visits we found Moonlight Basin Lodge and Buck's T4 to be excellent dining options. Blue Moon delivered a great pizza to the house for the kids. We usually provision at Costco in Bozeman before heading up the mountain. It is especially perfect for wine, soups and munchies. Hungry Moose and Roxy's have plenty of provisions, otherwise. We are always grateful for people who share their perfect retreats so we can enjoy them, and we extend heartfelt gratitude for an absolutely perfect vacation to all of Big Sky.
Reviewed: Feb 19, 2016
TripAdvisor Review: Best house we have rented in 10 years- Every year we have a college reunion at a ski town. This was the best house we have ever stayed in. It was very spacious, clean, and convenient. The kitchen had more than enough cookware and utensils- they even had 3 crock pots! The extra fridge in the garage was nice for storing drinks. The lay out was perfect - it allowed some privacy still even if thought we had 14 adults. The hot tub was one of the highlights as well- allowed us to fit more people than the usual 4-6. The rental company was very helpful as well, they showed up and walked us through how to use everything. The internet wasn't working at first (for the first 30 minutes) but they showed up and fixed it right away. Great house- highly recommend. oh and how could I forget- very accessible to the ski resort. We skied in and skied out every day!
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2015
We had a large group and the house was just perfect. Good sized rooms and space enough for everyone. The location was great and the views of Lone Peak were fantastic from the living room. It is a short walk to the lift and you are right at the main resort. The teenagers in our group loved the pool table and downstairs game room. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a great house with a great location.
Reviewed: Feb 21, 2015
TripAdvisor Review: Big Dog Lodge is Amazing! This gorgeous log home was the best choice for a family of 8. We could ski down the road to the Thunderwolf lift in the mornings easily and ski back via the Bear Back poma lift too. My family loved this place and we will always cherish these memories. The large great room was fun for everyone to hang out in and the kids liked the lower level because of the games and pool table. The views of the Spanish Peaks off the back decks are spectacular and we couldn't have asked for a better home. Big Sky Vacation Rentals is a good company to rent from and they will help you with whatever you need. We will definitely be back!

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