Cardinal Sanctuary | Big Sky Montana Resort Rental

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Near Big Sky Resort Mountain Village

  14 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  3000 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 King
Bedroom 4
2 Bunk Beds
Common Space
1 Queen


LIMITED TIME OFFER: Stay 3 nights between June 18, 2019 and Dec 25, 2019 and get the 4th night FREE. Restrictions apply. New reservations booked Jun 18 - Jul 2, 2019 only.

If you are looking for lodging very near to Big Sky resort this home has picture-perfect views of Lone Peak, forest, and creek, and close proximity to the Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village and base area, make this stunning haven in the pines the perfect starting point any time of year for all your Big Sky adventures.  Located in a serene wooded setting with a mountain stream tumbling down, you may even catch a glimpse of a friendly fox or resident moose, or perhaps the occasional bear.  Well-suited for families, groups of friends/colleagues, or up to 4 vacationing couples, this 3,000 sq. foot custom built log home provides plenty of space to gather, or spread out, in style.  Combining rustic elegance with modern amenities, no detail has been overlooked.  There's even an indoor sauna to melt the stress away.  On the beautiful decks outside, take it all in from the porch swing; go for a starlit soak in the hot tub; or just kick back and catch up around the fire pit.  Let the good times roll!  Minutes from Lone Mountain, and only 45 scenic miles from West Yellowstone, Cardinal Sanctuary is your home away from home for Montana-made memories and fun.

Ski Access:
This home is not ski accessible, but free parking is offered at Big Sky Resort.

Home Details

Sleeps 13 in beds; 14 when renting rollaway bed.  Up to 14 allowed.
Bedroom 1- King bed | private 3/4 bath, walk-in shower, toilet, sink | main level
Bedroom 2- Queen bed | shared (adjacent) full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | main level
Bedroom 3- King bed | shared full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | lower level
Bedroom 4- Twin bed with twin top bunk and one full bed with twin top bunk | shared full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | lower level
Bonus space 1- Queen bed | shared full bath (main level), shower/tub, toilet, sink | upper level loft

Rollaway available for a $100 rental fee

Bed Linens Provided: Extra pillows and extra blankets in the property

Towels Provided: 4 towels, 4 hand towels, 4 washcloths, per bathroom | 6 hot tub towels
Table Seating 8, Bar Seating 3
Granite counters- Yes
Stainless appliances- Yes
Coffee grinder- Yes
Keurig- Yes
Hand Mixer- Yes
Toaster- Yes
Crockpot- Yes

Living Room
Main living Fireplace – Wood (firewood provided)
Downstairs living Fireplace – Wood (firewood provided)
Main living seating- 7
Downstairs living seating- 5

Game Room:
Location- lower level living room
Games- pool table, dart board
TV with gaming system; Wii with two remotes
Seating- 5
Sauna- lower level bathroom
Kitchen bags 
Dishwasher tabs (20 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 (20 pods)
Cleaning solution
Pantry items- basic spices only
Bath gel
Bar soap (1 small bar per sink)
Body lotion
Ski storage in garage
Snow removal service provided
Fans and humidifiers
Gaming system- Wii
Bluetooth Speaker
Private hot tub 4-6 person- on lower level deck
Propane grill, propane provided- on main level deck (near kitchen)
Outdoor fire pit- yes, on main level deck

4 wheel drive REQUIRED in winter

Double car garage
Space for 3 vehicles 
No smoking permitted
No pets permitted
Cleaning fee: $455
No smoking permitted
Pack n play 
Concierge Services
Lift Ticket Pickup & Delivery
Highchair/booster seat
Box of board games
Wii games (box of 5)

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Boyne City, US
Reviewed: Apr 21, 2019
Property Manager
Your staff was great. I felt very informed.
Its a perfect location to just sit back and take it all in. We would highly recommend the cardinal sanctuary!!
Bristol, US
Reviewed: Mar 25, 2019
Property Manager
Big Sky Vacation Rentals were solicitous, friendly, helpful, and communicative. They were on top of any issue. Always friendly and attentive, I'd highly recommend them for anyone coming to Big Sky for skiing or anytime of the year. We loved our house - Cardinal Sanctuary. It was roomy, clean, and very convenient to the ski lift and town.
We had a fun stay in Cardinal Sanctuary. Our 4 brothers and 2 sons had a terrific time and loved the friendly and helpful service of Big Sky Vacation Rentals.
Louisville, US
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2019
Property Manager
Every interaction I had with Big Sky Vacation Rentals was a positive one. Prior to committing to the rental, I found the staff I spoke with to be very knowledgeable about the house, it's location, and the area itself. During our stay they available to help us as needed and did an excellent job maintaining the house (snow removal, etc). Very professional organization. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
This is a wonderful property. The house has an incredible view of Lone Peak and everything throughout is first class. Regarding ski access-it is a very short walk (5 minutes) to the White Otter ski lift. One of the members of our group was strong enough to ski it. Either way we did not need a car to access Big Sky-the location is great. The staff of Big Sky Vacation Rentals does an excellent job maintaining the house (snow removal/clearing walkways, etc...). A couple of other things that really made the stay for us was the hot tub with an awesome view of the mountain, the wood burning fireplace (there is ample wood supplied to the house), and the selection of games to keep everyone entertained at night. We will be back!
Reviewed: Feb 14, 2019
Property Manager
Dallas, US
Reviewed: Feb 3, 2019
Property Manager
The team at BSVR was just outstanding! From help with transportation ideas after a delayed flight left me in a predicament at the beginning of vacation, to an immediate response to any minor problem we had at the house. The issues could have easily waited a day or so, but they were at the door within hour or two to take care of things. All were so very pleasant and helpful and we couldnt have been happier with our choice in a home or a service provider.
Cardinal Sanctuary was a beautiful, well kept, very clean home with everything we needed to have a wonderful stay in Big Sky. Convienent location and the views are just beautiful from back of home! Kitchen was totally stocked for meals at home and lots of room to spread out for our family of 8. We didnt lack for anything to make the week perfect! Could easily have had another family with us and been very comfortable. We would recommend and return for a stay at this home with no hesitation!
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2018
Property Manager
This home was amazing. Very clean, nicely decorated and spacious. Everything you could need or want was there.
Harleton, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Property Manager
Chattanooga, US
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2018
Property Manager
Here again......all the right questions were asked. Seems like you knew what we needed before we ever had to ask! This was an absolutely incredible place to stay!!! The chalet was immaculate!!!! Cant say enough about how the rental agency took care of us.......from shoveling snow on our steps to delivering our lift tickets!!! Thanks so very much!!!!
Definitely will be back!!!! Amazing views......super comfortable....all the amenities a large group would ever need. Five stars in our book!!!! The best stocked chalet we had ever rented.......super!!!
Seattle, US
Reviewed: Feb 7, 2018
Property Manager
Barely worked with them. They made it super easy to just do everything on my own which is what I prefer.
Fantastic cabin that fit 11 of us. Great price and great amenities. Super close to the ski resort.
Reviewed: Jan 24, 2018
This cabin was amazing! The location is great as it is just a 3 minute drive to the main big sky ski area. The cabin itself is stunning. The living room and kitchen area has large windows so you can see the beautiful mountains. There were heaters in each room and firewood provided. Everything was great and I will definitely stay here again.
Cody, US
Reviewed: Jan 22, 2018
Property Manager
This has become an annual trip for our group of friends and while all the homes we've rented from Big Sky Vacation Rentals have been great, this house was especially amazing! The views from the deck and the view from the lower deck hot tub are breathtaking! The game room downstairs and large kitchen are great for big groups. Even though it isn't ski in/out you're so close the free skier parking that it's just as quick to the base as following the runs in/out of the other ski accessed condo areas.
Raleigh, US
Reviewed: Jan 9, 2018
Property Manager
Big Sky Rentals was superb to work with. They stayed attentive and informative the entire process and up until a day before our departure. They came by and met us when we arrived and provided great insight on restaurants and activities for the area.
Would not hesitate to book again. We loved the home and the area. Worked well with two families but certainly would suit more, but we wanted more room for spreading out.
HIghland Village, US
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017
Property Manager
Loved working with the staff at Big Sky and the whole process was easy. The customer service was amazing. The process was easy and communication was above reproach
The property is very well designed and taken care of. The floor plan worked perfectly for three families to share. We had 14 people stay comfortably and did not feel crowded. The owners thought of EVERYTHING! It was so easy and stress free. I loved the view from the balconies, sitting in the hot tub while looking at the beautiful mountains and sleeping in great beds! It was well stocked and super clean. I LOVED everything about it!
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2017
Property Manager
BSVR members where helpful and accessible when we needed to get hold of them. A representative of the BSVR visited us on our first day to review the rental policies and give suggestions or advice on the area or the house.
Cardinal Sanctuary was the perfect vacation house! Very well supplied with all the essentials for a relaxing stay. We had our grandchildren with us and they enjoyed playing inside as well as outside. We enjoyed grilling and cooking meals after a long day of outdoor activities in the area. Sitting on either deck was just what vacation is suppose to be-relaxing. The location is close enough to stores and restaurants and still far enough away that you feel you and the mountain are the only ones around. There are great restaurants and shopping nearby. We visited Yellowstone twice, my son rented a mountain bike and rode several trails nearby, most of us went white water rafting and hiked several trails.
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2017
Property Manager
Very helpful and quick to respond!
I staid in Cardinal Sanctuary in December 2016 with my family, and it was every thing I ever dreamed of and more! To start, the views are incredible from this lodge. Sipping coffee and viewing Lone Peak every morning was a delight. I slept in the loft bedroom, and it was very spacious, almost felt like a mini apartment. The noise nor the light was not a problem as I could close the shades on the window behind the bed and the bed itself sat tucked into the loft, so morning light or people in the kitchen will not wake you. Every amenity is made available to you from boot dryers in the garage, to a popcorn machine in the basement. The sauna adds a nice "Finnish" touch to this Western rustic place. There's a hot tub on the balcony, in which we used every night, even when the outside temperature was in the single digits! Sitting in the warm bubbles with a nice alcoholic beverage, and gazing at Lone Peak in the moonlight, is like being in your own romantic movie! Let's talk about the accessibility because this place is close to everything! Getting to Big Sky Resort and the ski lifts from this place is hard to beat since there are ski trails leading directly from the house to the ski lifts. Although, we opted to take the quick 3 minute warm drive around the corner to the lifts instead. Driving down the mountain to the town of Big Sky takes a scenic 20 minutes to many superb restaurants and shopping. Yellowstone National Park (West entrance) is only 50 minutes away, and about an hour from the city of Bozeman and their airport. My favorite feature of Cardinal Sanctuary is its fire place. It is very big and allows you to build your own fire, which warms the living room to a nice toasty temperature. We even took a family photo in front of it! All in all, Cardinal Sanctuary is the place you want to be all year long when you come to visit Big Sky. Views, amenities, and accessibility you can't beat!
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Reviewed: Jan 14, 2017
Property Manager
The Big Sky team contacted us multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed for check in and check out. It was great. We also need to contact them during our stay due to a minor issue with the water heater room. They were friendly and responsive and the issue was fixed immediately. Painless process! Staff is excellent.
Great house for two or three families. The layout makes it easy to be together and have separate space. Kitchen is equipped with everything and anything! Also, Big Sky rentals supplies the shampoo/soap, basic paper products and laundry soap. Fantastic.
Reviewed: Dec 26, 2016
Property Manager
Wonderful! This house was the perfect setting for our family gathering in December. The home is so cozy and comfy; the perfect place to return to after a day on the mountain. The home is a 1 minute drive to the free skier parking or skier drop location, making it very convenient. The boot dryer in the garage was also much appreciated! We utilized the sauna several times and relaxed in the hot tub each night of our stay. There are a couple large puzzles in the home that we had a good time putting together over several days of our stay, good ole wholesome family fun! There is so much to do in the area and at the house but if you need a good Netflix binge there is a Roku stick in the loft bedroom. The kitchen had all of the hardware we needed to cook several meals, including a crockpot, which was nice. There is a small home being built next door but a cluster of trees serves as a nice barrier so privacy and quiet is still maintained. I would absolutely recommend the Cardinal Sanctuary to anyone interested in a Big Sky vacation. We can't wait for our next stay!
Reviewed: Apr 2, 2016
This home is centrally located between the Big Sky ski slopes and Yellowstone National Park. It can be used for family reunions (sleeps 14) or small weddings on the balcony overlooking the mountain. We were there for spring break and witnessed the first few days of spring and an beautiful snow fall which made the skiers happy. At night we went into Big Sky for some wonderful meals and finished up in the huge covered hot tub looking out on the starry sky. The home's large glass windows look out on the mountain and a small stream where you can often see moose. It has every amenity that you could want including an outdoor gas grill and fire pit. We highly recommend this property and will definitely return.
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2015
Fantastic place and location. Every amenity you could want. Great hiking and sightseeing. Only an hour from Yellowstone. Great food. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2015
We were super happy with this beautiful home. The house was perfectly set up for a group of most any size. We had 10 in our party and had teenage children and younger ones as well. All were very happy with the house and had plenty of room. They really enjoyed the pool table and hot tub. The bedrooms were nicely decorated and spacious. We loved the deck and the view. We enjoyed a day of zip lining and whitewater rafting both within minutes of the cabin. 3 other days we made the trip to Yellowstone to take in all of the parks beauty as well. On our last day we were pleasantly surprised to wake up to moose in the front yard next to the beaver pond. We would love a return visit some day.
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2015
This property has it all! Stunning views of Lone Mountain, a meadow, and a beaver pond from both the upper and lower decks. A porch swing, barbecue, outdoor gas fire pit for making s'mores, hot tub, and sauna. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and the beds super comfortable. The bathrooms spacious with beautiful tile work. The house and property have several different areas to play games or visit so you can gather all together or find a place to just be by yourself for a bit if you want to. Plenty of TV's if you just can't resist your favorite show, but we didn't watch any when we were there because there is so much else to do. The kitchen is well supplied for cooking up your favorite meal if you want to eat in. Too warm for us to have one, but there is also indoor fireplaces with all the needed supplies to have a lovely fire inside when it is chilly. We took advantage of several of the local hikes, as well as white water rafting and zip lining. The wildflowers were blooming everywhere, and so many streams and rivers are in the area to enjoy. It was an easy 50 minute drive to Yellowstone-we went two different days and saw most of the park. Bozeman is also not far, and we want to visit some of the cute small towns in the area when we visit next time.
Reviewed: Dec 22, 2014
What a beautiful place!! We couldn't have asked for a better 'fit' for our vacation needs... this cabin truly has it all: beautiful kitchen, 2 fireplaces, 2-story deck, sauna, hot tub, pool table, dart board, board games, and a GREAT mountain view!! It is a very short drive (probably 2 min.) to Big Sky Resort. The kitchen is even stocked with some necessities! The kitchen/dining/living room were all open - which is perfect for a large group gathering & meal sharing. We wanted to take our little guys sledding... which there is not a real spot for at the resort... BUT all we had to do was walk out our front door. The cabin is built into the side of a hill/mountain, so we were able to sled right at the cabin. There is also a groomed trail a little ways down the road, that apparently takes you to the mountain for skiing. We had 9 people staying - could easily have accommodated 4-5 more people. There is a loft upstairs with a queen size bed & futon (not a lot of privacy). On the main level there is a master bedroom (w/ king size bed) & it's own bathroom. There is also a 2nd bedroom with a queen size bed & a main bath. Downstairs, there is a bedroom with a queen size bed & a 2nd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds & there is a separate bathroom (with sauna). WONDERFUL experience - would definitely do it again!!
Reviewed: May 5, 2014
TripAdvisor Review: A Room with a View...and a whole lot more- My mini-family reunion was made unforgettable in Big Sky. We stayed in this well maintained and updated property on our most recent trip to Big Sky and could not have more pleased. There was plenty of room to spread out and just enjoy each others' company. The lower level was a big hit with the popcorn maker, pool table and easy access to the hot tub. We didn't really watch a lot of tv but there are plenty to go around. Tv kind of pales in comparison to the drop dead gorgeous view out the back . Big Sky's signature mountain, Lone Peak is perfectly framed for you to enjoy over breakfast. Big Sky Vacation Rental was very helpful in making this trip happen for us. They are true professionals and know what makes for a great vacation. They give great recommendations for activities and will even send 'round a van to pick you up. They are readily available to make reservations, answer questions, or solve a problem. They also provide some the best Chapstick I have run across . I am not a skier , but there is plenty to do in the area without strapping on skis. We enjoyed a sleigh ride dinner at Lone Mountain Ranch. A sleigh ride on a cold, clear January night will make an astronomer out of anybody. For the animal lover in your group,a scenic drive down the road to West Yellowstone will take you to the Grizzly and Wolf Center. They are open year-round and I think, definitely worth a look see. And even if you don't ski, hanging out at the resort is still a lot of fun. I would definitely choose this home again and recommend it to any family, big or small. Can't wait to get back to Big Sky!
Reviewed: Mar 29, 2014
TripAdvisor Review: Sioux Road House- I cannot say enough about this wonderful property. It is a clean, well maintained property with a cozy feel and all the amenities one could ask for. We rented two houses for a wedding gathering and Sioux Rd was definitely the favorite of the two. The house is ideally situated for Big Sky skiing as well as West Yellowstone access and is an easy drive from the Bozeman airport. Big Sky Vacation Rentals management company did absolutely everything imaginable to make our stay easy and comfortable. They met us on arrival, accepted and shipped packages, had snow plowed and were available 24/7 for any issues (although we had none). I have rented many vacation homes. I only wish they managed properties all over the world!
Reviewed: Mar 14, 2014
TripAdvisor Review: Great location, beautiful views and lots of amenities- We enjoyed a family gathering with fifteen people in this beautiful cabin. There was plenty of room for everyone. The dart board, pool table, Foosball table and popcorn machine provided lots of entertainment, especially for the kids. The cabin was well appointed with nice furniture that fit the log cabin style. The kitchen was very well equipped for preparing meals for fifteen. This was my second experience staying in a house managed by Big Sky Vacation Rentals. Again I was very pleased with the service they provided and the cleanliness of the home. We had two issues with the place while there. The hot tub jets were not working (only a few of them would turn on) and the sauna had too small of a circuit breaker installed so it would trip every five minutes. After calling management they promptly had service men out to address the issues the next morning. The sauna breaker was corrected but the hot tub was only partially fixed. To complete the repair would require draining the tub completely. Big Sky Vacation Rentals was very up front about the ski access. It is not ski out. But it is an easy walk to the White Otter lift or a very short (1 minute?) drive to the next road where you could park or be dropped off right at the White Otter lift. You can ski in almost all the way to the house but boarders had to walk or shuffle a good distance. Big Sky Vacation Rentals also offered us complimentary priority shuttle pick ups in the morning but we had some non skiers/boarders in the group so we were able to just do pick ups and drop offs more easily on our own. One major draw back we found with this property was the lack of a boot drying system. It isn't listed in the amenities but I had just assumed it would be there in a ski cabin. We gave the drier a good work out and the sauna also came in handy to dry out liners, boots, gloves, etc.

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