Spectacular views of rugged mountains and pristine pine forest combined with close proximity to the Mountain Village set the stage here for all your Montana adventures, any time of year. Privately located in a serene wooded setting about halfway between Moonlight and Big Sky Resort, 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, up to 4 vacationing couples, or the annual guys/gals getaway, this 3,000 sq. foot ski-accessible log home provides plenty of space to gather, or spread out, in style. Infusing rustic elegance with modern amenities, no detail has been overlooked. The cozy abode features a log interior and open floor plan, with windows framing Lone Peak and Andesite Mountain like precious pieces of art. On the breathtaking back deck whip up some sizzling steaks on the propane grill, or just relax and take it all in. Cap off the day with a starlit soak in the new outdoor hot tub. Savor the good life up here! Minutes from Lone Mountain, and only 45 scenic miles from West Yellowstone, White Otter is your base camp to lifelong memories and fun for everyone. Make this happy alpine retreat a tradition in your travels.
Ski Rating 3: (Anticipated opening date for White Otter lift is December 16, but the lift may open earlier in the season depending on snow conditions)
This property is ski accessible vs. true ski-in/out. It is possible to come in and out on skis, but poling and skating will be necessary. Ski Out:
Two options. Trail is groomed immediately to left of house. Ski the trail to the bottom and turn right. You will need to skate/pole for approximately 100 yards to lift. Option two is to go to the top of the driveway put skis on and skate or walk the road to the end of the cul-de-sac that connects with the lift. Take White Otter lift to White Wing Run. Ski In:
Lower Morningstar to second set of Powder Ridge signs on the left. Follow the signs for White Otter Access and follow the access trails back towards the White Otter skier bridge. Cross over the bridge and immediately turn right on the groomed access and ski back under the chair lift. Follow to the bottom of the White Otter Chair and take a right turn on the groomed access behind the lift. Follow this slightly down sloping trail for 100 yards back to area behind the cabin and hike up to the cabin. Option 2 is to ski past the bottom of the chair lift to the cul-de-sac and skate or walk the road back to the cabin.
Beds | Baths:
Sleeps 12 in beds; 13 with use of loft futon. Up to 13 allowed.
Bedroom 1- Queen bed | shared (adjacent) full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | main level
Bedroom 2- King bed | shared (adjacent) full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | lower level
Bedroom 3- Queen bed | shared full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | lower level
Bedroom 4- Two queen beds and one full bed | shared (adjacent) full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | upper level
Bonus space- Full futon | shared (adjacent) full bath, shower/tub, toilet, sink | upper level loft
Rollaway available for a $100 rental fee
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
Kitchen | Dining:
Granite counters- No
Stainless appliances- No
Electric range- Yes
Ice Maker- No
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)
Bar soap (1 small bar per sink)
Washer and dryer
Telephone- local calls only
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 4-6 person- on lower level patio
Propane grill, propane provided- on main level deck (near kitchen), or in garage
Outdoor fire pit- no
4 wheel drive required in winter (steep driveway)
Double car garage
Space for 4 vehicles
No smoking permitted
No pets permitted
Cleaning fee: $425
Options For a Fee:
Pack n play
Box of board games
Wii games (box of 5)
Late or early check in/out
Our rental was great had lots of space, we had 6 adults and 5 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. Snowed everyday and were able to do sledding with the kids right at the cabin and relax in the hot tub in the evening. Left behind one of the kids stuffed animals, it was found and is now on its way to us. We would use Big Sky Vacation Rental again
Reviewed: Mar 27, 2018
Big sky vacation rentals stayed in touch giving us precise details regarding location and check in/ checkout details.
We loved the easy check in and check out. They were very attentive to any needs we had. The house was was very spacious sleeping 12 adults very comfortably. We were even able to entertain family that live in the meadows 1 night. Our kids loved the fireplace and wood burning stove. Plenty of space to have 3 different games going on. We had a little difficulty skiing in the end of first day but quickly learned our way. Follow white otter lift. We had several non skiers that enjoyed shopping the meadows and town square. Would highly recommend Olive Bs for lunch. And of course blue moon bakery and pizza. Moonlight had amazing skiing and much less crowded
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2018
The team went above and beyond to make our stay great. Meeting us onsite shortly after arrival to review policies and see that we were settled in was a nice touch. When a member of our group (3 year old) broke his leg on slopes, the President of the company called us personally to assist with getting him to a peds orthopedic and offered to help in any way. Great, fantastic, customer service.
Excellent stay in White Otter 35. Our two families felt right at home in this very clean and well-stocked home. Great location to lifts, lots of room outside for the kids to build snow-forts and sled, and a hot tub to take the aches and pains out of the days skiing! The Big Sky staff were exceptional. Cannot say enough good about their hospitality and professionalism. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2018
Great house in a great location that perfectly accommodated 9 guys on our annual ski trip. Big Sky Vacation Rentals was very pleasant to work with and their assistance in delivering our lift tickets and shipped skis to the house was a major convenience that helped us save time and allowed us to maximize our time on the mountain from day one. Very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions of which areas of Big Sky to take advantage of.
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2018
The views, the house, the snow....Big Sky is simply amazing and a must visit. This cabin had every amenity that we needed during our stay and our group of 11 fit very comfortably.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2018
By far the best rental experience I've had with a property management company. They were incredibly attentive and hospitable. When we started having trouble with the hot tub on the 2nd night they had someone over in less than 30 minutes to fix it. The house was perfect for our group of 11, and you couldn't ask for a better location in proximity to the mountain. The walk to and from the access lift is very short. Another nice touch was the lift ticket pickup. Get in touch with the concierge before your arrival and they'll deliver your lift tickets to the house ahead of you free of charge. It made things much easier.
Waterville Valley, US
Reviewed: Jan 10, 2018
One phone call was all it took, booking was complete within minutes.
The house is great, perfect for a family with kids. View of Big Sky is outstaniding. Location is perfect with ample room and amenities.
Boca Raton, US
Reviewed: Aug 11, 2017
All positive for dealing with rental members. They even came when we checked in to make sure we were all set & to see if we had any questions. Great company.
The cabin is picturesque. The yard is filled with daisies and the mountain views are spectacular. There is a small creek down the hill a ways & my kids loved exploring it. Every evening we saw deer in the yard. The patio is great with lots of seating. Can't beat a soak in the nice hot tub either! There are plenty of bedrooms & the kids loved the loft area. The property feels remote yet It's close to mountain village & town. There are awesome hikes close by, I highly recommend the Beehive Basin Hike. The views are stunning!
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2017
Everyone was so nice and very accommodating!
Our stay at 35 white Otter was amazing! The cabin was gorgeous, super clean and had all the amenities needed. The cabin was very spacious for our whole group where everyone could fine a place to chillax after a long day of skiing; or join together at the long dinning table for evening games. The inside was very cozy and comfortable, and the wrapping deck had such a beautiful view!
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2017
Our stay in this cabin was wonderful. All 4 of our families fit very well in this spacious cabin. The upper game room and large deck were utilized often. We saw 2-3 deer outside almost every morning. The property management company was also very helpful. We'd definitely stay here again.
Reviewed: Apr 2, 2017
John & Barb
New Brighton, MN, US
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2016
Our stay at 35 White Otter was fabulous! The cabin was equipped with everything we could possibly need during our 13 day stay. We appreciated the initial visit from one of your staff to show us where things were and to answer any questions we had.
The views from the cabin, of Lone Peak, and of Big Sky Village and the surrounding area were phenomenal. It was a joy to wake up the that view each morning. The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of hot water, we liked the body wash/shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the showers, and the lotion was a nice touch too.
We used the fireplace in the great room a couple of evenings, and enjoyed the gas fireplace downstairs as well. We enjoyed reading out on the deck on the sunny afternoons.
All in all, our experience was excellent. We would love to return.
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016
The house was fantastic, beautiful setting, it did accommodate perfectly our group of 13. Plenty of dishes and linens. Matched perfectly the pictures and even more !! Would come back here with no hesitation. Thank you for having us and making our family reunion so special!!
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2016
Perfect Mountain Retreat-
Stayed at this home during the last week of skiing at Big sky in April 2016 with a group of girlfriends. This home is a fantastic place for a few families or a group of adult friends. The loft upstairs is a perfect place for the kids to hang out and sleep, or a quiet get away from the larger group to rest. There is a nice deck with plenty of seating overlooking Big Sky resort. The outdoor hot tub is situated under several beautiful pine trees and it's the perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes with the snow gently falling. The kitchen is well-appointed, plenty of TV's if you like to stay tuned in and fast, reliable wi-fi to stay connected. You can ski in/out or make a short 1/2 block walk on a paved road to the base of the White Otter lift to begin and end your ski day. We skied in and out the whole week, coming back for lunch every day at the house. It's really convenient. Love this house and hope to return some day!
Reviewed: Mar 25, 2016
What a great vacation-
What a great cabin. Lots of room and beds plus a great view. Very clean and everything you could want. Our family had a great ski vacation.
Reviewed: Mar 12, 2016
Best family ski vacation ever-
The cabin/home we stayed in was beautiful and functional. We could walk or ski to the lift. Big Sky/Moonlight is awesome - no need to go to Colorado ever again - no lift lines after the initial morning rush... powder, it was first runs all day long if you looked for them! Terrain for every ability.
Reviewed: Mar 8, 2016
Perfect location and easy with the family.
We were looking for the perfect ski in/out location that our teenagers could come and go as needed throughout the day. We found it at White Otter #35. We left each morning and as a group and then able to split off and meet back for lunch and at the end of the day. We never had to worry! Plus the cabin is a perfect size for big family breakfasts and dinners and you can't beat the amazing views. I highly recommend.
Reviewed: Feb 17, 2015
Great Family/ Group Accommodations!
My family (2 kids and husband) meet 2 other families at this rental house. We loved it! There was space for everyone to hang out, play games, cook, and quiet time. It was a ski in and ski out so we could come back for lunch. My daughter and husband could head in early for the day and hot tub while my son and I could stay out in ski longer.. The place was very clean and gorgeous! I loved the deck on a sunny day or for early morning coffee. Must stay here if going to Big Sky with a large family or a group.