Enjoy the good life and loads of mountain fun! Happy Trails can be your own 22-acre private estate. This upscale home is made for families -- large ones! It is perfect for family reunions or several families traveling together. From the big main house to the quaint guest house, the party barn, and beautiful land, you’ll have space for everyone in your clan. Want to unwind? Family members will have space to soak in the jacuzzi, roast marshmallows by the campfire, snuggle up next to the roaring fireplace, or take a nap on the sunporch. Want to get on your feet? Rally a game of ping pong, throw some darts, pick wildflowers or cut down your own Christmas tree right on the property!
This is a mountain haven for any time of year: outdoor activities abound in all seasons. Summer play includes rafting, biking, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and world class rivers for fly fishing. Winter in Big Sky boasts the "Biggest Ski in America" with the most acreage for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Need speed? Go dogsledding or snowmobiling. Happy Trails is the perfect base camp for all activities as it is perfectly located so close to everything. The famous North Fork trailhead is just steps out our back door for summer hiking and winter cross-country Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Big Sky Town Center is just 2 minutes away, Big Sky Resort is a few miles up the road, and Yellowstone National Park is just an hour away!
This is a true vacation compound that your clan will want to return to year after year to relive memories or make new ones!
Upon entering the main house, you are greeted with a 20 ft tall, double-sided wood burning fireplace that separates the entry and main living area. Take in the view from the open plan living, lined with windows and sliding doors that open onto an expansive deck overlooking acres of tall pines. A modern, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, seats 3, leads to a dining table that seats 10. Off the kitchen, you will also find the laundry room and a screened-in summer porch. Enjoy milder days out here relaxing on the porch daybed or having tea in the sun-filled room. A cozy master suite with fireplace is also on the main floor. The entire house is furnished in luxurious Montana decor.
The beautiful split log staircase will lead you up to a cozy reading nook and office. Curl up in the swivel rocker chair with a good book or rock the baby to sleep. This bright and airy space has a great view of the property and barn. If you have to bring work on vacation, there is a huge partners’ desk, allowing two people to work simultaneously. (A scanner, copier and fax machine are available for your use.)
Downstairs from the main level, you’ll find another master ensuite and the bunk room with private bath. The huge bunk room sleeps 4, with its own TV area featuring a large screen TV, DVD player and movies, Xbox, couch, chairs, and fireplace. Great for the kiddos to have their own space! Down the hall sits the other master suite with fireplace and ensuite. Both downstairs rooms open to the expansive back yard, large jacuzzi, and acres of private land.
The main house sleeps 8 in three bedrooms: 2 king beds in the master suites and 4 twins in the bunk room. Bedrooms all have their own spacious seating areas and private fireplaces, great for curling up for reading or relaxing after a day of activities.
The guest house is a home in itself, located across the gravel driveway from the main house. It has a living room, full kitchen, dining room AND 3 bedrooms, all outfitted in chic mountain cabin décor. The views from here are nothing short of spectacular. The front of the house opens to a mud room surrounded by windows, a living room, a kitchen with modern appliances, and a dining area for 8. Down the hall are the three bedrooms, hall bath, and full laundry room. The first bedroom, named the "Wildflower Room", features a king bed and sitting area. It shares a common dual sink full bath with the adjacent "Cowboy Room". This room features 2 twin beds with headboards made from old barn doors. The master suite, or "Ski Room", spans the width of the house and features a king bed and ensuite bath.
The Guest House sleeps 6 in three bedrooms: 2 king beds and 2 twins.
OK! Now the party barn... A 3000 sq ft state-of-the-art barn turned into the ultimate gathering space. Ping pong, dart board, and lounge/TV area will keep you entertained for hours. For an adventurous pair, we have converted the tack room into a bonus bedroom. It features 2 twin beds, a closet, and a 15 ft ceiling. It sits in the front corner of the barn next to a half bath. This bedroom and bath are heated year long, but the Party Barn is primarily used during the non-winter months.
The Party Barn bedroom sleeps 2: 2 twins in one bedroom.
During the summer we can accommodate 18 guests - in the 16 spaces above, plus if you need 2 more beds, we can set up our Airstream camper on the property. Your teens will actually fight over this glamping option! (Use of camper is an additional $250 per day. Dry use.)
The outdoor area is extensive -- 22 acres just for you -- giving your family privacy and an unobstructed mountain view. The kids will love the freedom to run and explore! The open area close to the house is perfect for snowman building or ball games in the summer. You’ll love the campfire area, connecting the main house and guest house, with lounge chairs for roasting those perfect s'mores and telling stories.
Walk the trails on the property and access the North Fork trailhead, just steps out the back door, for summer hiking and winter cross-country Nordic skiing.
Closer in, take in the 360 degree mountain views from the many porches and decks or enjoy your morning coffee in the screened-in summer porch. A large jacuzzi is waiting for you après ski or for a post-hike soak. Ahh! This is the life!Parent Notes: The acreage is expansive. Little ones should always be supervised outside.
For the little ones
Happy Trails is outfitted for every age and stage, babies, toddlers and kids. You can rest assured that there is something for the whole family here! See Clanventure’s gear guarantee -- our list of what we deem necessary in each home. From a pack ‘n play to a highchair to nightlights, we’ve got the details covered.
The bunk room was designed with kids in mind! They will love the rustic log bunks and their own sitting area with fireplace. It’s the perfect spot for movies and board games. There is also a game table for mini games of pool, ping pong and air hockey.
We've sent the horses on their own vacation and cleared out the new barn to make space for a dream game room. Open the barn doors, and be treated to amazing mountain breezes. You will find something for everyone in the Party Barn. Choose from watching an old western movie on the flat screen TV, a game of darts, playing cards, or competing for the king of the mountain ping pong championship.
Cross Country Skiing: The North Fork Trail -steps from our back door- is just part of the 85 groomed kilometers of nationally ranked cross-country ski trails maintained by our neighbor, Lone Mountain Ranch. How about snowshoeing? Yes, please! Trails also meander around our property. So accessible, so easy.
Skiing and Snowboarding: Big Sky Resort is only 3 miles away. 5,800 acres, 300 named runs on 4 connected mountains make it the biggest skiable acreage in America. Snow enthusiasts come to leave crowds and traffic behind, lapping ski runs with hardly a wait.
Group ski lessons are available for ages 4 on up, both half and full day. There is also childcare available at the slopes from age 6 months and a Kids Club from 4:00-6:00pm everyday during ski season.
Other Winter Activities: Dog sledding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides. Also snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park (just an hour away).
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Hiking: Some of the best hiking is just outside your back door. The North Fork trailhead borders our property and offers plenty of hiking options. Three of the top ranking hikes in Montana are just a few miles away.
Fly fishing: Anglers from all over the world head to the rivers surrounding Big Sky, Montana. The blue ribbon rivers include: Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Big Hole, and Missouri.
Other Summer Activities: Mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, bridge jumping.
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General Activities around Big Sky
Crail Ranch Museum - Visit the Crail family's 1902 log cabin homestead and learn about how some of Big Sky's first settlers lived.
Golf Course, Disc Golf, Boulder climbing, camping.
Minimum stay is 3 days. There is a 6 night minimum in the summer season (May 28-August 9), Thanksgiving week (November 20-27) and during the Christmas and New Years holiday (December 19-26 and December 26-January 2).
Renter understands and agrees that rental is at your own risk. The owner is not responsible or liable for the personal injury, property damages or acts of nature to the renter’s property. The owner is not responsible for the loss of money, jewelry, or any valuables therein. The Renter will be responsible for any and all lost or damaged items and damage to/at the rental property.
NO EVENTS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS, WEDDINGS unless previously agreed
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADULTS IS 12 (sleeps up to 16 with children, up to 18 in the Summer)
NO ADULTS ON TOP BUNK BEDS (over 18, or anyone over 115lbs)
NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 ALLOWED ON THE 2nd FLOOR DECK UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
NO GUESTS UNDER 25 ALLOWED TO RENT/SIGN AGREEMENT (Signer must be a guest).
NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAKERS.
USE JACUZZI AT YOUR OWN RISK
COVER THE JACUZZI AFTER EACH USE
DO NOT MOVE ANY FURNITURE
DO NOT LEAVE ANY FIREPLACE ON WHEN LEAVING THE ROOM
EXTINGUISH FIREPIT COMPLETELY WITH HOSE AFTER EACH USE
NOTHING EXCEPT TOLIET PAPER DOWN TOILET (SEPTIC SYSTEM)
LIMITED FOOD DOWN GARBAGE DISPOSAL (SEPTIC SYSTEM)
.** PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE ARE NOTIFIED OF FAILURE TO COMPLY BY THE HOUSE, CONTRACT AND/OR NEIGHBORHOOD RULES IT CAN RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMATION OF YOUR CONTRACT, VACATION, AND FORFEITURE OF THE TOTAL RENTAL PAYMENT.**
Check-In time is 4:00 PM MST or later.
Checkout time is 10:00 AM MST on your departure date.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Down Payment: 1/3rd of total (non-refundable) due to book. This, along with an approved Rental Agreement will secure your dates. Your booking is completed only after both the down payment is processed and the completed Rental Agreement is reviewed and approved. You will receive a confirmation email stating completion of the above. The remaining payments will be in 2 installments - 60 days prior, 30 days prior to your arrival date.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The down payment to book is nonrefundable. Cancellations made within 60 days from your arrival date will result in a refund of ½ of the 2nd installment. Cancellations made within 30 days of your arrival date will result in complete forfeiture of 2nd and 3rd payment.
STORM POLICY: We follow the City of Big Sky’s ordinance pertaining to weather. If the city orders a mandatory evacuation, we will fully refund for the days not used due to the evacuation ordinance.
YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES PROPERTY PROTECTION, UP TO $1000 COVERED FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE DURING YOUR STAY.
Nearest airport: Bozeman (BZN), less than an hour away
Nearest supermarket: Roxy's Market and Cafe, 2.8 miles
Nearest farmers’ market: Big Sky Farmers Market, 2 miles
Summer/Fall Wednesdays, 5-8pm
Nearest restaurant: Dante's Inferno, 1 mile, plus many choices in town only 2 miles away, or resort 5 miles away
Nearest golf course: Big Sky Golf Course, 4 miles
Nearest community park: public baseball field, jungle gym, outdoor pavillion, boulder climbing, skate park, disc golf, grassy lawn, 4 miles
Nearest Fly Fishing River: Gallatin River, 5 miles
Nearest gas station: Conoco Big Sky, 5 miles
Nearest ATM: American Bank ATM, 3 miles
Nearest urgent care facility: Big Sky Urgent Care, 3 miles
Nearest hospital: Big Sky Medical Center, 3 miles
Nearest pharmacy: Bozeman Deaconess Pharmacy at Big Sky, 3 miles