Swift Bear Base-INN - Easy Ski Access - Big Sky Resort

Easy ski access to Big Sky Resort, Amazing views of Lone Peak, Hike In/Out, Bike In/Out!

  11 guests
  5 bedrooms
  3 full / 1 half bathrooms
  3500 sq. ft.

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Welcome to the Swift Bear Base-INN! 

This 4-bedroom + bunk room, 3.5-bathroom custom built log home sits on Cascade Ridge overlooking all of Big Sky Resort. Surrounded by rich forest terrain, this home offers easy ski access during the Winter months; the home is also hike in/out & mountain bike in/out. The home boasts in-floor radiant heat, two separate living rooms, an air hockey table, bar area, private hot tub, and large deck overlooking Big Sky Resort. The home is under a mile from the world-famous Beehive Basin trailhead, this is the ultimate mountain home base for your Big Sky adventure. Enjoy staying in a true Montana mountain home under the Big Sky! 

In Winter, find yourself nestled into a true Winter wonderland. The legendary Big Sky Resort is just a stones throw away from the home. Big Sky Resort or, "The American Alps," grants you access to some the BIGGEST skiing in North America. The home grants you easy ski access to the main base at Big Sky. Easily catch the groomed residential ski route to make your way to the main base, this route is weather permitting and may not be the best for beginners or young children. Additionally, drive 2-miuntes to park at the free skier lot at either the main Big Sky base or the Madison base area. 
For the Nordic skiers, the world-famous Lone Mountain Ranch is just an 5-mile drive from the home. Find yourself exploring a what seems to be endless wonderland of groomed Nordic trails and snowshoeing. Other close by Winter adventures include snowmobile tours, sleigh-ride dinners, snow-coach tours of Yellowstone National Park, guided ski tours in Yellowstone, dog-sledding tours, and more!

Ski In/Out Information- Access is weather permitting, the groomed residential trail is maintained by Big Sky Resort. Additionally, please note Big Sky Resort has 6000+ acres of skiable terrain. Using the ski in/out access trails from this home can take you 20-30 minutes to get to and from the main base area. We recommend this ski access for a more experienced skier. Young children and beginners may struggle.

Ski Out- We recommend walking to the bottom of the driveway to then catch the groomed trail. The groomed trail starts at the end of the driveway across the road. This groomed trail will lead you to the White Otter Lift. From White Otter you will partially ski down the Lower Morning Star run, then make your way to the Big Sky base area. 

Ski In- Find your way to the Cascade Lift (residential access lift). You will need to side step or skate ski a short distance uphill to get onto the Cascade lift. Once off the Cascade lift you will need to walk up a set of stairs to get back onto the groomed trail. You will make your way down trail (B) to get back to the house. This trail is best for skiers, snowboarders will need to keep up their speed. 

In Summer, escape from the hustle and bustle to truly escape from it all. This home boasts an impressive landscape. Adventure the impressive explorable terrain to include nature landscaping surrounding the home, an expansive deck overlooking the wooded forest with Lone Peak towering above granting amazing views to be seen from the home, and a private hot tub. In addition, easily access a multitude of local hiking and mountain biking trails. The world-famous Gallatin River is just a 7-mile drive from the home. Enjoy community events such as the Farmer's Market and Big Sky's free Summer Concert Series (Summer events are generally spanning from mid-June through early-September). Other close by summer adventures include whitewater rafting, guided fly fishing, kayaking, zip-lining, horseback riding, hiking, hot air balloon rides, world-class mountain biking and more! 

For the Yellowstone National Park adventurer, this home grants quick access to highway 191 south which leads you to the West entrance of Yellowstone. Marvel at the unspoiled scenery during your 45-minute drive along the historic Gallatin River to the entrance of the park. This section of the park provides access to Old Faithful, Gibbon Falls, the largest gathering of Bison, and hiking trails. 

Sleeping Arrangement | Sleeps 11
Main-level Master Bedroom | Sleeps 2 | King Bed
Main-level Bunk Room | Sleeps 3 | Bunk bed, queen bottom with full over top
Downstairs Bedroom 1 | Sleeps 2 | Queen Bed
Downstairs Bedroom 2 | Sleeps 2 | Queen Bed
Downstairs Bedroom 3 | Sleeps 2 | Queen Bed

Included with your reservation:
  • Fully stocked kitchen (pantry items to include salt, pepper, and coffee filters)
  • Fresh linens, towels, and hot tub towels
  • Pillows, and blankets
  • A starter set of personal amenities (shampoo, conditioner, and body wash)
  • Convenience items (paper towels, toilet paper, sponges, dish soap, dishwasher soap, garbage bags, liquid hand soap, kitchen towels, and tissues)
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Garage space

Additional House Information:
  • For security purposes, there are surveillance/recording devices on premises. Location- doorbell camera pointing away from the house. 
  • The homes sits on heavily wooded private property. This is a prime habitat for the local wildlife. Posted house rules must be followed for your safety and the safety of the wildlife. 

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Bunk Bed
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Queen
Bedroom 5
1 Queen


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Chicago, US
Reviewed: Jan 15, 2024
Property Manager
The team was incredibly friendly and responsive. This is our second stay and booked again for next year.
We absolutely love the house. It is well equipped for cooking, relaxing and tons of games, the views are spectacular!
Reviewed: May 31, 2023
Property Manager
Aspen was super responsive and great about communicating with us!
Beautiful house. super clean and incredibly comfy. Would stay again with no hesitation. Fits so many people comfortably. Easy to find and so close to markets, the mountain and west Yellowstone. Ample parking on a quiet street.
Reviewed: Dec 23, 2022
Property Manager
Overall excellent experience. Would love to stay longer. Instructions were excellent and staff helped rapidly deal with minor internet issue.
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2022
Property Manager
Communications with the team were excellent. Texting is particularly handy.
Absolutely loved it- we had a wonderful time. The view! But also the decor and quality of the furnishings. The kitchen was well stocked with working appliances and good pots and pans. Appreciated the functioning hot tub. These are all areas that can be hit or miss sometimes with a rental.
Seal Beach, US
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2022
Property Manager
Amanda was very accessible and solved all of our issues quickly. Very easy and pleasant to work with! ALso spoke to someone on the phone who was very helpful in trying to get us the correct code for the garage.
Had a wonderful stay over the holidays in this incredible house. It is beautifully furnished, clean and has a great layout with amenities for groups of all ages. Everything was clean and comfortable, the air hockey table and spa got plenty of use and the large beautiful dining table allowed everyone to gather together for meals. The house has amazing views of the mountains as you relax by the fireplace or at the dining table. It takes less than 10 minutes to drive to Big Sky Resort, and it is close to hiking trails and a sledding run. Once we finished with our outdoor adventures we would return to the house and feel like we were truly getting away from it all. Our group of 10 had an magical vacation here and we can't wait to return to this property again!

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