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Moonlight Basin Booms

Much is new near Ulery’s Lake: forest lodges, lake cabins, and a chairlift



Views from the 1,534-square-foot cabin design by Lake | Flato [Photo by Zak Grosfield]

​If you’re familiar with Big Sky, Montana’s exclusive Moonlight Basin community, then perhaps you’ve seen the handful of exciting changes sweep over the area in recent months. From the Stagecoach lift to two new neighborhoods, there are fresh sights to be seen. 

Stagecoach Chairlift

In the winter 2018 season, Big Sky Resort’s brand new Stagecoach chairlift became the resort’s 36th lift. From the Big Couloir at the top of the tram, The Headwaters Chutes, and the off-piste North Summit to refreshing glades, terrain-park rails, and gratifying corduroy, the resort’s 5,800 acres and 4,350 feet of vertical offer something for everybody. The Stagecoach lift also access two new ski-in, ski-out neighborhoods in the area, The Timbers and Lake Cabins. The free-flowing, indoor-outdoor spaces of both of these new neighborhoods bring nature closer—and the amenities beyond the front door position them for a host of recreational pursuits. 

 

The Timbers

The Timbers [Photo by Justine Jane Photography]

The Timbers is a new neighborhood in Moonlight Basin, boasting 5- and 6-bedroom mountain lodges designed for families who love skiing and the outdoors.


The Timbers [Photo by Justine Jane Photography]

The homes, created by architects Hart Howerton, range in size from 4,450 to 4,847 square feet, and are located along the Wildwood Skiway, which leads to the Stagecoach lift for access to Big Sky Resort. Each Timbers residence sits among mature pine forest and comes equipped with a dedicated ski room, garage, elevated deck and terrace.

Lake Cabins

The 1,534-square-foot cabin design by Lake | Flato [Photo by Zak Grosfield]

Set among tall pines, the brand new Lake Cabins make up Moonlight Basin’s newest neighborhood—and no, these aren’t your grandparents’ cabins. Created by architects Lake | Flato, the two designs are fresh, new interpretations of the traditional mountain cabin. The lines are clean, mountain-contemporary, and fit comfortably into the landscape and beneath the forest canopy.

The larger cabin design—1,534 square feet with two bedrooms, a bunk room, and three bathrooms—is distinguished by a slanted roof that feels right at home under the pines. On the main level, a breezeway connects the master suite and second bedroom to the open-concept great room. Downstairs, the bunk/media room accommodates kids or guests.


The kitchen inside a 1,534-square-foot cabin [Photo by Justine Jane Photography]

The 1,389-square-foot cabin design by Lake | Flato [Photo by Zak Grosfield]

The smaller cabin design is 1,389 square feet with two bedrooms, a bunk room and 2.5 bathrooms. The main level lives comfortably, with the master suite separated from the open living area by a graceful entry. Big windows and an elevated rear deck enhance the sense of space as well as the connection to nature. Downstairs, a walkout lower level adds flexibility with a second bedroom and a bunk/media room.


The 1,389-square-foot cabin design by Lake | Flato [Photo by Zak Grosfield]

Owning a Lake Cabin also provides access to Moonlight Lodge—with its pool, hot tub, steam room, family game room, and Moonlight Tavern—as well as The Reserve, Moonlight Basin’s Jack Nicklaus-signature golf course and clubhouse.

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