Big Sky represents the epitome of mountain living. With only 2,400 residents, this small community is spread across three main areas, the canyon, the meadow and the mountain. Each area has its own unique residential options. Learn more about some of the main Big Sky Neighborhoods below.
Big Sky Meadow Village
The Big Sky meadow village and Town Center are the heart of the Big Sky neighborhoods. Here you’ll find the biggest concentration of restaurants, cafes, grocery markets, retail and more. The two commercial areas in the Meadow Village are the Meadow Village center and the Big Sky Town Center. This area is also the main hub for community events including the farmer’s market and music in the mountains, and is where most full-time residents live. Meadow Village neighborhoods include condos, townhomes, and single family residences as well as large estates.
With the greatest variety of residential neighborhoods and commercial real estate in Big Sky, the meadow village has evolved into the downtown of Big Sky. The meadow area is usually defined with its upper limit at Big Sky Resort and its lower limit at the junction between Lone Mountain Trail and U.S. Highway 191.
Big Sky Mountain Village
The mountain village is the Big Sky community defined as the area around the base of Lone Mountain and is where you’ll find Big Sky Resort. Located 8 miles from the Meadow Village, this area is where you will fid Big Sky’s ski-in ski-out properties. It is also close to some of Big Sky’s best hiking and biking trails. The Mountain village offers a wide variety of real estate options from large private homes to luxury condos for those who desire to be close to the heart of the ski mountain.
Many people looking to purchase real estate in Big Sky are interested in a ski vacation home. Locating properties that are ski-in ski-out is not easily searchable data for most. This is why it’s important to work with Big Sky local real estate agents like Amelia and Greg Smith to help identify these unique features.
The canyon area of the greater Big Sky market stretches along 30 miles of the magnificent Gallatin Canyon along Hwy 191. It spans the distance from the Four Corners area West of Bozeman and South to eh nearest border of Yellowstone National Park. Although it encompasses a large expanse, there is limited real estate inventory in this area. The Canyon is home to a number of rafting and fishing outfitters as well as several campgrounds and trailheads. Neighborhoods in the Gallatin Canyon area include recreational cabins, riverside homesites, single family residences and large gated estates.
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, Ophir Elementary School and Lone Peak High School are also included in this area.
Private Club Communities in Big Sky
In Big Sky there are a number of different private club communities. The main club communities are Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Moonlight Basin and the Yellowstone Club. These member-only clubs offer amenities like private ski access, outdoor recreation, clubhouses and restaurants, exclusive outdoor experiences and much more. Each has different options and levels of memberships, as well as homes located within their boundaries.
Spanish Peaks Mountain Club
Spanish Peaks Mountain Club is one of the premier Big Sky neighborhoods. It is nestled on nearly 6,000 acres of Montana’s most desirable mountain terrain with stunning views in every direction. Surrounded by National Forest and part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, endless outdoor adventures right out your backdoor. The area appeals to those seeking luxury and adventure.
Real estate in the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club includes custom mountain homes and homesites that range from 1 to 25 acres.
Currently under construction in this area is the Big Sky Montage Hotel, which will feature 150 guest rooms and suites as 39 Montage branded residences. Resort amenities include five dining establishments, lobby barn and lounge, a pub and recreation room with a bowling alley, indoor lap pool, fitness center and Spa Montage. Other perks include underground parking, ski lockers and skier services.
Some of the member benefits offered at Spanish Peaks Club include:
- Private access to fishing tributaries of the Gallatin River
- Tom Weiskopf designed golf course
- 12+ miles of hiking and mountain biking trails
- Pools, hot tub and spa
- Clubhouse with dining room & bar/lounge
- 3D Archery
- Direct ski access to Big Sky Resort
If you own a property in Spanish Peaks, you must have at least a social membership.
From modern cabins to luxury homes and acreage on which to build, Moonlight Basin Big Sky offers a variety of ownership and membership options. Tucked around the north side of Lone Peak, this area is situated upon 8,000 acres spanning from Lone Peak towards the Madison River Valley. In addition to recreation and living possibilities, Moonlight Basin is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Once an independent ski area, Moonlight Basin was developed with conservation efforts in mind, integrating wildlife corridors and keeping a good portion of the land in conservation easement. It links two sections of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and provides critical migration routes and habitat for wildlife. Moonlight Basin is unique Big Sky community providing experiences and amenities for those looking for a luxurious and adventurous mountain lifestyle.
Real Estate in Moonlight Basin offers luxury Western living that feels more remote, but is still within close proximity to Big Sky’s other communities and amenities. The Moonlight Lodge features fine and casual dining options for members and a wonderful apres ski hangout. In the summer, miles of hiking and biking trails can be accessed right from the Moonlight Basin community. In addition, many residents enjoy The Reserve at Moonlight Basin, a members-only high elevation jack Nickalus Signature golf course.
Residential options include ski-in, ski-out homes and cabins, lots and slope-side condos. There are also private homes and homesites with incredible views and access to wildlife and outdoor experiences at Ulerys Lakes, Timber Ridge and along the Jack Creek Road.
Some of the member benefits offered at Moonlight Basin include:
- golf course
- fishing pond with boats
- outdoor activity center
- private lodge with dining room & lounge
- Pools and hot tubs
- Reciprocity with Spanish Peaks Club
You do not have to own a home in the Moonlight Basin area to be a member of the club. Also, if you own a home in the Moonlight Basin area, you’re not required to be part of the club.