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> By: Allyson T.   Hanover, MA  USA
  "The perfect home" We could not have been happier with our decision to stay at War Dance for our trip to Big Sky, it was perfect. The location is ideal - convenient yet private. If you take a right out the front door you are within walking distance of the mountain village ski base where you can find the main ticket office, ski rental and shops, bars/restaurants, and ski lifts. If you take a left out the front door you can ski down Low Dog and access the Thunder Wolf high speed quad. The home itself is beautifully decorated and the layout is spacious and accommodating. Everything we needed was there for us and the owner was always available when I called to ask questions. I highly recommend staying at War Dance if you are planning a trip to Big Sky!!
> By: David F.   Saraland, Al  USA
  We were anticipating an inviting and comfortable home for the week and we weren't disappointed. War Dance met all of our expectations. The house had everything needed for a great, relaxing vacation. Great location, just a couple of minutes from the Mountain Village. From sleds in the garage to the fully stocked cabinets that had the things we overlooked when grocery shopping, the house made us feel like we were at home. We stayed 8 nights and of course we went out a couple of nights. The house itself was so inviting it became a great part of the vacation. With the hot tub, double sided fireplace (that could be enjoyed from the living area, dining area and kitchen), the western décor, artwork, and the "cooks kitchen"; after a full day of skiing, we enjoyed cooking, relaxing, music, games with the family, and opted to stay in most nights. I hope you get as good of a feeling by providing a quality and inviting home as we do enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful property. David, Karen, Marylynn, and Betty
> By: Sharon B.   Al
  We had the best family vacation ever at your beautiful home. The kids loved the ski in/ski out feature and obviously, loved all the snow. They had numerous snow ball fights and then finished up with Frosty. We got about a foot of new snow during the week we were there. And being from Alabama, that is something we don't get to enjoy very often. The guys went fly fishing with the guide you recommended and have become "hooked" and hope to come back this summer for some more. I loved the convenience of your home to the resort area, but most of all I loved the view of the snow covered trees every morning when I woke up. Thank you for allowing us to use your home to make some beautiful memories.
> By: PTC Family   Peachtree City, GA
  I can't believe this is the last day to ski. It was another great week at Big Sky and War Dance. Yesterday was perfect weather and good snow. There are a few inches of fresh powder this morning and the clouds are clearing as I write. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us for another year.
> By: Laura J.   FL  USA
  Our trip was incredible! Your home is lovelier than ever and we enjoyed our time there so much. The weather was perfect and we took great advantage of it spending almost all day, every day outside. Fabulous! We did lots of hiking ?saw a bear on our first day while hiking the Coolridge Trail and another one while horseback riding over in Moonlight Basin! Also saw a fox and deer right on your street and lots of elk, too. Also saw tons and tons of buffalo when we went to Spanish Creek. Thanks to the information you sent us, we went to the Lewis and Clark Caverns one day and that was spectacular! We all listed that as one of our favorite things of the trip. We spent one night down near Jackson at some friends of ours who have a place in Victor, ID. Went down through Quake Lake on the way (another tip from your info!) and came back through the Tetons and Yellowstone. We also did the ski lift ride, some geocaching, a little fly fishing, and lots more hiking. We loved the Porcupine and Ousel Falls hikes especially. We ate out about half the time. Never did make it to Olive B?s but it looked really nice. I enjoyed your cookbook collection very much and made an especially good pork recipe from your Big Sky Cooking book ? so good in fact I?ve ordered a copy for myself and a friend! We also enjoyed your book collection and I was relieved to find ?The Cowboy Way? at our local library this week since I didn?t finish it at your house! Nights were spent playing cards, National Park Monopoly, pickup sticks, hot tubbing, and star gazing. Perfect! We saw the most amazing asteroid, comet, meteor or something shooting across the sky one night. It was huge!! We are already talking about another trip back next summer, although I would really like to try a Montana ski vacation, too! If we do go back again, I can?t imagine a better place to stay than at your home. It is such a special place ? we absolutely love it there!!! I have to tell you how much I appreciate all the things you did to ensure our trip was wonderful. From the informational package you sent prior to our trip, to the welcome gift on the bed, to the follow-up email and all the correspondence in between, you really do a fabulous job. Just like your home, all the little touches you add make the experience all the more wonderful! We have rented many places over the years, but none has compared to your home or the experience we?ve had with you ? not by a long shot. Thank you!!! I hope you had a great Fourth. Thanks for checking in with us. I will be sure to be in touch and let you know when we have plans to come back. Thanks again, Laura
> By: Bret B.   Lafayette, LA
  Our trip was just great, Blaine. Probably the best ever. The house was wonderful as usual. It snowed every night, and was beautiful and clear most of every day. The skiing was great! Everyone had a great, great time.The kids built a humongous snow fort and we had an epic snowball battle. We really couldn't have had a better time. Please put us down for next year, too!
> By: TIm H.   NY
  Just wanted to say thank you for everything (including the pack-n-play). We enjoyed your house--it is beautiful! The snow was great! It snowed everyday we were there and we got dumped on Tuesday (about 12 inches). We skied 6 out of 7 days possible. Had a blast! Thanks so much,Tim P.S. My wife wants first dibs if you guys ever sell (why would you??). She said she could move right in! THANKS AGAIN!
> By: Thomas M.  
  Thank you very much! Excellent stay. Every detail in the house is pefect! I enjoyed it very much and hope to come back.
> By: Franz K.   Chicago, IL
  Fantastic stay and skiing. The house is just wonderful and everything I could expect. The weather was just great. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.
> By: Guy L.  
  We have skied the Canadian Rockies the past four years. This was our first trip to Big Sky and it was the best ski trip ever. Visiting your home was a fantastic experience and I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues here. Best regards to you and your family.
> By: Martha and Jim   Luas, TX
  This week has been a wonderful time and place with family. We have enjoyed your home and all of the beautiful scenery. We all don't want to leave, but that's life. Thanks for everything!
> By: Bill and Diane H. and Family   Melissa, TX
  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home. Our time together has been a great experience and has made wonderful family memories. We had a blast and love your home. We didn't need much, you are very thoughtful. The scenery was to die for, a little piece of heaven. Thank you!
> By: Lori, Al and Family   Winnipeg,
  Powder, powder, powder, snow, snow, snow! The skiing was great! The house was lovely and comfortable! We had a wonderful vacation! Thank you!
> By: Mike G.  
  We all had a fantastic time and enjoyed our stay in Big Sky. Your home is very beautiful and decorated perfectly, which added to the picturesque views and wilderness that surrounds the house. Also, you feel like you are the only one around for miles when you sit out back, as it is so quiet and peaceful. It was very relaxing and exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend your home to anyone and want to thank you for sharing it with us.
> By: Mary and John C.   Coppell, TX
  We had a great time!! What a great vacation. The house is everything we could have hoped for - down to the last detail! Location was perfect?loved how remote and quiet it was, close to everything, yet far enough away. We can't get over the views and beautiful solitude. Views from the house through your fabulous picture windows were incredible. Loved having my coffee each morning on the decks and being chilly!! The layout of the house was perfect where everyone could have their own space and spread out. Much of the credit goes to you, Blaine?you make it so easy to navigate around with all your instructions to the house and how it runs, activity information in the area with places to see, do and eat!! It was an easy drive to Yellowstone and other activities. We really enjoyed our hike to Ousel Falls. Thanks again and we would love to visit again!
> By: Rich and Susan G.   Miami Beach, FL
  What a beautiful place! We've skied around the world and have found our favorite mountain! And, War Dance is the perfect ski house. We could not have asked for better conditions, no lift lines and ski-in, ski-out was wonderful. Love the views from every room at War Dance, the hot tub, outstanding art work - everything! Thank you! Hope we can return next year!!!
> By: Tom Y.   Studio City, CA
  Your house was truly amazing and far exceeded our expectations. You are truly lucky to own property in Big Sky. What made your house so special was the atmosphere with the decorations, pictures, furnishings and art work. As an educator, I appreciated the many areas to read, meditate and daydream. Our kids loved the downstairs, especially the bear skin rug and the board games, and several deer they saw in the yard. Your fishing guide was a great recommendation and he made the fishing trip exciting for my son and I. Yellowstone is awesome and the kids were able to see bears, bison, elk and wolves. My wife and I look forward to enjoying this experience at your home again. Thank you for making our summer vacation so special.
> By: Tim M.   GA
  Your home is absolutely beautiful! We loved the decor and the warm, cozy feeling it provided. The weather was great, skiing was wonderful and views spectacular. Big Sky & Moonlight Basin were our favorite skiing ever. No lift lines and no waiting for anything or anyone. Incredible! Also, we loved Doug, the ski instructor, and Cara, the babysitter, you referred us to. Tell them thanks again. When we decide to return, we will look you up to stay at War Dance again!
> By: Bo S.   Lake Placid, FL
  The Big Sky experience was one of a lifetime and your home, War Dance, made it an experience we will want to do again. The house was fabulous, and your private ski instructor, Doug, was a great teacher for my girlfriend. 2 hours into the lessons she was blowing up the blues. We skied hard Monday and Tuesday and then went snowmobiling in Yellowstone Wednesday. It was awesome and the guide, Mickey from Two Top, was great too. I would definitely try to talk people into the trip to Yellowstone, we loved it. Life could not get much better! Thanks for everything!
> By: Cindy N.   Harahan, LA
  Over nine years of skiing and this was the absolute best! The house was fabulous and perfect for us. If the schedules work, we'll be back again soon. (P.S. The ski instructor you referred was terrific.)
> By: Danny and Monique L.   San Clemente, CA
  What a treat this has been, especially for a girl who has never been to Big Sky before. The snow, the views, the house...thank you tons!
> By: Donna B.   Richmond, WA
  The house was FABULOUS and perfect for our family - I have been bragging to all my friends! We had a great time on the ski hill. I took over 600 photos of the area. This place is amazing. I can't thank you enough for the service that we received on renting this home. I have rented numerous houses in my vacation history and you by far are THE BEST. We will definitely be back. We are already talking about a summer trip since my husband has never been to Yellowstone. Thanks for the hospitality!
> By: Harris Family   KS
  This was the perfect setting. The house was just perfect for eveyone and the surroundings were out of a movie. We even had a bear visit several times. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
> By: Jonathan S.   Washington, DC
  Your home is beautiful and we had a great time! The house had everything we needed. The decor and artwork is really impressive. The location and views were even better than what we had expected. We got in some fly-fishing (with your friends JD and his crew at Wild Trout Outfitters), rafting and a little golf. There were a few storms that rolled through that gave a nice show as well. We had a great dinner at the Rainbow Ranch on Saturday. Thanks for everything. We very much hope to stay at your place again.
> By: Peter Y.   MO
  We enjoyed your house very much. I think it was one of our best family vacations. The girls had voted for a beach vacation, but they enjoyed Big Sky even more. Your house was perfect for our family, and it was big enough to get individual quiet time. We even saw a black bear walking around across the street. A big plus was the fact that everything was a short walking or driving distance. Even Yellowstone was an easy day trip. I hope you don't mind that I sent your email to some other people who asked us about our trip. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation.
> By: Diane and Mark L.   Houston, TX
  We absolutely loved staying in your home and fell in love with the Big Sky area. Boys caught 41 (yes, they counted each and every one)trout in the Gallatin River. Hiking was tremendous and we took two full day trips into Yellowstone and could have spent another day there. The last night we enjoyed dinner at the Timbers. One night we had three beautiful bucks grazing at the back patio. The house was wonderful! Perfect for us! The sound of the stream in the morniing and at night is "priceless" as they say in the commercial! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope to return again soon.
> By: Sharon and Mike F.   VA
  We had a wonderful April vacation. The house, the skiing, the area all exceeded our expectations (and they were high to begin with!). Your home is beautiful and perfect for a family vacation. I had no idea the house would be so luxurious. We were able to be together in the spacious upstairs, but it also was nice when the kids retired to the downstairs family room and bedrooms. They played outside in the snow and went sledding up the road some nights. We spent most evenings at home because it was such an inviting place to be. The view was wonderful. There was nothing we needed that wasn't already provided (I never knew that western decor could be so lovely). Your home is a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The weather was very agreeable. The first day was warm and sunny. By the next day we had snow which continued off and on for the next four days. When we were ready to take some time off from skiing it was sunny and warm again. We biked Yellowstone, took a trail ride, hiked several evenings and went to the museum in Bozeman. My husband went fishing one day with a guide and caught more trout than he thought imagainable-including two cutthroat. We were surprised at how much wildlife we saw in one week's time - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, bald eagle - to name a few. It is amazing to think back and remember how many different activities we did in one week and still have time to relax in our beautiful accommodations. That was our kind of vacation. Again, thank you for the use of your lovely home. The vacation would not have been as spectacular without the beautiful and relaxing setting your home provided.
> By: Richard D.   Chicago, IL
  We feel extremely fortunate to have found your home. We have rented homes in lots of locations around the globe and have been delighted and disappointed. Your home ranks with the best of them. Two mornings we took our son to his ski class and came back to relax and enjoy the quiet. You have furnished the home and stocked the kitchen much better than the vast majority of places we have seen. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub outside every afternoon. The jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom isn't bad either. We hope to rent it again soon and fully expect to take advantage of fishing and Yellowstone next time.
> By: Ellen S.   Atlanta, GA
  We loved your house. It is the ultimate in comfort. Thank you for all of your helpful hints. Regarding the referral to the private ski instructor, he is a really nice man and did a great job with the beginner skier. The private catered dinner you helped arrange in your home for us was fantastic. The chef and his staff were polite, service oriented, and served a fantastic meal for us. And the snowmobile experience with Two Top was also a highlight for everyone. We left something at the house for you in appreciation for all that you did to help us with the details of Big Sky. It really made a difference. Thank you for everything.
> By: Tom C.   Atlanta, GA
  This spring break exceeded all in the past. Thank you for the beautiful home, hospitality and helpful hints in making Big Sky bigger than life!
> By: Bret B.   Lafayette, LA
  Our third great year in War Dance! We'll be back every year we can. None of us have ever been anywhere better.
> By: Charity G.   Minot, ND
  Thank you for sharing your home. It is a mesmerizing place to stay! It is just the most relaxing place we have ever been. We had an amazing time. Thank you! See you next year.
> By: Chuck Y.   Austin, TX
  Great time (this is our second stay at War Dance), Great skiing (got 8" snow). Great hot tub, Great house. Awesome time! We had a blast in this wonderful home. We loved it! Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for letting us enjoy.
> By: Jerry P.   SC
  Great house! Beautiful decor. Thank you for sharing this awesome house. Our first trip but not the last!
> By: Ann S.   Shreveport, LA
  Our family came in from Texas and La. and we hiked, river rafted on the Gallatin, ate some good food and enjoyed being together. The house worked out very comfortably for us. The children enjoyed playing in the stream behind the house and riding the gondola. We went to Yellowstone one day and saw old faithful, buffalo, moose, and much more - the children loved all of it. The weather was delightful. The bear was the biggie. We saw the bear and the cubs the first night but we never saw them again. We really enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and the cool air. I already miss that!
> By: Sara H.   Minneapolis, MN
  We loved War Dance and probably will return again next summer. It was a dream come true. Our trip was excellent. We had some good hiking and an excellent experience learning how to fly fish. I think my friends liked the hiking more than fly fishing. I, on the other hand, became "hooked" on fly fishing. You have a beautiful home with a wonderful location.
> By: Donna P.   MN
  We had a wonderfull time at your home and everything worked out great. This was our first time to Big Sky and we truly loved the mountain (no lift lines and the weather was good). We hope to be back some day soon. Thanks again for opening up your home.
> By: Barb and Ron and Family   MN
  We so much enjoyed your home and Big Sky and wanted to let you know how wonderful it was for all of us. We love your home and would love to come again. We felt so welcome - it is truly a treasure and we feel so grateful that we got to stay there. We could go on and on about Big Sky - no wonder you make it your vacation home! All the best to you and your family.
> By: Margie   Exeland, Wisconsin,
  We had a wonderful time. Your home couldn't have worked out any better for us. You have a beautiful home. The first morning we woke up to 10 inches of new snow. The hot tub felt really nice at the end of that day. The next day was gorgeous. Sunny and clear. The views were great. The next two days were cloudy but the skiing was great. No crowds at all. At times it felt like we had the mountain to ourselves. We played dominos quite a bit. Went to a couple of eating places you had suggested and enjoyed them. We had a great time and everything worked out perfect. Thanks!
> By: Natalie A.   TN
  We absolutely loved your War Dance home!! It exceeded our expectations. Actually, we loved every detail from location to decor to snow drifts! It was a perfect ski in/ski out location, and we enjoyed skiing the War Dance and Low Dog trails home as well as taking the regular Low Dog Road! We truly loved both Big Sky and Montana, and we will definitely be visiting again! If you keep up any annual email lists, please include us on it! And I will recommend your home and Big Sky to anyone that we hear is going out that way! The skiing was excellent!Thank you for sharing your home.
> By: Mary Ann R.   AK
  Well, I have been trying to think of enough superlatives to express our time in Big Sky and I just can't. Your home is SO wonderful and was perfect for our family. The last day we did an incredible, off the beaten path hike up to Hidden Lake. No bears, but lots of elk and other wildlife. I just can't wait to see that place during another season and am already busy plotting how to make that happen! We felt so at home and I really can't say enough wonderful things or thank yous. We stayed in a house last summer in the mountains of North Carolina, and this experience was so much better. At your house, we honestly had everything we needed and then some and felt so well taken care of. So you are very much doing it right! Thank you again, Mary Ann
> By: Vicki   Austin, TX
  Thank you SO MUCH for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home in Big Sky! We had a fantastic time (3 bears, 2 birthdays, 1 moose!) and truly relaxed in the luxury of War Dance. It's obviously a favorite of the "locals", too as evidenced in the attached photo (of a moose in the front yard)!
> By: Stephanie and Andy McWhorter   New Orleans, LA
  War Dance was absolutely superb! We enjoyed the skiing, hot tub and late night sledding. We truly loved your home. Thanks for the attention to very detail!
> By: Kathy and Kevin   Douglaston, NY
  Heaven on earth. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. The first trip of many we hope. We sold our souls to Montana. Horseback riding, Yellowstone, fly fishing, ran into a few wolves at Ousel Falls which made of exciting hike. All is well.
> By: Charley and Linda Coleman   Houston, TX
  Sign us up to be honorary Montanians every fall. Accommodations are great, Big Sky is great, and you all are great for allowing us to share your paradise. Thank you so much.
> By: Paul and Cindy Gilliam   Belleville, IL
  A perfect home! The scenery was fantastic. We really didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back.
> By: The Birdseys   West Newton, MA
  We're leaving our hearts in Montana. A perfect summer vacation!
> By: Laura Jones and Family   Winter Park, FL
  We've had a FABULOUS time in Big Sky this summer. Your home is just beautiful and we can't wait to come back. Thanks for sharing it with our family.
> By: Cary and David Welsh   Houston, TX
  Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us this summer. What a beautiful part of the country this is. We hope to come back.
> By: Dorothea F.   LaPorte, IN
  On behalf of our family, War Dance is awesome! All of us had a wondrous time. I could've made it my home! The week of skiing was phenomenal, but I love spring skiing. We're definitely interested in having the opportunity to stay here again. Thank you so very much for the hospitality and for creating such a beautiful and comfortable home.
> By: Bret B.   Lafayette, LA
  I have only one comment: WOW! I've been skiing for 27 years now, and have never enjoyed myself more than this year at Big Sky staying in your beautiful home. The skiing was incredible, and your home has the amazing quality of making the guests feel like it's THEIR home for the time they're there. Thanks again for a wonderful, wonderful time.
> By: Ken and Marianne P.   Spring Valley, OH
  The accomodations were superb! I greatly appreciated your thorough and clear communications. It made for a smooth, hassle-free trip. Thank you! We can't say enough about your home. It truly is beautiful, and the ski-in/ski-out was almost the best we've ever had. We are definitely keeping your info for future use.
> By: Dennis Meaney   Euclid, OH
  We had a great time. We got 14 inches the first day and the snow stayed good for days. Then we got some more out of a big snow blast before we had to leave. You were right, we had the mountain to ourselves. It was like they kept the mountain open just for us. The house was great. You did a beautiful job designing and decorating it. It was wonderful to be able to ski out to Thunderwolf every morning and come home on War Dance or the Blue Room every night. We appreciate everything you did for us including the discounted lift tickets. We hope to do it again.
> By: Amy and Todd Stout   Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  My family and I had such a great time in your beautiful home! Everything was taken care of for us- we didn''t need to lift a finger! We loved it so much that we had to get a place for ourselves and now own a home in Big Sky. Thank you Blaine for all of your help!
> By: Tracy Lotz   Hailey, ID
  My third trip to the War Dance home and it just keeps getting better. This is a great home and the owners are wonderful people to work with!
> By: Peter Zanger   Livermore, CA
  Another fabulous trip to Big Sky and the "War Dance" home. Everything was even snowed about a foot before and during our stay. Thanks for making your home available to us.
> By: Michael Price   Fremont, CA
  Blaine, Your home is nothing short of exquisite, in all respects! This is the perfect place. I really dug the Dining Room table - complete with Cow Hide and Brass studs! The wonderful Choice1 website does your home a great justice! The experience was fabulous and truly one-of-a-kind! Thanks.
> By: Peter Zanger   Livermore, CA
  The "War Dance" house was spectacular...the decor, location, and coziness of the place really made the trip special. If you are looking for a place that is close enough for ski in/ski out, but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing, this is it.
> By: Tracy Lotz   Hailey, ID
  This is my second trip to the "War Dance" Big Sky home. What a fantastic place. The home was awesome, the skiing was awesome, especially the Black Diamond "War Dance" run that ends in the driveway! Blaine, Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful atmosphere and experience for your guests! This is a must trip for everyone!
> By: G. Baldwin   Dallas, TX
  I don't think you could find a nicer place in Big Sky to stay. The ski in/out feature was fantastic. The home was stunning, every detail attended to. All of the amenities exceeded by expectations. We WILL be back to War Dance next year - it is the BEST!
> By: C. Whittemore   Nashville, TN
  Our family had one of our best vacations, the summer mountains are the heart and sould of Montana. War Dance is perfect in every way, the furnishings, art, books, location, views, fishing, rafting, horseback riding; all the best. What you see in pictures do not do justice, as this home and Big Sky are beyond words.
> By: Tracy Lotz   Hailey, ID
  THIS HOME IS INCREDIBLE! Everything about the home was first class and the ski in ski out option worked out great. If you really want to stay in a great home at a great ski or summer destination I highly reccomend this home!
> By: Bill Pommerening   IL
  We took our annual fathers & sons ski trip here in February. This was our first experience in Big Sky and we were thoroughly impressed. We have been to Whistler, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Park City, and this by far was our best trip. The conditions were perfect and the accommodations were unbelievable. You have a beautiful place and I only hope I can bring my wife and daughter back here. It will be difficult to find a place that will compare to this. The first tracks in powder 3 out of 4 mornings were incredible and where were the lift lines?
> By: Nancy Falcon   Baton Rouge, LA  USA
  I have skied the Colorado Rockies for the past 10 years, but my Big Sky experience was by far the finest ever. The views from this home are spectacular, the amenities leave you lacking for nothing, and the comforts make you feel like you are in Montana Heaven. Another fabulous feature I especially enjoyed was the convenience and ease of skiing in and out to the nearby lifts. A revisit to this home next ski season is definitely on my agenda!

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