BIG SKY, Mont., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the August 9th auction without reserve of the Big EZ Lodge, a unique and private mountain retreat ideal for both adventurous play and peaceful solitude. Inspired by the natural beauty of Big Sky, Montana and nearby Yellowstone National Park, the Big EZ Lodge combines modern luxury with western charm and sits at 7,500 feet elevation overlooking the Gallatin Mountain Range. With close access to world-class golfing, fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, sightseeing and renowned skiing and snowboarding at the Big Sky Ski Resort, the estate is ideal for the ultimate family getaway compound or corporate retreat. Located on over 60 acres and listed for $24.5 million, this magnificent estate will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Martha Johnson of Montana Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate.
"The Big EZ Lodge is a remarkable estate, designed and built by my parents, who immediately fell in love with the area," stated the seller, Robert Hicks. "The property has stunning mountain views, which can only be fully appreciated once experienced. There is something for everyone, from active outdoor activities to quiet nooks, perfect for a great book. Home to a number of family reunions, getaways among friends, corporate retreats, weddings, and even proposals over the past 15 years, the Big EZ Lodge has been a cherished part of our family's history. As we move onto the next phase of our lives, we look forward to finding a new owner who will treasure it as we have and can carry on the Big EZ tradition."
The Big EZ Lodge totals 23,000+/- square feet and includes 16 bedrooms and 16 full and 5 half bathrooms distributed between the main lodge, caretaker's quarters, caretaker's apartment, garage and barn. Luxuries include a private master suite, a great room in the main lodge, a spacious game room, an exercise room, a renovated, dine-in kitchen, and a wrap-around deck with breathtaking, scenic views.
The property offers extensive outdoor activities: an 18-hole, par-72 putting course, which has been built to USGA standards and is a challenge for even the most advanced golfers; two fully-stocked trout ponds, perfect for fly fishing lessons or an afternoon of quiet relaxation; a free-form, 26-person hot tub with cascading waterfall; a fire pit; and croquet, bocce ball and horseshoes.
Featuring award-winning architectural design, local talent and materials played an integral role in building the Lodge. Well-known local architect Frank Cikan's love and knowledge of the land is evident in his focus on the stunning views and his incorporation of Lodgepole Pines, Montana River rock and reclaimed Douglas Fir from the property. Stonemason Bill Ward lived on the property for three years to create the amazing stone fireplaces and accents that are art in themselves.
"I've enjoyed working with Concierge Auctions in the past and am thrilled at the opportunity to partner with them again for what is sure to be another successful auction," stated Johnson. "The Big EZ Lodge is a one-of-a-kind property. Located on the edge of the treasured Yellowstone ecosystem, this stunning property is part of the largest remaining intact natural ecosystem in the lower 48 states; the most pristine wilderness in North America."
"We've had great success auctioning some of the finest properties in Big Sky, including three luxury mountain residences within the prestigious Yellowstone Club, three in The Club at Spanish Peaks, and nearby Ponderosa Ranch," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "The Big EZ Lodge is unique because it's truly a resort in itself, but in addition, the new owner can further enhance their experience by joining the exclusive Club at Spanish Peaks for world-class skiing and golfing and by fishing some of the nation's finest blue ribbon trout streams only minutes away. The activities offered by the Big Sky region are virtually limitless."
The auction of the Big EZ Lodge, located at 7000 Beaver Creek Road, Big Sky, MT will be held live on August 9th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit BigSkyAuction.com, call 877.812.0402 or join the social discussion at #BigEZLodge.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $380 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
Listed for sale by Martha Johnson, Broker/Owner Martha Johnson Real Estate DBA Montana Living ~ Big Sky Real Estate (P.O. Box 160730, Big Sky, MT 59716, 406-995-6333, Lic#10419). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services, is not a brokerage, and is not directly involved in selling real property. The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions, LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms & Conditions for details.
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