Lonely Planet Writer

Dreaming of getting away from it all forever? A luxury retreat is up for auction in the Rocky Mountains

Ever dreamed of getting away from it all at a sprawling retreat in the Rocky Mountains? Now you make that dream a permanent reality – if you have millions of dollars to spare – at a luxury retreat that’s up for auction in Big Sky, Montana.

Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Image by Getty Images

While only accessible to those with enough money to turn their vacation into a lifestyle, the retreat comes with a hot tub big enough for 25 people, an 18-hole putting course, and a sixty-acre parcel of land

The Big EZ Lodge is made up of three living structures – the main lodge, guest inn and ‘Lone Star Suite’ – as well as a caretaker’s quarters and barn apartment. The property has 23,000 square feet of living space in total, with 16 bedrooms, 17 full and 5 half baths. It was originally designed as a corporate retreat and has operated as a luxury bed and breakfast. The resort also has a gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, a private spa, a fitness centre, and a ton of deck space with 360-degree views.

The property was previously listed for $24.5 million, but will now be offered at a live auction to the highest bidder – over a minimum bid of $4 million. The auction is set for 19 August and will be held at the property, which is located in an area of the state known for its ski resorts.