Inside the swanky private club in Montana where Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reportedly had a romantic getaway

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The Rainbow Lodge at the Yellowstone Club
The Rainbow Lodge at the Yellowstone Club. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who used to date, spent a few days together at a Montana resort, E! reports.

  • Sources told E! they went to Yellowstone Club, a private ski resort and residential community near Big Sky, Montana, where Affleck is said to have a home.

  • To gain access to the club's mountain, you must own property within the community limits, which range from $2 to $25 million.

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Sources told E! on Monday that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spent a few days at the Yellowstone Club, an exclusive resort community in Montana. The Daily Mail obtained pictures of the former couple, who were once engaged but split in 2004.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez used to date. Jeff Kravitz/Getty

Sources: E!, Daily Mail

Yellowstone Club is nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Founder Tim Blixseth was set on creating a resort that focused on families with slopes and activities that catered to all ages.

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A view of the area around Yellowstone Club. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

To be a member of the Yellowstone Club, you must own property. With an aim to remain exclusive, membership is capped to 864 households.

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A large cabin at the Yellowstone Club. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

There's a huge range of real-estate options, from condominiums to ranch homes on 360 acres of land.

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Skiers walk in front of a property at the Yellowstone Club. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Of course, prices also vary, from $2.5 million for a condominium to as much as $25 million for a mansion. And while traditional ski homes are common, there are also some modern, glassy mansions.

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A massive property in the Yellowstone Club community with vast windows. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Source: New York Times

The homes are just as gorgeous inside as they are on the outside - and they're just as luxe as you'd expect. According to a 2014 New York Times article, most homes include "ski rooms with individual lockers, heated driveways, bunk rooms and $5,000 boot dryers."

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Rustic chandeliers dangle from high ceilings. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Source: The New York Times

Joining the Yellowstone Club costs an initial $300,000, and annual fees are $37,500.

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Properties in the Yellowstone Club community. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

One of the club's most recent projects is the Rainbow Lodge, which now includes a restaurant, spa, fitness center, and a copper pool. With the renovation, the lodge has more than doubled in square footage.

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Inside the Rainbow Lodge. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Source: Curbed

Members also love the privacy and safety that the club offers. The grounds are reportedly protected by a security team that is led by a former Secret Service officer. It's a major perk for those who don't want bodyguards surrounding them while they ski.

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Ski lifts at the Yellowstone Club. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Source: The New York Times

The resort has 15 ski lifts and more than 60 trails.

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The club's private mountain. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

The club prides itself on its variety of runs, which include groomed beginner runs, steep chutes, and trails lined with trees for experienced glade skiers.

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A person skis on the private mountain. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

On average, the Yellowstone Club's Pioneer Mountain receives approximately 300 inches of snowfall each year - plenty of powder for great skiing and snowboarding.

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A person heads down the private mountain on skis. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

But if that's not enough, club members also have access to the 5,800 acres of public ski area at neighboring Big Sky Resort.

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A skier rides down a slope. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Other activities like tubing are available for children. The Li'l Rippers ski program teaches kids how to ski or snowboard.

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Children ride in tubes in the snow. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Adults can get skiing or snowboarding lessons, too.

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Several skiers at the exclusive resort. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Members can also go snowshoeing or snowmobiling in the winter months. In the summer, adventurers might go mountain biking, bushwhacking, or mountain climbing, while those wanting a slower pace can try out the 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf. According to The New York Times, members now spend 60 days a year here on average.

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A person trudges through the snow in skis. Photo courtesy of The Yellowstone Club

Source: The New York Times

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