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Swiss Style Chalet @ Big Powderhorn Village ~ Close to Blackjack/ Indianhead Mts

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath, Cozy Ski Chalet

Modern style, remodeled A-frame in Powderhorn Village.

Enjoy your stay in one of the Original ( Old Style ) Ski Chalets in Powderhorn Village.

Located on 1/2 Acre of wooded land directly across from Powderhorn Mt. Ski Area. Close to all the action for Skiing, Snowmobiling, Biking, Hiking, X-country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Waterfalls and Off-Road adventures.

Chalet has 4 bedrooms - Perfect for families with children

~ 2 Queens

~ 4 Twins

~ 2 Full Bath

~ Classic wood lined Sauna on upper floor

~ Free WiFi, Cable, Telephone

~ Excellent location to Big Powderhorn Mt. / Blackjack Mt. / Indianhead Mt.

More Details

Kim & Barry Engen
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Kim & Barry Engen

Barry and myself ( Kim ), grew up in Madison, WI. We ran a sign company for close to 30 years. After selling the company to our son-in-law and partner, we are now enjoying a slower pace. We keep busy by fishing, hiking, skiing, and travel. We have two daughters and are expecting a grand baby this year. After selling our home in southern Wisconsin in 2016, we have called our beloved "Chalet", here in Bessemer, our home. Recently, we have purchased a second home nearby in Powderhorn Village. Sitzmark Chalet will be used exclusively for a get-a-way for those who dare to travel.

Kim & Barry Engen purchased this house in 2011

Why Kim & Barry Engen chose Bessemer

Location, Location, Location.

We were looking for an investment property some years ago. The fond memories we had of coming to the Upper Peninsula of MI., skiing as kids, led us back to Ski Country in the U.P. . The Chalet needed work since almost everything was original from 1970 ! We decided to gut the place and update to more modern comforts.

What makes this house unique

This area of the Upper Peninsula is extraordinary. So many things to see and do. Every season has something to offer.

" Da U.P. " is a unique place in the United States. Many cultures made this their home from the far reaches of Europe.

The people you meet here are some of the most friendly I've known.

The Alpen Bar and Grill is favorite of locals after a great day on the slopes. LIVE music is provided most weekends along with easy access if you want to stop in while skiing.

Closely situated to the Ski Hill, and the best nature has to offer, the Black River Harbor Recreational Area, Sitzmark Chalet will not disappoint.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bessemer in Ironwood Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upper Floor Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On Main Floor, near bathroom, off Kitchen, with window
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On Main Floor, off Kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upper floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upper Floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Swiss Style Chalet @ Big Powderhorn Village ~ Close to Blackjack/ Indianhead Mts
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Once we found the property, Google maps sent us on a treasure hunt, everything was wonderful! Bedding and beds super comfortable. Bathroom set up great for getting people up and on the slopes in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I will be sure to include directions on the info.
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Perfect Ski Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Booked three nights for some late season skiing at Powderhorn with our family of five. The chalet was exactly as described, and provided excellent accommodations. Each of our teenage children had their own room/bed, and two full baths helped expedite the morning and evening routines. The chalet is well stocked and furnished, and has been fully renovated to provide all the comforts of home. The gas fireplace may be a negative for some, however we found it a great way to warm up in the mornings, and my wife enjoyed the convenience during the day while the kids and I were on the slopes. Beds and pillows were comfy, and blankets and towels were plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will rent again when in the area. Thanks to Kim and Barry for their hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and very close to ski lodge. Clean and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes, I would consider staying at Sitzmark Chalet again

  • 4 of 5

The chalet interior and furniture is dated, but was clean and the overall condition is acceptable (the condition "dated, but ok" is typical of lodging in the Big Powderhorn area based on 15 stays in the UP over the last 30 years). The chalet is quite close to the ski area, but we couldn't walk there because the streets and parking lot were too muddy. The chalet was more than large enough for my family of 4. This chalet will sleep 8 comfortably, and the second full bathroom is a big plus. The negatives were as follows: 1. The bottled water was empty (not available). 2. The free shuttle service is not available for this unit. The BPLA told me that the owners will need to pay a "nominal yearly fee" in order for their tenants to have the right to use the free shuttle service. 3. The stairs were icy, and the shovel that was left on the front porch was broken in half so it was useless. 4. The outdoor storage locker could not be used for our ski equipment because it was partially full of garbage bags, beer bottles, etc. from a previous tenant. 5. The fireplace is gas, not wood (which may be a plus for some tenants, but we prefer a real wood fireplace). I would consider staying at Sitzmark again provided the cost is competitive. Renters be sure to include the vrbo cost adders in your calculation ($84 cost for our reservation with a $1,500 refundable deposit) when comparing the cost to BPLA-managed units. Important side-notes: The Alpen Inn which was around for years and years, and was the only restaurant accessible from a ski run, was closed for the entire 2017-18 ski season, and is listed for sale. The demise of the Alpen Inn and the scaled back nightlife (live music only on Saturday night at the Caribou Lodge) are ominous red flags for Big Powderhorn. However, Sitzmark Chalet is only 10 miles to Big Snow Resort (Indian Head + Blackjack). so you could stay here to ski all three hills and have access to additional après ski activities.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a two family Michigan ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

Placed met our needs for a long ski weekend in Michigan with another family. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy, very clean

  • 5 of 5

The place was just what we needed for our 5-person ski trip. Very cozy, very clean. Great up north feel but still had plenty of modern amenities. I know the place can sleep more than we had but I think any more people would have been very crowded. 5-6 is the sweet spot here.

Thanks you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.9 Miles
Gogebic-Iron County Airport ( IWA )
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black River Valley Pub and Grub
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Gogebic Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black River Valley Pub and Grub
Nearest Ski
Big Powderhorn Mt.
Nearest Beach
12.2 Miles
Black River Harbor
Car: recommended

Sitzmark Chalet is located in the Ottawa National Forest. On a " Scenic Byway "

Chalet is approx. :

10 Min. to - Copper Peak Ski Flying facility and Adventure Ride.

- Black River Harbor Recreational Area

- City of Ironwood Mi. / Hurley Wi. , great restaurants, bars, shopping

Chalet is approx. :

45 Min. to - Porcupine Mt. State Park ( Lake of the Clouds )

- White Pine ( Konteka Rest. Bar ) view live Black Bear ! In season

- Asland WI


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.53
Damage Insurance £44.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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