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Swiss Chalet Ski in-Out, Bed and Breakfast, Old World Charm

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Sandpoint - Schweitzer Mt Bed & Breakfast

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 2 half baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Swiss chalet with old world charm, ski in-ski out. Smoke-free, decorated with Victorian antiques and original art. Open from Thanksgiving, to April 10, 2017. Minimum 3 night stay on holiday weekends, otherwise 2 night minimum stay.

RENT THE ENTIRE HOME or over Christmas 2016 rent by the room. (Individual room rates available upon request).

Over Christmas 2016, the availability is:

Monday Dec 19 All rooms available, suitable for 12 people

Tuesday Dec 20: All rooms available, suitable for 12 people

Wednesday Dec 21: Crystal Run, Big Timber, Enchanted Forest and Snow Ghost Suite available, suitable for 10 people

Thursday Dec 22: Crystal Run, Big Timber, Enchanted Forest and Snow Ghost Suite are available, suitable for 10 people

Friday Dec 23: Crystal Run, Big Timber, Enchanted Forest and Snow Ghost Suite available, suitable for 10 people

Saturday Dec 24: All rooms available suitable for 12 people

Sunday Dec 25: All rooms avialable suitable for 12 people

Monday Dec 26: All rooms avialable, suitable for 12 people

Tuesday Dec 27: Crystal Run, Gypsy Run and Snow Ghost Suite available, suitable for 8 people

Wednesday Dec 28 Crystal Run, Gypsy Run available, suitable for 4 people

Thursday Dec 29 Crystal Run , Gypsy Run available, suitable for 4 people

Friday Dec 30: Crystal Run, Gypsy Run, available suitable for 4 people

Saturday Dec 31: Crystal Run, Gypsy Run, available, suitable for 4 people

Presidents weekend available for 8 people at the reduced rate of $1460 per night.

The 7000 square feet over four floors gives plenty of room to spread out. All rooms have private baths and most have bay windows with sweeping views of the Schweitzer ski area South Bowl. There are four gathering areas: the Pub Bar Room with couches, rocking chair, fire place, wet bar and canopy bar; the Living Room with Swan table, antique lighting, couches, Davenport Hotel chairs, Steinway piano, fire place, TV and sweeping views of South Bowl; the Great room with pool table, games, TV and decks four stories up; and the 1300 square feet deck with hot tub, fire place, outdoor kitchen, one horse antique sleigh, telescope, chair lift and roll up doors for the indoor-outdoor feel.

Great for family reunions or a quiet get-a-way. Located 500 feet above the Schweitzer Village at 94 Crystal Court, Sandpoint ID 83864

The floral carpet continues with the B&B 's Victorian theme. The living rooms 15 feet (4.5 meter) bow window and corner fireplace make the room cozy, bright and warm. The Crystal Run, Big Timber and Enchanted Forest Rooms bay windows and comfortable window seats provide large views of the ski runs and a great area to read. The covered 30 x 50 deck with full outdoor kitchen, fire place, one horse sleigh and hot tub are fun for everyone. The Snow Ghost Suite 2 balconies are up so high they provide huge views of the slopes. The guest garages keep snow off the cars!

Wake up to the smell of a delicious gourmet Northwest breakfast served with homemade pastries and homemade jams. Learn how to create delicious pastries with Marsha.

Eat in our bright breakfast sun room overlooking the slopes, a mountain of beautiful pines and Lake Pend Oreille.

Spend a cozy evening:

Enjoy the fire, Steinway Concert Grand player piano, fantastic view of the ski area or

Watch dish TV or

At the canopy pub bar with antique fire place or

Soothe those ski muscles in our outdoor hot tub enjoying the mountain air or

Sit around the outdoor fire place reliving the exciting runs of the day or

The huge ski room has lockers for snow equipment storage and a fire place to warm you as you return from the slopes. There is also another half bath right beside the ski room. A commercial washer and dryer and extra refrigerator space for your use are available near the ski room. The indoor parking places are allocated based upon booking date. Enjoy star gazing from the covered deck with telescope.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If the ski hill is not operating because it has not opened for the season or has closed early for the season, we will give you a 100% refund. Thanksgiving to December 24 can be a great time to ski. Our refund policy takes away the risk of the ski area not being open. Go ahead and book early in the year, you might be the first on the mountain.

Keywords: Bed and Breakfast

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marsha Bell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About Marsha Bell

My husband, Mel, and I are both Mechanical Engineers and business owners. We love to ski, sail, fish, hike, bike, hunt for antiques, restore old cars and older homes and prepare unique foods. We enjoy meeting people. Guests come to stay with us and leave as friends. We both like to show our guests around the ski area.

Marsha Bell purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Marsha Bell chose Lake Pend Oreille

We bought the B&B because it is right on the groomed ski trail. It is easy to ski in and ski out, you never have to walk in ski boots. YEA! Yet it is on the end of the road, no traffic nor grooming machines beeping in the middle of the night.

What makes this chalet unique

The property has a fantastic view, being one of the highest homes on the mountain facing the ski area. It is a great location to watch the fire works, or other activities in the Village. The property also features ski-in ski-out access, with the groomed trail on our property. The hot tub on the deck is a fun place to be warm and have the snow flakes fall around you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the amazing Schwetizer experience. We look forward to visiting again soon!
Feb 2008
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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Swiss Chalet Ski in-Out, Bed and Breakfast, Old World Charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Pasco, WA

Sweet Serendipity

  • 5 of 5

Mel and Marsha...WOW !! What a great time I had on my impromtu visit to the Chalet. I am forming sweet memories with you both and sitting down and having a glass of wine or so :) with you two is just as much fun as skiing with you. Your place is AMAZING!! Thank you again for your excellent hospitality and your friendship! See you soon!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We won't dream of staying anywhere else

  • 5 of 5

Staying with Mel and Marsha at their B & B is the highlight of our family's holiday season. It is so much better than staying in an impersonal hotel or renting a condo. The home is quite large, yet very cozy and full of unique antiques from the owner's many adventures. The breakfasts are wonderful, as is the conversation around the breakfast table. Mel and Marsha are excellent skiers and fountains of information on how best to enjoy your time in the area. They genuinely want their guests to have a good time. Over the five or so years we have been coming, Mel and Marsha have become like family. We have learned so much from them. We wouldn't dream of staying anyplace else.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet, great hosts, amazing architectural design, close to resort, and well-appointed rooms. High end comfort along with wonderful breakfasts. Thanks to our gracious hosts especially for getting up early, early to make breakfasts for my young ski racer. Only issue is we didn't have any snow, only rain. The nice accommodations helped make up for the poor ski conditions. We also had a spontaneous/surprise birthday party for our daughter that turned out wonderful-- hats off and we'll be back next time for the powder! Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your family and your children's enthusiasm for skiing. It is fun to make new friends. Thanks for the birthday cake!
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Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note of thanks for an absolutely fantastic and memorable mini-vacation at your lovely B&B. The kids kept saying “Amazing” during the whole stay.

Your gracious hospitality, gourmet breakfasts and interesting stories made our stay even more enjoyable. We look forward to returning next year.

All the Best,

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family makes having the B&B fun for us too! Thank you for staying with us! We should have better snow next year.
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Mountain Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Marsha and Mel at their lodge for 2 nights on a trip through the Pacific Northwest. Everything about the lodge was fantastic. Breakfast was home cooked with fresh local ingredients, the rooms large, comfortable and beautifully presented, and the lodge has a great ski in/ski out location with none of the early morning noise you often get from machinery moving around a ski resort. Marsha and Mel went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay, including showing us around the ski resort on our first day (all day), picking us up from the village at night, providing tips on the local dining/entertainment and sitting around at night sharing in our conversation. Thanks Marsha and Mel. Schweitzer is a big mountain with great terrain for all standards. Unfortunately the conditions this season during our trip were unusually warm through the whole region but we hope to return one day and ride the mountain in its "full glory". The potential looks unlimited.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind statements. We enjoyed your stay with us and glad you enjoyed being here. Skiing together was fun and we look forward to your return.
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Brought my whole family up here. We rented the whole house. Mel and Marsha were very hospitable and cooked up some great food for breakfast. While us youngsters when boarding and skiing my parents and there friend enjoyed spending time down at the village. The shuttle was great and easy to use. A few of us even did some snowshoeing just up behind the house. Snow was awesome and weather was great. Thank you Mel and Marsha for making our family winter vacation a great one!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy seeing families playing together, staying together and enjoying the wonderful mountain atmosphere together. You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on your anniversary, we are sure you are looking forward to many more years together.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Spokane WA
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sandpoint ID
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chimney Rock Grill
Nearest Ski

Snow shoeing. Cat skiing and guided snow mobile tours available through Selkirk Powder Company. Acclaimed ski school, beautiful chapel, excellent child care, ski rentals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ski Season
24 Nov 2016 - 12 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
MLK Weekend
13 Jan 2017 - 17 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski Season
18 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Presidents weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 21 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
ski season
22 Feb 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

One night's rate is the deposit due upon booking, sent as a check. The remainder, including all taxes, due upon arrival as cash or check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet on Sandpoint on Northern Idaho

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Crystal Run - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath with lace valence
    Gypsy Run - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath with pedistal sink
    Big Timber - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bright Private bath
    Snow Ghost Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large room, double vanity, 5 ft shower, separate toilet room
    Enchanted Forest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large room with double vanity, neoangle shower
    Powder Room - Toilet , Pedistal sink, stenciled walls, near living area
    Ski/Pub Room half bath - Toilet , Corner toilet, copper back splash, art deco fixtures
  • All bath rooms have been decorated in colors coordinated with the associated bed room and have color coordinated towels and monogramed bath robes.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Snow Ghost Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Top of the World, your own private ski retreat, 3 rooms
    Crystal Run Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Mountain views, Victorian bed/dresser and tapestries
    Gypsy Run - 1 Large Double Bed , Romatic warm colors, canopy bed, bow window facing ski runs
    Big Timber - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sunny room with LARGE Timber bed, 2 bow windows, recliner
    Enchanted Forest - 1 Large Double Bed , Think Dr Zavago sleigh rides and warm winter nights
  • King size beds (1) Big Timber room has a HIGH king size bed. Steps up to the bed are provided on both sides. Look directly out the window at the ski slopes., Queen size Beds (4) All rooms, except the Big Timber room, have high headboard antique beds that have been made into queen size beds., one (1) Queen size futon is located in Snow Ghost living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
Telescope on outdoor deck. The upstairs (fourth floor) suite has a queen bed, queen futon, full bath, pool table, 2 outside decks, game tables, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar.

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