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Ski-in, Historic Chalet lower level on Big Mountain --family & pet-friendly

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Whitefish - Historic Big Mountain Chalet 1

Lower condo, 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath, steps to slopes, sauna, wood-burning fireplace

Winter - A skier's dream--walk 150 yards to Lift 3 and ski home to your door of the chalet's 1400 sq ft lower condo. Relax for après ski while viewing the slopes from the comfort of your spacious living room in the warmth of a wood fire in the grand stone fireplace. Or you might want to unwind in the Swedish sauna beforehand.

Summer - A hiker/mountain biker's dream! Big Mountain is at your doorstep, and Glacier National Park a mere 33 miles away by car.

Dine at home preparing your own delicacies in a well-equipped modern kitchen or eat out at one of Montana's finest restaurants, a five-minute walk away. You are only a couple minute's walk from the village, if you need to shop for ski equipment or local gifts to take home.

In winter, you might want to board the free 'Snowbus' shuttle to explore the town of Whitefish, offering great restaurants, bars, theaters, and shopping.

Finally calling it a day, you will sleep in comfort in either the king-bed master bedroom, the cozy double bedroom, or the twin-bedded room ensuring a good night's rest before hitting the slopes once again in the morning. There is a stackable washer/dryer in the entryway vestibule in case you need to do a load of laundry.

If you have a large group, please check out our upper condo, which also sleeps 6. It is property #335568.

Keywords: Chalet, condo, hiking trails out the door, Ski-in ski-out, Big Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Glacier Park, wood burning fireplace, resort, village, sauna, skiing, free winter bus, train, shopping, golf, water sports, lake, mountain biking, peaceful, seldom lift lines, family retreat, hunting, ice fishing, zip line, reasonable, best price, great reviews, historical charm, family gatherings, quiet, pets allowed.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

About Cynthia

My husband and I are flatlanders from Nebraska, but have always loved to ski--mostly in Colorado. When we retired we set out to find the perfect ski mountain. We visited different slopes in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Cynthia purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Cynthia chose Montana

Big Mountain caught our attention as we experienced excellent skiing with no lift lines, friendly folks, and the perfect chalet duplex right on the mountain.

We stay in the upstairs unit with our two hunting dogs, Stilton and Storm several weeks each season, renting it out when we are elsewhere along with the lower unit year-round.

What makes this chalet unique

We love sharing the experience of living in a private home on the mountain in walking distance to the village, the slopes and all the winter and summer activities. Come stay--you'll love it too!


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Ski-in, Historic Chalet lower level on Big Mountain --family & pet-friendly
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful location, roomy house.

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at this house. The location is wonderful; right on top of the big mountain, not far

from downtown Whitefish. The house is quite large, and very well equipped. The owners are very friendly people.

I would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth the price

  • 3 of 5

This property is located at the base of some ski slopes which is nice if you plan on hiking there. I also love that my dogs were welcome to stay with us, and they were very happy, too! The convenience store located within walking distance saved us at dinner time a couple of times.

Within the property itself, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were some basic supplies there like dishwasher detergent and laundry soap to help us keep things tidy during our stay. There was also some hand soap and shampoo. The kitchen had some seasonings and coffee.

The kitchen was pretty well stocked with appliances, pans, dishes and utinsels, although the pans were pretty old and beat up. Everything was very well organized, but some dirty dishes had been overlooked when put away. We had to scrub the frying pan, which looked like it had gone through the dishwasher but some gunk had stayed stuck on it. There was also a mixing bowl that had a lot of dried pancake batter stuck to the outside. We ended up washing all the dishes before using them as a precaution.

The living room was very cozy. The fireplace is nice and big and would make a terrific fire if you wanted one. There are lots of pillows and blankets to make the room feel very comfortable and homey. The DVD player didn't work for us, so hopefully the owners will get that replaced.

The bedrooms were all comfortable. There were plenty of pillows and the bedding was cozy. The free-standing closets gave us plenty of room to put our things away. Because there is no air conditioning, we found it necessary to sleep with the windows open. Screens on the windows would be nice to keep bugs out.

The bathrooms were not great. The good thing is they were very clean. However, the sinks are pedestal sinks, so there is no counter space at all for your bathroom items. The fan in the master bathroom doesn't work, nor did the electric outlets. My biggest concern was that the doorknob in the other bathroom was broken. You can open the door from the outside, but you cannot open it from the inside. Our kids got trapped several times before we finally stuffed the hole within the strike plate so nobody would get trapped in the bathroom.

Overall, the property was well worth the money. I would find it more appealing if the owners fixed the small, easy-to-fix issues, as they did stand out as inconveniences to us during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The doorknob in the guest bathroom has been fixed. We will look into the other matters.
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the location. Had a deer 3 days behind place. Kitchen well equipped. Walking distance for shopping & enjoyed ski lift to top of mountain. Could use few more towels but was there 10 days.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whitefish Skiing March 2016

  • 4 of 5

Overall the property was in a sound condition in an excellent location - with a bit more snow it really would have been ski-in/ski-out. The customer service provided by both the owner and manager was good, and the property was well-cleaned on arrival. A few areas of the property are slightly 'tired' and could benefit from updating, but everything was fully functional and exactly as we expected. The addition of Wi-Fi in the chalet would be a real bonus, although a couple of hotspots were intermittently available - the lack of Wi-Fi made making bookings for other activities a little more time-consuming but it really wasn't a big deal.

As an area we would thoroughly recommend Whitefish for skiing/winter activities, and the Kandahar Lodge was an excellent choice for a very good dinner! We would definitely use the property again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ok folks, we broke down and got our own dedicated Wifi network, so no more problems getting online!
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Great place on the hill for the money

  • 4 of 5

Four of us stayed here on a guys skiing trip to Big Mountain. The location was great, basically you can ski right up to the front door and it's just a short walk to the lift. The place was clean and we had everything we needed. Wifi or better cell reception would have been nice but the location makes up for it. The sauna was excellent for relaxing in after a long day on the hill.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We now have our own Wifi network!
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  • 4 of 5

Great location, right next to the slopes. A little out dated and small, but overall a great deal! Watch out for the 4:00 a.m. Snow plow outside the master window, although you would have that problem anywhere on the mountain. Great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
FCA Glacier Park International Airport
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
7.3 Miles
City Beach-Whitefish Lake
Car: not necessary

Glacier National Park's West Glacier entrance is 33 miles from the chalet.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Whitefish, Montana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off-season fall
25 Sep 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas season
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
President's Day
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Off-season spring
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning fee £82
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Whitefish, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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