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Historic Big Mountain Chalet lower level--Budget-minded, family & pet-friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

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

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

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.

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

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Whitefish in Flathead County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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


Good! 3.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Historic Big Mountain Chalet lower level--Budget-minded, family & pet-friendly
average rating of 3.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Ski Chalet Whitefish Mountain

  • 4 of 5

We had an AWESOME vacation. The snow was epic in the mountains! We were so lucky to be here during this winter snow storm! This condo was everything we needed. Perfect location, all you have to do is walk up a hill and you are at a chairlift! Easy snow bus access if you don't want to drive or have a car to go into town. The owner was super helpful and responsive through the whole process! It is an older ski chalet, nothing fancy but has what you need. (although the grill was very dirty on the deck & it would have been nice to grill outside) We would love to come back - very affordable to be on the mountain! We come every year for 2 weeks. The house was clean, we had our quiet private relaxing time in the living room over fires, (when asked for more fire wood we were replenished) could cook meals in the fully stocked kitchen, enjoy a hot sauna (which we didn't even realize was there so a nice surprise) walk down the street to the village shops, the Stube bar, and could bring our 2 dogs along, etc. The neighbor of the condo was super friendly too. There are for sure things that could be done to fix the place up but we were there to ski and visit with friends, and to do so in an affordable pet friendly place. If you want a more modern place this isn't the one, but you will for sure not pay the same rates either! If you just want a place of comfort to visit and sleep in when you are done from all the fabulous outdoor activities Whitefish Mountain has to offer, then give it a try! The only negative feedback our group had was the beds - they are old and they could all use upgrading. It would be great to get more comfortable nights sleep...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cost Effective Ski Trip in Cozy Chalet

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cozy chalet on Whitefish Mountain. The Chair 3 lift is a short walk away and there are some really nice views of Whitefish Mountain from the dinning room window. We also took advantage of the fireplace and fully furnished kitchen.

This is not a fancy or modern ski lodge but it was clean and comfortable. The price made for a very cost effective ski trip and the Owner was very responsive to our questions. If you are looking for luxury this isn't the place, but if functional and cost effective are words you live by, search no further.

Our group had 4 adults an infant and two dogs and we had more than enough space. The TV is outdated and the grill needed cleaning would be two drawbacks to this chalet but otherwise it was perfect for our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved the place and location

  • 5 of 5

Did not like dealing with vrbo to book it at all!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Condo

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the condo. Once we figured it out, we were easily able to walk to the slopes (Chair 3 - which is a green), and there was enough snow that we could ski close to the front door.

Only recommendation is to maybe update of some of the decor and potentially a larger bed in the one guest room. It was a little tight to share that room, so if they aren't small children, it's a close fit.

Overall loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, but downhill from there

  • 1 of 5

There are reasons this place is so inexpensive, and I will gladly pay more to someone else next time for a better maintained property.

This place needs lots of love. It looked 'blah' as soon as I looked at it. Paint is old and flaking, and worse, roof edges are exposed (not good in this location). Trash literally laid around on the ground, including ragged and sharp pieces of the metal roof and nails, and people have driven through the front yard so often there is an exposed plastic pipe in the ground. Inside is not any better: the exhaust fan in the master bathroom doesn't work (was told by owner it can't be fixed or words to that extent; I guess she doesn't know there are 'replacement fan units'), the mattress in the 'middle room' is waaaayyyy past it's use (to the extent that the couch was actually more comfortable), issues with the hall bathroom door (as stated by others), no screens on windows (since there is no a/c), horrible internet (even though it supposedly is there), and you most likely will be concerned about the structural safety of the entire back deck assembly when looking it from the back yard (and maybe from the inside glass door itself), let alone the eyesore of more trash and leftovers stuffed under the deck. I have no idea what was going on with the shower unit in the 'common use sauna area'; it was disgusting: some sort of toilet in a shower combination that was very dirty and filled with nastiness. The key container on the door is difficult to work when trying to put the keys back in at the end of your stay.

What could be a gem of a place is severely tarnished by lack of caring and safety maintenance from an out of state landlord.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The property location is perfect but there are many things that need to be repaired on this property. The outlets in both bathrooms are non operational so you will need to bring an extra long extension cord if you need to use a blow dryer. Also the bathroom door in the hall way does not open from the inside once it is shut. Someone will need to let you out or you must leave it ajar. There is no actual door handle on the front door only a pull handle and deadbolt that is very loose fitting. I do not believe this is safe or legal since the other tenants have access to this area because o the location of the sauna which we could not use because it was so dirty we could not stand to be in it. There was a dirty porta potty stuffed in the shower. Who ever cleans this property needs to make sure things are checked prior to each new tenant. The walls in the far bedroom next to the bathroom have something running down them and the floors tilt in every direction. Other than these things the place would have been perfect. The size is perfect for 6 people with ample room for everyone to move around comfortably. It is warm and cozy and would be really great for ski season. The kitchen is well equipped and within walking distance of good restaurant and a few things to do with the kids. I would stay here again just take a couple of extra cords.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The door knob in the bathroom has been fixed. The GFCI outlets just needed to be reset. The toilet in the shower is in the entryway next to the sauna and is neither supposed to be used nor is counted as a bathroom for the unit. I will have our housekeeper address the cleaning matters.
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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, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off-season spring
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Off-season fall
24 Sep 2017 - 6 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Christmas season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
President's Day
16 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning fee £77.3
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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