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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Make your reservations now for The Beulah Chalet - modeled after a chalet in Zug, Switzerland. The WiFi and Phone equipped Chalet features a brand new kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, new refrigerator, gas stove/oven, over-the-stove microwave, built in hutch, and kitchen table/chairs. It has wood beamed ceilings, paneled walls on the main floor, three balconies, and a fireplace as the centerpiece of the family room. The Chalet is the perfect place for your summer or winter Northern Michigan getaway!

The Beulah Chalet has room enough for a multi-family vacation, sleeping 10 in four bedrooms with queen size beds and one set of bunk beds, and as many as six more in the built in bunk beds. One of three full bathrooms with shower or shower/tub is located on each floor.

The fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, as well as ample pots, pans, and cookware gadgets will satisfy any gourmet chef. The dining room table provides seating for 6 - 8, and the kitchen seats 4. Two full size Weber grills with charcoal, lighter, and tools are ready to prepare the feast that doesn't belong in the oven. The pantry is stocked with spices, seasonings, oils and vinegars as well as all the other things you'll need to make your favorite meals. There is a crock pot, blender, toaster, and coffee pot in the kitchen.

All linens, towels, and paper products are included in your rental. You will find high count sheets on all beds, plenty of sleeping pillows, and all paper products including paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex, and napkins. Soap and shampoo are in the three bathrooms.

A huge raised deck overlooks a beautiful meadow - deer and turkey can often be seen, and the bird feeder (seed provided) invites lots of birds. The family room with fireplace and upstairs sitting area provide a relaxing place to read, watch HD TV, and visit. The kids will love the built in bunk beds in the 'bunk room' as well as the bunk beds built around the chimney on the third floor. Ann outdoor fire pit in the back yard is perfect for star gazing and making S'mores!

The Beulah Chalet is one block North of Crystal Lake, 2 ½ miles South of the Big Platte Lake, 6 minutes to downtown Beulah, 10 Minutes to Lake Michigan, and 20 minutes to Frankfort. Sleeping Bear Dunes is an easy 20 minute drive North. Several vineyards and wineries are within an easy drive. The Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf resort is 20 minutes away. Two casinos are just 45 minutes away. Traverse City, with all of its attractions, is 45 minutes to the North.

Activities (on site and nearby):

Indoor and outdoor activities abound in and around Beulah. Outdoor activities include several golf courses, fishing (lake and stream), boating, camping, hiking, backpacking, biking, walking trails, snow skiing, cross country skiing, canoeing, putt-putt golf, go-karts, and outdoor water park. Indoor activities include shopping in all the small towns within easy driving distance, shopping at the Traverse City Mall and Outlet Mall, several day spas, vineyards, wineries, and more.

Other Activities:

The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater in Honor, MI (10 minutes), several excellent restaurants, and two casinos within 40 minutes.

Keywords: Swiss Chalet

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Six built in bunk beds make kids love the Chalet. Two are one each side of the chimney on the upper floor and four built in bunk beds in the 'bunk room' make for a perfect hideaway....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom includes a pedestal sink....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Main floor, queen and bunk beds, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size inflatable sleeper/sofa in mother-in-law suite...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 2 bunk bed

    Side by side built in bunk beds sleep 4...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4) Three bedrooms have queen size beds. The lower floor 'suite' has a super comfortable inflatable queen size sofa/sleeper., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two built in 7' 'bunk' beds are in the upstairs main room., Bunk Beds (3) Bunk beds are in the main floor bedroom along with a queen size bed. Two built-in 7' bunk beds (4 beds total) are in a separate upstairs bunk room. Perfect for children!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    First floor full bathroom connecting to mother-in-law suite....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main floor bathroom with shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs full bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quiet surroundings nestled in trees offer a private retreat. The firepit in the backyard offers a great place for making smores and enjoying the perfect Michigan evenings....moreless


  • Books:

    Several books to choose from in the bookcase of the main floor....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Multi-channel cable TV with a 40' HD TV with in the living room. Another HD TV is located in the first floor apartment. The upstairs has a TV/DVD/VCR in the sitting area....moreless

  • Television:

    There are two HD TV's, one located in the living room and the other in the first floor apartment....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVDs and VCRs are in the book case....moreless


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Crystal Lake is visible in the winter time, hidden by the trees in the summer time....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining room table has room enough for 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Softner sheets provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are two fireplaces but only the fireplace on the main floor in the family room is in use....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    A sit-up bench and free weights are in the first floor apartment/kitchenette....moreless

  • Garage:

    Single car garage used for grill storage and outdoor equipment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Three zones, one for each floor, of radiator heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed wireless is included in your rental....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High count bed linens and plush, plentiful bath, dish, and hand towels included with rental....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a full size sofa and a love seat plus coffee table and lamps....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for multiple cars in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Phones are located on each floor and offer free local and long distance calling to the US and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided including hand and dish towels as well as washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap furnished....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The woodshed is full of seasoned fire wood for use in the fireplace and outdoor fire pit....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker in the kitchen, with filters and another in the kitchenette, with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything needed for preparing and serving meals is located in the kitchen and pantry. Tableware for 12 + includes glassware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is a full compliment of dishes, silverware, and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A new dishwasher in the kitchen on the main floor....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) The main floor kitchen has a full size gas stove/oven, new refrigerator w/ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, and microwave with a table for 4 people. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Two microwaves, one above the stove in the kitchen and another in the first floor kitchenette....moreless

  • Oven:

    24" electric stove and oven is located in the apartment on the first floor....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry is stocks with many of the essentials including cleaning supplies, paper towels, napkins, kleenex, soap, dish towels, cooking supplies including tools for the grill, mixer, and crock pot....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) A second refrigerator is located on the first floor in the kitchenette. It includes a new stove/oven and fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster....moreless

  • Stove:

    A gas stove with 5 burners and stove is in the main kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster:

    One four slice toaster and another 2 slice toaster in the kitchette....moreless


  • Balcony:

    (3) Balconies are on the north side of the house connecting the two bedrooms upstairs and the kitchen/bedroom on the main floor. Another balcony looks south off the upstairs sitting room....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) East facing deck overlooks a beautiful meadow, with stairs leading to the lower deck at ground level....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are two full size Weber charcoal grills with tools, charcoal, and lighter fluid....moreless



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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


There is a $125 cleaning fee you must leave in cash upon departure for 6-7 night stays and $250 cleaning fee/caretaker fee for stays of 3-5 nights, which must also be left in cash at departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beulah, MI
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, MI
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several Courses
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 31
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beulah, MI
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Downtown Beulah

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We started fishing for Steelhead and Salmon over 25 years ago and fell in love with the Northwest corner of Michigan for fishing and for family trips to see the colors in the fall. Our family and friends have come to love the Chalet as the perfect get away for any season. I hope you will, too.

Why the Owner Chose Beulah, MI, USA:
The Chalet is located in the middle of where you want to be when you travel to Northwest Michigan. It's a block off Crystal Lake, it's 6 minutes to Beulah, 15 minutes to Lake Michigan, 20 minutes to Crystal Mountain, 25 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the great towns on Leelenau Peninsula, and 40 minutes to Traverse City. Two fishing and canoeing rivers, the Platte and the Betzie, are very close. Frankfort has an A&W, a family favorite, and many other attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Chalet has lots of room and the comforts of your own home to spread out for a very relaxing vacation. It's well equiped with all the kitchen and grilling supplies you need to craft a gourmet dinner or a casual meal. The large deck overlooks a beautiful meadow - if you're lucky the deer and turkeys will pay you a visit!

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • The drive up to the Beulah Chalet

    The drive up to the Beulah Chalet

  • Dining Room, stairs, main entry door.

    Dining Room, stairs, main entry door.

  • Kitchen view #2.

    Kitchen view #2.

  • Master bedroom with pedestal sink.

    Master bedroom with pedestal sink.

  • Main Floor bedroom and bunk beds.

    Main Floor bedroom and bunk beds.

  • Bunk beds on top floor.

    Bunk beds on top floor.

  • First floor entry, laundry, bathroom/shower

    First floor entry, laundry, bathroom/shower

  • First floor sleeping area with inflatable sofa bed.

    First floor sleeping area with inflatable sofa bed.

  • The back yard of the Chalet, with fire pit (not shown).

    The back yard of the Chalet, with fire pit (not shown).

  • Back yard.

    Back yard.

  • View of the vineyards from Chateau Grand Traverse Peninsula.

    View of the vineyards from Chateau Grand Traverse Peninsula.

  • Mouth of the Platte River and Lake Michigan with Sleeping Bear Dunes beyond.

    Mouth of the Platte River and Lake Michigan with Sleeping Bear Dunes beyond.

  • Dining Room and Family Room with fireplace and TV.

    Dining Room and Family Room with fireplace and TV.

  • Newly updated kitchen with new fridge, cabinets, fridge, and table.

    Newly updated kitchen with new fridge, cabinets, fridge, and table.

  • Kitchen table, wine glasses, and built-in hutch

    Kitchen table, wine glasses, and built-in hutch

  • Master bedroom #2

    Master bedroom #2

  • Bunk room - twin bunks on both sides

    Bunk room - twin bunks on both sides

  • Upstairs second bedroom.

    Upstairs second bedroom.

  • First floor kitchenette with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, coffee, toaster.

    First floor kitchenette with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, coffee, toaster.

  • First floor walk through bathroom/shower.

    First floor walk through bathroom/shower.

  • Meadow View Off Deck

    Meadow View Off Deck

  • Winter fishing on the Platte River.

    Winter fishing on the Platte River.

  • The beautiful Platte River in the fall.

    The beautiful Platte River in the fall.

  • Fishing on the Platte River

    Fishing on the Platte River

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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