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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths (Sleeps 14)

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 6 in three bedrooms with queen size beds and 2 more in the first floor apartment equipped with a trundle bed, 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. An 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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Chris

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.

Chris purchased this house in 2005

Why Chris chose Beulah

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bathroom with shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs full bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor full bathroom connecting to the "apartment".
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , Side by side built in bunk beds sleep 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor, queen bed, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom includes a pedestal sink, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with 2 twins or make into a queen.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom, ceiling fan
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms have queen size beds. The lower floor 'suite' has a trundle bed that makes two twins or together makes a queen size bed. Two bunk beds are on either side of the chimney on the upper floor and four built-in 7' bunk beds (4 beds total) are in a separate upstairs bunk room. Perfect for children!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

A perfect place for everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice home and easily accommodates 14 guests with comfort. Everything is very clean and up to date. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking supplies and food basics like spices, oils, etc. The bathrooms were also very; clean and in great shape - the plumbing delivers a hearty shower even up to the top floor. The beds were extremely comfortable and we felt very at home for the week we stayed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Parkville, MO

Very accommodating property close to so many activities in Bennie County.

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained with all the luxuries of home. Great outdoor entertaining areas as well as a fire pit for the cool Beulah evenings!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills

Best Value for the Area!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 adults and 6 almost full grown grandchildren enjoyed our stay. The house has lots of room and amenities to keep most everyone comfortable. Some of my grandchildren, who are the size of the adults, found the beds to be too small. All of the adults found the queen beds to be very comfortable. One daughter even commented that the sheets smelled the freshest of any place we had stayed!

The owner supplied all the towels, soap, toilet paper, and paper towels you could ever need, unlike many locations who give you a "starter" pack. The fully equipped kitchen was a plus, especially the dishwasher. We did miss having a garbage disposal, but I know many on a septic system don't like to use them.

The primary negative was the very strong musty smell from the garage and a less musty odor in the lower level. Opening windows alleviated that to a great extent.

Our family especially enjoyed visiting sleeping Bears Dunes and the Frankfort Beach. We also did a trip to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great Location, Nice Accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

The chalet is in a prime location with the proximity to Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan. The house is great, the kitchen is well stocked and clean. We though that there were 5 bedrooms from the description but one of them is a bunk room with no door (just a curtain) and one is the downstairs apartment. All in all it is very nice with a large deck and picnic table that seated 8. The backyard is small but works well if you just want to have a fire. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a place to take day trips from and hang out with family.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in a unique home--great for groups!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the Beulah Chalet! It was the perfect house for our large group--plenty of communal space, but also many different sleeping possibilities. We only had two kids, but this is the perfect house for a group with lots of kids. Quick access to Beulah, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and all the fun of the Platte River. This is one of the most well-equipped vacations rentals I've visited, with lots of kitchen suppiles in great shape and many, many towels. We'd love to come back to this house again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location For Exploring NW Michigan

  • 5 of 5

If you want to explore all the beauty of NW Michigan, the Beulah Chalet is the perfect home base. We have been visiting various locals in NW MI over the past 8 or so years. This chalet puts you right smack in the middle of where you want to be.

As for the Chalet, we enjoyed time on the quite deck and family time around the campfire in the evenings. If you’ve not been north, the stars are amazing! One of my favorite things was sitting on the deck in evening and staring at the amazing night sky illuminated by the countless stars. And, yes you will see shooting stars for sure. The chalet has plenty of space for all and a great stocked kitchen.

The town of Frankfort is on the opposite side of Crystal Lake, what a gem. We spent considerable time in and around Frankfort. It has a great craft brewery called StormCloud; check it out you; will not be disappointed. And Frankfort has the best beach we’ve yet to experience.

Don’t forget to check out Crystal Lake. We rented a pontoon at the local marina to cruise around the lake.

Other close and fun activities:

- Sleeping Bear Dunes (20 minutes away). One of the coolest things you’ll ever experience.

- Winery tours. Trust me one’s more beautiful than the next.

- Fishing charter

- Traverse City (25 minutes away)

- Sun set at Betsey Light House (10 minutes away). Don’t miss at least one sun set there.

Chris, the owner, is a gracious host. Thanks for sharing your slice of NW Michigan!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beulah, MI
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several Courses
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Beulah, MI
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Downtown Beulah
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Michigan Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Beulah


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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. Check in time is 5 PM and check out time is 9:30 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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