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Big Mountain Chalet upper--Budget-minded, family & pet-friendly

Whitefish, MT, USA
  • Chalet
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Upper condo: 2 Bedrooms plus loft that sleeps 4, 1 Bath

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, high-ceiling upper 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 queen master bedroom, the cozy second queen bedroom, or the loft with four single foam beds perfect for kids, ensuring a good night's rest before hitting the slopes once again in the morning. There is a stackable washer/dryer in the lower condo entryway vestibule in case you need to do a load of laundry.

If you have a large group, please check out our lower condo, which also sleeps 6. It is property #600042.

From a recent review of our lower unit that nailed it: "This isn't the Four Seasons...and it's not priced to be. It's an older property providing convenient, affordable accommodation in a great location, perfect for families."

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Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
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 Whitefish

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Loft
        4 twin/ single, The loft has 4 twin foam mattresses and a secret playroom!
      • Though there is bed space for 8, because there is only one bathroom, we limit occupancy to 6. A portable crib is available as well.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sink vanity

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Located on Big Mountain with views of the ski slopes
          • Resort
            Whitefish Mountain Resort is just steps away!
          • Ski-In
            Ski to the condo across the street and walk or ski to the chalet depending on snow conditions.
          • Ski-Out
            Walk about 5 minutes to the bottom of Chair 3.
          • Village
            Big Mountain Village is about a five-minute walk from the chalet.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        The wifi network name is: Big Mountain Chalet, password: 3843WinterLane
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Garage
                        Not normally provided, but ask if you'd like to rent a covered parking space.
                      • Living Room
                        Love-seat and plenty of chairs.
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Two spaces front to back on the asphalt driveway
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Stackable washer/dryer located in the entryway vestibule of the lower unit. Shared with the studio and the lower unit.
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Has one of the few (grandfathered in) wood-burning fireplaces in the area!


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The setee has three swivel chairs and a wrap-around cushioned bench on two sides. There is also a kitchen counter with three stools.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish TV in living room
                                  • Television
                                    HDTV Flatscreen with HDMI inputs
                                  • Toys
                                    On request


                                      • Balcony
                                        Balcony over-looking Big Mountain ski slopes
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill on balcony/deck
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Ski-in access and 150 yard walk to lifts.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Sauna
                                                Shared with other condo


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                18 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Chalet Value

                                                                Great! As expected, great price for size and location.

                                                                great access to slopes, but cheaply maintained unit.

                                                                Shari L.

                                                                the accessibility to the slopes was great. However, the building itself was clearly maintained by do- it-yourself people and not by professionals. It looked like things had been cheaply corrected. Also, the other renter was smoking pot and the smell permeated the unit that we were in. If you are mostly interested in getting to the slopes easily, this is a good choice, but if you want a unit that has been maintained well, look somewhere else.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We use professional repair people when needed. The only thing I can think of that is a "do-it-yourself" repair is the refrigerator door. The door shelves have all been broken and rather than buy a new fridge, we have used duck tape to rather effectively keep the shelves usable!

                                                                We loved the cozy chalet! The views were lovely, we could see the ski hills and it was so convenient

                                                                Julie M.

                                                                The kitchen had everything we needed. The chalet is located close to the village and to lifts. We enjoyed a cozy fire after chilly days of skiing. The grandkids loved sleeping in the loft area and doing the puzzles and card games that were on the bookshelves. And what a great library! We want to go next year and stay there again.

                                                                Didn't have a chance to enjoy all the amenities

                                                                Stephen J.

                                                                We were booked for 3 nights and arrived at 11pm. I do recommend arriving in daylight; it makes it easier to find the location and the keys. We were awakened at 7am the next morning to a call about a death in the family. So we really didn't even get to admire the scenery. But Cynthia was great about a partial refund. That says a lot right there - peak season in Whitefish. Would really like to go back under better circumstances.

                                                                Great place for a family

                                                                Kelly S.

                                                                This was a perfect place for our family to homebase from for our weeks stay. It was great the kids had the whole upstairs to sleep and play ( with a fun hidden playroom to boot). There is no air conditioning but fans are provided and leaving all the windows open kept it cool enough with the mountain air.

                                                                If you arrive at night you might want to keep your phone out for a flashlight. Lighting was all turned off and unplugged when we got there, so be prepared.

                                                                Otherwise, we would be back again for sure.

                                                                Perfectly perfect!

                                                                Amber F.

                                                                Everything was exactly as described. The Upper Chalet had everything one could need for a relaxing stay. Skiing, restaurant, bars, and a mini market were also all within quick walking distance. LOVED our stay!

                                                                If I had to pick anything to critique, it would simply be that the motion sensors for the lights in the stairs should be located at both top and bottom. Lights only came on once you reached the very top. No incidences, but a possible safety issue.

                                                                All in all, a wonderful stay! Will be on the top of my list when we visit again!


                                                                Whitefish, MT, USA

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

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $10 - $25
                                                                Damage Deposit
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                18 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.3/5
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