About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 4, Sleeps 12, Gated Mt Baker Rim Community, Hot Tub
The Mountain Escape Chalet is the perfect retreat for large gatherings! Custom designed for entertaining, the open, airy and bright floor plan allows plenty of space to spread out. Fully fenced yard, perfect for summer yard games, is at the end of the cul de sac providing privacy and seclusion. Both upstairs and downstairs living spaces have full kitchens, living and laundry rooms. The kitchen in the upper level is large and open with Maple counter tops, lots of space to cook and entertain for the whole group. A beautiful dining table and a Large Bar with Bar Stools insures the entire group can gather together.
With cedar lined walls, the bathrooms are remiescent of a sauna. Guests enjoy the beautiful Mountain vista as well as high end amenities, such as hot tub, WIFI and gas grill, etc. As a bonus, the lower living space is a fully self contained home. It has a separate entrance, full kitchen with dining nook, laundry room and a livingroom with TV/DVD player. Please note, the two units do not connect by an internal staircase. They are each individually accessed by separate entrances. The master suite has a Queen bed and full ensuite bathroom with bathtub. The second room has two comfortable queen beds and ensuite bathroom. Downstairs has a Queen bedroom and a second bedroom with a Queen bed and Twin Bunk beds. Imagine having a separate quiet space to put the kids to bed without everyone being done for the night. The property is peaceful and private. Nothing beats the Mountain Escape Chalet.
The Cleaning Fee for this house is $175. Ski Season has 3 night minimums.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Lorimer, Tera
We are a local couple that enjoy getting away to the mountains for much needed R&R. We started our boutique vacation rental company, Luxury Getaways LLC, in 2009 with the intention of being great hosts, having excellent customer service and offering the best homes Mt Baker has to offer. All of our homes are very close to the ski area and are maintained in excellent condition with nothing but relaxing and entertaining in mind. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions. Thank you!
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Spectacular House for Family Gathering
The house is very impressive - better than we expected from the online photos! It is in excellent condition with hardwood floors and carpets throughout - looks like new!
We had 10 family members in our party - 6 adults with 4 children ranging from 10 months to 14 years old. We all enjoyed the space and options available.
The main floor is spacious with the kitchen/dining area on one half and great room/gathering space on the other. Lots of room to spread out and gather.
The 2 bedrooms on the top floor are large and comfortable. One bedroom has 2 queen beds and was perfect for a family with small kids.
The basement bedrooms were also very comfortable. One with a double bed and bunk beds and the second with a queen bed. The basement also had its own sitting area.
There was no cell service which we knew going in. House phone worked for local calls and the wifi was generally good for most devices (there was some buffering delays on the TV which only worked through wifi).
We were there between Christmas and New Year and ended up with 2 days of solid rain and 35 degree weather! The heat kept us warm (after we figured out that all the thermostats had to be on for it to work) and the steep driveway was a bit slippery from the icy/slushy snow but generally OK.
We did have one major problem - a widespread loss of power at 9:30 pm one night that lasted about 24 hours. With no power, the house phone didn't work, the heat didn't work and we were in the dark except for our cell phone lights and the house's night lights. The house has an emergency generator but there were no instructions on how to use it and we decided not to try. Some advice in the guest book would have been helpful.
Given another opportunity, we would definitely consider renting this house again.
Great Place for a large family/group close to Mt Baker
We spend 4 nights at the house with 3 families totaling 6 adults and 6 kids over Christmas. The house is fabulous and spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped in terms of cooking utensils, pots and pans, etc and easy to work in to prepare meals for the whole gang.
There was plenty of space to have everyone hang out in the upper two floors. As noted in other reviews, the access to the lower section is via an outside staircase. It is not really a hassle but with snow-covered steps does require putting on your shoes. The bunk room is in the lower space and the kids loved it.
The hot tub is fabulous - a newer one with all of the great jets and other features. There are multiple TVs with DVD players connected though we only used the large one in the main living room for the kids.
Since the cell coverage is non-existent in the neighborhood the Wi-Fi was essential. We were able to text and make calls after setting our phones up for Wi-Fi calling.
The location of the house is great - about as close to the mountain as you can get although it is still about a 30-40 min drive. The local pizza place and the general store are only about 1/4 mile away.
This is a beautiful house that was perfect for us. It was close to all of the things that we came to see. The one thing that some people might be bothered by was that it was only separated from the highway by a hedge. It didn't bother us. We enjoyed our stay and would come back if we are in the area.
Baker ski weekend
house was great, location is perfect for ski weekend at baker
Nice house in a nice neighborhood
Great views and nice accommodations. Would recommend to anyone with a larger group headed to Baker.
Excellent home but one major disappointment
We held our annual family reunion and the home was absolutely perfect. It was large, comfortable and very clean. No complaints. The major disappointment is that after all payments were made and personal travel plans finalized, only then did we receive the community rules which stated we could not use the swimming pool, tennis courts, etc. Knowing what amenities were in the gated community, and having read a previous renter's review about how enjoyable it was to have access to the pool, my grandchildren were particularly excited about swimming. Needless to say we had to improvise new activities during our stay. We should have been informed prior to our booking or it should be noted in the posting that community amenities are not included in the rental price. Apart from that the home was ideal and picking up keys, accessing the property, etc. went smoothly.