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The Big House - Ski Out Your Door!

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


About the property

3 Bed 3 Bath, ultimate nordic ski access with spectacular views of Goat Wall.

Beautiful gardens and gorgeous grounds surround this large home, and guest cottage, in the Mazama area of the Methow Valley, just a short drive from the National Forest. The home provides comfortable lodging accommodations for a small family, and is also roomy enough for larger parties. The owner, a caterer, enjoys opening the area and lodging for weddings and special events. Goat wall can be intimate, with a guest lodging, for only two. It can also expand to accommodate as many as 12 people. Wooded and secluded, it provides both privacy and exceptional views of Goat Wall.

In the summer, enjoy hiking, rock-climbing, mountain-biking and other outdoor activities. Relax in the evenings on the garden benches, enjoying the views, or take a stroll on the trail running along the back of the property. In winter, this MVSTA trail becomes a groomed cross-country ski trail that joins over 100km of other groomed trails in the 2nd-largest cross-country ski trail system in the country. For those who prefer snowmobiling, the Yellow Jacket Sno Park is just a few miles up the road.

If your group is bigger than 12, or if you want extra privacy, you can also rent the studio that’s annexed to the house. It can accommodate up to 4 people, has a full kitchen and bathroom, and a separate entrance. Just mention it on your booking :)

Two nights minimum stay.

More Details

Claudia N Webber
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Mazama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Big House - Ski Out Your Door!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great house and location

  • 4 of 5

The house was well setup for large groups. Great location on the Base Camp trail. If you love to cook then bring your own knives.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big, spacious, and private

  • 4 of 5

Loved how big this place is and how much room there is on the deck and yard. Would have liked to see some sort of welcome binder with some info about the place or stuff around the area though just to feel welcomed. Overall great stay though.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Awesome Get-away location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year at The Big House. The 'Chicks' from our store do an annual winter retreat to the mountains and we LOVE this place! The kitchen is perfect for our group. There are more than enough dishes, pots and pans, and flatware. The bedroom selection is perfect as well. There are plenty of places for everyone to sleep whether they are willing to share or have a bed or piece of floor of their own! 3 great bathrooms mean there is rarely a line. One of the reason's we choose this location is the proximity to the nordic trails, just a short walk or ski down the driveway to the trail! The Mazama store is close by, for anything that might have been forgotten, or gifts for those who stayed home.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great place for a larger group with amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large group with an amazing location to recreational activities. Fully stocked and the owner is quick to respond to questions. This is the second time we have stayed here and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Claudia! We had two families stay together at the Goat Wall for a weekend of XC skiing. The house was comfortable, clean and right on the trails. It was perfect for our Methow Valley weekend vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends stayed here for Labor Day weekend. We shared amazing meals in the kitchen, games in the living room, and enjoyed all the great things Mazama has to offer. People walked to Fun Rock to climb for the day, drove to Hart's Pass, or simply adventured around the Mazama Store. We will be back! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Damage Insurance $79

Two nights minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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