Quiet & Spaceous 4 bdr Mountain Chalet. Perfect for 2 - 3 Families.
Harold and Kathy Richins
About Harold and Kathy Richins
Welcome to our family vacation home. We hope you enjoy our private mountain chalet and your time in Sun Peaks as much as we do. Thank you for taking care of our dream vacation home: Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks! We purchased Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks in July, 2015 and we enjoy hosting families who want to create very special family experiences. We want you to feel like Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks is your "home away from home" in the mountains. Harold and Kathy Richins are the owners. Kathy was born in Hawaii and was an educator for most of her working life (teaching children and then students at universities in Australia and New Zealand). Kathy retired from her own Life Coaching and Hawaiian massage for health and wellness business in April, 2018. Kathy also managed and worked for organizations that served with people with disabilities. Harold is a retired (2018) Professor in Tourism at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. Over the past 30 years Kathy and Harold have lived and worked in four countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA (including Hawaii, Oregon and California), and enjoy traveling extensively overseas. We love our new mountain home in Sun Peaks and often get to meet people from many countries including our cherished Canada. We believe you will love our place too, as it has so much to offer to enhance your Sun Peaks experience. Warm regards, Kathy and Harold
Harold and Kathy Richins purchased this Chalet in 2015
Why Harold and Kathy Richins chose Sun Peaks Resort
We believe Sun Peaks and our location at Mountain View Estates offers the great balance in being a part of such an amazing new community (the Municipality and Village of Sun Peaks). This is one of the friendliest places we have ever lived and it has such a great balance of just the right weather and temperature in summer (an escape away from the heat elsewhere), and the most consistent winter weather we have experienced at a ski resort. With temperatures just right to keep the snow crisp yet not too cold for Canada to enjoy each day, Sun Peaks has amazing snow conditions. The grooming is second to none and with 137 runs and three mountains, all accessible to each other, this makes for real choice based on weather, finding that perfect powder run, or just enjoying the ample sunshine we experience during the season. We have often said "a bad day here is a good day somewhere else." Really there are seldom any bad days and you can virtually always find that special run - and hardly any lift lines! We have skied all over North America as well as Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and for consistency of snow conditions, Sun Peaks can't be beat! With the most consistent winter weather we have experienced at a ski resort, now it is Canada's second largest ski resort and in the top 5 or 6 in North America in terms of skiable acreage (close to 4300 acres) with 137 runs including 16 powder glades and close to 3000 ft vertical. In the spring, summer and fall, there is much to choose from regarding outdoor activities, events and festivals, markets and music and being an active part of this mountain village experience. A number of lakes are within a ten minute drive and there are numerous walking and mountain bike trails (both cross country and accessible through the Sun Peaks lift system). Please also check out our "Photo Gallery" on this site to see additional photos and our location. We would love to have you and your family as our guests.
What makes this Chalet unique
Having a fully outfitted house for a group of family and/or friends in a private yet close setting. Especially great for families and groups of friends who would like to share their experiences in one very comfortable place. Our winters and our springs/summers/falls are amazing here: just the right temperature and climate for each... Both winters and springs/summers/falls are filled with experiences for many interests. I (Harold) volunteer as a Mountain Host at Sun Peaks (meet at 9:15am or 1pm every day of the ski season just outside of the SP Village Day Lodge) and in showing many international and Canadian guests around our three diverse Sun Peaks mountains, I often hear comments like: "amazing snow conditions," "friendliest community," "we feel like this is our home away from home," "everything is here for us," "great weather," "no lift lines," "all connected," "great alternative to Whistler," and many other positive comments. Sun Peaks feels in some sense like a small mountain boutique resort, yet it's facilities and mountains are world class and some of the top in North America. You feel away from it all, yet right in the heart of the experience. Sun Peaks is not spread out like other resort areas and the people who both live and visit really cherish their place. The integrated partnership of the mountain operation (Sun Peaks Corp.), the municipality (Sun Peaks Municipality), the visitor services (Sun Peaks Tourism), the many dynamic business owners and the village residents is unique and inspiring. And they are all focussing on one key aspect: "It is all about the EXPERIENCE!" Please also check out our "Photo Gallery" on this site to see additional photos and our location. We would love to have you and your family as our guests. Click 'Reserve Now' to secure your preferred dates. Please ask if we can accommodate your travel dates.
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Wonderful place for a large group of people
The Chalet was spacious and perfect for our extended family vacation over Spring Break at Sun Peaks. It was spotless when we got there, and Kathy and Harold were quick to answer our questions. The modern kitchen was well equipped to cook any meals! I would definitely recommend this space.....
Thanks so very much Sheila for the lovely review. We so enjoyed having you and your extended family here. One of our favorite things is to know that our chalet is providing the opportunity for families to create fun memories together. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
Family of Fifteen have Fun
Somehow I miscalculated and thought we had a bedroom for all couples, plus the bunk room. But, no, one family had the playroom at the foot of the stairs! Fortunately we wore ourselves out so thoroughly that everyone seemed to sleep well no matter where they were! But the house was a bit tight for 15. The kitchen was well equipped and we fed ourselves well. Didn't have time to play many games, but there is a good supply of DVDs also. The front porch is a bit slippery...could use some textured paint or such. All in all, a very nice place!
Dear Marita, Yes, we have four bedrooms and then the two pull out couches in the entertainment room downstairs. We are pleased you were able to enjoy your time together and we will look at finding a textured paint for the front porch this summer. Thanks for the honest feedback. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
Great for groups
This home suited our group of 13 perfectly. The location is great and it is such a bonus to be able to have our dogs there as well!
Thanks, Chris for the lovely review. We so enjoyed having you and your guests here. Thank you for respecting our chalet rules and leaving our place so nice and tidy. It was a pleasure to have you here. We certainly hope that you are able to return and stay with us.
Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks
A beautiful home in a beautiful location. Our group was travelling to Kamloops to compete in a youth soccer tournament. We booked this chalet in hopes that it would become a vacation as well as a sporting event. It met and exceeded all of our expectations. The home was beautiful and well stocked with anything you can possibly imagine you need. The owner checked in with us to make sure that everything was available for our stay. We would highly recommend this home for any family or small group accommodations.
Very nice house, a relaxing stay.
The hosts are very responsive and helpful. The house was beautiful and accommodated all 15 of us (half were kids). Lovely hot tub and we really enjoyed the deck and bbq.
Would definitely come again.
That is so great to hear, Sonja. We so enjoyed hosting your family and do, indeed, hope to see you again soon. We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to see the children having so much fun together. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
Three generation famjam
Our group of 11 (3 families) stayed at this chalet over Easter weekend 2018. This was a ski reunion for our clan and other family members stayed at two other nearby chalets. "Ours" was the favourite and it was ideal for us to gather in the evening for après-ski. Nothing was missing. There are many extras - for example I made a split pea soup with the ham bones and was surprised to find a food processor and many spices in the well-stocked kitchen. It's not really ski-in, ski-out but the shuttle bus service is outstanding - door to door and very convenient. I would return in a heartbeat and would have no hesitation recommending this place. The owners are super friendly and extremely responsive and helpful with information.
Thank you so very much for the lovely feedback. We are happy that you all enjoyed our place for your reunion and found ours to be the favorite one to gather in the evening for apres ski meet ups. We are also pleased that you found our kitchen to be well stocked with spices and all the appliances you needed. We certainly do hope to see you back here. Your family is just the kind of guests we so enjoy having stay at Morrisey Chalet. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
As one of our guests said in the following review, sledding is an additional activity: "Beautiful home, wonderful owners!
Date of Stay: Dec 21, 2016
We stayed here 6 nights over Christmas. Although we live in the area, we had a large blended family with grandchildren that we were hosting all at once for the first time! This home was roomy enough for all, extra cot and crib were provided, and it is close enough to the village that grown ups can enjoy a quick walk. There is a shuttle that stops right outnfront every half hour as well. Not to mention all the amenities provided in the house! Plenty of cutlery, and towels for the hot tub. Huge windows with views of the runs, and granite countertops even! The owners are what we felt was very special about this home. Not only did they set up a real Christmas tree for us, happily; but they also stopped in to introduce themselves with smiles, thanks us for shovelling the walkway, and to let us know a decent amount of happy kid noise was welcome by all means! They were always quick to reply by email or phone, and thankful when we mentioned a few minor things that could be upgraded (slow drip coffee maker). Oh, and it snowed every night and was sunny most days!! The skiing was incredible, as was the snowmobiling, and there happens to be a good toboggan hill just across the road! These are wonderfully kind people who share a big, beautiful home on a big beautiful mountain! Thank you H&K Enjoy!"