Our 2 families stayed in this charming Victorian for a ski vacation on the coldest days so far this year. It is an older home, but well-maintained, with updated bathrooms and new refrigerator. Our only issue was that the heat was not evenly distributed through the house, with some rooms extremely warm, and others much colder, but there are fans and portable heaters throughout the house to alleviate some of that, and Rich, the owner, left plenty of firewood too. I'm sure the fact that we had 2 days of temperatures below 0 didn't help either. The house is equipped with wifi and Apple TV, so we were well-entertained. There were 2 additional TVs upstairs, which helped when the kids wanted to do their own thing.
But the home's location is what made our trip so memorable. It is right in the heart of the North Creek business district, less than half a block from Tops Supermarket and some wonderful eateries. The two we tried, barVino and Cafe Sarah, were fabulous. The shuttle bus stop to the Gore Mountain Ski Area is across the street in front of the Alpine Lodge, which meant no scrambling around in ski boots with our gear from the parking lot. We literally walked out the door with our ski gear and were skiing within minutes of arriving at Gore. The shuttle also runs to the North Creek Ski Bowl, where the kids enjoyed snow tubing.
Rich, the owner, was great to work with, and was patient in answering all of our last-minute questions. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for an unbeatably convenient location to Gore Mountain and the various other area attractions.