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Swiss Chalet Ski in-Out, Bed and Breakfast, Old World Charm

Marsha Bell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Swiss Chalet Ski in-Out, Bed and Breakfast, Old World Charm

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kootenai Chalet Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 2 half baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Swiss chalet with old world charm, ski in-ski out. Smoke-free, decorated with Victorian antiques and original art. Open from Thanksgiving, November 21, 2013, to April 6, 2014. Minimum 3 night stay on holiday weekends.

Availability over Christmas 2015-2016: Dec 29 , 30, 21 and Jan 1, 2016: Crystal Run, Gypsy Run, Big timber and Enchanted Forest are available, suitable for 8 people. All other Christmas dates: all rooms are available suitable for 12 people.

Feb 14, 2015: Big Timber is available, suitable for 2 people

Feb 15, 2015 (President's weekend): Big Timber and Snow Ghost Suite are available, suitable for 6 people

Feb 16 through 20: All rooms area available

The 7000 square feet over four floors gives plenty of room to spread out. All rooms have private baths and most have bay windows with sweeping views of the Schweitzer ski area South Bowl. There are four gathering areas: the Pub Bar Room with couches, rocking chair, fire place, wet bar and canopy bar; the Living Room with Swan table, antique lighting, couches, Davenport Hotel chairs, Steinway piano, fire place, TV and sweeping views of South Bowl; the Great room with pool table, games, TV and decks four stories up; and the 1300 square feet deck with hot tub, fire place, outdoor kitchen, one horse antique sleigh, telescope, chair lift and roll up doors for the indoor-outdoor feel.

Please call for availability as the calendar only reflects 'not available' when the whole house has been rented.

Rent one room or all five rooms. Great for family reunions or a quiet get-a-way. Located 500 feet above the Schweitzer Village at 94 Crystal Court, Sandpoint ID 83864

The B&B 's new look has had a great response! Last year we freshen the bed rooms with new floral carpet to reflect the Victorian theme. The Snow Ghost Suite colors were changed to high light the carpet colors. The living room 15 feet (4.5 meter) bow window and corner fireplace make the room cozy, bright and warm. The Crystal Run, Big Timber and Enchanted Forest Rooms bay windows and comfortable window seats provide larger views of the ski runs and a great area to read. The covered 30 x 50 deck with full outdoor kitchen, fire place, one horse sleigh and hot tub are fun for everyone. The Snow Ghost Suite 2 balconies are up so high they provide huge views of the slopes. The guest garages keep snow off the cars!

Wake up to the smell of a delicious gourmet Northwest breakfast served with homemade pastries and homemade jams. Learn how to create delicious pastries with Marsha.

Eat in our bright breakfast sun room overlooking the slopes, a mountain of beautiful pines and Lake Pend Oreille.

Spend a cozy evening:

Enjoy the fire, Steinway Concert Grand player piano, fantastic view of the ski area or

Watch dish TV or

At the canopy pub bar with antique fire place or

Soothe those ski muscles in our outdoor hot tub enjoying the mountain air or

Sit around the outdoor fire place reliving the exciting runs of the day or

The huge ski room has lockers for snow equipment storage and a fire place to warm you as you return from the slopes. There is also another half bath right beside the ski room. A commercial washer and dryer and extra refrigerator space for your use are available near the ski room. The indoor parking places are allocated based upon booking date. Enjoy star gazing from the covered deck with telescope.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If the ski hill is not operating because it has not opened for the season or has closed early for the season, we will give you a 100% refund. Thanksgiving to December 24 can be a great time to ski. Our refund policy takes away the risk of the ski area not being open. Go ahead and book early in the year, you might be the first on the mountain.

Keywords: Bed and Breakfast

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marsha Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2015

About Marsha Bell

My husband, Mel, and I are both Mechanical Engineers and business owners. We love to ski, sail, fish, hike, bike, hunt for antiques, restore old cars and older homes and prepare unique foods. We enjoy meeting people. Guests come to stay with us and leave as friends. We both like to show our guests around the ski area.

Marsha Bell purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Marsha Bell chose Kootenai

We bought the B&B because it is right on the groomed ski trail. It is easy to ski in and ski out, you never have to walk in ski boots. YEA! Yet it is on the end of the road, no traffic nor grooming machines beeping in the middle of the night.

What makes this chalet unique

The property has a fantastic view, being the highest home on the mountain facing the ski area. It is a great location to watch the fire works, or other activities in the Village. The property also features ski-in ski-out access, with the groomed trail on our property. The hot tub on the deck is a fun place to be warm and have the snow flakes fall around you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay. Have a wonderful rest of teh season!
Feb 2008
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Swiss Chalet Ski in-Out, Bed and Breakfast, Old World Charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet, great hosts, amazing architectural design, close to resort, and well-appointed rooms. High end comfort along with wonderful breakfasts. Thanks to our gracious hosts especially for getting up early, early to make breakfasts for my young ski racer. Only issue is we didn't have any snow, only rain. The nice accommodations helped make up for the poor ski conditions. We also had a spontaneous/surprise birthday party for our daughter that turned out wonderful-- hats off and we'll be back next time for the powder! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your family and your children's enthusiasm for skiing. It is fun to make new friends. Thanks for the birthday cake!
5

Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note of thanks for an absolutely fantastic and memorable mini-vacation at your lovely B&B. The kids kept saying “Amazing” during the whole stay.

Your gracious hospitality, gourmet breakfasts and interesting stories made our stay even more enjoyable. We look forward to returning next year.

All the Best,

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family makes having the B&B fun for us too! Thank you for staying with us! We should have better snow next year.
Cronulla Australia
5

Mountain Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Marsha and Mel at their lodge for 2 nights on a trip through the Pacific Northwest. Everything about the lodge was fantastic. Breakfast was home cooked with fresh local ingredients, the rooms large, comfortable and beautifully presented, and the lodge has a great ski in/ski out location with none of the early morning noise you often get from machinery moving around a ski resort. Marsha and Mel went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay, including showing us around the ski resort on our first day (all day), picking us up from the village at night, providing tips on the local dining/entertainment and sitting around at night sharing in our conversation. Thanks Marsha and Mel. Schweitzer is a big mountain with great terrain for all standards. Unfortunately the conditions this season during our trip were unusually warm through the whole region but we hope to return one day and ride the mountain in its "full glory". The potential looks unlimited.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind statements. We enjoyed your stay with us and glad you enjoyed being here. Skiing together was fun and we look forward to your return.
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Brought my whole family up here. We rented the whole house. Mel and Marsha were very hospitable and cooked up some great food for breakfast. While us youngsters when boarding and skiing my parents and there friend enjoyed spending time down at the village. The shuttle was great and easy to use. A few of us even did some snowshoeing just up behind the house. Snow was awesome and weather was great. Thank you Mel and Marsha for making our family winter vacation a great one!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy seeing families playing together, staying together and enjoying the wonderful mountain atmosphere together. You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on your anniversary, we are sure you are looking forward to many more years together.
5

Discovering Schweitzer?

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to discover an area. The accommodations were quiet and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious. The hosts were personable, very interesting and extremely helpful in making our stay just what we were looking for. We hope to return. Thank you, Marsha and Mel

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great on slope location

  • 5 of 5

We booked our trip to Schweitzer and wanted to stay on the hill. The bed and breakfast location was great and the accommodations were fantastic. The best things were the covered deck with BBQ and hot tub, and the ability to use the kitchen facilities at night to prepare our own meals. As well, Marsha took us on a mountain tour our first day so we got to know our favourite areas more quickly than if we'd had to explore on our own.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy skiing with our guests. If they have not been to Schweitzer before, we try to show them around the ski area when we are available. Guests become friends!

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Spokane WA
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sandpoint ID
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chimney Rock Grill
Nearest Ski
Schweitzer

Dog sledding. Snow shoeing. Cat skiing and guided snow mobile tours available through Selkirk Powder Company. Acclaimed ski school, beautiful chapel suitable for weddings and other services, excellent child care, ski rentals.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Kootenai Chalet Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Notes Holiday weekends minimum 3 night stay
Each room is priced individually:
Crystal Run room is $150 per night, 2 people maximum
Gypsy Run Room is $165 per night, 2 people maximum
Enchanted Forest is $185 per night, 2 people maximum
Big Timber is $195 per night, 2 people maximum
Snow Ghost Suite is $340 per night, 4 people maximum
Or rent the entire building for $1000 per night, 12 people maximum
One night's rate is the deposit due upon booking, sent as a check. The remainder, including all taxes, due upon arrival as cash or check
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Amenities

Kootenai Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Crystal Run - toilet , shower , Private bath with lace valence
    Gypsy Run - toilet , shower , Private bath with pedistal sink
    Big Timber - toilet , shower , Bright Private bath
    Snow Ghost Suite - toilet , shower , Large room, double vanity, 5 ft shower, separate toilet room
    Enchanted Forest - toilet , shower , Large room with double vanity, neoangle shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Pedistal sink, stenciled walls, near living area
    Ski/Pub Room half bath - toilet , Corner toilet, copper back splash, art deco fixtures
  • All bath rooms have been decorated in colors coordinated with the associated bed room and have color coordinated towels and monogramed bath robes.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Snow Ghost Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , $340pn, Top of the World, your own private ski retreat, 3 rm
    Crystal Run Room - 1 queen , $150 pn, Mt view, Victorian bed/dresser and tapestries
    Gypsy Run - 1 queen , $165pn, Romatic warm colors, bow window looking at ski runs
    Big Timber - 1 king , $195pn, Sunny room with LARGE Timber bed and 2 bow windows,
    Enchanted Forest - 1 queen , $185pn, Think Dr Zavago sleigh rides and warm winter nights
  • King size beds (1) Big Timber room has a HIGH king size bed. Steps up to the bed are provided on both sides. Look directly out the window at the ski slopes., Queen size Beds (4) All rooms, except the Big Timber room, have high headboard antique beds that have been made into queen size beds., Twin or Single Beds (4) Twin size floor air mattresses are available for children., Futon (1) Queen size is located in Snow Ghost living room and is very comfortable for adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Telescope on outdoor deck. The upstairs (fourth floor) suite has a queen bed, queen futon, full bath, pool table, 2 outside decks, game tables, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar.

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