The overall impression of the Chalet was very good. We enjoyed the fireplace, supplied with ample wood, the great sporty decor and memorabilia and the winter ambiance. The hot tub on the deck was nice at night.
Upstairs is ground level, with the basement being a walk down so if some in your party can't do stairs they'd be okay on the first floor. The kitchen and eating area work nicely with the overall open-concept, which has enough dividing walls to feel both cosy, open and feel separate enough for people to gather in different parts of it - though we usually were in the living room area. The video and CD collection was all junk or kids (so bring your own CD/DVD) There is a satellite TV. There is no Wifi, but isn't it nice to get away from everyone being device-attached?
In winter, after fresh snow, you will absolutely want awd/4wd or chains on your non-awd car. There is a place at the foot of the hill on the right where cars can be left for a day or two if they can't make it up the hill. One of our party's cars couldn't make it. Even with 2 awd (but not off-road) cars, we counted ourselves lucky when we safely made it on a couple icy days. The driveway is a careful nose or back-in down to the house from the road.
Although the listing mentions 8-9 sleeping, the owner cautioned us to 7-8. Upstairs layout has a bedroom with queen (2), a single (1) room upstairs. A loft recommended not for sleeping. There is a wrap around couch. Downstairs has a rather tight 4 berth bunk room and a king (2) room.
Dealing with the owner was okay, but it could be better due to some minor issues: The rate the owner charged was higher than stated on the listing; the owner didn't immediately commit to renting to us, hoping to find someone renting for a longer period; The key wasn't mailed until close to our arrival time - the day I contacted the owner. On the other hand, we misplaced the key somewhere in the property. We had a new one cut and sent it back to the owner, but their understanding of this unintended goof on our part was appreciated by us!
Thanks for a nice house. It's a pleasure to stay in a place that feels very nice and very personal at the same time.