About the property
- Chalet3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Chalet, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-20)
The Victoria, tucked into nature and surrounded by Boyne Highland's world-class ski and golf resort, is available for year-round vacationing. Our 3,200 square-foot full log chalet boasts breathtaking views of the resort overlooking Lois Lane at the top of Boyne Highlands Andover Club. The Victoria is ski-in, ski-out with our backyard running parallel to Lois Lane trail and just steps away from hiking and bike trails throughout the resort.
This 5 bedroom/4 bathroom home with additional loft space for sleeping, features an open floor plan on the main level with vaulted great room, gas fireplace and huge windows creating the perfect luxury retreat for your friends and family. Catering to large groups, you'll find 2 master suites (one with a king bed and the other with a queen), 2 bedrooms each with 2 full beds and a 5th bedroom that also has a queen bed. The loft features a futon and a chair that pulls out to a child's bed. Finally, we added 6 cots that can be set up in any of the bedrooms or the loft.
The gourmet kitchen includes everything you'll need to prepare and enjoy great meals in a setting that is perfect for entertaining. The huge deck overlooking the slopes features a six-person hot tub, a gas grill and a large patio set. And, you'll love the entertainment room with pool table, air hockey, flat screen TV, second full-size refrigerator washer and dryer. Enjoy all the beauty and activities that Northern Michigan has to offer in accommodations that are second to none.
Boyne Highlands features 54 meticulously groomed slopes for all levels of skiing ability and a terrain park and halfpipe with rails and jumps. They have consistently received top honors for best mountain in the Midwest by Ski Magazine. Miles of state snowmobile trails are easily accessed less than a mile from the main lodge. Snowmobiles and trailers may be stored at the main lodge parking lot and are available for rent at Country Wide Services.
Boyne Highlands offers four world-class golf courses including Heather Course, ranked one of the top 100 courses in America by Golf Magazine. You'll also find hiking and mountain biking trails, horseback riding and tennis courts on site at the resort. Within 5 minutes from the resort you'll find several beaches including Petoskey State Park and Zorn Park and Zoll Street in downtown Harbor Springs.
Petosky State Park, minutes away on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 305 scenic acres. The mile-long sandy beach is famed for its 'million-dollar sunsets.' Other amenities include picnic areas, paved bike paths, hiking, fishing and more. Boat launches are available at nearby Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
Harbor Springs and Petoskey are well-known as pristine resort communities. Harbor Springs, the deepest natural harbor in the Great Lakes, is a haven for boaters. Charming is the best way to describe the downtown areas that boasts boutique shopping, varied dining, marinas and beaches. Transient boat slips are available at both the Harbor Springs and Petoskey marinas.
The famed 'Tunnel of Trees' located on M119 on the coast of Lake Michigan is beautiful during any season, but especially spectacular during the fall. Be sure to visit historic Legs Inn as you enter Cross Village for an authentic polish meal and an amazing view.
The Mackinac bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between ancorages, is only a 30 minute drive from our home. Visit the many waterfalls and lighthouses throughout the UP or take a day trip to historic Mackinac Island.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
About Jessica Wynn
My husband, our friends and I have been taking annual ski trips to Boyne Highlands for the past decade. One year, we decided to try Shanty Creek. We loved the house we stayed in but were not so impressed with the resort. Our solution: build a luxury log home at Boyne Highlands that easily accommodated large groups like ours with the convenience of ski-in/ ski-out access right out our back door. In December of 2007 we completed construction on the Victoria.
Jessica Wynn purchased this Chalet in 2007
Why Jessica Wynn chose Pleasantview
We wanted to build our home at Boyne Highland in Harbor springs because it is a four seasons resort. The resort is perfectly situated between downtown Harbor Springs and downtown Petoskey. We enjoy the great skiing and golf, but we also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback trail riding, the zip line course, tennis, swimming and dining at the Highlands. The amenities at Boyne Highland are excellent. There is always something to do. And, occasionally we make the drive to nearby Boyne Mountain for disk golf and the indoor water park... Avalanche Bay. We love to visit all of the beaches, shops, eateries and nature preserves in Harbor Springs and Petoskey. And our favorite place to dine al fresco is Leggs Inn. We have also traveled to the UP hunting waterfalls and lighthouses and a favorite place to bring new guests is Mackinac Island.
What makes this Chalet unique
The privacy that this home offers is second to none yet you are less than half a mile away from all the resort's amenities.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic experience with this property!
This property definitely exceeded expectations! My group of friends do a trip every fall and this home was perfect for our large party. Everything was very clean and organized plus the amenities like the hot tub and fire pit made our stay even more enjoyable. The home was pretty modern with a classic 'up north' feel. Jessica was a wonderful host and was very timely in responses and answering questions.
I am happy to recommend this property to others and would return myself in the future!
Thank you for your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the home and the amenities. Fall is such a wonderful time to visit Harbor Springs during the beautiful fall color changes. My favorite time of year!
Great Family Vacation
Our family of 13 (8 adults, 5 children under 9) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Victoria this summer. The setting was beautiful. The house was spacious, well-appointed and comfortable, allowing for togetherness as well as private space for downtime. The amenities provided really enhanced the experience, whether it was time for a meal, a game, or simply, relaxation. The area activites and attractions offered something for everyone, regardless of age.
Also, the fact that the entire rental process was handled so professionally and smoothly, from beginning to end, was greatly appreciated.
Everyone agreed it was our best family vacation. We hope to be able to do it all over again someday!
Thank you for your kind words. We are excited to have you back next summer! We love repeat guests that take exceptionally good care of our home.
This is a great home that accommodated our large group very comfortably.
The house was great, but there were a few issues. First the drive way was a solid sheet of ice several inches thick, walking on it was precarious at best. The stairs leading up to the front door were also covered with ice. The owner expects the garage door to remain closed, so when we had friends come to visit they had to go up the outside stairs and more than a few people slipped. The next issue is no fault of the owner nor did they try to hide it, but the early closing of the lift and no night skiing on that section of the mountain really limited the actual practicality of ski in ski out. Despite these few things this was a great property and we had a ton of fun.
Thanks for your review Benjamin. We experienced an extreme thaw and then freeze the day/evening prior to your stay in early March which caused a significant amount of ice. While uncommon and unpredictable, this does happen occasionally during the late winter ski season and is why we discount our rates in March by 20%. We pride ourselves on maintaining the home to impeccable standards, but in this case mother nature was in charge and there is very little we can do. Because I gave you a free early arrival, you beat our crew over to the home to salt. I sent them over as soon as you called. Unfortunately, it sounds like the salt didn’t solve the issue. Please note we disclose in the contract that this is a ski chalet and you should expect snow and sometimes icy conditions. In the future, I would recommend that if you are having guests come to visit the house and there is ice on the steps, you ask them to call you once they have arrived so you can open the garage door and let them in through the interior stairway or walk around to the back of the house and enter through the back door where there is no ice because the area is covered.
Future guests, all homes in Andover Club are serviced by Interconnect. The lift stops running at 3:45 PM regardless if Boyne Highlands is open for night skiing as our area is not lit for night skiing. Only the runs immediately in front of the lodge are lit for night skiing. However, Boyne Highlands offers a free shuttle service to get you back to the home.
Beautiful home with ample space to accommodate our large group. We loved the hot tub on the deck with views of the ski hill and the ski in/ski out feature was perfect! I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Thanks for your review James. We enjoyed having you and look forward to hosting you again soon. More than half of our winter rentals are now repeat guests which is why our calendar books so quickly during the winter season.
Large, lovely home at Boyne Highlands
Overall, I highly recommend this home. We had an enjoyable stay. It is able to accommodate more people than most (maybe all) of the properties on the Boyne resort (we had a group of 11 adults and 8 children). The property is in a quiet location. The owner was very responsive, friendly and easy to work with. Messages to her received prompt attention, and she always provided clear responses to our questions. The home is well equipped, and the description of the properly and amenities is accurate. Our grandchildren enjoyed playing air hockey in the basement. The hot tub was a popular attraction. Separate temperature settings for the basement/play area and the main floor was appreciated.
Several things to be aware of are (and these are clearly mentioned in the property description):
1. The road to the property, and the driveway, are on fairly steep slopes. We were there in February, and the road and driveway were cleared. However, if there is fresh snow on the ground, you may have difficulty getting to the property or up the driveway without all-wheel drive. You should have at least one all-wheel drive vehicle with you in the winter.
2. The ski slope that goes past the property (Lois Lane) closes at 3:30 pm, so you cannot ski into the property in the evening or at night. However, during the day and early afternoon it is a most awesome convenience. We like skiing on the North Face, and Lois Lane is easily accessible from that area.
Great assessement of our property Floyd. I’m glad Tom enjoyed your stay and we’re looking forward to hosting you and your family again next year. Also I wanted to be sure you were aware of the free shuttle Boyne offers to take you back up to the home. That is really a convienent service when the lift closes that services our area of the mountain and you want to stay out on the slopes without dealing with leaving a car down at the lodge.
Great weekend getaway!
A beautiful house with all of the amenities. Plenty of room for groups and the ski-in/ski-out is great!
Thank you for your review Brad. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back soon!
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