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'SKI-N-TEE' 3 level home on golf course in the heart of Crystal Mt Resort & Spa

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Fully equipped, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 20 in 12 separate beds, 3 bathrooms

Ski-N-Tee is located on the Betsie Valley Golf Course in the heart of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. Sit on the deck and watch the golfers putt, watch the x-country skiers or just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Spacious 3 level home features two living areas with cable TV and Free WI-FI throughout. Six bedrooms allow adequate room to spread out and relax with 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom on each level. The main level living room has a stacked stone wood-burning fireplace with adjoining kitchen and dining area for seating up to 14. The lower level family room has a TV, game table, and even a couple video games. For your comfort, there is electric heat with separate thermostats in all rooms. All activities are within walking distance or ride the Free Shuttle Bus within the resort. Fire-up the barbeque grill or dine in one of the on-site restaurants

Guest Book Comments: 1.'Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us again. I can't believe it's been 3 ½ years. We are crazy not to come back sooner. We all loved the décor! This was our first summer trip & it was great! Especially since it was a family trip with the boys (even 7 week old Hunter) Kevin & Nolan both loved the 'vacation home' & had great fun at Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, The Sand Dunes & on the chair lift. We loved it all & can't wait to do it again! ** Great Place!

2. Loved the décor. We had a great time! Class of '78'

3. Thank you for making our first anniversary very special. We had a wonderful time! The fall colors were very intense this year. The house décor was very creative, we loved it.

4. What a way to spend in the new year! All of us had the greatest weekend!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us! Can't wait for next year!!

5. Just wanted you to know, we loved your place as well as Crystal Mountain. The whole set up was perfect for our group.

More Guest Comments..........: 1. We really enjoyed the weekend – skiing was good for all – downhill & cross country. The house has all the conveniences we needed. Six bedrooms worked great for us – 6 couples.

2. Your summer home is fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Everything is decorated so homey. Thanks again.

3. Thank you for letting us stay here, Wonderful weather. It is the first time all 15 of us stayed together for a week and we're still speaking! All of the men and boys really got in a lot of golf! Thanks again.

4. Everything at Ski-N-Tee was wonderful. Thank you for sharing your home. The bedrooms are awesome & the kitchen is tops!

5. Watered all the plants! We had the best time. We golfed, swam, played tennis, rode the chair lift to the top of Crystal Mountain, had a wonderful turkey lunch at the Cherry Hut. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

6. Everyone is looking foward to our ski trip again this year. They talk about it all year long. TU so much for sharing your home.

Still More Guest Comments................: 1. We had a wonderful time here. 18 of us stayed in your home. We loved the theme bedrooms. We enjoyed the bike trails and the pool. Our day trips included Empire Bluffs and Pyramid Point, We had a great time on the Dunes, in the gift shops, and at the beach. This vacation was a bit of paradise here. Thank you.

2. Thank you for the beautiful well stocked home! I have always loved living in Michigan, but sometimes forget how beautiful it really is. Thank you all especially God for making these 2 days possible.

3. Our family from California, Ohio, Washington DC & Michigan had another great reunion – our 3rd . Your home was especially suitable for our big group. We really enjoyed the individual décor in each of the bedrooms.

Thanks for having cupboards so well stocked with good appliances and pots & pans and dishes, etc. Your home made an especially secure and comfortable nest in which we three generations renewed our family bonds. Thanks again.

More Details

Buzz Klann
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Buzz Klann

We built our home at Crystal Mountain as a rental investment, but soon began taking our kids skiing in the winter and enjoying the many summer area activities. Our grandchildren are now enjoying Crystal and the surrounding area. With 6 bedrooms on 3 levels each family has privacy and we all have enough space for our stuff.

Buzz Klann purchased this house in 1979

Why Buzz Klann chose Thompsonville

We choose Crystal Mountain because it is a year round resort. Downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Golf, water Park, biking, hiking, spa in the resort. Canoeing, kayaking and close by beaches make it a great place in the summer as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Crystal and the house worked well for our family. THANK YOU for the way you have equipped the kitchen. It really had everything we needed and we much appreciated it. Thanks again for a great time. Posted to HA: 1/20/10
Jan 2009
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Thompsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level - toilet , shower
    Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Mountain Meadows - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins are a Trundle Bed
    Northern Exposure - 1 queen
    Crystal Greens - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Sportsmen Den - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Great Lakes Bunker - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins are bunk beds
    Snow Country - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 queen , Sofa Sleeper
  • Each of the 3 levels has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Overall the home has sleeping accommodations for up to 20 people in 12 separte beds, great for your golf group. All bedrooms have queen beds. In addition, two have twins, one has a trundle bed and one has a set of bunk beds. The family room has a sofa sleeper. Ski-N-Tee is fully equipped, including linens, towels, pillows, blankets Fold up porta crib is also on site.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Daily fee required for use of Crystal Mountain's spa, hot tubs, Indoor pool, fitness center, outdoor water park and climbing wall and Alpine Slide. Wireless Internet is available at Ski-N-Tee and Crystal's main lodge and other various locations through out the resort. FREE 24/7 transportation shuttle bus will pick you up and take you anywhere you want to go within the resort. Coin laundry is available at the main lodge.


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'SKI-N-TEE' 3 level home on golf course in the heart of Crystal Mt Resort & Spa
average rating of 4.8 based on 62 reviews
Naperville, IL

Fantastic Large Group Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have had four families coming to Crystal Mountain for the past four years and this is by far the best cottage we have stayed in. The decor is nice, the beds are comfortable, the location is great, and it really will accommodate 20 people! We only had 15 people in our group, but there was plenty of room to spare. We will hopefully be renting Ski-n-Tee again next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2009
  • Stayed: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easter at Ski N Tee

  • 4 of 5

Great place - close to lodge and other amenities. . A little disappointed a bathroom was under renovations, I was not made aware of it until I arrived. Other than that Great Place

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house with plenty of room and beds for big groups

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Buzz Klanns Ski-n-Tee house. Overall it was very accommodating with plenty of beds for our group. The only drawback was the upstairs bathroom wasn't very big and had some mold in the shower. Otherwise, Avery nice vacation home.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 people together to go skiing and to spend family time together. We had a great time and this place easily accommodated everyone. Thank you for providing such a great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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galion ohio usa

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the large cabin over Christmas! The home has 3 levels with a bathroom on each floor which gave us plenty of space. There was an abundance of wood for the fireplace which made it very cozy! Plenty of snow and walking distance to the lifts and rentals, made it easy so that we could go skiing and return at different times. The beds were very comfy, the home was immaculate, and check in and out was easy. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room for our big family.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this cottage. There was plenty of space for our big family, despite how small it appears from the outside. The location is great on the mountain. We mostly were able to walk to the main lodge and other buildings near by. The skiing was incredible and, if some just want to sled, there’s an “unofficial” sled hill very close to the cottage. Some things to keep in mind...although there are some updates to the cottage, there are some areas that are not so up-to-date. Also, the hot water seems to run out before most could get a shower in, so divide the hot water time evenly and sparingly. Overall, we really liked it here. The location was great and there was plenty of space for our family. Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Crystal's Thistle Pub & Grille
Nearest Golf
Right out front
Nearest Ski
Walk to chairlift
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Crystal Lake (Lake Michigan 15 miles)
Car: recommended

Crystal Mt Ski & Golf Resort, in NW Michigan, abounds with year-round family activities. Full-servcie Spa, Indoor Pool & Fitness Center. Two 18 hole golf courses, an outdoor Water Park & the Only Alpine Slide in Michigan, get great reviews as a summer golf resort. Lake Michigan & The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are only a short drive. The dunes are unlike any other area with over 50,000 acres along the lakeshore. Lake Michigan. The Betise River, Crystal Lake, Platt River & Lake offer excellent fishing, canoeing, tubing, kayaking & swimming. Charter fishing is available in Frankfort and Manistee. Interlochen Arts Academy is world famous and offers concerts in the summer months. Head NE to Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay and visit award winning wineries recognized by international wine enthusiasts. 2 casinos only 45 minutes away. Skiing, Snowmobiling, Horse-drawn Surrey Rides, Ice Skating, Snowshoe Tours. Ranked the #1 Ski Resort in the Mid-West by Ski Magazine.

Other Activities: Golfing, Snowmobiling


Crystal Mountain: Best Terrain in the Midwest

Visitors to OnTheSnow consider Crystal Mountain 'The Best'

THOMPSONVILLE, MI - OnTheSnow, the most visited ski and snowboard-related website has recently awarded Crystal Mountain its 2013 Visitors' Choice Award for Best Terrain in the Midwest. The awards are considered to be the most comprehensive user-generated ski resort awards in the world.

The award is one of four regional awards handed-out each year by the editors of OnTheSnow, which boasts more than 17-million unique users to its mobile and desktop platforms each winter. Awards are presented for both overall and regional winners. By receiving this award, Crystal Mountain had the highest average score in its category, as voted on by visitors

'We are extremely excited to receive this award,' said Crystal Mountain's Chris MacInnes. 'Our focus has always been to provide the best experience to our guests, both on the hill and off. It's wonderful to hear, straight from visitors, that we are truly giving them the chance to make moments that matter here at Crystal Mountain.'

The upcoming 2013/2014 winter season will give guests to Crystal Mountain even more terrain to experience with the expansion of skiable acres serviced by a brand-new Buck Chairlift. As part of more than $2-million in investments, visitors can expect a handful of new runs and glade areas to explore as soon as the lifts start running this winter.

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort that is nationally recognized for its skiing, golf, and award-winning spa. Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, 36 holes of championship golf, Michigan’s only alpine slide, an outdoor water playground, a variety of lodging and dining options, countless year-round activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Pet Fee $75

Additional people $20 per person per night
2 Night minimum rental.
No Weekend (Friday / Saturday) splits
Check in 4 pm - check out 11 am
Family dogs considered please ask first..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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