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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 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Shared Hot Tub


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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 Northern Michigan

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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Crystal Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

'SKI-N-TEE' 3 level home on golf course in the heart of Crystal Mt Resort & Spa
average rating of 4.847826 based on 48 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: Jan 2009
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Fantastic time at the Crystal Mountian Ski-N-Tee Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the Ski-N-Tee home at Crystal Mountain. The home is in walking distance to the resort but is also serviced by a 24 hour shuttle. The grounds were beautiful and the home was big enough (6 bedrooms 3 baths and 2 living areas) to accommodate 12 of us ranging in age from 85 years old to 2 months old. It was also pet friendly which was a big plus. Other than the home needing a few updates (up stairs bathroom) it is a great family property that we will probably rent again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Ski Condo

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodations for our dad/kid ski weekend. It was just the right size for our group of 20. Clean, well equipped, plenty of beds and bathrooms, within walking distance of the resort or short shuttle ride, great fire pit. We had an excellent time!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Great Spring/Fall/Winter Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the Ski-N-Tee in July as part of a group of 13 - three families, including kids ranging in age from 4 to late teens. There was plenty of room for everyone! Overall it was a great experience! Communication from the owners was always pleasant and timely. The home was clean, beds were comfortable, hot water was plenty for showers, and we found that the house supplied most everything we needed (bathroom towels, kitchen necessities) The kids watched TV and enjoyed the arcade games in the basement. Plenty of seating for everyone when we relaxed together in the evenings. Nice view onto the golf course.

The only reasons I did not give the property 5 stars are the lack of AC (we knew this beforehand) and a bit of a musty smell in the basement level. The cleaning crew came as we were leaving, and mentioned that they would be getting a dehumidifier so that is most likely not even an issue anymore. I titled this review the way I did because we did find it a bit uncomfortable in the heat of July. There are fans provided, but they couldn't keep up with the heat. (The temps were in the 90s during the day during our stay) The lack of AC could be a problem in July/Aug, but is not likely to be an issue any other time during the year.

We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Coral, Florida & Culver, Indiana

Great weekend at Ski & Tee

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us spent a wedding weekend at Ski & Tee. Everything was just right - it's cozy, convenient and supplied with all the amenities to make it a perfect house for an adult family of eight to enjoy a festive wedding weekend!

Plenty of extra room to host guests inside and outside the house for coffee, fire pit and/or cocktails on the deck.

We really felt like bring at home / away from home!

If the opportunity predents itself again, we'll definitely look for Ski n Tee

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Buzz was absolutely amazing to work with! He was so friendly and what a nice place! It was awesome, we had three different families and each family stayed on a different level. It was so great. We utilized the shuttle. In the evening everyone talked about how nice and comfortable the place is and we felt like we were just at home, but better. Skiing was great, and we also got to ice skate. We loved the fireplace and got a lot of use out of it. It had everything we could need in the kitchen, the coffee pot was great and we got a lot of use out of all of the hot coca mugs. The kids really enjoyed the Pac-Man arcade game.This was my seventh stay with VRBO and It was my favorite, thanks again Buzz!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Xmas Holiday 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Pet Fee $20

Base rates are based on number of adults (over 12 years old).
Additional people $20 per person per night
2 Night minimum rental.
No Weekend (Friday / Saturday) splits
Check in 4 pm - check out 11am
Family dogs considered please ask first. ($20 per dog, per night).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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