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Buzz Klann

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

43 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Buzz Klann (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

'SKI-N-TEE' 3 level home on golf course in the heart of Crystal Mt Resort & Spa
average rating of 4.883721 based on 45 reviews
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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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5

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
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5

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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5

Amazing ski get-a-way

  • 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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5

Well appointed, Sleeps 20, free wifi & shuttle

  • 5 of 5

Buzz Klann was great to work with, sent me a text when his property was ready for early check in, had everything we could need for four families to eat, sleep, shower and ski! Pots and pans, blender, coffee maker, plenty of dishes and silverware, even spices. Ice maker even kept up! Plenty of bath towels, paper towels and TP as well. Large entryway with bench and hooks accommodated our large ski and snowboard group with all our gear. Two living areas with flat screens meant kids and adults could both watch tv and hang out. Fireplace was crackling merrily the whole weekend thanks to lots of firewood available. Local, in house, wifi was way better than other condos that used the Crystal Mountain server. Kids all enjoyed a little more independence thanks to free shuttle service that they quickly figured out! And the cherry on top: Pac Man and Donkey Kong arcades!!! Bring lots of quarters - our boys LOVED challenging each other for high scores when not on the mountain skiing/boarding.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 15 (grandparents, parents, and grand-kids) had a blast at Crystal Mountain Resort this Christmas.

SKI-N- TEE worked out really well for us!

– two bedrooms and a full bath on each of the three floors –

– An open concept: living room/kitchen and dining room gave us room to gather as a large group to exchange gifts and to participate in Chess, euchre, and cribbage games.

– downstairs was a walkout that was only several steps to one of the fairways --

– Easy walking distance to the Kinlochen and “buck” ski lift.

– (a real wood fireplace).

– The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, flatware, glasses, and pots and pans.

SKI-N-TEE is a warm and cozy place. The owner was helpful and very prompt answering our questions.

Thank you Buzz – your place was perfect for us!

Sarah

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

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

01-Aug-2013

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

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,030
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016 - 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$415
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$305
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$405
Fri,Sat
$2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $15

Base rates are based on number of adults (over 12 years old).
Additional people $15 per person per night
Adjustments made for exact number of people after your stay
2 Night minimum rental.
No Weekend (Friday / Saturday) splits
Check in 4 pm - check out 11am
Family dogs considered please ask first. ($15 per dog, per night).

50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation
Balance due in full 30 days prior to arrival
Refunds will be issued with 60 days cancellation notice
Please add 3% if paying with credit card
$150 Cleaning fee will be added to each booking
Stay 7 nights only pay for 6 (1 midweek night base rate FREE)
Kids under 13 FREE
Weekend rates apply to all holidays
Dec 24 thru Dec 31 are holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level - toilet , shower
    Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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