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Large Charming Up North Chalet Near Harbor Springs and Petoskey

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

PLEASE IGNORE ANY RESERVATION/INSTANT QUOTES ON THE WEBSITE OR AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED TO YOU FROM VRBO since our rates vary considerably depending on the time of year, number of people, and our cleaning people's schedule. Also note that since we are still under the old VRBO/Home Away listing plan, YOU WILL BE DEALING WITH US DIRECTLY -- and note that often several people are inquiring about the same times and reservations are only fixed when we have received payment.

Since we considered selling the Chalet we have not been taking Fall or Winter reservations. But now, although we're still interested in selling, we will start taking reservations. And note that most ski weekends start at $500 and we look for 4-7 night stays over the the holiday week for $450+ a night. And smaller groups and families and longer stays are of course preferred.

Why stay at a rental condo or motel when you can have your own delightful Chalet!

Our newer Chalet has a year-round wooded setting that is very close to the Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands ski resorts and the world class shopping, beaches, lakes, golf courses, and restaurants in the famous Petoskey-Harbor Springs area.

SUMMER and FALL are always 'high season' with the famous Harbor Springs/Good Hart/Cross Village area a few miles north and west, and Petoskey/Bay Harbor & Lake Michigan a few miles south, with many beaches, inland lakes, and great golf courses in-between.

WALK TO NUBS NOB. In WINTER the Chalet's location is exceptional since the Nubs Nob parking lot just one long block away. Nubs was named Ski Magazine's #1 Ski facility in the Midwest for the last 3 years.

And if you are not familiar with this wonderful area we have numerous 'insider tips' and recommendations on restaurants and places to see and things to do.

The first floor of our spacious Chalet has a great room with a vaulted ceiling and large windows, a dining area with a table that seats 8, a modern fully equipped kitchen, a full bath with tub, a large entry/laundry area, and two good sized bedrooms each with closets and twin beds. The second floor has a comfortable loft area with stereo/TV/VCR/DVD, cable TV, broadband internet with WiFi, & movies and games;a large Master Bedroom (with a queen sized bed, large closet,vanity & sink,and desk); a fourth bedroom with twin beds and a closet; and a large bath with shower.

The Chalet is beautifully furnished and decorated and has an Up North warm wood interior with many vaulted ceilings and skylights (night snow making can be seen from the master bedroom skylight). The kitchen is fully equipped, the laundry has a full-size washer & dryer, the entry area has ample places for coats and gear, and there is a large front and side deck with a table, chairs and a gas grill.

This is not a typical rental property and is only available certain times throughout the year. PLEASE: No Pets and No Smoking. Families, adult groups and longer term guests are preferred.

Many return year after year and comments from past guests include: “You represented your chalet perfectly on VRBO. It was exactly as I expected and we had a wonderful time.” D.D. “It was a perfect setup for our family and we would love to do it again.” A.L. 'Awesome chalet!' C.C. 'One of our best family vacations ever!' L.B. 'What a wonderful time we had in your beautiful and accommodating chalet' C.W. 'Thank you... We had a wonderful time. It is the perfect family spot.' J.B. 'We are use to being pampered and this chalet is perfect.' J.L.

Keywords: Ski Chalet, Vacation House,

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Dan

I was born in the area and spent 60+ years as a summer person. Now we spend over half the year Up North.

The area has a magical hold on many of us, including Ernest Hemingway who spent all of his early summers on Walloon Lake just south of Petoskey.

Why Dan chose Northern Michigan

When our children were younger we all skied at Nubs Nob and the kids could walk back to the Chalet when they were tired or the slopes were crowded. And in the other seasons it has a secluded wooded setting but is still close to everything.

What makes this chalet unique

While fairly new with vaulted ceilings, the wood walls give the Chalet a warm Up North feeling. This is not a typical 'rental' property.


Beautiful beaches, drives and sunsets nearby, and of course Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing, sledding and more in winter!


Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Up bath with shower and down with shower/tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Up Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Closet
    Down Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Closet and dresser
    Down Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Closet
    Master Bedroom - Up - 1 queen , Vanity, Sink, skylight, Desk, television and large closet
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In winter walk to Nubs Nob Ski Area one long block away.


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Large Charming Up North Chalet Near Harbor Springs and Petoskey
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Brooklyn, mi

Awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for a ski trip to Nubs Nob. The owner was very helpful and always available by phone. Very close to Nubs!! We had 6 people and didn't even use one of the rooms! It was very clean, cozy, and comfortable. Thanks for a great trip, we all were very pleased and plan to rent the chalet again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Springs, Michigan

It was perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. We rented it for a weekend golf trip with four guys. Chalet is smartly laid out, well appointed and very clean. We would certainly rent it again. Dan, the owner, was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clare Mi

Location Location and Todd "Superpipe" Jurgens!

  • 5 of 5

4-5 hundred yards from the base of Nubs, 4 minute drive to Boyne Highlands. Easy kitchen for cooking meals, room to spread out and yet come together in the living room. We had 4 kids and 4 adults and it was plenty big. Very quiet and relaxing and so close to the resorts the kids rode on the back of the tailgate to Nubs. Big thrill to meet Nubs Nob legend Superpipe Jurgens. Owner very easy to work with and you will have a chance to catch up on your Hemingway and Tolstoy. Owner has thought of everything and clearly explains procedures.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the Chalet and thanks for taking the time to post a nice review.
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Beverly Hills, MI

We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Spacious but cozy at the same time and well laid out for a group! Pics are accurate and owner is great to communicate with. Everything you need, nothing you don't. Rent with confidence!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Many of our guests return and we hope you do too.
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Beautiful, Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, LOVED our time here at the chalet. We found it without any problems as it's very straight forward from the main roads and in the middle between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. The surroundings are so quiet and peaceful, especially sitting on the porch, reading, listening to the trees rustle and sway. The chalet itself was immaculate!! More than enough room to stretch out and make it our home for the week! The beds were super comfortable and the sitting area in the loft was great!! The bbq worked perfectly, probably better than my own. My only little complaint would be that there isn't a fire pit to enjoy. Otherwise, we had a perfect week away in a beautiful chalet and 100% recommend it to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spot to get away with the girls.

Beautiful chalet in a beautiful area, we all had a great

time. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

PLEASE NOTE: our rates vary considerably based on the time of year, length of stay, number of guests, and our cleaning people's schedules. And we prefer smaller groups of families and mature adults.

Summer rates range from $1000 to $1500 a week, 2 night ski weekends are from $550, with a 3 night minimum for MLK and Presidents weekend. Holidays can be much higher and off-season rates are lower.

We usually rent by the week during the summer (and typically Saturday to Saturday) and a minimum 2-3 nights during the ski season and at other times.

A cleaning charge based on the number of people and time of year is usually added, a security deposit may be required for new guests, and discounts may be offered for long-term and near term rentals.

This is not a typical rental property. Please email us for a quote. Thanks!

After you agree with a rate quote we email you a confirmation, you send us a check (sorry, on-line payments are still limited), and we email a lock box code and other info before you arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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