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The 'Great Escape' Ultimate Ski-in-ski-out Winter Holiday

Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


North Okanagan C Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Multi-family, large group, amazing chalet (5 Bedrooms, Bunkroom, 6 Bathrooms)

If you are looking for a winter or summer mountain vacation for multiple families, a work retreat, wedding, ski teams, or bringing many friends together, you've found the perfect chalet. The 'Great Escape' is situated at the very top of the Silver Queen chairlift in the area referred to locally as 'The Knoll'. We purchased this house 14 years ago due to its perfect location for all levels and ages of skiers, proximity to skating, tubing, and easy access to cross country ski trails. It is the perfect winter holiday location. There is no driving or even walking involved to ski in or out from this chalet (see photos). It is also a great place to base yourself for a summer vacation.

The 4300 sq ft chalet is 3 levels. The upper level is comprised of a kitchen, dining area, hot tub, sauna, steam shower, bathroom, ski locker, boot room, and two living rooms. The large harvest dining table can sit 18. The mid-floor has 4 bedrooms each with private bathroom, bath and shower. Two rooms with queen beds, one room with two sets of bunk beds, and one room with a queen bed with a bunk above it and a bunk bed. The bottom floor has one room with two double beds and an open basement with two bunk beds. There is room for 21 people in beds in the house. In addition there are three hide-a-bed couches, one in the basement and two in the upper floor living rooms. We also have two single mattresses that can be placed on the floor anywhere in the house for a total maximum sleeping capacity of 29.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Scott Wallace
Member since: 2012
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

About Scott Wallace

This chalet is owned by a family that believes skiing is an activity that brings family and friends together. We have been skiing at Silver Star on and off for 35 years and consistently for the last 17. Family gatherings usually involve a minimum of 16 people and four families.

Scott Wallace purchased this chalet in 2000

Why Scott Wallace chose British Columbia

After renting at Silver Star for several years, we bought this place thirteen years ago as we thought it was best located and designed chalet on the mountain for multiple families or large groups. Every guest that visits is astounded by the perfection of this place to enable a true winter vacation. Once you are here, you don't need your car again until you leave.

What makes this chalet unique

The best feature is that there is something for everyone within seconds from the door. If you are a beginner skier, you are 5 seconds from the top of the run, if you are a young family, you can easily switch off parenting obligations, you can cross country ski from the door, downhill ski, snowshoe or skate, or go tubing all within minutes from the chalet.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

The 'Great Escape' Ultimate Ski-in-ski-out Winter Holiday
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic Ski in Ski out experience

  • 5 of 5

This chalet has the unique ability of being able to host large or small groups with ease. All guests loved the access directly to the lift from Chalet, as well as the tube park. This chalet comes fully loaded with all the extras.

In the past our group has gone to Sun Peaks, and the Great Escape definitely has all the Sun Peaks has to offer beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Exceptional Chalet !

  • 5 of 5

Went to this place with a large group of friends and was impressed! This place has everything you need for many people and still feels comfortable and un-crowded with 25 guests. It was very neat and clean and the owners worked with us to cover everything that was needed. The proximity to the Silver Queen lift could not be can put your skis on and ski down to a variety of lifts and catch the Silver Queen right to the back door. The views are amazing from the upper levels as well. Beds were comfy and clean, there was more than enough sheets and towels for everyone, and the kitchen, dining and living areas were spacious and airy. Would not consider any place else but this to stay while at Silverstar. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape December 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that our cross country group stayed at the Great Escape. It was an excellent house for our large group. It had everything we needed after a long day on the trails and the hot tub and sauna were well used. The house is at the top of the Silver Queen Chair so the location was excellent to access all the trails. Even better we did not have to ski up the hill any longer as we could take the chair up to the house. Can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best vacation home by far, set up for a mix family setting, spacious

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lacombe, Alberta

A great escape for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed for our family get together: an amazing view and plenty of space. We could all eat around the long table and each family had their own comfortable sleeping space and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans to a rolling pin so that you can make everyday meals and also those special family favourites. There is lots of exploring and adventuring to do on the mountain but the home is easily accessible and a close distance from Vernon for day trips. It was a pleasure corresponding and working with the owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West kelowna, bc, canada

Cozy, comfortable and clean Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

Great girls weekend in this beautiful rental! Eight of us stayed and there was ample room. Bathroom with sink and shower for each bedroom with was awesome for a bunch of ladies! Chalet was equipped with everything we could want or need. Our host was prompt in replying to emails and is very knowledgeable about Silverstar area. Central location which was handy. Hot tub and sauna wereclean and ready to use. Everyone enjoyed their stay. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Okanagan C Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $302

Prices (including summer) based on 10-16 person occupancy and 3+nights
Contact owner for shorter and longer stays.

Manager'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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North Okanagan C Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All bedrooms have bathrooms. In all cases the sink is outside of the bathroom in the main part of the bedroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 5. Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Full bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Detached full bathroom in basement
    Bunk Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 8
    Upstairs living areas - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two pull out couches
  • Double Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) 1 fold away 'pack and play' style crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 4 pull out double beds., Bunk Beds (4) 3 single bunk beds (6 beds)& 1 bunk above a double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
Ski locker, boot room and equipment area.

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