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Beautiful Chalet at Crystal Mountain Resort

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12

Northern Exposure Chalet is located within the village of Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI. The five-bedroom chalet is complete with all the modern conveniences of home along with those extra special features to make your stay memorable. The spacious living area features an 18 foot rustic river rock fireplace surrounded by the great room and dining area. It is a non-smoking, pet-free chalet.

Mary Kay Reetz
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Thompsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs full bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor left
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor right
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs left
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs right
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Bunkroom in partially finished basement contains 3 twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sleeping accommodations for 13 includes four queen-size beds, five twin beds. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave & dishwasher; Two full baths; Remote control 40" smart television with cable, & compact disc Bluetooth stereo unit in main living area; full wrap-around exterior porch with porch swing & patio set nestled in a beautiful wooded setting which keeps the chalet comfortable during the summer months as there is no air conditioning. The lower level has a great multi purpose room with a number of table games such as foose ball and ping pong. There is also a sitting area in the lower level with a 42" smart TV with cable and DVD player; Gas grill included. Rental fee includes all linens, towels, and a STARTER amount of staple products inc. paper towel, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher soap, toilet paper and bar soap .


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Beautiful Chalet at Crystal Mountain Resort
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Muskegon, Michigan


  • 4 of 5

Northern Exposure was one of the best rentals we have experienced. The home is fully stocked with everything one needs. The beds are very comfortable and I certainly appreciated all of the candles and nice touches like kleenex boxes in the bedrooms. We had a very nice stay and the owner, Mary Kay, was very pleasant to communicate with on all levels. We are sad that the rental is booked for the rest of the ski season!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Fenton, MI

Cozy Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated Christmas here on the 26th and the owners graciously decorated for us to enjoy our celebration at their cozy chalet. It is very clean with comfortable beds and an amazing couch! It was bitter cold the week we visited so we spent a lot of time playing games and enjoying our time together around a crackling fire. Because the chalet has many windows, we felt surrounded by a winter wonderland of pine trees and snow. It was beautiful! The shuttle pass made our visits to Crystal village easy and fun, especially with little ones in tow. The pool was great and we got service with a smile everywhere we went. The ice rink was not open and much smaller than on Crystal Mountain's website, which was disappointing since we skate more than we ski. But, other than that, we had a wonderful vacation and highly recommend this chalet and its owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great girls getaway! The house was beautiful inside and out! Very clean and the beds were comfy! Mary Kay gave us great suggestions on things to see and do as well. It was very much appreciated!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The chalet was designed for family gatherings, or for multiple couples to share lodging. Very clean and well appointed. Spacious with a great layout to share time together. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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East Lansing, MI

Well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

This was a great base for activities at Crystal Mountain Resort as well as outings to Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, etc. Very well equipped kitchen and home. If you're coming with a baby, note no crib or high chair, but one bedroom has a closet large enough to conveniently accommodate a pack and play if you bring your own. Owners were very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Awesome place for large family groups in Benzie county!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Northern Exposure, along with another near by house, for a family reunion (Mom's 80th birthday) celebration in August 2017. The Northern Exposure home was our main base, and we were able to comfortably host a party for 20+ people, as well as routinely sleeping 8-10 of our family members. We did wind up cleaning out the gas grill, and there is a dehumidifier that needs to be emptied a couple of times a day, but those were very minor chores, in exchange for a wonderful stay. The location worked really well, even though we really didn't do anything at Crystal Mtn itself (although we were offered some discount tickets for the alpine slide and other summer attractions). It was basically ~ 20 minutes drive to lots of great Benzie county attractions (Frankfort beaches, Cherry Hut in Beulah, Sleeping Bear and wineries in Leelanau). It was also central for some of the extended family that drove from Traverse City and Hart for the party. We also had an issue with our math skills on dividing up the cost, so we were short on the deposit, and USPS took about 3 weeks to deliver the certified check for the remainder, but Mary Kay was absolutely great about the whole thing. We will definitely return next time we can pull together a family trip to our favorite place in the world - Benzie county. Absolutely recommend this place for any large family groups who want to vacation in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Beach
15 Miles

Relax and enjoy golfing, swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, fishing and many more outdoor activities. In addition, you are just a short distance from Sleeping Bear Dunes, Interlochen National Music Academy and shopping excursions in Traverse City and charming downtown Frankfort.

Most of the above activities require additional charges.

Using Google, search on 'Crystal Mountain Resort, Michigan'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $250


Half of rental rate is due at time of reservation. The other half plus $250 security deposit is due two weeks prior to your stay. If reservation is made less than two weeks of stay, full balance is due at time of reservation. Payment must be received with in 5 days of making reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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