Whistler doesn't get much better than a ski in\out location just above the Four Seasons and Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotels. FYI the Airbnb map does not show the location correctly - we are on the the corner of Spearhead Drive closest to the Wizard Chair which is less than a 1 minute walk for ski in and a 3 minute walk for ski out. Easy walking to the slopes and village but very quiet and private. Completely renovated corner unit with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Excellent reviews.
After undergoing a very extensive top to bottom renovation in 2016 this ski in / out condo in the Benchlands is truly stunning and in new condition. Featuring lovely vaulted ceilings this three bedroom (the third bedroom is a large loft with two sleeping areas and a washroom with a two bench steam shower), two bathroom corner unit is located on the ski hill end of the building. The unit is without doubt the best location in the building and very convenient in and out to the hill, pathway and bus stop without having to use elevators. There is no unit above ours which greatly adds to the tranquility. It is a three minute level walk or ski skate to the slopes in the morning or a five minute walk to the Upper Village and Blackcomb Base. Most of the season you can ski in to right across the street. Some recent reviews on location: “The location was fantastic” “Perfect place near the village” “ a very short walk from the slopes” “easy walk to the slopes for a ski down to the Wizard chair and the free shuttle into the village is frequent and stops right outside the door” “we never used our car once” “very central" Powderhorn Lodge is located on Blackcomb Mountain immediately above the Upper Village, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the Four Seasons Hotel and is adjacent to the third Wizard chairlift tower. This location is close enough to the bottom of the hill to make walking to the village easy and enticing.
The following are quotes on the space from recent reviews: “We loved this condo in Whistler. We stayed two weeks and it really had everything we needed to be very comfortable” “The apartment is spacious, fully equipped, quiet and facing trees” “the place was extremely well equipped, clean and tidy” “lovely, cozy and welcoming” “situated on the quiet side of the building surrounded by beautiful pine trees” “A cozy corner condo in the heart of Whistler” “The master bedroom is especially spectacular, with high ceilings and access to the balcony” “quiet, clean, has everything you need and close to everything you want”.
A seven month "down to the studs" renovation was carried out in 2016 using high end materials, fixtures and appliances. The main floor features beautiful vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom, large windows on two exterior walls looking onto a forest, a large covered deck and complete privacy from both inside the unit and from the deck. The large loft level has visual privacy and has two living areas separated by a gorgeous bathroom. One loft living area houses a queen sized bed while the other area serves as a spacious sitting area with a sofa bed. A flat screen TV pivots on a wall mount to accommodate both areas. The loft bathroom features a Thermasol two bench steam shower with large format porcelain tiles, a rain shower head, frameless glazing, large format porcelain floor tiles and in-floor radiant heating. When up to full steam you literally cannot see the shower wall six feet across from you - so nice after a days skiing! Pocket doors on either side of the bathroom allow convenient entry from both areas of the loft. The loft level can be accessed both by an open internal staircase with a glass railing or from a door to the corridor above the main level.
The stunning new kitchen is a white shaker style with complimentary quartz countertops and a glass subway tile backsplash, an undermount double sink and new stainless appliances. There are lots of sharp knives, nice cookware, glassware and gadgets so you can cook like a pro. Most of the condiments and spices you would want, as well as coffee and tea, are provided. The trestle style pine table has a leaf extension to comfortably seat six people and six comfortable white leather chairs are provided. The following are reviews on the kitchen: “a watered down basic kitchen this is not – all of the tools necessary to cook the trappings of gourmet food” “all of the comforts of home that one would find in the kitchen” “We found everything we possibly needed and more to cook a great Thanksgiving dinner”.
The new flooring consists of gray brown oak hardwood and new carpet throughout.
Our intent in 2016 was to transform what was already a lovely condo in a spectacular setting into a spectacular condo in a spectacular setting. A lot of thought and planning went into the renovation and we are very happy with the finished product. We think you will be as well!
“It is my opinion that Doug cares about his guests stay and it shows through the appearance and amenities of the condo” “From the first point of contact until the trip ended, Doug and his family were nothing short of wonderful” “Doug was a great host and was very attentive and responsive. He offered us many ideas of activities in the area, and places to eat and shop” “Doug is a great host; our family is very active and he provided us with wonderful information”
Other Pertinent Information:
-Very comfortable sectional couch plus two leather recliner rockers in front of the gas fireplace with 40” flatscreen above.
-Cosy and comfortable queen bed in the master and two twin sized beds in the second main level bedroom.
-Fabric frame queen sized bed plus a sofa couch in the second level loft.
-North and west window exposures keeps the apartment cool on hot summer days (extremely important in the summer). Surrounded by pine trees and very private from inside and from the covered deck.
-Cable TV including sports channels and Netflicks in the living room, loft and the master. 40" Samsung smart TV in the living room. Smaller flat screen in the master. New flat screen in the loft. Speakers are provided to plug in your ipod or phone. Free wifi. Crib board and various games are provided.
-Very well equipped and stocked kitchen with a table that comfortably seats six. Condiments, spices, oils, vinegars, tea and coffee provided. Espresso maker, sharp knives, new stainless cookware and most of the gadgets and accessories. Lots of dishes, cutlery, wine glasses, martini glasses etc. Stainless BBQ on the covered deck plus seating for four.
-In-suite washer and dryer.
-Beautiful shared rooftop hot tub with adjacent bathroom, shower and change room facilities. Very nice views and stargazing from the hot tub.
-Private Thermasol steam shower with two benches.
-Secure free reserved underground parking for one car plus numerous guest spots on a first come basis.
-Secure underground ski and bike rooms.
-Ski locks, boot and glove dryer and drying rack provided.
-Free bus to the lifts, Village and other points in Whistler stops right outside the door and runs frequently.
-Small grocery store, liquor store, ski and bike rentals and great restaurants a five minute walk away. Large grocery store, liquor store, McDonalds, etc. a five minute drive (or take the free shuttle).
-Paved bike \ walking path right outside the door.
-Lost Lake (absolutely gorgeous undeveloped swimming lake surrounded by mountain bike, snow shoe and cross country trails) is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride.
-Whistler mountain bike park is a five minute ride.
-Surrounded by advanced (Blackcomb mountain) and novice (Lost Lake Park) mountain bike trails.
-This accommodation is self check-in and self check-out (lock box). We will not be present during your stay but we will generally be available to help or answer questions by email, phone or text. We are more than happy to give you suggestions on where to go and what to do to make your stay memorable.
Our Hosting Philosophy:
We have stayed in many rental places over the years and most often the cleaning appears more or less superficial, there are items missing or in poor shape and it is usually quite clear that we are staying in a rental unit. We strive not to leave that impression. We only rent the condo for approximately 7 weeks per year. We personally use the condo regularly and we maintain it accordingly. We do our own cleaning and prep - a process that takes six hours on average and we make sure that everything is clean and ready for you. We are happy to give advice and will respond to your questions promptly before and during your stay. In short we take our hosting responsibilities seriously and we do our best to make sure your Whistler stay is a great experience. We love our Whistler condo and we think you will as well.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to everything in the unlocked cupboards and fridge including spices, condiments and coffee etc.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are responsive to our guests and upon request we are more than happy to provide recommendations and advice on just about anything both before and during your trip.
The maximum number of occupants shall be no more than the number listed for this unit. All guests must be at least 25 unless accompanied by parents.
Absolutely no transferring or assignment of your booking to a third party.
When you rent the unit you agree:
-Not to smoke or allow any of your guests to smoke in the unit. Smoking is allowed on the deck with the doors closed but please use an ashtray.
-Not to allow any pets in the unit or on the property.
-Not to cause a nuisance or disturbance or use the unit of complex property for any illegal purpose.
-Not to flush any baby wipes or sanitary napkins down the toilet.
-To remove all trash and recyclables to the receptacles in the underground parking area, ensure all dishes and cookware are clean, and return any furniture that was moved to its original position.
-To follow all instructions regarding the use of appliances, electric or electronic devices, hot tub and fireplace.
-That the shared hot tub is provided for the enjoyment of all guests. Use is at your own risk and complex rules relating to use must be adhered to.
-To abide by the quiet times for the complex.
-No skis, snowboards or bikes in the unit. Please use the ski \ bike storage located in the parkade.
-No grad, stag or stagette events.
-Do not run appliances after 10 pm or before 8 am.
-Have a great stay!
Guests will be responsible for all damage or loss to the unit and the complex property, except normal wear and tear. Any damage or loss to the unit or complex property will result in a charge for replacement, repair or loss to your credit card up to $1,000, but in no way shall such charge or deducution limit your liability in respect of such damage or loss.
The Owners are not liable to you or your guests or any other person for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property on or about the unit or the complex property. You agree to hold the Owners harmless and indemnified from and against all loss, injury or damage occasioned by the use or misuse or abuse of the unit or any part of it or the complex property, by you or any of your guests.
Any breach of these rental policies may result in the immediate termination of occupancy and forfeiture of all payments.
We live in North Vancouver and love the mountains. We love to hike, bike, golf and Doug is an avid lifelong skier. We looked at many places to buy in Whistler and kept coming back to this one as it had a much nicer feel to it compared to the others we considered. Newly purchased as of June 2014 and we can't wait to enjoy! We think you will really enjoy it as well!