Gorgeous 5-bedroom lodge is literally 10 steps from the Winterset ski run. Features large open living area, plus separate living area downstairs. Two gas fireplaces. Master suite has huge Jacuzzi & separate shower. Outdoor hot tub. 3 flatscreen HDTVs
This beautiful home is right on the slopes, making skiing easy for families with kids. Ski down easily to the Thunderstruck triple chair lift. In the evenings, walk 200 yards to the Timberline lodge for dining, nightlife and live music.
The master bedroom suite is on top floor by itself, with private bathroom and huge Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is under a canopy of windows with gorgeous mountain views. The main floor is a huge open space -- kitchen, dining and living area with 60-inch HDTV -- that can comfortably accommodate everyone. The main floor also has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The house also has a full-size crib, a pack 'n play, a high-chair, a kiddie potty, a changing table in one of the main-floor bedrooms. Downstairs is another full bathroom, 50-inch flatscreen, plus two bedrooms including the bunk beds.
This chalet has a little more privacy than some other slopeside lodges, because you've got trees screening both sides of the lot.
Total interior square footage; 3,389.
You have access to the entire house, with the exception of a small owner's closet. Garage not included in rental.
Interaction with guests
You will have the chalet to yourself. I'm available by phone and email at all times to address any problems or questions, including helping with suggestions for fun things to do in the area.
Other things to note
-- I generally require at least 3 positive reviews on Airbnb before I'll confirm a booking.
-- The chalet is our family getaway and we use it often. Please treat it as you would your own home.
-- A three-day minimum is required on holiday weekends and during ski season.
-- Your housekeeping fee covers laundering sheets and towels, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces and dusting. It does NOT cover cleaning up a disaster zone. In particular, please leave the kitchen in good shape. Load the dishwasher and run it. Clean specialty kitchen items including crock pot, waffle iron and griddle by hand and replace in cabinets.
-- Start a full load of sheets and/or towels in the washing machine before departing.
-- You must take out your own trash to the bin on the side of the garage. No loose garbage in the trash bin; it must be tied in plastic garbage bags. Do not leave any trash in the house when you depart.
-- There isn't a fire pit, and open fires are prohibited anywhere on the property.
-- The cabin is located on a part of the mountain that isn't particularly steep, and the roads and driveway are plowed regularly, so a four-wheel drive is nice but not necessary.
-- Minimum age to book is 25 years old.
-- Let me know ahead of time if you will have any pets with you.
-- The outdoor hot tub is great and it works 95% of the time. However, the elements are hard on outdoor hot tubs and they break down occasionally. The nearest repair shop is a long drive away. In the unlikely event of a breakdown that can't be immediately repaired, I will rebate $30 per day that the hot tub doesn't work.
Strip all beds that you used. Please start a load for housekeeping on your way out.
This is our family vacation home, so please treat it as if it were your own!
From Nov 15, 2017 - Mar 12, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
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Nothing is better than returning to the cabin, exhausted, after a full day outside, and then relaxing with a great book (a new biography of Jack London is my current fireside reading). I'm equally comfortable biking or skiing with a big group of friends, or striking out alone, deep into a national forest for a hike or a camping trip. I grew up in northern Wisconsin, where I roamed the woods by boot or by snowshoe.
Now that I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C., I'm constantly thinking about my next getaway to West Virginia.
And I'm always eagerly anticipating the next snowfall!