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Northern Exposure Chalet at Crystal Mtn. Resort


Property Details

Updated: Feb 13, 2017
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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 fiver-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.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Mary Kay Reetz
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed staying at the Northern Exposure Chalet! The kitchen and living room were both spacious and open! Overall, the home was comfortable and had a ping pong table in the basement, along with a few other toys for the kids to enjoy! The owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful retreat! We had 8 adults in our party and we had room to spare. The cottage is well appointed, tastefully decorated, and equipped with everything you need for a great, stress free get away. The owner is very easy to work with and responds to all emails quickly. I highly recommend Northern Exposure!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We hope you will choose our property again for future stays.
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Chalet in July and we had a great experience. The chalet is spacious and clean. The open floor plan was great for our family. Even with a large group of 9 adults and 2 children we could all eat together, and there was plenty of seating in the family room for us to relax together during our down time. We prepared dinner each night, and found the kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking utensil, pot, pan, etc. that we needed. My family also enjoyed the game tables in the basement and the outdoor fire pit at night. Mary Kay was great - she responded quickly to any questions that I had. She also gave me great suggestions for activities, including canoeing/tubing on the Platte River and visiting the water park at the Crystal Mountain Resort. The chalet is in a great location - we visited Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort, and Crystal Lake. I would highly recommend this rental. My kids loved the chalet so much that they didn't want to leave! We are hoping to go back again next summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it. We hope you'll choose Northern Exposure Chalet again in the future. Kindly, Mary Kay Reetz Northern Exposure Chalet
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this place last minute after we had to cancel the place we were planning to stay. The owner was very helpful and informative though the whole process. The home is beautiful and decorated well, without being cluttered with things for me to worry about my children breaking. It was very spacious and the beds were comfortable. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us to sleep, eat and lounge. The game room in the basement enetertained my children during our down time. The location is ideal. We were able to see Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, visit the beach at Frankfort, and go tubing down the Platte River. The only warning I will give is that places close early!!! Grocery stores and restaraunts are not open very late. Most of the Frankfort shops close at 8pm, with a couple restaraunbts staying open until 9. The kitchen is stocked with basic pantry items, and there is plenty of bar soap, toliet paper, laundry detergent, etc. We couldn't have asked for anything better!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind review. Please look us up again when you return to northern Michigan. Northern Exposure Chalet
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Traverse City, MI at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-115 at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Frankfort at 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, Michigan'.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 27 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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 7 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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Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Resort


  • 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
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Sleeping accommodations for 13 includes four queen-size beds, five twin beds. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave & dishwasher; Two full baths; Remote control smart television with cable, dvd & vcr; compact disc Bluetooth stereo unit; full wrap-around exterior porch with porch swing 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. Gas grill included. Rental fee includes all linens, towels, and a limited amount of staple products such as, paper products, soaps & condiments.

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