Mel's Panorama Chalet

Chalet, Panorama, Panorama, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 4 Bedroom , 3 Baths, 1250 sq. ft.
Beds: Sleeps 9, 1 Double, 3 Queen, 1 Single

Welcome to our Vacation Rental!

Taken early Dec 2013.
Taken early Dec 2013.

This private chalet in Panorama resort village is on a river lot with sunny view of upper ski runs and only 250 feet from base of kiddies poma lift run.

Easily walk to all resort facilities which include restruants, tennis courts, riding stables, golf, bike and hiking trails.

Four bedrooms (sleeps 9 persons max, includes children)

  • There is a fully equipped kitchen with all cooking items, dishes, coffee perc, toaster, microwave, roaster etc.  You will find paper towels,dish detergent. salt, pepper, suger, coffee, tea, toilet articles, but bring your own swimming towels, and a bottle of our wine made by our friendly manager Bob at U Brew in Invermere.  The living area has a warm wood burning fireplace, 40" TV with DVD and VHS player with family movies of good taste.
  • One bedroom down with double bed, three bedroom upstairs, all with queen beds (One of the rooms has a queen bed and  a single with it).
  • Full bath down and half up.
  • Two tables  for a larger group convenience in a quiet area in a clean family  home,( read testimonials).
  • There are both a gas and a briquet barbeque on a wrap around deck for outdoor cooking and patio furniture.There is a with quality parking pad and shallow lane to park 2 cars with room for a boat on a trailer.
  • The main consesus is # of people are allergic to cats but a small non-shedding dog that is a gentle family pet would be considered, there are regulations for pets. The resort has kennels and there are lots of familys with dogs on leashes strolling by my place.  Also because of bears, deer etc. must be controlled. garbage dumpsters are very close. ( 2 minuites by car).


Guest Testimonial(s):

"just loved place and awsome location" (Kami L from Saskatoon)

 Really enjoying pioneer and"Can we get another nite, and we'll be back" (Dena G-fm Edmonton)

" Loved the fireplace, and fir or larch wood split!  Fireplace kicks out the heat (Chris Red Deer)

"Kids loved place and snowboarding" (Saskatoon group)

" Kids loved super snow boarding, and nite skiing" (From Edmonton)

"Our best holiday ever and we'll be back" (Lacomb group)

"I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much we all enjoyed staying at the Pioneer Chalet. It was perfect! We completely loved it. It's a great location and there is so much room! The kids really enjoyed playing out in the snow in the back yard. It was thier first time playing in snow. They get a little bit of snow where they live in UK, but its usually pretty wet and it never really accumulates. There was enough of a pile of snow for them to build a bit of an igloo. We also enjoyed the wine! We look forward to staying there again in the future." (Liese & Billy, Bowness, Calgary N.W. Alberta;   stayed March 2015)

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Phone: 403.279.3586 (Calgary) 


Applicable Taxes GST of 5% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
Rates Calculation Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Autum's great weather Sep 5, 2015 Oct 20, 2015
6 +
Weekly rates only& great birding/hiking
fall/pre sking / ATV etc Oct 21, 2015 Dec 8, 2015
6 +
2 weeks notice for booking due maint
Early Bird Skiing Dec 9, 2015 Dec 20, 2015
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
Christmas / New Years Dec 21, 2015 Jan 5, 2016
4 +
6 +
prime time
value skiing / powder snow Jan 6, 2016 Jan 31, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
Hi season Feb 1, 2016 Feb 14, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
family break Feb 15, 2016 Feb 29, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
Spring Skiing Mar 1, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
Late Spring skiing & golf Apr 1, 2016 May 31, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% disc over 6 nites
calender of family events Jun 1, 2016 Sep 4, 2016
4 +
6 +
10% discount offered for stays over 6 days. Rates as shown.
Autumn with gratweather Sep 5, 2016 Oct 5, 2016
4 +
rates may change next yr.

Payment Info

Policy Amount Required Due Date Payment Accepted
Reservation Deposit 25.00% of total Due at time of booking Online CreditCard via this website
Balance of Payment Full remainder 45 days prior to arrival
Damage Deposit $400.00 Reservation deposit.
Less than 45 days prior to arrival Full payment At time of booking

Property Description

Single family dwelling on two floors.

Sleeping Areas & Beds

Private chalet 2 stories in subdivision at resort

Bedroom 1

Downstairs off kitchen beside bathroom

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Double - double
Floor Level 1

bedroom 2

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 3
Beds 1 Queen, 1 Single
Floor Level 2

Bedroom 3

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen - queen bed desk/dresser
Floor Level 2

bedroom 4

south window opens for summer fresh air

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen - queen
Floor Level 2


Bathroom 1

downstairs full bathroom with hair dryer Upstairs 1/2 bath

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Bath, Hairdryer, Shampoo, Shower, Soap, Vanity


Fully equipped kitchen with complete cooking utensils. No Dishwasher.

Blender included
Coffee Maker Included 10 cup perc
Cooking/Eating Utensils Included for 10 plus guests
Crock Pot Included
Electric Frying Pan Included
Fridge Included DD fridge
Kettle Included electric
Microwave Included
Oven Included
Sandwich Maker And popcorn maker
Stove Included
Toaster Included

Living Area

Open concept design, chalet with cedar exterior/interior with sunken living room featuring, color TV and VCR.

Dining Area

A hand made maple table (seats six) with maple chairs and a small round maple table (seats four) both near the kitchen island to look after hungry skiers and hikers.

Special Features

Fireplace Unique red coloured german fireplace with tempered glass.


Resort guests are allowed to use summer lower pool, and lower hot tubs by pedestrian river bridge.( Free gondola) !   Owner will provide you with  info on 2 local warm, fishing, swimming, & boating small lakes( battery  motors only)  Lake Lillian & Enid,  plus  Lake windermere is only 15 KM from resort (my lane easily holds trailer with boat and is easy grade).  Hot springs at Radium and Fairmont (my Favorite) due olympic size pool!  are both less than 30 KM. away (public). Easy to get local maps at info centers. Or Google it!

Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Baby high chair ; little foam chair so toddler can join parents eating or relaxing by fireplace & watchimg TV.
BBQ gas and a briquette BBQs.
Deck wrap around decks on 3 sides due to clearing out a few trees (pine ) we now have morning sunshine( so breakfast on decks is very pleasant.
DVD Player provided! DVD and VHS combined VCR plus movies of Good family quality.
Fireplace wood burning fireplace! cut and split wood supplied (fir, larch, and some pine). Enjoy in evenings sitting in front of a real flame!
Fresh Linens Included, all beds will be made up with face cloths, soap and personal towels. Bring your swimming towels . Toilet tissue is supplied and cleaner items.
Telephone No phone in property as our cell phones work fine, and I can get the internet using my LG. ( check in) will let guests use their internet,( for short period on something essential ) WiFi is available in resort
TV-Digital or HDTV TV 32 " and 40 " digital
VCR Included DVD and VHS movies of Good family quality.

Shared Amenities

BBQ One propane and one briquette
Cable TV With dvd and vhs front port for games, 2TVs quality family DVDs and VHQs Plus Cable TV (local weather and forecasts) Alberta and B.C. channels plus sports
Cassette Player A few tapes provided , music channels on TV and a local FM station and Tapes and CD's ,2 music channels on cable plus resort info on channel 7 &8 with nice family music.
Coded Access Yes with back up key for arrival
Deck 4 sides around chalet for sun and nice balcony eating. 2 picnic tables with 1 umbrella and # of patio chairs.
Dining Area 2 eating tables (1 seats 6, other 4)
Fireplace Wood burning( split wood and kindling supplied ) . Have experience, (if not ask and do not overheat) , 2 split logs are plenty and keep back from glass door (keep closed and wood put in from side door).
Fresh Linens Beds made up for arrival
Grocery Provisioning No, 2 supermarkets in Invermere, small one in resort, Now there is another (no frills) and great prices as good as Alberta's!. Gas is out expensive in B.C.
Guest Parking 3 car parking pad plus good lane plowed in winter
Guest Resort Information Brochures and resort data easily available
Hairdryer Plug-in (main bathroom down stairs
Internet Access There is wifi in resort. my android works with data on. No trouble with our cell phone.
Laundry Facilities In resort; There is a laundromat in Invermere which is more commercial and economical (coin operated).
Living Area 2 couches and sofa type chairs.

Location & Map


Located just 200 yards away from ski lifts, shops and restaurants!

Access Time to Lifts

Ski in Ski out

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 5 minutes drive
Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes walk

Local Map

Local Information

Attractions & Entertainment

RK Heli Skiing , Tours View

Bars/Pubs & Nightlife

1 MIle Summit Hut View

Food & Restaurants

Grocery Store  
Starbird By top of free gondola  
The Village, bars and restaurants  

Health & Wellness

Pure Massage  

Mountain Activities

Night Skiing  
Tube and Tobbogganing Park  

Shops & Services

Bike Rentals  
Grey Wolf 18 Hole Championship type  

Sports & Recreation

Greywolf Nordic Centre View
Toby Creek Adventures  


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Our policies are firm. Please read them carefully to ensure they meet your group's requirements. Our development is family-oriented with strict after-hours noise restrictions. Before making a booking, ensure that this property is suitable for you, based on the policies summarized below:

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25 Must be a responsible adult. We like families.
Non-Smokers Only No Smoking Allowed.
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Pets No Pets Allowed. Small non-shedding dog may be allowed but must confirm with owner. Owner is allergic to cats. No cats allowed. There are kennels in Panorama.
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Cancellations Made by Guests We will refund your money if we can replace your booking. Refunds are at the re-booked rate & based on the number of nights re-booked.
Delayed Arrivals No refunds. We are not responsible for circumstances which result in delayed arrivals.
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Provided prior to arrival.
Guest Account Termination The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site
Ineligible Guests Reservation Reversal The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses
Late Reservation Payments Failure to pay by due dates will result in automatic cancellation.
Privacy The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.

Guest Stay Policies

Check-In Time 4:00 PM. Please contact owner for early check in requests. Owner must approve prior to guest's early check-in.
Check-Out Time 12:00PM. Please contact owner for later check out requests. Owner must approve prior to late check-out.
Complaints Concerning Property Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.
Excessive Noise Excessive noise which disturbs others is prohibited.
Garbage Removal There is garbage dumpsters adjacent to the resort. the dumpsters are bear resistant therefore garbage should be kept inside if possible and taken to dumpsters as required especially in spring and fall. location of dumpsters is on village map and will be posted in chalet.
Housekeeping Complimentary. Before arrival and after departure.
Liability We are excluded from liability for personal bodily injury in our home, while in transit to, or while on resort property.
Maintenance Emergencies Emergency contact information provided to fully paid guests.
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 9.
Property Damage Guest will be charged $300 with reservation deposit in the event of damage. Deposit will be returned upon departure if circumstances permit or within 15 days. A cheque will be mailed to guest as soon as possible.
Rental Accommodation Zoning Property zoned for rentals.
Terms of Eviction Eviction for excessive noise, property damage, and disturbing the peace.

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About Us

Lake Lillian 8m from resort , canoe or rafts only, warm swimming, Lake Enid (both have trout! Lake Lillian 8m from resort , canoe or rafts only, warm swimming, Lake Enid (both have trout!

The owner, a former   tech in Grostequin, France , then  went aircrew, Nav on DC 3's Yukons and Hercs turboprops.  Got the skiing bug when  stationed in Baden Baden (Germany) in the Black Forest.  A farm trained handy man!  Built the first accomodation at Panorama ,  .Origionally there was only a mile long T-Bar and  rope tow.  Later 2 wings were added,( a sunken family room and kitchen and 3 more balconys ).  We were adventures and Chalet has a great history, thus the name (Pioneer).   Enjoy the ski in/out location on a quiet river lot,  enjoy the mountain view and nature.  (see testimonials from familys) 


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