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Mel's Panorama Chalet

Chalet, Panorama, Panorama, British Columbia, Canada
ID 1401

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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 owner is allergic to cats but a non-shedding dog that is a gentle family pet would be considered, there are regulations for pets.Also because of bears etc garbage dumpsters are very close.


Guest Testimonial(s):

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

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

" Loved the fireplace, and fir or larch wood!  We paid 9 dollars for 7 sticks at condo!" (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)

Photos & Video  

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Taken early Dec 2013.
After a day in the outdoors, come here and relax for a good old home cooked meal, self prepared of course! Or order in from resort.
bedroom 1 located 2nd floor with queen bed with view of ski hill
2nd bedroom located on the second floor with one queen and one single bed.
See ski runs from the front windows and parking pad.
Dining Area
Summer Time
Spring skiing,sunny south deck 200 feet from ski run
relaxing and tanning in spring
Heli Skiing at Panorama, Grey Wolf Golf Course, World famous Signature Hole
Dine and enjoy watching hummingbirds in summer
Grey Wolf # 6 signature hole draws golfers from Texas for a start.
Golf on super new greens at Grey Wolf Golf Course (rated in the 6 top courses of Canada) - 2 minutes away.
relax in back yard listen to Toby Creek through swaying high trees
relax by fireplace ,read ,watch movies or play games
Spring visitors
Birds,deer,squirrels,this is a Rufus or an Allen humming bird(bright yellow/orange and very bossy)
Bedroom downstairs (double with smart foam).
Upstairs Master Queen with writing desk/dresser (most quiet).
Desk in Master Bedroom - South with sunny view.
Fire place in sunken Family Room.
View of lane from parking pad by road
Easy to back boat in (or ATV)
Spring skiing! After record snow fall in 2014 no trouble with a 4WD.
poma lift just behind sign 220 ft. for ski in/out
Map of Panorama and location of Mels Pioneer Chalet
Lake Lillian close to resort , canoe or rafts only, warm swimming

 Rates & Availability

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Review our rates below which are quoted in Canadian dollars:


Phone: 403.279.3586 (Calgary) 


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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Autum's great weather Sep 5, 2014 Oct 20, 2014
6 +
Weekly rates only& great birding/hiking
fall/pre sking / ATV etc Oct 21, 2014 Dec 8, 2014
6 +
2 weeks notice for booking due maint
early bird skiing Dec 9, 2014 Dec 22, 2014
4 +
book early
Christmas/New Years Dec 23, 2014 Jan 5, 2015
4 +
daily rates only
value skiing / powder snow Jan 6, 2015 Jan 31, 2015
4 +
10% disc for 6 + days
Hi season Feb 1, 2015 Feb 14, 2015
4 +
10% disc for 6+ days
family break Feb 15, 2015 Feb 23, 2015
4 +
10% disc for 6+ days
Spring Skiing Feb 24, 2015 Mar 20, 2015
4 +
10% disc for 6+ days
Easter Break (open dates) Mar 21, 2015 May 31, 2015
4 +
10% disc for 6+ days

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

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.


past policies guests were allowed to use lower hot tubs; Owner will provide you with  info on local swimming/boating(paddle only) in small lakes plus  Lake windermere is only 15 KM from resort (my lane easily holds trailer for boat and is quite shallow)  Hot springs at Radium and Fairmont  both less than 30 KM (public)

Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Baby high chair ; little foam chair so toddler can join parents relaxing by fireplace or watchimg TV
BBQ gas and a briquette BBQ as well!
Deck wrap around deck. Very Nice! due to neighbour clearing out a number of trees (pine ) we now have morning sunshine so breakfast on side or back is 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 for a balanced flame in front of couch,2 sofa chairs (rockers) and steps to a sunken floor
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 Phones and WI FI in resort , also our cell phones work fine, TELUS. Rogers, and believe Bell
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
Cassette Player A few tapes provided
Coded Access Yes with back up key for arrival
Deck All around chalet for sun picnic table with umbrella and plastic chairs
Dining Area 2 eating tables (1 seats 6, other 4)
Fireplace Wood burning( wood supplied )
Fresh Linens Beds made up for arrival
Grocery Provisioning No, 2 supermarkets in Invermere, small one in resort
Guest Parking 3 car parking pad plus lane plowed in winter
Guest Resort Information Brochures and resort data easily available
Hairdryer Plug-in
Internet Access There is wifi in resort.
Laundry Facilities In resort; There is a laundromat in Invermere which is more commercial and economical (coin operated).
Living Area 2 couches and 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.
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Policy Description
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: 24 Hour 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

Policy Description
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.

Guarantees Policies

Policy Description

 Local Tips

 About Us

The owner a former RCAF radar tech and later aircrew  flew global and got the skiing bug while stationed in Baden Baden, plus  a previous tour in Grontequin France (#2 (F) Wing built the first accomodation at Panorama when there was only a T-Bar and a a rope tow. There was no electricity at the time only a generator with limited power.So  a coleman lantern and propane stove were essential..The road was gravel and scary with logging trucks also coyotes howling at nite and lots of bear  3 years later the chalet was pulled from the hotel area by caterpillar to a river lot by Guy Messerli (one of the original owners of Panorama),many original owners stayed in Mels cabin while clearing their lots back in 1974. From olympic champions to hippies there has been ups and downs but mostly fond memories. 2 wings have been added and despite a few scratches Marg keeps it clean and we both appreciate the number of great familys who have rented and left us nice notes of how they enjoyed their stay. As seniors with grandchildren,  this makes it all worth while. Enjoy the Pioneer.


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