Welcome to our Vacation Rental!
Welcome to The Stellar J, our truly unique Silver Star Mountain experience!! Completely renovated in 2010, this cabin provides an extraordinarily private setting amongst the towering evergreens of the original cabin colony. The intimate privacy, yet a short kick and glide from the heart of Silver Star Village makes our property absolutely one-of-a-kind! True ski-in/ski-out location magnifies the enjoyment of the beginning and end of your ski day. The private hot tub set amidst snow-laden trees creates a magical ambiance all it's own. A genuine cabin experience complete with modern amenities such as dedicated WiFi, 3 flat screen cable TV's, Blu-Ray/DVD, Play Station 3, and of course all of the common amenities such as stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Keyless entry makes your arrival and departure painless, as we will provide you with a unique code prior to your arrival.
Please browse the photos and descriptions below, and contact us with any and all questions you might have..... We sincerely believe that choosing to stay at the J will be one of the best decisions of your Silver Star holiday plans!
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- All quoted room rates are in Canadain $$$.
- NO Tax payable (12% Additional at other lodgings!)
- Discounts available for longer stays within a price catagory... email for further inquiries
|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|
|Can't Wait||Nov 13, 2015||Dec 3, 2015||
|Deep and Empty||Dec 4, 2015||Dec 17, 2015||
|Heavenly Holidays||Dec 18, 2015||Jan 2, 2016||
|Jumpin January!||Jan 3, 2016||Feb 4, 2016||
|Families Rule!||Feb 5, 2016||Feb 15, 2016||
|Champagne You Say||Feb 16, 2016||Mar 3, 2016||
|Spring is the only Break||Mar 4, 2016||Mar 26, 2016||
|How Long will it Last?||Mar 27, 2016||Apr 4, 2016||
|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||No damage deposit collected|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
You enter the Stellar J through a 6' x 8' heated porch designed to keep your wet things out of the living area. Benches, shelves and hooks line the porch which makes putting on and taking off ski/board gear a breeze. Off of the enclosed porch is the hot tub... just steps from the front door. Once through the entry porch, an open concept main floor houses kitchen, dining and living room, with private 3 piece bath in the corner. At the head of the stairs is located the 'loft' bed, with the master queen bedroom to the right, and the double bed room to the left. Large windows provide wonderful natural light, and tranquil views into the surrounding forest.
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Queen bed with reading lights for both, and a 32" flat screen TV.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Double bed with 32" flat screen TV with PlayStation 3, which will play DVD's and Blu-ray
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
Loft Double bed
Curtained loft double bed with reading light.
|Room Type||Semi Private Loft (Open room overlooking a living area)|
Full-sized double hide-a-bed in living area.
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Double Sofa Bed|
Kitchen is equiped with all of the amenities of home, including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. New dishes, glassware, silverware, knives & utensils, and pots & pans, complement the unique recycled and totally renovated wooden kitchen countertops. The original sink from the 1950's adds a classic charm. Added accessories include coffee maker, popcorn maker, 4 slice toaster, crockpot, among others. Spices and basic staples such as sugar, salt and pepper are provided. Basic kitchen accessories such as tin-foil, Saran wrap, ziplocks, etc are there for your use. Tupperware for storing leftovers are provided. Our goal is to make the kitchen in the Stellar J as convienent as is yours at home!
Two leather recliners and a leather double sofabed surround the thermostatically controlled gas fireplace to create a cozy ambiance, while the 43" flat screen TV with cable and Blu-ray/DVD capability complement the entertainment quotient. A small library of books and DVD's, as well as a Sony sound system with Ipod dock, and flexibility to play CD's, other peripherals, or Am/Fm comprise the sound system. Large windows let in ample light while allowing for enjoyment of the surrounding forest. Full blinds allow for complete privacy at your choosing.
A solid oak 2 leaf table, with matching oak chairs, is able to seat 8-9 comfortably, or compact to seat 3-5, providing added room space. Again, all new matching dishes and flatware enhance your dining pleasure.
Coded Keypad access allows for convient access at any time of arrival; no hassel trying to find and access keys. A 6 person private hot tub is located just steps from the front door, on the private deck. A BBQ is also located there for your ease and enjoyment. Heated front entry boasts multiple benches to ease your transition from inside to out, with racks and hooks for all of your outer gear.
|24 HR Emergency Maintenance||Phone numbers for cabin owners, cabin maintenance personnel, and hot tub maintenance are included in the on line listing, as well as in the guest book in the cabin|
|Cable TV||43" flat screen in the living room, 32" in the both of the upstairs bedrooms, both with DVD/blu ray capabilities.|
|Coded Access||Unique code locks and unlocks the door throughout your stay.|
|Complimentary Housekeeping||House keeping is provided just prior to your arrival... the temperature is adjusted for your welcoming comfort. Stays longer than 5 days are provided with a mini clean and change of towels, and those staying longer than 9 days are provided with a complete change of bed linen and towels, as well as a complete cleaning. Garbage and recycling are picked up every second day. All of this is included in the price of your stay!|
|Deck||BBQ and private hot tub are just steps from the front door on the private deck. Snow shovels are provided to keep this area easily accessible.|
|DVD Library||We have a selection of approx 20 popular DVD's, or bring your own favorites. There is also video rental 2 minutes walk away in the village center.|
|DVD Player||Blu-ray compatible player.|
|Fireplace||Thermostatically controlled gas fireplace in the living rooms creates a great atmosphere, as well as warms and drys ski/board gear with the drying rack provided.|
|Garbage Removal - Free||Included|
|Hot Tub - Private||Included|
|Internet Access||Wireless throughout the cabin, and even in the hot tub!|
Professional daily hot tub maintenience ensures a quality, healthy tub experience. All guests are requested to shower prior to using the hot tub, as extra charges will ensue for additional hot tub cleaning.
Professional house keeping ensures that the Stellar J is ready for your arrival, with clean, fresh linens and towels, as well as the cabin itself. For stays longer than 5 days a mid-visit change of towels is provided. For stays longer than 9 days, a complete change of bed linen is also provided.
Location & Map
The location of the Stellar J is arguably the finest on the mountain. Where else can you find this level of privacy, while having all of the amenities of the Village of Silver Star literally 1-5 minutes walk away? Walking distance to the village center is 2 minutes, Brewer's Pond for skating 4-5, with the same for Tube Town. Ski-in access is off of the Comet 6-pack, Green, or Alpine Meadows chairs, with a small ski-way literally right in front of the cabin. Ski-out can be through the village to the Comet or Green chairs, or with a very short walk the Alpine Meadows chair or down to the Silver Queen chair.
Part of the special ambiance of The Stellar J is the fact that the cabin itself is found mid-way between Pinnacles Lane and Silver Lode Lane. A short 25 yd (25 M) walk from either access road brings you to the front door. Parking is in Parking Lot A off of Silver Lode Lane.Once you are up at the mountain, the need for your vehicle should be gone. The only time you should have to start it is for your trip home (and we hope you have to remove a large blanket of snow too!).
The actual location of our property on a map of the Silver Star village can be viewed in the photo gallery.
Access Time to Lifts
|Ski in Ski out|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
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The following are some of the important things we would like you to consider before you decide to rent, and once you arrive at the Stellar J.
1. The Stellar J is a family oriented rental. We require that the principal renter(s) be a minimum of 25 years old. The J is advertised as a 6 person rental, however it will sleep 8 in a pinch (see 'Sleeping Areas'). The floor plan, square footage, and single bathroom dictate that we have to limit the number of full sized bodies to 6. Exceptions might be made at the owners discretion.
2. Hot tub use. All bathers must shower prior to using. Plastic cups and glasses are provided... NO glass in or near the tub. Our hot tub maintence checks the tub daily. Excessive cleaning costs due to improper use will result in additional charges.
3. Excessive Noise will be grounds for eviction. Although the Stellar J is a private location, we have neighbors that we like and respect.
4. Although automatic bookings and payment are possible through Alluradirect, NO reservation will be considered confirmed until contact has been made by the owner or agent with the guest via email or phone to assess the suitabliity match of the property and the guest(s).
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
Although automatic bookings and payment are possible through Alluradirect, NO reservation will be considered confirmed until contact has been made by the owner or agent with the guest via email or phone to assess the suitabliity match of the property and the guest(s).
|Babies, Kids & Teens||The Stellar is a very family oriented chalet, with great spaces and activities for children of all ages and teens. Proximity to the village, tube town, and skating rink make this cabin and its location ideal for families with kids of all ages.|
|Seniors||We welcome seniors. The cabin sits back off the road(s), which makes for a quiet, private location, however a bit more challenging to get to if mobility an issue.|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Adults - Min Age to Stay|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties|
|Groups Renting Multiple Properties||We don't allow large groups beyond our sleeping capacity to stay or use our property for any purpose including all types of gatherings.|
|Long Term Renters (Monthly)|
|No Smoking Inside - Smoking Outside Permitted||NO Smoking in the cabin OR porch. An ashtray is provided on the deck. Please dispose of your butts responsibly.|
|Non-Smokers Only||We do not discriminate against smokers, but require and insist that all smoking occur outside the cabin and porch. Please dispose of your butts in a responsible fashion.|
|Pets||NO pets, sorry!. We have pet allergies, and strive for an allergy-free environment.|
|Smoking Inside Permitted||No smoking is allowed inside our property.|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)||Our policy, intent and desire is to rent to mature people, regardless of age. The Stellar J is our very special family cabin, and as such we have set a minimum for the primary renter at 25 years of age.|
|Wheelchairs||Sorry, this property is not wheelchair accessible in the winter.... sit-ski yes!|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24||Young adult only groups age 17-24 are NOT permitted.|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
Although automatic reservations and payments are possible through alluraDirect, NO reservation will be considered confirmed until such time as contact has been made by the owner or their agent via email or phone to assess the suitability match of the property and guest(s). Accurate contact information will greatly facilitate this contact.
|Cancellations Made by Guests||Deposit payments are non-refundable. We will refund the remainder of your reservation if we can replace your booking. Refunds are based on the re-booked rate & the number of nights re-booked. All cancellation refunds are subject to a 4% cancellation fee.|
|Courtesy Hold Reservations|
|Delayed Arrivals||Delayed arrivals will not receive a refund for unused nights.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Access instructions and information will be provided via e-mail after reservations are confirmed and final payment received. .|
|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|
|Guest Stay Contract|
|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||If dates are available, late reservations are no problem. If within 45 days of the date of rental, full payment plus a refundable damage deposit will be collected at the time of reservation.|
|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.|
|Check-Out Time||11:00 am.|
|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 will be grounds for eviction. We have neighbors that we like and respect, and we ask all of our guests to adhere to a policy of no noise outside later than 10 pm.|
|Housekeeping||House keeping is provided free of charge. Longer stays will be provided with a mid-term freshening of the cabin, and a change of linens and towels. Dishes must be in the dishwasher (started) and all other dishes done prior to your leaving. An additional $50 charge will result if there are dirty dishes left. If there are problems or questions, call Patty at 250 540 0214, or email@example.com.|
|Liability||We accept no liability expressed or implied by your use of the Stellar J. This includes but is not specific to snow or ice falling off the roof or by use of the hot tub.|
|Locking Door||Locking and unlocking of the front door is via the unique code provided. The door MUST be locked when you leave.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||Denys 250 260 0933 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||8 (Max 6 full sized).|
|Property Damage||Although no damage deposit will be collected prior to arrival, guests will be held responsible for the full amount of any damage caused by themselves or any of their guests. Any damage noted upon your arrival should be brought to our attention immediately. As well, we would appreciate being notified of any damage occurring during your stay as soon as possible.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning|
|Resort Information||Resort information can be obtained through the SilverStar.com website, or there is an information booklet in the cabin.|
|Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage||No skis, ski boots, poles, or snowboards in the cabin proper.|
|Terms of Eviction||Any violation of the Policy terms is grounds for eviction. No refund will be provided.|
The Stellar J is the culmination of many years of enjoyment of Silver Star Mountain Resort by our family of 6. Home for us is in the Fraser Valley of BC, and as such we have been fortunate to ski and ride most of the mountains of BC and the Alberta Rockies, as well as many hills in the US Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Without a doubt, Silver Star is our favorite! With 2 skiers, and 4 boarders, Silver Star has terrain and difficulty that has suited us throughout our development as a ski/boarding family. For most of the last 15 years we have taken our winter vacation here, and as such we have stayed in many different locations. In 2010 we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase the Stellar J from the original owners... almost 50 years in the same family! The last 6 months of 2010 were spent renovating this timeless wonder to what we think is one of the true gems of Silver Star. Hopefully you will agree with us that the Stellar J is a compilation of all of the finest of what we have enjoyed in on-mountain lodging.
Please use the guest book to let us know how you enjoyed your stay, and please let us know directly what you would like to see us change to make any future stay that much more enjoyable.
Happiest of Holidays,
The Waddington Family (Josh, Leslie, Zac, Leah, Kait and Sam)
Awesome Ski Cabin
jens from Vancouver, Canada
Date: Feb-01-2015 for a stay in Jan 2015
The 'Stellar J' cabin is exactly as advertised in the Alluradirect ad. The cabin has everything that is required to guarantee a great stay and is well equipped with plenty of kitchen utensils, family games and multiple television sets. The decor is very eclectic and perfectly suited for the space. The location is awesome, literally 2-3 minutes away from the main 'square' in Silverstar which contains the grocery store, coffee shop, restaurants and ticket booth. Despite being so close it is hidden in the trees just off the road which makes it feel like a true mountain cabin. The location made it a little difficult to find the cabin in the deep snow upon our original arrival, however, after following the instructions that Josh provided we readily stumbled upon it.
Josh was easily reachable and very accommodating during our trip when asked for a late check-out, which was highly appreciated while dealing with a sick child. The only downside to our stay, which may have been bad luck on our part, was that we were awoken multiple times at night by drunken youth passing in front of our cabin to their respective accommodation(s). All in all, we had a good time and would love to go back to the 'Stellar J' the next time we head up to Silverstar.View Full Review
Best cabin at Silver Star!!!
Dallas from Vancouver, Canada
Date: Jan-05-2015 for a stay in Dec 2014
This is our fourth stay at The Stellar J and as usual it was perfect. Just steps away from the village, surrounded by trees and deep snow - it is like being in a postcard. We love this cabin because it is cozy and clean and has the feeling of a real ski cabin rather than a city condo in the country. The cabin has a huge heated boot and ski entry area which helps so much with the getting in and out. Also the beds are comfy and the living room area is perfect for sitting by the fire and watching a movie at night. We will be back next Christmas if it's available!!View Full Review
The best little cosy cabin for your ski adventure!
Laura from Seattle, United States
Date: Nov-30-2014 for a stay in Nov 2014
Wonderful place, very well-thought out and comfortable, owner was very responsive and helpful. The place is very cosy for indoor relaxing while it is freezing outside! Great location, kitchen is very well supplied, everything seems set up for your comfort and practical use, it's perfect for a couple or small family. The hot tub and the mud room for the skis was particularly great, but the heating/drying area for your wet gear, the cosy bedrooms (very clean!) and the aesthetic of the whole place was just great....we would come back in a heartbeat!View Full Review
Charming, perfectly located, classic classy cabin style accomodation
Rockboy_22 from Melbourne, Australia
2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 10) stayed for 2 weeks mid to late March 2015, and had a perfect family location. The accommodation we chose was perfect, well located and met all of our needs at Silver Star. The deck hot tub was awesome.
A wonderful cosy private cabin, very close to everything!
a_bit_restless from Seattle
Wonderful place, very well-thought out and comfortable, owner was very responsive and helpful. The place is very cosy for indoor relaxing while it is freezing outside! Great location, kitchen is very well supplied, everything seems set up for your comfort and practical use, it's perfect for a couple or small family. The hot tub and the mud room for the skis was particularly great, but the heating/drying area for your wet gear, the cosy bedrooms (very clean!) and the aesthetic of the whole place was just great....we would come back in a heartbeat!
Great summer experience
Dave E from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Great space in summer. Returning to the cabin was cool & refreshing after spending the day at the nearby beaches. Sitting in the hot tub was a treat after hiking up the mountain. Loved the cute village on the mountain. The cabin was perfect for our family of five. Only thing we missed is checking out the mountain bike trails. Next time!
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Fraser Valley
We came with another couple so there were 7 of us in the chalet but with the great spaces that were available - it was not crowded just super cozy! The fireplace, BBQ, and hot tub were all great amenities that were well used by us. The kids really enjoyed the hill outside where they used sleds in a instant bobsled run! They also dug tunnels in the piles of snow and had hours of fun. The short distance from the chalet to the town square was greatly appreciated for both the quick start to the skiing and to the various amenities such as the stores and coffee shops. In a nutshell, we had a fabulous vacation at Silver Star and a big part of that was because of The Stellar J. If you have a chance to stay there you won't be disappointed!
Completed our trip to Silver Star
Rachel M from Auckland Region, New Zealand
We booked our holiday to Silver Star around this accommodation and were not disappointed. We were travelling with our 5 year old twins and it was our first trip to Silver Star. We loved the location of Stella J half way between two roads in the old cabin colony surrounded by beautiful trees. It was a short walk to the village. The owners had gone to great efforts to think of guests comfort, including comfort throws in the lounge, well thought out kitchen, cosy lighting, fantastic heated drying room on entry etc etc. We loved the hot tub. After week two we abandoned the local restaurants, did a big shop in Vernon and enjoyed staying in each night. Josh Waddington was a pleasure to deal with. If we were to return to Silver Star we will definitely try to secure this place again. Gorgeous.
Thanks again for staying with us Rachel, and so glad that you and your girls had such a great time at Silver Star, and the Stellar J. Just a note, the master bedroom has a new memory foam mattress that should correct the 'soft mattress' syndrome... :)) thanks for the heads up!
Very special ski cabin in the woods!
welshskibum from Builth Wells, United Kingdom
What a great find! Stellar Jay is one of the original A frames in Silver Star in a prime location hidden in the woods but just a few steps from the resort centre. And the best thing is that it has it's own private hot tub right outside, great for a soak with our gin and tonics after a hard days skiing. Josh and his family have done a fantastic renovation job with personal touches such as ski pictures and interesting bits and pieces making it much more interesting than a standard condo. We especially loved sledging our bags down the snowy slope to the Cabin. Thoroughly recommend it!
Hidden Paradise in Silver Star
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Chilliwack
We loved our cozy cabin stay at The Stellar J. Everything about this cabin is stellar...What a lovely spot to ski back to; nestled in the woods and yet just steps from the village and lifts. The owners made sure we had all we needed and then some. We were truly spoiled in this adorable and unique cabin. Such a refreshing change from condos! We are seasoned ski travelers and this by far is our favorite skiing destination and accommodation. We shall return.
Cozy, classy, clean & comfortable
Brad from BC
The Stellar J is everything a cabin should be. I have stayed at this cabin on several occasions; I am never disappointed & am always impressed. I honestly could not say enough about this place. This cabin is cozy yet clean & modern. It is stocked with everything you could need for the weekend, week or month. Despite being just a short stroll to the village the cabin is still nestled privately away under giant mature trees. The few steps from the road to the front door adds to the privacy of the cabin. The hot tub makes the for the perfect skiing day's conclusion; what could be better to nurse your tried sore bones back to health for the following day? The fireplace is perfect to cozy up in front of for the evening & also proves to be handy for drying out wet mittens & socks. It is a ski in & out cabin to ensure your days are not spent hiking to & from the cabin at the days beginning, end or for your lunchtime break. I recommend this cabin without hesitation.
Class, class, class!
Parallel Universe Brad from B.C.
My wife and I stayed with a group of friends at the Stellar J and had a great experience. The location is ideal for ski in/ski out and is only a short walk from the village. The cabin itself is really well done up, and it's clear that the owners put in a lot of attention to detail in their renovations. The private hot tub is right outside the front door. The entrance to the cabin also has a really convenient coatroom to hang up all of your gear without getting the cabin living space covered in melting snow. We highly recommend the Stellar J and will most definitely stay there again!