Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but it often does. Such is the case with Whistler, North America’s largest ski resort is also its best. That’s according to Ski Magazine, whose readers are consistently polled on which resort they think is number one in the world. Whistler has won many times and never fails to reach the top 10.
People don’t just love Whistler for its incredible ski area. The town is also known for its fantastic dining options and delightful après scene (Ski Magazine readers also tend to rate Whistler number one in this category). Even those who do not ski will appreciate the incredible beauty of British Columbia’s mountains and the town’s other appealing attractions. Even outside the winter season, Whistler shines as a radiant destination.
What’s more, Whistler has some incredible accommodations, a selection of which are described below. Most of the homes on this list are genuine ski-in/ski-out properties, meaning you needn’t walk for more than a couple of minutes (if that) before you’re able to step in and shred. The ultimate convenience!
So here they are, 10 incredible Vrbo vacation rentals in Whistler to serve you during your next ski trip. Find the one that’s right for you and yours and discover why Whistler is a world-beating paradise for skiers and their families.
Note that the prices listed cover dates during the spring ski season and actual costs vary substantially throughout the year.
This splendid home demonstrates the principle that luxury and comfort need not break the bank. Walk out the front door of your townhouse, step into your skis, and find yourself at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in under 5 minutes. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed (a twin mattress atop a double). The living room is small, but has a stone fireplace, flatscreen TV, and a comfortable sofa bed. What’s more, the dining room table comfortably sits six. For added pleasure, serve up something freshly grilled using the outdoor grill located near the covered hot tub.
Just off the first hole of the Fairmont Golf Course, this large home is a great option for families keen on extra space and privacy. The village and lifts are 20 minutes away on foot, but a shuttle will swiftly carry you and your skis to the base of Blackcomb Mountain. The house was recently renovated and filled with new artwork, mattresses, and appliances. It has a lovely open-plan living area with all the comforts of home. In terms of sleeping space, the property has a master bedroom and two smaller rooms equipped with pairs of twin beds.
This duplex in Whistler Creek has incredible views, spacious interiors, and stylish furnishings. Best of all, it has ski-in/ski-out access to the creekside gondola. The layout consists of four half levels and floors separated by several steps. This means that inhabitants of each of the three bedrooms will enjoy a high degree of privacy. The master bedroom, with its beautiful ensuite bathroom and spa bath is definitely the highlight, but the other bedrooms are comfortable as well. There are also three separate balconies, each blessed with mountain views.
Earn the admiration of your loved ones by inviting them to spend their next ski holiday with you at this wonderful townhouse in Whistler’s Upper Village. The home is a few minutes’ walk from a ski-in/ski-out point. What’s more, it’s serviced by the local shuttle system so getting to and from the village is no sweat. Inside, the property has a homey open-plan living area. The lower portion has a television, a river rock fireplace, and a sofa bed. The hot tub and propane grill are located in a charming outdoor space sheltered by trees.
This luxury townhome in the Upper Village has everything you need for a great stay, plus several things that no one needs but everyone wants. First and foremost, it is a genuine ski-in/ski-out perched on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain. The in-floor heating and private balcony in the master bedroom are terrific perks as well. There’s also a hot tub and the great room has vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. With two queen bedrooms and a room with two bunk beds, the home is perfect for families infected with the ski bug.
A ski-in/ski-out house in Whistler Creek’s most exclusive neighborhood, The Heights is your key to an unforgettable vacation. Skiers can easily reach the creekside base lifts in a matter of minutes from the front door, and Whistler Creek’s shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away on foot. The home’s great room lives up to the name, embedded as it is with all the ambiance and decor one expects to find in a ski house. In terms of sleeping space, The Heights has two king rooms, a downstairs room fitted with queen and bunk beds, and a fourth room with a single/double bunk bed and trundle bed. The home has four bathrooms, two of which have bathtubs, so everyone can enjoy an après ski soak even when the hot tub is in use.
A remarkable house rental in a remarkable ski town, a stay at this chalet in Whistler Creek all but guarantees an incredible vacation. A group of 13 friends can spread out across this 3,000-square-foot property; there are comfortable corners for everyone. The great room has suitably high ceilings, splendid Whistler mountain views, and furniture which, like the rough wooden beams, are both functional and stylish. The master bedroom has a beautiful four-poster bed and an elegant ensuite bathroom that anyone would be pleased to call their own. The other four bedrooms offer stiff competition, however. Two also have ensuites while one of the queen rooms shares a washroom with the bunk room.
Just four houses will stand between you and the lifts should you stay at this house on Pinnacle Ridge. This means more time on the slopes. Of course, no ski vacation is spent entirely on the mountain. Downtime between ski sessions will hardly feel like a burden amid these luxurious surroundings. The living room has high ceilings, comfortable and stylish furniture, and a beautiful fireplace. The whole place is filled with beautiful wood paneling. There’s also a pool table and the balcony has a suitably private hot tub. Each bedroom is a true stunner, so no one misses out on round-the-clock luxury.
Another excellent option for a large group planning the ultimate ski trip, this house in Whistler Village will not disappoint. It can be reached on skis and getting to the lifts at the start of your day requires a 10-minute walk. The home has four splendid bedrooms. The cozy downstairs den can become a fifth bedroom thanks to a Murphy bed. The main living room is upstairs and boasts a fireplace, plenty of space, and a large retractable screen for projecting your favorite films. Naturally, the home has a hot tub. It is a large one that fits up to eight people and has sightlines to the television. The walk back to the home involves a steep hill which some guests may struggle with, but the home has a large garage should you drive. Whistler is, in any case, well served by taxis.
You’ll have no trouble filling this luxurious home with eager skiers — everyone will want to join in the fun at this great location. The most dedicated skiers will revel in the ski-in/ski-out access to both of Whistler’s base gondolas; everyone will appreciate being walking distance to the village for dining and the home’s glamorous furnishings. The vaulted ceilings in the great room seem as high as Rainbow Mountain (which is visible through most windows) and the marble countertops are as beautiful as any bluff or monolith in the Fitzsimmons Range. No one will lose out in this large group vacation rental as every bedroom is a grand affair (there are two kings, four queens, and two kids’ rooms stacked with bunk beds).
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