Originally Published on December 13, 2022. Last Updated on December 15, 2022.
Like something out of a fairy tale, Snow Bear Chalets is an anything-but-ordinary vacation locale nestled in the snow-dusted treetops of Montana. Here’s why you should plan a getaway (and see some familiar furniture) at this family-loved and couple-approved dream destination.
World-Renowned Chalets with Choice Amenities
Snow Bear Chalets is a group of luxury vacation treehouses and penthouse chalets located on Whitefish Mountain in northwest Montana, which is home to the 14th largest ski area in the US. The vacation rentals are all situated on Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort’s Hope Slope, offering breathtaking mountaintop vistas that stretch across the landscape. After an adventurous day on the mountain, you can head back to your home away from home and revel in the comfort of the POLYWOOD furniture that fills the outdoor spaces.
All of our properties are high-end, luxury short-term vacation rentals designed and created for discerning guests. Therefore, the fixtures and furniture, both inside and outside, must be the very best product available. That’s why we chose POLYWOOD!” – Gail Goodwin, Co-owner of Snow Bear Chalets
This property has a unique feature that has gained the attention of many publications, media outlets, and tourists—it’s home to the world’s first 100% ski-in/ski-out luxury treehouses. Two (of many) hat tips it has received include being named one of the 45 Sexiest Hotels in the World by Cosmopolitan magazine in 2021, and in 2018 it was featured in Time magazine’s 100 World’s Greatest Places issue.
Get Set for All-Season Adventures
A top-rated vacation destination needs furnishings to match. To ensure incredible experiences for guests all year long, property owners Gail and Darryl Goodwin built the houses around and up in the trees, preserving as much of the natural landscape as possible. They chose upscale features that could handle the mountain climate and repeat use, from Montana Moss stone gas fireplaces to all-weather POLYWOOD dining sets styled on the decks.
Our treehouses and chalets were created with a mountain-modern theme. The POLYWOOD EDGE collection blended perfectly with the natural wood and colors found in nature surrounding the property.” – Gail Goodwin
Frosty Fun for Everyone
In the winter season, start your morning in the comfy confines of a POLYWOOD dining chair. You can nestle into the seat with a mug of steaming coffee in hand and savor the mountain views from the privacy of your treehouse deck.
We wanted a product that was not only beautiful and high quality, but one that would also stand up to the cold, snowy Montana winters. As Snow Bear Chalets is ON the ski slope, we have snow on our decks from early December through April and needed a product that would stand up to Mother Nature and look good in all seasons. POLYWOOD was perfect for our needs!” – Gail Goodwin
Continue the day with your crew out on the scenic slopes, skiing down the powdery hills right from your front door. As the chairlift carries everyone back up the mountain, enjoy the changing scenery and new, epic views. In the evening, grab the shuttle or make the quick drive to downtown Whitefish for dinner, then enjoy a soak and a nightcap in your rental’s private outdoor hot tub.
When summer comes, look forward to morning hikes along the myriad mountain trails. Take the kids swimming in the clean, sparkling waters of Whitefish Lake, or cast a line for lake trout or northern pike. Cook your best catch for dinner that evening in your chalet’s fully stocked kitchen.
Or, if you don’t feel like cooking, treat your family to a delicious feast prepared on-site by a private chef. Whatever you decide, tuck in for your alfresco meal around the sleek and stylish POLYWOOD dining set.
Comfort in Any Climate
When the Goodwins discovered how well POLYWOOD fared at Snow Bear Chalets, they decided to incorporate our all-weather furniture in their other vacation rental properties. You can find our jet-setting styles at Glacier Bear Retreat, located inside Glacier National Park, as well as WindSong Villa, a tropical locale in the US Virgin Islands.
POLYWOOD is the only product I would ever recommend for outdoor furniture in any climate.” – Gail Goodwin
Your Dream Vacation Awaits
Snow Bear Chalets is open year-round, offering laid-back luxury for unforgettable family vacations, romantic getaways, celebratory weekends, and more. Book your stay today.