Have you dreamt of being an Innkeeper? Wanted to live fulltime in Whistler? Going skiing while your guests are skiing or perhaps guiding them on the mountain. Take the shoulder season off and travel? Haus Heidi is a truly unique opportunity. The chalet is a legally zoned 8 room pension with a studio suite for a caretaker.
Haus Heidi's roots go back to early Whistler. It was an exciting time in Whistler with talk of pursuing the 1976 Olympics. Before the Village was built, Alta Lake had a core group of Swiss, Austrian and German skiers who built Bavarian style cabins. As the resort was under planning in the 1970's, Alta Lake became the resort municipality of Whistler. In the early days, there was little accommodation in the valley and many of the Bavarian style chalets became bed and breakfasts or group cabins.
Today Haus Heidi is still hosting skiers and snowboarders but our resort has expanded to include summer. Guests are greeted by a gorgeous garden with ample parking. The two balconies off the front bathe in the afternoon sun. The summer guests represent the biggest opportunity to increase the revenue for this charming chalet. Whistler has truly become a four-season playground.
Currently, the pension is being rented on Airbnb and VRBO as an 8 room chalet. There is a high demand for homes that can house larger groups for extended family or friends. The 8 room sleeps 18 comfortably and all the bathrooms were totally updated in the last couple of years. Five of the eight rooms have ensuites. Four of the bedrooms have a balcony and one has a patio. There is a sauna and a large hot tub. Haus Heidi is ideal for a yoga retreat, family reunion, small wedding or small conference. There is a studio suite for the innkeepers or caretaker.
Best of all, Haus Heidi is a 5-minute walk to Whistler Village and there is a bus stop right beside the pension. Its charm is unique in Whistler while most European resorts have chalets like this. Winter bookings are going well and create an opportunity for you to a revenue stream while you begin the planning of summer 2019. Come, have a look and dream large!