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Book this 3 bedroom house in Bessemer today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 18 reviews.
The manager responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
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- 17 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bessemer,-michigan Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Smoking allowed
– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“Great place to stay”
We loved the hardwood floors and all the decorating touches. It was a great layout for our families. The three bedrooms and 4 baths were ideal. It is well taken care of, clean and comfortable. We would rent this place again.
“It was perfect for our three families”
We had a blast in this comfortable yet affordable two-story rental. I made the reservation for a mini-familiy reunion, which included three adults and 6 kids, and this place came through. The kitchen was stocked with all of the cooking pots, pans, utensils, etc. that we needed, so we saved a bundle cooking our meals instead of relying on restaurants. Unfortunately, their purified water jug was empty, so we used tap water, which I will assume is clean? There is a nice, big table for meals together. The bedrooms are compact but cozy, have TVs, and the four bathrooms are nice to have with such a big group. Not quite as palatial as the pictures depict, but big enough, and there are big couches, and enough elbow room for up to 10 people. The plentiful snow on Big Powderhorn was a big plus, too. Within easy walking distance of the chairlifts.
“Good time had by all”
First time staying at the Steamboat fantasy. Overall a very good experience. The place was very clean and the perfect set up for a ski vacation with two families. The walk to the ski lift was a little farther than we had hoped for. It is nice to have the four bedrooms when you have ten people all trying to get ready at the same time.
“Great place for the annual guy's ski weekend.”
We have been coming to this unit for 10 years or more and have never been disappointed. With 6 beds and 4 bathrooms the unit works fantastically for our crew. The furnishings have been upgraded and provide great seating options around the TV and fireplace. One notable improvement was to the benches at the dining table, eliminating the tendency to flip if one person was left sitting at the end. Some of the cooking utensils were showing their age but nothing so significant to prevent us from easily preparing our meals. Some day the stairs between the sleeping and living areas may be a problem for us but that also provided excellant privacy for those retiring early. The location is very convenient to the ski lifts though we finally took advantage of the resort's shuttle service and found the service spectacular. Diane in reservations was a great pleasure to work with and our check in and out was quick and easy.
Response from the manager Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoy your stay year after year and look forward to seeing you again!
“Our stay at Steamboat Fantasy helped cap off 4 great days of ski”
We've stayed at Steamboat numerous times and are always very satisfied with the accomodations. It's close proximity to the hill is great for our older kids who can walk to the nearest lift. Very spacious and accomodates adults and kids without any seating issues. This year a couple families joined us that had never been skiing or to Big Powderhorn and they absolutely loved it and we believe their kids will be lifetime skiiers now! They are already talking about coming again next year :)
“Great Ending to 2013”
The Steamboat Fantasy was a great place to stay. The building itself was in great shape, well maintained, and provided easy access to the slopes. It was a little weird that there were people staying in the private unit above us during our stay, but they were friendly and did not bother us at all. Check in/out was easy other than the poor and slow services at the Lodging associating. The only complaint to the entire stay which has nothing to do with the Steamboat Fantasy was the poor customer service at the Caribou Lodge and alpen Bar and Grill.
“What could be better than this?”
We stayed at Steamboat Fantasy for my husband's birthday this year. The kids loved that it was a short walk through the woods to the lift. The house is set up great for large families that enjoy space to relax after a fun day of skiing. The fireplace upstairs really warmed us up - very easy to use. We liked all the bedrooms being on the lower level for privacy. A bathroom in each room was great for five teenagers trying to get ready in the morning. We have stayed places before and Steamboat Fantasy is at the top of our list. We will be back!
“We had a fun filled week at Powderhorn capped by a wonderful sta”
Great house with plenty of room for 2 families. Sleeping accomodations were plentiful, well stocked kitchen and great access to ski hill. This was our second time in Steamboat and we'll stay again.
“very pleased with the updates to Steamboat fantasy”
We were very happy with the updates to steamboat fantasy. Accomodations were fantastic. We were not very pleased with Powderhorn mountain itself. We were very dissapointed in the lack of runs that were open other ski areas very close by had more open. There appeared to be be more than enough snow to have more open. We were also very unhappy with the service in Caribou lounge and the main lodge. Twice we waited well over an hour for food one time we just left. They said the kitchen was backed up but people who had been seated after us were getting their food. Twice I saw our drink order sitting on the bar for 20 minutes before the waitress bothered to bring it to our table once we just went and grabbed them ourselves. One of our lunch orders they forgot one order completely. By the time they brought it out everyone else was done eating. I realize it's the holiday week they were busier but not crazy busy there were plenty of empty tables. Not enough menus you should'nt have to wait 15 minutes to get a menu were there to ski not to wait two hours for food and drinks. You should have had the run by alpin inn open. We like to ski over there should have been groomed plenty of snow. Only 1 most difficult run was open grooming was sub par We have been coming to powder horn for the last four years We will be looking into going somewhere else next year
Response from the manager We regret that you did not have a completely good experience with Big Powderhorn. What we are pleased about is that you rated Steamboat as a 5 star experience. We are proud of our lodging quality and are very pleased that the owners of Steamboat saw the value in upgrading their unit. I did email the owner of Big Powderhorn Mountain. Their basic criteria for opening runs is safety and quality skiing. They felt that conditions when you were here did not meet those basics. Regarding the service at the Caribou, they pledged to talk to their staff about your concerns. You have been here before so you know that there are other dining choices here in the village. Finally, we hope you come back and stay with us and so do the owners of Steamboat. We do consider ourselves a regional destination for lodging and offer discount coupons for both Indianhead and Blackjack. We value our return guests and we hope you visit us a again. I’d be happy to help assist you to achieve a higher rating for your whole stay to go with the 5 star rating for our lodging. Clare D. Coxey, General Manager
“Do not rent this property - Money Pit”
A group of us have been coming up to Powderhorn for the past 20 years. We are in their late 30's to early 40's, married with kids (10-18 people depending on the year). We have always had a great experience with both the owners and Bpla until this property. The owner nickel and dimed us to death. We left the property in the same condition as we found it. The owner claims he had to send two cleaning crews in and that we broke or lost items. The only item that was broke was a bench that had a cantilevered end that would tip the bench over when sat on (see other posts). We had nothing to hide and told the Bpla that it broke. In the end the owner did not care nor have pictures or proof to show us the claimed damage. He had just our credit card. He just wanted money. When we registered we paid extra for the damage waiver to the Bpla. Apparently, that waiver doesn't cover anything. Do not pay it; it is a scam as well. I would not recommend this property to anyone. This crew will be moving on to a new Ski property.
Response from the manager Yes we have a damage waiver policy for accidental damage. Even the most liberal hotelier would have found the condition of Steamboat Fantasy after the guest’s stay beyond the pale and exceeding the accidental threshold. Steamboat Fantasy has been one of our most popular units and remains so.