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Mike Frizell

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

GOLD, Fplce, Ski-in/Ski-out, Slopeside, 5 Queen beds, Wifi

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Snowshoe holiday condo

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

•THE CATBIRD SEAT- When you stay here, you are “Sittin in The Catbird Seat'

•ONE OF THE LARGEST UNITS ON THE MOUNTAIN (St. Moritz model @ 1008 sq. ft) Light and airy with room to move about. Compare with Rimfire at 850, Allegheny at 792, Highland Hs. at 978.

•SKI-IN, SKI OUT: Ballhooter lift and Green Circle Hootenanny Slope are right outside the back door.


•LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE – Walk to restaurants and shopping.

•SLOPESIDE- Endless views down the slopes, across the lake, down the mountain range.



•All linens, towels, soap, paper products provided.

•NEW THIS SEASON 10M wifi in each room, Voice Messaging System.

•ONSITE PARKING, onsite hassle-free check-in.





1/25/09 'This is our second time at The Catbird Seat, and we love it!' Alisa S., Leesburg, VA

1/31/09 'Wonderful weather! Wonderful views! Wonderful time!' The Graves Family, Wilmington, SC

9/13/08 'The Catbird Seat- Awesome unit, awesome views...' J. Evans, Thomas, WV - Wild and Wonderful!

3/15/08 'What a wonderful and special place you have at The Catbird Seat.' J.D. Sampedro

'We truly enjoyed it. We will be back' The Roberts Family, Wilmington, NC

12/26/07 'This is our fourth time staying in your lovely home. THANK YOU!' The Stewart Family, Chapel Hill, NC

6/29/2009 '...what a view!!! We just loved it. So much more room to move around...The Catbird Seat is our new home away from home' Cathy F., Saxonburg, PA


Snowshoe is the highest-elevation ski-slope east of the Mississippi, and the very best skiing south of Vermont. With a yearly average of 15 feet of snow, a fifteen-hundred foot vertical drop, and 1.5-mile long trails, it provides challenges for the extreme skier while accommodating the novice. Night skiing is available. The village is on top of the mountain, delivering breathtaking views to the skier and non-skier alike. Mountain Lodge offers views of the slopes, valley, and lake, and is just footsteps away from the village center with its night life, shopping, and Split Rocks swimming pool and sauna. Auntie Pasta's restaurant, a staple for many years on the mountain, with a pub is located on the lower level. Snowshoe’s fastest lift is just fifty feet from the door. Parking is included and is located directly outside. Check-in is at the front desk of Mountain Lodge – no waiting in long lines. The hotel-like lobby features comfortable couches, wingback chairs, a roaring fire, and high speed wireless internet. Around the corner is a game room for the kids.

SKI-IN/SKI-OUT: Mountain Lodge is situated in the best spot on the mountain, and The Catbird Seat occupies the best spot in Mountain Lodge! This spacious 1,000+ sq. ft. unit is one of only six exclusive “St. Moritz” models, and you are truly “Sitting in the catbird seat” with the best views around! Want company? Outside the front door is public space with high stools and tables, overlooking the lobby with its fireplace and activity. Want solitude? Light your own fire (firewood provided), watch the snow drift down over the mountains in the distance, play a game (Variety boardgames provided) or watch a movie on DVD,VHS or CABLE (movies stocked in the unit.) Movie rentals are also available at the front desk. You don’t need to ski in order to enjoy this condo!

The entry foyer has secure racks and shelves for all your ski equipment. The Master bedroom has a queen bed with TV/VCR. The second bedroom has two queens and TV. The living room has two queen pullouts with TV, VCR, DVD, AM/FM, and surround-sound. The fully equipped kitchen seats eight. Linens, towels, bath soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher soap, coffee filters provided.


The livin’ is easy at Snowshoe. With high temperatures in the 80’s and low humidity, Mountain Lodge is naturally cooled and does not have A/C. You can mountain bike on 120+ miles of trails on the 11,000-acre Snowshoe tract. The Raven Golf course is considered the finest in West Virginia. Other nearby activities include hiking, camping, white water rafting and canoeing. The Cass Scenic Railroad runs sightseeing and dinner excursions on an historic steam-engined train, and the National Radio Observatory runs tours on most days.

Mountain Lodge is a “no pets” building. Smoking only on the balcony, please.

Owner is a licensed agent in VA

Keywords: Lodge, Condo, Ski, slopeside, fireplace, internet, Wifi

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mike Frizell (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Mike Frizell

Recently retired from a contracting business, but still active in real estate, we enjoy hiking, birdwatching, fishing, making music, travel. We have been blessed with five wonderful children, three children-in-law, three grandchildren, and they all love the fun that winter can be.

Michael & Kathleen, Fairfax, VA

Mike Frizell purchased this condo in 2002

Why Mike Frizell chose West Virginia

The first time we visited Snowshoe, we decided we had to buy a place. Since Kathleen no longer skis, it had to be a comfortable place with a good view. It came down to a townhouse at Powder Ridge or this condo in Mountain Lodge. Since Mountain Lodge is in the village and offers concierge services, the choice became simple. When the real estate agent first showed us the property, he opened the curtains to show the view and said 'You're really sittin' in the catbird seat up here'. The name stuck.

What makes this condo unique

No matter what time of year we come up to The Catbird Seat, the view is magnificent and the beauty is humbling. Snowshoe Mountain Company does a great job of holding events most weekends in off-season so there is always something to do.


based on 19 traveller reviews

GOLD, Fplce, Ski-in/Ski-out, Slopeside, 5 Queen beds, Wifi
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the unit was comfortable and met all our needs. He worked with us for a late check out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Took five buddies skiing and stayed at Catbird Seat. Great location, view of the slopes, roomy, everything we needed. Two thumbs up.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at Catbird Seat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Catbird Seat. It accommodate our family of 4 as well as another family comfortably. Fully equipped condo. We took advantage of the common space right outside our door with tables and chairs for all of us. Beautiful views and perfect convenience to walk outside to the top of the mountain. We will certainly return. Mike answered questions quickly and provided detailed information for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport, VA, USA

Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed in this and one other condo, owned by the same owner, for the Blues, Brews, and BBQs weekend. This unit was perfect. The view is amazing! The location is great, the amenities are wonderful, and the owners are great to deal with! I will be staying here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Snowshoe. The unit easily accommodated 6 adults with room to spare. There was ample room for all of our ski gear, luggage and groceries. The kitchen had plenty of room (we prepared all of our meals in room) and the dining room table allowed us to all sit down and eat at once. The Catbird Seat offered gorgeous views of the slopes and lake with numerous windows and a deck. We look forward to this trip next year and hope to be able to book the Catbird Seat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, nc

Awesome location at a great value

  • 5 of 5

Property was very easy to book, with all of the information provided very quickly and in great detail. The rooms are actully larger than the pictures reflect and the wood burning fireplace is awesome considering the firewood is literally outside the door. We had a fairly large group and an infan and both bedrooms easily fit a pack and play and we still had tons of room. As long as the value is right we will definetly be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Elkins, WV
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
In Building
Nearest Golf
3 Metres
On site
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Route 66
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
In Building
Nearest Ski
5 Metres
Ski-In, Ski-Out
Car: necessary

Cass Antique Railroad offers breathtaking mountain tours along the old logging route. Steam Locomotives!

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is listening for communications from space! Tours are given frequently. The Greenbriar River and associated trail are minutes away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Snowshoe, West Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
first tracks
23 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Ski
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 high season
2 Jan 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2017
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pres. Day 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Wild and Wonderful
19 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver A$51
Tax Rate 12.0%

Fridays and Saturdays not booked together may incur an additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Snowshoe

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) One in BR1, 2 in BR2, 2 pullouts in LR.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The 'OVERLOOK' of Mountain Lodge provides a respite just outside The Catbird Seat.