Quiet & Spaceous 4 bdr Mountain Chalet. Perfect for 2 - 3 Families.
Harold and Kathy Richins
About Harold and Kathy Richins
Welcome to Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks! We are the owners of Morrisey Chalet as of July, 2015 and are working hard to make your experience at Morrisey Chalet - a home away from home in the mountains!Welcome to our family vacation home. We hope you enjoy our private rustic mountain chalet and your time in Sun Peaks as much as we do. Thank you for taking care of our dream vacation home: Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks! We purchased Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks in July, 2015 and we enjoy hosting families who want to create very special family experiences. We want you to feel like Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks is your "home away from home" in the mountains. Harold and Kathy Richins are the owners. Kathy was born in Hawaii and was an educator for most of her working life (teaching children and then students at universities in Australia and New Zealand). Kathy retired from her own Life Coaching and Hawaiian massage for health and wellness business in April, 2018. Kathy also managed and worked for organizations that served people with disabilities. Harold is a retired (December, 2018) Professor in Tourism at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. Over the past 30 years Kathy and Harold have lived and worked in four countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA (including Hawaii, Oregon and California), and enjoy traveling extensively overseas. We love our mountain home in Sun Peaks and often get to meet people from many countries including our cherished Canada. We believe you will love our place too, as it has so much to offer to enhance your Sun Peaks experience. Warm regards, Kathy and Harold
Harold and Kathy Richins purchased this Chalet in 2015
Why Harold and Kathy Richins chose Sun Peaks Resort
We believe Sun Peaks and our location at Mountain View Estates offers the great balance in being a part of such an amazing new community (the Municipality and Village of Sun Peaks). This is one of the friendliest places we have ever lived and it has such a great balance of just the right weather and temperature in summer (an escape away from the heat elsewhere), and the most consistent winter weather we have experienced at a ski resort community. With temperatures just right to keep the snow crisp yet not too cold for Canada to enjoy each day, Sun Peaks has amazing snow conditions. The grooming is second to none and with 137 runs and three mountains, all accessible to each other, this makes for real choice based on weather, finding that perfect powder run, or just enjoying the ample sunshine we experience during the season. We have often said "a bad day here is a good day somewhere else." Really there are seldom any bad days and you can virtually always find that special run - and hardly any lift lines! We have skied all over North America as well as Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and for consistency of snow conditions, Sun Peaks can't be beat! With the most consistent winter weather we have experienced at a ski resort, now it is Canada's second largest ski resort and in the top 5 or 6 in North America in terms of skiable acreage (close to 4300 acres) with 137 runs including 16 powder glades and close to 3000 ft vertical. In the spring, summer and fall, there is much to choose from regarding outdoor activities, events and festivals, markets and music and being an active part of this mountain village experience. A number of lakes are within a ten minute drive and there are numerous walking and mountain bike trails (both cross country and accessible through the Sun Peaks lift system). Please also check out our "Photo Gallery" on this site to see additional photos and our location. We would love to have you and your friends and/or family as our guests.
What makes this Chalet unique
Having a fully outfitted house for a group of family and/or friends in a private yet close setting. Especially great for families and groups of friends who would like to share their experiences in one very comfortable place. Our winters and our springs/summers/falls are amazing here: just the right temperature and climate for each... Both winters and springs/summers/falls are filled with experiences for many interests. I (Harold) volunteer as a Mountain Host at Sun Peaks (meet at 9:15am or 1pm every day of the ski season just outside of the SP Village Day Lodge) and in showing many international and Canadian guests around our three diverse Sun Peaks mountains, I often hear comments like: "amazing snow conditions," "friendliest community," "we feel like this is our home away from home," "everything is here for us," "great weather," "no lift lines," "all connected," "great alternative to Whistler," and many other positive comments. Sun Peaks feels in some sense like a small mountain boutique resort, yet it's facilities and mountains are world class and some of the top in North America. You feel away from it all, yet right in the heart of the experience. Sun Peaks is not spread out like other resort areas and the people who both live and visit really cherish this place. The integrated partnership of the mountain operation (Sun Peaks Corp.), the municipality (Sun Peaks Municipality), the visitor services (Sun Peaks Tourism), the many dynamic business owners, and the village residents is unique and inspiring. And they are all focussing on one key aspect: "It is all about the MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE!" Please also check out our "Photo Gallery" on this site to see additional photos and our location. We would love to have you and/or your family as our guests. Click 'Reserve Now' to secure your preferred dates. Please ask if we can accommodate your travel dates.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
You can only smoke on outskirts of the property.
We will consider pets including a small fee.
Our chalet is well suited for children.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
A Sun Peaks community BI-LAW SPECIFIES THAT NOISE WILL BE MINIMAL AFTER 11pm. Please adhere to this bi-law including hot-tub and outside deck use.
Parking requirements limit parking to our large paved and gravel driveway area and PLEASE HAVE A MAXIMUM 4-5 VEHICLES.
We expect you to EXPLAIN HOUSE RULLES TO ALL YOUR FELLOW GUESTS so that they also will understand expectations of their stay at Morrisey Chalet.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Family Christmas Celebration
We recently stayed at this beautiful chalet for a Christmas get away. There were a total of 13 of us, 8 adults and 5 small children. We had a fabulous time. The owners were wonderful and touched base during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The chalet is large, 3 levels, so no one felt cramped and the kids could sleep while the adults were still up. The kitchen is well equipped. We had everything we needed to make Christmas dinner. Everything was clean and tidy. The beds and furniture were comfortable. We definitely would recommend this beautiful property. Thank you very much for the wonderful memories Karen and Harold.
Our family reunion of 11 people felt very cozy in this wonderful chalet. Beds were very comfy, kitchen was very well equipped, library was extremely interesting. It was an easy place to be!
The house and deck have great bones but house is a little worse for wear. We had my brother’s family come stay and it was cramped for sleeping arrangements.
There was no pool access as was listed in the amenities but the hot tub was great.
We also had a mouse visit us every night.
Great location and lovely deck to dine and lounge on. My husband even saw a bear!
So sorry you found the chalet needed a little more TLC. We were away much of spring and early summer this year and did not get our usual painting and maintenance work completed. We take your feedback seriously, and are working hard to improve. Just to let you know, over the past three years we have updated the chalet with a new washer & dryer, dishwasher, BBQ, TVs, and various pieces of new furniture, furnishings, and dishware.
We are so sorry about the mouse. We found out that others in our area and Kamloops have had challenges this season with mice, and have taken steps to remedy the situation.
It was, indeed, unfortunate that the Municipality closed the community pool a few weeks before you arrived, and we have learned that it will remain closed while a major community sporting center is being built. We have made sure our web site no longer shows that there is a community pool available. We are sorry that you were unable to swim in the three lovely lakes within 1/2 hr of Sun Peaks.
Again, thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed the hot tub, location, our back deck, and that your husband was able to see some of our local wildlife.
Kathy Richins, owner
Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks
Perfect accomodation for our needs
Only thing we noticed was the carpet is loose at the top of the stairs. ... otherwise a great accomodation. We highly recommend it !
Thank you so very much for the review. We so enjoyed having you and your group here. Our Cleaning/Management company is taking care of the loose carpet on that stair. Thank you. Hope to see you again here. Kind regards, Kathy Richins, Owner, Morrisey Chalet at Sun Peaks
Wonderful place for a large group of people
The Chalet was spacious and perfect for our extended family vacation over Spring Break at Sun Peaks. It was spotless when we got there, and Kathy and Harold were quick to answer our questions. The modern kitchen was well equipped to cook any meals! I would definitely recommend this space.....
Thanks so very much Sheila for the lovely review. We so enjoyed having you and your extended family here. One of our favorite things is to know that our chalet is providing the opportunity for families to create fun memories together. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
Family of Fifteen have Fun
Somehow I miscalculated and thought we had a bedroom for all couples, plus the bunk room. But, no, one family had the playroom at the foot of the stairs! Fortunately we wore ourselves out so thoroughly that everyone seemed to sleep well no matter where they were! But the house was a bit tight for 15. The kitchen was well equipped and we fed ourselves well. Didn't have time to play many games, but there is a good supply of DVDs also. The front porch is a bit slippery...could use some textured paint or such. All in all, a very nice place!
Dear Marita, Yes, we have four bedrooms and then the two pull out couches in the entertainment room downstairs. We are pleased you were able to enjoy your time together and we will look at finding a textured paint for the front porch this summer. Thanks for the honest feedback. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Kathy and Harold
As one of our guests said in the following review: "Beautiful home, wonderful owners! We stayed here 6 nights over Christmas. Although we live in the area, we had a large blended family with grandchildren that we were hosting all at once for the first time! This home was roomy enough for all, extra cot and crib were provided, and it is close enough to the village that grown ups can enjoy a quick walk. There is a shuttle that stops right outnfront every half hour as well. Not to mention all the amenities provided in the house! Plenty of cutlery, and towels for the hot tub. Huge windows with views of the runs, and granite countertops even! The owners are what we felt was very special about this home. Not only did they set up a real Christmas tree for us, happily; but they also stopped in to introduce themselves with smiles, thanks us for shovelling the walkway, and to let us know a decent amount of happy kid noise was welcome by all means! They were always quick to reply by email or phone, and thankful when we mentioned a few minor things that could be upgraded (slow drip coffee maker). Oh, and it snowed every night and was sunny most days!! The skiing was incredible, as was the snowmobiling, and there happens to be a good toboggan hill just across the road! These are wonderfully kind people who share a big, beautiful home on a big beautiful mountain! Thank you H&K Enjoy!"