A luxurious vacation retreat surrounded by the mountainous vistas of Whistler, BC.
An Iconic Retreat
Haus Heidi is an iconic Whistler landmark reimagined and fully renovated by world-renowned designer Sarah Richardson. Set on nearly an acre of land within walking distance to Whistler Village, and with views to all the surrounding mountains, this luxury modern alpine chalet is designed to be your home away from home. Whether you dream of the ultimate winter ski retreat, a respite for a summer hiking expedition, a peaceful getaway to relax in luxury, or an unforgettable corporate event space, Haus Heidi is positively the destination you’ve been searching for.
Contemporary Alpine Luxury
The chalet features 4 bedrooms on the top floor, all with dedicated bathrooms, luxury fittings and most with soaker tubs; plus, a bunk room and media room flex space on the ground floor, laundry, and a separate self-contained suite with a full kitchen and living room. Haus Heidi comfortably sleeps up to 16 guests. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed – it’s the ultimate launchpad for exploring all that Whistler has to offer and afterwards, coming home to unwind in exquisite style. Guests will enjoy the home’s open-concept grandeur, chef’s kitchen, 2 wet bars, spacious living room with 3 lounge areas, multiple dining spaces, decks on every level – both front and back, outdoor hot tub, sauna, 2 fire pits and BBQs – all with magnificent mountain views and stunning design and decor details throughout.
The Front Door Welcome
Welcome to Haus Heidi – she’s a one of a kind local Whistler landmark, and she’s been lovingly restored on the outside while getting a top-to-bottom full gut back-to-the-studs renovation on the inside. Originally built in 1978 in the style of a Bavarian chalet, Haus Heidi was lifted and enlarged in 1986 with the addition of a new first floor and the turret (be sure to look at the historic photo wall on the 3rd floor to see Haus Heidi in her original 1978 incarnation). Over the years, Haus Heidi has been loved by thousands of guests, from the early days as a B&B through years of welcoming teams and visitors and groups. Purchased in 2021 by Alexander Younger and Sarah Richardson and meticulously renovated over a year and a half, the house has been reimagined as a luxury rental in contemporary alpine style and designed to celebrate the magnificence of the natural environment that is Whistler.
The Living Room & Turret Lounge, a.k.a “The Super Space”
Situated at the front of the house on the 2nd floor to harness the best mountain views, the living room and turret lounge beckons you to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring all that whistler has to offer. With 16’ wide sliding doors opening onto a large front deck, you can take your après “en plein air” and have a seamless connection between indoors and out. And on those big snow days you’ll want to enjoy some feet-up comfort while you pivot between the radiating heat of the modern gas fireplace and the ever changing vistas while reclining in one of our four swivel chairs. A plush velvet sofa sits on a natural wool carpet atop wide plank European white oak floors, all dressed in the softest neutral palette. The custom made banquette in the turret lounge promises to be a magnetic space for all guests to gather, share stories and catch up on the day’s adventures… or plan what happens next!
The Dining Room & Bar, a.k.a “The Super Space”
The renovation of Haus Heidi saw a dramatic transformation from a cozy ski chalet into a wide open gathering space executed in streamlined contemporary alpine style. For those who love restaurant dining, we’ve created your own private bistro! A pair of custom made solid white oak tables anchor the dining zone and are surrounded by vintage mid century modern chairs and a 14’ long mountain-facing leather banquette that’s sure to encourage memorable meals created in the gourmet kitchen. A pass through to the kitchen keeps the open flow between cooking and dining areas while a modern panelled wall gives separation from the kitchen hub for those who want to leave the prep to others and hire a private chef to elevate their culinary experience!
Adjacent to the dining room is the “après anytime” bar which will be your favourite watering hole in town. Backed with an exceptional slab of marble with a nod to the mountain peaks, the bar features quartz counters, a sink and dishwasher, plenty of storage for crystal stemware, and 2 glass front bar fridges to keep your beverages at the ideal chill temperature for your anytime enjoyment.
Calling all gourmet enthusiasts – this is your kitchen! Extending across the entire back of the house on the 2nd floor, the chef’s kitchen is designed with gourmet cooking and gathering in mind. Two doors flank the range wall for easy circulation to the huge 2nd floor deck while the windows floating above the prep zones abutting the 48” gas range with griddle ensure you’re always connected to the views and action outside (we call it “channel 1” – the nature channel ;). Like to spread out when you chef up a feast? We’ve got over 14’ of island space to inspire your everyday feasts, plus 2 dishwashers in the island (plus another in the bar) to make cleaning up a breeze. Picking up the best gourmet provisions is a breeze with Nesters Market just a short skip down the street and there’s plenty of room to store all your ingredients in the 3 fridges located in the kitchen. 2 more in the bar and 1 on the lower level ensures all your chillables should be covered! In addition to the 48” range there’s a speed oven/microwave in the baking station in the bay window so everyone can have their “zone” for different prep activities. In the morning this will be a hotspot thanks to the Nespresso machine! Since the kitchen is always the hub of the home, we’ve got you covered for lounging and hanging out. 6 leather topped counter stools wrap around the island for perching and casual dining and a 10’ long banquette tucked into the bay window offers both casual dining and lounging – all with mountain views that beckon you to get going on your adventures outside!
The Deck, 2nd Floor
The second floor deck is directly off the kitchen and has easy access via two doors. With a natural gas fire pit and deep lounge chairs you can keep a close eye on what’s grilling on the bbqs – we’ve got you covered with a Weber gas bbq and a Kamado Joe smoker bbq. A large outdoor dining table seats 8 and the elevated deck affords amazing views through the trees to the mountains beyond and out over the extensive backyard.
The Front Deck
The front deck beckons all the après-ski sun seekers with a sleek row of modern Adirondack chairs oriented to catch those afternoon rays while you reminisce about the day’s activities and escapades. Just kick back and soak up the vistas of Whistler and Blackcomb while you breathe in the fresh mountain air.
We know you’re coming to Haus Heidi for FUN but if you need a spot to connect, check email, tell the office you are too busy loving life, or make reservations and plan the day’s epic activities, you can perch at the marble topped floating desk to keep connected and get the job done.
The Home Office
Duty calls? We know you’re likely coming to Haus Heidi to do anything but work, and we know that’s not always a reality because you’re busy and important. So, when the office finds you and you need to grab a chance to connect, respond or hop on a Zoom, just pop into the office nook on the 3rd floor. With a floating desk tucked under the window and two skylights overhead, the workplace environment feels fresh and inspiring (warning: mountain views of the chairlift taking skiers to chase fresh powder may distract your focus).
The Landing Lounge, 3rd Floor
Want to steal a moment to get away from the gang, take a call, read a mag or just meditate on the awesomeness of your day while soaking up yet another mountain view? The landing lounge on the 3rd floor is that sun-soaked spot where you’ll feel compelled to curl up like a cat and luxuriate until someone discovers you’ve slipped away and coaxes you to rejoin the fun downstairs. A perfect little lounge spot tucked between the Heidi and Glacier suites on the tippy top 3rd floor looking out to the front of the house, the mountains, and leading out to the sun deck.
Cross the threshold into Haus Heidi and the mudroom will give you a warm welcome with toasty toes thanks to the heated honed marble floor and will swallow up all your gear into the closets that extend down the long hallway leading to the laundry room, bar, spa bath, media room and outdoor recreation zone beyond. A giant boot dryer will ensure no one has soggy socks when you head back out to hit the slopes for another epic pow day on the mountain, and pegs will keep your skis at the ready whenever it’s time to get up and go.
The Rec Zone Bar
Just outside the media room and directly inside the garden door is the Rec Zone Bar, designed to simultaneously service your epic movie night AND all the outdoor living areas Heidi has to offer. Need a chilly beverage to enjoy while you soothe your tired muscles in the hot tub or get cozy by the fire pit? How about some refreshing hydration while you sweat it out in the sauna? Or perhaps it’s a quick hit of Nespresso to rejuvenate you and get you ready for what’s next? You’ll be able to stock the fridge with your favourite choices, grab a glass from the open shelves, and then load into the dishwasher when you’re all done so it’s ready the next time you are!
The Spa Bath
Our main floor bathroom is designed with multi-function in mind. Located at the back of the house right beside the media room, outdoor Rec Zone, media bar and just a few steps away from the Boulder Suite bunk room, the Spa Bath is the Swiss Army knife of bathrooms. Designed to support the Boulder Bunk Room (which has a 2 piece ensuite) and the Media Room flex space should you decide to use the daybeds for sleeping accommodations, the Spa Bath sits just inside the garden door so you can rinse off after a hot tub or sauna under the double shower heads while admiring the playful mountain riff in the wall tile and enjoying the soothing feel of the pebble floor mosaic underfoot.
The Media Room & Flex Space
You’re coming to Whistler to get out there and crush endless adventures, explore the natural beauty of the mountains, experience what life is like living in a rainforest, and also to gather, relax, make memories and take it easy. That’s where the Media Room comes in — sometimes you just want to chill out and watch a movie, binge watch a favourite show, or play a game. We’ve got 13’ of extra deep lounge seating so everyone can snuggle in together for movie night on our 10’ wide projection screen (that disappears when not in use and can be used in the daytime thanks to blackout lining on the roman blinds), plus a super comfy pair of swivel chairs, and a collection of bunching coffee tables and ottomans that slide easily in case you want to engage in a little Just Dance competition. The daybeds are 48” deep and 78” long with built-in storage for bedding so this room can be converted quickly and easily to accommodate 2 extra guests. With the Spa bath just across the hall, it delivers the opportunity to use this Flex space as a 6th suite within the main house or a 7th suite within the overall property. If you’re coming to use the house for a corporate getaway, the screen offers a great spot for presentation content and the desk tucked into the bay window offers yet another place to work away from the rest of the house.
The Outdoor Rec Zone
We know you’ll spend your days out exploring, adventuring and “doing”, but when you’re done making fresh new memories, come on back and make some more right here at your home away from home. Thanks to the huge 2nd floor deck off the kitchen we’ve got a big covered area so you can soak in the hot tub protected from the elements then nip into the custom designed and built sauna with a view through the trees. Just imagine snow gently falling past the window while you enjoy the restorative benefits of our cedar-lined sauna. Beyond the protective cover lies our fire pit and lounge area where you can enjoy the heat radiating off the natural gas fire and the sounds of the rock fountain as you gaze through the back of the property and admire the unparalleled privacy and outdoor space that this unique property has to offer. No matter what the season, the best Après in town is right here at Haus Heidi!
The Kitchen Powder Room
From the marble floor meticulously installed with an accent stripe of mosaic to the custom crafted floating marble vanity with brushed brass faucet and accents, every detail of the powder room is in tune with the naturally neutral palette of the principal living spaces on the 2nd floor of the house. Shibori-inspired textured wallpaper infuses the powder room with an artisanal touch and ensures the tiniest room in the house is outfitted with luxurious style and attention to detail.
Outfitted with two guest laundry areas (a laundry room on the main floor of the house and another washer/dryer in the standalone Meadow Suite), Haus Heidi is the ultimate home away from home with everything you need to keep your gang outfitted in clean & dry gear no matter where the days adventures take you. When you need fluff n fold in a hurry, we’ve got you covered!
Inspired by the serene palette of ice and snow, our Glacier suite is an elegant yet serene retreat designed to harness the most enviable vistas and expansive mountain views out the turret windows on the 3rd floor of the house. Outfitted with a King size bed, plush pure wool broadloom, double closet, dresser, marble bedside tables and a lounge chair that lets you soak in the views while you lounge. The ensuite bathroom features a soaker tub with mountain views, a double shower, a custom marble double vanity, multi-hued marble mosaic floors, brushed nickel plumbing fittings, and custom handblown artisanal light fixtures.
Imagine flying by helicopter to the top of Brandywine Mountain and being awed by the majestic views and exquisite blue hues of the endless clouds and sky — that visual is the mood board for our Nimbus suite. Located at the back of the house adjacent to the Woodland suite and overlooking the back garden and woods, Nimbus features a bay window with a built-in dresser and a pair of lounge chairs, a double closet, pure wool broadloom, and an 8′ tall sliding door to an outdoor deck designed for enjoying the distant mountain views. The Nimbus Ensuite features honed limestone floors, a spacious glass shower enclosure, a faceted freestanding tub with marble ledge, and a custom double vanity with leathered marble counter, all executed in soft greys and whites with blue accents.
Tucked at the back of the house on the 3rd floor looking out through the woods to the mountains beyond, the Woodland suite is a soothing nest of lush greens and soft neutrals. With a king size bed nestled in a bay window dressed in roman blinds with blackout lining, pure wool broadloom, an 8′ tall sliding door to an outdoor deck, soaring vaulted ceilings, a spacious seating area, double closet and ensuite bathroom, the Woodland suite is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The luxurious bathroom features a double shower with built-in bench, a custom marble double vanity, white marble floors, brushed brass plumbing fittings, and exquisite tile throughout.
A sweet and charming riff on the original charm and character of Haus Heidi, the Heidi suite is all things fun and fanciful. With vaulted ceilings, a queen size platform bed and built-in daybed (70″ long x 30″ deep to fit an extra child if desired), the Heidi suite harnesses joyful colour and vintage-inspired touches to deliver a cozy, personality-packed bedroom at the front of the house on the 3rd floor with a patio door leading to a deck with divine mountain views of Whistler and Blackcomb. Spacious vintage bedside tables and a single closet cubby provide storage while pure wool broadloom and playful textiles and colours make the Heidi suite a happy retreat. The Heidi Loo is a dedicated bathroom for this bedroom located just across the hall and features Caesarstone wainscoting, a sleek soaker tub, waterfall edge vanity and a dynamite floor mosaic made from Thassos and Azul Macaubas quartzite.
Just inside the mudroom on the main floor of the house is the Boulder suite. Outfitted with 2 sets of Twin bunk beds to sleep 4 happy campers in modern alpine style, the Boulder suite takes its colour cues from the deep greys and verdant greens of moss growing on granite. Wrapped in a ribbon of bullnose panelling, the bunks are a cozy nest for young at heart travellers who crave a room away from the rest of the crowd. With an ensuite 2 piece water closet, double closet, built-in bench and storage drawers, this room is graphic, groovy and sure to please the younger set, yet it’s sophisticated enough for grown ups to appreciate. The well-appointed Spa bath is just down the hall and features a double shower, custom quartz countertop, and heated pebble mosaic floors.
Situated beside the main entry to the house is the self-contained Meadow suite which can be combined with the main house rental (but is not rented individually). This “together yet separate” suite features a full kitchen (gas cooktop, wall oven, dishwasher, fridge and sink), as well as a living area, Frame TV, and bistro table and chairs. The ensuite bathroom has a washer and dryer, a double vanity with Caesarstone counter, brushed nickel plumbing fittings and a tile palette inspired by the aqua blue-green hues of nearby Green Lake. The foyer is grounded with a marble mosaic floor and the bathroom features heated marble floors while the main living and bedroom areas are dressed in wood plank vinyl floors with a 100% wool rug.
From soothing soaks and steams in the outdoor sauna and hot tub, to relaxing fireside in the privacy of the outdoor lounge areas, Haus Heidi is an expansive experience of comfort and style.
With an endless array of exciting tourist attractions, leisurely activities, sporting adventures and eclectic culinary experiences, Whistler is the place you want to be, and Haus Heidi is where you want to stay. Just a short walk from Whistler Village, our chalet nestles you close to all the action, yet far enough away to ensure a restful getaway. Our friendly concierge will see to it that you have everything you need to make your stay the most memorable and comfortable one imaginable.
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