From its distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, of contemporary ingenuity and elegance. One of our guests so aptly shared, in fact, shared that she’d “sent the architectural plans to St Peter, so when I get to heaven he will already have a start on my dream chalet.”At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is one of Big White’s largest single-family homes offered as a rental accommodation....Read More
From its distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, of contemporary ingenuity and elegance. One of our guests so aptly shared, in fact, shared that she’d “sent the architectural plans to St Peter, so when I get to heaven he will already have a start on my dream chalet.”
At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is one of Big White’s largest single-family homes offered as a rental accommodation. More importantly, though, as a Big White accommodation, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect about the home was designed for practicality and comfort.
Embedded into the mountain’s granite base and following the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an extension of the mountain itself. Five levels emerged, navigated by half-rotations around our striking glass-block spiraled staircase.
The engineering, too, allows Crescendo to be configured in various ways to accommodate everyone in your party. At first blush, that is, Crescendo is a 3 bedroom 5 bathroom home. With a retractable glass wall and customized hidden wall beds/closetry, though, Crescendo can easily sleep up to 22 guests in 6 private and semi-private bedrooms (14 separate beds in all). Whether you’re coming with a large group of friends, with your entire family, or for a retreat, then, there’s plenty of room for everyone to relax and to enjoy everything Crescendo and Big White have to offer.
As the eye eats first, in fine dining the presentation is known to be an essential ingredient. That principle is certainly not lost at Crescendo, your premier Big White accommodation.
True, Crescendo can’t lay claim to creating the Monashee Mountains; we can, however, lay claim to capturing them. The unprecedented panoramas through the Great Room’s approximate 30′ floor-to-ceiling windows are truly breathtaking. From virtually every room, your eye can feast endlessly on awe-inspiring beauty: a beauty that remains the foundational ingredient to the tranquility that can be experienced at Crescendo.
Our Signature Dish
Clearly, the main course at Big White is the twenty-five feet of champagne powder that is served each year. We have been told by our guests, though, that Crescendo’s signature dish is, without doubt, our indoor-outdoor pool/Jacuzzi. As one guest so aptly noted,
“The hot tub that is inside and that carries to the outside was brilliant in design and in effect. You will be the envy of all who ski by!”
Our indoor/outdoor pool with 1/2 of the pool indoors and 1/2 outdoors, one can access both areas by entering the pool from inside our Pool Room. To accommodate an outdoor excursion, nonetheless, the pool’s perimeter is heated to snow-melt temperatures. This is just one of the many benefits our accommodation has to offer.
When heated to pool temperatures, stationary lap swimming is available through Crescendo’s Swim Gym. The Swim Gym’s non-aerated system creates an underwater current and, when operated at its higher speeds, that current is forceful enough to produce a rigorous kayaking experience, as well.
The 12′ x 16′ pool is jetted and heats to Hot Tub temperatures (104 degrees Fahrenheit)! Each of the five separate pumps connects to three Jacuzzi jets (15 total): three for your shoulders, three for your upper back, three for your mid-back, three for your lower back, three for your feet. Cool! Well, hot. Argh, you know what I mean.
Private Ensuites – Sweet!
Each dedicated bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the master suite is especially sweet: two sinks, a two-person steam-shower, and a two-person jetted tub. The tub overlooks the Great Room, providing views to the fireplace, to the ski slopes, and to the Monashee mountains. Breathtaking, really. Reflecting on her stay at Crescendo, one guest commented, “For such a loud name, Crescendo’s setting was tranquil and serene.”
Crescendo is a 5-bedroom 5-bathroom home. Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22, our intention is to comfortably sleep 14. Crescendo is perfect, then, for a multi-generational family gathering, or for 2 to 3 families to vacation together. As such, to better accommodate your unique needs, several of our spaces may be configured in many ways.
Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and the Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding and mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as that of the dedicated bedrooms.
The chart below shows our bed/bath configurations. Note that, not including any of our sleeper sofas, Crescendo has 14 separate beds (1 King, 5 Queens, 8 Twins). We additionally have various portable beds that can be setup upon request. These include cots and air beds for adults, portable cots & sleeping bags for toddlers (up to about age five), and a Pack ‘n Play for an infant.
From its distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art actually, where contemporary ingenuity and elegance interact seamlessly with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an ext...Read More
From its distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art actually, where contemporary ingenuity and elegance interact seamlessly with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an extension of the mountain itself.
Cancellations have varying refund rules based on how far in advance the request is received before the check-in date.
For reservations with arrival dates greater than 7 nights in the future, there is a 24-hour grace period from confirmation to cancel and receive a full-refund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly in this scenario.
Guest Cancellation Policy
For cancellations that are not eligible for any refund amount, the property owner will refund the amount recovered by rebooked dates. This will occur within 2 weeks after the departure date to confirm what dates were rebooked from the cancelled reservation.
Cleaning and pet fees are always refunded if the reservation is canceled before check-in. The alluraDirect service fee is non-refundable unless the cancellation is due to a special circumstance. alluraDirect will mediate cancellation disputes when necessary, and has the final say in all disputes and resolution between the parties.
Cancellation policies may be superseded by the website extenuating circumstances policy, or cancellations by alluraDirect for any other reason permitted under the Terms of Service.
Special Circumstances Cancellation Policy
Covid-19 Policies: We wish to ensure our guests feel confident that they can book with peace of mind knowing we are making efforts to be as flexible as possible in these uncertain times. If your country, government, or airline has an official “nonessential travel restriction” in place for the dates of your travel a refund less a 5% processing fee is offered. This policy applies up to 45 days before the booked arrival date. Between 44 days and your arrival date guests will receive a 100% booking credit for the amount paid towards a booking for the same property for future travel up to 12/18 months from the cancelation date. This policy applies ONLY if the following restrictions are in place for your booked dates of accommodation “travel is prohibited due to Covid-19 by governments and or health authorities and or if social gathering limits are imposed that apply to Vacation Accommodation limits that would prohibit your group from gathering” Examples of restrictions: if travel is restricted due to Covid-19 by governments and or provincial health authority restrictions. • Government Advisories prohibiting nonessential travel to or from your region. • Government travel bans, border closures within Canada or from your home country • Extensive minimum quarantine periods on either end of travel • Airline schedule changes which will not enable you to arrive and depart on your planned dates – Credits will be offered only for number of days you were not able to stay in the accommodation for your booked dates due to airline-imposed flight schedule changes. • Limits of gathering specific to Vacation Accommodation limits as per the Public Health Authority in BC We wish to ensure our guests feel confident that they can book with peace of mind knowing we are making efforts to be as flexible as possible in these uncertain times.
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We do have a small selection of pet friendly units. If, however, this is not stated as a pet friendly unit, we are unable to make exceptions. We try to accommodate our furry family members.
Most private garages and underground parking garages have a height of 7”6” – 7’8” clearance. All our units have the parking spaces available provided in the listing details. There is overflow parking available in Happy Valley for a nightly or weekly fee – simply get a parking permit from the concierge in the Village Center Mall on the lower level of the building.
The most commonly asked question every winter is, “Where do I get the cheapest lift ticket?” Big White has a promotion in the marketplace of the Big White Biggie Card. This card can be purchased in ski and snowboard shops in Alberta, Vancouver Lower Mainland and throughout Kelowna.
You must get the Biggie Card before you arrive at Big White Ski Resort. Cards can be reloaded from a cell phone or a computer once you have created a profile. It takes 30 minutes for the data to be processed and reach out to the gates.
Here’s what you need to know about the Biggie Card: