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This winter wonderland lets you ski straight into your own treehouse

by Bianca Brosh / / Source: TODAY

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It’s a fairy-tale getaway in the treetops … with a very short commute to the ski slopes.

Visitors who stay in the three, multilevel homes called Snow Bear Chalets at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort in Whitefish, Montana can hit the chairlift for a day on the slopes (or miles of hiking) in an instant. It's literally right outside!

The chalets’ owner has billed these luxury rentals, perched 25 feet above the ground, as the world’s first ski-in/ski-out treehouses.

Treehouse ski chalet
Live out your childhood fairy tale fantasies in the world's first ski-in, ski-out treehouse chalet rentals in northwest Montana.Courtesy HomeAway

Each of the lodge-style living rooms has a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that are big enough to make you feel like you’re living among the towering tamarack, ponderosa and cedar trees (fittingly, each chalet is named after and constructed from its namesake wood). It's the perfect setting to snuggle on a frosty winter night.

Ski house rental
Where else could you find a storybook view with direct access to the slopes?Trevon Baker

Outside, guests can store their ski supplies in a cabinet right on the porch, which overlooks the snow-topped mountains of Glacier National Park.

And the private hot tub on the balcony is the perfect spot for those who could use a little warming up.

Ski house rental
Of course there's a hot tub to relax in after a long day on the slopes.Trevon Baker

The gourmet kitchen, with a gas range, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and French-door refrigerator, is perfect for holing in for a home-cooked meal. After all, why would you leave?

Montana ski house
Behold, a dream kitchen for cozy, home-cooked meals.Trevon Baker

There's also a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a loft above, which can accommodate twin beds or bunk beds in addition to another king. (The Cedar treehouse is the largest with three bedrooms instead of two.)

Whitefish Mountain
Sliding barn doors give the master bedroom privacy from the living room when needed.Trevon Baker

Each of the spaces take advantage of the top of the turret, where a ceiling filled with 600 twinkling, fiber-optic lights awaits atop of the ladder.

Whitefish Mountain
Hundreds of flickering lights create indoor constellations.Trevon Baker

The luxury treatment doesn't stop there: Guests can order services from the resort such as a private chef, organic catering, grocery delivery and on-site massage, which might be necessary after all that added ski time.

Whitefish Mountain
Whether you're a skiing pro or a rookie, you'll want to check out these one-of-kind chalets.Trevon Baker

The three separate treehouses (Ponderosa, Tamarack and Cedar) sleep anywhere from six to 10 people and can be rented individually or together to accommodate groups up to 22 people. New skiers don't have to worry; the chalets are located near an accessible slope for any skier level.

Rental rates range from about $528 to $1,138 per night, with a minimum seven-night stay and can be booked through the vacation rental site Homeaway.com.

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