From Facebook – Thanks!
Hey Dr Mitch,
Here are some pics of our big day. Cheers
06-22-2009 (Mike & Chris)
We just wanted to say thank you again for Crescendo. The time at Crescendo was the highlight of our entire wedding! We couldn’t have asked for anything more about Crescendo.
WOW! What a place you have! I just wanted to say a very big thank you for this weekend. Myself and my family loved it and had a great time together. I loved the kitchen (I was a chef a long time ago) as it was great cooking with Viking appliances. I especially appreciated it as I know that for you, an avid microwave chocolate pie chef, the functionality of a kitchen would not always be the biggest priority. Cooking for 16 people in this kitchen is a breeze and, oh yea, it looks great too.
It was very nice that Luc was there to meet us with a gift basket and freshly made banana bread and muffins. It was just the very start of a great weekend.
I believe at this time every kid at school in Kelowna is hearing all about The Crescendo from my daughter, niece & nephews.
The whole house was great and my favorite time was sitting in front of the fireplace at 5 am listening to XM watching the snow groomers go by with no one else awake in the home. Bliss!
What a fantastic place! Rip Curl Canada held our Mountainwear Conference at Crescendo in December. This magnificent home, centrally located to skiing and amenities, provided the perfect place for this function. We skied all morning and worked all afternoon and evening – having everyone located in this place made for an incredibly productive and enjoyable conference. Thanks Dr Mitch.
From the Guest Journal – Thanks!
From the Guest Register – Thanks!
Flipkey & VRBO Guest Reviews- 2007-2009
Nick Russell (for December 2009) – Vancouver, BC
The best of Big White – What a fantastic place! Rip Curl Canada held our Mountainwear Conference at Crescendo in December. This magnificent home, centrally located to skiing and amenities, provided the perfect place for this function. We skied all morning and worked all afternoon and evening – having everyone located in this place made for an incredibly productive and enjoyable conference. Thanks Dr Mitch.
Fergus (for November 2009) – West Kelowna, BC
Big White’s Finest – We had 3 generations of family staying at The Crescendo, and everyone from the 1-year-old to the 73-year-old agreed this is the nicest and most impressive vacation home we have ever stayed in. The home is so well-designed that, even with 16 staying together, never once did we feel that we were camped or getting in each other’s way.
Cooking meals was a breeze in a kitchen set-up so well that you could probably cater for more than double the number we had. Then having a dining table that all of us could sit together just topped it off.
The Crescendo truly is an amazing home in a great location at Big White, with easy ski access and very close to the main village. The Crescendo is a true 5 Star experience.
Liz (for August 2009) – San Diego, California
Spectacular! The Crescendo Chalet is amazing! We had a wonderful time in B.C. Spending time with family is priceless! We had great wine, fabulous dinners, and relaxed with the breathtaking views. The house is cool and hip, but very warm and inviting…We will definitely be back someday for ski season. Thank you for making our stay unforgettable! Warmest regards, Liz
Wendy (for April 2009) – Marietta, Georgia
Big Palace – Crescendo certainly felt like its name. A beautiful ski home, right on the mountain, ski in and out. Although I am not an avid skier, I enjoyed the luxurious accommodations and beautiful views. It was also an easy walk into the village for restaurants and entertainment. Having never stayed in a “smart house”, I was amazed by what could be done from one control panel!
This native Floridian in me loved the heated floors. I never felt cold inside the house! There were several memorable aspects to Crescendo, like its wonderful in and outdoor sauna/pool and large movie screen and movie collection. Also, I truly appreciated a kitchen that’s better stocked with modern appliances than the one in my own home!
Cameron – (for March 2009) – Stouffville, Ontario
WOW! What an amazing time we had! This was by far our best family vacation ever. Since our stay back in 2009 we’ve been to Sun Peaks and Whistler: both amazing places to ski! But the kids always talk about Crescendo! The Parents too! You couldn’t ask for a better Ski in Ski out facility at Big White!
The home itself is second to none. From the time you got up till the time you went to bed you felt you got your money’s worth. Spectacular skiing and a Taj Mahal for accommodations. Everything was top of the line, and we felt like royalty. Crescendo exceeded our expectations. The least favorite part was having to leave! Hope all is well and we always think about Crescendo. Thanks again! Cameron
Ira (for February 2009) – Vernon, BC
By Far the Most Outstanding Property on Big White – I was reminded of our wonderful stay at Crescendo (a couple years back ) as I skied by this amazing property past weekend. I have never experienced such luxury at a ski resort. Thanks again for the great hospitality!
Cathy & Murray (for November 2007) – Oyama, BC
An amazing residence on top of the world that pampers you –
We stayed for three days at Crescendo with some very dear friends and had a glorious time! This intuitive, luxurious home welcomes you the second you walk in thru the front door with soft music, discreet lighting and a sparkling fire burning in the huge fireplace in the front room. A welcoming gift of fresh baking and local wine was thoughtfully placed on the kitchen island awaiting our arrival.
Every imaginable detail has been carefully thought out and provided for to make one’s stay comfortable and enjoyable yet exciting and stimulating. The kitchen is of professional quality with a huge gas cooktop, double dishwashers and a plethora of small appliances and cookwares. BBQ facilities are conveniently placed outdoors just a few steps from the kitchen. Guests can sit soft in the adjacent great room and visit with whomever is cooking or perch at the huge kitchen bar and watch food prep.
The panoramic windows in the living room soar to the sky, revealing a breathtaking view of the mountains beyond or skiers gliding by on the ski runs just outside.
The bedrooms are well appointed, all with luxurious linens and private bathrooms. The master suite sits privately aloft the entire house with steam shower, soaker tub and a view forever!
User friendly control screens are placed on the walls in virtually every room providing personalized room temperature, music selection, volume and lighting. Enjoying time in this electronically-advanced home gives one the feeling of being “beamed into the future”! It’s an experience in itself!
Entertainment has been generously provided for with TV’s in the bedrooms, an amazing and comprehensive home theatre room with hundreds upon hundreds of movies at your fingertips, and a wet bar nestled in the theatre room. Board games, ping pong, a workout gym are all there for your use. An indoor/outdoor hot tub/current pool pamper your tired muscles.
Laundry facilities, boot dryers, not a detail has been overlooked! A fantastic chalet! We’ll be back!
Trevor (for October 2007) – Kelowna, BC
Amazing Experience – I was invited to stay at Crescendo with several friends, and it was amazing! We had a blast. Everything at Crescendo was perfect. The entertainment system is absolutely fantastic and the sound system in the house is great. Staying at Crescendo we felt like royalty.
When you go, make sure to try out the indoor/outdoor hot tub as well, you will love it! The hot tub was one of the best things about this place. You can swim under the glass and be outside watching the skiers go down the hill, and if you get too cold you can swim back under the glass and be inside.
Crescendo will get some major upgrades this summer. The first upgrade retires our 450+ DVD collection and Escient server. I know. It’s hard to think of DVDs as being “antiques”, but when it comes to streaming video and Media Servers, DVDs are old school. Instead, we plan to kick-off the summer with more than 600 Movie/TV titles (many of which are BluRay). These will all be stored on hard drives, which stream into the Theatre and play on our 110″ screen. The system we’re looking at, called Drobo.
Looks like Crescendo’s new wireless technology is taking some getting used to.