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Crescendo:  in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY.
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Crescendo:  in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY.
Crescendo's distinctive look and uncompromising design is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, of contemporary ingenuity.
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Crescendo:  in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY.
Crescendo's distinctive look and uncompromising design is a testament to architectural genius.
A work of Art, actually, of contemporary ingenuity.
From the Great Room & Master Ensuite, views through 30' of glass open to the ski slope.
No problem finding your way back to Crescendo, even after partying a little too hard at the village.
At night, Crescendo transforms into a luminous architectural masterpiece.
But the daytime view ain't too bad either.  Agreed?
Especially here, as viewed from the tunnel (entry to Village), & from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs.
Boarding back from the Village to take a ... a look at who's already started their Après activities.
Oh, you started without me.  Glad I slowed my approach, or I may have joined you all prematurely.
Ahhh ...
More Ahhh ...
Even More Ahhh ... Join us already!
Our SwimGym allows stationary lap swimming, against a current set to a level of your choosing.
Crescendo not only sleeps 22 guests, but our indoor-outdoor Jacuzzi accommodates that many as well.
Grandma and grandkids enjoying Crescendo's Jacuzzi...Especially the indoor portion.
A view of the slopes and our ski-in entry, from inside Crescendo's toasty Pool Room (24 C, 75 F).
Guests enjoy Crescendo year-round.  Late Spring to early Fall, in fact, are my favorite periods.
Just take a look at our Outdoor Play areas, where you'll find resort-like comfort.
During the day, move freely between our pool & picnic table areas.
Later, seated around our gas-fired Fire Table, enjoy the sunset ...
... and the extraordinary views.  Yes, they exceptional, too, even after the snow has said Goodbye.
Your chef will enjoy the experience with you, as our Grilling Station is  just outside the kitchen.
A 38” Napoleon Grill (that’s 42 hamburgers), built into & surrounded by granite-topped bar seating.
When it comes to providing an awesome gourmet experience, we’ve got you covered both inside and out.
Notice the pool's perimeter?  That's right, it's geothermally heated to snow-melt temperatures.
Perimeter may not be toasty to the feet, but when sitting outside the pool, your rear won't freeze.
Our Pool Rm's windows are coated with energy saving film.  What's reflected looks quite cool, too.
Want to enjoy your friends near the Jacuzzi, but not in the Jacuzzi?  Well ...
You'll appreciate, then, the seating we've added to that area:  especially after the snow has melted
The entire space around both the Patio and Pool areas have been leveled, tiered, and landscaped.
Transitioning between the two areas is seamless, accommodating seating for more than eighty people.
Whether for an event (e.g., wedding) or for an intimate romantic dinner for two, we're open, always.
Crescendo - the jewel of Big White ...
... be it during the summer, or ...
... be it during the winter.
In our Rec Room (original our Garage), for you Card Sharks, we have a Poker Table that seats six.
Woo hoo!  I'm all in!
For you tennis players, we have ... no, we don't have tennis courts.  We have a Pro Ping Pong table.
For you Billiards Buffs, we have Bumper Pool.  C'mon buddy, it's just a friendly game, right?
The Theatre & Game Room are our flexible bedrooms ...
... meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms.
Again?  OK, Game Room here, and ...
... then Bedroom here ...
... and here.  The moveable glass wall and blinds block-off the room for privacy when needed.
Crescendo’s Media Room is outstanding!  A 110” screen, 7.1 surround sound (along with 2 subwoofers).
1200+ movie titles are at your fingertips, literally, selected by scrolling their electronic jackets
The Theatre can convert to a bedroom, with 3 custom Wall Beds:  each with it's own custom cabinetry.
By design, every room at Crescendo offers its own unique experience, ...
... but the Great Room has always been Crescendo's focal point.
The views from that room, too, are to die for.
Here, while his parents relax on the couch, Zach gives a check-in signal before taking another run.
By design, our Great Room not only opens to the slope, but to the kitchen and dining areas, as well.
Sure, Crescendo's fireplace is truly stunning, but ...
... the atmosphere it creates is infectious:  in the Great Room, in the Dining Room, and ...
... in the Kitchen.
In all, our custom fireplace contributes uniquely to Crescendo's tranquil ambiance.
We next tour the Dining Room, which in the photo you can see to the right of the Kitchen.
This view is taken from the point at where the Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room meet.
View of our Dining Room & spiral staircase:  1/2 level down to Theatre, up to ski entry & bedrooms.
Speaking of views, the ones from the Dining Room are majestic.
The views from the Dining Room, in fact, are majestic day and night, regardless of the season.
Between the Dining Room and the Kitchen Island, more than 22 adults can dine together.
Crescendo's Gourmet Kitchen:  Viking, SubZero, Miele...nothing but the best.
Our ski-entry hall has two washers and two dryers:  both commercial-sized.
Serpentine glass block walls provide just the right amount openness and separation of space.
We get a kick out of the audible gasps from our guests, the first time they see our Guest Bedrooms.
Every room at Crescendo has spectacular views, and the Master Suite is no exception.
Everything about Crescendo is spacious:  the Master Ensuite, inclusive.
By itself, in fact, Crescendo's Master Suite IS a private retreat.
Every bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the Master Ensuite is especially sweet.
2 sinks & a 2-person steam-shower.  The view from the 2-person jetted tub, though, is breathtaking.
Did I mention that the Master Suite is REALLY sweet!
Yes!  I so deserve this!
Bottom's up!  If susceptible to vertigo, you might not want to take in this view.
Holidays at Crescendo are wholly magical.
For the holidays, our 12' Christmas Tree adds a festive note to the Great Room's rich ambiance.
Weddings at Crescendo are quite memorable.
Weddings at Crescendo are dramatic, as well.  What a gorgeous bride!
The ceremony ...
... the crew, the ambiance ...
... the meal:  mmm...
... the guests ...
... and, of course, the toast to the Bride (especially) and the groom.
The newlyweds.  View from the pool to one of Crescendo's decks.
Hmmm.  What are they up to?
Hmmm.  Is this foreplay or after-play?  Oh well.  Either way, it's newlyweds having fun.
Ahh...Summer weddings at Crescendo are breathtaking.
What a great moment?  Our goal, in fact, is to help to create memorable experiences.
A proud dad, an angelic bride.
Do you ... I do.
There is virtually no limit, with a slopeside wedding, and ...
... the photo opportunities are endless.
The bridesmaids getting ready for makeup and hair.  Fun, fun, fun.
And here are the bridesmaids with the groomsmen.
Rub-a-dub-dub, all the bridesmaids in a tub:  the Master Ensuite tub, that is.
Incredible!
Night or day, there is something magical about white weddings.
A memorable moment - captured.
Honey, let's ditch the wedding party and go Snowboarding!  Do you think anyone will notice?
It's arrived!  Biking at Big White.  Grand opening June 2017.
Big White officially began constructing a world-class, lift-serviced mountain biking experience.
The trails have been master-planned by the industry's best.
The authentic, grassroots biking adventure, is slated for enduro, downhill, & freeride experiences.
Family flow trails provide feature rich learning environments, encouraging controlled trail speed.
Expert and pro-level trails, though, are available to more experienced, ...
... more competitive ...
... more aggressive ...
... did I say more competitive ...
... riders.
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Big White, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

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Margo B
1 review
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 21 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Staying here was an incredible experience! From the location right in the heart of the mountain, to each and every amazing room, to the views from all the windows, the luxury and detail throughout the home, etc., it really was a special place to stay. The website was very accurate in the description and pictures of this home. I appreciated how clean it was, and ready for our stay. It easily accommodated a large group, but also felt cozy even when most of the group left. I would highly recommend it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Dec 2016
Margo, Mitch here, Crescendo's owner. Thanks so much for your kind words. I love sharing Crescendo, and am so glad that you enjoyed the home. Merry Christmas! Mitch
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Alexmacan...
Hoi An, Vietnam
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hub for weekend wedding festivities”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed at Crescendo for our wedding in August. The mountain has started staying open in the summer months only recently, which means it's basically deserted. The house had everything we needed to host a couple of events. While only a handful of our guests actually stayed at the house, we comfortably hosted nearly 50 people for cocktails and a barbecue. The other guests were all able to find affordable accommodation elsewhere on the mountain - even at the last minute. The house served as a perfect launch point for golf, vineyards, and other activities down in Kelowna. Mitch and his staff were extremely accommodating. "The house is built for fun" was a line we heard a few times. As long as your guests are respectful, they are open to the house being used to its full potential as a great place for celebration and mingling. We had our dinner at the Globe restaurant - which served an incredible meal and is only a few hundred meters away - and then walked back to the house with our guests where a bartender kept everyone happy all night long.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Thanks Lori/Alex for the great review. I love the things you highlighted in your review. Yes, the house was definitely built for fun, and to assist with creating lasting, memorable experiences. It sounds like you all used the house to its full potential, too, which we love to see.

Using Crescendo, too, as a launching point for activities surrounding Kelowna and the Okanagan area, too, is not only inventive and clever, but extremely practical. Where else can 16 or so golfing buddies stay under the same roof. Arrangements with Discover Okanagan Tours (@skiandwine), in fact, can be made to shuttle the entire group to/from Crescendo and Kelowna events.

True, too, that summers at Big White have traditionally been rather tranquil, to say the least. While next summer (2017) will be Big White’s grand opening for mountain biking, I do think Big White will remain a rather tranquil summer resort for some time.

Thanks for taking the time to post a review about us. Thanks, too, for the thoughtful review.

Best!

Mitch
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Tamara C
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Impressive”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Our weekend at Crescendo was wonderful! Mitch was always accessible in advance to help us plan our trip. Sheila gave us an incredible orientation upon arrival. Discover Okanagan provided impeccable service during our wine tour from start to finish. Jude and her staff from the Globe went far above and beyond what we had expected for the catered dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and connecting us with so many wonderful people who made our weekend perfect. The guest of honour was in awe. All of our guests stated that the pictures do not do this home justice. It was better than they expected! We would certainly recommend Crescendo to others!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jul 2016
Love it! Thanks so much Tamara. The home, of course, is incredible, but we truly try so very hard with our service to ensure an incredible experience. We love being able to provide the backdrop for lasting memories to be created, but we especially love having guests like you. Best, Mitch
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Mary N
Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family Get a way”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Beautiful property and high end furnishings. My parents was definitely impressed. Lots of room so that everyone can do their own thing or get together at the property. Love the pool.

The only thing my family had complained was the drive to the property from Kelowna ( a little over an hour more) but it was definitely worth it. I would definitely come back again.

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Liked best: Lots of entertainment room that accomodates our large family
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thanks Mary! You captured one of the great aspects about Crescendo, which was a goal of mine during its design phase. I wanted a place where I could enjoy a) being there by myself, without there being a lot of wasted unused rooms; b) going there with friends and family (lots of us), stay under the same roof, but still not feel cramped, and also be able to do my own thing when I wanted without interference. Distance from Kelowna: Yepper. It's about 30 minutes from Crescendo to the "beginning" of Kelowna proper. At that point, it depends on so many variables: where in Kelowna one's going, time of day (traffic). From Crescendo to the airport it takes about 45 minutes. Best! Mitch
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RodneyCol...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Best Experience you could have in Big White”
Reviewed 6 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Although I was thoroughly impressed by the pictures online when booking, they do not do it justice with all amazing a place this is. This was our 4th time at Big White for our corporate retreat and the best experience we have ever had. A big part of our retreat is the ability to live together, cook together and accomplish very specific meetings, with the whole group and to have small break out discussions. The space was phenomenal for all of the this! If culture and outcomes are important this house will allow you to accomplish both. In addition to the amazing house and location the Owner and Staff were first rate. They understand and care about the experience you have. Thank you

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 May 2016
Rodney - What can I say, except, "Thanks for thinking of us, and thanks for writing such a thoughtful and informative (not to mention, favorable) review." We loved having you all. Believe it or not, we've been hard at work already, with our annual upgrades/improvements. Our new Great Room couches have already arrived. Wait, though, till you see our new outdoor Napoleon BBQ grille top, with granite counter/island and bar seating! Look for our annual Newsletter, which we email around July of each year.
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