Whistler Vacation Rentals

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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For those unsure as to which Whistler vacation rentals are right for them, there are online maps that break down each region by the number and types of accommodations available. These maps are offered free online by Whistler's website and show each lodge and condo's proximity to things such as high-speed chairs, gondolas, shopping centers, and mountains. Furthermore, these maps show the major travel routes to and from Whistler Blackcomb as well as the paths and roads that connect the individual lodging areas.

Whistler vacation rentals in Whistler Village proper are located between the major access road that travels north from Vancouver (Highway 99, or the Sea-to-Sky Highway) and Blackcomb Way, which runs parallel with the Fitzsimmons Express lift before curling around to run alongside the Excalibur gondola. Whistler vacation rentals such as Northern Lights, the Tantalus Lodge, and Telemark are situated outside of the village away from all the noise and commotion. Rentals such as The Executive Inn, Whistlerview, and Fitzsimmons Suites, on the other hand, are centrally located within the village for easier access to the slopes.

Whistler Vacation Rentals to the North

A short walk from the village is Village North, where many couples and families choose to stay instead. Rentals here are still close to the action but may require a shuttle service to take skiers directly to the chairs. At the same time, Village North gives guests easy access to some of the area's most popular dining and shopping options, so it's a fine alternative to staying in the heart of Whistler Village.

As you might expect, it's often less expensive to find Whistler vacation rentals in slightly outlying areas. The farther you travel, the more reasonable rates become, and those families that are willing to make early-morning and late-afternoon commutes even during busy season can save a bundle. Even though some Whistler rentals are a hop, skip, and a jump away, they never compromise on the outstanding service for which the resort town is revered.

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