Shelter of the Week: An Unreal Ski Lodge in British Columbia

The Place: A 9,000-square-foot imperial mountain palace with seven bedrooms and bathrooms, the Belmont Estate sits on 15 acres of pristine land in British Columbia and comes with every amenity you could want, like a state-of-the-art-media room; and a 12-person hot tub and heated swimming pool — but it also comes with all the amenities that nobody should ever really need like a helipad, private office (don't use it; you're on vacation), a food service elevator, a private chef, and more. And if that's not enough, there are also optional add-ons like your own sommelier, masseuse visits, and villa pre-stocking. Thanks to the warm champagne reception you're greeted with, it's also pretty much impossible to arrive in damper spirits.

The Cost: There’s a seven-day rental minimum, and prices can vary depending on season, length of stay, and which additional services are employed (that sommelier doesn’t come cheap), but prices generally start at about $90,000 for the week (and can go up to $155,000).

The Region: The Estate is in Whistler, a resort town in British Columbia that sits between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and is considered to be one of the skiing capitals of North America; Whistler even hosted many of the alpine events in the 2010 Olympics that took place in neighboring Vancouver, which is 70 miles south. The area is just as much a draw in the summer for a legendary network of dozens of mountain biking and hiking trails that wind for miles across mountains and the surrounding alpine lakes. The Belmont Estate itself sits near to two renowned bike trails, Danimal and, ironically enough, Cheap Thrills.