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Bear Paw Lodge - A Mountain Retreat Near To Golden & Kicking Horse.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,129 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8-10 Hot tub, Fire pit, BBQ, Air Con, Cycles, Games

Welcome to BEAR PAW LODGE.

Only a short drive from Golden BC and the incredible Kicking Horse Mountain resort you will find Bear Paw Lodge, surrounded by 3 mountain ranges in the beautiful Blaeberry Valley.

Facilities At Bear Paw Lodge include everything you would expect find expect from a top quality vacation home including a large Hot Tub with stunning mountain views, air conditioning, BBQ, Deck with patio furniture, Fire Pit, Horseshoe Pit, Volleyball net, Basketball, complementary cycles and more.

Set in a tranquil 'get away from it all' location with 360 degree views of the Rockies, Purcell & Selkirk Mountains Bear Paw Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning local area and nearby national parks of Yoho, Lake Louise & Banff, or to enjoy the wildlife and relax at the house in peace and tranquility in the mountains.

Bear Paw Lodge is a fully equipped self catering vacation property, furnished to an extremely high standard, which can comfortably sleep 8 -10 people. An ideal and luxurious mountain retreat for your Summer or Winter vacation, you can be sure of a very comfortable stay , with hardwood floors, kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and décor throughout.

The living room is comfortably furnished boasting great mountain views, bedrooms are newly furnished with comfortable beds, linens and duvets. The Kitchen and Breakfast Bar will seat 10 people at meal times. Other features include Satellite TV & DVDs in most rooms, & WIFI internet connection.

With almost 360º views of the surrounding mountains, Bear Paw Lodge offers incredible tranquility and the unique feeling of living close to nature in the heart mountains, with the added bonus of being no more than 20 minutes away from some of the best Winter and Summer activity facilities that Canada has to offer, such as Skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Lake Louise, vast Snowmobiling terrain including local guided tours, Back Country Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Snow-Shoeing, Golf, River Rafting, Hand Gliding, ATV Tours, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Horse riding.

Bear Paw Lodge is the ideal location away from any commercialism, with an abundance of wildlife often wandering through the 6 acre grounds and the vast surrounding terrain. A superb base for exploring in the mountains, visiting the Northern Lights Wolf Centre (only 2 minutes away), taking a short hike to Thompson Falls and the Blaeberry river, or lounging at the end of the day in the hot-tub looking up at the mountains & stars whilst soaking those aching limbs.

Golden is only a short drive away and has an ever growing number of fantastic restaurants for you to wine & dine.

Amanda, our friendly on site Lodge Managers, will be happy to help with queries during your stay. Fresh bathroom towels will be provided twice per week and bed linen changed once per week. Full washing and drying facilities are provided for our guests to use.

Golden is approximately a 3 hour drive from Calgary, heading west on the trans-Canada Hwy 1, or 6 hours East from Vancouver. Other nearby attractions include Lake Louise (55 mins), Banff (1 hour 50 mins), Radium Hot Springs & Panorama Mountain Village (2 hours).

Keywords: Canadian Rockies Vacation Home/House /Cabin

More Details

Jim & Sherry Hewlett
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Jim & Sherry Hewlett

Jim, Sherry & children Shelby & William welcome you to Bear Paw Lodge. We hope that you will come along and enjoy this fantastic location just as much as we do.

Jim & Sherry Hewlett purchased this house in 2007

Why Jim & Sherry Hewlett chose Golden

As UK citizens occasionally spending our holiday time in Golden, we had fallen in love with the area so much that we decided to have our vacation home here. Come out, explore and enjoy because as far as we are concerned, Winter or Summer, there is no other place quite like it!

Bear Paw Lodge is in an amazing location with world class mountain views and the house enjoys a sunny position where you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

We make every effort to ensure that Bear Paw Lodge is presented to our own very high standards, so our guests can be sure of a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and will want to return again and again.

Bear Paw Lodge is proud to bean 'approved accommodation' of Tourism British Columbia.

Please take some time to read our reviews so you can hear about what our previous guests say.

What makes this house unique

Many People come to Bear Paw Lodge simply to relax in a peaceful mountain paradise. There are incredible mountain views from every window and whist soaking in the hot tub,

Many others come to enjoy the incredible local activities available including;

Winter: - Skiing and snow boarding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort,Cross Country Skiing, Heli Skiing, Snow Mobiling, and exploring the nearby national parks such as lake Louise and Banff.

Summer: - Wildlife watching, Mountain Biking, Hiking, River Rafting on the Kicking Horse River, Paragliding from mount 7, ATV Tours and the nearby Northern Lights Wolf Centre.

The house is located 300m from forest service roads so it is very easy to ride, cycle, walk or sled straight into the back-country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible view,clean well kept home,beautiful private setting,truly for myself and my family a home away from home.We really appreciate being able to talk with Jim be it by phone or e mail as if we are old friends very relaxed,trusting folks,we felt very confident after our first conversation that it would be as Jim explained.For us as a family snowmobiling has been a passion and truly the accomadations we enjoyed only made a great thing better,especially the privacy and freedom to sit in the hot tub at 8 in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee or after a days ride to soak away the aches.Also the manager Dan was awesome,the kind of fellow that you could call a friend after minutes visiting,we will return,we can't wait thank you very much.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Golden, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2129 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • Vanity unit, mirrors, hair dryers, full selection of towels in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Sat TV & mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sat TV & mountain views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , DVD TV & mountain views - Ideal room for the kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mountain views
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Fire Pit and logs available for use in large garden, 4 Cycles available (not for mountain biking purposes), WIFI internet connection. Large grass back yard for outdoor games and woodland trails.


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Bear Paw Lodge - A Mountain Retreat Near To Golden & Kicking Horse.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 39 reviews

This property is absolutely brilliant, it is perfect in every way possible, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A piece of paradise set in a truly amazing setting, this property is total perfection and we wish we could have stayed forever. The home itself is of an extremely high standard and has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The views are so gorgeous, total peace and tranquility surrounded by mother nature's finest, breath taking offerings. This home and it's location would have to be our very favourite out of all the places we have ever stayed, we are already planning a return trip. The caretakers are absolutely lovely people, the owner is helpful and easy to communicate with. We could write all day about how truly fantastic this home and all the people involved in our stay were, we feel blessed to have had the opportunity to experience this for ourselves. Thank you Bear Paw Lodge for giving us such heart warming memories, we will most certainly return!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle & family Thank you for such a glowing review, it makes us very happy when we know our guests have made such good memories at Bear Paw Lodge. We hope you have a safe trip back to Australia and we hope to be able to accommodate you again someday. Oh, one last thing, we hear there was a small matter of a marriage proposal whilst you were there???? May we wish you every happiness for the future and we are thrilled the question was popped at Bear Paw Lodge. Best wishes Jim & Sherry
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Leander, TX

Wonderful Views - Lots of summer entertainment - great owners

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in 15-20 VRBO rentals over the years. This was by far the nicest owners. They have provided a lot of entertainment at the house for their guests. Badminton, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Hot Tub, Lots of board games inside, bikes.... and I know I'm still leaving things out. You are about 1 hour from Lake Louise and 1.5 hours from Radium Hot Springs. Plus you have Mountains all around you! The house was also well furnished!

Beds were very comfortable, and the in built in Humidifier was much appreciated!

Really couldn't say anything negative about the place!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason and family Thank you for such a glowing review. We are so glad you all had such a good time at Bear Paw Lodge and we look forward to when you can return. Best wishes Jim & Sherry
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

The house has all the amenities you need but more importantly for us has the feel of a home rather than a rental. Very comfortable with great outdoor space and a proper in ground fire pit which we used whilst the snow was falling. The location is remote but the surrounding area is stunning in the snow and we would return without hesitation. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Enjoy!!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Paw Lodge is amazing and so comfortable. Its truly a home away from home. 9 of us had a great time, with plenty of room for everyone. The house is incredibly well equipped and Shannon our caretaker was most accommodating and helpful. The scenic location and privacy of the property make it a real gem. We look forward to next year and another great adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you all had a great time at Bear Paw Lodge and are looking forward to coming back someday. Thank you for being a great group.
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Everything was great and we all felt immediately at home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Bear Paw Lodge and highly recommend it to everybody!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Canada

Bear Paw Lodge (Annual Ski trip)

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge itself was amazing, the location is not far from Kicking Horse Mountain at all and it added a little more privacy and tranquility to our trip. The view from the place is outstanding and hard to beat at the end of a long ski day, when you are sitting in a hot tub and staring at the mountains

The Lodge itself is equipped with everything you would need for any trip. From a hot tub, all types of speakers, to storage space and kitchen gear. We were overly impressed with the location and the lodge, the storage space for the skis and the boot drying racks.

The lodge slept 9 people comfortably with the option of using a fold away cot for a 10th person.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be trying to make a reservation for our annual ski trip next year, as well as potentially for our summer getaways.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Troy. Look forward to you all coming back to Bear Paw someday. Jim & Sherry
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Golden Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Trans canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Many in Golden
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Quad/ATV riding nearby, Wolf centre nearby, Paragliding nearby, River-rafting nearby.

Only a short drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Ideal Snowmobile location. Complementary bikes available.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Maximum occupancy of Bear Paw Lodge is 10 people. Due to insurance reasons we cannot exceed this number in any circumstances.
Payments are non-refundable.
Please read full terms and conditions on our main website when making your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.