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Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet at Khmr - 5 BR,4 Ba, Hot Tub, Heated Flrs

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-11

Contact me for mid-week discounts, last minute discounts, small party size discounts, long stay discounts, filling in a calendar gap discount - basically any if you want a reasonable discount, contact me.

2800 square foot 'True' ski-in/ski-out Luxury ski home - We've rented places that called themselves ski-in/ski-out and find ourselves disappointed when the owners took liberty with the term. This home is a 'TRUE' ski-in/ski-out home. You can ski down 'Bail Out' trail, look to the left and see the back of the home. Turn your skis off the trail, ski down 40 feet and you are at the back door. And when you want to get back on the slopes, put the skis back on and ski out the neighborhood down to the gondola on a trail next to the road. You NEVER have to take a step except to cross the back door threshold going into the home. You don't have to ski the trees, you don't have to sit down or side step and you don't have to be an expert skier. Our home is the closest house on the mountain to a ski trail.

Heated floors, slate floors, wood floors, granite countertops, granite window sills, TV's in bedrooms, dryer with drying center, ski to gondola, ski right to the hot tub and back door, 5 minute walk (or ski) to 5 restaurants, 3 bars, gondola, day lodge, rental shop, lift ticket office, general store, mountain bike trails and horseback riding outfit. Just a short gondola ride to world class Eagles Eye Restaurant. Short chairlift ride to Grizzly Bear refuge. 20 km of groomed Dawn Mountain cross country ski trails are 100 yards from home. 'Bail Out' ski trail is right behind home, no home is closer to the trail than this one. As the highest home in the neighborhood, the home commands the best views of the Columbia and Kicking Horse rivers and the Purcell and Dogtooth mountain ranges.

Kicking Horse Mountain : We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

Golden Golf and Country Club: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Gabriel Higham

We are two avid skiers who bought our house for ski trips with family and friends and eventual retirement. To help pay the bills we rent it out when we aren't using it. We first skied at Kicking Horse in 2004 as part of our yearly ski trip with friends - that year trying out the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies. We had skied Whistler a couple of times and knew we loved Canadians. They are so nice, cheerful and friendly people. Our day at Kicking Horse was the favorite of everyone on the trip. We couldn't believe how great the snow was, how big the mountain was and how few people there were. My wife and I actually got engaged at the top of Lake Louise. She asked me to marry her and I said yes and she presented me with candy lollipop rings (we later upgraded them). Anyway, we looked at buying at the time but weren't in a financial position to do so. But in 2009 we were in a much better position and so we decided to come back to double check if everything we remembered about it was true. It was and we happened to stumble upon a great deal on this home and jumped at the opportunity. With any life changing event there is always a little voice that wonders if you are doing the right thing. That voice went away and never came back after we had to stop for a black wolf in the middle of the road between Banff and Golden. We knew this was the place for us. We hope that you will consider experiencing our wonderful home and get as much enjoyment out of it as we do.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2009

Why Gabriel Higham chose Golden

We love to ski and Kicking Horse has some of the best skiing in North America. We absolutely love the snow and varied terrain of Kicking Horse. And the views are to die for.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Gabriel:

Beautiful home...wonderfull setting, unbelievable ski-hill!! We had 5 kids and 4 adults, lots of space, wonderfull time.



Bob





Bob, Calgary AB.
Mar 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Golden in the Columbia-Shuswap A

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must be out of the hot tub, off external decks and off external house grounds by 11:00 pm. $500 fine for noise complaints after 11:00 pm.
  • No bachelor or bachelorette parties - contact me for consideration.
  • No outside shoes on wood floors or carpets. We provide knitted slippers at the entryway for use in the home. $200 minimum fee for damaged woods floors
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located between bedroom 4 and bedroom 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Game Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Adjacent bathroom shared with other upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bed can be configured as a king or 2 singles
  • Beds, Beds, Beds - We have lots of beds. Not pullout couches or air mattresses but actual beds. And what beds they are. Three beautiful, huge King beds (poster and sleigh), a double trundle that can convert to a King, a double and if you still don't have enough, a futon that folds down to a twin. You'll have a great night's sleep and awake refreshed for a day on the mountain. We also have a child's crib for the wee one.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The View - The front dining area, balcony and Master bedroom window seat all have panoramic views of the Columbia river valley and the Canadian Rockies. Watch the sun rise up through the huge front windows while having your morning coffee. The home sits at the top of a circular road, at the highest point in the neighborhood so you command the best view. - Heated wood and slate floors. Wake up, step off the edge of the bed to a warm, comfortable floor. No more freezing your feet running to the bathroom in the morning. No more putting on socks or shoes to go get breakfast. - Entertainment. Air hockey, table tennis and pool table await you down in the den. Start a nice wood fire in the stove and everyone hang out and play games. We have lots of board games, cards and puzzles for your use. We also have a collection of movies and three TV's throughout the house all with sattelite TV service. Maybe go sledding with the whole family. You won't be bored.

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Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet at Khmr - 5 BR,4 Ba, Hot Tub, Heated Flrs
average rating of 4.818182 based on 45 reviews
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Nice house but!

  • 3 of 5

This house has great potential but is in need of some serious maintenance. The hot tub was cloudy, the advertised air hockey table didn’t work, the barbecue should be repaired or replaced, the furniture in the living room needs to be replaced, two holes in the drywall should be repaired and in general a new coat of paint would help. While we were there the dishwasher wasn’t working. Could easily have been replaced before we arrived.

On the positive side the beds were very comfortable with very adequate bathrooms, and lots of space for 6 adults and 4 young children. The kitchen was reasonably well supplied but could use some frying pan upgrades.

Advertised as the best ski in/ ski out at Khmr! Ski in was fine but ski out required a serious climb to the trails or a walk of a block or two.

In general, we enjoyed our stay but the property needs a lot of work to be called a luxury chalet.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Obviously not the experience we hope guests have. Unfortunately your stay occurred just before the new furniture and dishwasher were installed (literally the day after you left). We also replaced the grill with a brand new Weber Genesis II E-410. We made our best effort to replace them as quickly as possible but Golden doesn't have those things in stock and it takes some time to get them in. In late season the ski-out may not be as good since the snow is melted off the sides of the road which means you cannot ski along it out of the neighborhood. But in that case it is about a 50 meter walk to connect to the ski-out trail. However I was able to ski-out on Wednesday when snow covered the road. I hope that you will consider trying the home again. Gabriel Higham
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Kicking Horse. The chalet was very comfortable and suited our family very well. Sitting in the hot tub watching the snow slowly drift down was an awesome way to end our ski days.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Bryan. Hope you will be back again next year. The quiet hot tub with the snow drifting down is one of the best times on earth. Gabriel Higham
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5

Great family Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to kicking horse resort!! Great people and it's an amazing ski hill. Gabriel is always a great guy to deal with for renting a house!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheryl, Thanks so much for the great review and kind words about me. Appreciate it. Can't wait to have your family back again. Gabriel Higham
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5

Excellent property manager

  • 5 of 5

Gabriel was the ultimate property manager. Looking forward to booking with his company in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martin, I look forward to hearing from you when you plan your next family vacation. Gabriel Higham
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Great location! Ski in/ski out is fantastic, and the home has lots of space for a larger group

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 nights immensely! Kitchen is well equipped and the living areas are spacious. The hot tub is a really great bonus after a day of skiing. BBQ on the deck was another added feature that we enjoyed.

Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Bernie. Hope to have you back again. Gabriel Higham
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5

Heated floors, its ruined me. I can't go home now

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, every room has a real bed. Heated floors are too good.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha - yes heated floors keep my wife very happy. Come back again - we give 10% off to returning renters. Gabriel Higham
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Location

Nearest Airport
290 Kilometres
Calgary International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Kicking Horse Saloon
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golden Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Golden
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Trans Canadian Hwy 1 and BC 95
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Corks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Kicking Horse Resort - 10 minutes from Golden, British Columbia - 3 hours from Calgary, Alberta Airport. Ski-in/Ski-out home. Downhill skiing at your front door. Cross Country ski trails are only 100 ft away. Moutain bike right from home to mountain trails. 5 minute walk to base area, bars, restaurants, shops, horseback riding. Take a Gondola to the world famous Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Take a chairlift to see 'Boo' the grizzly in the Grizzly habitat area located on the mountain. Golf, hang glide, paraglide, raft, fish, hike, climb, canoe, kayak all within 30 minutes of the home. Lake Louis is 1 hour away, Banf is 1.5 hours, Lake Invermere is 1.5 hours, Revelstoke is 2 hours away. Easy drive to Lake Louis Ski Resort, Norquay Ski Resort, Sunshine Ski Resort and Revelstoke Resort. Take a 'wolf walk', hiking with wolves in their natural environment at the Northern Lights Wolf Center.

Other Activities: Boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, basketball, parasailing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, kayaking, health/beauty spa

Golf: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

Ski: Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Golden, British Columbia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Victoria Day
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,091
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
Early Summer
21 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£788
for 2 nights
From
£303
£2,000
 
 
July Long Weekend
29 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,454
for 3 nights
From
£424
 
 
Peak Summer
2 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,363
for 3 nights
From
£394
£2,424
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 3 nights
From
£454
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£727
for 2 nights
From
£273
£2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,091
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
Early Season
7 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£909
for 2 nights
From
£364
£2,424
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,848
for 4 nights
From
£667
 
 
New Years
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,423
for 5 nights
From
£848
 
 
Powder Days
1 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,363
for 3 nights
From
£394
£2,484
 
 
Peak Season
8 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,484
for 4 nights
From
£576
 
 
Family Day
14 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
£3,514
for 5 nights
From
£667
 
 
Peak Season
20 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,484
for 4 nights
From
£576
 
 
Regular Season
24 Feb 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 3 nights
From
£454
£3,120
 
 
Spring Skiing
24 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£909
for 2 nights
From
£364
£2,424
 
 
May Long Weekend
17 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,091
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
Early Summer
20 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£788
for 2 nights
From
£303
£2,000
 
 
Canada Day
28 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,454
for 3 nights
From
£424
 
 
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
£969
for 2 nights
From
£394
£2,636
 
 
Labor Day
30 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 3 nights
From
£454
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£848
for 2 nights
From
£333
£2,212
 
 
Thanksgiving
4 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,182
for 3 nights
From
£333
 
 
Early Season
6 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£909
for 2 nights
From
£364
£2,424
 
 
Holiday
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 3 nights
From
£485
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£606
for 2 nights
From
£212
£1,363
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £559.75
Pet Fee £111.95 + Tax
Cleaning £167.93 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Contact me for discounts including $100 of nights above the minimum stay requirements.
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Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
****GET $100 OFF FOR EACH ADDITIONAL NIGHT OVER THE MINIMUM****
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
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Pet notes: Pet fee is $100 CAD per night. Pet's also require an extra $1000 CAD pet deposit.

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