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Large, modern, ski-in home, hot tub, sauna, media room,great views,heated floors

People15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3500 sq ft, 5 bedrooms + loft, 3 bath home, floor to ceiling windows, sleeps 15

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.

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The Pioneer Retreat is a large, relaxing family home with a panoramic view on to the mountain. The house prides itself on having luxury amenities to combine a wide range of needs from those looking for a peaceful, idyllic experience to those who wish to keep in touch with the 21st Century. The Pioneer Retreat offers both rustic charm and modern essentials including internet access, hot tub and sauna.

The Pioneer Retreat, which is ski-in, is located on Dogtooth Close approximately 700m from the Day Lodge/ Gondola and adjacent to the start of the Nordic/Cross-country ski trails.It is also situated near to the resort facilities including restaurants, shops and general store.

'What I like about the chalet the most is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling. The windows make it very light and you almost feel as the sun rises that your sitting outside on the grassy slopes of the mountain' (The owner's comments).

The centre piece is the living room with high vaulted ceiling, two sided wood burning fireplace with views across the mountain and valley; an ideal place for entertaining. There is a well stocked modern kitchen, the central feature of which is a magnificent granite table; sit at the table,especially when the sun rises, and soak up the view through the large windows.

The property is efficiently heated by Geo Thermal with radiant heat on all floors.

Relax in the large private hot tub and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery.Other superb amenities include the wet-dry Finnish sauna, satellite HD TV and Home Theatre, high speed internet including wi fi, telephone (local calls only), BBQ, Washer/Dryer.

Lay out

First Floor comprises:

• A large open plan living space including kitchen and dining area.

• Master Bedroom: King Size bed (sleeps 2) and ensuite.

• Bedrooms #2&3: Each bedroom has “Split Kings” which enables the bed to be used as large spacious doubles or singles. Each bedroom sleeps 2.

• Bed room#4: The bedroom has bunk beds with the bottom bunk double size. (sleeps 2)

• Second Bathroom

Loft Space (sofa bed sleeps 1)

Ground Floor comprising:

• Ski storage; Entrance into large hall; Media Room including gas fire; Third Bathroom and:

• Bedroom #5: There is a Queen size bed (sleeps 2)and also a sofa bed.

Activities: Skiing: The resort has one of the longest vertical drops in Canada and 2,750 acres of big mountain terrain. Try the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on the summit. Cross Country Skiing is accessible at the rear of the chalet- 20 km of maintained trails at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Area.

Summer is also full of activity including mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse back riding and golf.

Keywords: ski, chalet, summer, house

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Gabriel Higham

I am a hard working 40 something who loves visiting Golden and Kicking Horse.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2005

Why Gabriel Higham chose British Columbia Mountains

Kicking Horse is a fantastic ski resort. It is also a great place to stay in the summer for those who enjoy exploring the the great out doors or just chill.The Pioneer Retreat is also well located for visiting the National Parks.

This part of Canada at Golden is very accessible for a British Visitor via Calgary.

What makes this house unique

What makes my property unique is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling.It is very light and airy; as the sun rises in the morning you feel at one with the mountain.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom
    Mainfloor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Located between mainfloor bedrooms
    Lower floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sauna!!! Located off of the second master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite full bathroom
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon bed
    Mainfloor bedroom #3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk bed, double below, single above
    Mainfloor Bedroom #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed that can be split into two singles
    Mainfloor Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Split king that can convert to 2 singles
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
  • 3 king beds - two can split into single beds (2 per bed), 2 queen, 1 double bed with single bed above, 1 double futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Large, modern, ski-in home, hot tub, sauna, media room,great views,heated floors
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Great spot for family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Great facilities for family gathering, spacious, well equiped,great outdoor activities and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Frank. Hope to have you back again soon. You do get 10% off your next stay as a returning renter. Gabriel Higham
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Olney, Maryland USA
5

Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This exceptional winter ski retreat offered the perfect home for our scattered US family to converge as we celebrated a September wedding. The large, well appointed chalet afforded comfortable privacy as well as spacious gathering areas to eat, drink and be merry! We loved hanging out on both the front deck and the hot tub patio! The management is exceptionally organized and provided a "black notebook" with anything and everything we needed to know. We connected with our Sonos App and enjoyed a beautiful sound system. We took advantage of the gondola and eating lunch atop the Kicking Horse Mountain.. great food! We recommend the tour of the Kicking Horse Grizzly sanctuary. We also recommend a trip over to Lake Louise, and eat at the small town of Field at the Truffle Pig Bistro!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great detailed review Kathy. And thank you for allowing us to be a part of your families celebration. So glad we could contribute to such a great occasion. And thanks for all the details in the review. Some great suggestions - I've never tried the Truffle Pig Bistro in Field but I will now!!! Thanks again, Gabriel Higham
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5

Well Appointed Mountain Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is the perfect place to accommodate and entertain family for any special event.

Our family just celebrated our Daughter's wedding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort mid-August. Weather was great, staff at Kicking Horse were extremely accommodating, but most importantly our "Brady Bunch" size family on the Bride's side were well taken care of at this Mountain Chalet. I wish to recognize Gabriel Higham - the owner of Kicking Horse Luxury Home Rentals for recommending this property to meet all our needs - truly a great Property Manager and easy to working with. I highly recommend this property to any large family wanting to celebrate any milestone. Just send Gabriel an e-mail with your requirements - I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Regards

David & Shannon Walker

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David and Shannon, And thanks for allowing us to contribute to your families wonderful occasion. And thank for the kind compliments. I make it a special emphasis to be responsive and a contribution to all potential guests and it's wonderful to be recognized for that. Thanks again, Gabriel Higham
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5

Great Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean lodge. Clear and easy to follow instructions, well equipped kitchen. Host was easy to contact. Pleasant surprise, there was a pool table that wasn't shown in the pictures. Ski lodges built for the winter are often a nightmare in the summer without AC, however the place stayed impressively cooler than we expected despite the record breaking summer temperatures with just a couple of windows open. Would definitely recommend this place if you're visiting Golden.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ayob, Yes - the pool table was brand new for your stay and had not yet updated the listing. Thanks for highlighting it. Also the homes ability to stay cool in summer. With summer temperatures seeming to break records every year it is becoming difficult for some homes to handle. Luckily this homes design is such that it isn't so difficult. Thanks again and hope to have you back. You do get 10% off as a returning guest. Gabriel Higham
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Calgary, Alberta Canada
5

Beautiful Bright Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year bringing a group for a yoga retreat. We were able to prepare great meals in the spacious kitchen and love the high ceilings and big windows. We hope to book it again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nora, So great to have you back. Hope to see you again next year. Gabriel Higham
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5

Spacious, Modern and Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great time at this Lodge; very spacious modern and lots of rooms for large groups. We visited in the summer and there was lots to do, biking, hiking, the gondola and some nice small lakes close by. Lots of bears and cubs! Would be fantastic in the winter months for skiing too!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Craig, You came at a great time to see all the black bear in the area and their cubs. They are so cute. And thanks for highlighting the lakes right nearby. Hope you'll be back again soon. Gabriel Higham
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Location

Nearest Airport
291 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden
Nearest Restaurant
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Golden, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Season
8 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,574
for 3 nights
From
£459
£3,147
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,344
for 4 nights
From
£787
£5,311
 
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,459
for 5 nights
From
£852
 
 
Powder days
1 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,295
for 4 nights
From
£525
£3,213
 
 
Peak Season
9 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,082
for 4 nights
From
£721
£5,049
 
 
Family Day
15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,459
for 5 nights
From
£852
 
 
Peak Season
20 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,082
for 4 nights
From
£721
 
 
Regular Season
25 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,557
for 4 nights
From
£590
£4,131
 
 
Spring Skiing
25 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,574
for 3 nights
From
£459
£3,606
 
 
Victoria Day
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,377
for 3 nights
From
£393
 
 
Early Summer
21 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£361
£2,393
 
 
Peak Summer
29 Jun 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,033
for 4 nights
From
£459
£3,147
 
 
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,770
for 4 nights
From
£393
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 3 nights
From
£361
£2,393
 
 
Thanksgiving
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,574
for 3 nights
From
£459
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£721
for 2 nights
From
£262
£1,705
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £605.75
Cleaning Fee £181.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Contact me for discounts including $100 of nights above the minimum stay requirements.
*****DO NOT CLICK THE BOOK NOW BUTTON IF YOU WANT A DISCOUNT! I CANNOT PROVIDE ONE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE BOOK NOW BUTTON**** - once you have clicked the book you have agreed to book at the price shown and when I accept it the booking is final.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
****GET $100 OFF FOR EACH ADDITIONAL NIGHT OVER THE MINIMUM****
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
Saturday to Saturday stays are not allowed during the ski season.
Save up to 12% with cash payment.
No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Maximum of 12 adults.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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