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

People15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

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.

Price is listed in USD - please see rates and select Canadian dollars from the currency drop down menu.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double futon
    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
  • 3 king beds - two can split into single beds (2 per bed), 1 queen, 1 double bed with single bed above, 2 double futon beds.
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Large, modern, ski-in home, hot tub, sauna, media room,great views,heated floors
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Well appointed chalet for a group ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

Chalet is cavernous - lots of room to serve the needs of a large group. Large Kitchen area serves as a focal point. Bedrooms are spread out. Sauna is a nice touch. Would recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, with a good view, and great amenities. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location with a nice view of the mountains, plenty of space to park but the road is just steep enough that it may be tricky to get out after a heavy snow fall. Sauna and hot tub are great after a long day of skiing, kitchen and common areas are large enough to accommodate a full house.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home with a few of my friends for a birthday celebration. The place is absolutely beautiful...although I was saw all of the pictures online, I was still taken aback with the expansiveness of the place when I walked in. All the necessities in terms of toiletries and kitchen gadgets are provided.

There is plenty of space for a big group of people.

The place was very clean and we did not have any issues during our stay. I would definitely return to this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Thanksgiving Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Tons of space, nicely appointed, and stocked with whatever we needed for the weekend. Great stay in this beautiful home! Will be back no question!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home at the base of kicking horse

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and accommodated our family reunion. The kitchen was large and offered everyone the opportunity to catch up while making meals. The place was a perfect for family members to catch up and for the kids to play.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin in the mountains....like being in a dream!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this beautiful cabin home. We stayed in August so the weather was amazing but I can only imagine how convenient it would be in the winter months for the ski/snowboard fanatics.

The property was clean and well maintained. Super spacious for the kids and other families we vacationed with. Has 2 garages (although one is at an angle that makes it a bit hard to park in especially with the steep slope of the driveway).

Hot tub was well utilised and in great condition (there is a company that comes out to service it and keep the chemicals balanced.)

The kitchen is a DREAM....we spent most of our meals in but there is a beautiful deck and barbecue with an amazing view of the mountains. We didn't get to use the media room or sauna while there, but look forward to using it the next time we come!

The only downside is that there isn't as much for the kids to do at a walk-able distance. Most things would need you to pack up and drive (other than the playground just down the hill) but as long as you are aware of this and either have activities planned in the property or planned to head to Cedar Lake or into Golden this isn't much of a problem.

I would definitely recommend this property to ANYONE and already look forward to returning soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Regular Season
26 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,528
for 4 nights
From
£583
£4,018
 
 
Spring Skiing
24 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£972
for 2 nights
From
£389
£3,564
 
 
Victoria Day
19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,361
for 3 nights
From
£389
 
 
Early Summer
22 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£907
for 2 nights
From
£356
£2,365
 
 
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 3 nights
From
£454
£3,111
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 3 nights
From
£454
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£907
for 2 nights
From
£356
£2,365
 
 
Thanksgiving
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,361
for 3 nights
From
£389
 
 
Early Season
8 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 3 nights
From
£454
£3,111
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,305
for 4 nights
From
£778
£5,249
 
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,407
for 5 nights
From
£843
 
 
Powder days
1 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,268
for 4 nights
From
£518
£3,176
 
 
Peak Season
9 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,046
for 4 nights
From
£713
£4,990
 
 
Family Day
15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,407
for 5 nights
From
£843
 
 
Peak Season
20 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,046
for 4 nights
From
£713
 
 
Regular Season
25 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,528
for 4 nights
From
£583
£4,083
 
 
Spring Skiing
25 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 3 nights
From
£454
£3,564
 
 
Victoria Day
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,361
for 3 nights
From
£389
 
 
Early Summer
21 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,264
for 3 nights
From
£356
£2,365
 
 
Peak Summer
29 Jun 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,009
for 4 nights
From
£454
£3,111
 
 
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 4 nights
From
£389
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,264
for 3 nights
From
£356
£2,365
 
 
Thanksgiving
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 3 nights
From
£454
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£713
for 2 nights
From
£259
£1,685
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £599
Cleaning Fee £180 + 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.

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