Fully furnished, two bedroom self contained apartment with no cleaning fee.
We are Maggie Calladine & Bill Usher. Maggie used to teach music, dance, and drama to elementary school students in Golden and has recently retired. Bill is the executive and artistic director of Kicking Horse Culture. We moved here from Toronto in 2001/02 and first lived in a cabin in the Blaeberry Valley. We moved to this house in 2003 and finished the suite addition in 2010. We opened Hawkes Hill in 2015 and very proud to say our guests have voted us SuperHosts for four years running. We named the home “Hawkes Hill” after Thomas Hawkes who lived on the land back in the 1930’s.
We strive to provide a comfortable place for our guests to relax and enjoy their holiday. In return, we ask that guests are considerate and respectful of our home and beautiful environment. No smoking on the property, please. No pets. No visitors. No parties. Upon confirmation of your booking, we will send you our Welcome 'book', which provides additional and helpful guidelines for your visit here.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Cozy spot, beautiful view
Easy to find, very nice apartment- clean and well-equipped, with a beautiful view of the Colombia River Valley. Bill and Maggie were excellent hosts.
Really liked our stay!
We stayed 9 nights in this lovely clean quiet suite with its spectacular view. Maggie and Bill are wonderful hosts and they provide an ideal home away from home for visitors. We too were welcomed with Bill's homemade Ken Forkish Method Artisan bread, it was superb! This location is excellent if you're visiting areas south like Radium and it's about a 15 minute drive to highway 1 to travel to the national parks west and east of Golden. While out one day in Yoho National Park, we had a lot of difficulty finding our hiking destination and we texted Bill asking for advice. He replied immediately and helped guide us to our intended destination. He's been so kind, friendly and helpful, for us, he's the host with most and gets 10/10! We'd love to stay here again in the future. Thanks for everything Bill and Maggie!
A really nice place to stay
Very clean, well equipped, cleaver kitchen design with an awesome view. I wish the listing were clear about bears in the area and the absolute need to bring OFF with you. This is an upstairs unit. Will stay again some day. Thanks!!!
Awesome little place
We loved staying here! Pretty views and Bill was super nice and friendly. We got some homemade bread upon our arrival which add an extra touch of feeling welcome. I highly recommend this place and would definitely come back again :)
Cozy and comfortable
Had a wonderful view of the Columbia River basin. Had everything we needed for home meals, wi-fi, and nearby activities. Bill was wonderful at showing us around. His home baked bread was great! Highly recommend.
Great place to stay with all the conveniences of home. We loved the homemade bread waiting for us when we arrived after a long day of traveling.