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3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. 5* Family Retreat

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Columbia-Shuswap A - Dunvegan

Sleeps 15, Close to the Gondola and Nordic Ski Center. Luxury throughout.

We built our mountainside home to an exacting standard so that our guests could relax in luxury. We have created what we believe to be one of the more unique homes in the area and since we use it often the upkeep and maintenance are well taken care of. Some highlights include:

-SIZE: 3200sqft/297sqm custom designed corner lot home sleeps 11-15 people, 11 in their own beds.

-LOCATION: Ski in/Walk out access to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (walk out being a 4 minute walk up the street). It’s also one of the closest homes to the Nordic Ski Centre for cross-country skiing.

-ACCOMMODATION: 4 bedrooms. Upper level oversize master suite + den, walk in closet and large bathroom creates the perfect sanctuary. Second bedroom on the top floor sleeps a further 2-3 people. Lower level media room contains a further two bedrooms + full oversized bathroom. If needed there are two double sofa beds, a large day bed and a Pack n' Play/Baby cot.

-RELAX: Master suite contains a deep soaker tub and separate custom built tiled shower, second full bathroom has another tub/shower and another separate shower. Main floor bathroom has a large rain shower just off the mudroom so you can ski/bike to the garage and get straight in. Plenty of couches and reading nooks as well as a private 6 person undercover hot tub.

-CUISINE: We love to cook and our full kitchen reflects this, we have included a Bertazzoni Gas range with convection oven and broiler, as well as a slow cooker with rice maker function. Large Fridge/Freezer combo, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks plus coffee maker, toaster and all the utensils you could think of. Undercover BBQ on the main floor deck + indoor seating for 13. Perfect for entertaining large groups.

-TECH: Free High-speed WIFI throughout. Media room contains full home theatre including Apple TV, Free Netflix, HBO, Cable, Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, iPod dock, 50-inch wall mounted plasma and a 5 hidden speaker + subwoofer system. Master suite contains Apple TV, Free Netflix, HBO, Cable, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and a 40-inch plasma.

-COMFORT: Digital Panel heating system controls forced air throughout. Heated flooring in all bathrooms + Garage. Media Room and all bedrooms carpeted. Humidifiers provided in all bedrooms, plus large movable fans for the summer.

-COZY: Large comfy couches, and a huge wood burning fireplace in the great room. Two temperature controlled gas fireplaces located in the master suite and media room. 3 fireplaces in total.

-FAMILY: We created two separate entertainment/living areas, the lower basement level and the master suite level on the top floor. Both the master suite and the basement area are home theatre ready so if kids are watching Disney on one floor the adults can be watching HBO on the other. Want to hang out together? Try the great room with it's roaring wood burning custom fireplace, perfect for family game night and watching the snow fall. We have also included kids utensils plus a high chair for the little ones as well.

-STORAGE: Heated Garage with plenty of firewood and space for skis/boards. The Mudroom off the garage contains a generous bathroom with rain shower, washer/dryer and heated floors to quickly dry out and store your gear.


Equidistant from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the Nordic Ski Centre this custom-built full timber-frame home is perfectly located for you and your group to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. There is plenty to do year round for the outdoor enthusiast, or, if you just want a relaxing week to unwind with the family take advantage of the modern luxuries located throughout the home. The house has been professionally landscaped and the fittings and furnishings are top notch.

Ski in/Walk out access. In the winter months a very short walk up the street and you can strap on your skis/board and ride down to the gondola in minutes. Easily done, even with kids. For ski in, approach the runs located near the pioneer chair and ski in via the 'Westside' run. For avid cross country skiers the house is one of the closest to the Nordic Ski Centre.

Three of the bedrooms have split kings (king beds that can be converted into twin beds). The fourth bedroom contains a double futon and a single bed in the loft near the master bedroom. For additional sleeping needs, there is a pull out couch in the master bedroom along with a day bed. Plus the media room also has a pull out couch. In total, we can accommodate 15 people, with 11 having their own beds. A crib/pack n play is available with a fitted sheet should you need it.

On the top floor the oversize master suite enjoys a sitting area, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, cable TV, Apple TV and next to the sofa bed there is a sound dock for your iPod. The granite detailed en-suite spa bath is accessed via the walk in closet. A small balcony and a large picture window complete this private and luxurious top floor retreat. Another bedroom located near the top of the stairs provides yet another comfortable sleeping area.

The main floor enjoys soaring ceilings, has a spacious fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. A large square dining table easily seats eight people, with another three people seated at the breakfast bar. The living room has amazing views, cozy couches and a large wood-burning fireplace. Just off the living room there is a wrap around deck with an undercover BBQ hooked up to a permanent gas line so you never have to worry about refilling a heavy tank. A sound system with CD player and iPod dock allow you to enjoy your own music by the fireplace. Relax with a glass of wine, your favorite book, and enjoy the 270-degree views. In the summer months open the windows and enjoy the mountain air.

Located just off the main floor through the kitchen there is a mudroom to put your wet clothes, along with a full washer/dryer combo and a bathroom with a tiled shower. This room has heated flooring and drying hooks allowing your clothes and gear to dry quickly. The garage also has heated flooring and racks to put your skis/boards.

On the lower floor there is ample space in the media room with a gas fireplace and a wet bar area. The two other bedrooms can sleep four in split kings. There is also a queen sofa bed and a full surround sound system with a large wall mounted flat screen TV. A Blu-ray player, Apple TV, PlayStation 3, Netflix, WIFI (accessible throughout the home) and an iPod dock are also included. A large second full bathroom with double sinks, separate shower, bath tub, granite counter tops and heated tile floors make for a spacious and comfortable area to unwind after your day on the hill.

Don't forget about the hot tub, which is accessible through the double doors in the media room downstairs.

This luxury mountainside home is perfect for all seasons and leaves you wanting for nothing.

KEYWORDS: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Chalet, Golden, High end, Luxury House, Great location, Family Friendly, Great Views, Ski in ski out, KHMR, Full Timber frame,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jonathan Nesbitt
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Jonathan Nesbitt

I went to Golden and Kicking Horse Resort back in 2006 on what was supposed to be a one off trip. I was so taken with the place that I started building my house in late 2007 and completed it in 2009.

Having extensively traveled the world I still find myself yearning to get back to my 'home away from


This truly is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months to biking, golfing and hiking in the summer, there is something for everyone and you don't have to put up with the crowds of some other year round ski resorts.

I have taken immense pleasure in building what I consider to be one of the most unique and enjoyable homes on the mountain.

It is my wish that you enjoy Kicking Horse and the surrounding area as much as I do. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jonathan Nesbitt purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Jonathan Nesbitt chose British Columbia

The resort boasts some of the best skiing, some of the best biking and hiking and plenty of other adventure activities too numerous to list here. Unlike other over crowded ski resorts Kicking Horse allows you to enjoy and explore the area without feeling like you're in a tourist trap.

What makes this chalet unique

The house is perfectly located for ease of access to the resort and the Nordic Ski Centre. The views of the Selkirk Mountains from the living room and master bedroom are simply breathtaking. Throughout the home no expense has been spared on modern amenities.

A perfect retreat for couples, families, and groups of friends. It's everything you could want in a home and more.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. 5* Family Retreat
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing stay at an amazing house! We were two families of 4 staying for Thanksgiving weekend and it was perfect! Plenty of room for the kids to play downstairs while the adults visited in the living room around the fire. Everyone had their own rooms so the sleeping arrangements were ideal. The home is very tastefully designed and decorated with quality finishes and furniture for a warm and welcoming feel. Everything is very clean, organized and easy to find. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John, we really luck out when we get groups like yours who treat our home with the utmost respect. It was a pleasure to host you and we're hoping it's not too long before you stay with us again sir!
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Wedding week

  • 5 of 5

The Dunvegan house was a great house to rent for entertaining. We had 25 for a BBQ and then an open house with 30 and had lots of different areas to flow and visit in. The fireplace was lovely and well stocked with wood. The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds and linens were very nice. I would rent it again and explore the beautiful area more next time.

Thanks Jon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Coleen, you guys were excellent guests and for having such a large group you left the house in immaculate condition. Thanks again and we can't wait to host you guys in the future!
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Group of guys used this house as a base for a weekend of golfing at the Golden Country Club. Highly recommend both the house and the golf course just down the hill!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jake, most people don't realise how close the Golf Course is to our place, we hope you shot them well! Have a great fall and we'll hopefully see you guys for ski season at some point!
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Super nice home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in golden , bc - this home was more than what we anticipated it to be . It was within Walking distance to restaurants and the gondola on s nice summer day .Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy , new appliances and a nice jacuzzi to rest in .

We loved the rock climbing on the mountain , white water rafting , and visiting banff, lake Louise, emerald lake , canoe and biking in banff , as well as doing the sky trek ropes course in revelstoke . Overall a great home and great vacation in Canada -- loved our stay

The jens - from Florida

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we loved that you took full advantage of the surrounding area. An area like Golden can be a stepping stone for all the great activities that our mountain community has to offer. You guys left great feedback and we're hoping that we can come visit in Florida one day!
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing place to stay! Very spacious and comfortable for our large family. Will plan to stay again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Laura, we're so glad you could stay with us, and glad to hear that the house and area met with your expectations. We hope you had a safe journey home and we're looking forward to having you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home! Everything is so well organized. The mountain view is spectacular! I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brad, we really enjoyed hosting you guys and we also appreciate your great communication as well. Have a great summer and please look us up again when you're next in town.
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
"Best skiing and boarding hands down! If you need a quick refresher course get signed up at t..."
The Kicking Horse Grill -- CLOSED
"Great restaurant in the town of golden. Delicious entrees and great portion sizes."
Grizzly Bear Refuge
"See Boo the bear in the summer months!"
Copper Horse Lodge
"Dine at Corks and be treated to excellent food and an even better wine list."
Eleven22 Restaurant
"Very interesting menu and definitely worth a visit. One of my favs! "
The Golden Taps
"Great place to grab a beer in town."
Peaks Grill
"Ski to the front door, grab a beer and a burger and enjoy the rest of the afternoon!"
Winston Lodge
"The closest place to my house to drink and eat the night away. Awesome hosts won't let your ..."
Kicking Horse Kids Club
"Drop the kids off and worry more about that awesome line you're going to take on the mountain."
Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
"One of the highest places to dine in Canada. Excellent food and the views to match. Open for..."
Nearest Airport
275 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Winston Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golden Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Transcanada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Various. Winston Lodge, Corks and Eagles Eye.
Nearest Ski
350 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Activities include but are not limited to:


Downhill skiing/boarding.

Back country skiing/boarding

Heli Skiing



Ice Fishing



Downhill mountain biking + single track



Sky Diving

White water rafting

Zip line

Grizzly Bear Refuge located on the ski hill

Horseback Riding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Columbia-Shuswap A, British Columbia Mountains

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Oct 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Skiing 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Xmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Pre NY's 2016
28 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Years 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Jan 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Feb/March 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April 2017
13 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Skiing 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Xmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Pre NY's 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Years 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £612
Cleaning Fee £129 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Columbia-Shuswap A in Canada

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Oversize Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Deep soaker tub plus separate large stall shower.
    Oversize Media Room Bathroom (lower floor) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks, separate tub and separate stall shower
    Mudroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Contains large rain shower just off the mudroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Lower Floor, Bedroom 3 - 3rd bedroom, 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2nd bedroom upstairs contains double bed and single bed.
    Lower Floor bedroom 4 - 2nd bedroom has 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Oversize Master Suite upstairs - 1 king or 2 XL Twins + 1 sofabed + 1 daybed + Humidifier
    Media room Sofabed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Media room contains large sofabed
  • Three king Beds or Six twin beds or a combo. One single bed, two queen pullout sofa beds, a day bed and a double futon. All bedrooms carpeted and include humidifiers.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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