|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This spacious 4 bedroom log home is an exceptional property for winter, spring, summer, skiing, hiking, rafting, or golf vacations, and for wedding celebrations. You can ski in/out of our chalet and quickly be at the kicking horse mountain resort gondola. We are surrounded by six national parks and spectacular mountain views. Located on golden avenue this friendly and welcoming home is an ideal gathering place for friends and families.
The chalet is on 2 floors, with a large open living, dining, and kitchen area. There is a large stone fireplace and a wood burning stove that together create a cozy atmosphere. The open-plan kitchen offers slate counter tops, high-end stainless appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. The adjacent dining area seats 10-12 comfortably.
Just off the large living area on the main floor, is the master bedroom, which features a heated-floor bathroom with shower, and a jacuzzi. The master opens onto a large south facing terrace that has direct access to the hot tub which accommodates up to 8 people.
Also on the main floor is a 1/2 bathroom, laundry room, and access to the heated garage, where we store our skis and plenty of dry firewood.
A large stair case leads to our 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with heated floors, and an open-plan loft area with television and extra sleeping accommodations.
The chalet has multiple terraces on both floors that face the mountains and the surrounding valley.
Kicking horse mountain resort is located in the dogtooth range of the purcell mountains, 14 km above golden, british columbia. Surrounded by the towering peaks of two other mountain ranges – the rockies and selkirks – it is also close to six of canada’s most spectacular national parks: banff, jasper, kootenay, yoho, glacier,and mt. Revelstoke.
Kicking horse is 2.5 hours west of calgary (270 kilometers) on the trans-canada highway, and just 1.5 hours west of banff (145km).
We spend 4 wonderful days and 3 nights in this exceptional chalet. My wife and I, my son and his partner, my daughter, my mother-in-law, my brother and a friend were at Kicking Horse for my other daughter's wedding on top of the mountain and an after wedding gift opening reception the next day. The open plan provided plenty of room for all the preparations including the photographers, hairdressing and makeup teams for the bridal party before the wedding and about 30 guests for the gift opening. The well appointed kitchen was perfect. We had more than enough seating. The windows in every room provided spectacular views of the mountains all around us when the sun came out on the morning of the wedding! We never felt crowded. It was big enough we could mingle or you could escape if you wanted privacy. We loved the wood stove and nestling into the comfy couch and chairs after the crowds left. Relaxing in the hot tub with a million stars made us feel we were in heaven! We would love to come back when the snow is on the ground and would recommend this chalet most highly to others!
We are a group of 2 families, total of 7 in all, traveling together and the chalet was the perfect size for all of us. Each teenager had their own room and bathroom as well as the adults. Very spacious with lots of room and character. We stayed during the summer month and just missed the opening season of the Kicking Horse Resort, however it was a great location and close to Lake Ohara and Mt Robson. The chalet was welled equipped with many imenities, we especially loved the hot tub and the foot massager after long hikes. Thanks to the owners for sharing their home.
We went up as a group of 8 to ring in the New Year and enjoy the great skiing that kicking horse has to offer. The location was a 3 minute walk from the hill and our group was blown away by how great the chalet was. Everyone slept comfortably thanks to the comfy beds. The kitchen was fully stocked and was set up to cook large meals with ease. The living space was great and cozy - a perfect spot to lounge around after a great day of skiing. If there was any issue or question with the place, Lisa - who I'm assuming is the property manager on lacation - was there within minutes. She also did a great job of checking up every day to make sure there were no issues. Geoff, the owner of the chalet was also very helpful and made the reservation process a breeze. We had bunch of questions for him before booking and he went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we had the best stay possible. He even followed up with us after the stay to make sure we had a great time. I can't recommend this place enough!
Thanks Lisa and Geoff for making our stay so great!
Had a wonderful stay in this lovely ski lodge between Christmas and New Year's. We have a large family but there was plenty of room for everyone which included 10 adults and a toddler, with everyone able to sleep in beds as there are enough bedrooms and an additional 2 singles in the loft area. The beds and pillows were so comfortable! The full-size kitchen was great for preparing meals, equipped with lots of dishes, pots and pans and even pantry staples and spices. The large fridge held all of our supplies easily, gas stove/oven worked really well, as did the dishwasher. Large table was big enough for all of us to sit down for meals together. Spent evenings in the large living room watching movies and playing games, would have loved to light the beautiful fireplace or the wood stove to make for a super cozy evening, but chose not to because of our granddaughter cruising around. Maybe next time! The hot tub was another highlight, what a great way for everyone to spend time relaxing after skiing all day, or even to jump in for a while after a few morning runs, then head back up to the hill again. The proximity to the hill from this location made that so easy as the ski trail to the lift area is just a couple of houses down. What a treat for everyone to be able to ski for a while, head to the house for lunch or snacks and a hot tub, then go back for a few more runs!
We stopped in Golden on our way up and stocked up on groceries, beer and wine. There are also restaurants and anything else you would need in town. Up at the hill there is a small convenience store that carries a little bit of everything as well. Rentals on the hill were reasonable and equipment was great. Nice ski shop too. There is a day spa where some of our group went for massages and facials to rave reviews. The pub/restaurant is a fun place with great food and this is where we went on our last night for supper out. Great end to a great vacation.
I would highly recommend this property for a family vacation, the owners are accommodating and easy to get in touch with and quick to return messages to answer any questions. They also have a housekeeper who lives close by in case there is anything you need. Overall, a great time and a true ski vacation!
We were a group of ladies who were looking for a relaxing getaway where we didn't need to book seperate rooms and could cook big meals together. We found it here at this lovely home, and couldn't have been happier with our choice.
In particular, we were impressed with the set up. There was more than enough seating for our party, enough beds and bedding, and the kitchen was fantastic. Instead of finding ourselves short on pots or pans, we had more than enough of everything (including Le Creuset which we all loved!). We were very close to the hill and loved the ski in/ski out options. There was also plentiful chopped firewood available for our use which was very generous and convenient.
All the girls loved it and we would definitely book this property again. The owners Geoff and his wife were also wonderful to deal with, and made sure to answer all our questions and with within our needs. That was much appreciated.
Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
Snowboarding, hiking, health & beauty spa
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£946|
|Cleaning||£126 + Tax|
Cancellation Policy: full refund if notified with more than 60 days notice. If you must cancel within 60 days of your stay, we will refund depending on our ability re re-rent the chalet.