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Ski-in, Ski-out, large open concept floorplan, floor to ceiling windows, hot tub

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 13. Prices in USD. E-mail to save 12%.

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.

This custom 5 bedroom timber frame chalet sits at the top of the Purcell Woods Close loop. The sunken living room on the main floor features heavy exposed timbers, ceiling to floor windows, a wood burning insert fireplace and large flat screen TV with satellite. The open main floor contains a concept kitchen, dining and living rooms made for a social environment and a small patio off the kitchen with a BBQ. Also on the main floor is a bedroom (considered a den) with a queen with twin above bunk bed, as well as a half bathroom.

The upper floor has a master bedroom with king bed and second room with queen with twin above bunk bed. There is one bathroom to share upstairs with a soaker tub and separate shower. Also on the upper level is a small loft area with a foosball table, overlooking the lower living room. The lower level has the fourth bedroom with a queen bed and a double bed, and the den with another queen bed and a double bed. The second bathroom is shared and has a washer/dryer.

Off the kitchen is a back deck with a BBQ grill and looks down on the hot tub.

To the back of the home is an 8 person hot tub perfect for Apres Ski relaxation.

Baby gates, pak'n'play and high chair are provided for young children and infants.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Gabriel Higham

Glenn and Tim’s adventure on Race Place is a long story but it will suffice to say that at the end of a very long ski day on Christmas Eve, 2005 Glenn was trying to keep up with our daughter’s new boyfriend when he had a wipe out on Race Place. It was knee deep powder conditions, both of Glenn’s skis came off, he slid for several hundred meters, and ended up having to walk most of the way down Race Place with no skis. It took several hours but Tim stuck it out with Glenn and we always refer to it as Tim and Glenn’s first bonding experience. Tim married our daughter the following year. Tim and Glenn are ski buddies to this day and great friends. We never did find the lost skis but we all look for them every time we ski Race Place. To keep the memory alive (although some of us would rather forget it) we decided to name our home Race Place Lodge. We hope you will have an adventure at Race Place Lodge that you will be able to look back on with fond memories just as we do.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2004


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • 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 the exterior decks and off outside house grounds at 11:00 pm. $500 CAD fine for noise complaints.
  • No bachelor or bachelorette parties
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Main floor bathroom - Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom has a large soaker tub and separate shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk with Queen below and single above
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Downstairs bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 queen beds
    Main floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk with queen below and single above
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Baby gates, high chair and pak'n'play are provided. Save some room in your packing for your trip out with the young ones.


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Ski-in, Ski-out, large open concept floorplan, floor to ceiling windows, hot tub
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, very nice (but not so nice that kids are a problem). The hot tub was clean. Everything was there and working...nice linens, board games, Martini glasses - even a collection of flip flops to get to the tub. A true skiers mountain. We'll be back..

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in an excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully laid out downstairs area with open plan kitchen/dining/living room which creates an engaging social atmosphere for a large group. The hot tub was a treat after a day on the hill. Kitchen and cooking facilities were all top notch. Everybody slept comfortably and there was an abundance of extra linen and towels. The property was clean and well presented upon arrival. Gabriel was great to deal with during the booking procedure and made it all very easy. A great experience for any large family or group in a house which won't disappoint...


  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Niall. Appreciate the great review highlighting the property benefits. Hope to have you back again. Gabriel Higham
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A perfect getaway cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from Jan 2-8, 2018. Prior to our arrival, we exchanged a few emails with the property manager, Gabriel, and he was very quick to answer our questions to our satisfaction. He is very professional and nice to talk with. We were 10 and each had lots of room and privacy. All bedrooms are very comfortable. The kitchen is big and perfect for entertaining guest. The house was very clean and has everything one can expect. The large and numerous windows let plenty of natural light in and offer a great view of the surroundings. The house is even equipped with everything for a baby (sleeping park, chair, fence, etc.). That was very practical and safe. Lots of games to play and the kids really enjoyed the babyfoot table. It is a true ski-in/ski-out. We left the car in the driveway the whole week. We truly loved the place and strongly recommend it to others. Steve J, Gatineau.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for putting in the time to write such a detailed review. Should really help others considering renting the home. Hope to have you back again. Gabriel Higham
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Calgary, Canada

Great chalet for large groups and excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was fully equipped with everything our group of 13 needed to stay for 4 days. Plenty of space for everyone to sleep and hangout. Oven, stove, and BBQ worked great and everything needed for preparing meals was provided. Being able to ski back to the chalet was wonderful and made the stay that much better.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation property for a mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Race Place with my family from Dec 30, 2017 to Jan 2, 2018. The property is beautiful and very spacious. We often rent vacation homes and were pleasantly surprised to see how well equipped the kitchen was with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, gadgets and utensils. There was even a high chair and toddler-sized utensils for our 2 year old son. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to take full advantage of Kicking Horse mountain resort, with a ski-out trail that spits you out right in front of the property. Thank you Gabriel for your prompt responses and for helping me to arrange a wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Christina, Great to have you stay and thank you for being such a great guest. The ski-in/ski-out is a great feature of this home and every home in this neighborhood. Hope to have your family back again soon. Gabriel Higham
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Edmonton, AB

The lodge is very spacious and cozy. We were 10 of us and it never felt crowded.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is spacious in every way. From the kitchen to the bedrooms. The hot tub and tub in the Master Bedroom are big and great for relaxation after a day on the mountain. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook a full Christmas dinner from scratch. The wood stove fireplace gives the lodge a cozy feeling with plenty of wood on the wrap around porch. The lodge is also very quiet and private even though it has large windows with spectacular views of the snow covered trees and stary sky from the Master Bedroom. The lodge is clean and suitable for both families and couples. There is a press full of fun board games for evening entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Casey. Hope to have your group back again in the future. We do give 10% off for returning renters. Gabriel Higham
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Nearest Airport
294 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Kicking Horse Saloon
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golden Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Corks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
250 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Kicking Horse Resort - 10 minutes from Golden, British Columbia - 3 hours from Calgary, Alberta Airport. Ski-in/Ski-out home. Downhill skiing at your front door. Cross Country ski trails are only 100 ft away. Moutain bike right from home to mountain trails. 5 minute walk to base area, bars, restaurants, shops, horseback riding. Take a Gondola to the world famous Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Take a chairlift to see 'Boo' the grizzly in the Grizzly habitat area located on the mountain. Golf, hang glide, paraglide, raft, fish, hike, climb, canoe, kayak all within 30 minutes of the home. Lake Louis is 1 hour away, Banf is 1.5 hours, Lake Invermere is 1.5 hours, Revelstoke is 2 hours away. Easy drive to Lake Louis Ski Resort, Norquay Ski Resort, Sunshine Ski Resort and Revelstoke Resort. Take a 'wolf walk', hiking with wolves in their natural environment at the Northern Lights Wolf Center.

Other Activities: Boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, basketball, parasailing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, kayaking, health/beauty spa

Golf: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

Ski: Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £195.91
Damage Deposit £559.75

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
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.