25% OFF THE LAST 3 SKI WEEKS OF THE SEASON - BEST SKI-IN/SKI-OUT LUXURY CHALET

Gabriel Higham

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Gabriel Higham

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25% OFF THE LAST 3 SKI WEEKS OF THE SEASON - BEST SKI-IN/SKI-OUT LUXURY CHALET

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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-11

Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet at Khmr - 4 BR,3 Ba, Hot Tub, Heated Flrs

2800 square foot 'True' ski-in/ski-out Luxury ski home - We've rented places the called themselves ski-in/ski-out and find ourselves disappointed when the owners took liberty with the term. This home is a 'TRUE' ski-in/ski-out home. You can ski down 'Bail Out' trail, look to the left and see the back of the home. Turn your skis off the trail, ski down 40 feet and you are at the back door. And when you want to get back on the slopes, put the skis back on and ski out the neighborhood down to the gondola on a trail next to the road. You NEVER have to take a step except to cross the back door threshold going into the home. You don't have to ski the trees, you don't have to sit down or side step and you don't have to be an expert skier. Our home is the closest house on the mountain to a ski trail.

Heated floors, slate floors, wood floors, granite countertops, granite window sills, TV's in bedrooms, dryer with drying center, ski to gondola, ski right to the hot tub and back door, 5 minute walk (or ski) to 5 restaurants, 3 bars, gondola, day lodge, rental shop, lift ticket office, general store, mountain bike trails and horseback riding outfit. Just a short gondola ride to world class Eagles Eye Restaurant. Short chairlift ride to Grizzly Bear refuge. 20 km of groomed Dawn Mountain cross country ski trails are 100 yards from home. 'Bail Out' ski trail is right behind home, no home is closer to the trail than this one. As the highest home in the neighborhood, the home commands the best views of the Columbia and Kicking Horse rivers and the Purcell and Dogtooth mountain ranges.

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). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

Golden Golf and Country Club: 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks Gabriel:

Beautiful home...wonderfull setting, unbelievable ski-hill!! We had 5 kids and 4 adults, lots of space, wonderfull time.



Bob





Bob, Calgary AB.
Apr 2010
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Gabriel Higham

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We are two avid skiers who bought our house for ski trips with family and friends and eventual retirement. To help pay the bills we rent it out when we aren't using it. We first skied at Kicking Horse in 2004 as part of our yearly ski trip with friends - that year trying out the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies. We had skied Whistler a couple of times and knew we loved Canadians. They are so nice, cheerful and friendly people. Our day at Kicking Horse was the favorite of everyone on the trip. We couldn't believe how great the snow was, how big the mountain was and how few people there were. My wife and I actually got engaged at the top of Lake Louise. She asked me to marry her and I said yes and she presented me with candy lollipop rings (we later upgraded them). Anyway, we looked at buying at the time but weren't in a financial position to do so. But in 2009 we were in a much better position and so we decided to come back to double check if everything we remembered about it was true. It was and we happened to stumble upon a great deal on this home and jumped at the opportunity. With any life changing event there is always a little voice that wonders if you are doing the right thing. That voice went away and never came back after we had to stop for a black wolf in the middle of the road between Banff and Golden. We knew this was the place for us. We hope that you will consider experiencing our wonderful home and get as much enjoyment out of it as we do.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2009

We love to ski and Kicking Horse has some of the best skiing in North America. We absolutely love the snow and varied terrain of Kicking Horse. And the views are to die for.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
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Golden British Columbia Mountains
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

This place is absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
This place is truly stunning. I had the opportunity to stay at this "house" for a few days with about 10 people. It slept everyone comfortably and there was room to spare. Had a beautiful kitchen and large dining room table that accommodated all of us. There was no shortage to bathroom/shower space for people to get ready. The BBQ area outside was fantastic as people were able to relax in the hot tub and around the outside dining area and socialize. In addition, there was a nice fire pit area outside where people were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
This house was great for large parties as the lot backs onto a tree line and the space between the houses on either side is fairly generous. We had no problems with playing music and interacting outdoors.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review highlighting so many of the benefits of the home. I think many people will find it helpful when looking to answer questions about the home and feel comfortable they are getting what they pay for. Please come back again. We do give 10% off for returning renters.
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25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253486
+1 5125479641
Golden British Columbia Mountains
5

Ski oasis

  • 5 of 5
Had fabulous family vacay during spring break. Tonnes of fresh powder , no line ups and a great place to après ski with family.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad mother nature supplied fresh snow for you. Although Kicking Horse seems to get a lot of fresh powder - that's one of the reasons we bought there. And mid-week stays are great since you have the whole mountain to yourself. And you can often get a discount for staying mid-week as well.
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25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
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+1 5125479641
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Austin, TX
5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5
Great home with awesome ski-in/out access to Kicking Horse Mountain. This home is inviting and very comfortable. Great for family vacations and intimate gatherings. One of the best homes in the area.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able stay and thank you for the review - hopefully we'll see you back again soon.
business
25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253486
+1 5125479641
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Austin, TX
5

Beautiful Chalet and a Relaxing Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful spacious chalet with every accommodation you need for a relaxing vacation. Heated floors felt amazing! Convenient access to skiing. Beautiful kitchen and view perfect for entertaining in the mountains. Would recommend to anyone!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Christine and hope that you'll be back again next year.
business
25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253486
+1 5125479641
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Austin, Texas
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Place was clean and well maintained. You can tell the owner really cares. Plenty of room for a couple of families or medium sized group to not feel cramped. Cozy and comfortable, felt like a home away from home (but with a much better view). Kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms are nice. Feels like a home and not like a rental property. I would say this is the perfect tradeoff between price and "niceness"
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
25% off the last 3 ski weeks of the season - Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253486
+1 5125479641
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Austin, TX
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5
What's not to like? Perfect location makes ski-in/ski-out a breeze. Fantastically appointed, immaculately kept and wonderfully comfortable. Hot tub is perfect after a long day of skiing. Would definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeff, thanks for the reviews on both homes. Hope to see you again next year.
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Map

Map

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). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Golden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 21 2014 - Dec 4 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$350
C$1,950
 
 
Early Season
Dec 5 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$550
C$4,250
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$1,100
C$7,400
 
 
Powder Days
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$550
C$4,350
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$1,000
C$6,700
 
 
Regular Season
Feb 22 2015 - Mar 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$750
C$4,850
 
 
Spring Skiing
Mar 22 2015 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$550
C$4,350
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 12 2015 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$350
C$1,950
 
 
Summer
May 29 2015 - Aug 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$500
C$3,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2015 - Sep 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$350
C$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$60 + Tax
Pet Fee C$200 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
****GET $100 OFF FOR EACH ADDITIONAL NIGHT OVER THE MINIMUM****
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
Pet Fee is $100 per night plus an additional $1000 pet deposit.
25% of rental rate is due immediately to reserve the home. The remaining payment is due 45 days from arrival. The damage deposit is due 1 week before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King or Double
    Loft - 1 double
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beds, Beds, Beds - We have lots of beds. Not pullout couches or air mattresses but actual beds. And what beds they are. Three beautiful, huge King beds (poster and sleigh), a double trundle that can convert to a King, a double and if you still don't have enough, a futon that folds down to a twin. You'll have a great night's sleep and awake refreshed for a day on the mountain. We also have a child's crib for the wee one.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Air Hockey
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The View - The front dining area, balcony and Master bedroom window seat all have panoramic views of the Columbia river valley and the Canadian Rockies. Watch the sun rise up through the huge front windows while having your morning coffee. The home sits at the top of a circular road, at the highest point in the neighborhood so you command the best view. - Heated wood and slate floors. Wake up, step off the edge of the bed to a warm, comfortable floor. No more freezing your feet running to the bathroom in the morning. No more putting on socks or shoes to go get breakfast. - Entertainment. Air hockey, table tennis and pool table await you down in the den. Start a nice wood fire in the stove and everyone hang out and play games. We have lots of board games, cards and puzzles for your use. We also have a collection of movies and three TV's throughout the house all with sattelite TV service. Maybe go sledding with the whole family. You won't be bored.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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