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Mel McCartney

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Minimum Stay nights

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Mel McCartney

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Kicking Horse Cabin Retreat

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Golden Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Loft + Den, Sleeps 15

This idyllic custom log home is perfect for your vacation retreat, for winter, spring, summer and fall!! Note summer activities include gondola to top of mountain for hiking and mountain biking, as well as chair lift to the 'Grizzly bear refuge'. Close by are fishing, golfing, white water rafting on the Grade 4 rated Kicking Horse river.

We are proud to offer our wonderful recreation home, located on the AWESOME ski hill, of Kicking Horse Mountain resort for rent for your short term vacation needs. This great location provides ski in and ski out accommodation for the more adventurous and is also conveniently located near a ski lift. This log based home features outstanding cathedral ceilings, with log beams galore and lots of huge windows to maximize the beautiful surroundings. The main floor features a large fully equipped kitchen and large dining table, and also breakfast bar seating. Main floor also features slate fireplace with gas fire and sitting area.

Laundry and washroom also on main floor.

Accommodation includes on the upper floor, a large master bedroom with private balcony and with large 4 piece master ensuite. Main bath on upper floor with a second bedroom featuring awesome log bunk beds- queen size bed on base and double above. Also on the upper level, you will find a large open relaxing space and a loft area featuring another bunk bed, double size (also featuring as a day bed- to use with TV/PS3 system) and with single bed above. The basement offers an additional retreat, with a large bedroom with large bright window and a set of double bunk beds. Another bathroom (shower room) and also sitting room/TV room.

Amazing views from every window, and outside features a deck , leading to private eight man hot tub surrounded by trees for the perfect end to a great day.

This is an ideal location, being just a few minutes walk to the local pub and restaurants, and for those special occasions, take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the awesome dining experience , 'on top of the world' at the Eagles Eye Restaurant.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mel McCartney (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Melanie,



We had a great long weekend up at your beautiful cabin! Thank you sooo much for having us, as the time was well enjoyed. Two of my party were fortunate enough to see a momma black bear with her cubs.

.......your cabin was more than we could have imagined and we all thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend!



Thank you,

Alyssa
May 2010
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Kicking Horse Cabin Retreat
average rating of 4.93617 based on 48 reviews
5

Awesome retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This property hosted my group wonderfully. We have an annual ski trip and this place made our 2015 trip awesome. The place is better than the photos show. There is plenty of room for 10+ adults, awesome views and a great ski hill. The hot tub company made a service call, they were quick and friendly, he even gave us some mountain tips for the next days riding. The owners are great, Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary Alberta Canada
5

An Awesome Place for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

With two active grandparents, six parents, and five delightful grandchildren under the age of 6 years of age, the cabin was a perfect place and met the needs of each individual. The skiers in the family could ski in and out, and the oldest two grandchildren joined in the experience, with everyone thoroughly enjoying great conditions on the hill. The children who were too young to ski enjoyed great walks and sled rides down to the base of the hill and then up on the gondola to a beautiful restaurant at the top of the hill where they joined the rest of the family. The hot tub was beautiful, and many good conversations occurred after the hill closed. As a family who enjoys great food and conversation, the design of the kitchen and living room accommodated this very well. With three families with young children, the separate rooms and living spaces accommodated their needs, so the babies could sleep with all the action taking place in other parts of the house. Additionally, I appreciated the support that Mel gave us from the time we booked until we were comfortably settled in the cabin. We have rented places in many different parts of the world, and this was among the very best for meeting the needs of our family. I would highly recommend this for families wishing for a fun-filled family skiing vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Has everything you could ever think of!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely one of the nicest and comfortable chalets I have stayed at. Everyone has their own space if needed and the hot tub is amazing after a long day on the mountain. The photos are a little old, but it was to our surprise as there have been updates and a huge smart TV in the basement! Chalet was warm, comfortable, close, and equipped with almost anything you could think of. Ski-in was indeed to within 10 meters (need to walk across the street from the neighbors house). Ski-out was just a little walk around the corner about 30-40 meters. Was great for a little warm-up and stretch before popping the bindings on. Make sure to bring towels as Mel will tell you. They have laundry and even laundry soap and dryer sheets for you to use. We didn't know this and brought our own big bottle. I really do mean they have almost everything you need there! Hotel sized soap, shampoo, body lotion, etc. that you will normally see at a hotel is also left in each washroom to be used too.

The IGA is hard to miss as you need to pass it to get up to the resort. Prices weren't bad at all and even some items were cheaper than what we paid the day earlier in Calgary. Could probably skip the stalking up before as it really will just be easier to shop there. The general store is well stalked, but no eggs, but had bacon and milk for about a dollar or two more than in town.

Kicking Horse has amazing terrain and if you want to keep it safe they have some great groomers, but if you have an adventurous side like we did, then they have a series of steep bowls that are amazing if you have the ability. If renting skis, they have top of the line stuff! I would suggest calling ahead if you know the ski and size you are looking for. I highly recommend getting the $5 insurance as this is quite the rocky terrain in the advanced areas and can hide rocks. Every day I had gouges out of my skis and the rental shop is really good about it if you have the insurance. They said even if the ski comes back in two pieces the insurance covers it.

I cannot say anything about the restaurants or pubs in the area as we did all our meals and drinking at the chalet (it is well setup for it). It did look a little pricey and not a lot of selection of where to go. We stayed midweek, so this may attribute to it being a little dead. Never had to wait in a line to get on the gondola or the chair.

Definitely suggest staying here, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta Canada
5

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We only had a quick one night stay, but we were extremely pleased with the house and it's more beautiful in person. We cooked a dinner for our group and we were very pleased that the kitchen had everything we needed for our meal preparation. Mel was lovely to deal with and the booking process was painless.

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
4

Great home...Great skiing!

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 3 families stayed at this home from Dec 27-30th, 2013. It is a beautiful home that is very well decorated. We had an awesome time skiing Kicking Horse. This ski in/ski out location is very convenient. We looked forward to the hot tub after a long day on the slopes and it was well used by everyone. Melanie is very helpful, positive and great to deal with. We had a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Ski Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at the ski hill, great conditions and a lot of great terrain on the mountain.

The chalet was fantastic, great kitchen with anything you could need. Very comfortable stay with more than enough space and sleeping space for a large group of people. Relaxing in the hot tub after a day skiing was wonderful, and I would recommend this place to anyone looking to go to kicking horse.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Golden Rental Rates

Notes

  • $285-$800/nt - $2000-$4800/wk Canadian Dollars
  • SKI SEASON $675/night,$600 if 3 nights, $550/4 or more nights , $3500/week
    CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR .. $800/night (4 night min)
    REGULAR.. $400/night .... $350/3 or more nights .. $2000/week
    'Other Holidays' and SUMMER (mountain biking/hiking rate ie when Gondola running ) $500/night, $425
    for 3 or more nights or $2400/week
    Visa/mastercard
  • Dates Available: Year Round
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Amenities

Golden Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Bunk
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
Notes:
Bath Towels not provided. Double garage, one large stall will accommodate a truck. PS3/Blueray with two joysticks.

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