The Pioneer Retreat is a cosy, relaxing family home with a panoramic view on to the mountain. The house prides itself on having luxury amenities to combine a wide range of needs from those looking for a peaceful, idyllic experience to those who wish to keep in touch with the 21st Century. The Pioneer Retreat offers both rustic charm and modern essentials including internet access, hot tub and sauna.
The Pioneer Retreat, which is ski-in and ski-out,is located on Dogtooth Close approximately 700m from the Day Lodge/ Gondola and adjacent to the start of the Nordic/Cross-country ski trails.It is also situated near to the resort facilities including restaurants, shops and general store.
The centre piece is the living room with high vaulted ceiling, two sided wood burning fireplace with views across the mountain and valley; an ideal place for entertaining. There is a well catered modern kitchen, the central feature of which is a magnificent granite table; sit at the table,especially when the sun rises, and soak up the view through the large windows.
The property is efficiently heated by Geo Thermal with radiant heat on all floors.
Relax in the large private hot tub and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery.Other superb amenities include the wet-dry Finnish sauna, satellite HD TV and Home Theatre, high speed internet including wi fi, telephone (local calls only), BBQ, Washer/Dryer.
Lay out: First Floor comprises:
• A large open plan living space including kitchen and dining area.
• Master Bedroom: King Size bed (sleeps 2) and ensuite.
• Bedrooms #2&3: Each bedroom has “Split Kings” which enables the bed to be used as large spacious doubles or singles. Each bedroom sleeps 2.
• Bed room#4: The bedroom has bunk beds with the bottom bunk double size. (sleeps 2)
• Second Bathroom
Loft Space (sofa bed sleeps 1)
Ground Floor comprising:
• Ski storage; Entrance into large hall; Media Room including gas fire; Third Bathroom and:
• Bedroom #5: There is a Queen size bed (sleeps 2)and also a sofa bed.
Attractions and Activities: Activities: Skiing: The resort has one of the longest vertical drops in Canada and 2,750 acres of big mountain terrain. Try the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on the summit. Cross Country Skiing is accessible at the rear of the chalet- 20 km of maintained trails at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Area. The resort has a ski school.
Summer is full of activity including mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse back riding and golf.
Top Family Attractions include the grizzly bear refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, take the Golden Eagle Express Gondola to the top of the mountain for panoramic views of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains and Columbia River Jet Boat Safaris.