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3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. Huge Master Suite.

Jonathan Nesbitt

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Jonathan Nesbitt

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
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Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. Huge Master Suite.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Golden House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 15, Close to the Gondola and Nordic Ski Center. Luxury throughout.

**RENOVATIONS TO COMMENCE IN APRIL 2015 AND FINISH IN MAY 2015

-New 4th bedroom in the loft area allowing the maximum occupancy of the home to increase from 12 to 15 people

-New main floor shower directly off the mudroom creating a 3rd full bathroom

-New larger tiled shower in the downstairs main bath

-New large viewing window in front of the dining table to bring in more light**

We built our mountainside home to an exacting standard so that our guests could relax in luxury. We have created what we believe to be one of the more unique homes in the area and since we use it often the upkeep and maintenance are well taken care of. Some highlights include:

-SIZE: 3200sqft/297sqm custom designed corner lot home sleeps 11-15 people, 11 in their own beds.

-LOCATION: Ski in/Walk out access to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (walk out being a 4 minute walk up the street). It’s also one of the closest homes to the Nordic Ski Centre for cross-country skiing.

-ACCOMMODATION: 4 bedrooms. Upper level oversize master suite + den, walk in closet and large bathroom creates the perfect sanctuary. Second bedroom on the top floor sleeps a further two people. Lower level media room contains a further two bedrooms + full bathroom. If needed there are two double sofa beds, one double futon, Pack n' Play/Baby cot and a large day bed.

-RELAX: Master suite contains a deep soaker tub and separate custom built tiled shower, second full bathroom has another tub and separate shower. Main floor bathroom has a large shower just off the mudroom. Plenty of couches and reading nooks as well as a private 6 person undercover hot tub.

-CUISINE: Full kitchen includes Bertazzoni Gas range with convection oven and broiler. Large Fridge/Freezer combo, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks and more. Undercover BBQ on the deck + indoor seating for 13. Perfect for entertaining large groups.

-TECH: Free High-speed WIFI throughout. Media room contains full home theatre including Apple TV, Free Netflix, Cable, Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, iPod dock, 50-inch wall mounted plasma and a 5 hidden speaker system. Master suite contains Apple TV, Free Netflix, Cable, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and a 40-inch plasma.

-COMFORT: Digital Panel heating system controls forced air throughout. Heated flooring in all bathrooms + Garage. Media Room and all bedrooms carpeted. Humidifiers provided in all bedrooms.

-COZY: 3 Fire places. A large wood burning fireplace in the great room and two temperature controlled gas fireplaces located in the master suite and media room.

-STORAGE: Heated Garage with plenty of firewood and space for skis/boards. The Mudroom off the garage contains a generous bathroom with shower, washer/dryer and heated floors to quickly dry out your gear.

FULL DESCRIPTION: -

Equidistant from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the Nordic Ski Centre this custom-built full timber-frame home is perfectly located for you and your group to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. There is plenty to do year round for the outdoor enthusiast, or, if you just want a relaxing week to unwind with the family take advantage of the modern luxuries located throughout the home. The house has been professionally landscaped and the fittings and furnishings are top notch.

Ski in/Walk out access. In the winter months a very short walk up the street and you can strap on your skis/board and ride down to the gondola in minutes. Easily done, even with kids. For ski in, approach the runs located near the pioneer chair and ski in via the 'Westside' run. For avid cross country skiers the house is one of the closest to the Nordic Ski Centre.

Three bedrooms have split kings (king beds that can be converted into twin beds). The fourth bedroom contains a double futon in the loft near the master bedroom. For additional sleeping needs, there is a pull out couch in the master bedroom along with a day bed. Plus the media room also has a pull out couch. In total, we can accommodate 15 people, with 11 having their own beds. A crib/pack n play is available with a fitted sheet should you need it.

On the top floor the oversize master suite enjoys a sitting area, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, cable TV, Apple TV and next to the sofa bed there is a sound dock for your iPod. The granite detailed en-suite spa bath is accessed via the walk through closet. A small balcony and a large picture window complete this private and luxurious top floor retreat. Another bedroom located near the top of the stairs provides yet another comfortable sleeping area.

The main floor enjoys soaring ceilings, has a spacious fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. A large square dining table easily seats eight people, with another three people seated at the breakfast bar. The living room has amazing views, cozy couches and a large wood-burning fireplace. Just off the living room there is a wrap around deck with an undercover BBQ hooked up to a permanent gas line so you never have to worry about refilling a heavy tank. A sound system with CD player and iPod dock allow you to enjoy your own music by the fireplace. Relax with a glass of wine, your favorite book, and enjoy the 270-degree views. In the summer months open the windows and enjoy the mountain air.

Located just off the main floor through the kitchen there is a mudroom to put your wet clothes, along with a full washer/dryer combo and a bathroom with a tiled shower. This room has heated flooring and drying hooks allowing your clothes and gear to dry quickly. The garage also has heated flooring and racks to put your skis/boards.

On the lower floor there is ample space in the media room with a gas fireplace and a wet bar area. The two other bedrooms can sleep four in split kings. There is also a queen sofa bed and a full surround sound system with a large wall mounted flat screen TV. A Blu-ray player, Apple TV, PlayStation 3, Netflix, WIFI (accessible throughout the home) and an iPod dock are also included. A large second full bathroom with double sinks, separate shower, bath tub, granite counter tops and heated tile floors make for a spacious and comfortable area to unwind after your day on the hill.

Don't forget about the hot tub, which is accessible through the double doors in the media room downstairs.

This luxury mountainside home is perfect for all seasons and leaves you wanting for nothing.

KEYWORDS: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Chalet, Golden, High end, Luxury House, Great location, Family Friendly, Great Views, Ski in ski out, KHMR, Timber frame,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jonathan Nesbitt (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Jonathan Nesbitt

I went to Golden and Kicking Horse Resort back in 2006 on what was supposed to be a one off trip. I was so taken with the place that I started building my house in late 2007!

Having extensively traveled the world I still find myself yearning to get back to my 'home away from

home'.

This truly is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months to biking, golfing and hiking in the summer, there is something for everyone and you don't have to put up with the crowds of some other year round ski resorts.

I have taken immense pleasure in building what I consider to be one of the most unique and enjoyable homes on the mountain.

It is my wish that you enjoy Kicking Horse and the surrounding area as much as I do. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the 'email owner' tab above.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jonathan Nesbitt purchased this house in 2007

Why Jonathan Nesbitt chose Golden

The resort boasts some of the best skiing, some of the best biking and hiking and plenty of other adventure activities too numerous to list here. Unlike other over crowded ski resorts Kicking Horse allows you to enjoy and explore the area without feeling like you're in a tourist trap.

What makes this house unique

The house is perfectly located for ease of access to the resort and the Nordic Ski Centre. The views of the Selkirk Mountains from the living room and master bedroom are simply breathtaking. Throughout the home no expense has been spared on modern amenities.

A perfect retreat for couples, families, and groups of friends. It's everything you could want in a home and more.

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. Huge Master Suite.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Calgary, AB, Canada
5

Excellent Weekend - Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

If you're considering a rental on the hill at Kicking Horse, then you needn't look any farther. We rented this house with a large group of guys for the last ski weekend in March. Naturally, the spring skiing conditions meant we couldn't ski in / ski out, but it's less than a 2 minute drive to the gondola so that wasn't a problem. The house is beautiful and well maintained. Beds were all set up to our specifications when we arrived and the house was spotless. The bedding is high quality with plenty of towels, which gives a comfortable hotel feel. The bathrooms are very nice and really big, which easily accommodated our group. Don't forget your soap and shampoo though, as there wasn't any of that in the showers.

Amenities in the house are great, including hot tub, entertainment centre and wood fireplace. All of which we made good use of. In terms of tableware, glassware and BBQ tools, everything is provided and of good quality; which means you can cook some quality meals. Finally, the owners are excellent to deal with. Booking and accessing the house was super easy and the house guide provided to you answers pretty much any question you might have. Highly recommended, would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review Stuart! You and your group were awesome to deal with and we're hoping to have you up here again soon sir.
5

MARCH 2015- BEST WEEKEND EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost the Owners are professional, friendly and prompt to address any concerns or issues you may have. The House exceeded our expectations in every way. Easy to get to (from Calgary), amazing location, beautiful architecture and well maintained. Upon arriving the house was prepared in a hotel-style fashion with quality linen, towels on the beds and a fire built ready to be lit. The instructions manual provided detailed instruction on how to use all major and minor amenities; all of which were in excess and perfect working order. Great Value! Book while you can, it is sure to fill up fast. I know I will be returning ASAP.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan! We're so pleased you guys enjoyed yourselves. You took great care of the house and we're really looking forward to hosting you again soon.
5

FEB 2015

  • 5 of 5

Managed to book this location early in the season for the exact dates I wished to have. Jon (owner) was quick to respond and answer any questions regarding bedding and location promptly and accurately.

I had a group of 6 male professionals all 40ish for a annual boys trip - our expectations as we get older increase and we wanted a location that afforded us a high level of comfort.

Upon arrival home was extremely well prepared and ready for our stay and exactly what we were hoping for.

Location is ideal and close to the hill. On a regular snow year easily ski in and ski out - this years unusual conditions not suitable for ski in ski out but only Mother Nature controls that -we decided that easy access to the lifts was a 2min car ride around the bend to the gondola and proved a non event.

Amenities at the house were fantastic - BBQ hot tub and in home TV and theatre systems were all much appreciated.

The main level is excellent for having the group relax around the table or even sit around the massive fireplace.

Convient access to the large garage and mudroom meant a easy way to enter and exit the home.

Bedrooms were excellent and I found linens fantastic - equivalent to Sheraton or Fairmont level bedding.

The home does not appear to be a rental and has high end appliances and decor and shows no damage.

Overall perfect location well worth the asking rate.

Planning on booking again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, you were an excellent guest, top marks for leaving the house as clean as you did sir. Thanks for the great review and we can't wait to host you guys again.
5

Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 was blown away with the beauty and space of the home. We had a ton of space to prepare multiple meals, and hang out chat and play cards. For those in the party who did not hit the hill they raved about the comfort of reading in comfort with tons of sunshine coming through all of the windows. Short 10 - 15 minute walk to the main, or even closer to the hill if you wanted to ski down. A few people drove to the main ski lot so they were at the hill in a few minutes time. We definitely would be up for another trip at Dunvegan in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, we appreciate your kind words. Please come and stay with us again soon!
Calgary, AB
5

Excellent stay mid-week

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people in Dunvegan for a mid-week trip. Communication with the owners was excellent, and check-in/out were easy. There is plenty of room for people to mill about or enjoy a fire. The open concept chalet was excellent for a large group of friends to easily collaborate or split off into groups for an post ski evening of activity.

It's a short walk to the stop-sign in ski boots before you can ski right to the gondola (even in low-snow weather). Coming home was a little tricky, but once you figured it out you could ski almost to the door.

Highly recommend. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gordon, thank you for taking such good care of the house! I hope it's not too long before we have you guys stay again.
Where do you live?
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 fit perfectly in this beautiful home. We had a ton of space, even with all of us gathered in the living room in front of the fire place playing cards. The beds were very comfortable and the view from the master bedroom was breathtaking! It was great to have the cross country trails steps away from the front door, and the gondola was a short walk up the road and a quick ski down to it. Another great touch was everything set up so nicely when we arrived - all the pull out couches and beds were made to our specifications, the fire place was prepped and ready to be lit, and there was even music playing! Our group has stayed in many places together over the past 5 years, and we all agreed immediately that Dunvegan is our favourite by far. We can't wait to return! Thank you so much, Jon, for a relaxing and easy stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kaitlyn, you guys took great care of the house and what helpful guests you were! Of course we're looking forward to having you back as many times as you like. Take care.

Map

Nearest Airport
275 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Winston Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golden Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Transcanada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Various. Winston Lodge, Corks and Eagles Eye.
Nearest Ski
350 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Activities include but are not limited to:

WINTER:

Downhill skiing/boarding.

Back country skiing/boarding

Heli Skiing

Snowmobiling

Snowshoeing

Ice Fishing

SUMMER

Hiking

Downhill mountain biking + single track

Fishing

Paragliding

Sky Diving

White water rafting

Zip line

Grizzly Bear Refuge located on the ski hill

Horseback Riding

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Rates & Availability

From C$575 Per night

Golden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early December 2015
Dec 4 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$650
From
C$800
Fri,Sat
 
 
Xmas + NY's 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
C$1,100
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$690
From
C$990
Fri,Sat
 
 
February 2016 Long w/end
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter II 2016
Feb 15 2016 - Mar 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$690
From
C$990
Fri,Sat
 
 
March 2016 Long w/end
Mar 24 2016 - Mar 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter III 2016
Mar 27 2016 - Apr 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$690
From
C$990
Fri,Sat
 
 
May 2016 Long w/end
May 20 2016 - May 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$2,325
Flat fee
 
 
June 2016 Long w/end
Jun 30 2016 - Jul 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$2,325
Flat fee
 
 
July 2016 Long w/end
Jul 29 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$2,325
Flat fee
 
 
September 2016 Long w/end
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$2,325
Flat fee
 
 
October 2016 Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$2,325
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$575
From
C$675
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$1,000
Cleaning Fee C$200
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Oversize Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaker tub plus separate large stall shower.
    Oversize Media Room Bathroom (lower floor) - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, separate tub and separate stall shower
    Mudroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Full Oversize Bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Another bathroom on the main floor contains a shower. All bathrooms have heated flooring.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Media room Sofabed - Media room contains large sofabed
    Lower Floor bedroom 2 - 2nd bedroom has 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Lower Floor, Bedroom 3 - 3rd bedroom, 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Oversize Master Suite (top floor) - 1 king or 2 XL Twins + 1 sofabed + 1 daybed + Humidifier
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs nook has a futon which folds out into a double bed
  • Three king Beds or Six twin beds or a combo. Two queen pullout sofa beds, a day bed and a double futon. All bedrooms carpeted and include humidifiers.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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