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Claire

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Claire

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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A Hidden Gem In Golden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Golden Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This spacious three-bedroom penthouse suite occupies 2880 sq. ft. on the top floor of a unique two story building in the town of Golden. The well-appointed suite has two XL twin beds, which can be joined to make a king, in each of the three bedroom. The living room has a queen wall Murphy bed.

The suite, which can accommodate up to eight people in comfort and is priced well below comparable accommodation located on the ski hill, is a mere twelve-minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with some of the best downhill skiing in North America.

It is also central for three other ski areas: Revelstoke is one and three-quarter hours further west along the Trans-Canada Highway; world-renown Lake Louise is one hour to the east; and Panorama is two hours south along Highway 95.

For cross-country ski lovers, Dawn Mountain hosted the 2012 Canadian Masters Championships and has over 30 kilometers of groomed trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Cross-country trails can also be found at the golf club.

If you need a day to rest aching muscles then Radium Hot Springs are one hour away or you can book a massage right here in Golden.

Golden is also a great location to base your snowmobiling adventure with 240 kilometers of groomed trails, 13 distinct zones and 4 maintained areas. Snowmobile rentals and tours can be arranged with Golden-based companies. Staying in Golden will transform a simple ski-vacation into a winter adventure.

For summer and fall hiking, Yoho National Park is only forty minutes away. We may be biased, but in all our travels we've never found scenery more majestic and beautiful. Golden's incredibly scenic golf course is only a few minutes' drive away.

The Columbia Valley is a major bird migratory route. Bring your binoculars and walk to the bird watching platform at Reflection Lake, just south of town. For history lovers, an hour or two will be enough to learn something of Golden's history in the small museum. Book lovers will enjoy browsing the new and used selections at Bacchus Books perhaps along with a coffee or bowl of home-made soup.

Golden is nestled in the Columbia Valley at the confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers. Surrounded by mountains, peaks of the Purcells are visible from the suite's living/dining room. Staying in-town means you are only a short walk from several good restaurants (so no worries about drinking and driving), burger joints and convenience food, a five-pin bowling alley, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, a summer farmer's market, the cinema, grocery stores, an indoor skating rink, a skate board park and more.

Being in town also makes it possible to have catered dinners served in the Hidden Gem or to order in pizza if you are simply too tired after rafting the Kicking Horse whitewater, paragliding from Mount 7, floating through the Columbia wetlands, or strolling the Rotary Trail or alongside the Kicking Horse River.

Relax in this quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resort. Avoid the noise of grooming machines, of ski lifts starting up first thing in the morning, of rowdy drinkers and loud music from special on-hill events.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Claire

Born and schooled in the UK. My wife and I moved to Calgary in 1973 and raised our 3 children there before retiring to Golden in 2002. We chose Golden because we love skiing and the outdoors and wanted to retire to a small ski town in the Rockies. Golden fit the bill perfectly.

Claire purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Claire chose Golden

Living in Calgary for close to 30 years, we would often vacation in the Columbia valley. When it came time to retire we chose Golden as it is a small authentic town surrounded by six national parks and central to the best skiing in North America. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is only a 10 minute drive, Lake Louise Ski Resort only 60 minutes, Revelstoke an hour and a half and Panorama 1hr 45min.

Golden has several good restaurants and other amenities including a cinema and bowling alley, outdoor pool in the summer, and indoor skating rink in the winter.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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A Hidden Gem In Golden
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Edmonton
5

The name says it all

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our stay at the Hidden Gem. I had read all the reviews staying the place way beautiful. But it still exceeded my expectations. The place is huge more than enough room that anyone would need. It was very clean and felt homey. Close to the mountain for skiing and close to downtown for evening entertainment. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jess, I'm glad you had a great weekend. You should try Golden in the summer, for biking or rafting, your group would have a blast!
Calgary
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hidden Gem for a March ski trip, and it was great. There were 6 adults in our group, and there was easily lots of room for us. The property is big, clean, and modern, and I would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, I'm glad you had a great weekend. You should try Golden in the summer, for biking or rafting, your group would have a blast!
Calgary
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Hidden Gem with 6 friends and had an amazing weekend! There was ample room for us and the condo had everything we needed. The place is HUGE and everything seemed brand new. It's a quick drive up the mountain to Kicking Horse and a 15 minute walk to the main strip in Golden. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karly, I'm glad you had a great weekend. You should try Golden in the summer for biking or rafting, your group would have a blast!
Toronto
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hidden Gem for a weekend in mid February. We were so very impressed with the size and quality of the place. The pictures truly do not do it justice! It had every single amenity that you could want, very modernly decorated, clean and very comfortable. It's walking distance to downtown which was great. The hosts were very professional and accommodating. This place gets my highest review!!! The only recommendation that we had was having access to a hot tub for après ski would have been amazing. Well done and thank-you!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan, My wife and I travel extensively and tried to incorporate all the things we enjoy in the accommodation. We have considered a hot tub, however the cost and maintenance required to keep it in prime condition is prohibitive for us.
Calgary, AB
4

Great place for the weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had three couples and two children, and were very happy with Hidden Gem. The suite is huge, two very large bedrooms and a smaller one, and the Murphy bed fit the 8 of us nicely; we also found the beds very comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked, bathrooms clean and renovated, and overall lots of space to spread out. For a place not on the ski hill, you really can't beat this price for what you are getting.

With this much space it would be nice to see a foosball table, bigger TV, hot tub, etc, but I would expect a higher rental rate if any of these amenities were added.

Unlike some other VRBO properties I have rented, the owners were very hands-off, which I LOVED. I have had some intrusive VRBO owners in the past, where they insist on meeting you, touring the apartment, doing a walk-through at the end, with long lists of 'to-do's' and 'don't-do's'. Hidden Gem was so simple: just book, get directions on how to get in, and that's it. Any other instructions are in the binder. So props to the owners, as most visitors appreciate the privacy.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks KC for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Calgary
5

Hidden gem indeed

  • 5 of 5

Awesome space, lots of room, very comfortable and great view, would not hesitate in staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time. What a great weekend for skydiving.

Map

Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden & District Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada #1 Hwy
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

If you like the outdoors you will love Golden. Winter and summer you will enjoy this outdoor adventure hub. I moved to Golden as it has the best skiing in North America on par with Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit and you too can enjoy this outdoor paradise.

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Rates & Availability

From C$250 Per night

Golden Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Springtime
Apr 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$325
From
C$375
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2015 - Dec 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Season Skiing
Dec 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$500
 
 
Main Season One
Jan 5 2016 - Feb 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$295
Fri,Sat
C$1,750
 
 
High Season
Feb 7 2016 - Feb 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$400
From
C$450
Fri,Sat
C$2,800
 
 
Main Season Two
Feb 23 2016 - Mar 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$325
From
C$375
Fri,Sat
C$2,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$250
From
C$295
Fri,Sat
C$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Golden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Heated floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated slate floors
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 2 twin/ single , 2 XL twin beds can be combined to form a king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin can be combined to form a king.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin beds can be combined to form a king
    Living Room - 1 murphy bed , Queen Murphy wall bed sleeps two in comfort
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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