Claire

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

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A HIDDEN GEM IN GOLDEN

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.

Heated garage space for vehicles and snowmobiles can be arranged upon requested at an extra charge.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Claire

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

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

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.

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

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5
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A Hidden Gem In Golden
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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A Hidden Gem In Golden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p493043vb
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Calgary
5

A REAL GEM IN GOLDEN

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at this property for the weekend for snowboarding. The house is amazing! It's extremely spacious making it very comfortable for large families. The place has been recently renovated, the kitchen is new with new appliances. It was very nice that the kitchen is fully stocked with everything so it would be easy to stop by the Sobey's (5 min drive) to pick up some groceries and cook them at home. The rooms are really big, more room that anyone can use. The washrooms are the best because of the heated floors, this is great especially when it's really cold out.

I would definitely stay here again and for a longer time. The property is approximately 20 mins from the hill (depending on traffic), and less than 5 mins from Sobey's, Tim Horton's, Mcdonalds, Dairy Queen etc. The location is very close to many stores or restaurants.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jon,
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you and your family again.
Keith
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A Hidden Gem In Golden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p493043vb
Golden British Columbia Mountains
Calgary AB
5

SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!

  • 5 of 5
Hidden Gem was awesome for our group. Incredibly spacious and clean. The beds are incredibly firm making for a slightly unconfortable sleep, but we were exhausted everyday from ski touring so it didn't matter much to us. The heated floors in the bathrooms were awesome! The kitchen is huge, but the arrangment of the utensils, cook wear and dinner ware is kind of random. We had to go on a hunt almost every time to find what we were looking for. It would be easier for example, if all the dinnerware was grouped together in the same area - instead of random side drawers/cupboards. Overall, our stay was awesome and I would definitely stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. What incredible snow we had last week. We have ordered bed toppers for those who prefer a softer mattress. They should be here by the end of the month. We will also look at rearranging the location of all the dining ware in a more logical way. Thanks for your feedback.
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A Hidden Gem In Golden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p493043vb
Golden British Columbia Mountains
5

PERFECT FOR A FEW DAYS OF RIDING KICKING HORSE

  • 5 of 5
Very new, well-kept, organized, spacious place. A lot of thought was clearly put into making this a comfortable stay for any guests. Only thing we didn't love was the beds -- they were very firm which made for an uncomfortable sleep for many of us.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The Hidden Gem is very new; Wray was in fact our first guest. My wife and I have traveled extensively and have tried to incorporate into this suite many of the things we enjoyed in the places we rented.
We have ordered bed toppers for those who prefer a softer mattress. They should be here by the end of the month.
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada #1 Hwy
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden & District Golf Club
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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Availability & Rates

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Golden Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 325
From
C$ 375
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2014 - Dec 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
From
C$ 295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early season skiing
Dec 7 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
From
C$ 295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$ 500
 
 
Main Season One
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
From
C$ 295
Fri,Sat
C$ 1,750
 
 
High Season
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 400
From
C$ 450
Fri,Sat
C$ 2,800
 
 
Main Season Two
Feb 23 2015 - Mar 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 325
From
C$ 375
Fri,Sat
C$ 2,275
 
 
Spring skiing
Mar 16 2015 - Apr 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
From
C$ 295
Fri,Sat
C$ 1,750
 
 
Springtime
Apr 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
From
C$ 295
Fri,Sat
 
 
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$250.00
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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