Cathy and Bruce Riddell
About Cathy and Bruce Riddell
We both have been working in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. Our dream has been to own and run a high end bed and breakfast. Years of dreaming have finally become a reality.
Cathy and Bruce Riddell purchased this Guest House in 2012
Why Cathy and Bruce Riddell chose Golden
For years we have camped in this area. We fell in love with the mountains and the uncommercialized town of Golden. Canmore and Banff have become very commercialized and crowded while Golden remains uncommercialized and less crowded. It truly is the outdoor enthusiast dream come true. Some much to do in every season.
What makes this Guest House unique
Our home is a custom made log home. Furnishings include custom made log furniture, rustic antique furniture, and new country pieces. The outdoor hot tub has spectacular views of the mountains and forest. The property backs onto crown land. Occasionally a deer will meander through the yard. While eagles soar overhead.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Terrific small lodge in the mountains
Beautiful lodge in a secluded spot with mountain views, short drive from Golden, BC. Very comfortable, new construction, immaculate. Delicious breakfast!
A perfect winter or summer getaway!!
My husband and I enjoyed an incredible getaway this weekend at Golden Acres.
It is privately located just outside of Golden, nestled in a picturesque location on the side of a mountain.
Cathy and Bruce are warm and accommodating hosts and made us feel welcome and comfortable during our stay.
We stayed in the private chalet (the “Loft”) which is stunning - located right next to the main lodge, outdoor jacuzzi and sauna. Cathy gave us a tour of the other suites and they are all beautifully appointed and we would’ve had a memorable experience staying in any of them.
Our stay was during the winter but we will definitely plan on coming back in the spring or summer!
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Golden Acres Mountain Lodge. We have tried to think of everything to make for a wonderful experience for our guests. Looking forward to hosting you again in the summer. Perhaps stay in the main lodge and enjoy our homemade breakfast.
A very relaxing few days in the most beautiful lodge!
We arrived to be warmly greeted and had homemade cookies and muffins waiting for us in a superbly decorated and well designed lodge hidden in the wilderness in Golden. We felt very much at peace in this quiet and very pretty location. Cathy and Bruce had made a lot of effort to decorate the lodge for the Christmas season, greeted us warmly and were very helpful. Many small details were well thought out, for instance slippers and robes (for use in the sauna and hot tub), a well stocked kitchen with many matching accessories (bear plates, animal knives and forks) and well chosen decorative pictures all served to make our stay very comfortable and very memorable. We appreciated the advice and helpful hints with regard to the sauna and hot tub and use of the lodge particularly as we had not used a hot tub before. We walked in the snow filled forest and then returned to sit by a mesmerising log fire. The lodge is well situated in a very private area which was secluded and quiet which made for a relaxing few days. Thank you very much to Cathy and Bruce for providing the use of their lodge which became the highlight of our holiday. Karen and Dieter, Wales.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It was our pleasure to host you during your visit to Canada. We really enjoyed our chat by the fire. Hope to host you again.
Bruce and Cathy
Beautiful property, totally first class. Bruce and Cathy are fantastic hosts!
Absolutely wonderful accommodations and hosts! Will definitely stay there again, really exceeded our expectations in every way. Bruce and Cathy provide so many extra touches and comforts. Golden Acres is truly outstanding! Easy drives to Yoho, Banff and (Canadian) Glacier National Parks. As well as Kicking Horse Resort in Golden. Fantastic hiking trails even in Golden, and wonderful restaurants. Small town but has everything you could need and everyone was so friendly.
Wow! Beyond expectations!
Cathy & Bruce were fabulous hosts! They were available when needed, but gave us our privacy. Everything was even better than advertised. The loft was super comfortable and well equipped. The extra touches such as the bread, muffins, and cookies, fresh flowers, bath salts, local natural soap and shampoo, and restaurant recommendations made our stay even more enjoyable than expected. We loved sleeping with the windows open and breathing the fresh forest smells all night. They even loaned us bear spray for our daily hikes. If you're in the area, you won't be disappointed with a stay at Golden Acres!
Nice, secluded, quiet.
We had a very quiet and enjoyable stay. This place is for people who like a quiet place to stay. Both Bruce and Kathy are very welcoming, homely people. Loved our stay.