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Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet at Khmr - 5 BR,4 Ba, Hot Tub, Heated Flrs

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-11

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2800 square foot 'True' ski-in/ski-out Luxury ski home - We've rented places that called themselves ski-in/ski-out and find ourselves disappointed when the owners took liberty with the term. This home is a 'TRUE' ski-in/ski-out home. You can ski down 'Bail Out' trail, look to the left and see the back of the home. Turn your skis off the trail, ski down 40 feet and you are at the back door. And when you want to get back on the slopes, put the skis back on and ski out the neighborhood down to the gondola on a trail next to the road. You NEVER have to take a step except to cross the back door threshold going into the home. You don't have to ski the trees, you don't have to sit down or side step and you don't have to be an expert skier. Our home is the closest house on the mountain to a ski trail.

Heated floors, slate floors, wood floors, granite countertops, granite window sills, TV's in bedrooms, dryer with drying center, ski to gondola, ski right to the hot tub and back door, 5 minute walk (or ski) to 5 restaurants, 3 bars, gondola, day lodge, rental shop, lift ticket office, general store, mountain bike trails and horseback riding outfit. Just a short gondola ride to world class Eagles Eye Restaurant. Short chairlift ride to Grizzly Bear refuge. 20 km of groomed Dawn Mountain cross country ski trails are 100 yards from home. 'Bail Out' ski trail is right behind home, no home is closer to the trail than this one. As the highest home in the neighborhood, the home commands the best views of the Columbia and Kicking Horse rivers and the Purcell and Dogtooth mountain ranges.

Kicking Horse Mountain : We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

Golden Golf and Country Club: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Gabriel Higham

We are two avid skiers who bought our house for ski trips with family and friends and eventual retirement. To help pay the bills we rent it out when we aren't using it. We first skied at Kicking Horse in 2004 as part of our yearly ski trip with friends - that year trying out the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies. We had skied Whistler a couple of times and knew we loved Canadians. They are so nice, cheerful and friendly people. Our day at Kicking Horse was the favorite of everyone on the trip. We couldn't believe how great the snow was, how big the mountain was and how few people there were. My wife and I actually got engaged at the top of Lake Louise. She asked me to marry her and I said yes and she presented me with candy lollipop rings (we later upgraded them). Anyway, we looked at buying at the time but weren't in a financial position to do so. But in 2009 we were in a much better position and so we decided to come back to double check if everything we remembered about it was true. It was and we happened to stumble upon a great deal on this home and jumped at the opportunity. With any life changing event there is always a little voice that wonders if you are doing the right thing. That voice went away and never came back after we had to stop for a black wolf in the middle of the road between Banff and Golden. We knew this was the place for us. We hope that you will consider experiencing our wonderful home and get as much enjoyment out of it as we do.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2009

Why Gabriel Higham chose British Columbia Mountains

We love to ski and Kicking Horse has some of the best skiing in North America. We absolutely love the snow and varied terrain of Kicking Horse. And the views are to die for.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Gabriel:

Beautiful home...wonderfull setting, unbelievable ski-hill!! We had 5 kids and 4 adults, lots of space, wonderfull time.



Bob





Bob, Calgary AB.
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must be out of the hot tub, off external decks and off external house grounds by 11:00 pm. $500 fine for noise complaints after 11:00 pm.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Located between bedroom 4 and bedroom 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King or Double
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Adjacent bathroom shared with other upstairs bedroom
  • Beds, Beds, Beds - We have lots of beds. Not pullout couches or air mattresses but actual beds. And what beds they are. Three beautiful, huge King beds (poster and sleigh), a double trundle that can convert to a King, a double and if you still don't have enough, a futon that folds down to a twin. You'll have a great night's sleep and awake refreshed for a day on the mountain. We also have a child's crib for the wee one.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The View - The front dining area, balcony and Master bedroom window seat all have panoramic views of the Columbia river valley and the Canadian Rockies. Watch the sun rise up through the huge front windows while having your morning coffee. The home sits at the top of a circular road, at the highest point in the neighborhood so you command the best view. - Heated wood and slate floors. Wake up, step off the edge of the bed to a warm, comfortable floor. No more freezing your feet running to the bathroom in the morning. No more putting on socks or shoes to go get breakfast. - Entertainment. Air hockey, table tennis and pool table await you down in the den. Start a nice wood fire in the stove and everyone hang out and play games. We have lots of board games, cards and puzzles for your use. We also have a collection of movies and three TV's throughout the house all with sattelite TV service. Maybe go sledding with the whole family. You won't be bored.

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Best Ski-in/Ski-Out Luxury Chalet at Khmr - 5 BR,4 Ba, Hot Tub, Heated Flrs
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for what we needed it for.

The TV is complicated (unnecessarily complex!) My husband works for a satellite/cable company and had a really good laugh at the set up. Thankfully they had instructions posted all over about how to work it.

Very very clean, the beds were comfortable. Great location.

Hot tub was great, the house was full of everything you'd ever need.

The outer windows and/or screens could use a wash so you could see the amazing view a bit better.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jana, especially for the feedback on the screens and windows. We do a fall cleaning once the summer season is over and will get them taken care of. We did try to simplify the TV setup once by using a universal remote but immediately got inundated with calls from people who couldn't figure it out so we went back to complicated. Glad the instructions helped. Hope to have you back again. Gabriel Higham
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5

Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

Was a wonderful place and so spacious for our group! all the amenities were there and we enjoyed the view! Will stay again

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Kathy. Hope to have your group back again soon. You do get 10% off as a returning renter. Gabriel Higham
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Wonderful chalet in a spectacular setting!

  • 4 of 5

This chalet was a great place for our adult family to stay (we had four couples and an infant stay for four nights). Our visit to Kicking Horse was for our daughter's wedding. We were able to entertain the wedding party and extended family in the large, well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were large and the beds comfortable. The satellite TV wasn't working, however we were busy so didn't miss it. The hot tub outside the back door was relaxing after busy days. It was a short walk down the hill to the day lodge and gondola. We would love to come back to ski. As our visit was in June, we had great opportunity to hike and mountain bike on trails nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Jennifer. You'll be glad to know we got the TV working again so next time you are hear you won't miss the hockey playoffs. Hope to see you on the slopes this winter. Gabriel
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5

Great location and well furbished house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The house is well prepared to cater to every need of the guests. Location is perfect with a true ski in/out from behind the house ski run. Really enjoyed our time and will return !

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Elizabeth. The ski-in/ski-out is really great. Even in the late season you can ski-in and ski-out by walking a few feet up to the run behind the house or walk down to the ski-out trail at the entrance of the neighborhood. Gabriel
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Great place for a family ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 4 day family ski get away at the Grizzly chalet. Our family included 3 children, the youngest being 10 months old. The availability of a play pen, high chair, and baby gates was wonderful; made for less items to pack along. The hot tub was a welcome treat at the end of the ski day. Gabriel was very accommodating and easy to deal with. I would recommend this accommodation as a great place for a family trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Carol. We love the home and it's the perfect ski base for family and friends. Gabriel
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5

Great location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is great... a quick ski down to the hill. The house has everything you need and more. We would definitely stay here again if we visit Golden.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Elizna. Thank you for highlighting the great ski-in and ski-out access. Gabriel
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Map

Nearest Airport
290 Kilometres
Calgary International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Local Hero Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golden Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Golden
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Trans Canadian Hwy 1 and BC 95
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Corks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Kicking Horse Resort
Car: recommended

Kicking Horse Resort - 10 minutes from Golden, British Columbia - 3 hours from Calgary, Alberta Airport. Ski-in/Ski-out home. Downhill skiing at your front door. Cross Country ski trails are only 100 ft away. Moutain bike right from home to mountain trails. 5 minute walk to base area, bars, restaurants, shops, horseback riding. Take a Gondola to the world famous Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Take a chairlift to see 'Boo' the grizzly in the Grizzly habitat area located on the mountain. Golf, hang glide, paraglide, raft, fish, hike, climb, canoe, kayak all within 30 minutes of the home. Lake Louis is 1 hour away, Banf is 1.5 hours, Lake Invermere is 1.5 hours, Revelstoke is 2 hours away. Easy drive to Lake Louis Ski Resort, Norquay Ski Resort, Sunshine Ski Resort and Revelstoke Resort. Take a 'wolf walk', hiking with wolves in their natural environment at the Northern Lights Wolf Center.

Other Activities: Boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, basketball, parasailing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, kayaking, health/beauty spa

Golf: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

Ski: Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). We take several ski trips a year all over the US and Canada and chose Kicking Horse because it is the total package. Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.56 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $802.25
Pet Fee $160.45 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

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Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund