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Clean, Convenient and Affordable Home In Town with Hot Tub Sleeps up to 8 Guests

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Spacious 7 bedroom, 2 bath home, full kitchen, dining room and private garden

This comfortable semi-detached home is located in a quiet neighbourhood right in the town of Golden, BC within walking distance of all amenities and a short 20 minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The home features two full floors of living space - 1600 sq. ft. including 7 private guest rooms sleeping up to 8; 1 queen, 2 double/full guest rooms and 3 single guest rooms, no hide-a-beds! Also, two full bathrooms, two living areas with TVs - one with wet bar, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, laundry facilities, wifi and Shaw Direct satellite TV. Clean, convenient and very affordable, this home away in Golden is the perfect space for family vacations or a group of friends ready for authentic mountain adventure!

Outdoors you'll find a fully fenced yard with mountain views all around, a covered patio with comfortable outdoor seating, BBQ, beautiful gardens, flowers, fruit trees, a koi pond, and a 5-6 person hot tub for pure relaxation. Parking is available for 3-4 vehicles.

Enjoy jogging, walking or cycling on the town of Golden’s extensive trails. Cross the Kicking Horse River on the longest freestanding pedestrian bridge in North America. A wide variety of restaurants and pubs are close at hand offering something for every taste. Go for swim, catch a movie, head down to a pub or take in an outdoor concert on a beautiful summer evening. Ski, bike, hike, climb, jump, golf, float, paddle, soak, explore — there are so many options for the outdoor enthusiast in both winter and summer that the list is practically endless!

The home is conveniently located in a quiet residential area of the town of Golden called Alexander Park. It's within walking distance of everything... downtown shops, dining, cafés, pubs, groceries, liquor store, museum, outdoor swimming pool and spray park, kids outdoor playpark, tennis courts, outdoor skate park, climbing gym, fitness centre, bowling alley, cruiser bike rentals, movie theatre, Golden civic centre, indoor arena, campground, walking trails, and the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers.

A 12 minute (7.0 km) drive will take you to our BC PGA award winning Golden Golf and Country Club, 20 minutes (13.6 km) will take you to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for skiing and snowboarding and summer mountain biking. Skate and classic cross country skiing on 33 km of groomed trails can be found at Dawn Mountain Nordic ski area are just a short distance beyond Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and more groomed trails are located on the golf course in winter. For those with a passion for paragliding, hang gliding or extreme mountain biking, the Mt 7 Launch site, Canada's premier launch site at 4,000 ft above the valley floor is 15.7 km or a 40 minute drive from town.

Some of the best hiking you will find anywhere in the world is right on our doorstep, in the surrounding Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk mountains. We are close to 6 National Parks, Yoho, Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Jasper. Wildlife watching, mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, paddle boarding, heli and cat skiing, sledding, sky diving... it's all here waiting for you!

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Carolyn Lilgert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Carolyn Lilgert

Hi! I’m a self-employed graphic designer living in Golden, BC with my husband. Now empty nesters, we love it here, and enjoy down hill skiing, nordic skiing, hiking, golf, camping, kayaking and obviously gardening! We own both sides of this semi-detached property and live close by. We deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. We hope that you will find everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in our fully furnished home, and if there is anything else you think you might need, from DVDs and board games to Crockpots, I’ve probably got it, don’t be afraid to ask! I’m happy to share my favourite things to do and see and places to eat, and all that is awesome about living the Rocky Mountain dream! I look forward to hosting you in our home away in Golden, BC.

Carolyn Lilgert purchased this house in 2007

Why Carolyn Lilgert chose British Columbia Mountains

We bought both sides of this semi-detached home in 2007 as a family vacation home for our family who is spread out over Canada and the UK. We knew our kids would come home to visit if we lived in Golden and of course they bring their friends!!

After a lot of renovations to both homes, the place really began to grow on us and with our teenage son's permission, we sold our home in Alberta, and moved here permanently in 2008. Our son finished high school in Golden and to him, Golden feels like home. We've always lived on the A side and rented the B side, we even had my parents live next door when things were getting a bit harder for them to manage. After they left a vacation rental just seemed like a brilliant idea, and so here we are.

What makes this house unique

One of the greatest benefits to our guests is the convenience of staying in town with lots of indoor and outdoor space. It’s a great space for families with kids, or a bunch of friends celebrating a special event. Everyone gets their own private guest room, no bunks or hide-a-beds here and a bonus of having quiet surroundings and beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Golden is small enough that you can walk to everything, and if you're planning on dinner or a night out on the town, you can have a couple of drinks and let your hair down without worrying about getting home safely. There are tons of things to do right here in town and if your plans take you out of town for the day, we're centrally located to everything.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Clean, Convenient and Affordable Home In Town with Hot Tub Sleeps up to 8 Guests
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with Carolyn, and lovely well-tended home,driveway & hottub. Wonderful to have a sink in every room, it gave privacy to our adult children & kept the bathroom squabbles away! Easy walk to town via the back lane shortcut.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family enjoyed your stay in our home! Thank you for being such lovely guests and I hope we will see you again when if you return to Golden. Warm regards, Carolyn
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Beautiful property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the A and B side of this house for our families to stay in for our wedding. It is perfect for large groups, nestled in a quiet family neighbourhood, close to a large park perfect for kids. It is an awesome option to get away from craziness of the hotel and gas station strip up on the TransCanada and be walking distance to everything, enjoying the true beauty of Golden. The house is cozy and has the most beautiful yard! I would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kristi! I'm so glad our place worked so well for both of your families! It was a pleasure to meet them all and let them have a base to relax from on your busy wedding weekend. All the best!
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Truly a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Golden for a family reunion. It was our halfway point between Calgary and Kamloops. We couldn't have asked for anywhere better to stay. Carolyn made us so welcome.

The accommodation was perfect for our family. The house is spacious, clean and well maintained and very tastefully decorated. Lots of little personal touches, that make a house a home.

The outdoor space was so lovely and with the weather being so good we spent much of our time outdoors. The gran children loved exploring, finding special rocks and playing in the hot tub. Spotting the fish in the pond was another fun game. There was a fun park just around the corner and then we found the splash park. What more could 3 year olds want.

Like any other family, we run a mile a minute at home, and never seem to find time to catch our breath. Taking time out away from the norm and truly being able to relax and enjoy one another was what this last weekend was all about. This was the perfect place to do just that.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Golden Get-Together

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn's place was great for our get-together of 10 friends from all over AB and BC. Carolyn was very responsive and came by to make sure the hot tub was full and functioning correctly. The home itself has everything you need for around ten guests with multiple bedrooms and washrooms. The outside area with a nice patio, bbq area, backyard garden, and hot tub is the best feature of the place. Good location walking distance to pubs and downtown Golden. Would recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again next time you come to Golden!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable 2-night stay at this home as part of a motorcycle trip around the Canadian Rockies. Carolyn was a great host and the house is super clean, nicely decorated, warm and inviting. It's location is perfect for a visit to Banff and Lake Louise. Also, go out the back gate and you are at the grocery store and downtown area within a few minutes of walking. We wish we could have stayed longer....such a beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to host you and your friends. I do hope we see you again on your next visit to the area. Cheers, Carolyn
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Perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Here from Ontario for my daughters wedding, and we couldn't have been happier! Eight adults stayed and the accommodations were perfect. The sink in each bedroom saved congestion for the two bathrooms. Plenty of room to gather as a family, or retreat to an area for solitude. Peaceful setting, wonderful gardens, relaxing hot tub. Convenient to walk to stores, restaurants, and the downtown area. Neighbourhood was very quiet around us. Golden has plenty of great restaurants, and activities and Carolyn has a binder full of brochures to help make your choices. It felt as if we rented a home, not just a house, from a friend. The supply of essentials to get started was helpful, to say the least. I would recommend this rental to friends and family. Happy to highly recommend this property, thanks Carolyn. We will see you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear that you had such a great holiday with family in our home. It was my pleasure to host you and thank you so much for taking such great care of our home and treating it as your own. Safe travels to you all till we meet again!
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $190
Tax Rate 5.0%

Guests will be required to sign a rental agreement upon booking. Minimum 3 night stay on long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Main floor - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 Lower floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Full closet and/or dresser with sink and vanity
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Minimum two night stay, 3 nights on long weekends and 5 nights during the holiday season.

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