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Spectacular mountain beauty at Hawkes Hill Vacation Home in Golden BC

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hawkes Hill is a peaceful country getaway 15 minutes south of Golden with spectacular views overlooking the Columbia River valley. Be wowed by our fully furnished, two bedroom self contained apartment with a million dollar view!

The suite is full of sunlight and looks out over the Columbia River valley and the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rockies to the east. Views to the north overlook a wooded meadow perfect for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and easy walks or hiking during the rest of the year.

Hawkes Hill has two bedrooms and sleeps four comfortably. The master bedroom features a queen size bed. The second bedroom has two twins. (Please see fee note below.)

A large spacious living area off the bedrooms and bathroom makes up the rest of the suite and combines a kitchen and sitting area with a wood stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils. The hot tub with a view is available for guest use. And we have Wi-Fi internet and satellite TV in the suite too.

Maggie & Bill live in the main house adjacent to the suite and are accessible if the need arises. We love meeting guests and hearing about their lives and travels, but we also respect a mutual need for privacy. For your arrival we provide a loaf of Bill's home made bread and stock the kitchen with tea, coffee fixings to make you welcome.

We strive to provide a comfortable place for our guests to relax and enjoy their holiday, and we ask that guests are considerate and respectful of our home and beautiful environment. No smoking on the property, please. No pets. No parties.

Our guests tell us that we have the million dollar view. It certainly is a joy to have this panoramic view of the valley and mountains. Birds flock to our feeders and it is always a cool moment to look down into the valley and see the local herd of elk foraging for slough grass beneath the snow or watch the eagles and red tail hawks soaring on the summer thermals just above our heads.

Surrounded by five national parks and close to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, we are situated in a breathtaking mountain wilderness only 3 hours from the Calgary International Airport.

As well as the adventure playground outside our door, Golden is well known for an active arts scene featuring two dozen concerts of music, theatre and dance annually. On the Valentine's Day weekend, the Snow King & Lady Spring come into town for our annual MasqueParade outdoor pageant in Spirit Square. Throughout the summer, there are free mid-week concerts featuring touring festivals artists in Golden's Spirit Square. Check out Kicking Horse Culture online for more info.

Price listed is for two people. For each additional person, add $20/night. Minimum two night stay.

PLEASE NOTE: our basic fee is calculated for two people sharing the same room. If two people wish to use two rooms for sleeping, please confirm with us before booking. Using both rooms increases our cleaning load and cost so we need to add a $25 cleaning fee to the basic fee when two people use both bedrooms. Thanks.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017



Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Spectacular mountain beauty at Hawkes Hill Vacation Home in Golden BC
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Outstanding! We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the serene oasis that Bill and Maggie have created! It was so wonderful to come "home" to relax at their place after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. The views are exquisite and the hospitality outstanding! We highly recommend this rental!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great time, Linda, Randy. What a pleasure to meet you both and have a chance to chat. Thank you for leaving everything so nice and tidy. We hope you do get to make that longer trip you're hoping for and we be very happy to see you again. All the best, Bill & Maggie
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

HIghly recommend. Great place to hang with old friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

No complaints. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, very clean. Short 10-minute trip to town. Helpful host. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good central base for Banff

  • 3 of 5

We arrived a day earlier than booked due to our mistake but we were warmly welcomed and thankfully able to stay. The view was lovely and the hosts very helpful and friendly. A couple of small drawbacks being stairs which while not being a huge amount did not have handrails so for those who have difficulty with balance or mobility may be an issue. Bathroom also had shower over the bath and no grab rail in place. Kitchen was lacking any kind of baking sheet so we were not able to heat simple things like pizza etc. Overall we were happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Bill and Maggie's property is so cozy and homey. The view..... is absolutely incredible. The sound of the creek rushing on the side of the house is so relaxing. We loved taking a dip in the hot tub, and thoroughly enjoyed the sound of crackling wood from the fireplace. The space is an addition they built above the garage and is private and cozy. I loved their outdoor kitty Bella, she liked to greet us whenever we were outside, she is so friendly. We had everything we needed and wanted for our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beauty in the mist of mountains

  • 4 of 5

Lovely snow all around us , but would have loved it more during late spring or Summer months for sure .Especially the driving was really scary for us. Maggie and Bill are people worth keeping in touch for business . Thanks for your realistic ideas and suggestions Bill . Hope u have a great vacation yourself .We will come back in summer .

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, Vaishali. Glad you had a great time staying here while you were attending your family wedding up at Kicking Horse. Snow in the winter is what everyone wants but it does mean to be extra careful on the roads for sure. :-) We can promise you lots of sunshine in the summer time! All the best to your family, Vaishali. Maggie & Bill
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $16.21 per person per night
Damage Deposit $162.09

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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