About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Family Ski Vacation Ever!
Hawkes Hill was just what the doctor ordered!
We arrived as a family for a ski week at Kicking Horse. The suite was all we could have wanted with the comforts of home, a hot tub and an amazing view. It was quiet and clean, pride of ownership evident. Just 10 miles outside of the charming town of Golden, it was a fabulous find, a lovely getaway complete with our own bald eagle to watch in the evenings.
Thanks so much, Sandra... we're so glad you had a wonderful holiday. Come back in the summer and you'll see eagles and red tailed hawks soaring right above the deck!!! Thanks again!
Incredible view of Rocky Mountains, wrap around sunny porch and gorgeous stars at night!
We loved our stay here very much. The rental unit is close to town and close to lots of great hikes. The stars are gorgeous at night from the master bedroom and from the deck and hot tub below the deck. The sunset is spectacular from the private deck over the mountain peaks. Also, a great little hike just out the back so you don't have to drive anywhere to get into the trees and nature.
Our only little issue was the sound of cars driving by when you are on the deck that comes from the highway below when it is rush hour, but this was NOT an issue for sleeping since the beds are on the other side of the house. It was also not an issue most of the time, just certain times of day.
Our hosts (Bill and Maggie) treated us with a fresh loaf of bread upon arrival and were very gracious, offering conversation when we were feeling social and also giving us plenty of privacy as we were looking for. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to make it an easy stay.
Cozy with a beautiful view!
We had a wonderful Easter weekend in the apartment. Big windows, a very nice deck and hot tub, all to soak in the beautiful view. We would definitely love to stay here again and will refer our family and friends! Thanks!
Cute and comfortable!
Well cared for and well stocked rental. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy our meals and we loved the wood stove. Hot tub was a welcome perk after skiing. Would recommend folks to bring a pair of flip flops or slip on shoes for the walk from the back door to hot tub. Great stay!
Quiet, cozy, gorgeous views
Thank you so much, Maggie and Bill, for making our weekend getaway so spectacular! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave! We loved the views from the deck and hot tub of the mountains and enjoyed these while relaxing after a long day of skiing at Kicking horse. The rental is well stocked, quiet and the bed very comfy. We really loved the wood stove too. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you!!
Thanks so much, Anna... glad you had such a wonderful time. We appreciate that you enjoyed yourselves so much...sans toddler! :-)
Look forward to seeing you again... Bill & Maggie
Great little spot!
Our group of 4 adults and 2 small dogs had a great time at Bill and Maggie’s! The view is amazing (especially from the hot tub) and the condo had everything we needed. Only issues to note are that the driveway was a bit treacherous with slushy conditions (snow tires without AWD couldn’t make it up) and there is no cell reception. Communication from hosts was fantastic! Thanks so much!
Thanks Meghan for your kind words. To be clear about the driveway though for our future guests, it's important to note that your friends did come up the driveway on the first day with no problem. The second day though, everyone's driveway in the region was complete slush because of the +15C and the hot sun beating down for three days straight. When Bill came home from work he spoke with your friends and it was agreed to leave your van on the 'pull off' on the side while Bill took the big snow shovel and shovelled off the slush and then put gravel down. There was no problem the next two days. When we have a sun hot spring thaw in the mountains we can get two or three days while the base layer of snow on the driveway is melting and yes, for sure, we deal with that right away so our guests and us can get up and down the driveway safely. Hope this helps, Maggie.
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