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3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. 5* Family Retreat

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 11-15, Close to the Gondola and Nordic Ski Center. Luxury throughout.

We built our mountainside home to an exacting standard so that our guests could relax in luxury. We have created what we believe to be one of the more unique homes in the area and since we use it often the upkeep and maintenance are well taken care of. Some highlights include:

-SIZE: 3200sqft/297sqm custom designed corner lot home sleeps 11-15 people, 11 in their own beds.

-LOCATION: Ski in/Walk out access to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (walk out being a 4 minute walk up the street). It’s also one of the closest homes to the Nordic Ski Centre for cross-country skiing.

-ACCOMMODATION: 4 bedrooms. Upper level oversize master suite + den, walk in closet and large bathroom creates the perfect sanctuary. Second bedroom on the top floor sleeps a further 2-3 people. Lower level media room contains a further two bedrooms + full oversized bathroom. If needed there are two double sofa beds, a large day bed and a Pack n' Play/Baby cot.

-RELAX: Master suite contains a deep soaker tub and separate custom built tiled shower, second full bathroom has another tub/shower and another separate shower. Main floor bathroom has a large rain shower just off the mudroom so you can ski/bike to the garage and get straight in. Plenty of couches and reading nooks as well as a private 6 person undercover hot tub.

-CUISINE: We love to cook and our full kitchen reflects this, we have included a Bertazzoni Gas range with convection oven and broiler, as well as a slow cooker with rice maker function. Large Fridge/Freezer combo, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks plus coffee maker, toaster and all the utensils you could think of. Undercover BBQ on the main floor deck + indoor seating for 13. Perfect for entertaining large groups.

-TECH: Free High-speed WIFI throughout. Media room contains full home theatre including Apple TV, Free Netflix, HBO, Cable, Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, iPod dock, 50-inch wall mounted plasma and a 5 hidden speaker + subwoofer system. Master suite contains Apple TV, Free Netflix, HBO, Cable, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and a 40-inch plasma.

-COMFORT: Digital Panel heating system controls forced air throughout. Heated flooring in all bathrooms + Garage. Media Room and all bedrooms carpeted. Humidifiers provided in all bedrooms, plus large movable fans for the summer.

-COZY: Large comfy couches, and a huge wood burning fireplace in the great room. Two temperature controlled gas fireplaces located in the master suite and media room. 3 fireplaces in total.

-FAMILY: We created two separate entertainment/living areas, the lower basement level and the master suite level on the top floor. Both the master suite and the basement area are home theatre ready so if kids are watching Disney on one floor the adults can be watching HBO on the other. Want to hang out together? Try the great room with it's roaring wood burning custom fireplace, perfect for family game night and watching the snow fall. We have also included kids utensils plus a high chair for the little ones as well.

-STORAGE: Heated Garage with plenty of firewood and space for skis/boards. The Mudroom off the garage contains a generous bathroom with rain shower, washer/dryer and heated floors to quickly dry out and store your gear.

FULL DESCRIPTION: -

Equidistant from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the Nordic Ski Centre this custom-built full timber-frame home is perfectly located for you and your group to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. There is plenty to do year round for the outdoor enthusiast, or, if you just want a relaxing week to unwind with the family take advantage of the modern luxuries located throughout the home. The house has been professionally landscaped and the fittings and furnishings are top notch.

Ski in/Walk out access. In the winter months a very short walk up the street and you can strap on your skis/board and ride down to the gondola in minutes. Easily done, even with kids. For ski in, approach the runs located near the pioneer chair and ski in via the 'Westside' run. For avid cross country skiers the house is one of the closest to the Nordic Ski Centre.

Three of the bedrooms have split kings (king beds that can be converted into twin beds). The fourth bedroom contains a double futon and a single bed in the loft near the master bedroom. For additional sleeping needs, there is a pull out couch in the master bedroom along with a day bed. Plus the media room also has a pull out couch. In total, we can accommodate 15 people, with 11 having their own beds. A crib/pack n play is available with a fitted sheet should you need it.

On the top floor the oversize master suite enjoys a sitting area, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, cable TV, Apple TV and next to the sofa bed there is a sound dock for your iPod. The granite detailed en-suite spa bath is accessed via the walk in closet. A small balcony and a large picture window complete this private and luxurious top floor retreat. Another bedroom located near the top of the stairs provides yet another comfortable sleeping area.

The main floor enjoys soaring ceilings, has a spacious fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. A large square dining table easily seats eight people, with another three people seated at the breakfast bar. The living room has amazing views, cozy couches and a large wood-burning fireplace. Just off the living room there is a wrap around deck with an undercover BBQ hooked up to a permanent gas line so you never have to worry about refilling a heavy tank. A sound system with CD player and iPod dock allow you to enjoy your own music by the fireplace. Relax with a glass of wine, your favorite book, and enjoy the 270-degree views. In the summer months open the windows and enjoy the mountain air.

Located just off the main floor through the kitchen there is a mudroom to put your wet clothes, along with a full washer/dryer combo and a bathroom with a tiled shower. This room has heated flooring and drying hooks allowing your clothes and gear to dry quickly. The garage also has heated flooring and racks to put your skis/boards.

On the lower floor there is ample space in the media room with a gas fireplace and a wet bar area. The two other bedrooms can sleep four in split kings. There is also a queen sofa bed and a full surround sound system with a large wall mounted flat screen TV. A Blu-ray player, Apple TV, PlayStation 3, Netflix, WIFI (accessible throughout the home) and an iPod dock are also included. A large second full bathroom with double sinks, separate shower, bath tub, granite counter tops and heated tile floors make for a spacious and comfortable area to unwind after your day on the hill.

Don't forget about the hot tub, which is accessible through the double doors in the media room downstairs.

This luxury mountainside home is perfect for all seasons and leaves you wanting for nothing.

KEYWORDS: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Chalet, Golden, High end, Luxury House, Great location, Family Friendly, Great Views, Ski in ski out, KHMR, Full Timber frame,

More Details

Owner
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Gabriel Higham

I went to Golden and Kicking Horse Resort back in 2006 on what was supposed to be a one off trip. I was so taken with the place that I started building my house in late 2007 and completed it in 2009.

Having extensively traveled the world I still find myself yearning to get back to my 'home away from

home'.

This truly is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months to biking, golfing and hiking in the summer, there is something for everyone and you don't have to put up with the crowds of some other year round ski resorts.

I have taken immense pleasure in building what I consider to be one of the most unique and enjoyable homes on the mountain.

It is my wish that you enjoy Kicking Horse and the surrounding area as much as I do. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gabriel Higham purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Gabriel Higham chose British Columbia Mountains

The resort boasts some of the best skiing, some of the best biking and hiking and plenty of other adventure activities too numerous to list here. Unlike other over crowded ski resorts Kicking Horse allows you to enjoy and explore the area without feeling like you're in a tourist trap.

What makes this chalet unique

The house is perfectly located for ease of access to the resort and the Nordic Ski Centre. The views of the Selkirk Mountains from the living room and master bedroom are simply breathtaking. Throughout the home no expense has been spared on modern amenities.

A perfect retreat for couples, families, and groups of friends. It's everything you could want in a home and more.

Amenities

Golden Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Oversize Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaker tub plus separate large stall shower.
    Oversize Media Room Bathroom (lower floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Double sinks, separate tub and separate stall shower
    Mudroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Contains large rain shower just off the mudroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Lower Floor, Bedroom 3 - 3rd bedroom, 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom upstairs contains double bed and single bed.
    Lower Floor bedroom 4 - 2nd bedroom has 1 king or two XL twins. Humidifier provided
    Oversize Master Suite upstairs - 1 king or 2 XL Twins + 1 sofabed + 1 daybed + Humidifier
    Media room Sofabed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Media room contains large sofabed
  • Three king Beds or Six twin beds or a combo. One single bed, two queen pullout sofa beds, a day bed and a double futon. All bedrooms carpeted and include humidifiers.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

3200 sqft/297 sqm Full Timber Frame. 3 Floors of Pure Luxury. 5* Family Retreat
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
5

It was absolutely exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

A great home that helped our family make amazing memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie! We're hoping you can visit us again. Take care
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4

Ski Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time skiing KH and the home met our needs and expectations.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob, we're sorry to see that you gave us 4 stars, we'd welcome any feedback you can give us as to how we can improve our service. We're hoping to have you guys again!
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5

Mountain Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a lovely escape to the mountains. The accommodations were exactly as pictured and perfect for what we needed. Plenty of space and beautiful finishes, complete with a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen was incredible to cook in. Excellent for a group or a couple of families. The owners were very easy to deal with and incredibly helpful - highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris, we really appreciate how well you took care of our house and it's guests like you that make hosting worthwhile! We're looking forward to having you back sir.
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5

Gorgeous cabin in an awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is perfect for group of people looking to stay at a high quality cabin. The location allows you to ski in to practically your door and has a max 5 minute walk to where you can ski down to the lift. Enjoyed our entire stay and the owner was very helpful if we had any questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Evan, it was a pleasure to host your group and you guys took amazing care of the house. You are welcome back anytime sir!
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4

Nice new house, clean, convenient location, very comfortable,.

  • 4 of 5

Nice new house, clean, convenient location, very comfortable with a great fireplace too. Heated garage floor is unusual. Only Con is that Kicking Horse could really use a few more chair lifts!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Sam. We too believe KHMR could use a few more lifts. Hope you guys had a safe journey home and that you'll consider us again for future visits.
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5

Ideal house for weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious house, walking distance from the ski resort with a very accommodating owner. The place was very clean and had all the amenities you'd expect. Jon was very prompt in responding to emails prior to the trip and returned the deposit in a timely manner. Overall would highly recommend this place to families and groups alike.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Iain, you took excellent care of our house and for that we thank you sir! We're hoping you'll stay with us again in the future.
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Northern Lights Wildlife
"One of my favorite places to visit. Very educational and the wolves are spectacular to see i..."
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
"Best skiing and boarding hands down! If you need a quick refresher course get signed up at t..."
The Kicking Horse Grill -- CLOSED
"Great restaurant in the town of golden. Delicious entrees and great portion sizes."
Grizzly Bear Refuge
"See Boo the bear in the summer months!"
Copper Horse Lodge
"Dine at Corks and be treated to excellent food and an even better wine list."
Eleven22 Restaurant
"Very interesting menu and definitely worth a visit. One of my favs! "
The Golden Taps
"Great place to grab a beer in town."
Peaks Grill
"Ski to the front door, grab a beer and a burger and enjoy the rest of the afternoon!"
Winston Lodge
"The closest place to my house to drink and eat the night away. Awesome hosts won't let your ..."
Kicking Horse Kids Club
"Drop the kids off and worry more about that awesome line you're going to take on the mountain."
Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
"One of the highest places to dine in Canada. Excellent food and the views to match. Open for..."
Nearest Airport
275 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Winston Lodge
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golden Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Transcanada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Various. Winston Lodge, Corks and Eagles Eye.
Nearest Ski
350 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Activities include but are not limited to:

WINTER:

Downhill skiing/boarding.

Back country skiing/boarding

Heli Skiing

Snowmobiling

Snowshoeing

Ice Fishing

SUMMER

Hiking

Downhill mountain biking + single track

Fishing

Paragliding

Sky Diving

White water rafting

Zip line

Grizzly Bear Refuge located on the ski hill

Horseback Riding

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Rates & Availability

Golden Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Skiing 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$474
From
$585
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Xmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$666
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$814
 
 
Pre NY's 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$740
 
 
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$962
 
 
January 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$518
From
$740
Fri,Sat
 
 
Feb/March 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
$577
From
$851
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mid March - April 2018
Mar 18 2018 - Apr 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$518
From
$740
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$296
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$407
From
$503
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $739.9
Cleaning Fee $221.97 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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