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Claire

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

A Hidden Gem In Golden

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Golden Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 to 10

This spacious three-bedroom penthouse suite occupies 2880 sq. ft. on the top floor of a unique two story building in the town of Golden. Each of two large bedrooms have two XL twin beds that can be joined to make a king, plus a twin sofa bed.The third bedroom has two XL twin beds, which can be joined to make a king. The living room has a queen Murphy wall-bed.

The suite, which can accommodate up to ten people in comfort, and is priced well below comparable accommodation located on the ski hill, is a mere twelve-minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, with some of the best downhill skiing in North America.

It is also central for three other ski areas: Revelstoke is one and three-quarter hours further west along the Trans-Canada Highway; world-renown Lake Louise is one hour to the east; and Panorama is two hours south along Highway 95.

For cross-country ski lovers, Dawn Mountain hosted the 2012 Canadian Masters Championships and has over 30 kilometers of groomed trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Cross-country trails can also be found at the golf club.

If you need a day to rest aching muscles then the Radium Hot Springs are one hour away, or you can book a massage right here in Golden.

Golden is also a great location to base your snowmobiling adventure with 240 kilometers of groomed trails, 13 distinct zones and 4 maintained areas. Snowmobile rentals and tours can be arranged with Golden-based companies. Staying in Golden will transform a simple ski-vacation into a winter adventure.

For summer and fall hiking, Yoho National Park is only forty minutes away. We may be biased, but in all our travels we've never found scenery more majestic and beautiful. Golden's incredibly scenic golf course is only a few minutes' drive away.

The Columbia Valley is a major bird migratory route. Bring your binoculars and walk to the bird watching platform at Reflection Lake, just south of town. For history lovers, an hour or two will be enough to learn something of Golden's history in the small museum. Book lovers will enjoy browsing the new and used selections at Bacchus Books perhaps along with a coffee or bowl of home-made soup.

Golden is nestled in the Columbia Valley at the confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers. Surrounded by mountains, peaks of the Purcells are visible from the suite's living/dining room. Staying in-town means you are only a short walk from several good restaurants (so no worries about drinking and driving), burger joints and convenience food, a five-pin bowling alley, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, a summer farmer's market, the cinema, grocery stores, an indoor skating rink, a skate board park and more.

Being in town also makes it possible to have catered dinners served in the Hidden Gem, or to order in pizza, if you are simply too tired after rafting the Kicking Horse whitewater, paragliding from Mount 7, floating through the Columbia wetlands, or strolling the Rotary Trail or alongside the Kicking Horse River.

Relax in this quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resort. Avoid the noise of grooming machines, of ski lifts starting up first thing in the morning, of rowdy drinkers and loud music from special on-hill events.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Claire

Born and schooled in the UK. My wife and I moved to Calgary in 1973, and raised our 3 children there, before retiring to Golden in 2002. We chose Golden because we love skiing, and the outdoors, and wanted to retire to a small ski town in the Rockies. Golden fit the bill perfectly.

Claire purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Claire chose British Columbia Mountains

Living in Calgary for close to 30 years, we would often vacation in the Columbia valley. When it came time to retire, we chose Golden as it is a small authentic town surrounded by six national parks, and central to the best skiing in North America. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is only a 10 minute drive, Lake Louise Ski Resort only 60 minutes, Revelstoke an hour and a half and Panorama 1hr 45min.

Golden has several good restaurants, and other amenities, including a cinema and bowling alley, outdoor pool in the summer, and indoor skating rink in the winter.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
A Hidden Gem In Golden
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
California
4

Family with Kids enjoyed stay and visited Banff and Coumbia Icefields

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of Seven and used this place as base to visit Lake Louise and Columbia Icefields. The Suite was very comfortable.

We used the kitchen and it was kind to see that the Host had arranged for basic spices (salt and Pepper). The location is close to Railway tracks and we kept windows closed.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Singh: Glad to hear that you, and your family, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The suite is much larger than we had anticipated. There was 8 of us and could have comfortably fit a lot more than that. Two separate seating areas provided space for lots to be happening at the same time. We were a golf group so we were sad there was no Golf Channel on the TV package but that wasn't a huge deal. It was a great set up for our group, the owners were very simple to deal with and we would return for sure. The location for us was great since we were back and forth from the golf course so much, but there are train tracks across the street and it was loud 2 of the 3 nights. And when the lower level suite became occupied, we lost our wifi (I assume they were streaming Netflix or something). And please replace lightbulbs, there were lots burnt out. Again, these are all super minor things and merely suggestions to make a great place even better. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leah: Glad to hear that you, and your friends, enjoyed your stay. Thank-you for letting us know about the light bulbs, we have gone ahead and changed the ones that were burnt out. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Confortable, Clean and Convenient:

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy for the holiday stay in this rare vocation L Iodge, a real hidden gem. Huge space, super clean and well equiped. First choice for my next summer stay. A

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerry: Glad to hear that you, and your friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Spacious, great location, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week and it was exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed the town of Golden, and the proximity to the National Parks worked out really well for several day trips and hikes.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ramine: Glad to hear that you, and your family, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place could not have been any better! It is incredibly spacious and the perfect getaway spot. Exceptionally clean and had everything one might need on their trip to Golden. A couple blocks from the town itself but it's not more than a short walk or drive away. I would be very quick to recommend this place to anyone and if I'm ever in Golden again, I wouldn't even bother to look elsewhere for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelsey: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Wow! A great furnished place right in the heart of Golden

  • 5 of 5

Fully furnished places in the town of Golden are hard to come by. If you want to be in the town of Golden, within walking distance to all amenities, this is the place! It is spacious and well laid out. You will not be disappointed with this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shandy: Glad to hear that you, and your family, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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Map

Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden & District Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada #1 Hwy
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

If you like the outdoors you will love Golden. Winter and summer you will enjoy this outdoor adventure hub. I moved to Golden as it has the best skiing in North America on par with Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit, and you too can enjoy this outdoor paradise.

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Rates & Availability

Golden Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 21 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$288
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season Skiing
Dec 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Main Season One
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$1,344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Feb 7 2017 - Feb 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$307
From
$346
Fri,Sat
$2,151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Main Season Two
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$288
Fri,Sat
$1,747
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Skiing
Mar 16 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$1,344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Springtime
Apr 14 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$1,344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $192
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Amenities

Golden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Heated floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated slate floors
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 3 twin/ single , 2 XL twin beds can be combine, to form a king.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Two XL twin can be combined, to form a king.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin beds can be combined, to form a king
    Living Room - 1 murphy bed , Queen Murphy wall bed, sleeps two in comfort
  • Both the Master Bedroom, and the Second Bedroom, contain a twin sofa bed. For larger groups, these beds can be used to accommodate a third guest, in both the Master Bedroom, and the Second Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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