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A Secluded Mountain Paradise - surrounded by the river, trees and wildlife

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Columbia-Shuswap A Cabin Rental Photos and Description

A Two Bedroom Cabin Nestled Between The Purcell Mountains And Blaeberry River

The River House is a secluded cabin nestled between the Purcell Mountains and the Blaeberry River.

The River House is a two bedroom cabin, which sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. It has a full kitchen, fireplace, hot tub, t.v., blue-ray, internet and laundry facilities.

The River House is located on 8 acres of wooded land and is the only rental cabin on the property. The other house on the property is ours. You can wake up every morning and while eating breakfast watch a pair of bald eagles fish from the Blaeberry River. In the evenings watch a herd of elk drink from the river all while never having to leave the comfort of the River House.

The River House boasts peace and quiet, but for those that are looking for adventure, the House also includes the use of the 'shed'. In the shed there is a place to store and clean your equipment, which includes skis, bikes, sleds, ATVs, and all other equipment you may bring with you.

Comments from our Guest book

"We thoroughly enjoyed the Riverhouse! Tranquility!! Wish we could bottle it and take it home." Minnesota USA

"What amazing cottage! Thank you for your hospitality" Alberta CDN

"Rocky Mountain heaven on earth! We adventured from Glacier National Park to Banff and back, but out favorite views were in our own backyard! The memories made here will be in our thoughts for years to come." Saskatchewan, CDN

"Thanks so much! What a perfect place to spend vacation away from crowds we loved sitting on the deck watching the eagles and seeing deer in the backyard. The cabin is fabulous and was everything we needed. Thanks so much for making this a perfect vacation" Florida, USA

"River house cottage was everything we hoped for and more. A beautiful location and wonderful cottage. You were great hosts as were Lola & Sally. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back one day. Thank you for making it so relaxed and easy." England

"Thanks so much River House! We had an excellent stay here. The house and location is beautiful! We enjoyed eating dinner at the picnic table and using the fire pit to toast marshmallows. We also really enjoyed watching the humming birds fly in and out to the feeder. We were able to get a couple of pictures. We appreciated the list of hikes and activities you gave to us, and thanks for being such welcoming hosts." Philadelphia USA

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Grant and Antoinette
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Grant and Antoinette

We are a couple who work in Calgary but play in Golden. Golden is a short commute from Calgary and this property allows us to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer.

In the winter we can go skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, or strap on our cross country skis and headed out for a day of touring from the deck.

In the summer we can drive up the road 7km for a beautiful day hike to a gorgeous waterfall. Or we can grab our fishing rods and step off the deck into the Blaeberry River.

Grant and Antoinette purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Grant and Antoinette chose British Columbia

This property was purchased because it is a location where we can play all year round. We love the fact that this cabin is the only rental cabin on the property and we are surrounded by 8 acres of wooded seclusion. This allows us to get away from the hustle and bustle of Calgary, AB and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

We love to sit on the deck in the evenings with friends/family and listen to the Blaeberry River or in the mornings drink a cup of coffee and watch the sun light up the beautiful Purcell mountains just outside the door step.

What makes this cabin unique

The best part of this property is that it allows us and everyone who stays with us to enjoy the complete seclusion of the Mountains, and yet is so close to all the mountain adventures that Golden has to offer. It truly is a place to get away from it all!


based on 15 traveler reviews

A Secluded Mountain Paradise - surrounded by the river, trees and wildlife
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with a vivacious springer spaniel the month of September 2015 and it was wonderful! What an amazingly beautiful place, particularly in September. You are feet away from the Blaeberry river and in September (particularly late September) you have the gift of seeing the salmon spawning, which is quite a sight. Nature surrounds you in this peaceful setting. We spent countless hours gazing at the many bald and golden eagles and were fortunate to also see coyote and wolves. We enjoyed kayaking down the Blaeberry and running/dining/hanging out in Golden, which is about 20-25 minutes down the road. The cabin was comfortable and the owners were so, so kind. They routinely checked in to make sure we had everything we needed, but were careful not to be too imposing (but they were so nice, we were kind of hoping they wouldn't be so respectful of our space). They aren't on the property too often, so if you want your privacy - you have it. The location is just superb, particularly if you are looking for a peaceful place to connect with nature. The views from the cabin and yard were breathtaking. The hot tub was wonderful. I think often about our month in September in this amazingly nuturing place and can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-appointed cabin with a large yard, private hot tub, and private fire pit located on a beautiful creek. We had a great time enjoying the view from the hot tub after a day of whitewater rafting in Golden and cuddling up by the fire in the evening. I would highly recommend River House and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the River House for 3 nights in early October after spending 3 nights in the Canmore/Banff area. The house and location were amazing. The house is just steps away from the peaceful Blaeberry River where we had beautiful views of the valley and mountains. We saw salmon in the river, deer around the property and 2 bald eagles that would be out by the river each day. The house had everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable (well stocked kitchen & bathroom, etc). We enjoyed the fire pit in the yard (which was supplied w/ plenty of fire wood by the owners) and sitting out on the bench by the river just taking in the surrounding beauty of this place. We felt like we were in the wilderness away from all the stress of city life. The owners were very helpful and friendly. They gave us ideas on some local hiking areas and places to visit (Bear Corner Bed & Bale is just right around the corner for a wonderful horseback trail ride). The Wolf Centre is also very close which was a neat way to spend an hour or so. The River House was everything we were hoping for and we hope we can make it back some day soon. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

Thank you for the perfect getaway and a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the owners are lovely and kept in touch up to and during our stay to ensure that we had everything we needed. They responded to emails very quickly and were very friendly.

The riverhouse is a quiet oasis. I spent the weekend there with my mother and two small nieces. We brought groceries and didn't leave the property/river all weekend because we had everything we could need there. The pictures don't quite do the riverhouse justice either. It is gorgeous. It had all the extra's of a hotel (mini shampoo/conditioner, brochures, information binders, etc), with all the comforts of a home. You can tell that the owners take pride in this place and it is fully loaded with quality items - they did not cheap out. They have thought of everything as well - board games, a few DVD's, Xbox, etc). The hot tub was very relaxing with a great view of the river. On top of it all our two dogs were welcome to join us which was fantastic.

I would definitely recommend this property.

One small note: there is another house on the property (with trees in between for privacy) but if you are looking for complete isolation keep this in mind.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being wonderful guests, and we are so happy to hear that you, your nieces and the puppies all enjoyed the freedom of the property. We did not get a chance to meet you while you stayed with us, and I forgot to mention that the other house on the property is our house. We do not rent the house to others it is simply there for us to use while we are in Golden, and one of the main reasons we work in Calgary and play Golden!! Again thank you for the fabulous review and for being such great guests, we hope you come and stay with us in the future.
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Excellent week!!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay at The River House. While here we skied at Kicking Horse, Lake Louise, and Revelstoke, easy drives to all resorts, home in time for a soak in the hot tub, dinner and a movie. The views are incredible. We had snow shoes so did a few tours of the area as well. Can't wait to come back!! A huge thank you to the owners!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Oasis

  • 5 of 5

It was a real treat to be able to stay at the Riverhouse.My husband, sister, brother in law, myself and our for month old infant stayed comfortably here. You step out the door and it is amazing how quiet it is. If you are looking for a "get out of the city and away from civilization" this is the place to go. Grant and Antoinette were very helpful and accommodating. We can't wait to go back. Beautiful winter oasis!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
265 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golden Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
21 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain
Car: necessary

Although it is 15 minutes to Golden, the River House is steps away from the beautiful Purcell Mountains and the Blaeberry River. As well the Thompson Falls area is a 2 minute drive away from the River House which boasts beautiful water falls and sledding areas. The possibilities of activities is endless for this area, all you need is a little imagination and adventure.

If you are looking for peace and quite, the River House is a secluded location, perfect for artists, wildlife watchers, or someone who just wants to get away from it all.


Rates & Availability

Columbia-Shuswap A Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 19 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Fee:
If you cancel more than 14 days prior to your arrival you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel less than 14 days of your arrival the deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellation must be in writing.
Please make sure you have adequate cancellation insurance.

Mother Nature:
Refunds are not available in circumstances such as power outages, highway closures and acts of nature

All payments can be made through email money transfer or visit our website for our PayPal account link

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Columbia-Shuswap A Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Has all linens and towels required including those for the adventurer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , twin futon in the living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are complete with all linens down duvets, and pillows. Each bedroom has a closet and an individual lamps for each bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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