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Luxury Townhome w/ Ski-In-SkiOut Access ** Ski For Free(during select periods **

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

******Free Skiing****** offered with Reservation during select periods. Please inquire for additional informatin.

Proud winner of three Home Awards for Best Development, Best Layout, and Best Interior Finishing.

Blacksmith Lodge (a 2200-square-foot unit) is one of the most luxurious properties on the mountain with features such as heated slate floors, private deck with eight-person hot tub, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a great room with gas fireplace and panoramic views of Big White and the Monashee Mountains.

There are two spacious bedrooms on the upper level, both with ensuite bathrooms with luxurious rain showers. The master also boasts a warm and inviting gas fireplace. The third bedroom, on the lower level, has a single/twin bunkbed, and the lower family room offers a very comfortable queen size pull out couch. These sleeping quarters share a bathroom with bath/shower.

The main floor living room is elegantly finished with rustic hardwood floors, deep couches, fireplace, and a full entertainment center, while the lower level family room features a large couch plus chair, armoire with TV, VCR, Sony PlayStation, and a number of board games - IDEAL FOR KIDS!

Trails less than ten steps out the back door provide among the best Ski-In/Ski-Out access on the mountain. The lodge is located only a few minutes from both the Village Centre and Happy Valley Gondola base, which hosts several skating rinks, an inner tube park, plus a number of other activities.

A private heated garage, offers a comfortable, convenient, and warm change area, complete with benches, racks, and hooks for gear and clothing.

To keep up with your e-mails, we have provided free high-speed wireless internet access for our guests.

Big White Ski Resort is Canada's largest ski-in/ski-out resort with an average snowfall of 25 feet of 'champagne powder' snow. It has 118 designated trails, 27 unnamed trails, and lots of pristine skiing in the powder bowls and tree glades; 18% of the runs are beginner, 56% intermediate, and 26% expert.

We have put a great deal of thought in making the lodge as cozy and comfortable as possible, to ensure our guests will have a wonderful, worry-free holiday!

Note: book directly with us and avoid the hotel taxes you will have to pay when booking through Big White Central Reservations. Only 5% G.S.T. taxes apply.

Please e-mail us if you need any further information about Blacksmith Lodge or Big White Ski Resort. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Skiing,

Gregg and Lisa Veinpel

Keywords: Luxury Town Home

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Gregg Veinpel
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Gregg Veinpel

My wife and I grew up in Mississauga a suberb of Toronto Canada. Ever since our first ski vacation in B.C. we have had an overwhelming desire to move closer to the mountains, so when the chance to relocate to Seattle for a job opportunity arose, we jumped at the opportunity. Within the first year we discovered the Okanagan and immediately fell in love. We started vacationing there so frequently that we eventually took the plunge and purchased our place at Big White. A world class ski hill 3 steps out our backdoor. It just doesn't get any better than this!!!

Gregg Veinpel purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Gregg Veinpel chose British Columbia

Simply put the snow and the people. There is nothing quite like floating down a ski hill in two feet of fresh light champagne powder. Add in the fact that the hospitality of the staff makes this big mountain feel like a small mountain resort. And when all this is literally three steps out your back door, purchasing became a very simple decision.

What makes this townhome unique

Aside from the quality of the unit and all of its' finishing three things set us apart from almost all other properties on the mountain. Our ski-in ski-out location is second to none. Trails down to the Show Ghost, Ridge Rocket and Plaza chair are three steps out our backdoor and you can ski to the foot of our driveway at the end of the day. Our location ensures that we will always have completely unobstructed spectacular views of the Monashee mountains. Our unit has a private heated garage complete with hooks, racks and benches which makes it a breeze to get out on the mountain in the morning.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Luxury Townhome w/ Ski-In-SkiOut Access ** Ski For Free(during select periods **
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Big White Sweetness

  • 5 of 5

Great location and good for kids. Had a great time there and the owners were very responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks kindly for the review Curtis. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Gregg
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  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to Gregg & Lisa for sharing their gorgeous home. We stayed for 2 weeks (from Australia) and loved every minute of it! The location is perfect and the home was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. The photos don't do it justice....just beautiful! And the Christmas decoration added to the ambience. Thanks again. We absolutely loved it! highly recommended...

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 years running still excellent

  • 5 of 5

For the past three years my family and another family, 8 people in total have been staying at Gregg and Lisa's place for our annual ski trip. Like every other year the place was ready, spotless and provides more than enough room for us. The ski in/out is as advertised and the location is perfect with a short walk to Happy Valley and home from the village. Gregg and Lisa are a pleasure to deal with and have been the same way every year. We are already booked for next year as we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission, BC, Canada

Jo-Anne from the Fraser Valley

  • 5 of 5

We've spent two years at this vacation home with another family. Great ski in and ski out. Love the ski room in the garage! It's a beautiful home - very comfortable. The owners are always available if needed. More then enough room for 4 adults and our kids. Stocked well for cooking and dining at home. We've enjoyed our stay both years - looking forward to a third.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning just a quick note to say thank you for taking the time to submit a review.
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Kimberly from Kelowna

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 (teenagers, young kids) all loved this place! The location was perfect as the kids could go tubing in their own since it's a short walk down to happy valley. Great ski in ski out no need to bother with the gondola. High ceilings, fully stocked kitchen, games and books, I would absolutely rent it again - we have rented 3 bed condos for the same price but this was much better value.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort St John BC

Blacksmith Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Christmas 2015 at Blacksmith Lodge. The condo had everything we needed, was comfortable, beautiful and convenient. The view from the condo in the morning was spectacular, you can see mountains for days! We loved our stay, the garage is a perfect addition, drop off all your wet gear in the evening and it's all dry and ready to go in the morning! A short walk to the gondola to get up to the village and a short walk back down! Soaking in the hot tub after a great day of skiing was also very appreciated :) We highly recommend staying here for you vacation. Gregg and Lisa were super easy to deal with, answering every question along the way! Checking in on us once we arrived. The condo has everything you need! LOVED IT! Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kelowna International Airport
Car: not necessary

Skating, Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides


Rates & Availability

Kootenay Boundary E Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March Madness
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
March Break
Mar 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Skiing
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Apr 11 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Nov 22 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Powder Hounds
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Minimum age restriction of 30 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Kootenay Boundary E Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3) Both master bedrooms on the upper level have queen beds and there is a third queen pull out bed in the lower living room on the ground floor, Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) There is a double single bunk bead in the third bedroom on the ground level.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Wireless High Speed Internet, Two Gas Fireplaces, Two Cable TVs, XBox360, Heated Garage, Two Family Rooms

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