VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

The Pioneer Retreat: the House with a Window Onto the Mountain

You sent a message to this manager.

The front of the Pioneer Retreat


Last updated: 02/24/2013

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 18 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort house description

The Pioneer Retreat is a cosy, relaxing family home with a panoramic view on to the mountain. The house prides itself on having luxury amenities to combine a wide range of needs from those looking for a peaceful, idyllic experience to those who wish to keep in touch with the 21st Century. The Pioneer Retreat offers both rustic charm and modern essentials including internet access, hot tub and sauna.
The Pioneer Retreat, which is ski-in and ski-out,is located on Dogtooth Close approximately 700m from the Day Lodge/ Gondola and adjacent to the start of the Nordic/Cross-country ski trails.It is also situated near to the resort facilities including restaurants, shops and general store.
'What I like about the chalet the most is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling. The windows make it very light and you almost feel as the sun rises that your sitting outside on the grassy slopes of the mountain' (The owner's comments).
The centre piece is the living room with high vaulted ceiling, two sided wood burning fireplace with views across the mountain and valley; an ideal place for entertaining. There is a well catered modern kitchen, the central feature of which is a magnificent granite table; sit at the table,especially when the sun rises, and soak up the view through the large windows.
The property is efficiently heated by Geo Thermal with radiant heat on all floors.
Relax in the large private hot tub and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery.Other superb amenities include the wet-dry Finnish sauna, satellite HD TV and Home Theatre, high speed internet including wi fi, telephone (local calls only), BBQ, Washer/Dryer.

Lay out
First Floor comprises:
• A large open plan living space including kitchen and dining area.
• Master Bedroom: King Size bed (sleeps 2) and ensuite.
• Bedrooms #2&3: Each bedroom has “Split Kings” which enables the bed to be used as large spacious doubles or singles. Each bedroom sleeps 2.
• Bed room#4: The bedroom has bunk beds with the bottom bunk double size. (sleeps 2)
• Second Bathroom
Loft Space (sofa bed sleeps 1)
Ground Floor comprising:
• Ski storage; Entrance into large hall; Media Room including gas fire; Third Bathroom and:
• Bedroom #5: There is a Queen size bed (sleeps 2)and also a sofa bed.

Activities: Skiing: The resort has one of the longest vertical drops in Canada and 2,750 acres of big mountain terrain. Try the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on the summit. Cross Country Skiing is accessible at the rear of the chalet- 20 km of maintained trails at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Area.
Summer is also full of activity including mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse back riding and golf.

Keywords: ski, chalet, summer, house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Ice Maker
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen


              • Heating:

                Geo Thermal...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Garage
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Living Room
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Wood Fireplace


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Sauna

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Ski-In
              • Ski-Out


              • Cinemas
              • Golf
              • Skiing
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Snowboarding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Rafting
              • Hiking


              Write a review 5
              from 2 traveler reviews
              Available all year
              Minimum Stay two days

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

              Please wait... Travel with confidence

              Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 18 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



              291 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Calgary International Airport
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
              Nearest Barpub
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
              Nearest Ski
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

              Car: Necessary


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About: I am a hard working 40 something who loves visiting Golden and Kicking Horse.

              Why Kicking Horse Mountain Resort:
              Kicking Horse is a fantastic ski resort. It is also a great place to stay in the summer for those who enjoy exploring the the great out doors or just chill.The Pioneer Retreat is also well located for visiting the National Parks. This part of Canada at Golden is very accessible for a British Visitor via Calgary.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              What makes my property unique is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling.It is very light and airy; as the sun rises in the morning you feel at one with the mountain.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • The front of the Pioneer Retreat

                The front of the Pioneer Retreat

              • living room

                living room

              • First Floor

                First Floor

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • suana


              • Kitchen


              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Master Ensuite

                Master Ensuite

              • The rear of the Pioneer Retreat

                The rear of the Pioneer Retreat

              • The Media Room

                The Media Room

              VRBO #320017

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 01, 2014


              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              Contact manager for availability
              Email manager

              +44 114 230 2471 (United Kingdom)

              Speaks: english
              Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

              Get it now

              Share this property

              Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Enter a subject for your email.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

              Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.