The Pioneer Retreat: the House with a Window Onto the Mountain
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Golden 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.
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.
Attractions and Activities: 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. The resort has a ski school.
Summer is full of activity including mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse back riding and golf.
Top Family Attractions include the grizzly bear refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, take the Golden Eagle Express Gondola to the top of the mountain for panoramic views of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains and Columbia River Jet Boat Safaris.
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Mountain View. Ski-In Ski-Out.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sleep Sofa /Futon
- Twin/ Single
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Wireless Internet
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Access
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
ReviewsWrite a review
The pictures of this property do not do it justice as to how beautiful it is. Even better than described, well worth the money. The property was clean and in great condition. It slept our group quite comfortably and everyone had a great time hanging out in the hot tub or playing cards or hanging out around the massive kitchen island. The snow and Kicking Horse hill was the best I've ever seen and is only a few minutes from the lodge. Payment was easy to arrange and my damage deposit was returned promptly. Thanx again David.
- Guest Colby (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- Date of stay 03/29/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Great for Family get together!!!
Great for Family get together!!!
This property was amazing in pretty much everyway ... rustic meet modern!! We were 3 families (from Langley, BC; Moncton, NB and Calgary, AB) who all met at Kicking Horse for an awesome family reunion weekend in July 2011 ... 12 of us all together ... 6 adults and 6 children ages 9 to 15!! Everything was modern and clean, and we all slept comfortably in the beds provided. Much time was spent in the modern kitchen around the huge island just talking and catching up and we enjoyed our late nights in the hot tub after long days exploring. The gondola up the mountain had spectacular views including a grizzly bear enclosure below one of the towers. The kids and Dads had a blast going horseback riding. The girls that worked there were super and made the kids feel very comfortable and safe on there horses ... everyone loved it!! Everything was provided ... the only things we had to bring were our clothes and food & drink!!! We have been telling everyone about this place and hope to go back again soon ... maybe next year!!!
- Guest Robbie (Calgary)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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The front of the Pioneer Retreat
The rear of the Pioneer Retreat
The Media Room
5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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