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A Hidden Gem in Golden

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Top floor suite covers 2880 sq. feet. Enter by private side door 'Hidden Gem'.

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Golden apartment description

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. The well-appointed suite has two XL twin beds, which can be joined to make a king, in each of the three bedroom. The living room has a queen wall Murphy bed.

The suite, which can accommodate up to eight 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 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.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 2880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Main Renter must be over 25yrs....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Ideal set up for families...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is permitted on the balcony, but absolutely NOT inside....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Please consider some guest are allergic to pet hair. If traces are found the damage deposit will be forfeited....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master: 2 twin/ single

                2 XL twin beds can be combined to form a king...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Two XL twin can be combined to form a king....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Two XL twin beds can be combined to form a king...moreless

              • Living Room: 1 murphy bed

                Queen Murphy wall bed sleeps two in comfort...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master ensuite: toilet, tub, shower

                Heated floors...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Heated slate floors...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    A breathtaking view of Purcell mountain Range from the deck....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Outside caterers will deliver if you want to eat in but no one wants to cook....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Electric fireplace...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    In-floor electric heating....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi available, bring your computer....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    4 off-street parking stalls available...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    With a great view of the mountains...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Only 10 minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early season skiing
                      Dec 7 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      Holiday season
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$500
                      Main Season One
                      Jan 5 - Feb 6, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      C$1,750
                      High Season
                      Feb 7 - Feb 22, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$400 C$450
                      Fri, Sat
                      C$2,800
                      Main Season Two
                      Feb 23 - Mar 15, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$325 C$375
                      Fri, Sat
                      C$2,275
                      Spring skiing
                      Mar 16 - Apr 13, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      C$1,750
                      Springtime
                      Apr 14 - Jun 20, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 21 - Sep 8, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$325 C$375
                      Fri, Sat
                      Fall
                      Sep 9 - Dec 6, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      C$250 C$295
                      Fri, Sat
                      C$1,750

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golden & District Golf Club
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Transcanada #1 Hwy
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2013

                      About the owner: 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.

                      Why the Owner Chose Golden:
                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english
                       

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                      • Top floor suite covers 2880 sq. feet. Enter by private side door 'Hidden Gem'.

                        Top floor suite covers 2880 sq. feet. Enter by private side door 'Hidden Gem'.

                      • Master bedroom. 2 XL twins combine to make a King

                        Master bedroom. 2 XL twins combine to make a King

                      • Master en-suite with full bath and attached shower

                        Master en-suite with full bath and attached shower

                      • 3rd bedroom. Two XL twins can combine to make King. Built in closet.

                        3rd bedroom. Two XL twins can combine to make King. Built in closet.

                      • Brand new kitchen with electric double oven stove. Great for entertaining.

                        Brand new kitchen with electric double oven stove. Great for entertaining.

                      • Large dinning table seats 8 in comfort

                        Large dinning table seats 8 in comfort

                      • DVD player and satellite TV

                        DVD player and satellite TV

                      • Main bathroom with tiled shower

                        Main bathroom with tiled shower

                      • Deck view to KHMR and the dog tooth range of the Purcell mountains.

                        Deck view to KHMR and the dog tooth range of the Purcell mountains.

                      • Master walk-in closet

                        Master walk-in closet

                      • Large 2nd bedroom with sitting area. 2 XL twins combine to make King size bed

                        Large 2nd bedroom with sitting area. 2 XL twins combine to make King size bed

                      • Wall Murphy bed with pocket coil queen mattress.

                        Wall Murphy bed with pocket coil queen mattress.

                      • Spacious kitchen

                        Spacious kitchen

                      • Cozy sitting area with flat screen TV and electric fireplace.

                        Cozy sitting area with flat screen TV and electric fireplace.

                      • Double sinks in main bathroom helps speed up morning grooming.

                        Double sinks in main bathroom helps speed up morning grooming.

                      VRBO #493043

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      C$250 - C$500 per night (CAD)
                      4

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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