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Ideal Base for Touring Canadian Rockies. Kicking Horse, Bc

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Inukshuk in summer. Home from home in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Golden chalet description

Architect designed, timber frame house built in 2005, with a floor area of approximately 3,000 sq. ft. Three bedrooms are on the lower floor, together with laundry facilities, access to the hot tub, and a double garage. A new, fourth bedroom recently added. The first floor is open plan with vaulted ceilings and large windows with views to the mountains and out across the Columbia River valley. There is a large lounge area with satellite TV, DVD, a formal and informal eating area, the den, and a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. There is a covered deck at the front of the property suitable for BBQs. The house is set in its own plot with simply landscaped gardens and its own locally crafted 'Inukshuk'. The property is situated about 300m from the base of the main gondola giving access to the ski and mountain bike terrain of the Kicking Horse mountain. It is a 10 minute drive from an excellent golf course in Golden. Located conveniently for visits to Banff and Lake Louise.


Day trips: Inukshuk is a nucleus for site seeing and adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Within 1 1/2 hours drive time you can reach Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald lake Lodge, Rogers Pass, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Revelstoke. All worth a visit.

Play on the excellent Golden Gold Course, located in the valley next to the Columbia River.

Go fishing / hunting.

Great local attractions include the Northern Lights Wolf Centre and Buffalo Ranch open to visitors, located in the Blaeberry Valley.

Things to do in and around KH during the winter:

Ski / Board Kicking Horse Mountain. Enjoy deep powder snow.
Go on a Back Country adventure. See Scott Belton, www.adrenalindescents.com

Learn or improve your Telemarking / Freeheeling with Paula Steinheber (former national team member) www.freeheeltrails.com

Go heli-skiing with Purcell Heliskiing or Great Canadian. Go CAT skiing at Chatter Creek.

Nature / the great outdoors.: Fantastic hiking and spectacular wildlife viewing; Whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse river; Paragliding from Mount 7.

Wildlife: you can see in safety Boo the Grizzly Bear, plus visit Bison and Wolves in the Blaeberry Valley (30 - 40 mins drive).

Mountain Biking: Use the gondola in the summer to descend from the summit at Eagles Eye, 7,700 ft to the base of the gondola at 4,000ft. Annual Downhill Race with top competitors travelling from all over BC and Alberta.

Explore the less challenging but no less interesting the many cross country trails, especially the Moonraker trails around Cedar lake.

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Either configuration...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Either configuration...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 double

            Either configuration...moreless

          • Bed 1, 2 and 3 all ensuite; Jacuzzi bath in bed 1 plus shower; Beds 2 & 3 with showers; Bed 4 is on the higher floor and has the main bedroom configured as King bed or split King, with an additional area off ideal for children or family guests where there is one queen and one single bed. Toilet / washing facilities adjacent....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Master Ground Floor: jacuzzi bath with shower over. Heated floor. Beds 2 & 3: ensuite showers. Bed 4: Bath with shower. Underfloor heating....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Inukshuk has a private outdoor hot tub on the back deck overlooking the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains. Great for a soak after a hard day of golf, skiing, snowboarding, biking, or hiking. Private chef can be aranged on ad hoc basis....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Cards and some family games provided...moreless

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sledding
              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Resort

              sports and adventure activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    There are two large dining tables, which can by put together if a large group are renting. Normally one is sufficient and is situated to get a view of the mountain....moreless

                  • Seating for 16 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room:

                        Open plan, plentiful comfortable chairs and a large wall mounted television. Gas log effect fireplace....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Sofa Bed

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            Fully equipped with plentiful work surfaces and an island unit....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Sufficient for maximum occupancy ...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Mains gas BBQ on decking at first floor level at front of house. Watch the world go by and make them envious....moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            Tennis courts down in Golden. Outdoor, so summer only. Some scheduled to be built in the resort but not available yet....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Great golf course in Golden less than 10kms from the house....moreless

                          • Ski & Snowboard:

                            50m walk then ski down to the gondola. Possible to ski right back to the door. Some old powder skis may be available, 170 or 180 cmd with rental bindings. Ask if interested....moreless

                          • Wood Deck
                          • Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Whirlpool
                          • Hot Tub:

                            Private hot tub on decking at rear of property looking out over Columbia Valley....moreless

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Fall 2014
                              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              C$435 C$485
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              C$3,145
                              Late Fall 2014
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              C$435 C$485
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$3,145

                              Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$45 per night, per additional guest

                              Early Winter 1
                              Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              C$785
                              C$5,495
                              Early Winter 2
                              Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015
                              7 night min stay
                              C$985
                              Mid Winter 1
                              Jan 5 - Jan 22, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$635 C$785
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$4,745
                              Mid Winter 2
                              Jan 23 - Feb 12, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$735 C$835
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$5,345
                              Mid Winter 3
                              Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              C$835
                              C$5,845
                              Mid Winter 4
                              Feb 23 - Mar 22, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$735 C$835
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$6,180
                              Early Spring 2015
                              Mar 23 - Apr 12, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$535 C$635
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$3,945
                              Spring 2015
                              Apr 13 - May 15, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$435 C$485
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$3,145
                              Summer 2015
                              May 16 - Oct 12, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$485 C$585
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$3,595
                              Fall 2015
                              Oct 13 - Dec 19, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              C$435 C$485
                              Fri, Sat
                              C$3,145

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • No additional mandatory fees
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Please contact for latest rates and any 'SPECIALS'.

                              1/3 deposit to secure booking and remainder due upon check-in. 21 days notice of cancellation required for deposit refund. £50 (Canadian $100) cancellation fee applies. To be confirmed at time of booking when rates agreed and payment details finalised with property managers based in Canada.

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                              Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                              Location

                              250 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Calgary
                              14 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Trans Canada Highway
                              200 Metres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Kiching Horse Mountain Resort
                              10 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Golden Golf Club
                              200 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Copper Horse Grill

                              Car: Recommended

                              The house is located in Kicking Horse Resort above the town of Golden, British Columbia. Golden is on the main Trans Canada Highway - the primary east west route - about two and a half hours drive from Calgary. Vancouver is seven to eight hours drive further west. Golden is on the Columbia river at the confluence with the Kicking Horse river. The valley runs north south and is part of the Rocky Mountain trench. The location is ideal for easy access to other resort areas; Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Radium Hot Springs, and Invermere, all with one and a half to two hours drive time.

                              The house itself is located on Golden Avenue, a cul de sac of just 15 houses, approximately 300m from the base of the gondola, the main lift access from the centre of the resort to the top of the local mountain and the Eagle's Eye restaurant. Golden Avenue is the third turning on the right after passing the gondola.

                              Not yet shown in detail on Google Earth.

                              Other Activities: Wolf sanctuary. Grizzly Bear refuge. Day trips to Banff, Lake Louise

                              Golf: www.golfgolden.com. Excellent golf course in Golden, close to the Columbia River.

                              Golden's 11th hole rated best par 4 in BC.

                              Other great courses nearby at Invermere and Canmore

                              Ski: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has the second highest vertical in Canada (after Whistler), but because it is inland has better snow - champagne powder.

                              The resort is better suited to the competent skier/boarder as many of the runs are challenging, but there are good beginner areas and a very capable snow school.

                              There are cross country and snow shoeing trails. Dawn Mountain Nordic Club

                              The Eagle's Eye restaurant at the top of the gondola has won the award for the best mountain restaurant in North America for three years in succession - great food, but not expensive.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: Retired airline pilot, formerly with British Airways. Living in Sussex, England. Married with wife and three children. Two children living in the uk, one in Sydney Australia. Misspent youth as a ski instructor in Mayrhofen, Austrian Tirol

                              Why the Owner Chose Golden:
                              I wanted to be involved in the design, so bought the land and then engaged an architect. It is often described as one of the best houses in Kicking Horse - judge for yourself. Open plan living with fabulous uninterrupted views

                              The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                              Sit at the valley end of the great room and watch the sunrise. Ski back to the front door after a day on the slopes.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Inukshuk in summer. Home from home in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

                                Inukshuk in summer. Home from home in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

                              • Spacious, comfortable relaxation areas

                                Spacious, comfortable relaxation areas

                              • Heated slate floor and Jacuzzi tub

                                Heated slate floor and Jacuzzi tub

                              • View from house of Rocky mountains taken late Sept

                                View from house of Rocky mountains taken late Sept

                              • Inukshuk at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain

                                Inukshuk at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain

                              • Many decks to enjoy the great outdoors from

                                Many decks to enjoy the great outdoors from

                              • Inukshuk  a great place to enjoy friends & family

                                Inukshuk a great place to enjoy friends & family

                              • Comfortable beds with duvets and luxurious fabrics

                                Comfortable beds with duvets and luxurious fabrics

                              • Another great day in the mountains

                                Another great day in the mountains

                              • KHMR gondola. Fantastic views summer or winter.

                                KHMR gondola. Fantastic views summer or winter.

                              • Relax by the fireplace in this incredible Mtn home

                                Relax by the fireplace in this incredible Mtn home

                              • Floor plan of Inukshuk

                                Floor plan of Inukshuk

                              C$435 - C$985 per night (CAD)
                              2

                              4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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