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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.
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
4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub
Master Ground Floor: jacuzzi bath with shower over. Heated floor.
Beds 2 & 3: ensuite showers.
Bed 4: Bath with shower. Underfloor heating....moreless
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
Early Winter 1 Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014 5 night min stay
Early Winter 2 Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid Winter 1 Jan 5 - Jan 22, 2015 3 night min stay
C$785 Fri, Sat
Mid Winter 2 Jan 23 - Feb 12, 2015 3 night min stay
C$835 Fri, Sat
Mid Winter 3 Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015 5 night min stay
Mid Winter 4 Feb 23 - Mar 22, 2015 3 night min stay
C$835 Fri, Sat
Early Spring 2015 Mar 23 - Apr 12, 2015 3 night min stay
C$635 Fri, Sat
Spring 2015 Apr 13 - May 15, 2015 3 night min stay
C$485 Fri, Sat
Summer 2015 May 16 - Oct 12, 2015 3 night min stay
C$585 Fri, Sat
Fall 2015 Oct 13 - Dec 19, 2015 3 night min stay
C$485 Fri, Sat
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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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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.
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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