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Ideal Base for Touring Canadian Rockies. Kicking Horse, Bc

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Another great day in the mountains


Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 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,

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

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.


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Staff


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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

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


          • 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 double, 1 twin/ single

            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


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • 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


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Cards and some family games provided...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR


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


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Resort

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • 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

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 16 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

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

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Sufficient for maximum occupancy ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Golf:

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

              • Lawn / Garden
              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • 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

              • Tennis:

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

              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

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

              • Jacuzzi
              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Whirlpool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          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$635 C$785
                          Fri, Sat
                          Mid Winter 2
                          Jan 23 - Feb 12, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          C$735 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$735 C$835
                          Fri, Sat
                          Early Spring 2015
                          Mar 23 - Apr 12, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          C$535 C$635
                          Fri, Sat
                          Spring 2015
                          Apr 13 - May 15, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          C$435 C$485
                          Fri, Sat
                          Summer 2015
                          May 16 - Oct 12, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          C$485 C$585
                          Fri, Sat
                          Fall 2015
                          Oct 13 - Dec 19, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          C$435 C$485
                          Fri, Sat

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                          • Taxes Not included


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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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                          Last updated: 11/27/2014
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                          250 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Golden Golf Club
                          14 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Trans Canada Highway
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Copper Horse Grill
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Kiching Horse Mountain Resort

                          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: 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



                          • Another great day in the mountains

                            Another great day in the mountains

                          • 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

                          • 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 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

                          • 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)

                          4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 11/27/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2006
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/27/2014
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