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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Luxurious Ski in/out, Amazing Views/Hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxurious, Amazing Views, Ski-In/Ski-Out, Open Concept

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Luxurious, Ski in/out, with private hot tub, gourmet kitchen, amazing views throughout the chalet at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Additional overflow unit which is optional 3 bed/3 bath on hill. The entry foyer opens to huge contemporary rooms with walls of windows reaching the tree tops with views of the surrounding majestic mountains. The open flow design features 29’ whole-tree cedar columns from the main floor to the vaulted ceilings, and supports a centrally located floating loft (bedroom) and catwalk. Thoughtful use of natural materials seamlessly marry the luxurious interior of the home with the exterior of forest and mountains. Located in the Purcell Woods Close Loop, this beautiful, pristine home is ski in/out and an ideal gathering spot for friends and families.

The main floor of this property has two living rooms, one in the back and one in the front of the house, each with a fireplace (1 wood, 1gas). The centrally located open-concept gourmet kitchen offers granite counter tops, high-end appliances and a gas cooktop. A separate dining room seats eight comfortably. Expanding views of sky and mountain are to the west and the mornings sunrise can be seen through the floor to ceiling picture windows from the east. In addition, the main floor has two beautifully furnished bedrooms (two twin beds, one queen) with a full bathroom, powder room and laundry room. Out back, the private hot tub awaits.

A large master bedroom, en suite with shower, and a Jacuzzi tub is on the top floor. A catwalk leads to an open concept loft (with queen bed and single bed) in the middle of the house that overlooks the main floor.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located high in the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains, 14 km above Golden, British Columbia. Surrounded by the towering peaks of two other mountain ranges – the Rockies and Selkirks – it is also close to six of Canada’s most spectacular National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier,and Mt. Revelstoke. Finding Kicking Horse isn’t hard if you know where to look. The resort is just 1.5 hours west of Banff (145 kilometers)and 2.5 hours west of Calgary (270 kilometers) on the Trans-Canada highway.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Gabriel Higham

My husband and I fell madly in love with Kicking Horse on our first visit in 2002. At that time all that was available was the gondola and the Eagles Eye restaurant. Before we left Golden, BC we had purchased a lot and were one of the first families to build a home on the mountain. Kicking Horse is still relatively unknown and there are many days when my husband is the only other person I can see on the ski trail. With a 15 min gondola ride to the top of the mountain there are plenty of chutes, trees and open fields to keep you entertained. At the end of your ski day you can ski right up to the garage door and kick off your skis/snowboards. In the summer we find taking the gondola up to the top and hiking the ridges to be one of our favorite adventures along with a stop at the Eagles Eye for a gourmet lunch. We hope you enjoy our home and the mountain as much as we do!

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2004

Why Gabriel Higham chose Golden

Unique in it's design, our home has expansive views of both the valley and mountains with a ski-in/out location. The gourmet kitchen is centrally located in an open concept main floor of living and dining ease to enjoy with friends andfamily. The 29 foot cedar logs, fir timberframe, maple floors, woodburning fireplace provide a warm interior against the impressive views from every room. A private hot tub, wireless internet, entertainment center and fully stocked kitchen (including; BBQ, wok, fondue pot, espresso maker, slow cooker) provide you with all equipment to make your experience wonderful.

What makes this house unique

Ski in/out, east and west facing views, gourmet kitchen, 29 ft cedar logs and windows, gas fireplace, wood burning fireplace, private hot tub, floating loft and walkway, decks, unique luxury property located at the base of Kicking Horse Resort. The perfect home for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family.


Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , King bed with ensuite - 42' tv and deck
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Open loft with Queen bed and single day bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite bathroom and deck facing west
  • Optional 3 bed/3 bath condo on hill for rent - sleeps 6, overlooking the gondola (100 feet from Gondola)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The garage has ski and snowboard racks and boot heaters


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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Luxurious Ski in/out, Amazing Views/Hot tub
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

Kicking Horse Cabin Christmas 2017

  • 4 of 5

It worked perfectly for the size of our family. We loved the open floor plan for the common areas... seemed very roomy! We had to call the contact person because the breaker in the kitchen went, but someone came immediately. She was very helpful and accommodating. Great location to the ski hill. The ski in-ski out worked perfectly for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home, Great Area

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. We were there in September to go to Banff. We picked the location so we could go north or south into the surrounding parks. The house is very nice inside and out - lots of room to move around, sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet. Highly recommend. The management is very responsive and well organized - we experienced excellent and rapid communication and got our deposit back within a few days. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Lisa. And thank you for highlighting the return of the damage deposit. That is one of our number one guest questions and hopefully your experience will help ease any concerns they may have. Gabriel Higham
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Perfect property, and good manager to boot.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, light-filled property, practical layout, wildlife-filled backyard. Mgmt great to deal with. Walking distance to lifts to hiking trails and via ferrata.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Veronica, Hope to see you back again next year. There is a lot of wildlife around the home - just be careful with food and trash as too not change the natural behavior of the animals. Gabriel Higham
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Gorgeous mountain home in an upscale ski resort neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Open floor plan with soaring ceilings and bright glass windows/walls. Our family of five used the house as the base to explore near by national parks: Banff, Jasper and Yoho. Since it was our family first visit to the area and Canada, we had lots of questions. Our host Gabriel was most responsive and very helpful with his advice and answers to our numerous emails. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Trieu, So glad the home worked out so well for you. And was so happy to help with your questions. Hopefully it helped you get the most out of your stay in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Gabriel Higham
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Wonderful. Amazing summer holiday spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July. We were a large group so we rented two properties side by side (Black wolf and Provençal). Worked perfectly. The properties are well situated, beautiful, well kept and comfortable. Gabe was great to work with. The properties offer something for everyone. From relaxing, to mountain hikes, you can pretty much do it all from here. Got rave reviews all round from everyone in our group. Thanks so much Gabe for all your assistance. A highlight of our summer definitely.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place at Kicking Horse

  • 4 of 5

My father (82), my husband and I (both 50) stayed at this home for 2 nights in July 2017. The house is beautiful and in a good location. It was the first time my father had stayed in a vacation rental and he said it was much better than a hotel and he really enjoyed it.

The house manager, Gabriel, was friendly and efficient - the paperwork was done in a timely manner and the security deposit was refunded to my credit card within a couple of days. I called him with one question upon arrival and he was able to resolve it over the phone.

Kicking Horse is primarily a winter resort for skiing. The General Store was closed while we were there and one of the restaurants is only open on weekends. The gondola to the top was open and the view was great.

The photos of the house are accurate except the backyard is not mowed - it is grown in.

There were a few minor items and suggestions for the house.


- Popcorn (large kernels) were on the living room rug and it was obvious it had not been vacuumed.

- Dirty Dishes were in the dishwasher.

- The place mats were neatly folded up on the table. However, when I opened them up a huge amount of crumbs fell out. Some had food stains. They need to be washed or replaced.

Electronics / Equipment

- Left 2 oven burners would not light. We have a gas stove at home and made sure they were aligned properly but they still would not light. The other 3 worked.

- Light in oven hood would not go on

- We only used the dishwasher once and and the door to the laundry pack did not open. The dishes all came out dirty and I had to wash by hand as we were vacating that morning.

- Ad originally stated that there was a tv in the master bedroom. There was a tv stand and cable box but no tv.

- The alarm clock in the second bedroom (queen bed) did not work. We then tried to use the alarm clock from the room with the twin beds but the numbers continually flashed which was not great for sleeping so we had to use my husband's cell phone.


- The master bedroom could use a chair. The bed is a bit high for sitting on to put on socks etc. A chair would also be nice to read in after everyone else is turned in for the night.

- The 3 decks could use some furnishings - especially since it is summer. I found a few chairs in the garage but I assume the owners don't want people hauling them all around the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simone, Thank you for the wonderful detailed review. I apologize for the cleaning items. Housekeeping has been made aware of the situation and will ensure the missed items are not missed again. We will definitely address the couple appliance issues. The chairs in the garage are actually fine to use on the decks in summer. Gabriel Higham
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Eagles Eye Restaurant
"Lunch after a long hike in the summer or when skiing, great place to enjoy the views and mee..."
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Airport
187 Miles
Calgary, AB
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Walking distance to Winstons and Peaks Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Golden Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Winstons and Corks and Peaks Grill and Eagles Eye
Nearest Ski
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (Ski-In/Ski-Out)
Car: recommended

Conveniently located at the bottom of Bail Out Trail, our chalet is located in the Purcell Woods Close at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $804.57
Cleaning Fee $201.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%


Contact me for discounts including $100 of nights above the minimum stay requirements.
*****DO NOT CLICK THE BOOK NOW BUTTON IF YOU WANT A DISCOUNT! I CANNOT PROVIDE ONE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE BOOK NOW BUTTON**** - once you have clicked the book you have agreed to book at the price shown and when I accept it the booking is final.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
Save up to 12% with cash payment.
No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Can take USD payments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund