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Large, modern, ski-in home, hot tub, sauna, media room,great views,heated floors

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3500 sq ft, 5 bedrooms + loft, 3 bath home, floor to ceiling windows, sleeps 15

Contact me for mid-week discounts, last minute discounts, small party size discounts, long stay discounts, filling in a calendar gap discount - basically any if you want a reasonable discount, contact me.

Price is listed in USD - please see rates and select Canadian dollars from the currency drop down menu.

The Pioneer Retreat is a large, relaxing family home with a panoramic view on to the mountain. The house prides itself on having luxury amenities to combine a wide range of needs from those looking for a peaceful, idyllic experience to those who wish to keep in touch with the 21st Century. The Pioneer Retreat offers both rustic charm and modern essentials including internet access, hot tub and sauna.

The Pioneer Retreat, which is ski-in, is located on Dogtooth Close approximately 700m from the Day Lodge/ Gondola and adjacent to the start of the Nordic/Cross-country ski trails.It is also situated near to the resort facilities including restaurants, shops and general store.

'What I like about the chalet the most is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling. The windows make it very light and you almost feel as the sun rises that your sitting outside on the grassy slopes of the mountain' (The owner's comments).

The centre piece is the living room with high vaulted ceiling, two sided wood burning fireplace with views across the mountain and valley; an ideal place for entertaining. There is a well stocked modern kitchen, the central feature of which is a magnificent granite table; sit at the table,especially when the sun rises, and soak up the view through the large windows.

The property is efficiently heated by Geo Thermal with radiant heat on all floors.

Relax in the large private hot tub and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery.Other superb amenities include the wet-dry Finnish sauna, satellite HD TV and Home Theatre, high speed internet including wi fi, telephone (local calls only), BBQ, Washer/Dryer.

Lay out

First Floor comprises:

• A large open plan living space including kitchen and dining area.

• Master Bedroom: King Size bed (sleeps 2) and ensuite.

• Bedrooms #2&3: Each bedroom has “Split Kings” which enables the bed to be used as large spacious doubles or singles. Each bedroom sleeps 2.

• Bed room#4: The bedroom has bunk beds with the bottom bunk double size. (sleeps 2)

• Second Bathroom

Loft Space (sofa bed sleeps 1)

Ground Floor comprising:

• Ski storage; Entrance into large hall; Media Room including gas fire; Third Bathroom and:

• Bedroom #5: There is a Queen size bed (sleeps 2)and also a sofa bed.

Activities: Skiing: The resort has one of the longest vertical drops in Canada and 2,750 acres of big mountain terrain. Try the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant on the summit. Cross Country Skiing is accessible at the rear of the chalet- 20 km of maintained trails at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Area.

Summer is also full of activity including mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse back riding and golf.

Keywords: ski, chalet, summer, house

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Gabriel Higham

I am a hard working 40 something who loves visiting Golden and Kicking Horse.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2005

Why Gabriel Higham chose Golden

Kicking Horse is a fantastic ski resort. It is also a great place to stay in the summer for those who enjoy exploring the the great out doors or just chill.The Pioneer Retreat is also well located for visiting the National Parks.

This part of Canada at Golden is very accessible for a British Visitor via Calgary.

What makes this house unique

What makes my property unique is that it has the feel of being a mountain dwelling.It is very light and airy; as the sun rises in the morning you feel at one with the mountain.

Amenities

Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests must be out of the hot tub, off external decks and off external house grounds by 11:00 pm. $500 fine for noise complaints after 11:00 pm.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom
    Mainfloor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Located between mainfloor bedrooms
    Lower floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Sauna!!! Located off of the second master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite full bathroom
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon bed
    Mainfloor bedroom #3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed, double below, single above
    Mainfloor Bedroom #2 - 1 king , King bed that can be split into two singles
    Mainfloor Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Split king that can convert to 2 singles
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 queen
  • 3 king beds - two can split into single beds (2 per bed), 2 queen, 1 double bed with single bed above, 1 double futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Large, modern, ski-in home, hot tub, sauna, media room,great views,heated floors
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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5

Beautiful home with everything you need for a relaxing weekend in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This place is gorgeous. A group of 10 of us fit comfortably in bedrooms and around the dinner table. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing mountain escape.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place that we returned to for a second year

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my friends and I have stayed at this property. The house has a lot of space and it is beautifully decorated and laid out. Dealing with the host was super easy and the place is stocked up with all the necessities you may need for a getaway. Little touches like hot tub towels and flip flops are greatly appreciated. The views from the place are great and the outdoor space is just as comfortable as the inside. Definitely one of the best I have stayed in Golden!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying here. It was the perfect size for our large group and we never felt over crowded. The home is beautiful and has everything you need and the view is gorgeous. Highly recommend this stay and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot for family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Great facilities for family gathering, spacious, well equiped,great outdoor activities and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Frank. Hope to have you back again soon. You do get 10% off your next stay as a returning renter. Gabriel Higham
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Olney, Maryland USA
5

Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This exceptional winter ski retreat offered the perfect home for our scattered US family to converge as we celebrated a September wedding. The large, well appointed chalet afforded comfortable privacy as well as spacious gathering areas to eat, drink and be merry! We loved hanging out on both the front deck and the hot tub patio! The management is exceptionally organized and provided a "black notebook" with anything and everything we needed to know. We connected with our Sonos App and enjoyed a beautiful sound system. We took advantage of the gondola and eating lunch atop the Kicking Horse Mountain.. great food! We recommend the tour of the Kicking Horse Grizzly sanctuary. We also recommend a trip over to Lake Louise, and eat at the small town of Field at the Truffle Pig Bistro!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great detailed review Kathy. And thank you for allowing us to be a part of your families celebration. So glad we could contribute to such a great occasion. And thanks for all the details in the review. Some great suggestions - I've never tried the Truffle Pig Bistro in Field but I will now!!! Thanks again, Gabriel Higham
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5

Well Appointed Mountain Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is the perfect place to accommodate and entertain family for any special event.

Our family just celebrated our Daughter's wedding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort mid-August. Weather was great, staff at Kicking Horse were extremely accommodating, but most importantly our "Brady Bunch" size family on the Bride's side were well taken care of at this Mountain Chalet. I wish to recognize Gabriel Higham - the owner of Kicking Horse Luxury Home Rentals for recommending this property to meet all our needs - truly a great Property Manager and easy to working with. I highly recommend this property to any large family wanting to celebrate any milestone. Just send Gabriel an e-mail with your requirements - I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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David & Shannon Walker

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David and Shannon, And thanks for allowing us to contribute to your families wonderful occasion. And thank for the kind compliments. I make it a special emphasis to be responsive and a contribution to all potential guests and it's wonderful to be recognized for that. Thanks again, Gabriel Higham
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Map

Nearest Airport
291 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden
Nearest Restaurant
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $233.17 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $777.24
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
****GET $100 OFF FOR EACH ADDITIONAL NIGHT OVER THE MINIMUM****
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
Saturday to Saturday stays are not allowed during the ski season.
Save up to 12% with cash payment.
No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Maximum of 12 adults.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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