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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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 British Columbia Rockies

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: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 18 reviews
5

Great Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean lodge. Clear and easy to follow instructions, well equipped kitchen. Host was easy to contact. Pleasant surprise, there was a pool table that wasn't shown in the pictures. Ski lodges built for the winter are often a nightmare in the summer without AC, however the place stayed impressively cooler than we expected despite the record breaking summer temperatures with just a couple of windows open. Would definitely recommend this place if you're visiting Golden.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful Bright Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year bringing a group for a yoga retreat. We were able to prepare great meals in the spacious kitchen and love the high ceilings and big windows. We hope to book it again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Spacious, Modern and Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great time at this Lodge; very spacious modern and lots of rooms for large groups. We visited in the summer and there was lots to do, biking, hiking, the gondola and some nice small lakes close by. Lots of bears and cubs! Would be fantastic in the winter months for skiing too!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home, perfect for a guys golf getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded our expectations. Very clean and all the amenities worked with no issues at all. Our golf group will be coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful home. Has everything you need and then some. Our family of 15 had a great time and enjoyed our 3 nights there. I would definitely go back and would highly recommend the home.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous home. The kitchen is amazing, very well stocked and spacious. The views are great, and the deck is large enough that everyone can comfortably be outside to enjoy them. Plenty of space in the bedrooms, with one caution - the stairs to the loft are very steep, much more like a ladder than stairs.

The upstairs living room is nice and comfortable, with floor to ceiling windows at both the front and rear of the house it's nice and bright, and finished a wood fireplace. The downstairs living room is a little cozier, but with a large sectional couch, the TV, and another fireplace, it's a great spot to sit and relax.

There is plenty of space to park, with two single-car garages and room for a few more on the (extremely steep) driveway. We stayed at the end of April, it was sunny and dry. I'm not sure if the driveway would be an issue in the middle of winter with lots of snow, perhaps check with the management company when booking.

Overall, we'd happily come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Golden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$557
$3,581
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$557
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$438
$2,666
 
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$477
 
 
Early Season
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$557
$3,581
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$955
$6,207
 
 
New Year's
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,034
 
 
Powder days
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$637
$3,660
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$875
$5,888
 
 
Family Day
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,034
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 20 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Regular Season
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$716
$4,774
 
 
Spring Skiing
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$557
$4,138
 
 
Victoria Day
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$477
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$438
$2,666
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$557
$3,581
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$477
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$438
$2,666
 
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$557
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$318
$1,830
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $238.72
Damage Deposit $795.74

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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