About the property
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
3500 sq ft, 5 bedrooms + loft, 3 bath home, floor to ceiling windows, sleeps 15
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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.
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
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- English, Spanish, Mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
As advertised. Great place to stay.
Beautiful kitchen space, very well set up for ski trips for large groups
We stayed for 4 nights, and had a great time at the property. The house is well laid out for a large group with soft seating for 6-9 upstairs by the fireplace and another 6 or so on the large sectional downstairs by the TV and pool table. The kitchen table was big enough for 12 adults fairly comfortably, and the bar seating at the gigantic kitchen island was excellent for breakfast on the go as people head out to the hill.
Huge bonus was the boot/glove dryer (I think room for 12 pairs of boots + 12 pairs of gloves?) with timer, as well as the plethora of bench seating by the front door for everyone to spread out and take off their gear before coming upstairs.
All of the beds were noted to be comfortable by our group and came with sufficient linens/pillows, although the top bunk of the bunk beds doesn't have a ladder so you need to scramble up the slats on the end to use it. For anyone sleeping in the loft note that the stairs are quite steep to get up there, and like any loft space the sound carries extremely well from the rest of the main room into the loft.
Hot tub worked well, maximum capacity of 6 so we had to rotate through but turned out to not be a problem at all. Had an issue with water cloudiness but the service company came out early the next afternoon to shock the water so it was ready before we all got back from the hill. Several people also really enjoyed the sauna!
Overall extremely satisfied with our experience and our host, and we're already talking about coming back.
Was a great spot for our annual boys trip. Might bring the family next year. Great layout!
Beautiful home with everything you need for a relaxing weekend in the mountains
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.
Amazing place that we returned to for a second year
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!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Parties & Events are allowed only with approval from owner/manager.