About the property
- Chalet1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Timberframe chalet hidden on 10 wooded acres, with soaring cliffs of the Rockies viewed from the deck or balcony, it is the ideal mountain getaway for families, couples or small groups, and the perfect launch point for your adventures at Kicking Horse and the surrounding National Parks.
Play games in the upstairs nook, relax in the full bath, or listen to music while cooking in the main floor kitchen. Lots of space with two queen-size beds upstairs and a set of bunks. There is also a pull out futon in the living room for you snorers, and a pack'n'play crib for infants/toddlers.
In the winter, ski or snowboard Kicking Horse, Lake Louise, or drive a little further to visit Revelstoke. Cross country ski at Dawn Mtn (base of Kicking Horse) or Field, BC. Head out to the backcountry, either on your board(s) or sled for a day away from the crowds. Or just explore around the chalet with your snowshoes or cross-country skiis, and explore the forest and meadows while enjoying the amazing views.
Looking for more adventure? Within minutes you will find mountain bike trails, whitewater paddling, golfing, fishing, ATV trails, hiking, rockclimbing. Interested in something different? See wildlife at one of the sanctuaries including Bear, Wolves, or Bison. Head off to one of our nearby National Parks, and visit sights like Emerald Lake, Lake O'Hara etc etc. Recreational opportunities are limited only by your imagination.
Keywords: cabin, Balcony, Views, Private, Golden, Whitewater, Biking, Golf, hiking, base camp, Kicking Horse
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Steve Lougheed
Steve and Sharon love everything the mountains have to offer, and wanted to introduce their kids to the things they love, so they purchased a secluded lot in the mountains. Since then, they designed their own chalet, and with the help of local contractors, build the chalet of their dreams over the past few years. We hope our guests will have as much fun out here as we do.
Steve Lougheed purchased this Chalet in 2004
Why Steve Lougheed chose Golden
Skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and back to skiing again
What makes this Chalet unique
Private getaway with the best view in the valley
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Home could be cleaner and neater. construction materials under futon and stairs. stairs way too steep. stair rises not even. grass was not cut. broken patio chairs. deck was actually dangerous. question the septic system-sewer smell outside. mattresses should have covers. no bathroom on bedroom level. quiet and peaceful with nice view. kitchen and bath were adequate. no basting brush for grill. no grill brush to clean grill.
We wish you had enjoyed your stay more. I understand the pumper didn’t seal the lid properly - we have taken steps to prevent that from happening again, and found a more reliable landscaper as this was a repeat problem this summer. We hope however other guests will consider the remainder of your comments in context with other guests’ feedback and the photos provided on the webpage.
Great stay - beautiful spot
We (family of 5) stayed here in July 2017. It's a nice home with enough different places to spread out the snorers (!) from the other people. Whenever I had a question I'd email Steve and he got back to me immediately. Even though you know neighbors are nearby, you absolutely feel like you are surrounded only by trees and mountains. The only thing we struggled with is the wifi - it wasn't very strong and as there were a number of us trying to access it, it was really slow. It was frustrating to try to check emails or google outings when the internet was so slow. But other than that - super nice. I had coffee each morning out on the deck looking at the mountains and each morning a hummingbird swung by to greet me. One night my husband and kids drove to a nearby stream and built a dam and played in the water for quite a while. Kitchen & bathroom are nice and beds are very comfortable. We went to Yoho/Lake Louise (50 minute to Yoho, Lake Louise was just over an hour). We went whitewater rafting in Goden with Alpine Rafting - one of the highlights of our trip - really fun. And 4 of us rented mountain bikes from the shop in town and they directed us to a nearby mountain. Our 17 year old ranks that as the top thing he did on our vacation. Thanks for a lovely stay in the mountains!
So glad you and your family enjoyed the cabin and your stay in the area - it sounds as though you took full advantage of everything it had to offer... in fact, sounds perfect. We are looking at the possibility of increasing the download limits on our sat. internet service. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our cabin.
Great cabin with lots of room to relax and enjoy the views
Great experience, lots to do in surrounding area, property set up nice for a comfortable and enjoyable time. A bit of ground maintenance would have been ideal but overall highly recommend the spot.
thanks Artur, glad you enjoyed your stay! May is a great time to be in the mountains. Wish we'd had the lawn cut for your bocce ball - I was late on getting the mower & trimmer in for their spring tune up. safe travels.
We love Golden and we loved the Chalet.
To begin, look closely at the photos - they are accurate and they represent the Chalet just as it is. I am less concerned about the property - it is a fine place to stay near Golden and Golden itself is WELL worth a visit when you are in the Canadian Rockies. I am much more rhapsodic about the placement of the property itself. It is located on an unpaved road - the road is smooth and graded and gravel covered - yet it appears to be very remote. It's something of an illusion you'll find - this remoteness (and rest assured the directions provided to get you to the place are accurate and foolproof, if you pay attention, and have faith, you will find it easily) but the appearance is that you are in some deer-dappled, alpine retreat with nothing but snow-covered mountain tops for company. It is a rare and wonderful sensation. I don't think we have found a better located VRBO property anywhere else. So much thinking had to go into the placement of the property to achieve this effect so that from every set of windows you have a magnificent view of the snow-covered peaks that surround the Chalet on each side and you appear to be completely alone in a wooded glade. It is thrilling and inspiring and you feel very privileged to have rented the place. Golden is a great little town. It's the kind of place in which I'd like to retire. It's populous enough to provide everything that is needed - grocery stores, a cinema, restaurants, cafes, coffee, other human beings, Great BBQ - yet so close to Yoho and the Canadian Glacier Nat'l Park and a little further afield - Banff - that you are essentially living in an extension of those fascinating places. We discovered the best place in town - Bacchus Books and Cafe - and it was so good that we ate three more meal there. (If you have not had a Nanaimo Bar - we are from Southern California and we had never even heard of them - LOL - silly since they are ubiquitous to every Canadian - you can find the very best one at Bacchus! And we tried them every time we found one - including the petrol stations!) CONS: I cannot get used to windows without shades or curtains - I have only ever lived in big cities and no shades mean someone is standing outside looking in - at the Chalet the only thing looking in will be a deer or two - if even that - but it still bothers me. And I wish that guests had access to the washer and dryer - other than that everything went so well that I am missing the place as I write this... That is quite a Chalet!
Wow, thanks Chris for the kind words and helpful info for future guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay in the Golden area. Steve
A fantastic place to stay near Golden.
This property has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the summer. The kitchen was well equipped. The decks and fire pit provided great places to hang out. The beds were very very comfortable. We appreciated the small collection of movies and games for rainy days. Lots of trail guides were on hand for reference when planning hikes and rides.
Great getaway in the woods
We loved our time at Kickinghaus in such a beautiful setting. It was nice to really feel like our family was away from all of it, especially in comparison to where we stayed next in Canmore. We loved the privacy and the decor. The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars is because there were a few things that we think would really make it a 5-star experience: a handrail on the outside stairs and on the deck stairs, and a washer and drier for laundry. But overall, more than worth the stay and would definitely return!!
Thanks Alexis for the kind words - we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We took your feedback to heart, and constructed a new set of timber stairs (with railings) down from the traffic circle. Steve
Located in the Columbia Valley just south of Golden BC, with access to several ski areas, provincial and national parks must minutes away, endless possibilities for adventure sit just outside your door. For example, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden Public Golf Club, Moonraker Mountain Bike Trails, whitewater paddling on the Kicking Horse, Paragliding from Mount 7, hiking in Yoho National Park, paddling in Kootenay National Park, biking in Bannf National Park...
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Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of funds in our account. Once final payment is received, entry code and directions are forwarded by e-mail. Unless otherwise agreed, cancellation up to 4 weeks before you arrive with full refund. Cancellation on/after this date, up until the date of your arrival, with refund less 50%, or full credit towards a future stay.