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Columbia Mountain Lodge - Superb Five Star 5BR, 4BA Family Friendly Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Situated in Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Columbia Mountain Lodge is a bright and stylish 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom mountain home neatly laid out over three floors that comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests. Columbia Mountain Lodge is particularly suited for families and groups. Half-house (up to 4 guests) rentals are available at Owner's discretion.

The lodge is complete with the features you would expect in a luxury chalet including open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, mp3/ipod station, high speed internet, internal and external wood burning fireplaces, BBQ, hot tub, ski room with boot warmers and heated double garage. Four out of the five bedrooms can be configured as kings or twin XL beds which makes this attractive home very flexible and suitable for families and groups.

The lodge is only a short walk to the slopes and main gondola with ski in to the lodge in good snow conditions.

Enter this charming chalet at the basement level where there is a large coat and shoe closet. You will also find the first of two luxury en-suite master bedrooms with king/twin XL beds and DVD player, as well as a further bedroom with twin XLbeds, separate shower room and laundry room.

A wide staircase runs up the centre of the property from the entrance hall and brings you to the open plan main floor level with wood flooring. From here the dining area is straight ahead, the kitchen is to your left and the sunken living room is to the right. The stairs to the upper level carry on with large picture windows providing plenty of natural light up the stairwell.

The spacious fully equipped kitchen, with custom cabinets and granite work surfaces has all the amenities you would expect in a luxury home including range, oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, ice-maker, coffee maker and generous cooking utensils and table ware. There is a large granite surfaced central island which doubles as a breakfast bar and a separate comfy reading chair. There are French doors from the kitchen accessing on to the rear patio where seating is provided in the summer season.

The dining space, with ample seating, connects the kitchen to the lounge area and offers stunning panoramic views over the Columbia Valley.

The luxurious sunken living room features a wood burning fireplace, a vast sectional sofa, flat screen TV with satellite and DVD and an Ipod/MP3 dock. Guests can access the outdoor hot tub and fireplace through a side door leading to the rear patio.

There are three luxury bedrooms on the upper level: the second en-suite master bedroom with king/XL twin beds and stunning panoramic views, satellite TV and DVD player plus two further king/twin XL bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Outside, guests can soak in the 8 person hot tub in front of a wood burning fire place which is accessed from the living room or kitchen. There is nothing quite like relaxing in the hot tub watching the stars above: even better if there is light snowfall. There is also a BBQ which guests can use throughout the year.

Inside the heated double garage there is a dedicated area for ski/board storage with ski rack, heated boot warmers, benches and rubber matting. Access to this area is from both inside and outside the lodge.

The heated garage provides parking for 2 cars and there is parking on the drive for at a further 4 cars.

Keywords: Columbia Mountain Lodge, bright and stylish home, ski chalet, sleeps up to 10 guests, half house (up to 4 guests) rentals available, luxury living, open plan living on the main floor, internal and external wood burning fireplaces, hot tub, ski/boot room, short walk/ski to the slopes and the main gondola at KHMR

More Details

Owner
Helen Kenyon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Helen Kenyon

My husband and I are British. I am a lawyer and my husband has his own property refurbishment business. We live in a small village in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as 'the Cotswolds'. We live an outdoor life and have three horses, a dog and two chickens.

Helen Kenyon purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Helen Kenyon chose British Columbia Rockies

I first came to KHMR in 2003 and it was love at first sight. That feeling led me to purchase a plot and build our dream home. We truly believe that KHMR is one of the best, if not the best, ski hills in the world and we are delighted to welcome you into our home and share it with you.

What makes this chalet unique

KHMR combines superb snow, world class skiing in the winter, fabulous rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking in the summer and stunning scenery. It is a heady cocktail that draws lovers of the mountains and the outdoors to it time and time again whatever the season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your place and will definitely go back!!
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Golden Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper floor master bedroom ensuite bathroom, twin basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper floor family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground floor master ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ground floor shower room
  • All 4 bathrooms have shaving socket and a hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper floor bedroom opposite family bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor bedroom with separate shower room
    Master Bedroom Upper Floor - 1 king , Spacious upper floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upper floor bedroom close to family bathroom
    Master Bedroom ground floor - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Split king size beds/twin XL. Four out of the five bedrooms can be configured as king beds or twin XL beds making this attractive home very flexible for families and groups. The fifth bedroom has two twin XL beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
'Superb views' 'close to the main access trail, day lodge, gondola, Corks Restaurant and Kicking Horse Saloon' 'Outdoor wood burning fireplace' 'outdoor hot tub' 'BBQ' 'heated double garage with built in ski/board storage area with boot warmers' 'High speed internet/WiFi' 'family friendly' 'particularly suitable for groups and families'

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Columbia Mountain Lodge - Superb Five Star 5BR, 4BA Family Friendly Home
average rating of 4.78125 based on 42 reviews
4

Great property right on the hill!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay included three nights for a group of 10 and the location of the house was very accessible to the ski hill. The house was well appointed, the beds were very comfortable and overall we had a wonderful time. Would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay on the hill at Kicking Horse. Thanks Helen!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

house with great layout, not grand but very practical

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in March 2017 for 5 nights with 6 adults and had lots of fun. With 5 bedrooms you have 4 bathrooms!!!! which is great.The heating/drying rack for ski boots, gloves etc is awesome.The kitchen is well equipped, even though we did not cook, we used it for breakfast . The house has a great layout and was clean. I only wish there would be a terrace or deck with a view of the mountains. I can recommend this house for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy and comfortable home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The home is comfortable and well equipped. Walking distance to the gondola and ski hill. Nice big kitchen area with large table and island with 4 counter stools. Found the living room/TV area a little small for 10 adults to sit around at the same time....sectional sofa only seats 6-7 . The hot tub was popular with our guests. The owner Helen, was prompt when answering my messages/questions. The double heated garage is nice to have with an area for skis, boots etc. With the garage and driveway there is room for 5 vehicles. Unfortunately the driveway is quite steep and with the addition of ice, packed snow it was rather challenging to get up the driveway even with winter tires and four wheel drive. Every time we walked up and down the driveway we were fearful that someone would fall and break a limb. (Parking on the road is not an option). Obviously in summer this would not be an issue. The 5th bedroom with 2 twin beds is small and has no dresser or closet. More suitable for kids. Overall, I don't regret renting this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our property, Columbia Mountain Lodge, at Kicking Horse Resort. We are sorry to hear that you found the living room area a little small for 10 adults. It is true that the sectional sofa seats 7 but there is also a comfy chair and two "poofs" that can be used as seats. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan which helps spread guests around the main floor and give a feeling of spaciousness whilst being able to talk to everyone at the same time. The majority of our bookings over the past 5 years have been groups of 9 - 10 adults - including several weddings - and we have been blessed with receiving many good reviews. The 5th bedroom with two twin beds on the lower floor is the smallest bedroom. We appreciate that it is more suited to children/teenagers although the beds are the same size and model as the other beds in the house and thus can easily accommodate large adults. There are two bed-side cabinets with drawers in the bedroom. We appreciate your comments regarding the driveway. The driveway does have a rise to it but in normal winter/snow conditions it is not a problem to drive up. On the few occasions when we have had extreme snow conditions or ice it helps to turn off traction control - we know this from experience! Alternatively, if notified by guests, we can arrange for the driveway to be cleared by snow plough. Unfortunately - or perhaps, fortunately, given the great conditions you had on the pistes - your stay coincided with a huge dump of snow, over 1 meter in a week and over 2 meters in 3 weeks. This made all driving conditions difficult. However, we take on board your comments and we intend to modify the driveway this summer to reduce the "rise" and increase the parking area. As for walking up and down the driveway, we provide ice melt for guests to use if the conditions are icy. Unfortunately there is not much else we can practically do to combat nature - although guests could choose to walk through the snow in the garden area in extreme ice conditions. We appreciate your constructive comments and we will endeavour to make adjustments and improvements where possible. Helen Columbia Mountain Lodge
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5

Perfect Week Getaway in a Cozy Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed for one week at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort home with a group of 8 friends. It was a perfect place to stay for exploring Golden, Banff, Revelstoke, and other surrounding areas. Although it is a little bit of a drive from the parks, we enjoyed being away from the crowds, and we also had a fun time exploring the restaurants and sights in Golden. On our last evening in town we ate at a fantastic restaurant very close by in Golden called The Whitetooth Mountain Bistro. We loved everything we had as did our friends. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

The house was immaculate. We loved everything about it! The kitchen was fully stocked so we were able to cook and bake meals for our group. There were plenty of towels and linens for use the entire week, including extra towels for the hot tub. There was fire wood all cut so we could make fires every evening. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable and exactly as described on the website. There were even several puzzles in the house and we enjoyed working on those every evening.

The owner of this property was very easy to communicate with and there were easy directions for using the appliances, the locks, etc. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. It is a great retreat for families or groups of friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our property and would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Helen Columbia Mountain Lodge
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5

Wonderful spaces and plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine friends rented this home to explore the Canadian National Parks and do some hiking. We took turns cooking and all found the kitchen wonderfully appointed - plenty of bowls, cookware for a group, and knives! Many of us enjoyed the hot tub at the end of a long day of hiking and we were all able to be ready on time in the morning due to the four bathrooms. The owner was responsive throughout the entire process and we felt she made the extra effort to make sure everything was perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Columbia Mountain Lodge. Thank you for looking after our home so well! Kind regards Helen Columbia Mountain Lodge
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5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The house had everything you could want. KHMR and Golden are great summer resorts.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
270 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Corks Restaurant, Eagle Eye Restaurant, Peaks
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
KHMR
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagles Eye Express Gondola Village Terminus
Nearest Point of Interest
Catamount Chairlift
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Chairlift
Nearest Point of Interest
Canyon Creek Outfitters
Nearest Point of Interest
Selkirk Sports
Nearest Point of Interest
Sushi Kuma
Nearest Point of Interest
Horse Thief Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Peaks Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Kicking Horse General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Local Hero Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Corks

'Grizzly Bear Refuge: The refuge offers interpretive tours throughout the summer season to learn more about Boo the resident orphaned grizzly. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they wish to watch and photograph Boo as he forages, plays, explores, snoozes and sunbaths.'

'Northern Lights Wolf Centre: The centre promotes conservation of wolves and bears and provides informative and interactive education experiences that fascinate and enthral adults and children alike. The centre is open all year round.'

'Swiss Village: In 1899 Edward Feuz Sr. and Christian Haesler came to Canada from Switzerland to serve as mountain guides. In 1911 the CPR built homes for them named the area 'Swiss Village' or 'Edelweiss'. The village provides the base for the now famous Canadian Alpine Club and is situated 1.5 km west of Golden.'

'Heli Skiing and Cat Skiing: Bugaboos, the birthplace of heli skiing is our backyard. Average 10m of fantastic snowfall. 4 heli ski operators and 1 cat ski operat

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Rates & Availability

Golden Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$329
From
$366
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labour Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$402
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$329
From
$366
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$293
From
$366
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$256
Fri,Sat
 
 
Pre Winter 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$238
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$483
From
$556
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$768
 
 
New Year 2017-2018
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$878
 
 
January 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$527
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
Peak Winter (1) 2018
Feb 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$622
From
$666
Fri,Sat
 
 
Family Day Holiday
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Peak Winter (2) 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 10 2018
4 night minimum stay
$622
From
$666
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Winter
Mar 11 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$527
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$366
From
$439
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning charge $168.31 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $731.8
Tax Rate 5.0%

Christmas and New Year Bookings: balance of rental payment due 2 months prior to arrival date.

Booking terms and conditions provided prior to confirmation of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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