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A Hidden Gem In Golden

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,880 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 to 10

This spacious three-bedroom penthouse suite occupies 2880 sq. ft. on the top floor of a unique two story building in the town of Golden. Each of two large bedrooms have two XL twin beds that can be joined to make a king, plus a twin sofa bed.The third bedroom has two XL twin beds, which can be joined to make a king. The living room has a queen Murphy wall-bed.

The suite, which can accommodate up to ten people in comfort, and is priced well below comparable accommodation located on the ski hill, is a mere twelve-minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, with some of the best downhill skiing in North America.

It is also central for three other ski areas: Revelstoke is one and three-quarter hours further west along the Trans-Canada Highway; world-renown Lake Louise is one hour to the east; and Panorama is two hours south along Highway 95.

For cross-country ski lovers, Dawn Mountain hosted the 2012 Canadian Masters Championships and has over 30 kilometers of groomed trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Cross-country trails can also be found at the golf club.

If you need a day to rest aching muscles then the Radium Hot Springs are one hour away, or you can book a massage right here in Golden.

Golden is also a great location to base your snowmobiling adventure with 240 kilometers of groomed trails, 13 distinct zones and 4 maintained areas. Snowmobile rentals and tours can be arranged with Golden-based companies. Staying in Golden will transform a simple ski-vacation into a winter adventure.

For summer and fall hiking, Yoho National Park is only forty minutes away. We may be biased, but in all our travels we've never found scenery more majestic and beautiful. Golden's incredibly scenic golf course is only a few minutes' drive away.

The Columbia Valley is a major bird migratory route. Bring your binoculars and walk to the bird watching platform at Reflection Lake, just south of town. For history lovers, an hour or two will be enough to learn something of Golden's history in the small museum. Book lovers will enjoy browsing the new and used selections at Bacchus Books perhaps along with a coffee or bowl of home-made soup.

Golden is nestled in the Columbia Valley at the confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers. Surrounded by mountains, peaks of the Purcells are visible from the suite's living/dining room. Staying in-town means you are only a short walk from several good restaurants (so no worries about drinking and driving), burger joints and convenience food, a five-pin bowling alley, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, a summer farmer's market, the cinema, grocery stores, an indoor skating rink, a skate board park and more.

Being in town also makes it possible to have catered dinners served in the Hidden Gem, or to order in pizza, if you are simply too tired after rafting the Kicking Horse whitewater, paragliding from Mount 7, floating through the Columbia wetlands, or strolling the Rotary Trail or alongside the Kicking Horse River.

Relax in this quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resort. Avoid the noise of grooming machines, of ski lifts starting up first thing in the morning, of rowdy drinkers and loud music from special on-hill events.

More Details

Owner
Claire
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Claire

Born and schooled in the UK. My wife and I moved to Calgary in 1973, and raised our 3 children there, before retiring to Golden in 2002. We chose Golden because we love skiing, and the outdoors, and wanted to retire to a small ski town in the Rockies. Golden fit the bill perfectly.

Claire purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Claire chose British Columbia Rockies

Living in Calgary for close to 30 years, we would often vacation in the Columbia valley. When it came time to retire, we chose Golden as it is a small authentic town surrounded by six national parks, and central to the best skiing in North America. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is only a 10 minute drive, Lake Louise Ski Resort only 60 minutes, Revelstoke an hour and a half and Panorama 1hr 45min.

Golden has several good restaurants, and other amenities, including a cinema and bowling alley, outdoor pool in the summer, and indoor skating rink in the winter.

Amenities

Golden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Heated floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated slate floors
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 3 twin/ single , 2 XL twin beds can be combine, to form a king.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Two XL twin can be combined, to form a king.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin beds can be combined, to form a king
    Living Room - 1 murphy bed , Queen Murphy wall bed, sleeps two in comfort
  • Both the Master Bedroom, and the Second Bedroom, contain a twin sofa bed. For larger groups, these beds can be used to accommodate a third guest, in both the Master Bedroom, and the Second Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

A Hidden Gem In Golden
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Plenty of room. Well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a bit away from the centre of town but is very spacious, clean and well suppled. Beds were configured to our requirements. Great for a couple of families or a group of friends.10 minutes to the ski hill.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ana: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

exactly as advertised. Clean, spacious and comfortble.

  • 5 of 5

No issues. Apartment was clean, fully equipped and owner was prompt in response to all inquiries.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Al: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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5

Very large and nice

  • 5 of 5

Perfect ski getaway. Lots of space and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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4

Great Space

  • 4 of 5

Great space for a large group. There were six adults in our group, and could have accommodated several more.

Not a great neighborhood, and a bit further than I would like to walk to get into downtown, but might not be as much of an issue in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Louis: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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eastern WA
5

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

This place is huge! Three very large bedrooms, two full baths, a utility/laundry room, large open kitchen, dining area, living area with a second dining table... plus an outdoor sitting area (bigger than what I'd normally call a "balcony" that is protected from the elements but has a view of the ski hill. With the murphy bed and sofas, large groups could stay comfortably, limited only by the two full bathrooms.

I would comment on another review someone left: Yes, there are train tracks across the street, and we'd occasionally hear the rumble of a passing train. I personally find it quite soothing, it was never loud enough to wake us up or even interfere with TV watching. The location is not a typical residential neighborhood (auto body shop on one side, manufactured home park on the other), but it's clean, quiet, and feels safe.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.
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Calgary
5

Perfect place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a hidden gem. It is quite large and accommodated my group of 9 very comfortably. The owners left very clear instructions of how to use everything in the home from appliances, to recycling, to navigating the TV. It is about a 15 min drive for kicking horse ski resort which made it very convenient. The kitchen was well equipped with all the cooking tools needed. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a spacious place with great views.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golden & District Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada #1 Hwy
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

If you like the outdoors you will love Golden. Winter and summer you will enjoy this outdoor adventure hub. I moved to Golden as it has the best skiing in North America on par with Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit, and you too can enjoy this outdoor paradise.

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Rates & Availability

Golden Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Springtime
Apr 14 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$216
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$216
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season Skiing
Dec 7 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$216
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Main Season One
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$201
From
$238
Fri,Sat
$1,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Feb 7 2018 - Feb 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$326
From
$362
Fri,Sat
$2,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Main Season Two
Feb 23 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,819
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Skiing
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
$183
From
$216
Fri,Sat
$1,281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$201
From
$238
Fri,Sat
$1,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95
Tax Rate 5.0%

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