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A Hidden Gem In Golden

Golden, BC, Canada
  • Apartment2880 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.



Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
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 Golden

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master ensuite
        toilet, tub, shower, Heated floors
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Heated slate floors

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Our property, is located in the middle. of the mountain town, of Golden.
          • Mountain View
            A breathtaking view of the Purcell mountain Range, from the deck.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        Electric fireplace
                      • Heating
                        In-floor electric heating.
                      • Internet
                        WiFi available, bring your computer.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        4 off-street parking stalls available
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Outside caterers will deliver if you want to eat in, but no one wants to cook.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    A few board games are available.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Shaw lite available
                                  • Television
                                    Wall mounted flat screen 39' TV.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Free NetFlix


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        With a great view of the mountains
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane BBQ on deck
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Only 10 minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            36 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Hiden Gem review

                                                            Al K.

                                                            My second stay here and the accommodation was great, exactly as advertised. Perfect for a group stay, clean, lots of room and convenient to the hill. Expect to return again next year.

                                                            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.

                                                            Great Place and location

                                                            Doug C.

                                                            The Hidden Gem was perfect for our ski group because of the flexible sleeping arrangements and great open kitchen/living area. Everyone really appreciated the heated bathroom floors. Location was only a couple of minutes drive to downtown Golden, and a minute or so from the Kicking Horse access road. Kicking Horse skiing was fantastic, especially if you like challenging terrain and uncrowded slopes. If/when we come back to Kicking Horse, we will definitely try to stay at the Hidden Gem.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Doug: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.

                                                            Very spacious, clean, great location and view.

                                                            Gregory G.

                                                            Highly recommend any party of 6-10 people looking to enjoy a ski trip at Kicking Horse

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Gregory: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.


                                                            Daniel M.

                                                            Huge space, very comfortable and modernized, fully outfitted kitchen. The owner and his caretaker are very helpful and accommodating. Very short drive to kickinghorse resort. Would definitely recommend.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Daniel: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.

                                                            Wonderful experience. Great location. Perfect for a ski weekend with friends.

                                                            Taylor H.

                                                            This was a great place to stay for a ski weekend with friends. Plenty of room, close to town, and a quick jaunt to the ski hill. Only downside were the trains that commonly went by and rumbled the condo slightly and were loud if they were breaking, though they weren't so loud that it kept any of us up at night.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Taylor: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.

                                                            Holy smokes this place is large

                                                            Evan M.Calgary

                                                            The pictures don't do this space justice. All the beds are very comfortable, just be aware that the murphy bed is in the middle of the living area. This place is more than capable of housing 10 people. Location is perfect for going to Kicking Horse and Historic Downtown Golden. Beware of the sliding doors in the master bath, you may get stuck for a bit!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Evan: Glad to hear that you, and your family/friends, enjoyed your stay. Thank-you, for letting us know, about the shower doors, we will look in to, trying to make the doors, easier to move. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Golden.


                                                            Golden, BC, Canada

                                                            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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                                                            36 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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