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Top Hat Terrace Vacation Rental - Home is Where You Hang Your Top Hat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A Fully Stocked House In The Monashee Mountain Range On Three Valley Gap Lake.

Top Hat Terrace Vacation Rental is nestled in the Monashee Mountain Range on Three Valley Lake. Top Hat Terrace provides more than two acres of recreation property including approximately 600 feet of lake shore on Three Valley Lake. This fully stocked approx. 1,350 sq.ft. rental house has two bedrooms; a master with queen sized bed and satellite TV and a second bedroom with a double/single bunk bed. The open floor plan in the living area has a double pull out couch, gas fireplace, 50 inch TV, bar area, dining room and a full kitchen. The main bathroom is located on the main floor with a two piece powder room located upstairs by the bedrooms. In addition there is an approx. 900 sq.ft. finished walkout basement where you will find a recreation room that features an air hockey table, foosball table, and Wii for your enjoyment. The basement also has a queen size hide-a-bed in the games room area. The lower cedar deck has a 5 person hot tub right on the deck with views of the lake, mountains and the beautiful night sky. The newly replaced upper deck wraps around the entire house providing stunning views of the lake and mountains year round. Top Hat Terrace is a sledder’s dream location with multiple access points to recreational and powder sledding. The closest Revelstoke Snowmobile Club trail is located less than one kilometer from the front door. The Revelstoke Ski Hill boasts the longest lift-served drop in North America and is located less than a half hour drive away. Also available nearby is Heli, Cat powder and cross country skiing along with numerous other winter activities and adventures. As a summer destination, Revelstoke and area have an abundance of recreational activities and attractions, including (but not limited to): helicopter tours, golf, zip-lining, museums, paragliding, dirt biking, whitewater rafting, go-carts, hiking, fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. Top Hat Terrace is located on Three Valley Lake and has a private beach located steps from the front door. Evenings can be spent by the fire pit roasting marshmallows, telling stories or simply watching the camp fire and enjoying the star lit sky. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, summer or winter, make Top Hat Terrace Vacation Rental your vacation destination.


Revelstoke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There are 1 1/2 bathrooms. The main bath is on the main floor and features a bathtub/shower; toilet and sink. The half bath is situated upstairs between the two bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 bunk bed , Bunkbed has Double bed on bottom and Single on Top
  • The Master Bedroom features a queen size bed, 32' Television and a stunning view of the mountains and Three Valley Gap Lake. There is plenty of room in the dresser and double closet for clothes and everything you need for the duration of your stay. The Second Bedroom has a Bunk bed (Double/Single) and a dresser.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
House located minutes from Revelstoke Snowmobile Club trails and is close to many attractions both East and West on the Trans Canada Hwy.


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Top Hat Terrace Vacation Rental - Home is Where You Hang Your Top Hat
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Nice house and view

  • 3 of 5

The house is well appointed with most things you would need in the kitchen. Very comfortable living room and master bedroom furniture. There was a nice little gift basket left for us for things you might need on the first day. We used the fold out bed in the basement - our daughter found it quite lumpy. Air conditioning would be a real plus, as it was around 30 degrees when we were there, and the house got very hot at night.

The lake is beautiful, and there are 2 canoes and a kayak that worked well. The lake is not good for swimming, as there are a great deal of logs jutting out at all angles. My partner said you could feel them hitting the bottom of the canoe quite often. You can see fish jumping out front, and they enjoyed trying some fishing. Apparently the owners are not allowed to remove the logs, as they are now used as fish spawning ground.

Aside from that, the only real downside is the noise. The traffic from the highway virtually never lets up, and unless you are standing within a few feet of someone outside, you would have to yell or move closer. Inside the house, the traffic noise was not bothersome. The trains also go by many times a day across the lake, and honks etc at night and early morning. I heard the train at about 1030 our last night, and 517am our last morning. We commented that sometimes when the train was stopping or starting, it sounded like an orchestra was tuning up.

The outdoor furniture could also use some improvement - the chairs are quite flimsy and uncomfortable. The barbecue worked well, and is a good alternative to turning on the oven in the summer time.

Paula the resident caretaker is friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer 2016

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 totally enjoyed our loved the lake and water toys, house was amazing,super clean. Care taker was very nice and helpfull.My only complaint was the noise of traffic as your right on the highway. Other then that, a great spot to vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top Hat Terrace -Rustic Charm - The View does not get better than this!!!!

  • 4 of 5

The view from the wrap around deck is incredible. The lake, boathouse and fire pit are just many of the extras. Perfect for families, a ton of room with games for everyone. Fishing (although we caught very few and they were small), swimming and boating right at your doorstep. The space and lack of neighbors was even better, especially for our noisy family. The owner was super and the caretaker very friendly and helpful. They both tried very hard to please. The only negatives, would be the beds and one shower. They would be good for a family with small children, but for 6 adults, the beds needed a little work. Having said that though, we would definitely stay again and totally enjoyed our week stay!!! Thanks Again for sharing your home and making it our home away from home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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False advertising, but beautiful

  • 2 of 5

- this place was beautiful however the owner owned an RV next to the place that we did not know about she also insisted on hanging out with us. On a second note the septic tank was clearly full and so when we were in the hot tub near the lake it smells a lot. Other than that it was beautiful as advertised close to Revelstoke and a good price.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that you didn't enjoy your stay at Top Hat Terrace. It has taken some time to reply to your comments as this review was posted almost a full year after your stay and we wanted to ensure that the reply was researched properly. We are confused as to why you think that Top Hat Terrace has ANY false advertising. We pride ourselves on advertising our property accurately and honestly. You were obviously a guest of the person who rented our vacation rental because our correspondence with your host clearly stated that our RV was parked on the property and would be occupied during your stay. This year, we built an apartment to house our caretaker(s), so the RV is no longer necessary. As far as hanging out during your stay, it is our policy to only interact with guests on a minimal basis such as performing yard and hot tub maintenance. We interact with guests when something needs to be addressed or when invited and for a minimal amount of time. Finally, with regards to the septic smell, the tank was indeed serviced as required and as discussed the area had substantial rain fall and snow melt for at least a week prior to your stay causing a minor concern that has been addressed. We do wish that you had brought your concerns directly to us during your visit as perhaps you would have been able to enjoy your holiday more.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. Plenty of room. Private little beach. Lake is great for boating and fishing. My husband even caught a fish. Location is close to highway but the house is very sound proofed. Great for family, group, relaxing, anything!!! Great helpful hosts!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit for our group!!!

  • 5 of 5

Before arriving here, I admit the location was a little nerve racking. Right off highway 1, high up in the mountains, in the middle of an S-curve on the highway. But talk about hosts!!! We were led into the place by one of the owners who texted us along the way to see how we were doing. You really can't beat this place! We came as a youth group of 12. The floor up top worked for the girls to sleep, the basement was big enough for all the guys and the main floor was open to be used freely as well as the hot tub! Definitely considering a return trip to this place. Oh, and you won't wake up with a better view...gorgeous backyard ;)

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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owner / property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About owner / property manager

The land where Top Hat Terrace is situated has been owned by the Thomson family for over 10 years. Paul Thomson himself built the house and developed the surrounding area where the property resides. After a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease, Paul died June 21, 2013. While clearing out some of his belongings in the house, the Top Hat that his grandfather purchased in England was discovered. In honour of Paul and all of the Thomson Ancestors, Top Hat Terrace was created so that everyone who stays here will be able to enjoy the beautiful view and partake in all of the adventures that the Three Valley Gap area has to offer.

owner / property manager purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

Top Hat Terrace Vacation Rental is located right on Three Valley Gap Lake featuring incredible views overlooking the lake to the mountain ranges. Easy access to the property from the Trans Canada Hwy., the property offers the privacy and peacefulness visitors would expect when envisioning a private mountain getaway.


Nearest Ski
28 Kilometres
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

- Helicopter Rides/Tours

- Enchanted Forest Close by

- Crazy Creek Hot Springs

- Speedway Go Karts

- Revelstoke Museums/Shopping/Groceries/Attractions

- Revelstoke Snowmobile Club Trails within 1km




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $35.62 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $395.79
Tax Rate 5.0%

Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00am
Housekeeping charges of $45 apply for each booking.
Daily housekeeping available for $20/day.
Free local calls. Long distance charges of 10cents/minute apply.
Internet: Free WiFi up to 500mb/week; 10 cents/mb after (No Streaming Allowed).
Movie and Pay per view at cost
No Pets allowed
Smoking only outside

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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