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Ski-in, Ski-out, large open concept floorplan, floor to ceiling windows, hot tub

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 13. Prices in USD. E-mail to save 12%.

Contact me for mid-week discounts, last minute discounts, small party size discounts, long stay discounts, filling in a calendar gap discount - basically any if you want a reasonable discount, contact me.

This custom 5 bedroom timber frame chalet sits at the top of the Purcell Woods Close loop. The sunken living room on the main floor features heavy exposed timbers, ceiling to floor windows, a wood burning insert fireplace and large flat screen TV with satellite. The open main floor contains a concept kitchen, dining and living rooms made for a social environment and a small patio off the kitchen with a BBQ. Also on the main floor is a bedroom (considered a den) with a queen with twin above bunk bed, as well as a half bathroom.

The upper floor has a master bedroom with king bed and second room with queen with twin above bunk bed. There is one bathroom to share upstairs with a soaker tub and separate shower. Also on the upper level is a small loft area with a foosball table, overlooking the lower living room. The lower level has the fourth bedroom with a queen bed and a double bed, and the den with another queen bed and a double bed. The second bathroom is shared and has a washer/dryer.

Off the kitchen is a back deck with a BBQ grill and looks down on the hot tub.

To the back of the home is an 8 person hot tub perfect for Apres Ski relaxation.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriel Higham
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Gabriel Higham

Glenn and Tim’s adventure on Race Place is a long story but it will suffice to say that at the end of a very long ski day on Christmas Eve, 2005 Glenn was trying to keep up with our daughter’s new boyfriend when he had a wipe out on Race Place. It was knee deep powder conditions, both of Glenn’s skis came off, he slid for several hundred meters, and ended up having to walk most of the way down Race Place with no skis. It took several hours but Tim stuck it out with Glenn and we always refer to it as Tim and Glenn’s first bonding experience. Tim married our daughter the following year. Tim and Glenn are ski buddies to this day and great friends. We never did find the lost skis but we all look for them every time we ski Race Place. To keep the memory alive (although some of us would rather forget it) we decided to name our home Race Place Lodge. We hope you will have an adventure at Race Place Lodge that you will be able to look back on with fond memories just as we do.

Gabriel Higham purchased this house in 2004


Nearest Airport
294 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Kicking Horse Saloon
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golden Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Corks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
250 Metres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Kicking Horse Resort - 10 minutes from Golden, British Columbia - 3 hours from Calgary, Alberta Airport. Ski-in/Ski-out home. Downhill skiing at your front door. Cross Country ski trails are only 100 ft away. Moutain bike right from home to mountain trails. 5 minute walk to base area, bars, restaurants, shops, horseback riding. Take a Gondola to the world famous Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Take a chairlift to see 'Boo' the grizzly in the Grizzly habitat area located on the mountain. Golf, hang glide, paraglide, raft, fish, hike, climb, canoe, kayak all within 30 minutes of the home. Lake Louis is 1 hour away, Banf is 1.5 hours, Lake Invermere is 1.5 hours, Revelstoke is 2 hours away. Easy drive to Lake Louis Ski Resort, Norquay Ski Resort, Sunshine Ski Resort and Revelstoke Resort. Take a 'wolf walk', hiking with wolves in their natural environment at the Northern Lights Wolf Center.

Other Activities: Boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, basketball, parasailing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, kayaking, health/beauty spa

Golf: The Golden Golf Club is just 7 km away from the home on the main road to the house. It offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley, makes the golf course an instant classic. Architects Bill Newis and Les Furber have done some of their best work in sculpting this fun, but challenging layout. The stunning Rocky, and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story.

Ski: Kicking Horse Mountain - We love to ski and we love this mountain. The only mountain with better terrain (in our opinion) is Jackson Hole. The only mountain with better snow is Alta. The only place with a better view is Lake Louise. This mountain is the total package. It's huge and always has soft powder somewhere (even in spring). It has bumps, chutes, bowls, trees, glades, cornices, cliffs, terrain parks, back country and even bunny slopes, magic carpets, long meandering blues ('It's a 10' - 10 km long). Come try it (again) and we think you'll agree.


Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests must be out of the hot tub, off the exterior decks and off outside house grounds at 11:00 pm. $500 CAD fine for noise complaints.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Main floor bathroom - toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom has a large soaker tub and separate shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bunk with Queen below and single above
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Downstairs bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 queen beds
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk with queen below and single above
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Ski-in, Ski-out, large open concept floorplan, floor to ceiling windows, hot tub
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

After staying at this beautiful, cozy home for only two nights, my family and I could immediately recognize the amount of effort and dedication put into keeping the house comfy and inviting. Everything from the counters to the floors radiated cleanliness. All utilities (water, electricity, plumbing, etc.) worked perfectly. In addition, the provided board games provided a refreshing night for myself and my family. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting a cozy, clean, and quiet retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the cleanliness and the board games provided. Great contribution to future potential renters. Gabriel Higham
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Calgary, Alberta

Fantastic stay! Would definitely come back again.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very spacious, clean, and had many amenities. Gabriel was very accommodating and the instructions were very well communicated. I would definitely recommend to others and stay here again if I am in Golden again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for contributing to our home's success by helping other potential guests feel comfortable that they are getting the home as advertised. Can't wait to have you back again. Gabriel Higham
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Vancouver, BC

Exceptional home base to explore Rockies

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well kept large house that can easily accommodate 10 people. Homeowner, Gabriel is a pro and very responsive - this made the booking easy. This home will exceed your expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, Vic. So glad we exceeded expectations. That is always our goal. Gabriel Higham
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Great property.... went with family 4 teenagers and 3 adults.

  • 4 of 5

Visiting from UK ... plenty of room well maintained property..: Table Football a winner with the teenagers. Would definitely go back...only minor criticism think property needs an additional shower room

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Alison. The owners are considering putting in an additional bathroom so maybe your next visit we will have addressed the additional shower issue. Gabriel Higham
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 adults had a great stay at this beautiful cabin. The location is great being right on the hill and had all the amenities within to accommodate a large group (towels, kitchen pots and pans, cooking staples, hot tub towels, etc). Very clean on arrival and as advertised on the website. Gabriel was great to deal with. Hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cory, So great to have your group stay at the home. Hope to have you back in the winter. Gabriel Higham
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A brilliant Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely splendid time staying here. We had all the facilities and amenities which we could ask for. It is a very beautiful house with a fantastic hot tub. Gabriel was very accomodating of our group and it was a pleasure to be in correspondance with him to plan the stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Juliet, Thank you so much for the detailed and complimentary review. We always strive to have the experience exceed the guest expectations and it's wonderful when we meet out goal. Hope to have you back again. Gabriel
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $778.33
Cleaning fee $233.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Contact me for discounts including $100 of nights above the minimum stay requirements.
*****DO NOT CLICK THE BOOK NOW BUTTON IF YOU WANT A DISCOUNT! I CANNOT PROVIDE ONE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE BOOK NOW BUTTON**** - once you have clicked the book you have agreed to book at the price shown and when I accept it the booking is final.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters - 25 Years
Damage deposit of $1000 required.
Saturday to Saturday stays are not allowed during the ski season.
Save up to 12% with cash payment.
No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Maximum of 12 adults.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund