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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Ski-in, Ski-out, large open concept floorplan, floor to ceiling windows, hot tub
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

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: Apr 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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Wonderful and Cozy place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 really enjoyed our stay here! It was cozy enough to enjoy family time together but also large enough that we could all retreat to our own spaces if need be after a long day of skiing. A wonderful mountain home in such a picturesque area - We will certainly be coming back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Erin. Can't wait to have you back again.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families with 6 adults and 6 children. The accommodation was very nice with plenty of space for meals, socializing and privacy or quiet time when needed. The place was clean, neat and comfortable. We enjoyed and appreciated that it was well stocked with towels, utensils, toys & etc, .... everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Terry. We hope to have you back again in the future. You do get 10% off as a returning guest. Gabriel
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Excellent ski in/ski out location

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised and is truly ski in/ski out. There was lots of room for our group of 9 people and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals. The towels that are provided are excellent quality and the beds were comfortable. We did notice the propane tank for the BBQ was a bit low on fuel and our request for a refill on the tank was addressed in less than 20 min (thank you). The damage deposit was returned in full promtly after our checkout. We will definitely look to see the availability of this unit for our next trip to Kicking Horse

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Dave. Especially appreciate you highlighting our response to issues. Sometimes things don't go exactly as planned and we appreciate guests giving us the chance to get rectify any issues as soon as possible. Glad to see you are planning on coming back - be sure to contact us to get the 10% off as a returning renter.
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Nice Location, Not the best

  • 3 of 5

Great potential. This home is in a great location. The picturesque windows and wood burning fireplace were very lovely. The hot tub and the foosball table were lots of fun.

Unfortunately the only bathroom on the second floor is an en suite. This wouldn’t normally be a problem for us, but the bathroom is separated from the master bedroom by a partial wall – from the top of the door frame to the full height of the vaulted ceiling is completely open. This meant that sharing the bathroom with another couple, as we had planned, was definitely not ideal as you can hear EVERYTHING amplified thanks to the high ceilings.

The house itself was could have been cleaner on arrival, the floors and carpets weren’t very clean and the kitchen cabinets and surfaces could use a thorough wipe down. It was a little outdated and could use some sprucing up (dinged walls, worn appliances and fixtures).

Also of note, there are no locks on any of the doors. Even the main floor powder room sliding door, which is a little awkward in a full house but not too bad once everyone understands not to open closed doors.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your feedback. I am particularly sorry you did not feel the home was clean when you arrived. We do clean extensively between each renter, cleaning floors and all counter surfaces but will let the housekeepers know.
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Fantastic house a short walk away from the gondola!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house the week before Christmas and it was awesome. Lots of room for lots of people and we especially liked to sit around the fireplace after a long day out on the hill.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, Ian. The fireplace is a wonderful meeting point after a day on the slopes. Hope to have you back again next year. Gabriel
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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.


Rates & Availability

Golden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Last minute weekend
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Powder Season
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Family Day
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Feb 21 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Skiing
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Victoria Day
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 21 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $239.25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $797.51
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
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