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Top quality, brand new home near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort! Great views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms + optional 2 queen beds downstairs

3 ways to rent:

1. Main house (2 bedrooms & 2.5 baths); sleeps 4: default pricing on VRBO ($350CAD/night) *VRBO quotes in USD*

2. Main house + basement (add 2 queen beds & bath); sleeps 8: add $175/night CAD

3. Main house + suite (add 1 queen bed, kitchen & bath); sleeps 6: add $175/night CAD

The home is mostly hidden from the street amongst giant pine trees. In the main house, find on the top floor a huge, open kitchen/living room with a wall of windows overlooking the Purcell Mountain Range, a smart TV system with surround sound, a large deck with Traeger BBQ, a half-bath and private laundry facilities. On the main floor are two gorgeous bedrooms with queen size beds and the finest cotton sheets & duvets. Both bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms and decks. The basement is a large rec room, with two queen size murphy beds for extra capacity. Wifi is available throughout. This is the perfect accommodation for a few couples or a couple of small families.

Celeste Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Celeste Smith

We are a retiring couple from Saskatchewan and built this home in Golden as an investment and a vacation home. When building it, we upgraded everything from flooring, to cabinetry, to lights. We built it as our own house, and hope that our guests will treat it with the respect they would treat their own home.

Celeste Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Celeste Smith chose British Columbia Rockies

A few years ago, our son went on a snowmobiling trip to Golden, and he did not have enough good things to say about the town and surrounding area. He said there were lots for sale in a new development. We soon went out there and bought a lot with some of the best views. We thought Golden was the perfect location because it is near the ski hill, has low-priced, high quality restaurants, all amenities, and isn't in a national park.

What makes this house unique

This house is very spacious, with high ceilings throughout, a magnificent view, and a very unique floor plan and design. The house was completely custom-built by a builder in Golden, and was designed by the owners.


Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Heated tile floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With full ensuite (bathtub)
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With full ensuite (tile shower)
    Basement - 2 murphy bed , Large rec room with 2 murphy beds
  • Hardwood floors in the main floor bedrooms. Bathrooms have tile floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Top quality, brand new home near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort! Great views!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at your beautiful and comfortable home! We took amazing drives everyday to the National Parks and came home to our home away from home. All the amenities from a superbly stocked kitchen to very comfortable beds made us feel welcome. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the sunset and waiting for the deer to come up. Easily accessible from the highway.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, Bill! It was a pleasure having you as a guest and hopefully we can speak again soon! Celeste
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first class all the way

  • 5 of 5

So much to do in golden. Will. Return. Property is immaculate with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Hope you return soon!
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Chicago, IL

Beautiful house in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Golden. The home was very clean, comfortable & the kitchen was fully stocked. We especially enjoyed eating all our meals, playing cards & listening to music on the large, comfortable deck. (The Sonos sound system was fantastic!) Close to town & all activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review; we are glad you had a nice time. Hope to talk to you again soon!
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Charlie and Marj's house. The house is amazing -it's very nicely decorated and feels like home instantly. The beds are so comfortable! The setting is wonderful with trees all around and there is lots of light. It was a delight to see the occasional deer strolling through. The house is equipped with everything you need. We used the barbeque a couple of times - it is simple to use and cooks food perfectly.

The location is excellent for exploring the region - Lake Louise is just one hour from the house by car. We also visited Glacier, Yoho, Ice Field Parkway and Kootnenay national parks all of which were lovely. We visited in summer but the area is also well known for winter sports and the house's location is just perfect for both winter and summer. It was great to have met Charlie and Marj again in Golden after having met them in Spain earlier this year. Thanks a lot for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Esther. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Canada and hope to meet you again soon!
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Wonderful house & area!

  • 5 of 5

Very upscale modern home tucked away in the trees with easy access to town & all amenities. Terrific kitchen & BBQ for those stay at home meals. Beautiful summer hiking on top of the Kicking Horse Ski Resort. Well worth the cost of a gondola ride. Also a lot of great restaurants in town. Wonderful place to visit summer or winter. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX

Great Base for Exploring and Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My Fiancé and I along with her parents, rented the house for the week following Canada Day, 2017. It was great! The home itself is beautiful and set back on the lot. It is on the side of Golden that is towards Yoho National Park and not far from where the rafting companies are located. It is an excellent base for exploring Yoho, where we spent half our time, and the surrounding area. We also hiked at the top of the Kicking Horse resort across the valley and hiked in Glacier National Park of Canada. Be warned that Glacier is a solid hour and a half West of Golden, but still in striking distance.

Golden has several great restaurants, which we enjoyed, but the house has a great kitchen that allowed us to cook in for breakfast every day, prepare our lunches, and eat dinner in half the time as well. The barbecue grill really came in handy. The kitchen and living room offer great views and there is a deck or porch at every level on the back of the house. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms all very nice. After a long day of hiking, it was a pleasure to come back here. The owners are great, and booking was a breeze. We would happily rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Andy! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back soon. Celeste
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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Omega Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
TransCanada Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
The Island
Nearest Ski
16 Kilometres
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Golden has numerous unique, wonderful restaurants, pubs/bars and cafes that are delicious and reasonably-priced. Be sure to try The Island Restaurant, Red Tomato Pies, and Wolf's Den!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $121.3
Damage Deposit $606.5

No snowmobilers.
No big parties.
There is a suite attached to the house. Therefore, the noise must be at a minimum by 11:30 p.m. If the suite occupants are disturbed after that time, the damage deposit will not be returned.

Half of the payment will be made at the time of reservation and the other half the week before your vacation. We accept Interac E-transfers, Visa, and MasterCard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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