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Well Appointed Luxury Home - True Ski-In-Ski Out Access - Free Skiing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

*** Free Skiing offered /w Reservation during select periods. Please inquire for additional info ***

Proud winner of 3 Home Awards for Best Development, Best Layout + Best Interior Finishing.

Blacksmith Lodge (a 2250-square-foot unit) is one of the most luxurious properties on the mountain with features such as heated slate floors, private deck with eight-person hot tub, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a great room with gas fireplace and panoramic views of Big White and the Monashee Mountains.

There are two spacious bedrooms on the upper level, both with ensuite bathrooms with luxurious rain showers. The master also boasts a warm and inviting gas fireplace. The third bedroom, on the lower level, has a single/twin bunkbed, and the lower family room offers a very comfortable queen size pull out couch. These sleeping quarters share a bathroom with bath/shower.

The main floor living room is elegantly finished with rustic hardwood floors, deep couches, fireplace, and a full entertainment center, while the lower level family room features a large couch plus chair, armoire with TV, VCR, Sony PlayStation, and a number of board games - IDEAL FOR KIDS!

Trails less than ten steps out the back door provide among the best Ski-In/Ski-Out access on the mountain. The lodge is located only a few minutes from both the Village Centre and Happy Valley Gondola base, which hosts several skating rinks, an inner tube park, plus a number of other activities.

A private heated garage, offers a comfortable, convenient, and warm change area, complete with benches, racks, and hooks for gear and clothing.

To keep up with your e-mails, we have provided free high-speed wireless internet access for our guests.

Big White Ski Resort is Canada's largest ski-in/ski-out resort with an average snowfall of 25 feet of 'champagne powder' snow. It has 118 designated trails, 27 unnamed trails, and lots of pristine skiing in the powder bowls and tree glades; 18% of the runs are beginner, 56% intermediate, and 26% expert.

We have put a great deal of thought in making the lodge as cozy and comfortable as possible, to ensure our guests will have a wonderful, worry-free holiday!

Note: book directly with us and avoid the hotel taxes you will have to pay when booking through Big White Central Reservations. Only 5% G.S.T. taxes apply.

Please e-mail us if you need any further information about Blacksmith Lodge or Big White Ski Resort. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Skiing,

Gregg and Lisa Veinpel

Keywords: Luxury Warm Home

More Details

Gregg Veinpel
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Gregg Veinpel

My wife and I grew up in Mississauga a suberb of Toronto Canada. Ever since our first ski vacation in B.C. we have had an overwhelming desire to move closer to the mountains, so when the chance to relocate to Seattle for a job opportunity arose, we jumped at the opportunity. Within the first year we discovered the Okanagan and immediately fell in love. We started vacationing there so frequently that we eventually took the plunge and purchased our place at Big White. A world class ski hill 3 steps out our backdoor. It just doesn't get any better than this!!!

Gregg Veinpel purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Gregg Veinpel chose Kootenay Boundary E

Simply put the snow and the people. There is nothing quite like floating down a ski hill in two feet of fresh light champagne powder. Add in the fact that the hospitality of the staff makes this big mountain feel like a small mountain resort. And when all this is literally three steps out your back door, purchasing became a very simple decision.

What makes this lodge unique

Aside from the quality of the unit and all of its' finishing three things set us apart from almost all other properties on the mountain. Our ski-in ski-out location is second to none. Trails down to the Show Ghost, Ridge Rocket and Plaza chair are three steps out our backdoor and you can ski to the foot of our driveway at the end of the day. Our location ensures that we will always have completely unobstructed spectacular views of the Monashee mountains. Our unit has a private heated garage complete with hooks, racks and benches which makes it a breeze to get out on the mountain in the morning.


Kootenay Boundary E Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms both with rain showers in each of the master bedrooms upstairs. 3rd full bathroom with bath tub and shower on lower level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size pull out sofa bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Double bed on bottom and single on top
  • Queen size Beds (3) Both master bedrooms on the upper level have queen beds and there is a third queen pull out bed in the lower living room on the ground floor, Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) There is a double / single bunk bead in the third bedroom on the ground level.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Wireless High Speed Internet, Two Gas Fireplaces, Two Cable TVs, XBox360, Heated Garage, Two Family Rooms


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Great condo with easy ski-in-ski-out

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic condo in March 2017. The condo has a great set up with plenty of space and everything you will need for your stay. It was clean, comfortable, well maintained, and very well equipped. The owner was great to deal with and the ski in ski out couldn't have been easier. We would definitely recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super place to stay in at Big White

  • 4 of 5

Great location! We really enjoyed the private hot tub! Very well equipped kitchen. Although the coffee machine did not work properly and we found the christmas decor very dusty....

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, BC, Canada

Beautiful place, Well Equiped and great owners

  • 5 of 5

It has been years since I have stayed up at Big White for a weekend. So it was awesome that we found a place that was so great. My wife and 2 kids came up to stay along with my brother for 3 nights. This condo is very well equipped for cooking, there is tons of space, it would be easy ski in and out if you weren't taking a 2 year old and 4 year old along. Upon arrival we got 2 free bottles wine, (which promptly disappeared :) The owners also called us directly to make sure everything was ok, which it 100% was.

There are 2 master bedrooms upstairs, which would be perfect for 2 couples, and then another bedroom downstairs with bunks which would be perfect for kids.

The owners were great and always got back to us right away. They helped us track down a necklace that my wife left that meant a lot to her. We will definitely be staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 Fussy Old Guys from Alberta Still Slidin and Ridin.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Gregg,

Only way it cud have been better is if you WOULD HAVE come back and skied WITH us.

Exactly as described, One note re: ski out, If you are on a Board the option of riding down to Laras Gondola to start your day is a little easier. We liked that start anyway as we were skiing the Black Forest chair early due to fog.

Snowed every day and conditions were Awesome.

Although some fog on first 2 days but Forest and Bullet chairs VERY Skiable in the fog. Even tho the vast majority were riding there we never had a lineup over 4 minutes the whole trip. GOOD Work Big White. (YAY mid-week skiing on non school holidays).

Condo is Beautiful and very comfortable due to tremendous heating options and Large Hot Tub. Extremely well appointed Kitchen. We ate (and drank) like kings, Thanks to previous users (that would be You) for leaving behind some treats. We did the same.

Also appreciate the info package, we agree with all your food and beverage tips but nice to have the info. Would be VERY helpful for a first time visitor.

One tip I wud give others is if you like to cook bring your Entrees with you. There is a Costco in Kelowna right on the way to the hill.

There is a Market on the hill but of course it is limited. One of the better on hill markets we have seen tho.

Now if you could arrange to have snow at night and sunshine daily we wud Award you a Huge ATTABOY !! (-8

All in All great week!!!

As to recommendations It would suit anybody that appreciates quality and Enjoys treating peoples property with respect!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks kindly Jim Certainly hope to see you back again next year and perhaps if things work i might be able make a few turns with you. Kind Regards, Gregg
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Big White Sweetness

  • 5 of 5

Great location and good for kids. Had a great time there and the owners were very responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks kindly for the review Curtis. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Gregg
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  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to Gregg & Lisa for sharing their gorgeous home. We stayed for 2 weeks (from Australia) and loved every minute of it! The location is perfect and the home was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. The photos don't do it justice....just beautiful! And the Christmas decoration added to the ambience. Thanks again. We absolutely loved it! highly recommended...

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kelowna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Upper and Lower Village
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Okanagan Golf + Country Clbu
Nearest Restaurant
Upper and Lower Village
Nearest Ski
On Mountain
Car: not necessary

Skating, Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides, Tubing, snow mobiling, etc. during the winter months. World class mountain biking, golf, boating, tennis, etc in the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum age restriction of 30 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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