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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 2 - 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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

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 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful 10 days.

  • 5 of 5

From our first contact booking the condo our experience has been wonderful.

Gregg and Lisa have been in constant contact giving wonderful "tips".

The condo is a definite ski out ski in. Eadie walk to both upper and lower village.

There is everything you could possibly want in The condo.

The outdoor hot tub was fantastic and serviced regularly.

Bottles of wine were a lovely treat.

We will definitely be returning.

Thank you Gregg and Lisa.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here , everything was as described, even better than photos showed...would definitely recommend or stay again.


  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Condo with Great hill location.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very nice and has a great setup for storing equipment in the heated garage. Great location that is convenient for ski in/ski out. The private hot tub was awesome after a day on the slopes.

The personal contact from the owners was very professional and appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

I have rented MANY vacation homes over the years and Gregg and Lisa were by far the most helpful and responsive hosts I have encountered. They provided clear instructions for everything and were quick to answer questions. We were a group of 7 adults and loved the location of the home and the fact that there were 3 full bathrooms. Ski-in, ski-out was excellent on skis but a bit tougher on snowboards as are there flat spots through the village and on the ski-out to the Ridge Rocket, but proximity to village, the gondola and night skiing overcame that small obstacle. Kitchen was well stocked, the hottub was hot and the entire group had a great time, Gregg you were right, we all LOVED the heated garage! Special mention goes to the hosts for providing wine, a discount on our stay and a late checkout. You won't regret staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this townhouse. There were 8 of us and found it to be very roomy. The owners were very responsive to questions we had before and during the trip. Having a garage for our vehicle and all the ski equipment and clothing was great! Thanks Gregg & Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is awesome, beautifully positioned in a fantastic ski in ski out picture book ski villag

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of 6, for 4y.o to 50y.o, and was never cramped or tripping over each other. This is a very comfortable home to relax and recharge for another day of great powder snow. Everything we needed was in the home, from the kitchen appliances, to the bathroom setup with luxurious towels, and carpeted bedroom floors with ensures. The drying room/garage was such a convenient area to come and go from, as kitting up or stripping down for skiing can be so awkward and inconvenient if not set up right. This was perfect. The hot tub was a great feature, which we usually soaked in the mornings to warm our muscles and joints before another flogging on the slopes. Gregg's communication prior to our stay was extremely hospitable and helpful, with even a followup call to make sure we were settled in.

I thoroughly recommend this beautiful, comfortable and conveniently positioned home which we found even better than the photos show.

Thanks Gregg and Lisa for opening your home up to us

Regards, Rick, Sally, Jessica, Thomas, Nathan and Charlotte.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Rick. Very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Gregg + Lisa
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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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