We were four people making a round trip through the Western part of Canada in July 2013. We spent two nights in the Home Lodge in Golden, BC.
Location / Accessibility
The Home Lodge is situated at a height of 1050m approximately in the mountains north of Golden, BC. Located at the end of a paved access road the atmosphere is absolutely quiet, no ambient noise is disturbing your sleep.
Welcome / First Impression
Our host Lynn provided a heartwarming reception, showed us our rooms and gave us all necessary information concerning our stay. She also recommended restaurants and destinations for day trips.
After entering the house you are requested to change your footwear against slippers in order to prevent the white carpeted floor from getting dirty. The ground floor houses the flagship of the Home Lodge, the big living zone which can be found very easily on their homepage. Kitchen that can be used by all guests, dining room and a small library inviting you to read a book are located on the same level.
Around the southwest corner of the house you will find a big porch for enjoying the evening sunlight. Only the mosquitos may disturb this pleasure ;-)
We got a large room with a big bed, the mattresses allowed a good sleep. A big wardrobe offers a lot of space for your holiday wardrobe. Instead of having a refrigerator in the room we could share the big refrigerator in the kitchen. The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a shower. Both living room and bathroom are equipped with modern furniture. You may not miss any small bathroom equipment such as towels, hair dryer, and other small bathroom items. Finally, a bureau with chair is available for any paper work or notebook activities.
Breakfast table is opulently equipped, there is a wide variety of food and beverages. You can get bacon and eggs, but also various kinds of tasty Swiss cheese (as Golden is a ski resort in which a lot of Swiss people are living), self-made bread and toast, „Bonne Maman“ French jam (European guests may love it) and yogurt. Finally, a big plate with fresh fruit (during our stay we got strawberries, plums and oranges) can be found on the breakfast table each morning. Offered drinks are various kind of juice, coffee or tea.
An internet access is available free of cost. We used it for only short Skype phone calls during our stay.
Our host Lynn made us feel staying with friends. Her likeable manner and her hospitality made our stay in the Home Lodge unforgettable, the two days flew by quickly. We were very grateful for the nice conversation and helpful hints around our stay. We would have been stayed longer but our tight time schedule did not allow it.
In a nutshell, we are looking back to an unique stay in the Home Lodge in Golden. Our next holiday in Canada, as far as we will visit the region of Golden again, will, without doubt, lead to the Home Lodge again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful lodge in 40 acres of countryside yet only minutes from town. 5 en-suite bedrooms with heated floors and fluffy robes. Great room with real fire and mountain views. Book, CD and DVD libraries. ... more less
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