We stayed with Lori and Ken for a week and very much enjoyed their first rate hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble and they were consistently friendly and helpful throughout our visit. Through Ken and Lori we felt we actually really got to know the area in a way not normally possible with just a week's stay. The accommodation was also terrific: bedroom spacious with a lovely view and good sized bathroom. Breakfast (pancakes, fresh fruit, scones, oatmeal, home-made bread and eggs) was substantial and Lori also prepared lunch for us each day (hearty soups and salads, pasta etc). It was great to be able to come in for lunch, take our boots off and relax a bit before heading back out on the mountain. After skiing they would often also provide a snack. Ken took the time to show me around the mountain, which I appreciated very much. The skiing is great with many ungroomed runs, no waits on the lifts, absolutely no crowds (we were there mid-December 2011) and the quality of the snow was superb. Your skiing really comes along. There are a limited number of places to have dinner in the resort itself, but the food is good and service is first rate. It was not a problem for a week. We did not go to Golden to eat, but apparently there are plenty of restaurants there. We had a fabulous week and I would (and will) go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vagabond Lodge is a 10 Room Boutique Lodge Located across the road from Gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Golden BC. All rooms are located on the upper level of this 3 story building. There is no elevator just so you are aware. The beautifully decorated rooms all have great views of the majestic Rocky Mountains. All bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower/tub enclosures and all bathrooms have heated floors. Vagabond Lodge does not have air conditioning but for the few days in the mountains where it may be considered hot by some standards, the windows all open to the fresh mountain air. Vagabond Lodge does not have televisions in the rooms but if you need a fix, there is a tv area on the lower level along with a pool table, and board games. A hearty and healthy breakfast is complimentary with nothing fried. There is absolutely no cooking facilities of any sort(not even a microwave) for guest use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vagabond Hotel Golden