I had no idea about the quality and location of the lodge, i just took a chance. I called to check availability before the weekend and I got lucky. It turned out that I have used all my luck for a while. When i found the lodge, I couldn't believe my eyes when I got there in the evening. I was met by the host and I got a very friendly welcome, almost like coming home. The impression of a fantastic lodge continued inside. I really liked the atmosphere in the house and felt comfortable at once.
Many details were well thought through and the practicalities regarding drying equipment were great. The bar/restaurant Winston close by had very good food and a joyful c&w blues band.
In the morning I was met by the hosts and they made some hot dishes and they also had everything you need for a great breakfast. The sun came in through the windows during breakfast and made the morning even better.
The host had very good knowledge about the area and had interesting stories about several subjects. I am travelling alone to ski resorts in the rockies, and it's nice to stay at a lodge where you feel at home and you feel that the hosts have an interest in people who stay in their house.
The distance to the ski resort made it very comfortable to get to and from the lodge.
When I return to Kicking horse, I am definitely going to stay at Vagabond! Looking forward to come back.
- 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(nothing fried) and during ski season lunch is also included in the cost of staying at this very special place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vagabond Hotel Golden