I would like to thank Tracy and Bill for sharing their little piece of paradise with us. Our Family of four really enjoyed our stay January 20th to the 24th 2014 at The Winston.
The lodge is a gorgeous private log building including an open concept spacious great room with wood burning fireplace, guest rooms, outdoor hot tub and spa. It has a private entrance at ground level with a Foosball and a Pool table along with a sauna and a drying room for ski and snowboard equipment.
It was a great place for a family get together. There was always something for everyone to do. You could view the amazing scenery from inside or outside the lodge, ski/ snowboard, play games, use the computer, use the sauna or outdoor hot tub, lounge by the fire, talk or play games in the great room with our Family or go to our own private room to rest or watch television. You could drive into Golden to do a little shopping or enjoy other local attractions. There is even a spa located right on sight.
In the Morning we went to the Great Room and Tracy or Bill hosted our breakfast which was included with the cost of the room. We had a choice of bacon and eggs or a different flavoured pancake each morning cooked to order. A self serve buffet of coffee, tea, juice, fruit, muffins, bagels and a variety of other breakfast items was also offered.
I noticed that in one of the reviews it mentioned they would have appreciated a chair in the room. I had no problem getting a chair by simply asking. The staff were friendly and extremely accommodating.
The mountain was within easy walking distance to the lodge but we chose to drive with our equipment and park in the lot. The skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain was fantastic and the scenery simply took my breath away.
We stopped in for a drink and had lunch one day at the restaurant at the top of the mountain. The Eagles Nest is one of the highest restaurants in the world with mountain views on all sides. Non-skiers/ snowboarders can ride the Gondola to get there and back. It is definitely a memorable experience.
We are from Ontario and the size of the mountain was very intimidating for me, I would be an intermediate skier (at best). With a little planning I did not have any problem finding trails to come down the mountain that suited my skill level. The young adults had a fantastic time snowboarding the abundance of more challenging trails.
After a day of skiing we drove 2 minutes, put our equipment in the drying room and enjoyed all the things to do at the lodge. We often enjoyed an evening pub/ family style meal at The Kicking Horse Saloon which is attached and can be entered through a private entrance from The Winston Lodge. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with good food and drink, friendly staff, lots of games including a giant Jenga game and a warm crackling fire.
The area of Golden is also known for the wide variety of outdoor summer activities like kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking. We had a great time at The Winston and hope to return to this piece of Canadian paradise in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The RoomsRomantic and extremely comfortable describes this rustic wood and stone western inspired Lodge. You can choose from 10 luxurious Silver (standard) or Golden (deluxe) rooms, or treat yourself to the Platinum (VIP) Loft suite. Every room is appointed with antiques and hand-crafted solid wood furniture, sumptuous feather down beds, soothing jetted baths or walk-in showers and private decks with stunning mountain views.The SpaWinston Lodge features an exclusive in-house spa that offers massages, manicures, pedicures and facials in a lovely window clustered treatment room on the second floor mezzanine.The LodgeEnjoy the large common areas that feature an outdoor hot tub, sauna, games room, library, fireplace, no-host bar and a sitting room that's just for our guests.The Saloon"Ya'll gotta eat, so you might as well enjoy it". Come to our classic western saloon or family restaurant. We offer tasty homestyle meals and a wonderful selection of micro-brew beers, wines and spirits. Have fun playing board games or our famous Giant Jenga. Listen to live music or the pop of our real wood burning fireplace, and don't forget to get deputized before you leave.Restaurant and Conference CentreOur second story conference centre accommodates up to 100 people and provides a perfect venue for weddings, reunions, celebrations, business meetings or training. The 2 big screen tvs will educate and entertain your guests while we feed them delicious appetizers, full meals and desserts.If your group exceeds 100 we have plenty of space for an outdoor tent reception on the grass pavilion beside the lodge.ActivitiesAbundant adventure and beauty surrounds the lodge on all sides. We're located at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort where a multitude of winter and summer activities abound. The Golden area and local parks provide even more things to see and do.Ask the front desk to help you book your activities, they truly know the area like the back of their hands. ... more less
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