Initially drawn to Kimberley, BC to meet several new "stars" in our family "constellation" (notably 11 year old Micahel and 6 month old Adrien), we chose to stray from our traditional addiction to well-recognized chain hotels, by booking a mountain condo. From my 1st conversation with Reservations Manager, Kathy Smith, I sensed that the Northstar would provide just the ambience and comfort we were seeking. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful; our two bedroom, two bathroom unit was extremely comfortable, immaculate and the perfect size for four adults and two children, AND included a garage (a comforting luxury since we were driving a rental car and the bears were out in full-force.) Because we were re-connecting with family who hosted delicious home-cooked meals, we did not utilize but were impressed by, the well-equppied kitchen and deck with barbecue and patio table. Spectacular mountain views enjoyed from the vantage point of the hot tub on our deck enhanced our visit. Granite countertops and comfortable furnishings added to our enjoyment. In fact the Northstar may draw us back for a repeat visit in 2014. Our next stay will be longer. Two days did not allow adequate time to visit our family AND enjoy the amenities of the Village. If you can visit only one spot in BC, this should be your destination. I can't help but proudly mention the fact that the station for the railway which operates for tourists from late May until summer's end is at the base of the mountain. This tourist attraction was initially built with "no money" and a dream on the part of my uncle (at 92 our oldest family "star") and three of his friends. It is an example of the ingenuity and determination of Canadians-the pioneering spirit and the ability to "make do" with very little that still prevails.
From that 1st phone call to the completion of a phenomenal vacation we thank Kathy and staff and the creators of the Northstar for contributing that extra sprinkle of starlight to a magical holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This year, plan your vacation at Northstar Mountain Village Resort. Enjoy four seasons of fun, with luxurious accommodation, spectacular rocky mountain scenery, and the convenience of our Alpine Club amenities, including seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness room and Northstar Alpine Spa. Share good times with friends and family and make vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Located at the top of the T-Bar at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, Northstar Mountain Village Resort is perfect for families & couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers of all kinds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Northstar Mountain Village Hotel Kimberley