Located on the Blaeberry river near Golden BC, this unique and decidedly modern cabin is the ultimate retreat. The cabin is outfitted with 2 bedrooms with queen beds,a sleeping loft with an additional 2 queen beds and 2 full bathrooms. The vaulted ceiling living room boasts 180 degrees of forest, mountain and river views. For cooking and dining there is a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor gas BBQ.
Bordering crown land with wilderness on all sides this is the perfect place to relax, explore and commune with nature. The Blaeberry River outside presents beautiful canoeing and rafting opportunities. Hiking trails abound including easy riverside walks to full mountain scrambles. The town of Golden offers additional recreational opportunities including whitewater rafting, and skiing. You are also surrounded by 5 National Parks nearby.
Despite being in the midst of pristine wilderness the modern amenities and fine dining options of Golden are never far away. Only 20 minutes drive to town and an additional 10 to Kicking Horse Resort.
This is a true modern Canadian Rockies experience.
Absolutely no Pets,
Check in time is 4PM
Check out is 11AM
What an incredible secluded breathtaking spot. The house is a beautiful modern design with light, trees and mountain views at every turn. There is nothing else one needs! The perfect place for our retreat and incredible world class skiing nearby. Thanks for a memorable stay -- we'll be back!
What a place! It really is a show home. And one that we were more than tempted to buy the (available) plans for to go and build somewhere in the UK or US.
The setting is stunning, next to a sky blue stream, and the restaurants in Golden are surprisingly good. I can imagine it being a fabulous place to be based for the Kicking Horse Mountain Ski Resort; we stayed during the late summer as a hub to explore the national parks and drove quite a bit around Banff and Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - long drives but you get used to it.
Ryan is a fabulous host and also a great designer with a real feel for contemporary design and global issues! There is no mobile phone (cell) signal in the area, but the property does actually have wifi and internet connectivity if you really feel the need to be connected (which we did). The outdoor bbq and open fire were also a really nice treat.
This is our first time using Airbnb, and the experience was remarkably smooth.
It would be great to go back there with a group.
This place was everything I hoped it would be. The floor to ceiling windows were my favorite part of the house. Really makes you feel like you are out in the open. House is secluded though... So privacy is not an issue. The river is 30 yards away from the back deck. It can be seen from inside the house. The outdoor firepit was pretty awesome to light up at night.
The house has internet, cable, and a phone. (We had no cell service). The kitchen had tons if spices for cooking, a few left over ingredients also. No coffee though :( but had the coffee maker. All pots, pan, dishes, etc were there. Oh and the freezer has a ice maker.
IMPORTANT: Print the directions and everything Ryan emails you. I thought I'd be fine off (website hidden)s directions via a few screen shots I took on my iPad (remember, no service) well we had to run back to Golden (30 mins) to print the directions Ryan custom made at the holiday inn. I was stressing BIG time that I had got duped and that this house did not exists. WELL IT DOES! And it was an amazing stay!
What an exceptional building in a fantastic setting, surrounded by woodland and visited by lots of wildlife, we saw deer every day we were there and Ryan said that bears visit occasionally as well!
The house has two proper bedrooms and an extra space under the eaves with two more double beds, all designed in beautifully simple white with grey wood floors. We stayed in the summer so didn't need the wood burner but did make use of the BBQ outside, there's also a fire pit for roasting marshmallows!
The property isn't completely on it's own as there is another log cabin that Ryan is currently renovating (Aug 2014), but it has been designed so that no windows from the property overlook the log cabin. Also it's not well signposted from the road, take the first left after the bridge.
It's a fantastic building in an incredible setting and we'd love to come back again and bring some friends.
Ryan's magical cabin was AMAZING! From the design of the place to the stunning view and river. The house is much larger than it looks in the photos and we all had a wonderful stay! Communication with Ryan was great and we'll be coming back!