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Vagabond Lodge At Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Golden British Columbia

9.9 | Excellent
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Ten-room lodge with complimentary breakfast, within walking distance of mountain resort

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and continental breakfast
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The owners were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests thought the common areas were nicely decorated and inviting
  • The complimentary breakfast was enjoyed by many guests
Cons
  • A few guests felt the hotel was better suited for winter holidays when Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is in full operation
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 13, 2013
Overview
With the Golden Eagle Express gondola under a 5-minute walk away, Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers quick access to skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer. The lodge features 10 rooms and offers complimentary breakfast, which may appeal to those wanting a more bed and breakfast type stay with a mountain resort within walking distance.

This 100% non-smoking lodge offers 10 rooms. Standard room features include a hair dryer, bathrobes and one queen bed. Some rooms feature a day bed, a balcony and/or a mountain view. Upgraded rooms feature a loft with a double bed. Rooms do not have a TV or phone. Free Wi-Fi is available in every room. Pets are not allowed.

Amenities at the lodge include a pool table, a TV room, a common sitting and dining area, an outdoor hot tub, ski storage area, boot dryer and tuning bench. Complimentary continental breakfast is available to all guests year-round and complimentary lunch is available to guests staying two nights or more during the ski season. Free hot chocolate, tea and coffee are available in the common area throughout the day. In-room massage is available for an additional charge (reservations required). Free parking is available.

Several dining options, a few shops, a general store and a skating rink are within a 5-minute walk of the lodge (hours and availability of all village amenities vary depending on the season). Downtown Golden, Golden and District Museum and a few rafting companies can all be reached in about 20 minutes by car. Calgary International Airport (YYC) can be reached in about 3 and a half hours by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the owners, the common areas and the breakfast.

Many guests felt the rooms were spacious, clean and relaxing with very comfortable beds and lovely mountain views from some. Guests also mentioned that the bathrooms were roomy and modern.

The owners/hosts were complimented by many guests for being welcoming, personable and providing "first rate hospitality". Guests felt that they were very knowledgeable about the local area and really helped to make the most of their stay.

Many guests felt the common areas were stylish with great ambiance, providing an inviting place to sit and relax or visit.

The complimentary breakfast was enjoyed by many guests who felt it offered a good selection of tasty, homemade food.
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The Bad
A few guests who stayed in the off-seasons (spring to fall) were disappointed with the lack of amenities available in the village. These guests suggested that the lodge would be a better place to stay during the winter months when Kicking Horse Mountain Resort was in full operations and there are more dining options open. A couple of guests also complained that the rooms were very hot during the summer months and that they lacked air conditioning.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #7 out of 41 specialty lodgings in Golden and rated it 5 out of 5, based on 47 guest reviews.

Hotels.com
rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 guest reviews.

Expedia.com rated this hotel 4.8 out of 5 based on 13 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
9.9
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hotels in Golden

Rated 9.9/10 based on 139 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 17 hotels in Golden

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1581 Cache Close, Box 177, Golden, BC