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“Comfortable Stay in a superior Ski area” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vagabond Lodge
Ranked #8 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Golden
Köln
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Comfortable Stay in a superior Ski area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011

Nice rooms, super breakfast and lunch with cheerful sentiment . Quiet rooms with excellent beds and clean bathrooms. A hot tub, a self service bar and the very, very pretty service from the owners Lori and Ken makes the perfect stay unforgettable. The ski area is very recommendable too. I am sure that we'll come back.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

Had a great three night stay at Vagabond Lodge in early March. The lodge is luxurious and you are being truly welcomed into Ken and Lori's home. The room was spacious, with a lovely big sleigh bed and window seat to admire the beautiful scenery.

Its easy to relax after a days skiing and both Ken and Lori are passionate about their mountain and helping guests enjoy it to the full. The bountiful breakfast is a great way to start the day, and there are enough dining options for the evenings - one night the entire lodge occupants joined Ken and Lori for a meal out - its that sort of place

Look forward to a return visit

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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nudig
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

What can I say about this place other than Tripadvisor, again, did not disappoint. After reading all the great reviews on Vagabond Lodge, I felt it was an easy choice. We were a group of 3 guys, all old college friends in our late 30's, and looking for a place that was ski-in/ski-out and not a typical commercial type lodge. Althought it's not exactly ski-in/ski-out, it's so close to the main gondola you feel that it is. Vagabond Lodge is like staying in a good friend's ski home. Ken and Lori, the owners, couldn't have been more hospitable. They made us feel right at home at all times.

We showed up a little early on check-in day and Ken was right there to welcome us in and give us a place to change and store our gear so we could go skiing for half a day. The lodge is very well kept and spotless to a tee. The layout is perfect for skiers and boarders with a very large mud room, driers for ski boots and other wet stuff. They also have a great workbench to wax skis, boards and make any other gear adjustments. The rooms were just the right size with very comfortable beds and an all around cozy feel. It was nice touch to have breakfast and lunch provided and they do a very nice job of providing the right fuel for a big day on the mountain.

The main floor has a bar that you can store your own favorite apres drinks and both Ken and Lori were there to help with whatever we needed. The main floor also provided a great atmosphere to meet other guests and all were extremely nice. We really enjoyed meeting a couple from Ontario and ended up having dinner with them at a restaurant next door. If you're interested in watching some hockey and having some fine Canadian beer, there's a great little Scottish pub 2 doors down.

I've stayed at a few ski lodges around the world and would highly recommend Vagabond Lodge. I will definitely stay there again on my next trip to KH. Thank you Ken and Lori!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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prescott ontario
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46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

The Vagabond Lodge in kicking horse is the perfect place to stay. Walking distance to the ski mountain. Wonderful home cooked, healthy breakfast with variety. Lunch was included as well(only high time in winter ski months) This was as well varied and with healthy ingredients.
We were there 5 nights and the sleep was wonderful. The most cosy duvets bottom and top, unbelievable for comfort. The rooms are tastefully decorated, warm colours, not really large, but enough room. Bathrooms well designed for space with large shelves for your bathroom items.
The entrance way upon entering the lodge is perfectly set up for skiers. Huge for ski, boot, and sitting space, coming from or going out to the slopes. Design is well done.
We all loved the at home feel of the dining and living areas within the main level of the lodge. A bar to keep your beer cold. Help yourself to glasses etc. Great place to sit around after a great day of skiing to share some company with ken and lori and the other lodge quests from world wide.
The owners, Ken and Lori are the biggest asset. They truly love their business endeavor. They are the wonderful hosts and love the area and its beauty. Don't hesitate to stay at this fine home away from home. Thanks Lori and Ken. Lynn and Lewis

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beachlovercanada
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England
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

This was our 3rd stay at Vagabond. As always unbeatable. Standards just get better all the time and nothing is too much trouble for Lori & Ken.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ancientskier
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veteran
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

We stayed here on the last weekend in January. The lodge is very comfortable and the rooms were as well. Lori and Ken are great people that make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. Sure the price is a little more than some of the surrounding accomodations but you get a nice hearty, all you can eat breakfast, lunch and cookies and beverages. The lights are dimmed in the evening but it fit the relaxing atmosphere. The fire in the stone fireplace was always cheerful to see after skiing or coming back after dinner. Our room was cleaned every day until I asked them not to. I'm a firm believer in minimalism to conserve. I don't need clean towels everyday. I don't need more cleaning products used everyday. Every little bit of conservation helps the planet!
Lori is a veritable encyclopedia of local lore. Just ask her and she'll be right there to help you out. This place is top notch without being over the top. If you want bargain basement deals this in NOT the place for you. If you want to feel like you are in a nice CLEAN establishment with good company this IS the place for you. Thank you Lori and Ken for a great weekend in the mountains.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mellseyveteran
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

On a recent ski trip to Kicking Horse, we stayed four nights at the Vagabond Lodge. It is a delightful lodge, the food was great and Ken and Lori's warm hospitality was wonderful. We would recommend it without any hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TerryandCatherine
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Additional Information about Vagabond Lodge

Property: Vagabond Lodge
Address: 1581 Cache Close | Box 177, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vagabond Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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