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Vagabond Lodge
Ranked #8 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 7, 2009

vagabond lodge is a beautiful wooden property, a short walk from the kicking horse gondola, with its own parking area
our room was very comfortable, with lovely views from a large window.
breakfast and lunch are included, and both are excellent.
the middle floor is a large, delightful living area, with comfy chairs, an open fireand plenty of space. the basement has a TV, pool table and outside hot tub, together with an excellent ski and boot room
Ken, the owner, is very hospitable, without being too intrusive
He can tell you anything you need to know about the area or the skiing
our party of 6 was made very welcome, and could not think of a better place to stay for a skiing holiday
The lodge cannot provide alcohol, but you can keep your own in a fridge- beer and wine easily available opposite the gondola
we will definitely come again if we can

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

Superb position for either skiing or simply relaxing. Superb hosts - Ken and Lori are the most helpful people to be found and do their utmost to ensure an enjoyable stay. Quiet, comfortable and within easy reach of pretty much everything. Take a break and spoil yourself.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 19, 2008

We spent five nights at the Vagabond in order to escape the summer heat of the Southeast US. What an excellent choice.

Ken and Lori are extraordinary hosts. They really want their guests to feel at home -- not only at the Lodge, but also in their Province. They are very knowledgeable about the hiking trails and gave us good suggestions on where to eat, etc.

We met several interesting and engaging people while at the Vagabond. There is a large area on the main floor for socializing, reading, or just relaxing.

Breakfasts were excellent and the rooms were very nice. We would go back in a heartbeat -- not only to hike more of the trails in Yoho and Banff, but also to enjoy the hospitality again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2008

The daily breakfast was delicious and hearty with a variety of different foods. The beds were wonderful and the rooms were extremely clean. The owners were spectacular hosts and shared local information with us every day. They were as excited about our hiking choices as we were.
The lodge isn't near Banff or Jasper, which is what we wanted. But some people might find that inconvienent. We enjoyed the "away from it all aspect" but keep in mind that road closures due to construction and accidents can happen.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2008

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days, what a wonderful lodge!! We can confirm that all the comments posted before are right on the money. Ken and Lori are wonderful hosts, the lodge is very well appointed, extremely comfortable, and the food is excellent. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2008

We stayed here for 3 days having transfered from Banff (1.5hrs transfer). This is by far the best place I have ever stayed. The owners Ken and Lori make everyone so welcome. The lodge is beautiful. Breakfast and lunch is included and is home made. The lodge is only across the road from the resort centre/gondola. There is a ski storage room, and boot dryer. It is the only holiday that I have been on where I did not want to go home. I will definately be visiting Vagabond Lodge again!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2007

The Vagabond Lodge is a wonderful option if you want to stay on the hill at Kicking Horse. It's very handy for the lifts which means you can pop back for the tasty lunch they provide - that's if you can persuade yourself that it's worth getting out of the soft feather bed in the first place. Evening meals are not provided but there are two restaurants in the neighbouring lodges that you can use. Best of all Ken and Lori the owners create a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It felt more like staying with friends than in a hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about 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 43 Specialty Lodging in Golden
Price Range: $228 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 with nothing fried. There is absolutely no cooking facilities of any sort(not even a microwave) for guest use. ... more   less 
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