I stayed at Valley View Chalet in a group of 8 adults (2 couple, 2 single girls, and 2 single guys). It was perfect! Even a little big, but as we were in Kicking Horse for a wedding, we had plenty of space to light up a fire, put on some music, invite friends and family over and enjoy this luxurious chalet to the fullest!
The place was immaculate on arrival, instructions were clear and concise, customer service from Lush was so good, responding to every questions within a matter of hours despite time difference between UK and CAD.
The beds were all pillow topped kings with some bunks on the lower level. Ensuites were spacious and stocked with lovely organic products. Towels fresh and soft and under floor heating thawed our toes after a day on the slopes.
The hot tub was the perfect addition to the cold but sunny spring weather. Sitting out there with a cocktail/Caesar/beer as the snow falls around you, with an outdoor fire roaring away, then baking in the crisp spring rays was so relaxing! Plus the sound system in the chalet runs throughout the house including outside. Slap on some chilled tunes and soak it all up.
The fire place in the great hall was a center point that people are drawn to, and one night we fired her up, broke out the guitar and all sat round with drinks for a sing along. What a great memory!
I'd say this is perfect for a mixed group of friends, and/or families as there is easily enough space for 12 or more. The downstairs games room would be ideal for young boys and the steam room and hot tub would suit most girls! If you have less than 8 people you might feel a bit dwarfed by the size of the place. It is very well laid out, so all areas connect with open balconies and duplex ceilings. Stunning!
We filled the enormous fridge with food from Costco and cooked amazing canadian steaks on the bbq one night. Meals around the large table were fun and easily cleaned into the dishwasher. All your catering and kitchen needs were on hand. Take your own bin bags! We ran out...
2 twin cab trucks fit in the double garage along with all your snowboard gear. Plenty of drying racks for clothes and boots. It all locks up super secure too.
The location is a short walk or even shorter ski/slide to the main lift at kicking horse, and bars and restaurants. In 10 minutes you can drive back into Golden for everything you can get in KH.
What an amazing experience, I can't recommend the place enough, and look forward to returning again in future. The cost was fair to under-priced for what you get. Especially if you can split this 12 ways!
Thank you Lush! You helped make my best mates Wedding week, truly spectacular!
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