Vagabond Lodge is a 10 room Lodge located across the road from the Gondola at Kicking Horse Resort. Ken and Lori own and operate this boutique lodge which they built in 2004. Actually Lori built it. The name originates in Leysin Switzerland. We do not take children under the age of 15th nor pets.
Mountain view suites with great views of the Rocky Mountains. All rooms have private baths and heated floors. Rooms have 1 queen size bed with a maximum of 2 people. This is a 3 story building with bedrooms on the top floor. There is no elevator. Rooms do not have TVs, but there is a TV room on the lower level if you need to get your fix. It is seldom used. There are other things to look at.
A healthy full breakfast is included in your stay with home-made bread, fruit scones, homemade yogurt, fruit, eggs and pancakes and cereals. We do not do meat. Across the road is the Gondola at Kicking Horse Resort with access to great skiing in the winter and hiking, mountain biking and sightseeing in the summer.
The owners live on site and prepare the great breakfast and are available throughout the day if needed. Unless they are skiing or hiking.
We are located in an adventure playground with some of the most amazing scenery in the world along with all sorts of outdoor activities available within easy reach including skiing and snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter. In the summer Glacier and Yoho National Parks are within 30 minute drive for some of the best hiking in the world. The Kicking Horse River just minutes away has some great whitewater rafting. Other activities include Golf at the Golden Golf club, horseback riding, sightseeing gondola and ridge hikes at Kicking Horse Resort, downhill and cross country mountain biking and much more.
Parking is free at Vagabond Lodge. Greyhound bus lines operates a daily schedule through Golden. There will be an airport shuttle 3 times a week from Calgary Airport to Vagabond Lodge for the ski season. Contact us for details.
Checkin is between 4 and 9pm. Checkout is at 11am. If arrival is after 9pm please contact us with your arrival time.
Vagabond Lodge features a large guest area with wood burning fireplace and a bar area where guests stock the bar and help themselves. The lower level features a pool table, TV area(no tvs in the rooms) as well as sauna and outdoor hot tub. There is no cooking facilities available for guest use. The fridge behind the bar is for guest use.
Interaction with guests
Lori and Ken live on site in their own apartment and if they are not skiing or hiking, are available on request.
Other things to note
Vagabond Lodge's name is steeped in traveller's history. The name comes from "Club Vagabond" which was originally a mountain climbing club in Leysin Switzerland where Ken worked for 2 years.
Quiet time is at 11pm. There is a pub within a short walk if you want to continue to socialize. Smoking and pets are not allowed in the building. Sometimes on weekends there may be some noise as the pub empties unfortunately. All rooms are on the 3rd floor of the building and there is no elevator. If you cannot lug your luggage up 3 sets of stairs, this is not the place for you. Sorry we do not carry your luggage. We have a big parking area next to the building.
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