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Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse

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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

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Free parking on premises
Hot tub

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - All rooms are on the 3rd floor which means guests must be able to walk up 3 flights of stairs to get to their room.
Potential for noise - Sometimes on weekends only there may be noise on the street as the pub(2 doors downs) empties. Usually only lasts for a few minutes.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

29 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
July 2017
Ken was very hospitable and gave lots of great suggestions on activities in the areas. The lodge was beautiful and cozy.

Scott User Profile
June 2017
We absolutely loved staying at the Vagabond Lodge! The lodge, room, common spaces and views were amazing. Our room had a super comfy bed and balcony with a view of the mountains. The breakfast provided was delicious and fresh. Lori was so wonderful to chat with and had so many great local stories and tips for exploring, as well as great restaurant recommendations. It was also fun to get to relax and socialize with our host and other guests in the lovely common space. We would absolutely stay here again!

Mark User Profile
January 2017
We had the great pleasure of staying at Vagabond Lodge over the xmas-new years period. Everything about the experience was superlative, thanks to the proprietors Ken and Lori, including: * Great/efficient communication prior to arrival. * Great breakfast and lunches. * A beautiful accommodation: well furnished, spacious, warm, inviting. * Encyclopedic knowledge of the area, able to answer just about anything you might ask. I could probably go on, but the bottom line is that this is a place I know I want to come back and which I recommend without hesitation. Thank you again!

Greg User Profile
July 2016
Ken met us promptly upon arrival and proceeded to guide us through the Vagabond Lodge while proceeding to our room, Kicking Horse room 1. Both Ken and Lori where genuinely happy to assist us with any of the numerous question we ask. Their advise was pivotal in us having the fantastic time we had, hiking Lake Moraine, Loiuse, and ultimately along the spine of the Kicking Horse ridge to T2! Ken finished it off with reservations for Jane and I at Restaurant 1120 in Golden. Perfect. Thank you again Ken and Lori Greg and Jane

Patrice User Profile
July 2016
Ken and Lori were amazing hosts. Very knowledgable about the area and very helpful in planning our day trips. The breakfast was so delicious, all home made! Our room was beautiful, cozy and clean. I really hope I can visit again!! Thanks for everything!

Christopher User Profile
September 2015
Our stay with Ken and Lori exceeded all our expectations. They make you feel like you are staying with family. I think all the other guests feel the same because you get to know them as well over breakfast, board games and/ or around the fireplace. The breakfast provided was amazing and they were more than accommodating to food intolerances/ allergies with wonderful homemade bread and amazing scones, regular and gluten free!! They were great ambassadors for Golden as well and were able to provide excellent suggestions for dining out. The decor was beautiful. You can tell a lot of love and care was put into building and maintaining their property. We look forward to staying with them again in the near future and are recommending all our friends to do the same if staying in the Golden/ Kicking Horse area.
Ken User ProfileKen is a superhost.
Response from Ken:
Christopher. We appreciate your comments. We enjoy what we do. The best part is meeting and nice people. We fell in love with Golden when we moved here and feel it is a hidden gem. Maybe not so hidden any longer. But we are so proud of what the area has to offer and like to share it with everyone. It is too good to keep to ourselves. Lori and I hope to see you back again.
September 2015

Rachel User Profile
August 2015
We just returned from our trip to The Rocky's and it was phenomenal. Not just because of the scenery or breathtaking views but also because Ken and Lori made it so! They were naturally fantastic hosts, taking a genuine interest in our holiday and who we were. They helped with plans for every day that we were there - this was a last minute trip and we had done little research, so very much welcomed the advice. It was also great to have local knowledge of where to go and what to see. We spent some (but little time) in the touristy places (Lake Louise and Banff etc) and instead visited the places Ken and Lori suggested. No regrets. Their suggestions were awesome. Golden as a town was great too! Central location, lots to do, great food etc. Vagabond Lodge is beautifully built, traditional, community oriented and very clean. The rooms were spacious and just what we wanted. We will definitely been returning and recommending to all our friends. THANKS KEN AND LORI!
Ken User ProfileKen is a superhost.
Response from Ken:
Thanks for your kind words. We have a policy of only allowing nice people to stay with us. And you are nice people. Ken and Lori.
August 2015

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