Glacier Mountaineer Lodge was where we stayed in Golden, BC. It’s located in the heart of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort alpine village – at the base of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola. The mountain is around 10 minutes away from the downtown area of Golden, BC.
It’s a good location to stop at if you are enjoying the snow in the winter or heading up the Gondola to hike or sightsee in the Summer.
We pulled up to the front of the building, walked through the lobby to check in. It definitely has a rustic mountain-feel to it.
Since it was low-season and we were checking in past 6pm, they left our envelopes at the front with our keys and other information.
We stayed in their one bedroom suite and it was quite spacious for the two of us. You will find their fully furnished living rooms with satellite TV, gas fireplace, and private balconies. It was clean and reminded us of home away from home.
There is also a fully furnished kitchen with fridge, microwave, oven and coffee maker.
The bedroom had an old CRT TV with cable, views of the mountains and a closet. We spent more time in the living room since it was more comfortable watching TV there with the flatscreen TV.
The tables has 3 chairs and a bench. I quite liked the bench feature. Makes me want to get one for my own place.
There’s lots of sitting space if you were to entertain guests. Very cozy.
The entrance to the balcony/patio gave us a great sight of the slopes. There’s not much to see during the Fall, but it was cool to see the changing colours of the trees and the snowboarding trails. In the Winter, it will be more beautiful.
There’s lots of hooks and space to hang any winter gear you have.
The washroom has a tub, a shower, toilet and sink. Nothing fancy, but it does the job.
They also have a fitness centre, hot tub, and a steam room to enjoy at the lodge.
The view of the other mountain peaks are just amazing even in the Fall. Its so nice to see the snow right on the peaks of those large mountains.
Overall, it was a pleasant stay and I love the surrounding nature. Mountains on all sides with some beautiful Fall foliage. The only bad thing about coming here during low-season is that there’s nothing open up here, so you will need to head to the town to get lunch or dinner. The lodge has vending machines, so you can get pop, water or snacks. When it’s their normal season, it won’t be a problem at all. M and I didn’t mind since we were carry a lot of snacks and drinks with us since we were on our roadtrip.
The best part about going to Kicking Horse Lodging is this crazy bridge you have to drive across. Only one car can pass at a time. I’ve never seen anything like this, so I was super excited.
549 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, BC