- SQF 660
This private, brand new (2018) hand built log dovetail cabin is what mountain getaway dreams are made of. This luxuriously rustic cabin is designed for 5 people. The cabin is on a 160-acre working ranch. Located in the middle of several mountain ranges and national parks, this is your base for unlimited mountain adventure. 20 minutes West of Golden, BC. We have seasonal farm tours available for a fee. Eggs and pork are currently available in our small farm store on an honor payment system.
At the Whisper Ranch Bison cabin, you can curl up under a blanket by the wood stove after an adventurous day out in the mountains. This cabin is across the road from our working ranch. Depending on our schedule, there are paid ranch tours available. We currently have milking cows, chickens, and pigs. You can visit our Whisper Ranch website for information. Yes, in the distance we have roosters that crow, cows that moo and livestock guardian dogs that bark. We don't hear them, but probably because they are the soothing sounds of the ranch to us. Some nights are louder than others. If you are a light sleeper you may hear farm noises at night. There are no city noises here, so you may also hear the sounds of other local wildlife. It's the real deal here. There is also no light pollution so on a clear night you can even see the Milky Way! There is a master bedroom located on the main floor with a queen bed. The upstairs loft includes one queen bed and one twin bed. Comfy mattresses by Endy. The loft is accessible by ladder and is a great place for kids to have their own space or additional adults. A portable crib is available on request. USB chargers are located near all beds and other locations in the cabin. The main floor has a well-equipped kitchen including a full-size oven and fridge. A French Press and coffee and tea with real cream are included. There is no dishwasher or microwave. As we are encouraging people to come and get-away from the usual distractions of life, we have specifically opted not to include Wi-Fi. In case of an emergency, Wi-Fi is available by special request. In lieu of Wi-Fi, we have included board and card games. A Bose Bluetooth speaker system is in the cabin. From construction to operation this cabin has been sustainably and eco-friendly built. Toilets consume an astonishing amount of water, so to preserve our environment we have chosen to use composting toilet technology. The compost ends up back out on our pastures. A ceiling fan is installed in the cabin but there is no air conditioning. This cabin is your base for backcountry skiing, downhill skiing, dog sledding, mountain biking, hiking, snowmobiling, climbing, whitewater rafting, paragliding, horseback riding and many more adventures! * Our intent is to provide ski trails and hiking trails on the ranch in the future. Currently, we are not set up to do so. At this time until we have better ranch fencing, we cannot accept pets as interactions with our ranch animals from visiting pets is not a good scenario for anyone. Thanks for understanding * ** Please note there is also another log cabin under construction next door. There will be daytime noise and activity associated with this. If you are interested in log cabin construction, we'd be happy to share a few minutes of our time to show you all about it **
Guest may access the full property on the lower side of the road. The high side of the road is our working ranch and is available for paid tours if schedule permits.
We are an energetic busy family. With all sorts of family activities and operating a working ranch and construction business. We are busy for sure! We will be available by phone for emergencies but may not always be near the cabin.
The cabin is situated across the road from our main working ranch. Our ranch is 160 acres. The neighboring properties are sparsely populated so it is a true mountain wilderness experience. Wildlife viewing at it's best! Typically we get winter wonderland amounts of snow and beautiful hot summers. We are 20 minutes West of Golden, BC. We are 35 minutes West of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. We are 35 minutes West of Yoho National Park. We are 1 hour West of Banff National Park. We are 30 minutes East of Glacier National Park. We are 55 minutes East of Mount Revelstoke National Park. We are 45 minutes to Kinbasket Lake. In Golden, you will find all manner of excellent restaurants and two main grocery stores. Our cabin is about 40 minutes to the summit of Rogers Pass, making it the ideal base for world renown backcountry skiing and hiking. Golden is home to Kicking Horse Mountain resort which boasts many days of champagne powder! Almost every imaginable outdoor pursuit is a short drive from our cabin.
There is no public transportation available. There is taxi service in Golden. Winter tires are a must when visiting in the winter. A 4x4 or all-wheel drive vehicle is preferred. Winter road closures throughout the area are frequent. Please travel with warm clothes and winter gear.
Please leave the ranch house as clean as when you arrived as possible. Self Check-in is anytime after 4 PM Check-out by 11 AM Snowmobile or ATV Trailer Parking on Request NO Snowmobiling or ATV'ing on Property or Neighbouring Properties NO Parties NO Events NO Smoking NO Pets Limit Outdoor Recreation and Music to Earlier Than 10 PM
BEARS: We live in a bear country. Both black and grizzly bears come through the property. Grizzly's sometimes pass here in mid-May to eat the dandelions. There has never been a problem with bears on our property. For safety, do not leave food or garbage outside that attracts bears. Make noise and walk outside in a group of 2 or more. If you find yourself close to a grizzly or black bear slowly back away. Having a bear spray also comes in handy. Bears are wild and beautiful part of life here in our valley. It is extremely rare that anyone in the valley is threatened or harmed by a bear.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I accept all the dangers and risks inherent in outdoor activities including but not limited to the hazards presented by changeable weather, wild animals, and the possibility of becoming lost in the forest.
1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 2 Queen bed, 1 Single bed
CookingChild's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Water cooler, Water purifier
Heating/CoolingCeiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Smoke Detector
2986 Golden Donald Upper Road , Golden, V0A 1H1, Canada
***PLEASE NOTE*** Google maps and GPS in NOT accurate in our area. DO NOT enter our civic address and rely on the GPS. You can either Google search "Whisper Ranch" and follow the directions to our ranch or see below directions. The cabin is on the left side of the road and the main ranch in on the right. Directions are as follows: When leaving Golden on the Trans-Canada Highway heading northwest towards Revelstoke, set your trip meter at the last lights which are by the Tim Horton's coffee shop. In 18.3 km's (11.4 miles) turn right on Forde Station road. Please drive with caution on this mountain road. Follow the road up the mountain for 2 km's (1.2 miles) to the yield sign. Turn left at the yield sign on to the Golden Donald Upper Road. The cabin driveway is 1km (0.62 miles) down this road (heading northwest) on the left side. The main ranch in on the right-hand side.