place GOLDEN, CA

Historic Swiss Chalet | Legacy, Heritage & Comfort

house Chalet groups 4 guests bed 2 bedrooms shower 2.0 bathrooms

Description

**Exclusive Subscribers Preview! Be among the first to explore the historic charm and modern comforts of Edelweiss Village's exclusive Swiss-style chalets in the Canadian Rockies.**


Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and captivating history of Edelweiss Village. This unique chalet, once home to the legendary mountaineer Ernest Feuz, offers a unique opportunity to experience the legacy of the Swiss Guides who pioneered adventure tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Perfect for heritage enthusiasts, this meticulously restored chalet combines historical charm with modern comforts, inviting you to relive the golden era of mountain exploration.

  • Historic Swiss-Style Chalet
  • Legacy of Pioneer Swiss Guides
  • Picturesque Setting & Beautiful Mountain Views
  • Proximity to Scenic Hiking Trails & National Parks
  • Perfect Blend of Heritage & Modern Comforts
  • Easy Access to Town

Built in 1910, this 1060 sq. ft chalet weaves a mosaic of rich histories: mountaineering, tourism, architecture, Swiss immigration, Canada’s multiculturalism, and the legacy of the legendary Swiss mountain guides hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). 

Main Floor

  • Living Room: cozy seating, TV
  • Full Bathroom
  • Kitchen: fully equipped (note: there is no oven in the chalet but stove tops are available) 

1st Floor

  • Primary Bedroom: queen bed, built-in closet, private deck
  • Deck: stunning view, furnished
  • Second Bedroom: queen bed, built-in closet

Basement (Below Grade)

  • Recreation Room
  • Full Bathroom

LOCAL FAVOURITES

Food & Drink (less than 5 km away) 

  • Eleven22: Upscale dining spot offering a fusion of flavours, including seafood dishes and inventive pasta specials.
  • Island Restaurant: Located on a small island on the Columbia River, this restaurant features outdoor patios with scenic views and serves international and Canadian dishes.
  • Ethos Cafe: Ideal for breakfast and coffee break before exploring the heritage trails and historical sites of Edelweiss Village.

Summer Activities

  • Hiking: Wander through the scenic trails of Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, and the nearby Columbia Wetlands, a glimpse into the natural beauty the Swiss Guides once explored and cherished.
  • Mountain Biking: Enjoy over 185 km of trails, ranging from gentle paths to challenging downhill slopes. These trails reflect the adventurous spirit of the Swiss mountain culture embedded in Edelweiss Village.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Experience the thrill of rafting on the Kicking Horse River, with options for all skill levels. 

Winter Activities

  • Skiing & Snowboarding: Hit the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, renowned for its deep powder and challenging terrain. 
  • Cross-Country Skiing: Explore the groomed trails around Golden and national parks. 
  • Heli-Skiing: Pioneered in the 1960s in Golden's Bugaboos Mountains, heli-skiing was quickly embraced by Swiss guides, making the Bugaboos the birthplace of this thrilling experience.

 


About Ernest Feuz

Ernest Feuz was a pioneering Swiss mountain guide who significantly shaped the development of mountaineering and adventure tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Originally from Interlaken, Switzerland, Feuz was brought to Canada by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to introduce European-style mountain guiding. His expertise and passion led to exploring numerous peaks and trails, establishing him as a key figure in the region's mountaineering history. The chalet that bears his name is a testament to his enduring legacy.

 

EDELWEISS VILLAGE + RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome to Edelweiss Village + Resort, nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies in Golden, British Columbia. Our meticulously restored Swiss chalets offer a unique blend of heritage and modern comforts, providing an unforgettable stay for adventurers and relaxation seekers alike.

  • Heritage & Preservation: Meticulously restored chalets preserving the unique heritage of the Swiss Edelweiss Village, established in 1911 for the Swiss Guides and their families.
  • Prime Location: Situated adjacent to the northern boundary of Golden, our resort serves as a gateway to iconic national parks like Yoho, Glacier, and Kootenay. Enjoy easy access to the Golden Skybridge and Adventure Park for thrilling activities, world-class skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and diverse recreational opportunities in the surrounding area.
  • Charming Accommodations: Stay in our beautifully renovated Swiss chalets, rich in history and surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Ideal for family vacations, group getaways with friends, or guests celebrating special occasions, these chalets provide a cozy retreat with all modern amenities.
  • Unique Experiences: Explore forest trails, enjoy the local arts scene, and relax in the serene environment of our village.
  • Sustainable Tourism: Emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives, preserving the heritage of the Swiss Village while embracing modern sustainability practices.
Book your stay at Edelweiss Village + Resort and immerse yourself in the alpine legacy and unparalleled natural beauty of Golden, BC.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

**Please note that the images showcased here are renderings, giving a glimpse into the elegance and design of the property. We're excited to reveal updated photographs shortly, capturing the finished luxury in vivid detail.**

We are excited to share this unique Swiss experience with our guests. It has been a privilege to work on this project to restore and preserve the history of our lands. Please note that while we are thrilled to have our first guests stay with us beginning this August, guests must be aware that there will be construction on site, landscaping is still being completed, and there will be workers on the property during your stay. Please have patience with us as we continue to improve the lands. If you have any questions about the construction on site, please feel free to contact us.

  • Parking: up to 4 cars can be parked in front of the chalet. Many additional parking options are also available nearby
  • Pets: not allowed
  • Smoking: strictly prohibited
  • Notes: 
    • Edelweiss Village has recently undergone extensive preservation and renovation to preserve its historical significance and expand its facilities.
    • Please note that this is not a ski-in/ski-out property, but its location provides guests with easy and ample access to backcountry and cross-country skiing.
    • The fireplace is inoperable until further notice.

Please note that to provide host and guest liability and damage protection, you will receive a secure link upon booking to complete a virtual check-in through a guest portal. A pre-authorization of $600 will be held on your credit card 7 days ahead of check-in, through to check-out.

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