THE CABINS AT EDELWEISS CREEK
GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Located less than five minutes from downtown Golden, the luxurious and private Cabins at Edelweiss Creek made for a great basecamp during my recent Columbia Valley adventure! We enjoyed stunning mountain vistas from the deck over morning coffee, and the sound of the nearby creek made for a relaxing evening around the bonfire.
Located 3 hours from Calgary, 1.75 hours from Canmore, and 5.5 hours from Edmonton.
Summer/Autumn - An easy peasy lemon squeezy of a drive.
Winter / Spring - During winter, an all-wheel-drive or 4x4 vehicle with good snow tires is recommended. The road up is steep and could be covered with snow, frozen rain, or a sheet of ice.
SLEEPING / SHOWER
The main cabin sleeps 2 folks (queen bed) in the loft, and the bunkhouse sleeps 4 folks (1 queen and 2 bunk beds).
There is a bathroom with shower in the main cabin, and a powder room (sink + toilet) in the bunkhouse.
The massive deck offers up stunning views of Little Sir Donald, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. There is plenty of room to roll out a mat for some yoga surrounded by daisies and evergreen trees.
MAIN AREA / KITCHEN
The kitchen is simple and efficient, with a 4-burner gas stovetop, convection microwave (if I'm being honest, not my favourite appliance out there to cook with), dishwasher, fancy espresso machine (we mainly made French press using mine from home, but I did love being able to have a quick hit of caffeine when I woke up each morning).
If you want to eat indoors, there's room for six at the concrete island / table. Outside is an awesome charcoal barbecue where we built out a delicious roasted vegetable platter for dinner one evening (recipe coming soon).
There are two reading chairs (one in the main room and one in the loft), perfect for curling up with a good book.
A wood fire stove is primed and ready to go for chillier evenings / in winter. Speaking of winter, there is a hot tub on the main deck to enjoy a soak in!
Just off of the main cabin there is a beautiful semi-sunken fire pit area with a globe style fire bowl! We enjoyed fires in both the evening and morning!
DETAILS THAT I LOVED
Two of my favourite woods to burn are cedar and birch, and this cabin had both! I also loved that the hatchet for prepping kindling and split logs with was extra sharp!
The charcoal barbecue was amazing! We grilled fresh corn, sweet potatoes, lemon and onions for an amazing dinner of roasted veggies!
The water pressure and temperature of the shower was perfect, and enjoyed an ice cold shower beer in it after a long day of hiking!
Two Packs of Quaker Coconut and Honey Oatmeal
Sliced Strawberries + Mango
One Teaspoon of Chia Seeds
One Tablespoon of Raisins
2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream or Non-Dairy Alternative
Coarsely grind 1/4 cup of beans
Spoon ground coffee into an 8 cup french press
Pour 195ºF water over the grounds until soaked
Leave uncovered for 1 minute
Pour the rest of your water in, stir for 10 seconds, cover and let stand for 3 minutes
Plunge your coffee, pour it into a mug and enjoy!
8 INGREDIENT SALAD
Handful of Green Leaf Lettuce
2 Hot House Tomatoes Cut into Quarters
2 Sliced Strawberries
6-8 Sliced Basil Leaves
2 Teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar + 1 Teaspoon Oil
Salt & Pepper
GOING INTO TOWN
If beer is your jam, be sure to pop down to Whitetooth Brewing for cans and bottles to go, or enjoy a pint on their patio!
Want to treat yourself to dinner or cocktails? Head over to Whitetooth Bistro for a gourmet meal! They've got an awesome Appy Hour running Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm and a street side patio!