We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vagabond Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Vagabond Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 86: English reviews
Start your review of Vagabond Lodge
 Click to rate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vagabond Lodge is everything you would want from a trip to Canada - and a bit more besides. The lodge itself is very comfortable and convenient, but what makes it special is that Ken and Lori are such exceptional hosts. The food is excellent, with superb home-made breakfasts, very good lunches (one of them was an amazing Stroganoff) and some...

Thank JayNagley
Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this review

Jay. Thank you for your nice comments. It was a great having you stay with us. We take a lot of pride in our service. And making sure our guests have some great food means a lot to us. We hope to see you back again. Ken and Lori

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Recently spent 3 days at Vagabond. This was our first visit to Kicking Horse and we were really excited to ski / snowboard this mountain. The reviews for Vagabond were exceptional so we decided to stay here. Ken and Lori's attention to detail and hospitality exceeded our expectations. The breakfast and lunch were perfect. It's a big mountain and we...

Thank Drfuller
Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this review

What nice things to say about your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you with us. Ken and Lori

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The accommodation is great, the food is great but what makes this place extraordinary are the owners Ken and Lori. They are warm, friendly, informative, generous and welcoming. As a group of 4 we have over 200 weeks experience of ski hotels, lodges and B&Bs between us in different locations round the world. This is our unanimous top choice!

Thank Alastair T
Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this review

Wow. Thank you so much for your nice words. It was so nice have you and your family back with us again. Thanks again. Ken and Lori

Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Best and friendliest hosts, most comfortable and relaxed environment, wonderful food, best location (a slow 5 min walk in ski boots from the gondola), most knowledgeable hosts, nicest companion guests. The resort itself needs wild capital and attitudinal improvements but Lori and Ken are the best marketing this resort has for a second visit. KH followed 4 days in Fernie,...

1Thank Michael H
Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this review

Michael. Thanks for your comments. Lori and I love what we do. And it makes what we do very easy when we have nice people stay with us. Thanks again.

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our 3 night stay. Beautiful lodge, comfortable rooms, great breakfasts and best of all fabulous hosts! Thanks Ken for the special lattes with breakfast. Made my husbands day:) Ken and Lori offered up some fabulous hiking recommendations which made our stay perfect. They were right; the Iceline trail offered it all and was a trip...

Thank CaledonEastLou
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a lovely stay at Vagabond Lodge and would highly recommend. Ken and Lori were very accommodating, with lots of local advice, great breakfasts and overall they made our stay fantastic. We loved the lodge that was unique and such a special place (that Ken and Lori actually built). The lodge instantly felt like home and what a great...

Thank Laser2000
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ken & Lori have created an amazing place that is inviting, warm & welcoming...they have thought of every detail to make guest feel at home & comfortable. From a basket of hand-knit slippers in the lobby to yummy robes waiting in the room...everything in between is there! Delicious breakfast with plenty of direction from Ken & Lori on the best...

1Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Vagabond for 3 nights this August, and had an amazing time. The lodge is lovely and spacious with beautiful decor that feels incredibly cosy. It was a joy to return here after days hiking, rafting, and horse riding. Ken and Lori have focused on making the lodge truly communal, meaning there are loads...

Thank Cathy T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I genuinely cannot begin to decribe how much both my fiancee and I loved Vagabond and Lori and Ken!!! The place itself is fantastic - if you know Grand Designs, well this is the Rockies very own! Vagabond was literally built from the trees that were on the land before and by Lori, Ken and family/friends. It shows in the...

Thank AJ_1725
Oradell, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed here two nights and it was fantastic. The place is so spacious and extremely clean. The breakfast was plentiful and tasty - Ken makes the best homemade bread! Our room was comfortable and had great views. Ken and Lori made us feel right at home and gave us so many suggestions on things for us to do in...

Thank OoohDonna2

62 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (34)
View from Room (2)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Room/Suite (6)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Bathroom (2)
Videos (3)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (28)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Room/Suite (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (17)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Golden hotels
0.3 km away
Glacier Mountaineer Lodge
0.8 km away
Palliser Lodge
Palliser Lodge
#8 of 19 in Golden
138 reviews
0.1 km away
Winston Lodge & Spa
Winston Lodge & Spa
#7 of 19 in Golden
108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Golden
5.6 km away
BEST WESTERN Mountainview Inn
7.0 km away
Days Inn Golden
Days Inn Golden
#5 of 19 in Golden
439 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vagabond Lodge is a 10 Room Boutique Lodge Located across the road from Gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Golden BC. All rooms are located on the upper level of this 3 story building. There is no elevator just so you are aware. The beautifully decorated rooms all have great views of the majestic Rocky Mountains. All bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower/tub enclosures and all bathrooms have heated floors. Vagabond Lodge does not have air conditioning but for the few days in the mountains where it may be considered hot by some standards, the windows all open to the fresh mountain air. Vagabond Lodge does not have televisions in the rooms but if you need a fix, there is a tv area on the lower level along with a pool table, and board games. A hearty and healthy breakfast is complimentary(nothing fried) and during ski season lunch is also included in the cost of staying at this very special place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vagabond Lodge

Address: 1581 Cache Close | Box 177, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Price Range: €164 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vagabond Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Vagabond Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vagabond Hotel Golden
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Vagabond Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
New York City, New York

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Vagabond Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Every room has a beautiful view! We stayed in Blaeberry #10.”
, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you bring your own booze from a supermarket as Vagabond has no liquor license but has great facilities to store your own.”
AJ_1725, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi sketchy, Had a very soft mattress, would ask for a firm Next time for old knee and back injuries.”
MKH000, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Every room is nice, but I had a two-bed loft and it was perfect for me and a friend.”
S7085RFjimc, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are stunning:)”
MopoVancouver, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
View all 7 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates