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Dave Doroghy

Lake Placid Lodge, Creekside Gondola Base, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
ID 116
  • Size, Location & Map:
  • 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, 600 sq. ft., Lake Placid Lodge, Creekside Gondola Base, Whistler
  • Sleeps & Beds:
  • Sleeps 4, 1 Double Sofa Bed, 1 Queen
  • Amenities:
  • Books, Cable TV, Coded Access, Deck, Fireplace, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Pool
  • Rates & Availability:
  • $43.00 - $220.00 per night CAD; My calendar & rates are accurate!
  • Bookings:
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Location - Location - Location. Whistler has some of the world's greatest skiing and my condo is right next to the Creekside Gondola to take you up to there fast.  If you want to do a Google maps search the address of the lodge is 2020 Lake Placid Road, Whistler BC.

How far to the lifts you ask.? Once you go down the elevator, grab your skis out of the lobby ski locker,exit the front entance and go across the street then up 15 stairs and 40 meters later you are sitting on the gondola. It's so easy you can even ski in for lunch. Everything is there at the base -  guest services, ski school, ski shop, ski repairs, retaraunts, Starbucks, bank, full grocery store and even the medal podium for 2010 Olympic downhill. The local and experienced Whistler Mountain skiers often choose this Gondola to upload over the hustle and bustle of the Main Village. There is also a shuttle right outside of the building that goes to Blackcomb Mountain every 15 minutes.

My unit is cozy, comfortable, clean, fully equiped and is ready for you to kick back and enjoy. The photo gallery tells alot about the quality of unit 209 and the building. Lake Placid Lodge was built in 1989,  is easy to find and is setup well for the ease of unloading your baggage. 

When the unit is not rented out I use it myself so it has everything you need for cooking, reading, watching TV, surfing the net and just plain relaxing in front of the firepalce.

I look forward to welcoming you as my guest.  Please just email me and I can answer any questions you have, or if you prefer the old fashioned way I am happy to talk on the phone to you at 778 227 1916. Then when you are ready to book the unit simpy click Reserve Now

Have a great summer everyone.  Oh and one more thing.  I just finished this website for the unit. Check it our -

Best wishes, Dave

Photos & Video  

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This is the common area downstairs as you enter into the building.
View from Living Room
Lake Placid Lodge is an 80 unit apartment building located in the Creekside district of Whistler BC. The units are owned by different individuals, some who live there, some who rent them out. I do both.
Dudley Do-Rite of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police will be there to welcome you and to stand on guard during your stay.
A cozy nook to relax in, plus lots of interesting pictures, books and decorations to make your stay more memorable.
The tasteful decor makes the apartment a comfortable and inviting place to stay.
There is nothing like a warm fireplace to curl up in front of after a long day on the slopes.
The couch on the left is a LAZY BOY SOFA BED, purchased in November of 2013. Most sofa beds tend to be uncomfortable, but this one has thick memory foam and is pretty good.
The Corner Couch is the perfect place to relax with a good book.
An expandable Cherry Wood dining room table with seating for four or more is a great place to share a meal.
Don't forget that the lights in dining room are on a dimmer so that you can set the mood for a romantic glass of wine.
A well stocked kitchen with everything you'll need.
What can you say about a bathroom? Other than it is clean and well stocked on your arrival with lots of fresh towels.
Big comfy bed purchased November 2013.
Behind the two wooden bifold doors in this picture there is plenty of storage space. There is another closet in the entrance way too.
The TV set that you can see on the right is one of two. The one in the living room pictured here is an LED LG High definition set. The one in the bedroom is a new larger Panasonic flat screen PLASMA wall mounted unit. They both get tons of channels.
Dudley accents.
Many of our guests have taken the time to get their pictures taken with Dudley Do Rite and they have emailed them to us. Just for fun we have posted them in the living room.
Small touches like this antique circa 1950's German Cukoo Clock make the unit seem more like someone's home rather than a hotel room.
This plaque hanging by the entrance to the unit proudly commemorates the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Whistler is truly a world-class mountain and our apartment is only 200 meters to the famous Olympic Medal Plaza.
The building had a major upgrade three years ago.
Lake Placid Lodge has one of the bigger outdoor swimming pools in all of Whistler.
The hot tub is kept a hot 104 degrees. Both the tub and the pool are open year round.
FREE PARKING - The rental includes free parking in a secured, well lit heated garage downstairs.
An easy right hand turn off of the main HWY 99 (the red line) and you are there. That's it, no complicated directions.
You can see where the CREEKSIDE area is on the bottom right hand side of the map. The gondola at Creekside generally has shorter line-ups than the ones in the Whistler Village.
A picture of the owner, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper taken at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

 Rates & Availability

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Staying with us saves on the 3% hotel tax.  Monthly stays are welcome and rates are negotiable.

Applicable Taxes No Hotel Tax of 0% applies,
PST of 5% applies,

(taxes not included in the rates below)
Rates Calculation Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Fabulous Fall Aug 15, 2014 Oct 31, 2014
2 +
3 +
5 +
Pre Ski Nov 1, 2014 Dec 1, 2014
2 +
3 +
6 +
30 +
Low Rate Season
Early Skiing Dec 2, 2014 Dec 19, 2014
2 +
3 +
5 +
9 +
Get a jump on the season!
CHRISTMAS Dec 20, 2014 Jan 5, 2015
2 +
3 +
5 +
9 +
Happy Holidays
Winter Skiing Jan 6, 2015 Mar 6, 2015
2 +
3 +
5 +
20 +
24 +
Calling All Powder Hounds
Spring Skiing Mar 7, 2015 Mar 8, 2015
2 +
3 +
5 +
24 +
Here Comes the Sun
More Spring Mar 9, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
2 +
3 +
5 +
It's gotten warm outside

Payment Info

As a valued guest we will process your request as fast as we can.Either personal cheque(ask about our discount) or through Direct Deposit through Allura. Ck our specials

Policy Amount Required Due Date Payment Accepted
Reservation Deposit 25.00% of total Due at time of booking Online CreditCard via this website
Balance of Payment Full remainder 45 days prior to arrival
Damage Deposit No damage deposit collected
Less than 45 days prior to arrival Full payment At time of booking

 Property Description

Lake Placid is my home away from home therefore you will be delighted to find so many extras .As soon as you walk in the door you will be impressed with the home like atmosphere ,so much so that you will not want to leave.

Sleeping Areas & Beds


Spacious bedroom with deluxe queen; ample storage; radio alarm clock; deluxe linens and cozy duvet; custom decor with mtn. views

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen
Floor Level 1


Comfortable double deluxe sofa bed in living room; deluxe linens and ample private clothes storage.

Room Type Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Double Sofa Bed
Floor Level 1


Bathroom 1

Enclosed shower and tub. vanity, hairdryer,make up mirror.

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Hairdryer


Fully equipped kitchen with modern full sized appliances (dishwasher, fridge, microwave, blender, popcorn maker, coffeemaker, toaster, cooking and eating utensils, blender and a whole lot more plus place settings for six.

Blender Included
Coffee Maker Included
Cooking/Eating Utensils Included
Dish Soap Included
Dishwasher Included
Fridge Included
Garbage Bags Included
Glassware Included
Kettle Included
Microwave Included
Oven Included
Rice Cooker Included
Stove Included
Toaster Included

Living Area

Relax at the end of the day by our river rock gas electric fireplace. 

Dining Area

We thought of everything. Our corner unit is great for dining and doubles as a game room. Great for kids of all ages. Eurika you have found extra storage for all those things you did not know where to put . Lift up the storage bench and there are the games .

Special Features

After you have arrived at Creekside just off highway 99N park your car and relax. We have a great location and many ammenities to make your stay enjoyable. Ski in ski out at our gondola base. Put your boots on, down the elevator, grab your skies at the front entrance ski locker, cross the street, step into a comfortable gondola and have a great day. Shopping, fine dining, Starbucks,Boston Pizza are all right there. The Super Market with reasonable prices. An out door garden with heated swimming pool all year , sauna and hot tub. A stroll down the raod will take you to Alta Lake and a path around the lake. Bike trails and hiking in the summer and croos country winter wonderland in the ski season. Everything is there to make your holiday special.

Art Included
Decor Included
Fireplace Included
Lofted/Cathedral Ceilings Included
Trim Included
Views Included


Many extras: books,  CDs and games.  The gas fireplace is great to sit beside after a long day on the slopes. Dim the lights for dining and then sit in the window nook and watch the snowfall as you plan your next day of skiing. Orwatch the 42 inch HD TV.

The pool below is great for apres ski activities and the hot tub is one of the biggest in Whistler. If you don't feel like cooking indoors there are a couple of BBQ's by the pool too.


Private Amenities

Books For your quiet times.
Cable TV Great cable package with tons of HD stations.
CDs Enjoy listening to your favorite music.
Coded Access Included
Deck Private covered deck with nice view of mountains
Dining Area 6 can be seated comfortably around the dining room table if you plan on having guests over for dinner.
Fireplace While on the cushioned window seat, enjoy the rustic feel of the natural gas fireplace built with river rock and a log mantel!
Fresh Linens Four complete sets of bath, table, kitchen and bed linens for four guests.
Games Enjoy a game or two!
Hairdryer Attached to the wall in the washroom
Internet Access High Speed Wi Fi
Iron and Ironing Board Included
Living Area Included
Patio Furniture Lounge furniture and patio furniture including umbrellas.
Safety Equipment First Aid kit on premises.
Stereo Iphone compatable
Telephone local calls-LD you will need calling card
Universal Ski Locks it is downstairs at the entrance. large, convenient, well lit and clean.

Shared Amenities

BBQ Located at poolside
Deck deck chairs and loungers. in the summertime the showers by the pool come in handy.
Fireplace Corner river rock gas fireplace . Large mantle quite impressive.
Guest Resort Information Best to call me and I can give you some tips on where to eat and go etc.
Hot Tub Common tub
Laundry Facilities Coin operated laundry room
Patio Furniture The pool has plenty of seating around it
Pool good sized pool- takes a excellent swimmer to make it all the way underwater holding their breath.
Resort Information The lobby has an excellent selection of printed material as well as the latest resort newspapers etc
Sauna As soon as you come home go down to turn the sauna on so it will be at the right temp when you decide to go down. The sauna really takes the chill from your bones.
Secure Reserved Parking free parking for in a heated well lit garage in the basement
Secure Ski and Bike Storage located next to the entrance of the lobby


Christmas Tree/Decorations Included
Garbage Pickup Included

 Location & Map


One of the nice things about Creekside is that it is about 5 minutes closer to Vancouver than the the Village. It is also easier to get in and off of from Highway 99. It is the origianl Whistler. The Husky Gas station across is where it all started at Whistler 40 years ago and where I came to ski as a teenager.



Access Time to Lifts

Ski in Ski out
Less than 10 minutes drive

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 10 minutes walk
Less than 5 minutes drive
Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes walk
Less than 5 minutes drive


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Please read policies and policy discriptions if there are any questions please contact the owner Lois Swindell at Please read carefully. Cancillation Full refunds 48 days prior to your arrival. Once the final deposit is made and your instructions given. It is important that you read the booking policy, There is no refund at this time. If for some reason you are unable to come. Let us know immedately. This will give us an opertunaty to rebook You will receive the money from the rebooked dates less $100.00 administration fees.We will do our very best to rebook the unit . These are the rules of Allura

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25 responsible adults of legal age .
Long Term Renters (Monthly) based on the terms outlined in our rate table . go to our long term stay specials
Non-Smokers Only No SMOKING. eviction notice will be given
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Pets No .
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Policy Description
Arrival Days we accept arrivals on any day of the week . thank you for reading our policies We have tried to cover everything any questions please email me at you are just a click away from booking a great place to be
Cancellations Made by Guests All payments are nonrefundable, except if booking can be replaced . refunds or portions there of will be refunded based on the number of nights rebooked and rebooked rate refunds will be subject to a 4% acancillation fee
Courtesy Hold Reservations reservations are not held without payment Please confirm your reservation by clicking RESERVE NOW . 24 hour reservation service you are just a click away
Delayed Arrivals No refunds on delayed arrival .
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information will ge sent as soon as the final payment is made .
Guest Account Termination The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site
Guest Stay Contract When you book online, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions .
Ineligible Guests: 24 Hour Reservation Reversal The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses
Late Reservation Payments after final notice automatically cancilled . you can rebook if unit is available
Privacy The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.
Reservation Changes days can be added due to availability changes can be made sometimes . do as soon as possible so you will not be disappointed

Guest Stay Policies

Policy Description
Check-In Time Four PM
Check-Out Time Ten AM
Complaints Concerning Property Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.
Excessive Noise Evict without refund . no exceptions
Housekeeping Complimentary before arrival and after departure. Complimentary long cleans provided for bookings of 8 or more nights . we sometimes the cleaning staff has not been. notify me at once we should have someone there pdq there is spare linnen in the unit and you willnot be charged for that night
Liability We are not responsible for any bodily harm to guests or guests of guest while they are on our property .
Maintenance Emergencies 24 hour pager notify owner first .
Maximum Sleeping Capacity four adults . sleeping arrangements can be made for children cots or sleeping bags
Missing Items Guessts authorize a credit card charge for missing items as per my stated damage deposit policies .
Noise Restrictions excessive noise is subject to policy procedure . the out door hot tub area is a place to consider others at all times.
Policy Updates policies are subject to change without notice .
Property Damage Guests authorizes up to a $500.CAD charge on their card upon deparature in the event of property damaage . damage includes, but is not restricted to noise, complaints, common or privvate property damaagae, ecessive cleaning charges, lost or broken or missing common or private property, items, smoking inside the property, pets inside the property and all charges relating to security company or police involvement
Rental Accommodation Zoning
Resort Information Resort information will be sent upon request. Resortinformation in loos-leaf binder in unit. ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED WE WILL EMAIL YOU FROM TIME TO TIME RESORTS INFORMATION AND DISCOUNTS
Terms of Eviction smoking,excessive noise, threat of common or private property damage, disturbing the peace, excess overnight occupants not booked . excessive noise in common area or rivateproperty damages disturbing the peace

Guarantees Policies

Policy Description
Reservation Guarantee we guarantee your reservation upon final payment . upon final payment your instructions will be sent directly to you

 Local Tips

Focus on Blackcomb Mountain

What I like the most about Blackcomb Seventh Heaven

Focus on Whistler Mountain

Best lunch strategy Plan your last run prior to lunch and be ready to order by ll:30 beat the crowds

Food and Beverage

Best apres ski The first at Whistler and still the best lets hear it for "Dustys"
Best BC wine They are all good try them all and have a geat time.
Best place for breakfast/brunch The Delta and it is in the middle of everything going on at Whistler
Best table where you will find a view! The Round House /Take theWhistler Gondola and go to the top.
Favorite family restaurant There are many great family restaurants at the Village North
Favorite Pub/Bar Hoz.down the road on Creek Side Rd. He has been at Whistler since the beginning. His honey ribs and beans are my favourite
Favorite up-scale restaurant On the Lake by Jack Nicoles north.
Most romantic place to eat our unit at Lake Placid Lodge. the delivery service is great
Most traditional Whistler eatery "HoZ" he was here first and still going strong Located at Creekside donw Lake Placid Rd.
Top spot for coffee Has to be Jodis in the Village North

For Skiers and Boarders Only

Best lunch strategies 11am beat the crowds. ski down to Whistler Village and take your pick
Best ways to find out about weather and snow Phone in or turne in to the Weather on TV.
Deepest W/B powder I have ever skiied! Has to be Seventh Heaven at Blackcomb
Earliest date I have ever skiied Nov.25
How I avoid feeling pain the next day! If you are at Lake Placid Lodge no problem . Have a sauna, then go for the swimming pool and finish off with a hot tub, if you do all that you are guarinteed a good nights sleep and you will be ready to-morrow on the sloaps
Latest date I have ever skiied/boarded April 15 great spring conditions .Would you believe a new dump of snow to make it perfect
My favorite Apres hang-out and why! Dustys as it is where Lake Placid Lodge. Dustys was the first and still is one of the best
My top skiing/boarding tips for visitors Book a guide,lots of fun and you will not miss the great runs that you would not have known about
My Weather tips! No snow do the snow dance at 8Pm
Overall favorite day lodge Has to be *The Peaks * at the top of Whistler lift so many choices
What is the best mountain food? Jack Nicolus North is great

Just for Kids!

Best rainy day kids activities Meadow Park Rec Cent
Great places to eat with kids

My Money Saving Tips

Cheapest groceries the village north has a good selection and where we are at Creekside their groceries has a good selection and is so convenient.
Cheapest times to come to Whistler From opening day to Dec.18 /April until closing time
Less expensive places to eat Has to be McDonalds in the Village North
My biggest money saving tips Use your coupons and from Allura your Whistler Resort Card. Allura has much to offer from discount UDrive to Discount ski lift tickets. and much much more

The Drive to Whistler

Best places to eat If you are in a hurry and want a great fast sand go to seven eleven there delie is great so is there coffee.
Best things to see on the way to Whistler It is the most beautiful drive ever.Try and plan your trip during the day light hours.
My safety tips for drivers new to Hwy 99 Do not be in a hurry enjoy the driving experience.
What I like about the drive I have been coming up to Whistler for eigth years and I always enjoy the beauty of the Sea to Sky Highway
Where to get the best views I like to stop in at Shannon Falls, stretch me legs and walk around the park and walk up the path and view the falls.
Worst thing about the drive I guess it has to be black Ice but if you are careful and drive safely it should not be a problem. Let the speeders go just do not become one of them

The Not So Obvious Types of Tips!

Best place to get a Christmas Tree
Recommended winter clothing
Things that you should bring, but will forget!

Whistler Activities

Best rainy day activities The Delta Hotel has a wonderful Spa. as well as well as indoor tennis courts. The also have a tennis insturctor that you can book.

Frequently Asked Questions

Checking In

What time do I ck in 4 pm unless otherwise arranged
what time do I ck In 4pm unless otherwise arranged

Checking Out

What is the ck out time? 10am unless other wise arranged


What do I do in case of an emergency Depending on the emergency.In your final booking insturctions there are a list of facilities.Always leave a contact person prior leaving.Bring your medical record and insurance no if you have oneif needed. Full facility medical emergency facilities at Whistler. For minor problems there is a first aid kit in the unit.

Hot Tub and Pool

What time are the hot tub and pool open until? *****

 About Us

I have been a huge fan of Whistler my entire life.  As a kid I remember driving up here early on Sunday mornings from Vancouver and getting changed into our ski-gear in the scramble parking lot. I dreamed of the day that I might own my own place here and be able to ski in and ski out of the unit. I finally got around to purchasing this place in 2012. 

When I am not hanging out with the Prime Minister I am a part time ski bum. All kidding aside I have been involved in the Olympic Movement for the last 10 years. I worked on the bid to bring the Olympics to Canada and also worked on the London 2012 Olympic Bid. More recently for 5 years I was the Director of Sponsorship Sales at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) The picture is of me and Prime Minister Harper at the Games. I still work in the Sports Marketing business. If you are interested you can find out more about me on my personal website or on my professional website

If you book my place or not , remember that it is best to try and book a unit that the owner uses.  That way more attention is paid to the small details.  I am up here about once or twice a month when the unit is not booked.   I am trying to create a real win / win situation where I rent it out at a reasonable price and get some use out of it for me and my partner when it is not being used.


Vacation Rental Reviews by

Surrey, Canada

whistler stay

left on Aug-07-2014 for a stay in Jul 2013

thank you for pleasant whistler experience


Vacation Rental Reviews by

Victoria Bc


left on Aug-16-2012

Dave, Just stayed at your lovely apartment unit #209 Lake Placid Lodge. Clean, great location, well appointed, and loved the pool and hot tub. Best value I've found in whistler. Thanks! Jen