Welcome to our Vacation Rental! 100% Recommended 18 Reviews
Welcome...to THE RAVEN.... The newest development in Happy Valley features a PRIVATE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, fitness facility and much more! We are located just minutes to the ski run's and all the amenities & fun at Happy Valley. Unique and luxurious, our home in THE RAVEN is the perfect place for family and friends to enjoy an amazing vacation!
Enjoy a complimentary Bottle of VQA Okanagan Awarding Wine upon Arrival !
FREE High Speed Wireless Internet !
Features and amenities include:
- INDOOR POOL & PRIVATE FITNESS FACILITY
- Ski-in (5 Star) and Ski-out (3 star) access
- Large private deck with 8 Person hot tub with 38 jets, fiber optic lights and waterfall
- Gourmet Kitchen with black granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances
- Plasma TV, DVD Player, Cable TV
- Heated Cork Flooring
- Gas Fireplace
- Steam Shower
- Breath taking 3rd floor view of the Monashee Mountain Range
- Secure, heated parking garage
- Private ski locker
- High speed Wireless internet access
Take a look at our Photo Gallery. To view our VIRTUAL TOUR - copy and paste the following address in your browser address bar - www.okvts.com/vacation/raven-302
Click the 'Reserve Now' link at the top to make a reservation... Click the 'E-Mail Us' link at the top to send us an eMail - we'll reply within 24 hours.
If you'd like to contact the owners, Garry Harder and Ed Bornau, you can use the following:
Garry Harder: 250-869-7373 or 1-877-444-0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Bornau: 250-870-1795
Thank you for considering our home. Please feel free to call or email if you any questions or special requests.
Photos & Video
At the end of the day snuggle into the queen bed in the Master bedroom. Lovely surroundings for day and night.
Summertime view from the private deck and hot tub. Spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains and the Christian Valley.
The Living room with fireplace, Plasma TV, DVD and access to private deck with hot tub.
The Bunk Room with Double over Queen size bed.
Contemporary European finishings in the Main Bathroom.
Full gourmet kitchen, a cook's delight.
Dinner is served
The Master Ensuite
Form and function. Well designed with ample living space.
COPY & PASTE THIS LINK IN THE ADDRESS BAR OF YOUR BROWSER TO SEE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR HOME- www.okvts.com/vacation/raven-302
How to get to Big White
The Raven is located in Happy Valley.
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|Applicable Taxes||GST 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|
|Summer/Fall Get away-2016||May 1, 2016||Nov 30, 2016||
|Early Season||Dec 1, 2016||Dec 19, 2016||
|Christmas 2015||Dec 20, 2016||Dec 26, 2016||
|New Years 2016||Dec 27, 2016||Jan 2, 2017||
|Prime Time||Jan 3, 2017||Jan 31, 2017||
|Sweet Heart Vacation||Feb 1, 2017||Mar 1, 2017||
|Spring Break Season||Mar 2, 2017||Mar 31, 2017||
|End of Season Fun!||Apr 1, 2017||Apr 30, 2017||
|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||$1,000.00||Charged up to this maximum after departure if property is damaged, requires excessive cleaning, or if items are missing.|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Attractive master bedroom with queen size bed with memory foam and quality bedding for a restful sleep. Ensuite has steam shower.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Has Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Double over queen bunk bed with quality bedding.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 Queen Bunk|
Double size sofa bed to snuggle in while watching the fire or snow falling at night.
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Double Sofa Bed|
Off the central hallway, the distinctive main bathroom has a full bathtub, shower, vanity with storage, and heated flooring.
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
|Includes||Bath, Hairdryer, Hand-held Shower, Heated Floors, Soap, Vanity|
Master bedroom Ensuite with steam shower, unique European designed sink, vanity, and the heated flooring makes for a luxurious vacation.
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
|Includes||Hairdryer, Hand-held Shower, Heated Floors, Soap, Steam Shower, Vanity|
Superb gourmet kitchen. With the black polished granite counter tops, the stainless steel appliances and premium quality kitchen wares, our kitchen has everything you need for holiday entertainment. Breakfast bar with seating for 4. Supplies and amenities included.
|Basic Food Staples||Spice rack, including salt and pepper|
|Cooking/Eating Utensils||Full assortment with place settings for 12|
|Dishwasher||Yes, stainless steel|
|Microwave||Above the range|
|Stove||Electric, smooth surface|
Relax at night in front of the large plasma TV and gas fireplace on our leather sofa and cozy arm chairs. Access to large covered deck with hot tub. Magnificent views of the Monashee mountain range.
Situated between the living room and the kitchen, the solid wood dining table seats 6. This fabulous space is bright and appealing for family meals, entertaining, playing games or surfing the Internet.
Superb corner suite located on the third floor. Unbelievable view of the Monashee Mountains and weekly Fire Works Display. Private patio with a 6 man hot tub offering 38 jets, waterfalls, and fiber optic lights located off the living room for easy access. The Kitchen offers Black Granite countertops, additional stock of dishes, cookware, champane, wine, and martini glasses, as well as a slowcooker. The Master Bed has an added layer of Memory foam to ensure a restfull night sleep. Extra furniture with drawers and hooks have been chosen for your convienence. Environmentally friendly geothermal radiant heating has been incorporated throughout the cork and slate flooring making the Raven a step above the rest. Our guests have access to the private indoor salt water swimming pool and the fitness center. Enjoy our Complimentary High Speed Internet Service.
The indoor salt water swimming pool and exercise room will be a great hit with the family. Along with some of the best Champayne Powder available on the planet; your stay will be one to remember! cheers
|Basic Food Staples||Spices including salt & pepper|
|Cable TV||Yes, over 30 channels to choose from|
|Coded Access||Garage and Entry doors are both coded. No keys required!|
|Complimentary Housekeeping||Included. Mid stay linen change included for bookings 8 days or more|
|Deck||Private, covered deck|
|Dishwasher||Yes, stainless steel|
|Fireplace||Natural gas with unique metal face.|
|Fresh Linens||Towels and bed linens provided.|
|Hairdryer||In each bathroom|
|Hot Tub||Private 6 person hot tub with 38 jets, fiber optic lights and waterfall.|
|Internet Access||FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET|
|Iron and Ironing Board||Yes|
|Laundry Facilities||In suite with complimentary supplies including iron and ironing board.|
|Local Internet Access||Wireless, user Hot Spot service available for a fee.|
|Resort Information||Included at check in & guest directory located in unit|
|Safety Equipment||Smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and over head sprinkler system.|
|Telephone||Free unlimited local calls|
|Fitness Facilities||Private fitness facility with change rooms|
|Guest Parking||Limited guest parking is available in the heated garage. Additional guest parking available in Happy Valley parking lot.|
|Pool||Private, indoor salt water Swimming Pool with change rooms.|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Secure, heated parking garage.|
From lift tickets to equipment rentals, mountain orientations to events and activities, Big White's knowledgeable and friendly staff are at your service. Check out www.bigwhite.com for further details.
|Christmas Tree/Decorations||Contact Vacation Food Service for details|
|Grocery Delivery||order online before your arrival at www.vacationfoods.com|
Location & Map
We are situated in a perfect location for access to ALL resort amenities. Just a quick walk to the Happy Valley Adventure Area and Lodge, the huge outdoor skating area, tube runs and x-country ski trails. A 5-minute ride up the Gondola will take you to the village centre, lifts, restaurants & shopping and Kids Centre.
Access Time to Lifts
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
|Ski in ONLY|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
|Greater than 10 minutes walk|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
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These policies are strictly enforced. Failure to meet them prior to your arrival or during your stay will result in either cancellation or eviction. Minimum age for guests is 25, unless accompanying parents/guardians. We do not require a deposit in advance for damages. By booking with us you grant us authority to charge your card up to $1000.00 for damage, lost items or late departure. You will be consulted before any such action is taken.
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25||25 years old,. Unless accompanied by parent/guardian.|
|Non-Smokers Only||NOT PERMITTED. STRICTLY ENFORCED|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties||Not permitted.|
|Pets||NOT PERMITTED. STRICTLY ENFORCED|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Arrival Days||There are currently no restrictions regarding the day of guest arrival.|
|Cancellations Made by Guests||All payments are non-refundable.|
|Courtesy Hold Reservations||We can not hold reservation without payment. Please click RESERVE NOW.|
|Delayed Arrivals||Sorry, No refunds.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Sent by email upon making balance of payment. Includes directions and access codes.|
|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||Signed guest stay contract is required prior to providing access codes.|
|Ineligible Guests 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||Failure to pay by due dates will result in automatic cancellation. Guests can re-book dates if they are still available; deposit will not be recharged.|
|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||Your reservation can be changed if it is in compliance with our cancellation policy. Please note that your deposit for your revised reservation is calculated on your original reservation amount.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Check-In Time||4:00 pm. STRICTLY ENFORCED|
|Check-Out Time||10:00 am. STRICTLY ENFORCED|
|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 Cleaning Costs||Standard departure cleaning is complimentary. Cleaning associated with defacing the property, or above the standard fees is considered property damage.|
|Excessive Noise||Complaints of excessive noise will result in eviction without refund!. Please be considerate of your neighbours|
|Garbage Removal||Guests are responsible for garbage removal at the time of departure. Waste disposal & Recycling containers are located on site in the parking garage.|
|Housekeeping||Cleaning after departure is included; in addition, guests staying 8 nights or more receive a complimentary change of towels and bed linens every 5th day. Additional housekeeping can be arranged for a fee|
|Liability||We are not responsible for any bodily harm to guests or guests of guests while they are on our property or at any location in Big White Ski Resort.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||In resort support provided. Complete emergency contacts provided for booked guests.|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||8 people. Additional persons will result in immediate eviction|
|Missing Items||Guests authorize credit card charge for replacement of missing items.|
|Noise Restrictions||Quiet time is 11:00pm to 7:00am. Guests may be evicted subsequent to noise complaints and will be charged for any damages resulting form the noise complaints. The outdoor hot tub area may be used after 11:00pm, but please engage only in quiet conversation after 11:00pm out of respect for our neighbouring guests.|
|Policy Updates||Policies are subject to change without notice, however guests will be notified via e-mail of changes prior to their arrival.|
|Property Damage||Guest assumes all financial responsibility for property damage incured by tenants or guests & authorizes up to a $1,000.00 CAD charge on their card upon departure in the event of property damage. By accepting our guest stay contract with online payment you agree to pay us for all damages that you incur. Damage includes, but is not restricted to: noise complaints, common or private property damage, excessive cleaning charges,lost or broken or missing common or private property items,smoking inside the property, unauthorized pets inside the property and all charges relating to security company or police involvement regarding property occupant's behavior while in the property or on common premises.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||This property is legally zoned for either short term, or long term, rental accommodation use.|
|Resort Information||Provided at time of arrival and/or visit www.bigwhite.com. Additional information provided in Guest Services Book in unit.|
|Terms of Eviction||The following conditions and circumstances will result in eviction from our property: smoking, excessive noise, pets, more overnight guests than permitted by owner. You will be evicted for excessive noise, common and private property damage, disturbing the peace.|
|Reservation Guarantee||If a situation arises that is out of our control, we will find you another suitable arrangement. If we fail to successfully relocate you, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights or vacation-related products.|
|Snow Guarantee||Sorry, no guarantees.|
|Fill up your gas tank before you get to Big White||And windshield wiper fluid too!|
Frequently Asked Questions
|Do you allow dogs or other pets in your home?||Unfortunately, we are unable to allow pets in our home or building other than service or guide dogs.|
|Is smoking permitted in your home?||Smoking inside the suite is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.|
The Harder and Bornau Family's Welcome you to The Raven. We were all raised in Kelowna B.C. and appreciate the Beauty that it has to offer both in the Winter and Summer.
As a Family with 2 kids and 5 kids, we all enjoy the magical activities at Big White Ski Resort.
Have a Wonderful stay!
Big White. Great ski week
Ian from Lantzville, Canada
Date: Mar-14-2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
Apartment was great.Clean and spacious . Good location. Great family hill. Only complaints were minor such as no DVD videos, Limited TV options. Had trouble getting into pool and fitness equipment was disappointing.View Full Review
Amazing month at Big White!
Ray from Azilda, Canada
Date: Mar-02-2016 for a stay in Jan 2016
My time at Gary and Ed's place was amazing. The kitchen is well stocked with place settings for 14. Didn't have to run the dishwasher that often. I gave the facilities a 4 star because the elevator was down upon my arrival and had to carry my stuff up, however, I called Dawn and it was up the next day. She is the building manager and quite responsive.
I also gave 4 stars for the ease of checkin and arrival because the access code to the garage was not correct but I lucked out and followed another guest into the garage. The updated codes were in the guest book in the unit.
The ski out as mentioned by other reviewers is not strap into your bindings and go. You have to either walk across the road and ski to the gondola or hike up the hill, cross big white road then up to the ski out across the road. I chose this one after realizing it was just as easy and five minutes quicker to the Ridge/Snow ghost chairs.
Only things missing that I brought because I drove was a BBQ and a crock pot. Again thanks guys, hope to do it again next year!View Full Review
BEST WINTER VACATION!!
Aldrin from burnaby, Canada
Date: Jan-25-2016 for a stay in Jan 2016
This place have everything you need! Totally exceeded our expectations! We love the place so much that we will definitely book again. We love everything from the house, the mountain, the snow. Everything! We had such a really nice stay! Thank you Garry and Ed!
-Aldrin and 604 Crew.View Full Review
Raven was great!!
Mary from Edson, Canada
Date: Apr-08-2015 for a stay in Mar 2015
I loved the unit we stayed in! Thank you. I sure would have liked a barbecue however...View Full Review
Fun family ski trip at Big White
Rosemarie from Bowen Island, Canada
Date: Mar-23-2015 for a stay in Mar 2015
We very much enjoyed staying at your condo at Big White. The layout is just perfect for a family of four: lots of room for us to relax after a meal. The hot tub on the deck was lovely, as was the view of the Saturday night fireworks. We found everything we needed in the kitchen for making meals. I was particularly thrilled with the very comfortable queen sized bed in the master bedroom.
The only minor suggestion I would make is supplying drapes/blinds that block out the light in the bedrooms. We found it quite bright first thing in the morning in the master bedroom, but i guess it works just fine for those people who like to get up early for skiing!View Full Review
Big White Property #1526
Anne from Vashon, United States
Date: Mar-01-2015 for a stay in Feb 2015
The online pictures accurately reflect the appearance of the condo. It is attractive, thoughtfully furnished, and very well appointed with high end appliances, kitchen implements, linens, etc. Clearly, the owners have been attentive to the needs of their guests. The condo is well situated, with easy access to both downhill and nordic skiing.
The Big White area offers ski levels for everyone, good restaurants, and friendly staff. We had a delightful vacation!View Full Review
Great condo in good spot
Lorraine M from Stirling, United Kingdom
Everything was as described and the condo was well equipped, very clean and very comfortable, hot tub fabulous
Wonderful condo in a great location
Dave R from BC
We stayed here for a family ski weekend. We've stayed at the Raven before and liked its location - great views from the balcony (perfect for the Saturday night fireworks) and close proximity to the skating rink, tubing park, and kids area. Condo is nicely appointed with everything you need for a great stay. Only small complaint was we needed a few more towels but it sounded like the owners were going to fix that. Owners were also very responsive to questions about the condo ahead of time.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Kelowna
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay here. The owners were great to deal with and the place is beautiful. Very well equipped with everything one could need and more for your stay on the mountain, the view was awesome and having your own private hot tub was great. Will definitely be back!
Great ski in/out location, excellent service from owners, great
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Calgary
My family and my sister's family have both rented from these owners many times over the past 4 years at the Raven. Excellent service, love the space, short walk to gondola to go up the hill, easy to ski out to the condo door. Love the hot tub on the deck in the evening. The owners have checked in on our needs every time, and we've never had any trouble with appliances, showers, hot tub - everything is well maintained and works great. Will be back next year!!
Excellent place to stay at Big White
Johnnyboy from Washington
Stayed at the Raven 302 during first week of april. Place was very nice and convenient. Great layout for a two bedroom. Nice amenities. Great wifi which is what you want when you have teenagers in this day and age of connectivity. View of the Monashee mountains were awesome. Snow was great on the mountains despite being in the 60's (Fahrenheit). Great skiing. Only problem was that without snow--much of it melting away--it was not a "ski out" situation. "Ski in" was fine. Close enough to the Happy Valley Lodge to walk to, but the food there was terrible. And too expensive. Better to have just stayed in cooked own meals, which is what we had done during other stays in Big White.
Great Condo with Ski-In
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Toronto
Very nice Condo in good shape. Nice details like the Master Bathroom and the kitchen. The hot tub on the deck is fantastic. The kitchen has everything you need. The owners were very cooperative and helpful, the unit was clean. We had a great week with perfect snow, Big White is a great Ski Hill. Garry and Ed, thank you for letting us stay in your condo.
Beautiful condo in the wrong location
A FlipKey verified reviewer from North Delta
This beautiful condo had everything that we needed. We really enjoyed the hot tub. The kids were really disappointed with the pool. We picked this building over another because it had a community pool. Unfortunately, the pool was too cold to use. We brought our WII to hook up for the kids but the TV was mounted to the wall with all the hook ups in the back of the TV so we couldn't use the WII. It's definetely a ski in property but to ski out you have to walk up the road 200 metres put your skis on and ski down a drive way then take off your skis or push yourself across the 50 metre flat part then take your skis off to climb over the snow pile to get to the ski run. This was hard to do with new kids.
Great place to stay at Big White
A FlipKey verified reviewer from North Van
We are a family of four...we rented from Garry and Ed over spring break. The suite was very clean and comfortable. Easy to get to the lifts and was a ski in ski out location. Would recommend to other people fo sure...we'll be back!
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
Great place well furnished and comfortable. Heated floors were fantastic. Certain things needed repairs. Made me a little stressed to fun these items in a state of disrepair. Bring it to customer's attention on reporting these issues and make it simpler to reporting them by providing phone number.
Thank you for you concern. We have done some touch up paint and minor furniture repairs as well as the regular maintenance to address these issues.
Jose from BC
We had a great time. The condo was great and the skiing was great. The kids enjoyed their room, and the hot tub. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. Hope to come back to Big White again.
Wilf Strenzke from Ontario
We have never done a ski in/out vacation but I think that is the only kind we'll do from now on. The place was everything we hoped it would be. Well stocked with dishes and utensils, clean and spacious. Love to come back when we can ski in sunshine for more than one hour! (very foggy the days we were there)
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Cold Lake AB
Rental was great appreciated the accomodation for 2 parking stalls. Only comment is that there is no barbecue...so I broiled steaks...the broiling pan was tough to clean...need abrasive cleaning instruments at sink. Appliances were top notch...place was very clean upon arrival.