1 Blacksmith Lodge

Blacksmith Lodge, White Forest Estates, Big White, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 4 Bedroom , 3 Baths, 2200 sq. ft.
Beds: Sleeps 9, 1 Double/Single Bunk, 2 King, 1 Queen Sofa Bed

Welcome to our Vacation Rental!

Enjoy a magical holiday in the heart of Big White. Ski-in Ski-out and only a few minutes walk from both village centers, our new, luxury ski home has all you could wish for.
Enjoy a magical holiday in the heart of Big White. Ski-in Ski-out and only a few minutes walk from both village centers, our new, luxury ski home has all you could wish for.

Welcome to #1 Blacksmith Lodge 


A new 3 storey townhome in the middle of Big White ski resort! Rated one of the nicest properties and locations in Big White, it was featured in the Big White "infomercial".

Only a few minutes walk to either Happy Valley or the Village Center.

Highlights include:

  • Ski in / ski out. Easy access to 3 main chairlifts.
  • 2200 sq ft of luxury living space with panoramic views
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps up to 9 in 5 separate beds
  • 2 king beds, 1 single-over-double, 1 queen sofabed
  • Get a great night's sleep with luxury cotton linens and fluffy duvets
  • 4 TVs with Big White cable, vcr, dvd player, and Playstation 2
  • Large luxurious private hot tub on deck, with massaging jets
  • Infant's crib/cot and highchair available
  • Hairdryers in every bathroom
  • Rain shower/steam room
  • Massive rock fireplace in great room
  • Gourmet kitchen with heated floor and granite countertops
  • Gas Barbecue
  • Hardwood "rustic oak" floors on main floor
  • Heated tile floors in bathrooms and kitchen
  • Telephones in most rooms with free local calls
  • Free wireless high speed internet
  • Private garage with heated floor and extra outside parking for several cars
  • Ski storage and heated boot locker

This is what our past guests have said about Blacksmith Lodge...

  • Everything is perfect in your house, it is really beautiful (Russell)
  • Blacksmith Lodge was better than we could have anticipated. Everything is so tastefully put together and you've made it such a lovely place to stay. In fact, there was a day or two there that we felt like skipping the slopes and just enjoying the hot tub, a wine by the fire and a movie! (Daniel)
  • The style of your place gives everyone their own space but also provides a wonderful area to gather together and enjoy each others' company (Kelly)
  •  What a wonderful place you have! (Marianne)
  • We had a great stay at your lodge.  It is beautifully appointed, well situated, and well thought out (Sue)
  • We really enjoyed your lovely lodge and all the wonderful touches you have done to make it unique and extremely comfortable.  (Garth)

Photos & Video

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The living area is perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes
The living area is perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes
master bedroom with king size bed
master bedroom with king size bed
#1 Blacksmith Lodge is an end unit and benefits from fabulous views.
#1 Blacksmith Lodge is an end unit and benefits from fabulous views.
The private hot tub on the balcony is very relaxing after a long day on the slopes.
The private hot tub on the balcony is very relaxing after a long day on the slopes.
2nd master bedroom with a king size bed
2nd master bedroom with a king size bed
stairway to the 2nd floor
stairway to the 2nd floor
overnight snowfall in Jan 2004!
overnight snowfall in Jan 2004!
village centre
village centre
fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops and breakfast bar
fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops and breakfast bar
bunkbed in bedroom 4
bunkbed in bedroom 4
Snow Ghosts!
Snow Ghosts!


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Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST. For your convenience, we accept secure live on-line payments with VISA or MASTERCARD. To reserve, click on RESERVE NOW at the top of the page. Your booking confirmation will be sent to you immediately by email.

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
Early Season Nov 27, 2014 Dec 19, 2014
3 +
7 +
Check out the early powder!
Celebrate Christmas & New Year in Big White! Dec 20, 2014 Jan 4, 2015
7 +
Celebrate the Holidays in Big White!
Powder Hounds Jan 5, 2015 Feb 13, 2015
2 +
3 +
7 +
Great skiing and no lift queues!
President's Week Feb 14, 2015 Feb 21, 2015
5 +
Enjoy skiing the powder!
Regular Season Feb 22, 2015 Mar 21, 2015
3 +
4 +
Superb Skiing!
Value Season Mar 22, 2015 Apr 12, 2015
3 +
Great spring skiing!
Spring/Summer/Fall Apr 13, 2015 Nov 20, 2015
14 +
Great Mountain Getaway!

Payment Info

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

Top Floor:

  • Master bedroom, king size bed, fireplace, TV
  • En-suite bathroom, jetted tub and shower.
  • Second bedroom, king size bed, TV
  • En-suite bathroom, rain shower/steam cabin.
  • Laundry Room with washer and dryer.

Main Floor

  • Great room with fireplace, TV, DVD player, HiFi, deck and panoramic views
  • Gourmet Kitchen, granite counter tops, breakfast bar
  • Deck with large private hot-tub. Outdoor gas barbeque.

Ground Floor

  • Bedroom 3 with single-over-double bunk bed
  • Bedroom 4/playroom with queen sofabed, TV and playstation 2.
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Heated garage, Ski storage and heated boot locker.
  • Ski out - run is 1 metre from back door!


Sleeping Areas & Beds

Master bedroom

King size bed with fluffy duvet. Remote control fireplace. TV. Ensuite with jetted tub and hand held shower.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 King
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

Second master bedroom

King size bed with fluffy duvet. TV. Ensuite bathroom with rainshower and steam cabin!

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 King
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

Third bedroom

Ground floor. Next to bedroom 4 and bathroom with tub and shower. Single over double bunk bed with duvets.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 3
Beds 1 Double/Single Bunk
Floor Level 1

Fourth bedroom

Ground floor. Queen sofa bed with duvet, day bed, TV, video, playstation2!! Next to bathroom with tub and shower.

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


Bathroom 1

Ensuite to master bedroom. Jetted tub with handheld shower. Heated tiles, wc and hairdryer.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Hairdryer, Hand-held Shower, Heated Floors, Jetted Tub/Jacuzzi, Vanity

Bathroom 2

Ensuite to second bedroom. Large Rainshower and steam cabin! Heated tiles, wc and hairdryer.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shower, Steam Shower, Vanity

Bathroom 3

Ground floor bathroom to bedrooms 3 & 4. Heated tiles, wc and hairdryer.

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Bath, Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shower


Fully featured kitchen with granite worktops and breakfast bar. Double sink. Integrated cooker, cooker hood, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, dish washer, fridge-freezer with ice maker.

Blender Heavy duty
Coffee Maker Filter
Cooking/Eating Utensils A wide selection
Crock Pot Large
Dishwasher Built in under breakfast bar
Fridge With freezer and icemaker
Heated Floors Hot water heated with thermostat
Kettle Cordless
Microwave Full function
Oven Electric self-cleaning oven
Stove Electric wipe-clean stove
Toaster With bagel setting

Living Area

Beautiful Great room with views of the Monashee mountains and Big White Village. Doors leading to balconies - one overlooking the mountains, the other to the outside hot-tub. Warm up in front of the gas fire.

Dining Area

Dining table seats eight. Panoramic views of the Monashee mountains and Big White Village. Further seating for three at breakfast bar.


1 Blacksmith lodge has comfortable, luxurious furnishings and is equipped with every amenity to make your vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

TV's in every room, free wireless internet access and free local telephone calls are just some of the facilities which makes this townhome stand out from the others.


Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Graco crib/cot, High-chair, cutlery, Fisher Price vibrating rocker chair
Books A selection of books
Boot Dryer Special heated boot room on the lower floor
Cable TV Including 36 local, Canadian and American channels
Coded Access To the front door and motorized garage door. Code is provided prior to arrival
Complimentary Housekeeping Unit is made up ready for your arrival. Beds ready made with fresh linens and luxury duvets
Deck 2 decks with fabulous views
Dining Area Large dining table and 9 chairs
Dishwasher Built in under breakfast bar
DVD Library A selection of films - more can be rented from the village store
DVD Player Panasonic DVD player
Fax Machine For incoming and outgoing faxes
Fireplace Large rock fireplace with log effect gas fire and thermostat
Fresh Linens Fine weave cotton sheets and pillowcases
Games Playstation 2 and several games.
Games/Rec Room Playststion 2, games, controllers, sofas, TV and video player
Guest Parking Inside heated garage and outside space for several cars. Gentle slope to parking makes it easy even when slippery
Hairdryer in each bathroom
Hot Tub - Private Large outdoor hot tub regularly serviced and maintained
Internet Access Wireless. Access code provided before arrival
Iron and Ironing Board Kept in separate Laundry Room
Laundry Facilities - Free Large Washer/Dryer in Laundry Room
Living Area 2 Large Sofas Easy Chair, panoramic views, Fireplace
Local Internet Access free wireless high speed internet
Parking - Free Guest Spots One space inside intgral garage, and many more outside
Resort Information Available in the coffe table drawer
Safety Equipment Fire extinguisher in Kitchen, integrated sprinkler system with fire station monitoring, smoke alarm
Secure Reserved Parking Inside heated garage
Secure Ski and Bike Storage Ski and snowbaord racks on lower level.
Steam Room With rain shower and seat
Stereo Hifi with FM radio and CD player
Telephone In most rooms with free local and incoming calls
TV-Cable In every room
VCR In downstairs play room

Location & Map


Ski-in, Ski-out convenience. A gentle slope goes right past the back door down to the Plaza chair (for beginners) and the Ridge Rocket Express. Alternatively ski right down to Happy Valley and the Big White Gondola. Getting to the village is easy - you're just a few minutes from the Gondola (walk downhill) or a 5 minute walk uphill straight to the village centre.

Access Time to Lifts

Ski in Ski out

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes walk


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Note: We do not charge a damage deposit at time of booking. However, by booking with us, you grant us authority to charge your credit card for damage, lost items or late departure. You will be consulted before any such action.

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 21 Must be a responsible adult! .
Babies, Kids & Teens
Celebrations & Special Events
Groups Renting Multiple Properties
Long Term Renters (Monthly) Based on the terms outlined in our rates table .
No Smoking Inside - Smoking Outside Permitted
Non-Smokers Only Absolutely no smoking .
People with Restricted Mobility
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties Not permitted . Under any circumstances
Pets None permitted .
Smoking Inside Permitted
Subleased Tenants
Travel Reseller Bookings - no Referral Fee offered
Travel Reseller Bookings - Referral Fee offered
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Arrival Days We accept arrivals on any day of the week! .
Cancellations Made by Guests Deposit payment non-refundable. Balance payment is refundable, less 4% transaction fees, if booking is cancelled 60 days or greater in advance. Reservations cancelled 59 days or less in advance are refunded only if we replace your booking. These refunds issued the first day of your (cancelled) arrival where applicable.
Courtesy Hold Reservations We do not hold reservation without payment. Payment is required for reservation confirmation
Delayed Arrivals No refunds . We are not responsible for arrival delays
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Emailed when balance of payment is paid .
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 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 re-charged.
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 Reservations may be changed in compliance with our cancellation policy. You may lengthen your reservation if availability permits. If you would like to shorten your reservation, please note that your deposit calculated on the orignial amount is non-refundable; if you have already paid the balance, then your balance is similarly non-refundable. If you have not paid the balance,then it will be re-adjusted to reflect your shortened reservation.

Guest Stay Policies

Check-In Time 4pm . Earlier checkin may be possible. Please check.
Check-Out Time 10am . Later may be possible. Please check.
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 Will result in eviction .
Housekeeping Includes clean on arrival; cleaned after departure; Complimentary midstay clean provided for bookings of 8 or more nights. Additional cleaning may be scheduled at the guest's request and expense.
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.
Maintenance Emergencies Complete emergency contacts provided for booked guests .
Maximum Sleeping Capacity Strictly 9 people maximum . More will result in eviction
Missing Items Guests authorize a credit card charge for missing items as per my stated damage deposit policies.
Noise Restrictions Excessive noise from the hot tub area is not permitted after 10 pm. Occupants may be evicted subsequent to noise complaints and will be charged for damages resulting from the noise complaints. The outdoor hot tub area can be used after 10 pm, but please engage only in quiet conversation after 10 pm out of respect for our neighboring families.
Policy Updates Policies are subject to change withourt notice.
Property Damage Guest authorizes up to a $500 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 you incur.
Rental Accommodation Zoning
Resort Information Provided in unit .
Terms of Eviction Smoking, excessive noise, threat of common or private property damage, disturbing the peace; excess of 9 overnight occupants without our permission.

Guarantees Policies

My Web Site Guarantee We guarantee that we will honour all rates posted on our website at the time that your reservation request is submitted.
Reservation Guarantee Property Sale/Damage-We relocate you to a comparable property. If there are any rate increases associated with the move, we will contribute up to $100 CAD per night towards rate equalization. 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

Local Tips

Don't Forget!

Fill up your gas tank before you get to Big White There are a selection of Gas stations in Kelowna

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get to Blacksmith Lodge & Big White? Air Kelowna International Airport offers scheduled daily flights from several major airports including Vancouver and Calgary Car Rentals Avis Car Rentals has an airport office in Kelowna. Kelowna Airport - YLW #11-5533 Highway North, Kelowna, BC V1V 1S1, Canada (1) 250-491-9500
How do I find Blacksmith Lodge? Directions will be sent with your check in package once the booking has been completed
How do I get to the ski lifts? The ski out run is literally just outside the back door! A gentle downhill slope leads to the Plaza chair (for beginners), the Ridge Rocket Express and the Snow Ghost Express. You can also ski down to the Gondola at Happy Valley
How do I get back to Blacksmith Lodge after skiing? Blacksmith Lodge is located below the Village, which means you can linger in the village for an Apres ski drink long after the lifts are closed. Ski through the siers tunnel, turn left towads Happy Valley and turn right just before the skier's bridge. You'll arrive just a few metres from Blacksmith Lodge!
How do I get to the village centre? The easiest way is to walk downhill to Happy Valley and ride the free Gondola up.


How many cars can I park? There is ample space for 3-4 cars
Is there a barbeque? Yes - we have a full size gas barbeque
Can I connect to the internet We have free wireless internet access throughout the building
Is there an infant's crib/cot? Yes - with linens
Do we need to bring our own towels? No! We supply bathroom and hot tub towels
Can we bring our pet dog? Sorry, no. We have a strict no pets policy as some of our guests suffer from pet allergies
Can I smoke? We are strictly non-smoking.


Where can I buy a lift ticket? Either at the Ridge Day Lodge (ski out the back o Blacksmith and down to the lifts) or in the Village Centre Mall
Where can I rent skiing equipment? From the ski rental shop in the Village centre Mall

About Us

Snow Ghosts!
Snow Ghosts!

Hi, Thanks for visiting our Big White pages.

We hope you love Blacksmith Lodge and Big White as much as we do! We live in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam, and generally spend about 50-60 days a year skiing & snowboarding in Big White. We have a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl who love being in the snow. Our boy is now a "Hot Shot" in the ski program, and our girl is just starting to ski.

We both work for Airlines; Irma is a stewardess with KLM and Nick is a longhaul pilot for British Airways. On our travels we've been to lots of ski resorts and nothing comes close to the value-for-money, powder snow and convenience of Big White. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. We'd love to hear from you!

Happy skiing

Nick & Irma

mailto: stay@blacksmithlodge.com


Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey

Great place

Jean-Pierre from Vancouver
Date: Mar-30-2011

It was a great place for family skiing! Thanks a lot

Fantastic Stay at Blacksmith Lodge!

Mrs. EJ from Vancouver
Date: Mar-13-2011

We had a great time at Blacksmith Lodge - no complaints. Its a great location for people with children, close to Happy Valley and the Village. We parked the car on Wednesday and didn't even think about moving it until Sunday. I will say that for very little kids who can't yet ski down to the Plaza Chair the walk up the hill to access the Happy Valley gondola was a little challenging (also compounded by numbers as we had 3 4 year olds and 2 babies) but nothing that would discourage us from staying again, we hope to be back next year. Blue skies, great powder, and such fantastic opportunities for the kids who can now ski!

Awesome place to stay.

Matty C from Australia
Date: Mar-11-2011

Great location.Great accommodation.The hot tub is incredible.This place has everything you need to relax,and enjoy yourself after a day on the mountain.Perfect place to stay,the only thing that could make it even better is a lcd tv on the the middle of the wall in the lounge instead of the cabinet tv in the corner..To drink beer and watch the hockey of course.Other than that 5 star.Thankyou!

Great Home - Spacious and convenient for skiing

Bruce from Zürich, Switzerland
Date: Jan-06-2011

Very nice house with hot tub. Not quite ski-in / ski-out, but only a very short walk (less than 100 meters) to the run. If I were to ski at Big White again, I would be very happy to stay here.