Lisa Veinpel

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

Welcome to our Vacation Rental!

Open Concept Main Floor Living Room, Dining Room + Kitchen
Open Concept Main Floor Living Room, Dining Room + Kitchen

Part of phase II at BlackSmith Lodge this New Town Home features a new open concept design and over 2200 sq. ft of additional living space. Trails less then 10 steps out the back door provides among the best Ski In / Ski Out Access on the mountain. UNIT FEATURES INCLUDE ================= - High Speed Cable Internet Access!!! - 2200 sq. ft. of spacious living area - Comfortably sleeps 9 people in 5 beds - True Ski In / Ski Out Access!!! - Private Hot Tub - Private Decks w/ panoramic mountain views - 2 Seperate Living Rooms (great for families) - 4 Bedrooms (2 w/ ensuite bath) - 2 Fire Places - 3 Full Bathrooms with heated floors - Private Heated Garage - Private Heated Change Area (benches, racks + hooks for gear and clothing) - Main Floor Features open concept design - Living Room features rustic wood flooring, stunning floor to ceiling stone fireplace (gas) + a full home theatre system - Kitchen features heated slate floors, solid granite counters + an island with bar stools - Dining Room has Shermag oval table + comb backed chairs - 2nd Living Room on Lower Level features TV, VCR, Sony Playstation + number of board games. (GREAT FOR KIDS) - Happy Valley Day Lodge, which hosts several skating rinks, an inner tube park + a number of other activities is situated just below the unit. WE OFFER REPEAT CLIENTS + THE REFERRALS THEY PROVIDE FURTHER DISCOUNTED PRICES. (Please see our Policy Section for Details) To make an online reservation using our Online Booking Agency's fast, easy and secure system, have your VISA or MASTERCARD ready and click RESERVE NO

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Blacksmith Lodge lies in the shadows of the Happy Valley Gondola.
Blacksmith Lodge lies in the shadows of the Happy Valley Gondola.
Gourment Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops and Island Bar.
Gourment Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops and Island Bar.
Main Floor Living Room and Dining Room
Main Floor Living Room and Dining Room
View of Monashee Mt. Range
View of Monashee Mt. Range
Main Floor Living Room
Main Floor Living Room
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Lower Level Bedroom
Lower Level Bedroom
Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom
Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 2
Heated Change Area
Heated Change Area
Lower Level Living Room
Lower Level Living Room
Ski In / Out Access from Black Smith Lodge
Ski In / Out Access from Black Smith Lodge
Directions to Big White
Directions to Big White


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Rates are subject to federally imposed 12% HST charge. Hotel Taxes charged by Big White Central Reservations is NOT applicable to these rates.

Applicable Taxes GST of 5% applies
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Early Season Nov 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014
4 +
7 +
Christmas Week Dec 20, 2014 Dec 25, 2014
5 +
New Years Dec 26, 2014 Jan 3, 2015
7 +
Powder Hound Jan 4, 2015 Feb 12, 2015
4 +
Presidents Week Feb 13, 2015 Feb 19, 2015
7 +
Deep Powder Feb 20, 2015 Mar 5, 2015
4 +
March Madness Mar 6, 2015 Mar 28, 2015
4 +
Spring Fling Mar 29, 2015 Nov 17, 2015
4 +

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

2200 Square Feet of well used space spread across 3 floors. Lower Level ------------- Contains a Fully Heated Private Garage, a Heated Change and Ski/Board Storage Area, the kids Living Room area (with a pull out sofa) a Full Bathroom and a Bedroom with a Double / Single Bunk Bed. Main Level ------------ Features a large great room containing the main floor living room, the dining room and the kitchen. A private deck on the rear offers stunning views of the Monashee Mts. while a 2nd private deck on the front houses the private hot tub. Upper Level ------------- Contains 2 spacious bedrooms w/ full ensuite bathrooms and a laundry facility. Our unit is situated in Phase II of the BlackSmith Lodge development. We are conveniently located just off the Big White Access Road.

Sleeping Areas & Beds

Master Bedroom 1

Large bedroom with wood + iron queen bed with duvet, night stands w/ lamps, dresser and large closet. Remote control electric fire place. Full ensuite bathroom with rain shower + heated tile floor

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

Master Bedroom 2

Large bedroom with solid wood queen bed with duvet, night stands w/ lamps, dresser and large closet. Full ensuite bathroom with rain shower + heated tile floor.

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

Downstairs Bedroom

Downstairs bedroom features a double / single bunk bed with duvets, a full dresser and a night stand w/ lamp. Full bathroom with shower/tub and heated slate floors is located on the same level.

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

Downstairs Living Rom

Downstairs Living Room area features a double pull out sofa bed with duvet cover. A full bathroom with shower\tub and a heated slate floor is located on the same level.

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


Bathroom 1

This oversized ensuite bathroom located off the rear master bedroom, features a drenching rain shower heated tile floors and cherry wood vanities and cabinets.

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

Bathroom 2

This ensuite bathroom is located off the rear master bedroom + features a drenching rain shower heated tile floors a pedestal sink and cherry wood cabinets.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Heated Floors, Shower, Soap, Vanity

Bathroom 3

Lower Level Bathroom features a full shower/tub, heated slate floors and cherry wood vanity.

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Bath, Heated Floors, Shower, Soap, Vanity


Large spacious gourmet kitchen with cherry wood cabinets and pantries, solid granite counter tops, an island with bar stools, heated slate floors and every cooking ammenity imaginable. It also features a microwave, full size dishwasher, a flat top stove/oven and a full fridge with ice maker.

Basic Food Staples Salt, Pepper, Coffee Filters
Blender Full function blender
Coffee Maker 10 Cup Coffee Maker
Cooking/Eating Utensils Place Settings for 10 and every cooking utensil imaginable
Dishwasher Full Size Maytag Dishwasher
Fridge Full fridge with built in ice maker
Heated Floors Heated Slate Floors throughout
Kettle Stainless Steel Kettle
Microwave Built in microwave
Oven Full sized state of the art oven
Stove Coringware flat top stove
Toaster Stainless Steel four slice toaster
Wine Rack Two wine racks

Living Area

This townhome features two distinct Living Room Areas. The Main Level Living Room features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace (gas), a large couch, love seat and chair, a full home theatre system with surround sound stereo, CD/DVD player and TV. There are also a number of CDs and DVDs in the unit for your enjoyment. The Lower Level Living Room was finished and furnished with kids in mind. It features a sofa bed and matching chair an entertainment center with TV, VCR, Sony Playstation and a number of board games. It will keep the kids busy for hours.

Dining Area

Open concept design provides a great room for the living room, dining room and kitchen. The dining room features an elegant Shermag manufactured distressed Dining Room Set with a large oversized oval table and 6 comb backed padded chairs. Candles and an elegant lantern set the stage for dinner gatherings.

Special Features

2nd Living Room area on lower level has been finished and furnished with kids in mind, making this an ideal choice for families. This room features an oversized couch (sofabed) and chair, TV, VCR, Sony Playstation and a number of board games. A home theatre system and a surround sound system make the unit ideal for the non skiers or those that need to take a day off. Fully heated change area and ski/board storage area makes sure that your gear is dry and ready for another day on the mountain. Large benches also make it a breeze to get ready before heading out on the mountain. Private decks offer stunning views of the Monashee Mts. on one side and of the Big White Mountain on the other.

Art Prints in every room provide a feeling of warmth
Decor Deep earth paint colors, deep couches and chairs and elegant accents provide a feeling of warmth and comfort
Fireplace Magnificent floor to ceiling stone faced fire place on main level, remote controlled fire place in master bedroom
Lofted/Cathedral Ceilings Nine foot vaulted ceilings throughout
Trim Heated ceramic and slate floors, rustic wood floors, granite counter tops all add to the luxurious interior of this unit
Views Unobstructed views of the Monashee Mts.


BlackSmith Lodge offers the utmost in privacy. Each unit is an individual self contained private town home with individual entrance ways and a private garage. Upon arrival, simply pull into the heated garage close the door and enjoy the ability of settling in in warmth. Additional parking for your guests is available right in front of the unit. The unit also features two private decks which offer stunning views of the Big White mountain and the Monashee Mt. Range. The front deck also houses a 7 Person Private Hot Tub. Two distinct living rooms provide two unique gathering areas for you and your guests. With the lower Living Room area being finished for kids, it makes the unit IDEAL for FAMILIES !!!

Private Amenities

Books Full Assortment of Magazines
Boot Dryer Fully heated garage floor ensures that boots and all your clothing will be dry for the next day on the mountain
Cable TV In both Living Room Areas
CDs Full library featuring roughly 100 CDs
Coded Access Front Door and Garage Door
Deck 2 Private decks at the rear and front of the main floor
Dining Area Elegant Shermag distressed dining room set
Dishwasher Full Size Maytag Dishwasher
DVD Library A Number of DVDs are available for your enjoyment
DVD Player Part of Home Theater System in Main Floor Living Room
Fireplace Stone gas fire place in main floor living room area / remote controlled electric fire place in master bedroom
Games Sony Playstation and a number of board games available in Lower Level Living Room Area
Games/Rec Room Lower Level Living Room area features TV, VCR, Sony Playstation and an Assortment of Board Games
Guest Parking Sufficient room in Main Driveway for an additional car
Hairdryer Located in the bathrooms
Hot Tub Private Hot Tub on Front Deck
Laundry Facilities Private laundry facility on upper level with full size washer and dryer
Living Area Home Theatre entertainment center, floor to ceiling stone faced gas fire place and deep plush couches and chairs
Patio Furniture Chairs available on the rear deck
Resort Information Big White Resort Info and our Personal Guest Info Booklets can be found by the phone on the main level
Secure Reserved Parking Private fully heated garage
Secure Ski and Bike Storage Private Fully Heated garage with rack and hooks for every piece of ski/board gear and clothing
Stereo Complete Home Theatre Stereo System
Telephone Found on main level
VCR In Lower Level Living Room Area
Videos Several movies for the kids

Shared Amenities

Internet Access Included


Although there are no services available in this development as it consists of only private homes, a number of services are available on the mountain.

Location & Map


Blacksmith Lodge is ideally situated for all aspects of your vacation. We are conveniently located just below the upper village and a short, 3 minute walk, from the new Happy Valley Day Lodge which features a host of activities and ammenities including the new inner tube park, several large skating and hockey rinks, shops and restaurants. Ski trails run directly behind the townhome providing true ski in/out access. The unit is close to everything but still just far enough out of the villages to offer a real sense of privacy.

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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TAXES: All rates are subject to 12 H.S.T.. Book with us and don't pay the 10.5% Hotel SurTax Charged by Big White Central Reservations. GUEST LOYALTY: We value loyal customers and the referral business they send our way. Stay with us for 4 nights or more and receive $100 off your next stay of 4 nights or longer when booked in the same or subsequent season. Refer another guest who books for 4 days or more and receive an additional $100 off your next stay of 4 days or longer. No limit. POLICY AGREEMENT: By booking online you agree to be bound to all of the policies listed below.

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 30 Guest making reservation must be a responsible adult at least 30 years old. Guest making reservation must be present for entire stay. Non compliance will result in eviction and refunds will NOT be provided.
Long Term Renters (Monthly) Long Stay Specials are Provided periodically throughout the year. Please see the "Long Stay Specials" section for details.
Non-Smokers Only Smoking is NOT permitted.
Travel Reseller Bookings - no Referral Fee offered Bookings We gratefully accept & invite travel re-seller, tour operator and 3rd party bookings. We do not pay a commission on the posted rate.
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties Not Permitted.
Pets Pets are NOT permitted.
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Cancellations Made by Guests Deposit is non refundable. Final Payment less a 5% transaction fee is refundable only if we are able to rebook the dates with another party.
Courtesy Hold Reservations Sorry, reservations are only accepted with a deposit.
Delayed Arrivals Unfortunately refunds are not provided for delayed arrivals.
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Instructions and access info are sent via email following receipt of Final Payment.
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
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 2 Emails are Sent out prior to due date. Final Payments not made by due date will result in loss of reservation. Under extraordinary circumstance, reservations will be held if Final Payment is made and reserved dates are still available. Deposit is non refundable in either circumstance.
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 It may be possible to alter reservations slightly but it is not typically permitted. Contact us.

Guest Stay Policies

Check-In Time 4 p.m. An Early Check-In may be feasible depending on existing reservations. Please contact us if required.
Check-Out Time 10 a.m. This is 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 Noise A warning will be provided upon the first noise complaint. Eviction will occur following the second complaint. If evicted refunds will not be provided.
Housekeeping Provided prior to check in and following check out. Mid Stay cleanings are available by request but are at the guests expense. Please contact us if you require a mid stay clean.
Internet Availability & Usage High Speed Wireless Cable Internet Access is Provided Free of Charge.
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. By making a reservation you agree to these terms.
Maintenance Emergencies Contact Numbers are provided in the Confirmation email following receipt of Final Payment.
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 9 People Maximum. This policy is STRICTLY enforced. Non compliance will result in eviction and refunds will NOT be provided.
Parking & Ticketing Private Heated Garage. Parking for two additional vehicles directly in front of the unit.
Property Damage Guest making reservation assume all responsibility for damages incurred during his/her stay. By making this reservation guest agrees to pay for all damages and furthermore agrees to have these damages billed directly to the credit card used to make the reservation.
Rental Accommodation Zoning
Resort Information Resort Info is provided in the Confirmation Email and in the unit. Welcome Binder in unit provides you with all the information required to make your stay and enjoyable one.
Terms of Eviction Evictions will occur for non compliance of the policies outlined. Refunds will not be provided to guests that have been evicted.

Guarantees Policies

Reservation Guarantee Property Sale/Damage: we will do everything within our power to relocate you and will contribute up to $100 Cdn. per night to any increase in rates. If for some reason we are not able to find vacancy at a comparable property we will refund your payment in its' entirety

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About Us

Originally from Toronto we relocated to Seattle about 8 years ago in order to be closer to the mountains. Lisa is an elementary school teacher and I am a Software Engineer for a large finanicial institution. We are both outdoor activists, hence the appeal of Big White and the surrounding Kelowna area. We truly hope our unit provides you with as much relaxation and enjoyment that it does for us each time we visit. Wishing you an enjoyable vacation, Gregg + Lisa


Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey


Date: Mar-29-2013

Well equiped, cozy, ski-in ski-out condo. Great kitchen and spacious living area. We are 6 friends over 60 and this condo could not be better. The owners were very informative and checked to make sure everything was working well. Thank you!

Simply amazing

SkiAddict from Halifax, NS
Date: Mar-28-2013

My family and I stayed here for a week in March, we could not think of better accommodations. This home was equiped with anything would should need, including welcome bottles of local wine. We are already planning our return. The owners were excellent to deal with and even gave us a welcome call to make sure everything was to our liking and if there was anything they could assist us with. None of us have a negative thing to say about this home. Would recommend it to anyone wanting vacation at Big White.

An incredible vacation!

Happy Manitobans! from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: Feb-22-2013

We absolutely loved your property, Gregg and Lisa. It was perfect for our family of 5, and the ski in, ski out access was perfect. Your emails prior to our departure were greatly appreciated, as was the phone call to make sure we had arrived and all was well. Also appreciated was the two bottles of wine that we enjoyed, compliments of you! Your home is lovely, and we felt right at home there. The hot tub was used daily, after a full day on the slopes, and all the literature you had available was very useful. Just a note that it still calls Sante Grill the Kettle Grill --- we had a little bit of a problem when we called to make a reservation, til we remembered that we saw the name Sante Grill while we were skiing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, as well. We had a wonderful Valentine's Dinner there! All in all, this was a superb holiday, and we loved your property --- thanks so much!!

Fabulous stay!

April Clark from St. albert
Date: Apr-04-2012

The condo exceeded our expectations by far. The lay out was perfect for 2 families. The amenities were fantastic and everything we needed was there, from pots and pans to a hair dryer. Also loved the welcoming bottles of wine. The location was perfect and the hottub was fantastic!! loved sitting in it at 6am and enjoying the peace and quiet. Will definately be back. Thanks Lisa and Gregg.

A Lovely Home away From Home

A. Taylor from Vancouver, BC
Date: Feb-01-2012

This is a wonderful vacation rental. Gregg and Lisa go out of their way to ensure the comfort of their guests. The unit itself is in a very convenient location and is absolutely immaculate. It has everything one could need for a relaxing getaway to Big White.

A big time at Big White!

Ed Meka from Vancouver
Date: Jan-04-2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at BlackSmith Lodge. The location of the lodge was ideal - close enough to the Village to be convenient without being in and amongst all the noise. It was also a short ski down to Plaza or Ridge Rocket lifts - so quick to get up onto the slopes. The quality of the accommodation and amenities was first rate without being over the top. This made us and our kids feel very comfortable. A few years ago, we stayed at Northstar at Lake Tahoe and I would rate BlackSmith Lodge as better value and quality.