John & Gwen Struthers

Blacksmith Lodge, White Forest Estates, Big White, British Columbia, Canada

Category4 Bedroom
# of Beds6
Area2000 sq. ft.

Additional Cleaning Protocols
This property has activated the additional cleaning protocol setting. When reserving your dates, feel safe & secure knowing that there have been additional measures taken to ensure your safety.
  • Guaranteed at least 24 hours between guest departures and arrivals
  • Advanced cleaning procedures that meet or exceed the Health Authority of British Columbia guidelines

About Listing

Welcome to Blacksmith Lodge Unit 2!

This is the place for the vacation you've been dreaming about - direct ski-in, ski out access to some of the best skiing in Western Canada, and luxurious amenities to help you relax and unwind when you're not on the slopes.

All the comforts of home (and more) are here:  two master suites with king-sized beds, a fully appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and heated tile floors, plus a separate downstairs living area with its own bedroom, bathroom, and living area / entertainment center.  A wireless internet connection is available for your use, if you must bring a computer with you on your vacation.

At the end of a long day, grab a beverage from the fridge and hop into the private hot tub on the deck, so you'll be refreshed and ready for another beautiful day enjoying all that Big White has to offer!  Hot tub is not available between May and November !

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23 alluraDirect Reviews

Had a great stay

Christy from West Kelowna, Canada
Date: Jan-03-2021 for a stay in Dec 2020

We had a fantastic time. The property was very comfortable

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Great place for getaway!

Jack from Burnaby, Canada
Date: Aug-07-2020 for a stay in Jul 2020

The owners were attentive when we needed help and the instructions were clear. everything we needed was available at the unit. The unit is big, plenty of space for everyone to sleep, and living room area was big enough to comfortably fit everyone in my party. Would come back again.

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Wonderful family winter vacation

Kathy from Port Coquitlam, Canada
Date: Mar-11-2020 for a stay in Feb 2020

Blacksmith Lodge Unit 2 was a wonderful townhouse for our family vacation. It is spacious, clean and has lovely mountain views. The unit has a garage making it easy upon arrival and departure to pack and unpack. The rooms are clean and spacious. The common living area is comfortable and the kitchen is loaded with additional items not usually found in rental units. The owners are available if needed. Our only disappointment was the Hot tub was not working during our visit. The owner dealt with this very fairly. We would stay here again.

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Blacksmith Lodge #2 is a private, self-contained unit with all the comforts of home.  The kitchen, living areas and sleeping areas have everything that you need to make your time off the slopes as pleasant as your time on them.  Wireless internet is available, should you need to keep in touch with your business, family and friends after a day on the mountain.

Private Amenities

BBQ Gas barbeque on the deck off the kitchen
Books Books and board games for you to enjoy are in the living area cabinets.
Cable TV Yes
Coded Access Main entrance and garage
Dining Area Larger harvest table; seats 8
Dishwasher Included
DVD Library A selection of movies for you to enjoy is in the living room entertainment cabinet.
DVD Player One in main living area, one in each master suite.
Hot Tub - Private Yes
Internet Access Yes
Laundry Facilities - Free Stacked washer and dryer on upper floor.
Parking - Free Private Parking Single garage with direct access to suite.
Stereo Portable units in the living and family rooms
VCR VCR in the downstairs entertainment center.

Shared Amenities

Cable TV This is a private townhouse
Coded Access See "Private amenities" above
Fireplace Natural gas fireplace in the living room; electric fireplace in one of the master bedrooms
Guest Parking 1 (unreserved) space adjacent to the unit; additional parking available in the over-flow lot at Happy Valley, for a fee (payable at the Big White administration office in the main village.


We are located about one hour from the airport and centrally located on the mountain between the two villages. A 5 minute walk up the Happy Vally trail takes you to the main upper village, or 5 minutes down the hill you're at the huge skating pond, tube town, ice climbing tower and mini snowmobile track. You'll also find the Happy Valley Day Lodge here as well as the restuarant and bar. Jump on the gondola from there which will also take you to the main village. Our address is #2- 310 Whitehorse Lane. Easy to find as it is directly before the big cement overpass to the left and it's right there. Ski out is directly at the bottem door which takes you to three lifts. Ski in brings you to the garage door which you can ski right to if there's snow on the road, otherwise it's a big one hundred feet after taking your skis off!

Location Big White
Area White Forest Estates
Development Blacksmith Lodge


No hot tub available until December.

Applicable Taxes PST of 8% applies,
MRDT of 3% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
Service Fee This all-inclusive fee is charged by to ensure your trip is safe & secure. Save on fees when reserving with us - up to 50% less than the other rental websites! Services like trip support, dispute resolution, secure credit card payments, property verification, privacy protection and much more are provided. Rent and rest easy!
Rates Calculation Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
All prices are listed in Canadian funds  All prices are listed in Canadian funds

Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Spring skiing Mar 27, 2021 Apr 16, 2021
3 +
6 +

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 $500.00 Balance of payment.
Less than 45 days prior to arrival Full payment At time of booking


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Suitable For:

Adults - Min Age to Stay: 21 At least one guest must be 21 years of age or older.
Non-Smokers Only No smoking allowed in the unit.
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)

Not Suitable For:

Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties Not allowed.
No Smoking Inside - Smoking Outside Permitted
Pets A no pet policy ... but we cannot guarantee that pets have not been in the unit, due to an inability to police this policy. If you have pet allergies, please contact us prior to booking, to see if special cleaning can be arranged prior to your use.
Smoking Inside Permitted
Subleased Tenants
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24


All rates are subject to 12% HST. By booking online you agree to be bound to all of the policies listed below.  Non-compliance will result in extra charges for damage, lost items and late departure.

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Arrival Days Arrivals on any day of the week.
Cancellations Made by Guests Deposits are non-refundable. Payment (minus deposit) refundable if booking is cancelled 60 days or more in advance of your scheduled arrival. Otherwise, refunds are only issued if we are able to replace your booking.
Courtesy Hold Reservations We do not accept reservations without payment.
Delayed Arrivals No refunds. We are not responsible for any arrival delays.
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Instructions will be emailed to you when the balance of payment is received.
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 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. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses
Late Reservation Payments Bookings will be cancelled if payment is not received by due dates. Guests may re-book if the dates are still available - deposit will not be charged again.
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.
Website Service Fee Website Service Fees are non-refundable, with the exception to reservations made before March 15, 2020. If there is an officially mandated COVID travel restriction being imposed by the countries where the property and/or guest is located, website service fees may be usable as a credit. To claim this credit review, the restriction must be in place up to 14 days prior to your rental arrival date. All refunds will be processed in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and any currency exchange difference will not be covered. Please contact between 1-14 days before your cancelled arrival date to have reviewed. Flight cancellations alone will not be approved, a copy of the official Government issued restriction will be required.

Guest Stay Policies

Check-In Time 4:00pm (1600).
Check-Out Time 10:00am (1000).
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.
COVID Contact Tracing Requirements The property owner must be able to produce a list of guests who have occupied their rentals for contact tracing protocols in the event of an outbreak. The guest must provide names of whop will be occupying the rental property during their rental agreement.
COVID Maximum Guest Limitation The number of people is limited to the capacity of the space, plus a maximum of five visitors at any given time. Large gatherings will be removed from the premises and no refund will be provided.
Excessive Noise A warning will be provided upon the first noise complaint. A second complaint will result in eviction. If evicted, refunds will not be provided.
Housekeeping Includes clean on arrival; cleaned after departure; complimentary midstay clean provided for bookings of 8 or more nights.
Liability We are in no way responsible for harm or injury to guests either in our suite or at Big White resort.
Maintenance Emergencies Emergency contacts are provided to guests once booking is complete.
Maximum Sleeping Capacity Maximum 10 people. More than 10 people will result in eviction.; refunds will not be provided.
Missing Items Guests will be charged for missing items according to the damage deposit policy.
Policy Updates Policies are subject to change without notice.
Property Damage A $500 (CAD) charge will be applied to your credit card as an addition to the balance of payment. Damage includes, but is not limited 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, pets inside the property and all charges relating to security company or police involvement regarding property. Balances from the damage deposit will be refunded within 30 days of departure.
Rental Accommodation Zoning Residential.
Resort Information Available in the unit.
Terms of Eviction Smoking, excessive noise, threat of common or private property damage, disturbing the peace; excess of 10 overnight occupants without advance permission.

Property Details

Drive in to the heated garage and ski storage area on the lower floor.  Direct access from the garage to a family room /  sleeping area (hide-a-bed and  single bed).  Separate bedroom with single over double bunk,  and full bathroom also on the lower floor.  Ski from the family room to three major lifts in moments! 

The main floor features a gourmet kitchen with an island bar seating 3, dining area  for eight plus, hardwood floors in the living area, which features comfortable couches, a gas fireplace, TV and entertainment centre.  A private deck off the dining /  living area offers a panorama over Happy Valley to the Monashee Mountains.  A second private deck off the kitchen provides a hot tub and a barbeque.

The upper floor includes two large master bedrooms.  One has an electric fireplace and a  private ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi tub.  The second master bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom with a large rain shower.  Both have very comfortable king size beds, TV's and large closets. 

The upper floor also provides an in-house laundry centre.


Sleeping Areas & Beds

Master Suite 1

Large master suite with king-size bed, full size closet and ensuite with jetted soaker tub. 25" TV above electric fireplace.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 King
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 3

Master Suite 2

Master suite with king-size bed, full size closet, flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. Ensuite bathroom also accessible from hallway has a luxurious full-size shower.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 King
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 3

Downstairs bedroom.

Comfortable bedroom with single-over-double bunk bed and large dresser for your clothes.

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

Downstairs living area.

Downstairs living area has a queen hide-a-bed, and an extremely comfortable twin bed.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 3
Beds 1 Queen Sofa Bed, 1 Single
Floor Level 1


Bathroom 2

Beautiful bright ensuite bathroom with jetted soaker tub.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Jetted Tub/Jacuzzi

Bathroom 1

Three-piece downstairs bathroom.

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Bath, Shower

Bathroom 3

Spacious ensuite bathroom, also accessible to the hallway, has a large luxury shower.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Shower


The kitchen you want at home. Granite throughout and a large island to work at. Stainless appliances and tons of large cupboard space for your staples.

Coffee Maker Included
Cooking/Eating Utensils Included
Dishwasher Included
Fridge Included
Heated Floors Included
Microwave Included
Oven Included
Stove Included
Toaster Included

Living Area

Open living/dining/kitchen area well lit with two plush chesterfields you sink right into while enjoying the fireplace before moving to the diningroom table for a meal.

Dining Area

Separate dining area, with a large harvest table, with seating for eight. 

Special Features

One of the best locations on the mountain. A short walk takes you down to HappyValley village with skating, bonfires, tubetown, snowmobiling and a restaurant. Catch the free gondola to the upper main village for more restuarants and nightlife then stroll down the lit path back to your front door.

About Us

Owned by John Struthers and Darren Reid, we decided it was time for our own place to share with family and friends. After skiing many interior mountains, Big White was the place to be. Just try to ski all this terrain in one stay. Awesome mountain for all ages and all levels of skiing with lots of lifts and no line-ups. As an economics consultant, John spends much of his time in Vancouver but resides on the Sunshine Coast where he and his wife have raised their family. Darren divides his time between the marine industry and working as a paramedic in Kelowna where he resides.

2nd upstairs king bedroom. Attached bathroom with rain shower, and large walk-in closet 2nd upstairs king bedroom. Attached bathroom with rain shower, and large walk-in closet