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Wildcat Creek, Rocky Mountains, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-10-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 45 in Golden
GreenLeaders Gold level
Luxury in the backcountry! A retreat with helicopter access only! Fully catered and guided skiing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, hiking and relaxation.HistoryEstablished in 1988 as a Backcountry lodge to enable everyone access to a truely secluded piece of the rocky mountains in a safe manor.Meet the Business Owner: David B.An ACMG certified ski guide for the last 20 years.  The mountains are truly his passion.  Guiding in many industries such as Ski touring, Heli and Cat skiing in a few different country's .  He has made his home with his family in Golden BC and at Mistaya Lodge.  David was working at Mistaya from day one and took over ownership in 2003.New and ready for summer 2013! The WildCat Cabin is a 3 bedroom cabin near the main lodge that can be rented self catered with optional guiding. Geat for families, small groups of friends, special occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries.........
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Ski rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Ski In / Ski Out
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Wildcat Creek, Rocky Mountains, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada
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Pat D wrote a review Aug. 2021
Vancouver12 contributions6 helpful votes
A group of 12 of us just spent 4 remarkable days at Mistaya Lodge. We hiked with a private guide with the exception of one day where The owner Dave took part of our group on a separate hike. The lodge was exceptional…the food was incredible and plentiful. You packed your own lunch each day with lots of homemade treats to take with you for keeping you going on the trail. All the hikes we did were different and each had there own special moments. The lodge is spotless and had the added bonus of hot showers, a sauna and toilets inside. Dave was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk too. From the warm welcome by Cindy at the helipad to waving goodbye to Daveand is staff we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Mistaya Lodge for your next hiking adventure.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Cindy Galligan, Owner at Mistaya Lodge
Responded Aug. 26, 2021
💕Thank you Pat! We truly love welcoming our guests.
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Karen C wrote a review Aug. 2021
2 contributions
Just returned from 4 days of hiking at Mistaya Lodge with 12 friends. It was truly amazing! The hiking was incredible —- no two hikes were alike; so much to see and experience. Great hospitality provided by Dave, Allison, Chantal and team. WOW!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Cindy Galligan, Owner at Mistaya Lodge
Responded Aug. 26, 2021
It is wonderful to hear that your trip went well! The 12 of you will have many memories to chat about for years to come!
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Neil and Tracy wrote a review Aug. 2021
1 contribution
Amazing backcountry hiking trip! The guides, variety of hikes , scenery , lodging and especially the food were all incredible ! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our entire Mistaya Lodge adventure. We would highly recommend this trip . Tracy and Neil
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Cindy Galligan, Owner at Mistaya Lodge
Responded Aug. 26, 2021
Thank you Tracy and Neil! It was wonderful to meet you! Cindy
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Ken wrote a review Feb. 2020
1 contribution
I spent a week of guided ski touring at Mistaya during Feb 2020. I have visited more than 6 other ski touring lodges in the past. The accommodations, service, guiding, food and terrain could not be faulted. I strongly recommend this lodge to others that ski tour.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Cindy Galligan, Owner at Mistaya Lodge
Responded May 29, 2020
Thank you so much for you taking the time to tell others about your vacation with our team at Mistaya! Oh yes the powder this year lasted and lasted through spring this year! Take care, Cindy
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David B wrote a review Sep. 2019
Enfield, Connecticut225 contributions68 helpful votes
What a place to visit. It feels like home for my soul. Dave, Cindy, Sandra and everyone else do great work to ensure a fabulous stay. The terrain is gorgeous and can provide a challenge, but Dave and Sandra know how to tailor a hike so that even less adventurous folks can enjoy the day on the trails. It really does not matter which trails they take, as they are all drop-dead gorgeous. Food is also excellent, and the beds comfortable and warm. Toilets inside the lodge, and hot water at the tap make it feel even more comfortable. There’s a hot sauna and warm showers as well. It’s just a great experience. We have been to many backcountry lodges, and Mistaya stands at the top for us.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mistaya Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mistaya Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mistaya Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Mistaya Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mistaya Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mistaya Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.