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Wildcat Creek, Rocky Mountains, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada
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  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid 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.


#14 of 44 Speciality lodging 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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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
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Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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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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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Wildcat Creek, Rocky Mountains, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada
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Ken wrote a review Feb. 2020
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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, Connecticut223 contributions67 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 as a couple
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BabyboomerCalgary wrote a review Sep. 2019
Calgary222 contributions159 helpful votes
I was there with a group of 14 senior hikers (55+) from Calgary so we had the whole lodge. We were lucky as the weather was perfect for our 4 nights with a couple of rain showers happening twice overnight and sunny weather, blue skies for our hiking.The guides, Dave and Sandra were excellent and took their time with our 2 groups so that everyone had an enjoyable time. Over the 4 days, I managed 50 km and over 3000 m elevation gain. The food was first class and there was plenty of it. They catered to 1 vegan and 2 people with allergies. Dinners were chicken breast, lamb stew, pork tenderloin and BBQ beef tenderloin. For breakfast, there was both cold cereals, porridge and fruit to start followed with egg dishes and we made our own trail lunches. I can definitely recommend Mistaya Lodge. The tripadvisor questions below don't reflect this back country lodge and most aren't relevant.
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Wendy H wrote a review Sep. 2019
Saint Andrews, Canada29 contributions3 helpful votes
There are no words to describe our 4 days at Mistaya Lodge. I am not a seasoned hiker but was there with seasoned hikers and the guides were fantastic. They set a pace that everyone in the group could handle. Each day we headed out to explore another area of the back country. The views were breath taking, just WOW! The food was fabulous, I have food allergies and they were accommodated seamlessly. The accommodations were basic but there was everything you needed. I loved the fact that we were the only ones there, because you get helicoptered in there are no other people anywhere near you. It is like your own private mountain paradise. The area is pristine, we hiked to the toe of 4 glaciers, hiked to 4 lakes and so many other beautiful sites. It was my first time in a helicopter and that was also a wonderful experience! The company they use explained everything in detail before we boarded and I felt so safe as we flew above the Rocky Mountains. It was all just WOW!
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Date of stay: August 2019
katherinebeavis wrote a review Aug. 2019
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I was very impressed with everything about Mistaya Lodge - the food was excellent, the lodge is very clean and comfortable, and the outdoor experience is unparalleled. Fantastic hiking trails, great guiding, a lovely alpine lake that is perfect for a nice cool dip after a day in the mountains, and a wonderful sauna/shower experience to ease those tired muscles. The abundant flora and fauna add to the delight! Kudos to Dave (the owner) and his great staff for making our backcountry hiking experience the trip of a lifetime!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from mistayalodge, Owner at Mistaya Lodge
Responded Aug. 13, 2019
Thank you for staying with us Katherine! It was great to meet you and your friends!!!
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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.