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Let us be your hosts in Kicking Horse Country! With over 35 years of hospitality industry experience combined, we (John and Melissa Lush) have the knowledge, skills and desire to create a great mountain vacation for our guests. We draw great satisfaction from being able to share all that this valley has to offer with those who come to experience it. Here are just a few of our guests’ accolades...
 
     
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  Aug 2004 - Aisha
One word…WOW! Never expected this experience to be that wonderful. They say there is no place like home, and we found this home out in the forest.
 
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  February 9, 2005 - Kevin, Dave, Colin & Jeff
Thank you John & Melissa for the wonderful accommodations & hospitality! Kicking Horse is now on our list of places to return to – had a wonderful run of the Mountain & a couple of tumbles down Fuez Bowl. Time well spent & enjoyed every bit. We’ll be thinking of this place from Denver, Aspen, San Francisco & Half Moon Bay.
 
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  July 9, 2005 - Jane, Jacko, Erin, Ben, Heidi & Asha
Dear Melissa, John, Mackenzie & Kayla,The Laycock family have enjoyed Golden & your house”s more than we could imagine. This has been a beautiful retreat for the 6 of us. We would highly recommend both Golden & your accommodation to all. Thanks for all your help.Hope to see you in Vanuatu one day.
 
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  Sept 9, 2005 - The Travellers from Near Albany, New York. Thomas & Beverley Gallop Gordon & Diane Miller James Shelmerdine Gilbert & Mary Zabel
We have all enjoyed our stay here in your beautiful home with the many special appointments – the spaciousness of the rooms and all the comforts of home. You have thought of everything to make it a memorable stay. Everything that we would ever need was supplied. Some warmed themselves in the hot but after a chilly sightseeing day. Others relaxed with TV or playing pool. We spent our days in Banff and Jasper National Park, coming back to here to scenery just as beautiful. The rainy day turned the tops of the mountains white, just adding to the spectacular view from your windows. We thank you for adding so much pleasure to our Canadian vacation. Wish we could take these accommodations with us as we continue our trip west. We very much appreciate your helpfulness and warm welcoming manner.
 
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  The Truffle Pigs, Sean, Jen & Slade
What a marvelous spot. Thanks for all the little extras
- babysitting
- shuttle service
- etc, etc…
We have found a great get-a-way and will spread the news.
 
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  September 11, 2004 - Pat, Raelun, Susannah & Cissy Bella & Zeffie
Great place to celebrate 50th birthdays. View from hot tub can’t be beat. Dogs loved romping in the yard with Clint. Thanks so much for allowing dogs. Our time here was relaxing & comfortable in your Lush Mountain.
 
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  August 28, 2005 - Stacy Vassalo & Trevor Harrison, Vernon, BC
Thank you so much for everything! Trevor and I went for dinner at Eagle’s Eye restaurant. It was amazing. After dinner, Trevor and I were walking outside and he dropped to his knee and proposed. We are getting married! Your cabin is awesome and this was all so perfect. We hope to see you again.
 
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  Trevor
Thank you so much for having us and providing the perfect moment for our engagement. Thanks for the Eagle’s Eye restaurant idea John. It created the perfect moment for our engagement. It will be remembered always.
 
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  December 2005 Graham, Julie, Dan, Arlen, Eric and Erin (and Kai)
This place is absolutely beautiful. We were definitely spoiled. The cookies and Christmas tree were awesome. Have a very Merry Christmas. Thanks again.
 
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  November 5, 2004 - Jim & Nicole
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here in your beautiful home – we barely wanted to venture outside! Thanks for being so helpful and accommodating. Hope to see you again.
 
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  December 27, 2004 - Karla Reid, Kim & Jason Ang, Renae, Venoit, Mike, Bret Hornfelt, Frans Shymanski
Thank you so much for the cozy accommodations! Nice to come back to after a long day of boarding/skiing. We will hope to come back. Thanks Again!
 
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  Steve & Joanne Andrews
The attention you put on the smallest of details in this cabin is awesome. Keep up the good work. All the best in your expanding endevours in Golden. (If they’re anything like this place I’m sure they’ll do well). We’ll be sure to recommend Lush Mountain to our friends and family. Thanks for everything.
 
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  Andrea & Sammy Lawson, Calgary, AB
Hey! The hot tub was awesome, hit the spot after a long day of boarding. What an awesome place, pool table & hot tub. Definitely puts you in the top places to stay. Keep up the good work.
 
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  January 4, 2005-10-26 Cheers, Craig & Simone, Banff, AB - Hella & Andrew Linda & Paul
Lushes…. Thank you so much for an awesome time! Lovely place, lovely people! – we’ve never had such great smelling bed linen!!! We look forward to experiencing this great place again – sometime soon.
 
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  February 11, 2005 - Satoshi
Thanks!! We had a great time – see you next winter.
 
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  Tomoko
Wonderful to be here. Sure to come back next season.
 
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  February 25, 2005 - The “j” team and Co.
We jammed, we drank, we skied. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven on earth. We had a blast and will all be back to Golden. It’s a done deal. See you soon.
 
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  August 10, 2005 Karen & Howard
This was a wonderful vacation home for our long stay in Golden. We enjoyed the beautiful view out the window during each meal and the hot tub for our achin joints after those long, strenuous hikes. For those who follow us, here are some highlights:

Best Hikes: Mummery Glacier, Dog Tooth Ridge, Lake O’Hara, Alpine Loop
Animals seen: Black bear cub, Bighorn Sheep, Ptarmigans, Mountain Goats, Deer, Elk
Favorite eateries: Cedar House Cafe

Thanks John & Melissa for everything!

 
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  January 21-23, 2005 - Rockyview Ski Club Cheryl Miller, All Hall, Kieth Huge, Rick Kilbrai, Sue Erion, Jan Mathus
What a wonderful condo! We really enjoyed our stay and will be back again. Great view! Thanks so much for offering this to us.
 
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  February 6, 2005 - Prairie Gopher Powder Riders
We had an awesome time in this beautiful chalet. Every one of us is already planning our next trip.
 
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  May 28, 2005 - Abby & Eric Wooten Clearwater, FL
Wow! Spectacular view! Thanks so much to the Lush’s for being so accommodating and for giving us the perfect honeymoon get away. We loved the in-town restaurants and enjoyed taking a few day trips that you suggested. We had a great time and would LOVE to come back again in the winter sometime. Thanks again for everything. We had a blast! Loved the hot tub too!
 
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  August 14, 2005 - Carman & Esther Rabuka
What a wonderful setting for a honeymoon! We enjoyed perfect weather – we couldn’t ask for better hiking & fishing. What a spectacular set of mountains to explore. Thanks for much for helping to make it memorable. We plan to send our parents here sometime, if not ourselves. Thanks again.

P.S. Check out Gorman Lake for a spectacular hiking/fishing/camping get-a-way.
 
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  August 14 through August 21, 2005 - Dave & Helen Wessel Forever - Chicago, Il
Inspired by the richness of Banff, Yoho, Revelstoke, Kootenay, this home has provided a central location for all. From evening sunsets to lively rains, The Wetland Valleys reflect beautiful change like autumn fall colors. Even the midnight full moons give vibrant light through the morning hours. Hiking at Takakkaw Falls brought freshness in the midst of cold glacieral waters, but unfortunately placed us back in Golden casting a broken foot.

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, while assisting my wife on crutches just brought us closer in thanking God for his protection and grace. His majestic wonders at the top of the Kicking Horse Mountain or the change of winds on top of Mount 7, the summit of Mt. Revelstoke, the sighting of a black bear, mountain goats in Kootenay all bring joy but only temporal. My love for my wife, friend, encourages me daily. I love her very much!!!
 
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  September 2005 - David & Peggy Cunliffe - Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Our first trip to Canada and indeed to North America. We were not disappointed. Friendly, helpful people and we inspiring scenery. We also came just to sit and relax and the chalet was so quiet, comfortable and perfect for this. Looking out across the Wetlands to the Mountains, this became a “Valley of Vision”. Well done Roger and Wendy and for finding John & Melissa too.