Home Lodge makes Canadian Top 9 travel list

The local lodge has earned some major accolades from Booking.com, one of the largest online travel sites in the world.

The Home Lodge was ranked number 4 in the top 9 accommodaters in Canada.

Booking.com, one of the largest online travel sites in the world, has selected a Golden accommodater as one of their top 10 Booking’s Best Awards winners in North America.

The Home Lodge, owned by Lynn Moffat, ranked number four out of the 10, nine of which were in Canada. The European-based travel site chose the winners based on guest reviews.

“I’m so chapped about this. It’s really an honour,” said Moffat, who also serves as the board president for Tourism Golden. “Golden has such fantastic high standards for accommodation already, I’m just blown away.”

The Booking’s Best Awards is an exclusive award that goes to only 260 accommodations out of a possible 600,000 – as decided by over 40 million real, relevant and recent customer reviews. Whether it’s the tastiest breakfast, an off the beaten track stay or just plain value for money, the Booking’s Best Awards recognize that it’s the little things that can make or break a holiday.

It’s quite an accolade for the small Blaeberry Lodge with only five rooms. But Moffat says she sees the award as a sign of Golden’s growing status as a world-renowned travel destination.

Not only does the experience that the community provides heavily influence the reviews given to the Home Lodge, the award also shows that travellers are not just stumbling upon Golden, but actually choosing it and researching it before they come.

“To use Booking.com you have to enter the name of the town you want. That means that more and more people are specifically looking at Golden, she said. “I really appreciate Tourism Golden whose great marketing raises awareness of the area and why people should include it in their holiday itinerary. Without that visitors wouldn’t go on to search for accommodation in Golden and area.”

 

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