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.”

 

Just Posted

Parents and caregivers in Golden can become an ‘askable adult’ for sexual health

When you were young, did you feel comfortable asking the big questions… Continue reading

Some of Golden’s top stories in a Mountain Minute

Your Mountain Minute for April 18

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of fatal train derailment near Field

The train derailment killed three crew members on board

There are many ways to be a sustainable consumer in Golden

Many people are coming up with ways to connect businesses and consumers… Continue reading

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake

A young man has died after a canoe overturned in Moyie Lake early Tuesday morning

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Most Read