2018, January 28 – Pam R. – “A cozy place with a great view!”
“We came out to check the place out briefly in Feb. It was a rustic house with a beautiful view! The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Lots to do, with a games room and hot tub. The only downfall would be it’s proximity to the highway. Maybe not the best place for small children etc. That said we have been recommending Top Hat Terrace to our friends and family.”
2017, June 23 – Adil H. – “Awesome Cabin off the Lake”
“Awesome cabin rental; right off the highway; canoeing was awesome and the hot tub was a perfect 103 degrees.”
2017, January 7 – Mack D. – “Lots of space, older place”
“This vacation rental was just what we needed for our large group. There was a lot of space and things didn’t feel cramped at all. We all got to be at the same location and spend time together in the evenings. The additional room in the basement worked great to store all of our gear and to dry after snowboarding. The Kitchen, dining, and living room was very decent and allowed for a lot of space. When we arrived, the BBQ did not have propane for us to use and we weren’t able to use it for the 5 night stay, but we made due. Unfortunately, there were a few aspects that really put a damper on things. The pump had gone out recently before we arrived and as a result, the water was from the well and very hard, unable to be drank. It also had a smell to it that permeated all of clothes that we had to clean as well as from the shower. In terms of smell as well, the queen bedroom smelled old and stale and so did the bedding, there was also a curious case of flies appearing out of nowhere and buzzing around the room annoyingly over the course of the trip. The basement smelled dank when we arrived for whatever reason, possibly from the hot tub outside affecting the house, but I couldn’t know for sure. The location was great however, right on the lake and in a beautiful little valley, I’m sure it looks amazing in the spring and summer. It still looked great in the winter. It was also fairly close the the town of Revelstoke, and not so far away that it was inconvenient. The owner and resident groundskeepers were accommodating and easy to communicate with.”
Top Hat Terrace’s Response
We are so glad that you guys had a good time gathering at our property. Along with you, we feel that it is the perfect place for a group your size to get together and enjoy good times. Not sure if you addressed the BBQ not working with the caretakers, but the propane is piped in from the larger tank on the side of the house. Just need to flip the switch on the wall to use it. Works fine so I’m sorry you weren’t able to use it. As you predicted, the property is absolutely fabulous in the summer time so how about joining us again? Nothing beats the sunrise or sunset paddle in the kayak or canoe. Or barbequing on the wrap around deck, lol. Of course, the water will be all cleared up by then as well, so looks like a win win. Thanks for your candid comments, Mack. We always strive for improvement.
Elaine and Paula”
2016, October 5 – Marg & Judy – “An Amazing Stay”
“Our stay at Top Hat, the first week of October, was wonderful. Top Hat had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We had an early Thanksgiving dinner. .. cooked our turkey and had all the trimmings and then watched the Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers. The view from every window was awesome. The mornings were chilly but we weren’t as we sipped our coffee and watched the lake mist dissipate from the hot tub. I even got out in the kayak a couple of times. The fall colours were beautiful. We drove up Meadows in the Sky Parkway and hiked up from the parking lot. Amazing views. We found Top Hat to be a well maintained rental in an ideal location. So glad we found Top Hat. We will be back again.”
2016, August 10 – Cameron H. – “Breathtaking”
“Very amazing place beautiful lake we had a very great time the place was clean and wonderful. I’m probably gonna come back soon. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the highway and railroad right beside the house but other than that amazing.”
2016, July 25 – Justin A., Calgary, AB – “Amazing property and wonderful view!”
“Awesome place to stay. We picked this property mostly because of the location in Revelstoke being about halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and it was the right choice. With three floors, there was plenty of space for ten people to stay and sleep comfortably. The lake that the property resides on is beautiful and with kayaks included on the property, we took full advantage of the lake. Overall, it is a great property for a great price. Only con for our group would be the internet. Only 500 MB is included for the on-site internet and with $0.10 per MB over it’s much cheaper and better connection to just use your phone data or get a mobile internet hub.”
2016, July 18 – Adam S., Oakville, ON – “Beautiful Property, the pictures do not do it justice”
“We had an amazing time here on our day off between Calgary and Vancouver! Took full advantage of the boats and the hot tub. I honestly just wish we could have stayed a little longer! We will definitely be back!”
2015, July 4 – Jared B, Calgary, AB – “Top Hat Terrace Blew My Flippin Mind!!”
“This place is amazing! The owner is one of the nicest people we have ever met! Everything there we needed! The views are breath taking! The house itself is one of kind! From a bar to a game room everything u need under one roof! We will be back at least once a year from here on out!”
2015, Feb 25 – Brendon J, Waldheim, SK – “Great Spot for a Youth Group!”
“Fantastic place to stay. 3 floors of space, a full kitchen and a hot tub…perfect! One downfall with a big group is only 1 shower…can create a line-up. But the views are amazing, the hospitality of the owners is literally second to none and after a long day on the hill, nothing better than a hot tub dip or sitting in front of the fireplace just chillin’ with friends. Seriously you won’t be disappointed! STAY HERE! (But not when we plan to be there ;))”
2015, Feb 5 – Judi H, Surrey, BC – “Fantastic”
“Top Hat is just that, top hat!! It has everything you need for a wonderful relaxing time. The views are amazing and the relaxing atmosphere is wonderful. The full kitchen is fantastic and everything is clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the hot tub while watching the snow fall. It was such a pleasant stay for us. We recommend it for anyone!”
2014, Nov 17 – Trish P, Surrey, BC – “relaxing, revitalizing, refreshing”
“Beautiful scenery, excellent location, and close to charming Revelstoke. A wonderful way to have a little time away from real life – great spot for a couple’s retreat.”
2014, Nov 14 – Sarah P, Kelowna, BC – “Peaceful and beautiful”
“I had an opportunity to spend three days at Top Hat Terrace and what a great experience. The ads describing it are spot on. The hot tub on the lower level – overlooking the lake was the perfect way to end each day.
The area is perfect for hiking and will be even better for snowshoeing once the snow falls.
Some of the best things about Top Hat Terrace is the open floor concept on the main floor, the games room in the basement and the tasteful and homey way it is decorated. It felt like home.
Looking forward to more trips to Top Hat Terrace.”