This characteristic log lodge featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on the ground floor with a summer outdoor kitchen & dining patio was established in 1998 by it's dedicated host who specializes in providing chef prepared meals, on mountain ski guiding and a welcoming and unique place to stay.
The lodge has been split into 2 levels for 2021/22 season, with guests having the ground floor to themselves as a seperate accommodation while the hosts live on the first level. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a communal living/dining/kitchenette. An in-house certified chef and on site host ensure that all your needs are met. Parking, bike/ski storage and great Fernie hospitality await your arrival. Ask about full lodge bookings and rates.
Enjoy all the amazing summer activities that Fernie has to offer from the comfort of our beautiful, relaxing lodge with stunning views of the Lizard Range. With a very large and well kept yard backing onto the Elk River we have access to lots of great fishing holes. The lodge is minutes from downtown and has easy access to biking and hiking trails and the ski hill. We offer a full cooked breakfast to our guests and a cooked lunch is optional. Our focus is on organic and healthy cuisine and home grown produce. Snacks and drinks are available anytime.
Your hosts have been providing adventure holidays and specialized skiing and mountain bike tours for 20 years so they can assist you with all your holiday plans and activities offering a vast amount of knowledge and experience.
What to expect
The Canadian Powder Tours Lodge "experience" has been rated 4-star by International specialist travel agents, has been featured in many press & media publications throughout the 20 + years in operation, and has offerd a one of a kind holiday in a relaxing atmosphere with a 'touch' of local ambience. Although it has changed slightly, to provide a less communal & more private environment this year, visitors can still expect to leave having had a true Fernie "experience"!
The lodge has an organic, healthy approach to cooking and provides a hearty, full cooked breakfast plus freshly baked afternoon cakes, apres ski/bike platters, lunches and evening meals. If guests opt for meals the cuisine focuses on variety, healthy ingredients, everything made-from scratch and plenty of international flavours & an amazing variety. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. The lodge boasts it's own food truck Wheelie Good Eats which is unique to any lodge! Guests also have their own kitchenette, dining & living area where they can be completely self sufficient.
About the Accommodation
The log lodge is characteristic of the area, with square log & chinking & a big timber frame enterance. The ground floor is seperated exclusively for guests while the hosts live on the first level. There are 3 spacious bedrooms to suit either couples, singles or families and may be arranged as requested. There is a mix of comfortable queen or twin beds, all with down filled quilts and pillows and cotton sheets. There are 3 bathrooms and plenty of soft, cotton towels are provided.
The living, dining, kitchenette area has a love seat, 2 chairs and coffee table. A dining table with chairs, fridge, freezer, NSF stainless sink, microwave, counter top convection oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, smoothie blender & dishes. There are also games, foam roller, couple of yoga mats, elastics, small physio weights.
The boot room has room for skis & bikes, if needed, although we offer a shelter with a lock for bikes outdoors in a private area, there is a 6 boot, 6 glove boot dryer & plenty of drying space and benches to sit & get geared-up!
Summer highlight is the outdoor kitchen/dining area, private use for our guests with a BBQ, firepit, bluetooth speaker, sinks, dishes & a log table to socialise around. It is shaded & offers views of the Lizard Range while backing onto our own beloved wetland where many bird species can be heard and watched as well as every other marsh inhabitant from beavers to moose, eagles, dragonflies endless, a secret nature reserve right at the lodge. Of course this offers access to the world class Elk River fishing right from the lodge. Mountain bikers can access trails easily without ever having to drive, cycle right from the door.
There is also bike wash station.
Winter Season Ski Guiding
The value of the guiding can not be emphasized enough. Fernie Alpine Resort has over 140 marked trails; the open-bowl layout gives access to acres of hidden terrain, ridges and powder stashes that make it a ski-enthusiasts' paradise. Canadian Powder Tours provides a guided experience to our guests aimed towards black run-ability guests and guarantees the highest adrenaline satisfaction on the mountain! The resort also offers specialized clinics, a host service and winter sports school to take guests to that next level.
Summer mountain bike guiding can be arranged. We have worked with a world class mountain bike tour company for 13 years and are very familiar with the guiding needs of our MTB guests, we are also riders so we get what visitors want! The gravel grinders are also a growing in Fernie and we can arrange for them to meet up with local riders too.
Adventure motorcycle tourers are warmly welcomed with safe places for thier bikes and a perfect spot to rest, eat & have a shower!
Hiking guides are also an option if you want to explore the area on foot. White water rafting, SUP lessons, nature tours, music festival, downtown social evenings with live music, river floats and swimming are to name but a few activities to add onto your adventure.
Canadian Powder Tours will strive to ensure that your holiday in Fernie will be one of your most memorable and enjoyable ever.