Experience winter wonderland in Fernie, BC at these exceptional places to hang your toque for the night.
Renowned as ski destination, Fernie B.C. is a picture-perfect Rocky Mountain town 3 hours from Calgary that has become the alternative travel hot spot to Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore. Outdoor winter fun is endless with skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort, catskiing, cross-country skiing and dozens of scenic forest trails for snowshoeing, nature walks and fatbiking. At the heart of Fernie lies Historic Downtown, a wide boulevard of rose-brick and golden stone buildings; home to eclectic boutiques, shops, cosy pubs and restaurants. Fernie’s options for places to stay are plentiful and diverse; here are 6 unique accommodations to put on your bucket list.
Located in town and in a secluded neighbourhood this beautiful B&B is a great option for couples.
In the heart of Historic Downtown Fernie lies a grand historic building that once housed the town’s high school, built in 1908. Restored and transformed into luxurious, state-of-the-art 2, 3 & 5 bedroom condos with a 6,600sq ft spa and wellness centre, 901 Fernie has elegantly combined historical assets including original brick interiors and high ceilings with modern opulence.
West of Fernie Birch Meadows features three superb rooms in the Lodge, four exceptional log chalets/cabins, great hospitality, delicious home-cooked breakfasts, and an unbeatable view.
Alpine Lodge was specifically built to offer amenities to cater to an alpine traveller's needs, blending the atmosphere of Fernie Alpine Resort with the personalized warmth and service of a private chalet. With ski in/ski out access, a steam room, jacuzzi, great room and media room, Alpine Lodge is a place where good friends and memories are made around the majestic log fireplace.
The ultimate large-gathering mountain chalet, Elk View Lodge is a few minutes from the town in a secluded woodland setting with outstanding views of the Rocky Mountains and Fernie Alpine Resort. This 9-bedroom, 11-bathroom lodge is the perfect place for large family vacations, weddings or retreats. Over 10,000 sq. feet of luxury living sleeps up to 40 guests in self-catered, bed and breakfast or fully catered comfort. Elk View Lodge is the uniquely, private, home-away-from-home you’ve always dreamed of.
Named 'One of the most Unique and Authentic places to stay in Canada' by National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Island Lake Lodge sits above a picturesque lake surrounded by Old Growth Western Red Cedar Forest and dramatic Rocky Mountain Peaks. Primarily an all-inclusive luxury snowcat skiing lodge during the winter season, Island Lake Lodge is available for B&B stays late November until mid-December and again (weather permitting) in April with fine dining, spa, cross-country and snowshoe trails to complete your winter wonderland experience. This picture-perfect B&B is also open daily June through September.
Tucked amongst mighty Spruce and Fir trees, on-slope alongside the village base of Fernie Alpine Resort, Snow Creek offers a classic Canadian log cabin experience for those that want to be close to the skiing action yet secluded from the village buzz. These private and cosy 2-3 bedroom cabins with private hot tub, fireplace and BBQ sleep up to 9 people and offer a perfect family winter retreat in the mountains.