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Ski Fernie Flyfish on the Elk River

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Ski Fernie, fly fish the Elk River, hike or bike the many scenic mountain trails, while staying in town.

**This house is available fro, October - mid December, 2016 for a long-term rental at $3250/mo. , all inclusive **

This large home is located in the annex directly across from the Elk River. After spending your day exploring the big outdoors walk a short distance to downtown or snuggle up in the living room by the cozy natural gas fireplace. Better yet, relax on the deck in your own private hot tub or in house sauna. Built with European craftsmanship, this lovely home is designed to accommodate a family or large group. The separate entrance and enclosed porch allows for easy on/off ski equipment and storage.

Ideally located on a corner lot across from the Annex Park, there are trails for cross country ski lovers and snow shoeing; and in the warmer months there is premier fly fishing and rafting at your door. Fernie also has a spectacular 18-hole golf course and country club. The aquatic centre is open for swimming and has its own hot tub and steam room, but we think you will prefer staying "home."

Alpine skiers can either take the shuttle or drive 10 minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort where you will find the best trails in the East Kootenays. This house has been coined by the locals as 'The Lighthouse' since there is an enclosed widow's watch showing a breathtaking and panoramic view of the mountains and ski hill. Watch the sun rise and set as the mountains cast legendary shadows on their bald fronts, or observe the migratory paths of animals across the Lizard Range and Mount Fernie through the spotting scope.

Keywords: homey house-spacious

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Nan

Mike and I lived in the Maritimes most of our lives where we owned and operated a modern dairy farm in a small cove on the shores of the Northumberland Strait. It was there that we raised our four children. We would not change a moment of our time there.

Nan purchased this house in 2005

Why Nan chose British Columbia Mountains

Our daughter introduced us to Fernie when we came for a visit. We fell in love with the small community feeling and big outdoor living. There is no excuse not to get out and do something, whether it be skiing in the winter or biking, hiking and fishing in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Ski, skate, bike, hike, swim, tube, walk, stroll the town and have coffee at Freshie's. You will never run out of things to do in Fernie.

Have dinner at a table with a view every night, right in the house.


Fernie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Soaking tub in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower and toilet are separate, sinks in both bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom, near sauna
  • Soaker tub in master bedroom bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest room with sink
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs, full bath across hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 Kid's room, sink in bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, ensuite bathroom
  • Master (upstairs) queen bed Bedroom 2 (upstairs) queen bed Bedroom 3- kids' room (upstairs) double bed with single bunk and another detached single bed - sleeps 4 Bedroom 4 (downstairs) queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Ski Fernie Flyfish on the Elk River
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Excellent stay

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful right across from the river. Great for walks.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique home with a little "quirkiness". Clean and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay in Fernie for a family wedding. 6 adults and 2 babies (6 months & 8 months). There was enough room to set up playpens in the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a sink which at first seemed unusually but proved to be quite convenient. The living room is very spacious with very high ceilings. The kitchen was very nice and was stocked with the staples we needed and small appliances. Very easy to cook a meal or the home is close to town to enjoy an evening out or bring takeout in.

As we were visiting over the Canada Day weekend, we were able to enjoy the local fireworks display from the very unique "crowsnest". High above the roofline with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The outdoor deck area included a hot tub, but we didn't have time to test it out.

The walking/bike paths are right across a quiet street with easy access to the river.

Nan and Mike were very good and easy to deal with. After returning home, Nan let me know that she had found an earring. I then discovered I had lost both of them. Nan looked again and found the second one too and made arrangements to get them back to me.

It was a very comfortable stay and would definitely stay again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property close to everything in Fernie

  • 5 of 5

We went to Fernie for a ski trip with 6 guys. Mike and Nan were amazing... Made it super easy to get the keys, also gave us great directions. The place is beautiful had lots of room for all 6 of us and was super clean. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine and 4 discount cards for buying passes at the hill. Would highly recommend staying if planning a trip to Fernie.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay. It is our hope that our guests know they can expect the very best. You became the fortunate recipients of the complimentary discount passes which we could not use so late in the season. Happy to know that they got used.
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Very nice house,lots of room to enjoy,nan and mike are a pleasure to deal with too!

  • 5 of 5

Great!!!! Had a wonderful time ,had small issue with the hot tub ,but Mike worked me through that,all was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, well equipped, owners were a pleasure to deal with

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in Fernie at Nan and Mike's house. Although I never actually met them in person, everything was well organized and they were a pleasure to deal with by phone, text or email. Beautiful house, very well equipped, pictures don't do it justice. Will hopefully come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get away

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by this great value, large holiday home. It is a fully decked-out home, complete with all the kitchen items you need for a holiday, lots of items in the pantry like spices etc. and a loving bottle of Pinot noir to greet us!

The living areas are super comfortable with a great big leather lounge suite and grand dining table.

We absolutely loved the ease of getting to the ski resort and then unwinding in the evening in the hot tub then sauna.

We would highly recommend it and will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fernie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $224

Rates are subject to change. Rates are in CAD
Age Restrictions
Rates are quoted for 6 guests. $25/ extra person/day
Cleaning and taxes are included.
Returning guests expect 10% discount and no deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: recommended

Island Lake, a resort close by offers CAT skiing.

Fernie Ski Resort, Biking, and Aerial Playground

Fernie Aquatic Centre -swimming, steam room


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