|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This beautiful log chalet is located just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts of Fernie Alpine Resort with ski to the door convenience. Log beds, pine floor, and woodburning fireplace add to the charm of our Black Bear Chalet. In fact, we adopted a stuffed black bear from Fernie Mountain while we were building our home and he is still present as the keeper of our chalet.
Our chalet is ideal for large families or groups who love to cook and socialize around our large kitchen table, built by one of the owners. Large decks off the kitchen and great room, a,propane barbecue, and a commercial hot tub aid to the enjoyment of the secluded property. A fire pit overlooks the lake at the back of the property, giving you a back to nature feel. It truly is a little piece of Canadian paradise!
The property also has a basement suite, occupied by long term tenants. The basement suite has a completely separate entrance to ensure privacy for our chalet guests. The basement tenants can be used as a resource for local dining and activity recommendations.
Airport and Transit Details: Cranbrook International Airport is within a 45 minute(s) drive.
Bus Transit can be reached by driving for 10 minute(s).
Shopping and Dining: Can be reached by walking for 5 minute(s). Several restaurants are located in walking distance on the hill. There is also a small grocery & liquor store, as well as a a couple of gift shops.
Nearby Attractions: Tennis courts, horse back riding, mountain biking, chair lift rides are located 5 minutes away.
Myles, brother Colin and wife Lana Radchenko built the Black Bear Chalet in 1990. Our first season of rentals was in 1991, and we have been renting it ever since. Our guests enjoy all seasons throughout the year in this vacation paradise.
Myles Radchenko is a retired biology high school teacher, originally from Swift Current, now located in Vaseux, Lake. BC.
Lana & Colin Radchenko are originally from Saskatoon, and now are located in San Diego. Lana is a chartered accountant working for Sempra Energy. Colin a was a high school teacher, but now is the General Manager and a PGA professional at Steele Canyon Golf Course in San Diego, CA and Bear Creek Golf Course in Murrieta, CA.
Lana Radchenko purchased this chalet in 1991
As avid skiiers, we first fell in love with Fernie because of the DEEP powder snow in the winter season. Later, we learned Fernie is a great place to be all year around - skiing, snowboarding, ski-doing, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and of course, golf!
For 10years plus the Edwards family has been going on an annual ski trip. This was our first trip to Fernie. We've all enjoyed our stay at the chalet - especially the space and the close proximity to the hill!
It was a beautiful property however over priced. The hot tub didn't work so we were unable to use it. We stayed over the Christmas season and were disappointed that there weren't any decorations or Xmas lights. For the cost, it would have been a nice touch.
We enjoyed our stay especially being close to the ski area and the ability to walk to the hill with small children.
Our week long stay in Black Bear Chalet was great. The location was perfect with great snow on the mountain and an easy drive into Fernie. There was a very pleasant ambience about the chalet, with the log structure, the fire place and the hot tub. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and cooking implements and the BBQ was very handy. Our four grown children met us there and we each took a turn cooking the evening meal. It was a fun way to share our time together. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.
Property is as described, great location, short walk to the lifts. Cabin had everything we needed and was up to par in every way. Reservation, payment and service during our stay was excellent. Will stay again. I didn't realize there is a basement suite with residence before booking, found out on arrival, they are discretely located and had no effect on our weekend. Thanks Lana.
great place. 5 min walk to lifts.. . ski out right to house. would recommend to anyone!
Great house - large kitchen and dining table to hang out at after a day of skiing. Lots of room for a large group of people. Would definitely rent again.
Fernie, British Columbia has developed into a year round recreation site. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by rugged peaks, the picturesque City of Fernie lies 5 km (3 miles) east of the Fernie Alpine Resort where our chalet is located.
Known for its phenomenal skiing, Fernie has also grown to be a year round recreation site. Whether it is skiing on the 875 cm (that's almost 27 feet) of snow that Fernie gets yearly or enjoying a river raft or golf game at one of the 5 nearby courses. Fernie has it all!
Golf: There are six top notch golf courses within 15 to 60 minute drive including:
- Fernie Golf Course
- Trickle Creek Golf Course
- Boot Leg Gap Golf Course
- St. Eugene Mission
- Kimberly Golf Course
- Cranbrook Golf Course
Ski: Ski lifts or Runs can be reached by walking for 5 minute(s). Located right on the ski hill. After a day of skiing, you can ski right to the door of the chalet.
|Refundable damage deposit||$376|