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Mountain Side On Hill Ski-in Cabin with Private Hot Tub - min. to chairlift

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 8)


Enjoy the best of both worlds - the seclusion of Polar Peak Lodges nestled among the tall pines while the convenience of ski-in accommodation. This mountainside town home is beautifully appointed, and has a well equipped granite kitchen ideal for large families.

The town home works extremely well for two families. Parents can enjoy privacy upstairs (3 bedrooms - master has queen bed with ensuite and walk-in; 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have king and double beds respectively, all decorated with True North pine furniture). The entertainment unit on the main floor features a flat screen TV, DVD and stereo. The lower level is great for the kids, with 2 sets of single bunks, a full private bathroom, and separate entertainment area with fireplace.

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Richard and Sue
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Richard and Sue

We (Sue and Richard) hail from Southwestern Ontario and Trinidad respectively, and currently make Toronto our home. Our blended family of four children, all in their twenties, are now leaving the nest one by one. We are an eclectic group of avid skiers/snowboarders, swimmers, scuba divers, hikers, sailors, musicians, food and wine lovers!

Richard and Sue purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Richard and Sue chose British Columbia Mountains

We vacationed in Fernie in 2000, and fell in love with the hometown feel and friendliness of this small and historic mining community which offered the best powder skiing in Canada.

Polar Peak is a magical place for us, nestled amongst the pines and firs at the Fernie Alpine Resort. By day it is a great base for the many activities offered in Fernie and the Elk Valley. By night it is engulfed by a wondrous canopy of stars so bright that you realize that the universe has taken extra special care to create this unique and unspoiled mecca. It is a place to re-balance, to pursue the joy of life (and its real priorities!), and enjoy family and friends.

Our favourite outings – apart from fabulous skiing (Oh... what powder!!!), hiking the Lost Boys Pass along the ridge to Polar Peaks or the trails around Island Lake Lodge, and thereafter enjoying a BBQ with friends. Farther afield, hiking Glacier and Waterton National Parks.


Fernie Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
After an incredible day of skiing, mountain biking, rafting or hiking, relax away the aches in your own private hot tub or challenge friends to a game of foosball. In the warmer months entertain on the spacious balcony complete with natural gas BBQ. (Note: Damage deposit required). Cooking Utensils Provided: The kitchen is fully equipped and just like home, complete with waffle-maker, blender, mix-master and crock pot. Kid Friendly: This unit is ideal for two families with kids, with games, foosball, and lower level bunk bed and entertainment area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Mountain Side On Hill Ski-in Cabin with Private Hot Tub - min. to chairlift
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Vancouver BC

Fantastic Fernie find!!!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Fernie for a ski trip and are so happy we did.

This home was perfect for our medium sized group. We liked the private setting - end unit along a tree lined trail.

It is only a short walk to the lifts and the alpine resort - and a short drive to Fernie.

We loved being able to ski home to the private hot tub.

The kitchen layout is great for entertaining. We cooked most meals and appreciated that the kitchen was well equipped. Nice living room with bluetooth stereo.

This place is very clean with all the necessities you would need (bath towels and hot tub towels).

Couldn't have asked for better hosts who checked in with us and helped make our trip an unforgettable experience!

Highly recommend staying here. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, you and your group are welcome back to stay with us in Fernie at any time. We're very pleased that you liked the property and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to keep the kitchen and facilities as current as possible. Feel free to call on us again when you get tired of the snow at Whistler :) Cheers
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Great Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations in an excellent location! We stayed here for the weekend on a ski trip. It was a short 5 minute walk to the lifts/restaurants/spa at the base of the mountain. Private setting. Short drive into town if need be. Place was spacious and clean, beds were comfortable and hot tub was great! Owners were very attentive and even called to check how we were doing and if we needed anything. Definitely would recommend this place !!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location to the mountain, very short walk. Very spacious, never felt crowded. I had 8 girls, two mothers and 2 toddlers for the morning of my wedding getting ready and I never felt crowded. Lots of stairs so had to block them off for my toddler. Tons of dishes, cups, plates! The owners were great to deal with, answered any questions very quickly and checked in to make sure everything was good. Also the hot tub was AMAZING.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fernie ski week

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four freinds from Ontario have skied and stayed at several resorts together in Western Canada over the years. Polar Peaks was a big hit with the gang for its space, amenities and location. Richard was always helpful, even updating me on road conditions on our travel day.

Ski out was a breeze. Ski in was a short walk which was pretty much the same distance as for those parking in the nearby resort lot.

The hot tub was clean and outside but covered. The foosball table provided great fun. The kitchen and bedrooms were excellent.

Most importantly, there were no surprises that were not good ones.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great accomadation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a full week at Polar Peak #4 and had an amazing time. The unit had space for all 7 of us comfortably, an excellent kitchen with everything we needed to make delicious meals every morning & night and a very nice area for all of us to enjoy conversation after an another great day of skiing.

A short 5 minute walk brought us to the Timber chair every morning and then skied right back to the front door at the end of the ski day on the mountain. And then being able to relax, and recuperate, in the hot tub put the icing on the cake of our incredible stay.

Finally, I want to thank the owners for their excellent advice and suggestions which helped in making our trip so fantastic. With suggestions we had everything we needed when we arrived, ate gourmet meals every night with excellent wine.

When I come back to Fernie I will want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

For Thanksgiving this year, we were going to be a small family group, so we decided to go away for the long weekend. We had never been to Fernie but had heard wonderful things about the community. In the winter, it is well-known for its world-class skiing conditions, and in the warmer months, there are plenty of other outdoor activities. Being a mere 3 hour drive from Calgary, it is a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

We were in touch via email with Richard, the owner of the townhouse. He always gracious and prompt with his email replies. Clearly, he is very organized and makes sure that the guests to his townhouse are satisfied.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us -- it rained most of the weekend. But the wet weather allowed us to take advantage of the townhouse's many amenities. We enjoyed relaxing activities such as reading, watching one of the two TV's, playing boardgames (we brought those from home), cooking, playing on the foosball table, and lounging in the good-sized hot tub. The unit is superbly equipped. The kitchen contains all modern appliances and is stocked with all the plates, utensils, pots, etc. that one might need. The bedrooms are roomy with comfortable mattresses and fine bedding. The many bathrooms are large and have plenty of towels. The whole townhouse was spotlessly clean. It is located in beautiful, peaceful surroundings on the ski hill with gorgeous views in every direction.

We ventured down the hill to the Fernie townsite a few times. We had a fantastic meal at The Curry Bowl; did some shopping at Le Grand Fromage, Big Bang Bagels, Beanpod Chocolates, among other shops; and, even enjoyed a fine Thanksgiving dinner at Max at the Park Place Lodge. One day, the weather cleared and we were able to go for a brief hike along the pathways near Island Lake Lodge. The scenery and autumn colours were stunning.

Overall, it was a really nice weekend getaway, and we look forward to when we can return to Fernie for another visit. I would definitely stay at this townhouse again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!

Thanks again, Richard, for allowing us to stay at your unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome. And I am pleased that you had a nice weekend getaway. We strive to make the experience a great experience for everyone. Enhancing the comfort, activities, and amenities to make it the absolute best experience for your family and others like you is our goal. We look forward to your return.
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Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, BC - 62 miles or 99 km

Calgary International Airport, Alberta - 193 miles or 311 km

Glacier International Airport, Kalispell, Montana - 110 miles or 177 km

Other Activities: Hiking, river tubing, white water rafting


Rates & Availability

Fernie Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid-Winter II
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Winter
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Skiing
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $164.66
Tax Rate 5.0%

Email transfer, cheques, wire transfer
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard (3% fee extra)
Applicable tax (5%) will be added to all rates above. Cleaning charges will apply. Rates will be higher for two day stays.
Damage Protection of $750 is pre-authorized upon arrival on a valid credit card

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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