|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Came to Ski Fernie for some awesome spring skiing with 5 people and we were pleasantly surprised how nice this condo is and the ski conditions were the best ever. Tons of room, well kept, great location, sun was shinning! With 3 couples, the condo can accommodate 10 people. Owner was great to deal with. Will be back for sure!
Visited with family which included a baby, and the space and layout were great. Living, dining, kitchen and a powder room on the main floor, three bedrooms upstairs with one ensuite and another three piece bath, and a lower level with four bunks, an additional living area with fireplace and a foosball table made this a place where everyone had lots of space to hang out. The condo was well stocked, beds comfortable with nice linens, in a great location and had a good sized hot tub looking out over the woods. We found it very quiet and away from the hub bub of the resort yet easy enough to get to and from the hills. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to return.
We booked this condo for 8 people, not all couples. Sleeping arrangements are always challenging under this dynamic. We found the accomodations more than sufficient for our size group (bunk beds were a nice alternative and the boy's affectionally referred to it as the "bunkhouse") The condo was incredibly stocked, the location was awesome and the hot tub was a real plus! We found the employees at Fernie were incredibly helpful in any questions we had concerning the resort and the skiing was spectacular - never really had clear visibility but powder was outstanding! We ski a lot normally and try to take one epic trip a year, this was a very memorable experience and I would highly recommend this condo, and mountain!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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.