Our guiding region boasts a multitude of accommodation options from charming B & B’s to 5 star resort lodging.  Below is a list of some of our favourites.




The Stanford Inn is located on the banks of the Elk River and there are numerous spots to angle right below the resorts property.   The Stanford has been a favourite amongst clients for many years and for good reason.  The Inn itself has a number of room options and is also home to a waterslide, pool, hot tub, fitness room, fly shop and spa.  There  is  a restaurant which serves western cuisine as well as a tight and tasty East Indian menu thoughtfully designed by Chef Cashew.   A continental breakfast is included when renting a room or condo.

Further down river on the property are a number of condos which range in size  between two and five bedrooms.  Each unit comes with a fully appointed kitchen and laundry facilities making them a favourite amongst families and groups both large and small.    The staff at the Stanford are helpful, courteous and always willing to help to the best of their ability making it our number one choice for accommodation while fishing in Fernie.




Fernie Alpine Lodge in Winter

Fernie Alpine Lodge in Winter

Fernie Alpine Lodge is located on the ski hill in Fernie.  The lode boasts 8 seperate bedrooms, a private hot tub in a forest setting as well as a large dining and common area.  Formerly the location of Yamagoya Sushi, the lodge is still available for full catering.  Breakfast is included in the price of the room

This lodge is ideal for larger groups or corporate gatherings and is located just 10 minutes from the town of Fernie.  The owner Cam is an accomplished restaraunteur and delivers a consistently high quality product.  The meal plans here are excellent value!




The Timbers is a luxury log home situated beside one of the chair lifts at Fernie Alpine Resort.  The six bedroom chalet features a large well appointed kitchen as well as a spacious eating and living area.  Outside the chalet there are large wooden decks that are flanked by forest and mountain views.  Located below the main deck is an eight person hot tub which is a great place to soak after a hard day of fishing while downstairs the basement has a full size pool table which offers an additional area to socialize and sip drinks.

Winter at the Timbers

Winter at the Timbers

The Timbers is great for groups of six to eight and all our guests have really enjoyed their stay there.  For groups looking for a catered trip we  offer in house catering for those who wish to have dinner prepared for them at days end.  The chef will work with the groups in terms of choosing a menu that will suit the group as a whole.

Lounge at the Timbers

Lounge at the Timbers










Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge

Situated amongst the alpine meadows of the Lizard Range is Fernie’s premier accommodation option.  Island Lake Lodge has established itself as a world class cat skiing destination in the winter and re opens again in the summer for guests looking for a more intimate natural setting.

The lodge  acts as a home  base to a number of trails that meander through old growth forests and alpine meadows or for those looking for something more extreme; craggy mountain ridges.  After a long day of living Fernie’s outdoor life to it’s fullest, the lodge’s restaurant offers a healthy and exquisite menu accompanied by an extensive wine list.  Dinner can be followed by a long hot soak in the tub as the sun sets behind the huge peaks of the Lizard range.The lodge offers numerous spa treatments and the guest rooms find a perfect balance between rustic ambiance and contemporary flair.  This is a great choice for couples and anyone interested of enjoying the ambiance of nature.http://www.islandlakecatskiing.com/



Conveniently located in the center of town close to some of Fernie’s best dining options is the Park Place Lodge.   This hotel has clean and comfortable rooms and has a pool and hot tub in the center atrium of the building.  There is a pub, restaurant and cold beer and wine store within the complex as well.

Park Place Lodge




When fishing the Columbia and other West Kootenay Rivers, we recommend guests stay in Nelson which is a charming heritage town set aside the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.  Artisan’s, galleries, heritage buidlings, restaurants and the good vibes of the people make this town a popular destination amongst BC tourists.  Here are a few of the places we reccommend staying at.


The Hume Hotel in Historic Downtown Nelson

The Hume is a maze within itself.  The hotel is home to a  restaurant, nightclub, pub, hair salon, cold beer & wine store and a few other things I have yet to notice I’m sure.  The rooms are quite charming and have been renovated over the years but still exude the heritage feel of the place.

The woodwork throughout the building boasts the craftmanship of Nelson’s early woodworkers and the walls are decorated with photos of the historical town.  The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Nelson and within strolling access of all of the town’s attractions.  The staff is lovely and the building full of character.



The Kitchen and Breakfast Nook at the Dandelion

Our choice for a local and central B & B.  This charming little character house sits conveniently above the downtown area of Nelson.  The house is tastefully decorated with paintings of some of Nelson’s artists spread throughout the home.  The owner Kevin McGuire prepares an excellent breakfast which is often accompanied by some tasty road snacks (home baked cookies, muffins etc.)   It’s how a B & B should be.





The North Wing of the Motel

For the do it yourselfer or for those looking for a worn down Bavarian theme (somehow it works), the Alpine Motel is great value.  It’s simple, cozy, clean, conveniently located and the staff is very courteous and friendly.  The motel has a variety of rooms including some with kitchenettes.  Check the motels website for various packages for your stay in Nelson.



The Designer Zen Suite at the Lakeside

The Prestige Lakeside Resort sits at the bottom of the town of Nelson and as the name implies; on the West Arm of the Kootenay Lake.  The prestige has all the amenities of a full service hotel incluing hot tub and indoor swimming pool.  The hotel also has a conference centre, day spa, coffe shop and restaurant serving some contemporary western cuisine.  We recommended the Prestige for larger corporate groups and those looking for a little extra pampering from their lodgings.