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If you're looking for a real Rocky Mountain experience in a historic ranch with privacy, world class dry fly fishing at your doorstep, abundant wildlife, and all the comforts of home, you've found it. Built in 1906, Elk River Lodge is custom furnished with 10 beds, a magazine quality kitchen, hot tub, outdoor grill, luxurious beds, and views from every room. Ideal for family gatherings, world class skiing and dry fly fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, snow mobiling, the lodge feels as though its in a national park that's all yours! Herds of elk and deer graze across the meadows each day. A beautiful spring creek flows next to the deck. Bring your horses, fly rods, camera and hiking boots. The only footprints your likely to see are your own. There's a large wood stove in the great room with plenty of cut firewood at your disposal and a fire pit outside for roasting marshmallows while listening to the elk bugle. The lodge is ideally located to take day trips to the surrounding national parks including Banff, Waterton and Glacier, as well as the provincial parks including Elk Lakes and Height of the Rockies. Elk River Lodge provides the ultimate way to experience the splendor of the Canadian Rockies, the way Montana used to be 100 years ago, only better.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning feeC$250 + tax
Refundable Damage DepositC$300
Pet FeeC$50 + tax
For special events or groups larger than 12 people, extra fees apply.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Elk River Lodge is located on a beautiful 90+ acre ranch bordered by the Elk River offering world class dry fly fishing and wildlife viewing straight from the property. Originally built in 1906, the lodge has been carefully restored with custom furnishings throughout.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I read an article about the Canadian Rockies in National Geographic nearly 40 years ago and began a quest to one day have a ranch in the most beautiful place in North America. Now it's a dream come true for friends from all over the world. When not being rented it's frequently used to raise money at auction for charities to help people in need and conservation organizations. I'm an avid fly fisherman and conservationist who believes in protecting wild and beautiful places such as the Elk River Valley in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Why the Owner Chose Fernie: The fishing, abundance and diversity of wildlife, scenery and setting on a historic ranch in the heart of the Canadian Rockies creates memories that last a lifetime. The dry fly fishing for wild cutthroat trout is world class and truly rare. The herds of elk that graze across the meadows is something most would only expect to see inside a national park, with crowds of people watching, but here we have it all to ourselves. The historic ranch provides a feeling of going back to a simpler place and time, clears the mind from distractions and stress of modern life and brings families and friends closer together.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Elk River Lodge is the only place to stay directly on the Elk River offering privacy and countless miles of fishing, hiking, riding, cross country skiing and wildlife viewing…Other accommodations are either not on the Elk River or they're in crowded areas that feel as though they could be in any city or ski resort.