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Ski Fernie Flyfish on the Elk River, 7th Night Free

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Ski Fernie, fly fish the Elk River, hike or bike the many scenic mountain trails, while staying in town.

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This large home is located in the annex directly across from the Elk River. After spending your day exploring the big outdoors walk a short distance to downtown or snuggle up in the living room by the cozy natural gas fireplace. Better yet, relax on the deck in your own private hot tub or in house sauna. Built with European craftsmanship, this lovely home is designed to accommodate a family or large group. The separate entrance and enclosed porch allows for easy on/off ski equipment and storage.

Ideally located on a corner lot across from the Annex Park, there are trails for cross country ski lovers and snow shoeing; and in the warmer months there is premier fly fishing and rafting at your door. Fernie also has a spectacular 18-hole golf course and country club. The aquatic centre is open for swimming and has its own hot tub and steam room, but we think you will prefer staying "home."

Alpine skiers can either take the shuttle or drive 10 minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort where you will find the best trails in the East Kootenays. This house has been coined by the locals as 'The Lighthouse' since there is an enclosed widow's watch showing a breathtaking and panoramic view of the mountains and ski hill. Watch the sun rise and set as the mountains cast legendary shadows on their bald fronts, or observe the migratory paths of animals across the Lizard Range and Mount Fernie through the spotting scope.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Nan

Mike and I lived in the Maritimes most of our lives where we owned and operated a modern dairy farm in a small cove on the shores of the Northumberland Strait.

Nan purchased this house in 2005

Why Nan chose Fernie

Our daughter introduced us to Fernie when we came for a visit. We fell in love with the small community feeling and big outdoor living. There is no excuse not to get out and do something, whether it be skiing in the winter or biking, hiking and fishing in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Ski, skate, bike, hike, swim, tube, walk, stroll the town and have coffee at one of the several boutique coffee houses. You will never run out of things to do in Fernie.

Have dinner at a table with a view every night, right in the house.


Fernie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Soaking tub in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower and toilet are separate, sinks in both bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom, near sauna
  • Soaker tub in master bedroom bath. Upstairs separate shower in hall. Upstairs separate toilet in hall. Vanities in upstairs bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs, full bath across hall
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest room with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 Kid's room, vanity and sink
  • Master (upstairs) queen bed Bedroom 2 (upstairs) queen bed Bedroom 3- kids' room (upstairs) double bed with single bunk and another detached single bed - sleeps 4 Bedroom 4 (downstairs) queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Ski Fernie Flyfish on the Elk River, 7th Night Free
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days at the beginning of January. I have stayed at a lot of VRBO rentals but have rarely reviewed, but I did feel compelled to rate this lovely home. It really is a perfect ski lodge, they have thought of everything. The finishings are very high end for a rental home. Top of the line fireplace, hot tub set at 104 degrees and gorgeous sauna as you prefer after a day on the slopes. House was bigger than I was expecting; we had 8 people and there was lots of room whether in kitchen, for eating or common areas. Owners were easy to deal with; we had no issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I came to Fernie to fly fish. Nan and Mike's place was perfect for us: Walking distance from a nice stretch of the river, close to fly shops and restaurants, and a big, beautiful, well-stocked home to relax in. From driving around town, this looks like one of the nicest homes in Fernie. Everything in the pictures and other reviews is true, and the place is even nicer in person. From boxes of Kleenex in every room, to a dozen towels in or near the sauna, to laundry detergent for the washing machine, the place is more than generously stocked. There is a great mud room in which to store gear, too. And you could comfortably have 5-6 friends or two families stay in the house. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous words. Mike and I welcome your return. :-)
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Excellent stay

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful right across from the river. Great for walks.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique home with a little "quirkiness". Clean and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay in Fernie for a family wedding. 6 adults and 2 babies (6 months & 8 months). There was enough room to set up playpens in the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a sink which at first seemed unusually but proved to be quite convenient. The living room is very spacious with very high ceilings. The kitchen was very nice and was stocked with the staples we needed and small appliances. Very easy to cook a meal or the home is close to town to enjoy an evening out or bring takeout in.

As we were visiting over the Canada Day weekend, we were able to enjoy the local fireworks display from the very unique "crowsnest". High above the roofline with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The outdoor deck area included a hot tub, but we didn't have time to test it out.

The walking/bike paths are right across a quiet street with easy access to the river.

Nan and Mike were very good and easy to deal with. After returning home, Nan let me know that she had found an earring. I then discovered I had lost both of them. Nan looked again and found the second one too and made arrangements to get them back to me.

It was a very comfortable stay and would definitely stay again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property close to everything in Fernie

  • 5 of 5

We went to Fernie for a ski trip with 6 guys. Mike and Nan were amazing... Made it super easy to get the keys, also gave us great directions. The place is beautiful had lots of room for all 6 of us and was super clean. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine and 4 discount cards for buying passes at the hill. Would highly recommend staying if planning a trip to Fernie.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay. It is our hope that our guests know they can expect the very best. You became the fortunate recipients of the complimentary discount passes which we could not use so late in the season. Happy to know that they got used.
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Very nice house,lots of room to enjoy,nan and mike are a pleasure to deal with too!

  • 5 of 5

Great!!!! Had a wonderful time ,had small issue with the hot tub ,but Mike worked me through that,all was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Island Lake, a resort close by offers CAT skiing. During the summer there are many biking and hiking trails with restaurant in lodge for lunch and dinners.

Fernie Ski Resort, Biking, and Aerial Playground

Fernie Aquatic Centre -swimming, steam room


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $241.06

Rates are subject to change.
Age Restrictions
Rates are quoted for 6 guests. $25/ extra person/day
Cleaning and taxes are included.
Returning guests expect 10% discount and no deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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