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Snow Lake House - great location, 5 bedroom large house on ski hill (C$/US$/£)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 in proper beds))

N.B. VRBO now only shows rates in US dollars, even though they are entered in their system in Canadian dollars and you will pay in Canadian dollars (unless you prefer to pay in USD or GBP). Please message me for more information about the property and a detailed quote in Canadian dollars. Thanks.

Spacious yet cosy and comfortable, Snow Lake House is only a six minute warm-up walk from the ski base area (with a ski locker at the Day Lodge). Over 3600 square feet of flexible accommodation with great amenities including an eight person hot tub, 8' pool table, TV room and large dining area. (Floor-plans are available by email).

All 10 guests can be accommodated in proper beds in the 5 bedrooms.

After a long day on the slopes there is nothing better than to climb into the hot-tub and take in the spectacular views of Lizard and Currie Bowls.

Alternatively head downstairs and have a game of pool, or watch your favourite Blu-ray or dvd movies on the 46 inch TV. Or perhaps you would prefer to just play your iTunes music by streaming it wirelessly from your device into the stereo and enjoy the company of friends and family in the spacious living areas.

There are five bedrooms arranged as follows:

Bedroom 1 - upstairs, comprising queen bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, fitted wardrobe, views of ski hill.

Bedroom 2 - upstairs, comprising queen bed, ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower, fitted wardrobe, views of ski hill.

Bedroom 3 - upstairs, comprising queen bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, fitted wardrobe, balcony with views across valley.

Bedroom 4 - downstairs, comprising double bed with a single above (so either a couple or two singles), sharing a separate bathroom with bedroom 5;

Bedroom 5 - two single beds.

Payment accepted in Canadian Dollars, US Dollars, or British Pounds - ask for revised quotes.

Sorry, but no pets allowed and no smoking. We do not rent to vacationing students or groups of singles under the age of 27. The bedrooms are arranged to suit couples or families or mixed groups of couples and singles, and so the house is not suited to large groups of singles. Hence no bachelor / stag / bachelorette / stagette / hen parties.

Keywords: Snow Lake Chateau, Snow Lake House, Fernie house, Fernie ski chalet, Fernie accommodation, Fernie rental, Fernie Alpine Resort, great rainbows.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Mike

Anna & Mike spent a long time looking for their ideal mountain retreat, and immediately felt at home in Snow Lake House. Zoom-in on the map to see how close the house is to the ski base!

Mike purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike chose Fernie

We wanted a house on a great ski hill but we also wanted a real community town to go with it. It also needed to be within three hours drive of Calgary for friends and family. We found that Fernie ticked all the boxes for us in 2009, and we love it even more today.

What makes this house unique

It is only a short warm-up walk to the ski base area, about 6 minutes (i.e. closer than some of the car-parks - zoom-in on the map to compare).

We also have a ski locker at the Day Lodge for storing skis, so you do not need to carry them and can carry your ski boots and store your shoes.

The views are even more spectacular in the summer, as the garden leads down to the lake with the mountains dominating the skyline above.


Fernie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , On ground floor
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single bed over a double - used by a couple or two singles
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Snow Lake House - great location, 5 bedroom large house on ski hill (C$/US$/£)
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Can’t go wrong

  • 5 of 5

Like the other reviews, can’t say enough good things about the lodge. The pictures, indeed, do not do it justice. Very well equipped, very clean, amazing locale. I was wondering if the lake was going to be more of a weedy smelly pond, but for us it was the highlight - watching the birds dive for bugs in the evening hours was magical. And, had a nice visit from a deer and her 2 babies to top it off!

It is so close to the ski hill, be aware that you can easily hear the goings on (a mountain bike competition was taking place so could hear the announcers). But done by dinner so no issues. Summer or winter, this is a great getaway.

Thanks Mike for being at the ready for the hot tub issues, and recs for restaurants/sites. Nice to have you close by.


  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Calgary, Alberta

Great location, great views, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have waited much too long to post a review, but after our second amazing vacation to Fernie and the Snow Lake House i thought i better. We have stayed here multiple times and will continue to do so in the future. The home was perfect for our three families. The hot tub was great in the winter after skiing...just sitting in there with a nice (plastic) glass of wine peering through all the snowflakes coming down, watching the cats work the ski hill for the next ski day. The walk to the ski hill is very short and you can ski almost right to the door.

The owners are very friendly and trustworthy. And are always available for questions.

We have rented many condos and homes on multiple ski hills in the Canadian Rockies, but this is easily one of our favorites. I highly recommend Snow Lake House for you next ski vacation. It is an amazing chalet, on an amazing ski hill, in an amazing little ski town. But if you rent it, i hope it isn't the same weekend my family is looking to rent it too! :)


  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Airdrie, Alberta

Perfect Fernie Home for Family Ski Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Snow Lake House is a beautiful home that was even better in person! It is clean, spacious, well laid out, and in a fantastic location. Mike met us at the house upon our arrival and gave us a tour and answered our questions.

Snow Lake House has multiple areas to relax, play games, watch tv, and play pool. The hot tub was wonderful with a fabulous view of the ski hill.

The ski locker at the hill was very convenient for the skiers to leave there skis at the end of the day. The short walking distance to the the hill was a treat!

A stay at Snow Lake House is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house and fabulous owners!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house and fabulous owners!

We needed to find a place for 10 guys with comfort in Fernie and Snow Lake House met all our needs and more. Our expectations were high looking at the posted pictures, but the place was even better. Mike and Anna are very attentive owners and even went out of their way to buy two hotel style portable beds so that each one had an individual comfortable sleeping spot. We all had an amazing time. We will definitely come back.

We stayed in for dinner every day and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed including the gas barbecue at the deck. The large dining table was perfect for the 10 guys. We really enjoyed the huge breakfast area also. All 10 of us never felt cramped at the house. Great layout and the view from many parts of the house were just amazing. We only have good thing to say about the place and the owners. Great location too.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Snow Lake House is a stunner, inside and out. It has a well thought out spacious floor plan, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and immaculately kept. There are three master bedrooms with their own bathrooms that have heated floors and the comforter covered beds were quite comfortable. There were only 3 of us so we had no need to use the other 2 bedrooms. The hot tub is right on the back deck about 8 steps away from the deck door and the tub has an easy to open cover. The 2 car garage was great since it snowed 6 to 9 inches every day, we didn’t have to clean off the car when we went to dinner. Perfect. We ate only breakfast and snacks so we didn’t utilize the kitchen for dinner or lunch but I did have a look around. As a cook, I found that it is well outfitted to serve a large family. It even has sharp knives and a warming drawer. Almost forgot, the pool table downstairs is in excellent condition. Yes, to confirm your thoughts we were three guy on a ski trip.

I have rented a number of upscale vacation homes in the past but none has come close to the Snow Lake House, because of the owners. This is the only vacation home where the owners greeted us and walked us through the house and its many amenities and there operation. Plus, I have to ask you. How many vacation home’s agents or owners keep the driveway and decks clear of snow on a daily basis. Loved the house. I’d bring my family here in a heartbeat. The snow was good too.

Thank you Mike and Anna

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great ski cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Anna are great hosts! We've stayed at the Snow Lake House now a couple of times and had a great time each time. The house has plenty of space for everyone to spread out and a great large kitchen for everyone to gather for meals. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of dishes to accommodate large groups. Mike was friendly and easy to deal with. The cabin is a 5 min walk to the lifts, which means you can maximize your time on the hill and still enjoy lunch back at the cabin. We look forward to our next trip to SLH!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $769.11

Rates are subject to change until a booking is confirmed, and are inclusive of all fees but tax of 5% GST is payable. We also accept payment in US dollars or UK pounds - please ask for a revised quote to account for the exchange rate if you wish to pay in those currencies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.