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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 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.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Bassano, AB

Snow lake house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house! Lots of space to spread out. Multiple eating and sitting areas, three deck areas with outstanding views and a hot tub! Kitchen was stocked with everything you need, we cooked a full turkey supper with no issues. Three families stayed in house and did not feel cramped at all. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house! Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! I booked this property not knowing much about Fernie and we hit the jack pot! From when we first pulled into the driveway it was beautiful and only got better from there. There was so much room for 10 people. The

house backs on to a small lake, is very private and the view is spectacular!! (Especially from the hot tub). Even a pool table in the basement!

Just a short walk(or drive) to the base of the ski hill; and we got lots of snow while we were there- the powder was incredible!! Every member of our group said they would be back!! Thank you soo much Mike!! It really was beyond


  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Snow Lake House - Rick

  • 5 of 5

When I started looking, there were not many homes that would house 5-7 guys for our annual ski trip to the west. Snow Lake House provided rooms for all of us, all with recently renovated bathrooms throughout the house, a huge chef's delight kitchen, dining room, living room and for the apres ski, a hot tub with a gorgeous view of the mountains. Mike and Anna made every effort to welcome us and ensure that we all had a great vacation. The pool table in the lower walk out floor combined with the ability to play our music through the AV system, gave us an entertainment centre that was unrivaled. We did the 5 minute walk to the base of the hill each morning and back again at night, occasionally stopping to replenish our beer and wine supply. We will be back on our next ski trip to Fernie. Thanks Mike & Anna.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Snow Lake House

  • 5 of 5

There were seven of us staying at Snow Lake House in late January for a boys ski trip. Everyone was impressed with the house and especially its location a mere 5 minute walk to the hill. The views from the hot tub were amazing, overlooking most of the hill and the surrounding mountains. The kitchen was appointed with everything you could possibly need and we ended up making most of our meals at the house. The owners, Mike and Anna, greeted us when we arrived and were a treat to deal with, both leading up to the trip itself and even while we were onsite. They showed us how to use everything, including the hot tub and the stereo system (which connects to your phone through a speaker system in various spots in the house and got ample use over the weekend). There was tons of room to spread out and also good space for congregating in the evening, either at the large dining room table or on couches around the gas fireplace. With 5 bedrooms and a total of 7 individual beds, everyone had their own bed, which was critical to us as a group of individuals. Plenty of bathrooms for everyone as well. The upstairs bedrooms (total of three) were recently renovated and each one has a well appointed bathroom ensuite. The unit comes with access to a locker on the hill, which was ideal and allowed us to stash our gear at the hill and simply walk up every day in our regular boots and then get suited up for a day of skiing in the locker room. I would not hesitate to recommend this place and look forward to staying there again on our next trip to Fernie.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a ski vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Snow Lake house is a great spot for a larger group to spread out and relax. With five bedrooms, a large living area, an basement recreation area and full use of the garage, 9 of us had lots of space to spread out and including all our gear. The house is located perfectly with only a short walk to the lifts and has an outstanding view of the entire mountain right from the hot tub. Mike and Anna are gracious hosts and very accessible. They met us when we arrived to ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy the house. Mike was evening running around the hours before we arrived to ensure the hot tub was in peak condition for us to enjoy the first evening! I look forward to staying at Snow Lake House again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Large Rental

  • 5 of 5

Snow Lake House is such a perfect getaway for a large family. Not many rentals have 5 bedrooms and our family needs this space. In addition, there are 2 living spaces so there can be movie watching in one space and socializing in the other. The proximity to the lifts is a real bonus and the view of the runs from the back of the house is outstanding! The place is perfect for a big family or even two families to share. Thank you Mike and Anna for sharing your chalet!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Ski Base Area
Snow Lake House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $804.57

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.