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90+ Acre Ranch Directly on the Elk River in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

If you're looking for an authentic Rocky Mountain experience in a historic ranch with privacy, world class skiing close by and 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 luxurious beds, a magazine quality kitchen, hot tub, outdoor grill, 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. The property is bordered by the Elk River offering miles of world class dry fly fishing in total privacy and a beautiful spring creek flows next to the lodge. The only footprints your likely to see are your own. The property is Ideally set up for Bed and Bale as well! Bring your horses, fly rods, camera and hiking boots.
There's a large wood stove in the great room with plenty of cut firewood at your disposal, a foosball table and antique style record player with a nice collection of old vinyls, a hidden TV with a collection of movies, 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.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1000 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fly fishing, skiing, skidoing, hunting, or just relaxing in a beautiful comfortable place loaded with wildlife and amazing scenery, this is it....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Book shelves loaded with local history, guide and cook books...moreless

  • Game Room:

    The hay loft in the barn is the ultimate game room!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Awe inspiring mountain views surround the property....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Bordered by the Elk River, with a spring creek and a spring fed pond, Elk River Lodge is fly fishing nirvana. World class dry fly fishing for native cutthroat trout all to yourself....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining room and table serves 12 easily!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural gas, electric and wood stove...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room perfect for big gatherings, custom bar, wood stove, comfortable seating...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for horse trailers, snow mobiles, etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Use cell service...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Quality...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    New top of the line Swedish wood stove with glass front ...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Close by in Kananaskis country and multiple other golf courses in the mountains!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Put in upstream and kayak or canoe straight to the lodge!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Top of the line grill with rotisserie, ideal to put something on and slow cook all day while you enjoy the mountains...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    World class skiing at the Fernie Alpine resort only 25 miles away and cross country skiing straight from the lodge. For most adventuresome, heliskiing can be arranged....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$752
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$519
$3,384 $11,280
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $37.60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $225.60
  • Cleaning fee $188.00 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

For parties larger than 10 people, a rate of $65 per person over 10 applies per night. Special events such as weddings are priced on a customized basis.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Fernie Alpine Resort

  • Elk River Guiding Co Ltd

    "The best fly shop and guiding company in the area. Provides guided float and walk and wading..."

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  • Elk Lakes Provincial Park

    "Pristine wilderness park with beautiful mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trail..."

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  • Waterton Park

    "The least crowded and one of the most beautiful parks in the Rocky Mountains. The Waterton/G..."

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172 Miles
Nearest Airport
Calgary International Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Fernie Alpine Resort

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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 Sparwood, BC, Canada:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome home.

    Welcome home.

  • Breakfast bar with huge picture window to watch herds of elk and deer

    Breakfast bar with huge picture window to watch herds of elk and deer

  • Incredible fishing. Walk and wade straight from our ranch or float down to it.

    Incredible fishing. Walk and wade straight from our ranch or float down to it.

  • Large hot tub on the deck!

    Large hot tub on the deck!

  • Wildlife friendly horse fencing throughout provides separate pastures for horses

    Wildlife friendly horse fencing throughout provides separate pastures for horses

  • Huge Bull Trout! Don't tell anyone!!!

    Huge Bull Trout! Don't tell anyone!!!

  • Fernie Alpine Resort, a powder hounds paradise close by...

    Fernie Alpine Resort, a powder hounds paradise close by...

  • Ideal for horses. Bring your own or hire an outfitter. Countless miles of trails

    Ideal for horses. Bring your own or hire an outfitter. Countless miles of trails

  • Summer visitors...look closely!

    Summer visitors...look closely!

  • Plenty of wild cutthroat trout eager to take dry flies

    Plenty of wild cutthroat trout eager to take dry flies

  • Custom magazine quality kitchen large enough for a crowd

    Custom magazine quality kitchen large enough for a crowd

  • Huge dining room table seats 12 comfortably

    Huge dining room table seats 12 comfortably

  • Master bedroom, custom furniture, best quality mattress, and private balcony!

    Master bedroom, custom furniture, best quality mattress, and private balcony!

  • November tranquility.

    November tranquility.

  • Historic 1906 cabin is now the living room!

    Historic 1906 cabin is now the living room!

  • Upper Elk River, pristine wilderness with unmatched wildlife and scenery

    Upper Elk River, pristine wilderness with unmatched wildlife and scenery

  • Our back pasture with the river flowing by and mountains all around...

    Our back pasture with the river flowing by and mountains all around...

  • Alpine lakes full of fish and amazing scenery close by…for those willing to hike

    Alpine lakes full of fish and amazing scenery close by…for those willing to hike

  • Warm and cozy with a heavy cast iron, side loading, swedish wood stove

    Warm and cozy with a heavy cast iron, side loading, swedish wood stove

  • Winter at the ranch...total peace and beauty

    Winter at the ranch...total peace and beauty

  • Kids love this place!

    Kids love this place!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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90+ Acre Ranch Directly On The Elk River In The Heart of the Canadian Rockies!

Sparwood, BC, Canada #615776

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