About the property
- Chalet2000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 bedrooms+, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 11 - 14
This beautiful log chalet is located just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts of Fernie Alpine Resort with ski to the door convenience. Log beds, pine floor, and woodburning fireplace add to the charm of our Black Bear Chalet. In fact, we adopted a stuffed black bear from Fernie Mountain while we were building our home and he is still present as the keeper of our chalet.
Our chalet is ideal for large families or groups who love to cook and socialize around our large kitchen table, built by one of the owners. Large decks off the kitchen and great room, a,propane barbecue, and a commercial hot tub aid to the enjoyment of the secluded property. A fire pit overlooks the lake at the back of the property, giving you a back to nature feel. It truly is a little piece of Canadian paradise!
The property also has a basement suite, occupied by long term tenants. The basement suite has a completely separate entrance to ensure privacy for our chalet guests. The basement tenants can be used as a resource for local dining and activity recommendations.
Airport and Transit Details: Cranbrook International Airport is within a 45 minute(s) drive.
Bus Transit can be reached by driving for 10 minute(s).
Shopping and Dining: Can be reached by walking for 5 minute(s). Several restaurants are located in walking distance on the hill. There is also a small grocery & liquor store, as well as a a couple of gift shops.
Nearby Attractions: Tennis courts, horse back riding, mountain biking, chair lift rides are located 5 minutes away.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Lana Radchenko
Myles, brother Colin and wife Lana Radchenko built the Black Bear Chalet in 1990. Our first season of rentals was in 1991, and we have been renting it ever since. Our guests enjoy all seasons throughout the year in this vacation paradise. Myles Radchenko is a retired biology high school teacher, originally from Swift Current, now located in Vaseux, Lake. BC. Lana & Colin Radchenko are originally from Saskatoon, and now are located in San Diego. Lana is a chartered accountant working for Sempra Energy. Colin a was a high school teacher, but now is the General Manager and a PGA professional at Steele Canyon Golf Course in San Diego, CA and Bear Creek Golf Course in Murrieta, CA.
Lana Radchenko purchased this Chalet in 1991
Why Lana Radchenko chose East Kootenay A
As avid skiiers, we first fell in love with Fernie because of the DEEP powder snow in the winter season. Later, we learned Fernie is a great place to be all year around - skiing, snowboarding, ski-doing, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and of course, golf!
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Great place with lots of rustic character
Great for a large family and especially enjoyed the hot tub.
Thanks Mike. Hope you can stay with us again soon! -- Lana
A perfect getaway!!!
We had a great time. This place has everything you need for an excellent vacation. We cooked big meals and all sat around in one table which is rare. Beds are comfortable and the hot tub is relaxing. It's definitely ski out with just a short walk but not a ski in just so you are aware.
Great ski cabin!
This was a perfect place to stay for a guy's ski weekend.
We really did enjoy our stay here, and the owner and property management firm they deal with was great to work with. I do encourage large groups to stay here.
Beautiful location in and out!
We had a full house (13 adults) and the space accommodated us all quite well, the entry-way ski storage was perfect, we had more than enough parking for everyone.
The kitchen had all of the tools we could use for making large meals, except for the coffee maker took forever (30min to brew a pot) which made for some cranky mornings.
I would not hesitate to book this property again
Thanks for your feedback. We will get the coffee maker taken care of...no more cranky mornings! :-)
A Great Place!
The Black Bear Chalet was very well equipped with everything needed to make for fantastic weekend! The log structure is truly a thing of beauty and the books about building log homes were fascinating too.
Our group was all males (7 total) out for a snowmobile trip. There were enough beds to sleep everyone comfortably with father/son combos sharing rooms with two double beds. Parking for our three trucks with trailers was not an issue. The snow was awesome - thanks to the Griz of course.
Our only modest complaint - the hot tub is no 12 "man" capacity. 4-5 Men at most ;)
Fernie, British Columbia has developed into a year round recreation site. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by rugged peaks, the picturesque City of Fernie lies 5 km (3 miles) east of the Fernie Alpine Resort where our chalet is located. Known for its phenomenal skiing, Fernie has also grown to be a year round recreation site. Whether it is skiing on the 875 cm (that's almost 27 feet) of snow that Fernie gets yearly or enjoying a river raft or golf game at one of the 5 nearby courses. Fernie has it all! Golf: There are six top notch golf courses within 15 to 60 minute drive including: - Fernie Golf Course - Trickle Creek Golf Course - Boot Leg Gap Golf Course - St. Eugene Mission - Kimberly Golf Course - Cranbrook Golf Course Ski: Ski lifts or Runs can be reached by walking for 5 minute(s). Located right on the ski hill. After a day of skiing, you can ski right to the door of the chalet.