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5.0 / 5Exceptional
40 reviews


  • Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Terex 33-19 Titan
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sparwood Golf Club
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mountain Meadows Golf Course
    24 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Sparwood, 90+ Acre Ranch Directly On The Elk River In The Heart of the Canadian Rockies! is in a walkable area with good shopping. Terex 33-19 Titan is a local landmark, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Sparwood Golf Club and Mountain Meadows Golf Course. Traveling with kids? Consider Elkford Aquatic Centre, or check out an event or a game at Elkford Arena.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Terex 33-19 Titan - 12 min drive
    • Sparwood Golf Club - 13 min drive
    • Mountain Meadows Golf Course - 24 min drive
    • Elkford Aquatic Centre - 25 min drive
    • Elkford Arena - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • Cranbrook, BC (YXC-Canadian Rockies Intl.) - 100 min drive

    About this property

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

    Family-friendly Sparwood lodge in East Kootenay with spa tub
    If you're looking for an authentic Rocky Mountain experience, to bring your friends and family together and have memorable, meaningful interaction, 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 or spa, you've found it. Built in 1906, Elk River Lodge is custom furnished with 10 luxurious beds, a magazine quality kitchen, hot tub, New outdoor cedar barrel Sauna!, outdoor grill, and views from every room. The hayloft in the barn is the ultimate place to listen to music and play games. It even has a 17 foot wide projector screen to watch your favorite movies with surround sound! Ideal for family gatherings, world class skiing and dry fly fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, snow mobiling, bike riding, golfing, even bob sledding...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. Many other streams full of trout are close by. We run an authentic working ranch that boards horses and are ideally set up for Bed and Bale as well! Bring your fly rods or skis, camera, hiking boots and even your horses! 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. We can arrange Grizzly bear viewing and horseback flyfishing trips to alpine lakes and pristine tributaries that seldom get fished, in valleys with no roads...along with mountain lion, wolf and linx hunting for the more adventurous... We manage the property as a sanctuary for wildlife which creates the ideal setting to comfort the soul and the lodge is ideal to comfort the body. 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. We were recently spotlighted on Homeaway. See the link for the interview: https://www.homeaway.com/discoveryhub/get-inspired/partner-spotlights/property-spotlight-beautiful-ranch-in-the-canadian-rockies
    Guest accommodations at 90+ Acre Ranch Directly On The Elk River In The Heart of the Canadian Rockies! offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the lodge include a spa tub and a sauna.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    property manager

    jason trochessett

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Parking available

    Things to do

    Arcade/game room
    Bicycle rentals
    Foosball table
    Spa tub

    Family friendly

    Arcade/game room
    DVD player
    Separate dining area

    Languages spoken





    In-room accessibility


    Music library
    Smoke-free property
    Video library

    Room amenities




    3 bathrooms


    DVD player

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Dining room

    Outdoor space



    Iron/ironing board



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Lodge
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Sparwood
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Lodge
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Sparwood
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Lodge
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies Sparwood
    • 90 Acre Ranch Directly Elk River Heart Canadian Rockies

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    5/5 Excellent

      No Place I’d Rather Stay in the Elk River Valley

      Beautiful working ranch right on the river. Clean & comfortable, yet loaded with character, it’s hard to imagine a better spot for fly fishing enthusiasts to spend a few days. A special place for sure! We’ll be back.

      5/5 Excellent

        We had a great time.

        Jason, We had a great time. Everyone enjoyed the ranch and all of us would come back again. On the last day we were able to hear the elk bugling which many in the group had never heard before.

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautiful all the way around!

          Great place to stay. Out in the country, but close enough to get to where you need to go. Very peaceful and serene. Loved it!! Thanks Jason, Sue and Bill!!

          5/5 Excellent

            Awesome in August

            Everything about this property is first-class: location, amenities, management. And the fishing was outstanding!

            5/5 Excellent

              Amazing Experience!

              First, I'm not a writer of online reviews. This might be my second one - ever. But we had such an incredible experience at the Elk River Lodge that I felt compelled to comment on what a special property this is. The setting is like something out of a movie (The Revanant maybe?), and there is so much to do in the area that you could easily enjoy a week and still not have enough time to do and see everything. It's close enough to Fernie to be able to access restaurants, etc., but just far enough so you feel like you're really away from it all. The ranch itself feels like your own private national park. We saw a herd of elk on the property that numbered in the hundreds, many deer, bald eagles, ospreys, ducks, hawks and much more. If you like to fish, you'll be in heaven. The property is right on the Elk River, which was teeming with cutthroat trout, and there is great fishing right on the property. My kids (9 and 12) had huge smiles on their faces (almost as big as mine) when they caught their first fish on a fly rod. The accommodations - which include the main house and a very cool barn - are nice and comfortable while still feeling like an authentic Rocky Mountain lodge. Kitchen is great and fully stocked we could have imagined needing. We cooked in almost every night for a group of 10. Kids loved the foosball table, and the barn has an amazing full-size movie screen and projector, which we all enjoyed a lot. Finally, the owners, Jason and Lena, and their caretakers Don and Sue were really great. Jason, in particular, was very accessible and generous with his time - including multiple phone calls and emails - to fill me in on all the activities in the area. He was also super helpful in helping us recover a couple of items we left behind, going above and beyond the call. Overall, we could not have asked for better hosts. Thank you Jason, Lena, Don and Sue for your hospitality. This place is a rare gem in a world that is becoming increasingly crowded and developed. My advice: skip Banff (which is like Disneyland in the summer) and go to the Elk River Lodge instead. Our family all agreed it was one of the best trips we've ever taken together.

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