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Fernie Slopeside Lodge
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Fernie
Calgary, Canada
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698 reviews
148 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

....not cheap enough, staff friendly but room horribly 2 star, beds old and lumpy, furntiture old and poor quality, bedding all very nylon, walls and floors paper thin, was woken up both nights a number of times, wifi not working, heating not really connected to the thermostat - pretty ropey all in all, left very tired.

Avoid

Rob

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Evan A, General Manager at Fernie Slopeside Lodge, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear OmanRob,

Thank you for your review although i would like to extend our apologies for the inconveniences and quality of your stay.

I would like to mention that in January 2014 Fernie Slope Side went through not only a renovation and refurbishment but also new Management and Owners. All new appliances, linens, bedding, furniture, improved wifi quality and connection, service and necessary repairs to Lodge facilities.

We do hope that you will give a second chance to redeem our selves either through the summer or next ski season.

Kind Regards,
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

After reading other reviews, I wasn't expecting too much. On arrival, the staff were very friendly and the lobby didn't look too bad, a little bit dated but I can live with that. Got to our room, not a bad size for 2 people, I guess it would be a little cramped if 4 people were sharing. The room, like the lobby, was dated, that would've been ok if it wasn't so grubby. The curtains and bedding had holes in, the coffee machine had not been washed as it still had coffee in it from the previous occupants, there were crumbs on the window sill and all over the floor, the fridge was filthy and there were dodgy stains on the bathroom floor and around the toilet bowl. The room had obviously not been cleaned. As far as I could see, the only thing house keeping did when they came in, was straighten the towels & bedding and put a couple of toilet rolls in the bathroom, the room did not get cleaned in the two weeks we were stayed there. The only reason I did not give the Wolfs den a 'terrible' was down to the location. I would never stay at this place again, if possible stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

Great location for skiing but staying in Spring meant the village itself was very quiet - and what was opened closed early.

The hotel itself is badly in need of some investment. One in 3 lights in the bathroom were working (we told the staff but nothing happened), the blanket on the bed was so thin it had holes in places, the beds sagged. It has so much potential but falls short currently.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative for lodging and don't really care much for all the bells and whistles of luxury hotels, you won't be dissapointed. Provides the basics and even has a hot tub if that's your thing. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful despite a lot of young traffic going through from a couple bus tours. Where the Wolf's Den really gets it's value is the location. It is about 30 steps away from a few restaurants and another 20 steps away from the first lift. There is also a small grocery store that sells liquor that is about 30 seconds from the Wolf's Den, it might even be the same building but my hazy memory eludes me. If you're not enjoying the mountain then don't bother staying here, but if you're there to hit the powder this is perfect for you.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Legendarypowder, Public Relations Manager at Fernie Slopeside Lodge, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
You got! this place is located steps away from the powder-filled ski slopes! Real easy place to stay and ski
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

The lobby and common areas are decent. The rooms are old and small. The beds were the worst. Paper thin scratchy old sheets on an old lumpy tiny double mattress with a gross comforter from 1979. You could hear everything from outside, the hallways and the other rooms because the walls are paper thin. There was rarely staff at the front desk. And a sign saying to call security for assistance in the evenings. We ran out of toilet paper and had no extras, went to the desk at 6 pm and no one was there. We were situated on the basement level across from the hot tubs Saturday night all we could hear was people partying all night. Banging on our doors/ walls/ windows. Vomiting in the halls, hanging/ jumping out the room windows. Screaming all night and there was no staff to notify or assist in anyway.

Literally the only good part was being able to walk to and from the mountain.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Bragg Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Great ski-in/ski-out place. Clean rooms, good service, excellent common areas for hanging out or eating pizza. Stayed there with teenage sons and the experience couldn't have been better. Not Relais & Chateaux, mind you...but all you need for a 5 star ski vacation. Best thing over Christmas? No mandatory 5 night stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

My family and I stayed at The Wolf's Den at the end of July and I would not stay there again, even if the room was free. The place looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a very long time, there were bags of laundry in the hallways, the hairdryer and tv didn't work, and checking in was a pain in the butt. But, I could have lived with it if the sheets had been changed.

The bed spread looked dubious, but when we pulled back the cover, the sheets had clearly not been changed. There was long, black hair all over both beds, and pillow cases too. There was nobody at the front desk to ask for fresh sheets and the store was closed, so we went and got a couple of old blankets from our car. The next day, we found a maintenance man outside and asked him if he had keys to the laundry room so we could get fresh sheets. After looking in two laundry rooms, we finally found a couple of extra sheets and pillow cases in a laundry basket. Then, we went back to our room and changed our own sheets. If I hadn't already paid for this through Groupon, I would have asked for a refund and stayed somewhere else.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fernie Slopeside Lodge

Property: Fernie Slopeside Lodge
Address: 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M6, Canada (Formerly The Wolfs Den Lodge)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Fernie
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Fernie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Fernie Slopeside Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernie Slopeside Lodge, located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, is a comfortable ski in/ski out hotel- style accommodation. Relax in your room, complete with cable television, coffee maker and fridge. The Lodge features two indoor hot tubs, lockers for ski and board storage and laundry facilities. Located steps from the village plaza, including Kelsey's Restaurant and the Slopeside Deli, and 5km from the City of Fernie, the Fernie Slopeside Lodge offers convenience for guests to enjoy all that the Elk Valley has to offer in the winter and summer. ... more   less 
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The Wolfs Den Hotel Fernie

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