location and local information

Fernie can be reached by car or by bus. Cranbrook’s Rocky Mountain International airport is 1 hour from our house. Calgary’s International airport is 3 hours away.
The drive to Fernie can be made along the spectacular Cowboy Trail, Highway 22 that runs along the flank of the Canadian Rockies.

The guesthouse is located in the prestigous Alpine Trails Mountain Community of Fernie.

For our guests with reservations we can assist in booking car rentals and taxi-bus shuttle service direct to Fernie.

Please come and enjoy our hospitality and magnificent year round playground.

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Things to do

Fernie is a historic city with a heritage linked to railroads, mining and lumbering. At the turn of the century the city suffered from major fires and floods.
All the buildings built downtown have a unique stone and brick construction as a result of a municipal bylaw passed after the last fire in 1908. Fernie has all the modern shopping conveniences as well as modern medical facilities. We can provide guidance to the restaurants in the Fernie area and can assist guests with reservations or other tourist requirements.

Around Fernie there are still “old growth” cedars well over 250 years old. We can direct you to nature’s hot springs and find these special old growth cedars.

The famous Elk River runs through Fernie, this is a “world-class” fly fishing river. Folks travel from all over the world to fly fish this river. We can assist you in reservations to the many fly fishing guiding shops in Fernie.

Whatever your interests whatever the time of year, from the Twisted Timber Guest House you can have quick and easy access to Fernie’s year round playground and the activities listed below. Contact us for more information.

  • Skiing around Fernie
  • Powder Skiing at the many Cat Skiing operations
  • Heli-Hiking and Heli-Touring
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobile Rides
  • Horse Sleigh Rides
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • Guided Hikes
  • Golfing
  • Boating and Swimming at nearby Lake Koocanusa
  • Spa Visits