We traded into marble canyon through RCI vacation exchange. This resort truly deserves it's gold crown rating. The condos are absolutely huge. They are actually bigger than my home. Many have garages and pool tables, amongst all the other typical resort amenities.
If traveling by air, the drive from Calgary to the resort is amazing. The drive through Banff and Kootenay national parks is The most scenic I've taken. Bring your camera.
There is no reception or staff on site to check-in, but they were easily and always available by phone and very helpful. I even had a last-minute room change due to a water leak and they handled it with professionalism to my utmost satisfaction.
Internet WIFI and long distance phone is available for purchase for $40. The WIFI had no issues during our entire stay.
There is a grocery store nearby, but we used the Sobey's in Invermere, 20 minutes away. There is also a BC liquor store in Invermere.
Take a walk using the trail along the creek running adjacent to the property. It runs from the golf course up to the Hot Springs resort and pools. Along the creek, there is a natural hot spring pool. You absolutely must take a dip in this pool. It was the most amazing experience, both the natural warmth of the water and the wonderful smell of the minerals in the water. You will feel revitalized.
There is a nice horse trail ride available next to the Fairmont resort, taking you into the wilderness of the mountains. The company name is Double Deuce. $45 for one hour, and well worth it.
The condos are very well appointed. We did not need to bring much. Bring some coffee & #4 filters for the machine, as they only supply a couple days worth. And salt & pepper is needed. There was some turbidity in the water, so a boil water notice was in effect - we simply brought a couple cases of bottled water- not a problem.
This must be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Bring a camera, with backup memory cards and batteries! We will come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the east side of Hwy 93S, in Fairmont Hot Springs, Marble Canyon Town-homes and the Residences at Fairmont Ridge deliver stunning views and a fantastic location. Operated by Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals, Marble Canyon and the Residences at Fairmont Ridge offer nightly and weekly vacation rentals with short and easy access to skiing, golfing, Canada's largest outdoor hot springs, restaurants, shopping, river rafting, snowmobiling and more. At Marble Canyon town-homes and the Residences at Fairmont Ridge, there is space to stretch out with 2-5 bedrooms sleeping 2-16 people, up to 3500 sq ft of living space. These units boast all of the comforts of home and more with stunning mountain views, pool tables, decks and balconies, and some even with hot tubs. Fairmont Creek Property Rentals also offer private cabin rentals in Fairmont Hot Springs and private home rentals as well. ... more less