Four-Star Retreat Nestled in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains
The four-star Mountain Spirit Resort sits at the base of Kimberley Alpine Resort in the Purcell Mountains. Crafted from timber and stone, the ski-in, ski-out lodge is equal parts elegance and rustic mountain charm. Here, you can spend the morning in a spa tub, the afternoon gliding down Kimberley Alpine Resort's 80 runs and glades, and the evening enjoying dinner at a nearby restaurant.
The resort's rustic wooden portico provides a sheltered pathway to Mountain Spirit's welcoming lobby, which is warmed by a massive, double-sided fireplace. Well-appointed suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the heated outdoor pool and the Kootenay Rockies. The resort uses geothermal heating and cooling, which helped the property earn a 4 Green Key eco rating.
In the morning, have breakfast in your en suite kitchen and keep an eye out for deer foraging for their own meals outside. When it's time, you can strap on your boots and hit the slopes or take a short shuttle ride to downtown Kimberley.
Kimberley, British Columbia: Alpine Charm and Outdoor Adventure
Kimberley complements mountain-village charm with year-round outdoor adventures. The town’s Underground Mining Railway is a train attraction that chugs through Mark Creek Valley's scenic landscape as guides reveal historical tidbits about the town's late-19th-century roots as a mining center. In town, pedestrians walk through the Platzl shopping center, which boasts quaint boutiques, Bavarian architecture, and Canada's largest freestanding cuckoo clock. Beyond the picturesque town, visitors can ski one of British Columbia's top mountains or mush through the snowscape on dogsled tours.