Fernie - 49° 29' 29" N 115° 4' 16" W

Traveller’s Review – Chez Pettigrew        

When we first heard about this opportunity for homeless itinerants, we thought it was too good to be true – friendly and engaging hosts; comfortable and spacious rooms; hot showers with luxurious toiletries; amazing mountain views; world-class meals prepared by their in-house chef – all wrapped up in mining-town chic decor. We are delighted to report that it lived up to and surpassed our expectations.

Easy to find, this jewel is located in the friendly summer AND winter playground of Fernie. We visited at the end of summer and enjoyed a late-season guided mountain bike tour on the Island Lake Lazy Lizard Trail (ask for Megan and Ali – they will give you a first class workout). If you are lucky, you may experience a night-time, outdoor-firepit-and-jaw-wag during a warm, autumn evening. We didn’t even notice midnight rolling past. Be sure and reserve a spot on the massive outdoor deck with built-in bench and comfy cushions where pre-dinner beer and wine are served – it’s sure to fill up fast! You are guaranteed to enjoy your time.

We’ll be back, for sure!!!

- Sean and Kate (itinerants since 2015)

Bike racks everywhere - our kind of town!
Local tour guides
Funky trash bin art
hard core guides are available on request
Locals, showing their talent
Pettigrew Family and visitors
Stunning views from the deck - Fernie Ski Hill in summer


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