Give me a Project Overview of the Juniper Lodge:
Timberline Lodges are located on-mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort, and consist of five existing Lodges plus the NEW Juniper Lodge. Each Lodge within Timberline Lodges is individually named after a native B.C. tree.
In 1989, Timberline Lodges began with the construction of our first lodge - Pine Lodge. This lodge offers a games room and outdoor whirlpool and BBQ area.
The next addition was Spruce Lodge, which contains an indoor whirlpool, games room, great room and balcony BBQ area.
The amenities of the third lodge, Aspen Lodge include an outdoor whirlpool tub, BBQ area, and massage room.
Our fourth Lodge, King Fir Lodge was built in 2001 and has Timberlines' Guest Services Front Desk. King Fir Lodge contains our guest check-in, as well as our Reservation Call Centre. The amenities in King Fir Lodge are available to all guests of Timberline Lodges, including an outdoor hot tub and heated swimming pool, fitness room, mountain spa and the Centennial Room for meetings and functions. Balsam Lodge was developed in 2002 and established a new level of finish in Fernie.
Juniper Lodge is our newest and final addition to the Timberline Lodges. Juniper Lodge also has its own private outdoor hot tubs, BBQ area and bike storage area.
Who is the developer and where is he from?
Mike Delich is the creator and developer of Fernie Vacation Properties, which began in 1989 with the Timberline Lodges, nestled among magnificent views, surrounded by beautiful Canadian Mountain scenery.
Michael Delich has developed the most extensive portfolio of exquisite Resort Properties at Fernie Alpine Resort.
Michael Delich knows first hand why people love Fernie; having grown up in the Kootenays, Michael's passion for skiing extends to the highest level. An accredited International FIS race official, he recently represented Canada as an Official for the downhill events at the Turin Olympics and was the Chief of Race for the downhill event at the 1988 Olympics.
A passionate skier, Michael saw the opportunity to build a resort in the Kootenay Rockies as a rare chance to combine business with pleasure.
A long time resident of Fernie, Michael saw the potential of this scenic mountain community before any of the new expansions. He built his first property - Pine Lodge, the first Timberline Lodge, in 1989. His concept of a 'Resort within a Resort' continued with further Timberline Lodges constructed - Spruce Lodge in 1990, Aspen Lodge in 1998, King Fir Lodge along with the Outdoor Swimming Pool & Hot tubs, Fitness Centre and Central Check-In area were built in 2001. The Fifth Timberline Lodge - Balsam Lodge reached completion in 2003. Once the final Lodge is constructed - Juniper Lodge - the Timberline Lodges will consist of 168 suites.
Fernie Vacation Properties has created a variety of exquisite homes at Fernie Golf Estates, right on the fairways of the Fernie Golf & Country Club. Michael Delich partnered with Olympic Gold Medallist, Kerrin Lee-Gartner and her husband Max Gartner to create Kerrin Lee-Gartner's Snow Creek Lodge in 1999.
Celebrating 17 years of bringing families magnificent recreation homes at Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie Vacation Properties will continue their vision for Fernie Alpine Resort and the surrounding community.
What is the future of Timberline Lodges?
There is one final Lodge to be completed over the next two years.
The final Lodge, Juniper Lodge, will bring other community amenities to the Timberline Lodges.
All Juniper Lodge Suites feature:
- High-speed Internet access.
- Suite entertainment - DVD player, flat screen television in the living room and a second television in the master bedroom. Loft suites have an additional television in the loft area.
Rocky Mountain Stone surround fireplace.
- Classic Canadian Rockies Furniture Package - Fully furnished with highlights that include a Leather sofa with pull-out bed and full housewares package.
- Luxurious Appliance Package - Stainless steel appliances in kitchen include refrigerator; dishwasher; stovetop and oven; convection oven/microwave/hood fan. All lock-off suites come with an additional microwave and coffeemaker.
- Mini-spa baths - Bringing the luxury to you, bathrooms have heated tile floors, and large soaker tub and glass encased shower.
- In-suite Clothes Washer & Dryer.
- Air conditioning.
- Private decks.
- Towels and linens - a sufficient supply of towels and linens will be stocked in each suite. Additional supplies will be available at guest reception.
What are the Lodges facilities?
- Whirlpool - 2 Private outdoor hot tubs.
- Ski Lockers - - Located on the second floor, each suite has two individual ski lockers, which hold up to 5 or 6 pairs of skis. Skis & snowboards are not allowed in the suites to prevent damage. Owners are able to purchase an additional ski locker, to store their equipment throughout the year.
- Bike Storage Room - Located on the first floor, owners will be able to store their bikes and other equipment in a secured storage room.
- Wheelchair access
Spa and Wellness Center - spa facilities, located in King Fir Lodge include two private massage therapy rooms and salt bath with views overlooking the Fernie Mountain and valley. Spa services provided include massage and aromatherapy. An appointment with a qualified masseuse can be made with guest services with the costs borne by the guest/owner.
Heated Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub - Nestled in a natural sun trap in the center of the Timberline Lodges, this outdoor heated pool and large hot tub has a heat traced patio, and an outdoor deck.
Fitness Center - will include a universal weight machine, stationary bike and elliptical trainer. A small children's play area is available adjoining the center and a separate television room.
Is smoking allowed?
All suites and Timberline Lodges common areas are designated as 'Non-Smoking'. Smoking is allowed in all outdoor areas.
What about pets?
Only owners will be allowed to bring their pets into their suites and the strata association will dictate the individual responsibilities of the pet owners. Guests are NOT allowed to bring pets. The first quarter share purchaser can choose to designate the suite as a non-pet friendly suite.
What is the phone system like?
The telephone system at Timberline Lodges is through a main switchboard. Each suite will have telephones throughout and its own phone line. Each owner will pay for their own phone line through their monthly owner's corporation fee. Local calls are unlimited, however, long distance charges will be charged to the owner's account, with a service charge. It is recommended that the owner's use a calling card or credit card for long distance phone calls. Guests are responsible for their own long distance charges.
Who takes care of damage to the suite?
Outside of normal wear and tear, damage to the suite caused by a rental will be covered by the rental manager - Fernie Lodging Company. If damage occurs when an owner resides in the suite, the owner is financially responsible.
How do you get to the lifts?
There is a Shuttle Service that runs throughout the day from the Timberline Lodges to the lifts. Or, a short 5 minute warm up walk to the base of the resort will get you there. There is a ski run that travels behind the property and to the Timberline Crescent opposite the Timberline Lodges for your return home. Fernie Alpine Resort's future plans include installing a chairlift, bringing people from Timberline Crescent up to the base area, making Timberline Lodges ski-in, ski-out. These plans have yet to be finalized by the resort, and no date has been set for this improvement.
What available storage is there?
Each suite has an owner storage locker in the master bedroom. Each owner will receive a key for this storage closet and may keep their items in storage year round. In addition, each suite has 2 designated ski lockers, for storing skis, poles & snowboards. These lockers can be used by the owner when they are occupying their suite. Additional ski lockers are available for purchase, whereby the owner may store their skis and other items in this locker year-round. A bike storage room is also available for securely storing bikes.
What available parking is there?
All parking is surface parking and there are 1.0 parking spots allocated per suite. Given that many overseas guests travel to Timberline Lodges via bus, parking is not typically a problem. Due to space constraints, non-resident parking for day use is not available.
What common areas are not managed by the Strata manager?
The facilities within the King Fir Lodge that include the outdoor pools, fitness center, steam room and change rooms are all managed by Fernie Lodging Company, The Rental Manager. There are no additional costs to the owner associated with the running of these facilities.