Last month I went on a road trip to Fernie with my sister to work on a project (that I’m really excited to share with you in due time) and we had the pleasure of staying at the Stanford Resort. We had embarked on our journey late in the day and then took our sweet time in the most magical candy store in Nanton, so we didn’t roll into town until after dark. 
By the time we hit Crowsnest Pass, it was raining. Needless to say we were more than happy to finally make it into town after the harrowing last leg of the tour. Katie and I were greeted with a fruit basket after a long drive and thank goodness for that – we were famished, apparently candy isn’t filling? We also had our choice of three beds – a real Goldilocks situation. The vaulted ceiling made for an epically spacious yet cozy room with and upper loft area where the third bed was located. 
When we rose the next morning, we finally got to drink in the awe-inspiring view out our window. It was truly breathtaking. Under the cloak of darkness we had no idea how spectacular the town was, nestled in between mountains. Neither Katie nor I had ever been to Fernie before and we clearly did it right on our first try.
Further investigation of the hotel revealed a 166 ft waterslide and two outdoor hot tubs –  paradise realized! Not to mention their fitness room and dry sauna – basically everything to make a winter getaway aces. 
We also somehow managed to perfectly time our arrival with the re-opening of The Tandoor & Grill Restaurant which is known as one of the best Indian restaurants in the Kootenay area. I can confirm that it was delicious and that I will be dreaming of the shrimp pakora for many days to follow. Speaking of delicious food, the deluxe continental breakfast in the dining nook was the perfect way to start out our day full of fresh fruit, coffee, and waffles. 

The Stanford was a 5 minute drive from the mountains, a short walk to mainstreet and located right on the river. It was THE perfect spot to be. Not only was the town of Fernie gorgeous in its own rite, but the staff at the resort and all of the residents we met were also equally as wonderful. I fell completely in love with the town after two days and cannot wait to go back; I hear summertime in Fernie is just as enjoyable!

Find out more about the Fernie Stanford Resort here