Close to home
Forty-two acres of private unspoiled forest.
Logden Lodge is tucked away on forty-two acres of private unspoiled forest with four cabins nestled in their own private and natural surroundings. Colorful gardens, fire-pits and comfortable garden facilities around the main building are to enjoy freely and privately. The area is rural and the forest is kept natural, wildlife still strolls freely around the property. Hiking up the surrounding mountains the views are breathtaking and remote pristine mountain lakes are nearby.
Right at your cabin doorstep various walking / hiking trails lead you a.o. along year-round Elise creek, to a viewpoint with a gorgeous view and a pond in the summer. The trails give direct access to a boundless expanse of neighboring equally beautiful crown land. The unexploited wilderness and the once prosperous gold mine The Gold Cup are still visited by a few; wildlife, neighbors and our guests. You might stumble on (parts of) old mining and logging roads and wildlife paths when you are making your own way through the forest.
Photo courtesy by Leigh McAdam
Porto Rico-Ymir Road
Our road Porto Rico-Ymir Road, a highway in the old mining days, is now a quiet road where you can enjoy an undisturbed walk, small wildlife, birds and glimpses of the Salmo River. Just past the bridges over the Salmo River the road connects at each end with the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail, a former CPR rail right-of-way. This part is maintained by the community of Ymir for recreational use. Running from Nelson to Salmo, the trail is now used for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. A little further down the road from the Lodge, at Barret Creek Bridge, you’ll find the undisturbed Porto Rico Doukhobor Cemetery now owned by the Crown.
Ymir is a unique mountain town nestled in the heart of the Kootenays. It is tucked just off the Highway 6 between Salmo and Nelson. This town is a hidden treasure. Its unique location is close to Nelson, Whitewater, Castlegar, the border, and Rossland. Ymir is rich in mining history, there are many physical reminders that are visible from the main street. A charming general store, visible mine shafts and a visit to two historic hotels, are just the beginning. The lovely Salmo River runs through the town as does the Rails to Trails reclaimed trail bed. In 2014 Ymir became a luxury Lodge richer, with 4 cabins on 42 acres of private forest land, it is the perfect home to visit the area. You can hike in the summer or cross country ski, snow shoe or snowmobile in the winter.
The town is friendly and laid back. Staying here will allow you access to all the amenities of the larger centers while staying in the charming quiet town, not to mention a small camping park on the riverside right in town and . Ymir is home to the yearly Tiny Lights festival in Mid June, a celebration of music, arts, and history. This town is the type of place you stumble on by accident and end up feeling at home. (Carla Stephenson, Ymir)
If, on the other hand, you simply feel like doing absolutely nothing at all,
just retreat in one of our four luxury cabins, read a book on your veranda or in the garden
and find the peace you’re looking for.