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Forty-two acres of private unspoiled forest
Logden Lodge is tucked away on forty-two acres of private unspoiled forest punctuated by colorful wildflowers, naturally tended yards, our own walking/snowshoe trails and various garden facilities including a communal firepit and herb & fruit garden to be enjoyed 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. 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 trails when you are making your own way through the forest.
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.
Uniquely located our Lodge is part of Ymir community and close to charming Nelson, Whitewater Ski Resort, Castlegar, the USA border, and Rossland (Red Mountain Ski Resort).
Part of the community, Ymir Town is approx. 4 km down the road. A unique mountain town nestled in the heart of the Kootenays, tucked just off the Highway 6 between Salmo and Nelson.
The town is a hidden treasure and rich in mining history, there are many physical reminders that are visible from the main street. A charming general store, visible mine shafts and two historic hotels, are just the beginning. With one of the best hospitals in the Kootenays, eight saloons, a brewery, a schoolhouse, two churches, a post office, three jails, a bank, eleven hotels, a newspaper The Ymir Herald, and many others, the quaint historic mining town of Ymir was a blossoming major mining community. There were many gold mines around Ymir, Tamarac, Porto Rico, Porcupine, Dundee, Wilcox, Blackcock, Hunter “V”, Yankee Girl, Goodenough and more. The Ymir Mine was the most important one in the area with the largest stamp mill in the British Empire. Known as Quartz Creek in 1893 The Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway renamed the town after the Norse god Ymir.
The town is friendly, laid back and dogfriendly. On the main street you'll find the general store (The Goods) and Ymir Bakery. 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.
Salmo was founded as a small mining town, called Salmon Siding, during the gold rush of 1896. Once known for nearby prosperous mines and famous for groves of giant cedar trees the village of Salmo, the “Hub of the Kootenays”, is now a quiet community, home to 6 unique flagstones hewing the history and natural beauty of the area and to the world’s largest penny that stands 8 feet tall.
Approx. 15 km South of our Lodge, this town gives you access to a broader range of amenities (a.o. two small supermarkets, liquor store, pharmacy, gas station, library, medical centre, mining museum) and is home to a family friendly 9 hole golf course and Ski Hill.
Driving through BC, Nelson with its well preserved collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days during the gold & silver rush stands out.
The development of Nelson began with the Silver King Mine. Since then “The Queen City” has attracted a wide range of visitors, from miners, railroad & forestry workers and fortune seekers to orchardists, academics and artists, leaving their marks on the town. In the early 1900’s local forestry and mining industries were established, English immigrants planted orchards and the Russian Doukhobors worked the valley lands. Slopingly built, Nelson’s Historic District centered around its main shopping artery of Baker street, looks out over Kootenay Lake.
Nelson is now a thriving modern town and draw to the area with a wide offering of shops, galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and a bustling art and music scene just a 20 minutes drive away from our Lodge.