Welcome to Ymir & the Central Kootenays,
20 km Sth of Nelson
Nestled into 42 private acres of pristine unspoiled forest land in the Selkirk Mountain Range, Logden Lodge is located in the small mountain community of Ymir.
The quaint historic mining town of Ymir is just off highway 6 in between Salmo and Nelson. Driving from both ways, an official blue sign will show you where to turn off the highway onto our street, Porto Rico-Ymir Road. You’ll find our handcrafted road sign at the bottom of our driveway. Driving from Nelson, please be aware there is a Porto Rico Road on your right before the blue sign, which is not our road.
The closest airports are in Castlegar (West Kootenay Regional Airport, YCG), with daily flights to/from Calgary and Vancouver, and in Trail (Trail Regional Airport, YZZ), with twice daily flights to/from Vancouver.
In Winter we do not advice to fly into Trail and Castlegar airport, as both are small regional airports and, especially during this season, very sensitive to delays or cancellations due to the weather.
- We advice Spokane Airport, USA, (Spokane International Airport, GEG) as your best and most reliable option. It is approx. 3 hours drive from our Lodge, as we are just a 40 min. (45 km) drive away from the Canadian-USA Nelway border crossing (open 8am to 12am). The border crossing near Rossland, Paterson, (1 hr and 10 min.) is open 24 hrs in case you arrive during the night.
- Kelowna Airport (Kelowna International Airport, YLW) is another option, at approx. 4 1/2 hours drive with flights to/from 6 cities in Canada and flights to/from Seattle, USA.
Please check the website of these airports for rental car availability.
Coming from Salmo: Head north towards Nelson along Highway 6. After app. 13 km, take the right turn off onto Porto Rico Ymir Road (signposted). Continue for app. 2 km and you will see our signpost at the bottom of our driveway to your left.
Coming from Nelson:
Head South towards Salmo along Highway 6. After app. 23 km, take the left turn off onto Porto Rico Ymir Road (signposted). Continue for app. 2 km and you will see our signpost at the bottom of our driveway to your left.
Kindly note: there is no direct vehicle access to the cabins - there are 2 guest parking spots in front of the main residence and another larger parking area half-way down the driveway. The owners can assist you with your luggage to & from your cabin when you check-in and check-out.
Location highlights of your hotel
- In mountains
- Skiing nearby
- Water nearby