Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort (Cranbrook)
250.417.0444 / 1.877.737.8443 www.prestigeinn.com
One of the four and one-half star full-service
Deer Ridge Lodge B&B (Crawford
10% off daily rate
Located at the northern end of DH1, just 5 km (3.1 mi) from
the ferry, Neil and Catherine even iron your sheets! Just hope the ungulates
in the name don't haunt your dreams (or your reality). Conveniently
located a short stroll across the street from a restaurant and a bar. Now if
only these places would also offer DH Rider Discounts, you could be in
discount, as well as DH, heaven.
& CG (Crawford
Bay) DH Reviewed
15% off rates
This place has it all
covered – camping, motel or cozy chalets with kitchens – and it’s
under cover in a grove of tall cedars. You’re right next to DH1 but
you’ll feel like you’re out in the 20 acres of woods. Just around the
bend are Crawford Bay’s pub, restaurants, gas and local artisans. The
fine golf courses are all nearby, and if you can’t fit clubs in your
saddle bags, don’t worry, they are free to Kokanee Chalets guests.
Evenings can be spent by the fire pits or barbeques or even better, in the
outdoor covered hot tub. Chalets have 3 bedrooms and a full kitchen. Hosts
Paul and Jordene welcome riders.
Full laundromat, hoses, and we even borrowed the odd tool from Paul.
Kokanee Springs Golf Resort (Crawford
Bay) DH ReviewedAs
if motorcycling in the Kootenays wasn’t incredible enough, add
another layer to your
experience by throwing in a round of golf at
one of B.C.’s most beautiful and exciting golf courses.
Etched into a mountain setting, this glorious course combines natural beauty
with a challenging (but not too challenging) championship layout. And you
don't have to pack your clubs in that clumsy Bike'nGolf
15% off accommodation rack rate
Plus FREE Rental Clubs when arriving by motorcycle
Hey, how sweet is this, golfers/DH Riders??
Wedgwood Manor Country Inn B&B (Crawford
800.862.0022 / 250.227.9233 www.wedgwoodcountryinn.com
nothing else like this in the Kootenays – and just 300 meters off the
north end of DH1. Old Colonel Harris, husband of the Wedgwood heiress, used
the finest timber to forge this exquisitely rustic home on vast acreage.
Hosts Nancy and Andre are world travelers and their taste and expertise
shows in everything the Wedgwood offers, from the finely fashioned
breakfasts served on the veranda to the six splendid suites in the manor.
Packages are available for Crawford Bay’s 3 nearby golf courses, as well
as for kayaks and canoes. But who needs them when you’ve been given a
brandy to sip by the fireplace in the library? No security needed here,
unless you’re worried a deer is going to tip your bike. The Wedgwood dogs
will keep them away. Tarps and hoses available.
Cedar Grove CG (Crawford
Bay - Gray Creek)
Located on upper DH1. Ken the owner rides, so you know his campground is motorcycle friendly. And he has a large well equipped shop if you need to do some work on your bike.
Legend Logos (Creston)
$5 off any purchase over $20
Custom embroidery of motorcycle logos & eagle designs on your choice of garments and caps!
Valley View Motel (Creston) DH ReviewedIf blacktopped motels perched alongside the highways are keeping you awake, try a night at this little oasis just below Hwy 3, your starting point for either DH1 or DH52. Its on the hillside with a view overlooking farms on the flats and mountains in the distance.
Creston's finest cedars tower over the cottages, most newly renovated, with kitchens, deep bathtubs, phones, cable TV, air conditioning and coffee pots. Riders will like the separate driveways that allow you to park bikes at your door, the onsite laundry and the grassy area with barbeque and picnic tables. Owners Al and Sigrid have made the Valley View a place you want to return to.
$5 off Mon - Thu rate
Cottage in the Woods (Creston
A quiet retreat after a long day on the road, here is a fully equipped cottage to call your own. There is a paved road right up to the back door located in the back woods above DH1 with expansive views of the Lake and a private little beach access below. Beth and Dave enjoy biking themselves and welcome all inquiries.
Kootenay Lake Lodge & Resort/CG (Creston
- Boswell) DH Reviewed
10% off accommodation
Want to make the best of your DH1 ride by seeing it in both directions? How about an overnight stop in the middle at the incredibly restful and feastful Kootenay Lake Lodge? You can roam 7.5 acres of hobby farm and talk to the animals or spend time in the wood-fired cedar hot tub by the creek. Hosts Klaus and Claudia provide both luxurious (but affordable) guest rooms, chalets and lakeside camping. Don’t miss their huge breakfast buffet or fine dinners in the lake view dining room. You’ll feel you are in an European alpine lodge but the log beams are all B.C.’s finest. There are lots of extras like a fridge for the guests, beach towels, covered parking for bikes,
a bar, outdoor patio and all with wide-open views of Kootenay Lake and the
Riders Ranch B&B/CG (Creston
250.402.6777 / 866.402.6777 www.ridersranch.ca
10% off rates all season
On Hwy 3, 15 km east of Creston (and the start of DH1), this is a place developed just for riders.
Pylons aren't even allowed in the campground!
Inn on the Border
are three 6-8 people cabins and for groups of four or more, the two night
minimum will be waived.
They have a hot tub and they specialize in
"prime rib and dual sport" so how cool is that?
Snow Valley Motel/CG (Fernie)
250.423.4421 / 877.696.7669 www.snowvalleymotel.com
10% off regular room & CG rate
Newly renovated motel on the Crowsnest Highway (#3) located at the northern end of mellow DH85.
Close to all amenities and riders are always welcome
Tara Shanti Resort (Kootenay Bay)
15% off accommodation and special packages
Minimum two night stay on Jul / Aug weekends.
A great deal located on DH1TE-A. What could be more perfect after a ride on DHBC’s best road,
DH1, than a soak in Tara Shanti’s hot tub with a perfect view over the lake of the
Kootenayglacier? This lakeside gem
near the ferry landing offers six large rooms, most with private baths and two expansive and luxuriously furnished common
areas and a self-serve “fireside café” for guests to enjoy. Helpful hosts Barb and Mike make fine breakfasts and offer group dinners and healing
therapies by appointment. Covered garage and hose available.
Blaylock's Mansion (Nelson)
can't rent a Harley-D in
Ymir any more, but then it never really made sense that you could.
But at least DH riders who remember to bring their DHBC can save a
little coin at the cafe. Just outside historic Nelson, the most charming little
city in BC.
888.788.3613 / 250.825.2200 www.blaylock.ca
10% off (2 night minimum Fri & Sat,
Jul 1 - Labour Day)
This historic, 4 1/2 star, 45-acre estate overlooking Kootenay Lake is the kind of place you
don’t want to leave in a hurry. It’s grandeur cannot be conveyed in a
few words, so we suggest a look at the website as well. It’s just near the
Balfour Ferry so before or after you ride DH1, let the the bikes cool down
while you roam the hillside gardens built by Cominco Mines magnate Selwin
Blaylock as his summer home. The house has many rooms to see from sitting rooms, entertainment room, billiards,
tennis, steam room and of course, the outdoor lap pool. They’ll even book a
massage therapist for you. Breakfast is a gourmet buffet with a special
baked egg dish by host Dan McGauley.
New Grand Hotel
250.352.7211 / 888.722.2258
20% off rack rate
We've stayed in this recently renovated 1913 hotel and found it very comfortable
and the staff friendly and inviting. Thankfully, they kept the hardwood floors, old comfortably
sloped (and deep) bathtubs and original massive volume shower heads. From the unused Harley on
display in the bar to the motorcycle-only parking out back, to the poster with motorcycles
on it outside the front door, to the copies of Destination Highways for sale behind the
counter & to the links on their website for DHs in the area you'll know that THIS is truly a
motorcycle-friendly place. They also offer cheaper group/hostel type accommodation on the third floor if you get
rained out of your campground.
Prestige Lakeside Resort (Nelson)
250.352.7222 / 877.737.8443 www.prestigeinn.com
Now here’s a place you can really indulge yourself after those rollicking
DHs through the Kootenays. Nelson is the place to kick back and the Prestige resort
(one of the four and one-half star
full-service Prestige Inns) knows how to treat you – they’ll give you the primo parking spot for your bike, under the protective eaves of their lobby entrance, where it will be admired but not touched. Inside you’ll find a dark wood and stone lounge, deli/cappuccino bar, hairstylists, indoor pool and hot tub, even a boutique liquor store off the lobby. Views of Kootenay Lake from your room’s balcony or the restaurant are superb. To top it off, spend a couple of hours in the Shalimar Spa in a mud hydrotherapy bath and on the massage table as we did. Now that should take care of the road
wearrior in you.
Prestige Lakeview Inn (Nelson)
250.352.3595 / 877.737.8443 www.prestigeinn.com
Prestige’s newest digs in Nelson are fully loaded for comfort. Every one of their 44 newly reno’d rooms has a panoramic view over Kootenay Lake and the mountains beyond. Each room features incredibly comfortable European beds, cable TV, fridges, coffee & tea, hairdryers and even retractable shaving mirrors. They even throw in a free breakfast at Munro’s restaurant. Many great Nelson attractions are nearby, like Gyro Park, the
Mall, the restored streetcar and the beach. Guests can use any of the resort facilities of the nearby Prestige Inn Resort as well (see review above).
This heritage building was built in 1908 for the Canadian
Pacific Railway on a hill overlooking the Nelson train station. It's only one
block to restaurants and shopping so you can leave your bike in their off-street
parking. There, doesn't that walking feel good?
Grounds Cafe (Nelson-Ymir)
Prestige Mountain Resort
(Rossland) DH Reviewed
250.362.7375 / 877.737.8443 www.prestigeinn.com
At the southern end of
DH15 (aka Nancy Greene Way) is the historic mountaintop town of Rossland,
home to gold rushes and skiing. But when the snow is gone the bikes come
out, as the rides are steep and twisty and the hilltop town offers cooler
air. It’s uncrowded but full of character and comforts – three coffee
bars, a pub, liquor store, lots of good dining - and now it has a Prestige as well. That means quality rooms – try the Parisian or African theme
suites if in the mood – and features like hot tub, sauna, gym and
Munro’s restaurant and lounge. Knowledgeable staff were able to tell us
which roads are unpaved and where to get gourmet pizza. Leave the bikes in
the covered front entrance or in the secure underground lot.
Cozy Quilt Motel (Yahk)
10% off daily rate
Yahk? Not that far from DH1, it’s on Highway 3 between Creston and Cranbrook and well worth the stop. Right on the lazy Moyie River is a charming spot called the Cozy Quilt Motel. Its owners, Sue and Bob Lowther, have lovingly crafted a newly renovated place with character and charm that makes riders feel welcome. with tons of secure parking. Guests meet at the fire pit or sit out on the deck over the peaceful riverfront setting. The natural country atmosphere comes from the trains passing, hummingbirds feeding, the tame squirrel and Sue’s light-up flamingos. The rooms range from budget to special occasion, all with full amenities. Safe parking in front of units and a hose is provided. Don’t leave town without a visit to the general store next door to get your “I’ve been to Yahk and back” t-shirt, like we did.