Accessible primarily by helicopter, Purcell Lodge is perched at 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) amidst the alpine slopes of Bald Mountain, in the northern Purcell Mountains. The nearest town is Golden; a 15 minute helicopter ride.
Activities include skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking the custom built trails, wandering through alpine meadows and traversing alpine curcuits in the summer.
The Selkirk Mountains lie to the west of the lodge. To the east lie a number of accessible peaks, alpine ridge lines and bowls in the northern Purcells. To the north, the largest alpine meadow in southern Canada stretches to the horizon.
Purcell Lodge leaves the wilderness to the great outdoors, by offering 10 lodge rooms, balconies, a bar, electricity, hot showers, a wood fired sauna and a dining room reviewed by Gourmet Magazine.
Each room has its own sink and vanity, and across the hall are three private showers and three private bathrooms. There are two sizes of lodge rooms. The Private Rooms have a queen bed and a balcony, and some also include an overhead single bunk. The Shared Rooms are excellent for families travelling together. Shared rooms have a queen bed and three singles, two of which are overhead bunks.
A Private Chalet is also offered for those who would like to enjoy all the activities the lodge offers but prefer the added privacy of sleeping in a completely separate building. Often referred to as the Honeymoon suite, this chalet is just steps away from the lodge. It features a king bed, gas fireplace, Jacuzzi shower, stargazer’s window and private living room.
The opportunities for hiking, cross-country or telemark skiing and snowshoeing are unsurpassed.
It will be a special and memorable wilderness vacation. Far from the nearest road, Purcell Lodge is a hidden jewel in the Kootenay Rockies!