Kimberley Alpine Resort, British Columbia, Canada Ski Resort and Golf Vacation Rental in B.C.
Welcome to Three Bears at Tall Pines, conveniently situated directly on the slopes of Kimberley Alpine Resort. This brand new truly luxurious 3 bedroom 2 bath Rocky Mountain cabin-style townhouse residence, has a view of the Kimberley ski hill, and is immediately adjacent to Trickle Creek Golf Course. Walk to the Kimberley Alpine Resort ski hill, the Old Bauernhaus Restaurant, or down slope to the charming ^Platzl^ of petitle Kimberley. The nordic ski track is just uphill, and there is access into the Kimberley Nature Park from a trail leading past the Tall Pines development.
The owners of Three Bears operate a luxury vacation home rental business in Hawaii, and drawing from their extensive experience, have invested generously to provide every possible amenity to create a warm, welcoming, and infinitely comfortable mountain vacation home for our esteemed guests.
First off, there are the resident Kimberley deer who lend a distinctly wild flavor to the surroundings. There is a wonderful large hot tub spa, complimentary high speed wired or wireless internet service, unlimited no-charge North America long distance calling plan, office supply, a four-in-one scanner/copier/printer/fax, a rock face gas fireplace, a backyard campfire pit, a large deluxe natural gas grill, a heated garage, down comforters,plush cotton bathrobes, 100% high thread count bed linens, full size large capacity washer/dryer, state-of-art televisions and electronics including a 42 inch plasma HD television with surround sound, PVR/DVD/CD, iPod dock, and a MacMini computer loaded with iTunes and a movie library.
Within the charming, friendly, and intimate town of Kimberley are several work-out facilities, DVD rental shop, all types of gift stores, above average restaurants (for a small town), grocery stores selling orchard-fresh fruits and vegetables, several churches, sporting goods stores, quaint pubs and a coffee house, a brand-new community lap-length swimming pool with steam room, and the famous vintage miniature Kimberley train which chugs up and down the ski hill during summer months. There is a depot within walking distance from Three Bears.
In addition to the Trickle Creek Golf Course which is indescribably beautiful and fun to play (just outside your front door), the pine tree lined Kimberley City Course, or the riverside Bootleg Gap Courses are just minutes from Three Bears. In Cranbrook is the esteemed St. Eugene Mission Course, Cranbrook Golf Course and several others. Head up north through the vaste and scenic Columbia Valley to play at any one of a dozen championship courses in the Radium/Invermere/Fairmont area. Kimberley is a golfer's heaven. All courses are enveloped by aromatic fresh pine trees and bordered by majestic rivers and dramatic snow-capped mountain peaks.
During the golden sunny days of summer, head out from your backyard on foot to hike the Kimberley Nature Park, Lois Creek Trails, or to road ride or downhill bike the ski hill. It is also possible to drive only a very short distance in order to enjoy water skiiing, boat rentals, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, tent camping, rock climbing, gold panning, horseback riding, swimming at sandy beaches in Columbia Valley lakes or in pristine emerald colored alpine lakes. Additional activity ideas nearby may include hiking verdant forests, mountain biking, and fishing.
Winter brings a further array of fresh-air sports options, including the option to night ski on lighted nordic tracks or cross-country ski through thousands of hectares of wooded heaven in the Kimberley Nature Park, skiing or snowboarding down the graceful runs and broad glades of the uncrowded Kimberley Alpine Resort, ice skating, dog sledding, sleigh rides, snow-shoe adventures, heli-skiing, and snowmobiling.
A town that offers breath taking scenery and clean mountain air, Kimberley dates back to the summer of 1891 when Galena was discovered at the North Star Mine. Located between two great mountain ranges, the Purcells to the West and the majestic Rockies to the East, there are vast forests and designated wilderness areas that shelter rare songbirds and spectacular wild animals.
Kimberley is the sunniest city in British Columbia. Summer temperatures can reach over 30 degrees with cool comfortable evenings. In the winter, many days of powder skiing may be highlighted with golden sunshine.
Kimberley Alpine Resort reaches a total elevation of 6,500 feet into the deep blue sky. Cascade down a fall line of more than 2,400 feet while covering as much as 1,800 skiable acres of legendary Canadian powder snow. In total there are ten lifts providing access to 57 runs and glades, 26 kilometers of nordic trails, a snowboarding terrain park and half-pipe.
In just a few months of living in Kimberley, we have seen several moose, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain goats, big horn sheep, tens of thousands of deer, elk, coyote, skunks and eagles. The broad marshes of the Columbia valley and several wildlife reserves offer birders great opportunities.
After a fulfilling day of outdoor play, stop at a natural outdoor hot springs in a nearby park, or head home for an in-villa massage, take-out restaurant meal or grocery delivery, a soak in your own personal hot tub spa, and an evening of jovial conversation under the stars while warming your toes over the wood burning campfire pit.
History buffs will love exploring the remnants of 19th century gold mining camps including the site of the legendary Fisherville on Wild Horse Creek or the original Fort Steele Heritage Town which offers theater nights, wagon rides, and holiday theme dining.
Other pleasant diversions include the St. Eugene Mission, located just 20 minutes from Kimberley, a beautiful new casino in a scenic valley, pampering yourself in local spas and salons, or strolling through the Cominco gardens in spring and summer.
The most convenient airport is the newly expanded Cranbrook Airport, just 15 minutes away. Rental cars, taxi, or shuttle services are readily available. Cranbrook/Kimberley Airport is reached by direct flight from Calgary or Vancouver. We enjoy the drive from Spokane or Kalispell, 3 hours of scenic touring along the historic Wild Horse river.Flights from Seattle to Spokane are sometimes as low as $39 each way. We will assist our guests in planning their travel to Kimberley along with suggestions for recreation, sports, and sightseeing while staying at Three Bears at Tall Pines.