August 24, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Accommodation
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During the end of July I went up to the Stone Mountain Safaris Lodge for an overnight trip with a friend. This was the first time I'd stayed there, however I had been to the Lodge in May just to stop in and see it. Being a counsellor at the Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, our boss thought it was a place we should be familiar with and I completely agree. It is such a wonderful place. The B&B should stand for beautiful & bliss instead.
Leif & Kellie Olsen along with their two charming young children Madison and Bryce run the place. They are excellent hosts, and Kellie is a fabulous cook. Breakfast is included in your stay and lunch and dinner are available upon request.
Their place is located just 6 miles north of the Toad River Lodge, you turn to your right off the highway at the sign and drive another 3.5 miles in.
During our stay we took in the wonderful surroundings and explored the area on a quad we brought up ourselves. We went up the Nonda Creek Radio Tour Road which has amazing views from the top. Approximately 26km in one way. We did this little excursion right after we arrived. When we got back to the house a bit late, Kellie along with some of their other workers were nestled into the living room watching a movie. They were so open and inviting, she pulled us up some chairs, got us a bag of popcorn and told us to relax and watch with them if we so pleased.
As already mentioned Kellie is an awesome cook, we had a delicious breakfast ready for us in the morning. As we were only able to stay for one night we headed out shortly after breakfast to do some more quadding and fishing. But I can't praise enough how delightful the Olsen family's hospitality was. I highly recommend spending a night or more there. You do have to have a reservation to stay there, if your interested, which how could you not be after reading this, give them a call at 1-250-232-5469.
Please also note that although I am giving a great review of the Stone Mountain Safaris Lodge, there are also other options for you to stay at along this stretch of road. All of which are great accommodations! If you have the time check out as many as you can, and explore each unique section of the Alaska Highway.
..Photo credit goes to my fellow co-worker: Laurisha Bardal, this snap shot is of the front entry of the Lodge. Gorgeous.