Exclusive Lodge Retreat

Highlights: Experience a private self guided remote backcountry lodge retreat on the edge of Valhalla Provincial Park

Do you and your family want to embark on the perfect trip this summer? Maybe you want to commemorate a special occasion or bond with a close group of friends? You’ve found it! This exclusive backcountry lodge retreat is a three-day mountain getaway with full use of the lodge for your entire group. Enjoy the beauty of the man-made trail that takes you through old-growth cedar forests and follows the banks of Ice Creek with plenty of gorgeous places to rest along the way.

Wake up with a warm cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise over the mountain tops, hike or scramble around the ridges, paddleboard the alpine lakes that are at your exclusive disposal, and cook up a feast in the comfort of the fully equipped lodge. Plan a surprise birthday celebration that your loved ones will never forget. Or celebrate your special anniversary in a place that few have been. Regardless of the occasion, this is the trip of a lifetime that will reconnect you with what matters most.

Learn more about planning your summer tour and book your exclusive backcountry lodge retreat today.

** Rates will be updated on January 1 each year and will be good for one-year term.

What's included with your tour

Two night stay at this remote backcountry lodge and all its amenities. You enter the lodge through the spacious boot room with its hooks and drying racks ready for storing outdoor gear. Around the corner, the kitchen, fully equipped with all your cooking requirements, is ready to take center stage in creating a hearty, backcountry feast or a simple charcuterie style meal. A custom made, metal lazy-susan sits in the middle of the dining table and is the perfect platform for serving family style meals after a long day in the mountains.

Four shared, private bedrooms, comfortably provide sleep for 2-4 people in each. The rustic style shower and wood-fired sauna house are a tranquil space to unwind. Three stall composting outhouses, each with the glorious views of the Valhallas, allow you to catch up on some reading in style. 

Looking for a place to stay in the area on either end of your Ice Creek Lodge stay? Consider staying with us at The Col Guesthouse in Slocan.

 

  • Explore your backcountry culinary skills in a fully equipped lodge kitchen
  • Need help with your meal planning? Let us know, we have lots of experience
  • There is a soda stream onsite if you want to make your own spritzers
  • Please BYOB keeping in mind, the lighter the better

 

 

 

Our trailhead is within the surrounding area of Burton, BC. You are required to drive on a well maintained forest service road for 12 km before arriving at our parking lot. There is active logging within the area so please contact us for local radio frequencies as you will be required to call out while on the FSR.

 

 

Our hosts are there to help you with all your lodge needs once you have arrived at Ice Creek Lodge. They are friendly and have attained WSBC level lll OFA certification.

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What to bring

Clothing

  • Wool and/or synthetic socks
  • Base layer top – synthetic or wool
  • Base layer bottoms – synthetic or wool – optional for cool fall days
  • Mid-insulation layer top – pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
  • Hiking pants- synthetic multipurpose pants
  • Light wind shell – windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
  • Weather layer top – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket, or coated nylon
  • Weather layer pants – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants, or coated nylon
  • Warm outer jacket – down or synthetic for cool fall days
  • Toque – wool or synthetic
  • Face warmer – scarf, neck tube, face mask – optional
  • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
  • Shorts or convertible pants
  • Sun hat
  • Cotton t-shirt

Personal Equipment

  • Pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Head lamp
  • Water bottle
  • Blister kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Walking stick or hiking poles
  • Hiking boots
  • Pillow case
  • Double sheet set

Group Equipment (self-guided groups)

  • Altimeter
  • Map and compass
  • Ice Creek Lodge KML
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency shelter – nylon tarp or envelope sack to cover group or injured member
  • Group repair kit – may substitute for personal repair kit
  • Group VHF radios, required frequency Local chat, 158.940 simplex
  • Satellite phone or inreach
  • GPS (optional)
  • Water filter (optional)

Cabin Stuff

  • Slippers or cabin shoes
  • Casual clothes
  • Towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Toiletry bag (keep it light)
  • Selection of music, we have an auxiliary cable to our bluetooth stereo
  • We have a selection of two guitars, a drum and a ukulele

 

Our guides

Our guides are all certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and are WSBC level III OFA certified.

Planning a summer trip

Preparing for a summer tour at Ice Creek Lodge.

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The challenge, the achievement, and the wilderness helped restore my own instinctive rhythm.

Jennifer Schwartz | BC