You’ll find a land of adventure and discovery when you visit the Columbia Valley, a spectacular region surmounted by the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Bugaboos to the west. The Columbia Valley cradles the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, both sparkling threads untouched by man — unless you count the smooth dip of an oar or the fly of a fisherman. As such, the valley boasts lush, fertile wetlands, drawing a range of wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
The resorts in the Columbia Valley combine the area’s renowned beauty and spirit of exploration with warm hospitality, modern conveniences, and plenty of spaces to play and relax. Three premier resorts, all located in Fairmont Hot Springs, fit these traits perfectly — Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas and the collection of accommodations at Sunchaser Vacation Villas.
Rising from the slopes of the Rockies and facing the Purcell Mountains, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort sits at the very heart of the Columbia Valley. This exquisite resort offers a range of accommodations to suit nearly every taste — to start, romantic suites for two with a Jacuzzi and a fireplace, rustic cabins removed from the hustle and bustle of the main area, deluxe RV sites with all the essential conveniences, and simple tent sites where you can get back to nature on the beautiful Columbia River. At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, only the stunning view will get in your way!
Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas offers guests an extraordinary vacation surrounded by championship golf courses, challenging ski slopes, natural hot springs and majestic mountains. The resort features one- and two-bedroom chalet-style villas with spacious living areas, fireplaces, gas barbeques, high-speed Internet, fully equipped kitchens, and in-home washers and dryers. You’re sure to enjoy the on-site recreation center, featuring tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts, an exercise room, a sauna and hot tubs, shuffleboard, billiards, a lounge area and even a library. Guests also receive discounted rates to area golf courses, hot mineral pools, skiing and some local restaurants.
Finally, Sunchaser Vacation Villas boasts a set of three villa-styled resorts — Hillside, Riverside and Riverview — designed to accommodate singles, couples and groups up to eight persons. Sunchaser boasts one- and two-bedroom villas in each resort set, complete with partial or full kitchens, spacious living areas and bathrooms, soaker tubs or jetted tubs, and plush, comfortable beds. Riverside houses the front desk, guest services and recreation center, while Hillside contains the resort’s outdoor pool, family water park and waterslide. Sunchaser Vacation Villas is set on the warm side of the Rockies, which means the golf season starts far earlier than it does in Banff. Recreational opportunities are available in every season, however — just one reason why Vacation Ownership has ranked the resort among the world's top 20 vacation destinations.
So come, experience the Columbia Valley and Fairmont Hot Springs on your next trip!