Located on the shores of Eleanor Lake, this summer resort features handcrafted log chalets inspired by the old lodges of Europe. From June to October it offers heli-hiking, heli-fishing and heli-picnicking opportunities. Access to Murtle Lake in Well's Gray Provincial Park is 5 minutes’ drive away. Each country-styled accommodation at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort features wooden furniture. Free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV and tea and coffee-making facilities are included in all accommodations. Luxury chalets at the resort include fully equipped kitchens, stone fireplaces and spa baths. Guests can enjoy meals at the Saddle Mountain Restaurant, located directly across the street from Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort, during the summer season. Guests can rent cruiser bikes, canoes, stand up paddles boards and volleyballs at the front desk. Blue River Airport is just 3 minutes’ drive via the Yellowhead Highway from this resort. Kamloops, British Columbia is 144.2 miles southwest of this guest accommodation.
Cons: Uses actual keys, not the plastic cards. I felt like I had transported to another century. Also, A/C required both flipping a wall switch and using a remote. Decor is bland, with a couple of references to winter sports.
When visiting Blue River, Glacier Mountain Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests can enjoy the spa tub, and hiking/biking trails and snowmobiling are nearby. Nice touches like pillowtop beds with premium linens and down comforters are offered up in all rooms.
Pros: The bathroom was freshly renovated and very clean.
Cons: There was a small fridge in the room but it was not plugged in.
Pros: The managers were friendly and helpful. My dogs were welcome.
Cons: The room was recently renovated, but not completely, so the badly patched ceiling and the hole in the wall were in stark contrast to the new decor. Would have been good to replace the old microwave & mini fridge too.
When visiting Blue River, Sandman Inn Blue River is a great choice to consider. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.