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New Snow: 1 inches 2.5 cm Snow Base: 7 inches / 17 cm Snow Depth: 30 inches / 75 cm
October 3-6 2013
It Starts with a Photogenic Classroom
In its autumn disguise the Algoma Highlands north of Sault Ste Marie is ablaze with reds, yellows, golds and greens - mirrored in her inland lakes and fast flowing rivers. From broad scenic vistas to the intricate patterns of a single coloured leaf, it's a rich and varied landscape that begs to be photographed.
Within this rich and varied landscape photographers will experience a mix of formal instruction in the lodge combined with hands on, one-on-one instruction in the field. It's a fun, casual learning environment that promises to invigorate and inspire.
It starts with a photogenic classroom and ends with fabulous photographs.
All meals and formal instruction take place at Stokely Creek Lodge. Not only are the food and accommodations legendary but the cedar shingle buildings themselves are photo-worthy.
Nestled in the midst of the hardwood-covered mountains of the Algoma Highlands, Stokely Creek Lodge is enveloped in a rich and rolling autumn landscape - with the reds of sugar maples, yellows of birch and aspen and greens of coniferous. Add the falls, rapids and pools of rollicking Stokely Creek flowing right past the lodge and we have prime shooting locations right on site.
October 3 - 6, 2013 Cost for 4 day workshop: Lodging: $90 per room per night (up to 2 people in a room) Food: Dinner Thursday evening to Lunch on Sunday ( nine meals) for a total of $145 per-person Cost: of the 4 day photo workshop is $225
October 4 to 6, 2013 Can't make it for four days, then join us Friday evening for a 3 day photo workshop. Cost:Lodging: $90 per room per night for lodging (up to 2 people in a room) Food: $100 per person (includes all meals Friday dinner to Sunday lunch—(6 meals!) Cost of Three Day Workshop: $200
For detailed information click on Stokely Autumn Woods and Waters Photography Workshop James Smedley is an award-winning Ontario photographer. His images appear regularly in international advertising campaigns and in books, magazines and newspapers world-wide.
October 4-6, 2013
Our winter guests often come back for kayaking, biking, hiking, or the fall color tour around Lake Superior. If you have only seen Stokely covered with sparkling white you will enjoy seeing it surrounded with brilliant fall colors. Come and enjoy the trails and the Stokely huts along the way with views of the Algoma Highlands at the peak of the color season. A leading Canadian photographer will also be leading a photo workshop at Stokely on this same weekend. See the details on the events page for the photo workshop .
October 4 to 6, 2013 Cost:Lodging: $90 per room per night for lodging (up to 2 people in a room) Food: $100 per person (includes all meals Friday dinner to Sunday lunch—(6 meals!) Call Stokely for reservations at 866-stokely
Spring, Summer and Fall
Stokely will be open throughout the off season for lodging. If you are traveling through the area, stop and spend the night with us at Stokely! Our winter guests often come back for kayaking, biking, hiking, or the fall color tour around Lake Superior. There are several good restaurants in the area that we can heartily recommend. Call ahead and we'll have a guest room ready for you. The cost is just $97 a night per room. The best way to reach staff at Stokely in the the off season is by emailing us.
Every day is a Women's Get Away at Stokely
Come for 2 or more days
Location is everything; chosen for its unparalleled variety in terrain and natural beauty, Stokely Creek Lodge was built beneath the slope of King Mountain, surrounded by an untouched forest. A river runs between the Lodge and the mountain, with a sonorous waterfall just yards away, always beckoning.
What a perfect place for a Women's Getaway. Everything about it says come, bring friends and family to unwind, share laughs and enjoy friendship. Available any two days, during the week or the weekend from Dec 23, 2013 through March16, 2014, you can book your getaway.
Stokely offers so much: * A room with a view, in fact every room has a view * A number of fireplaces where you can read or share an intimate conversation * Complementary hor d'oeuvres during happy hour * The smells of delicious meals being prepared in the kitchen * The exclusive privilege of dining as our guest, no waiting. There is always a place for you. * Endless snowshoeing and cross country skiing for the sports enthusiast * Short trails for those who need only a peaceful ski or snowshoe along the creek * Ski rentals available and ski instructor by appointment * Free saunas at your leisure, or a hot stone massage by appointment * There are a variety of room arrangements for your group needs
This secluded ski lodge is nestled in Algoma Highlands Country, and boasts 110 kms of groomed ski trails and over 20 kms of snowshoe trails. It is located just 20 miles outside of the Sault in Northern Ontario, and 90 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Call and reserve your getaway now.
December 20 2013 to Jan 4, 2014
There is nothing quite like celebrating a white Christmas and New Year's winter break surrounded by the natural beauty of Stokely Creek Lodge. Stokely is the perfect getaway from the busy holiday season. Enjoy skiing and showshoeing in the refreshing outdoors while indulging in healthy home cooked food. This is a vacation that our family always looks forward to. The Stokely winter wonderland is a peaceful place to unwind before the New Year begins.
During our stay our kids went sledding skiing and snowshoeing. Ping-pong was a favourite indoor activity while enjoying the endless supply of hot chocolate. All children are encouraged to sign up for a kid's time with ski instructor Jonathan for a nominal charge.
Adults can enjoy Stokely's world-class ski and snowshoe trails, take a sauna, enjoy a hot stone massage, relax by one of the many fireplaces and savor the gourmet meals.
On Dec 31st after a delicious meal enjoy the night sky and relax around a roaring bonfire to celebrate the New Year.
The all-inclusive early season rates from Dec 20, 2013 to Jan 4, 2014 apply with a minimum 2 night stay. Included per person are accommodations, happy hour appetizers, and gourmet dinner the day you arrive and large breakfast buffet the day you leave. Lunches are included every day in between.
If you come with a group of 10 or more and have one bill we will give 10% off these already discounted prices. These rates are for double occupancy. Stokely does have several rooms for single occupancy.
January 26th, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm
Join nature enthusiast, artist and Stokely Creek snowshoe trail designers Lucie Gagnon and Bob Yankus for a Snowshoe Adventure.
On Sunday the 26th, Lucie and Bob will host a day of snowshoeing along the 20 km of trails they have developed. The snowshoe trails highlight the scenic beauty of the Algoma Highlands.
You'll crisscross Stokely Creek as it flows into Lake Superior, ascend along natural waterfalls frozen in time, or stand just a little back from the Summit's edge as you survey the Lake Superior shoreline. There is so much to fill your senses. If you are a Stokely guest is will cost $10 to put your name in the drawing.
Cost is only $18 if you pre-register and $20 at the door per day for adults. Children under 12 are free. The event includes Stokely's famous Chili served at the King Mountain summit and the Day Skiers Log Hut.
Call Stokely Creek at 705-649-3421 for tickets.
Super Bowl Weekend January 31 to February 2, 2014
With two beautiful new huts added to the Stokely Trail system, we have come up with a great way to showcase them both in one day. On Saturday the day before Super Bowl Sunday ski to the Stokely Lake Hut on the Peterson Trail. Enjoy a snack and hot chocolate. Your snowshoes will be delivered to the hut while you are skiing. Then snowshoe to the Hakon Lein Hut. This portion of the trail called the Peregrine Pass Trail follows a geological fault that passes through the center of what once was a larger summit, much larger than King Mountain. The trail takes you to the top of a cliff that overlooks the highlands with it's ridges and mountains. It is an endless view. The trails include passing two separate areas of ice cliff formations. These are some of the best scenes that the highlands offer. We will spend approximately 2 hrs snowshoeing to the Hakon Lien Hut at an easy pace, allowing plenty of time for photos. Be sure to bring a camera. A hearty lunch and skis will be waiting for you at the cabin.
Bring a ski bag and a small back pack with dry and proper clothing (gloves, boots dry socks, hats, water bottles, etc) for each portion of the trip. The return ski to the lodge is mostly downhill through the forest. This will be a rewarding day of scenery, exercise, food and friends. Bob Yankus is a perfect tour guide. As the trail developer, he is enthusiastic, and is exciting to snowshoe with. Free for overnight guests, a $25 fee for season pass holders. Day skiers will pay $40 which includes a discounted day pass. Make your reservations for the Hut to Hut when you book your stay, or as soon as possible. This event fills quickly.
9:00 am to 9:30 - Prepare to leave and load sled.
9:30 to 10:30 - Ski to cabin Stokely Lake Hut.
10:30 to 11:00 - Hot drink and prepare to snowshoe to Hakon Lien Hut 11:00 to 1:30 - Snowshoe. 1:30 to 2:30 - Lunch to die for at the Hakon Lien Hut. 2:30 - Ski back to lodge. 3:30 -4:00 - Arrive at lodge
******On Sunday you are welcome to a Super Bowl party in the manager's apartment to watch the game.
February 22, 2014
See you at the Summit February 22! Snowshoe or cross country ski up to King Mountain where you can switch your choice of transportation for the second leg of your trip. Your skis or snowshoes will be portered there. Enjoy the rewarding views of the Algoma Highland and the Lake Superior shoreline. You can continue exploring the snowshoe trails to the North View, and the Fire Tower Summit. Plan your own departure time either morning or afternoon. Your skis or snowshoes will be delivered to the summit by 11 am. Whatever your mode of transport, its a King Mountain day. Homemade Stokely cookies and hot tea will be waiting for you at the summit. You must register and the cost is only $15 per person.
Saturday March 1, 2014
The Wabos Loppet takes place in March and begins with a scenic hour-long train ride from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to the lumbering village of Wabos. At Wabos, skiers begin an uninterrupted 27 KM (16 mile) cross country course that leads through the woods, to Sheppard Creek, where tea and oranges are served. From there ski on to Norm's cabin at the edge of Bone Lake. There skiers will enjoy more refreshments of tea and cookies. The last part of the trip takes participants to Stokely Creek Lodge for a festive celebratory barbecue and live entertainment. Rate - $84.00 - $115.00, Canadian depending on when you sign up. Call Stokely at 705-649-3421 (local) or 1-866-786-5359 to make your reservations. If you are staying the weekend at Stokely ask about the discount on registering for the Loppet.
Saturday March 8, 2014
Join us in March to take advantage of spring skiing and snowshoeing, when the days are longer and the weather is warmer. If conditions are perfect we will groom walker lake and have a picnic on walker lake. The ice is at its thickest in March, making it the best time to ski or snowshoe the lakes. You can experience it all with our discounted late season rates and stay the next week for our very discounted final week rate. Make your final week of skiing a great experience at Stokely. Call 1-866 Stokely to make reservations. Dayskiers are welcome but call ahead for lunch reservations on the lake. call 705 -649-3421 for reservations.
March 10 to 16
We are excited about Stokely’s final week of the winter season. This is sometimes the best skiing of the year. The weather gets warmer, the days are longer and the creeks are rushing. We are planning a final party on Saturday, March 15th. It will include snowshoeing along creek-side from the Lodge to The Upper Fall and Beaver Ponds. This trail offers the most beautiful creek-side scenery at Stokely. The trail is mostly in the shade so the snow stays around late into the season. Rates: Pick a room starting as low as $100 per person per day( plus tax) from March 2 to 16, 2014.Check lodging page for all discounted rates. No other discounts apply and you must make reservations for at least 2 nights.
March 15, 2014
We will begin at the Lodge and follow the Creek-Side Trail and end up at the Frozen Upper Falls and the Beaver Ponds. The weather is getting warmer and the creek's melting ice make the creek rush with beautiful sites and sounds. You will be on a guided tour of this strikingly diverse landscape. Make sure to take your camera for endless photo opportunities. The lodging is $100 to $130 (plus tax). This is a large late winter season discount.