Current Conditions at Stokely: -12°C & mostly cloudy
New Snow: 0 inches / 0 cm Snow Base: 17 inches / 42 cm Snow Depth: 50 inches/125 cm
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 your stay your kids go sledding skiing and snowshoeing. Ping-pong is 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 before a delicious meal you will enjoy the night sky and relax around a roaring bonfire to celebrate the New Year. The after dinner, special, New Years fireworks, are up-close and entertaining.
If you come with a group of 10 or more and have one bill we will give 5% off. These rates are for double occupancy. Stokely does have several rooms for single occupancy.
Stokely will be closed for this winter season for full service after Saturday March 16, 2014. From that date on winter, spring, summer and fall we will be open as a Bed and Breakfast. You need to make reservations. This is good news for those wanting to ski for the next few weeks since our snow is sticking around. If you want to go biking or hiking on our trails or kayaking on Lake Superior, or just passing through Stokely is open as a B & B . Call to make reservations at 866-786-5359.
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. You can book your getaway with a minimum of 2 nights on the weekend.
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.
January 24th, 2015
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 Saturday the 24th, 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 30 to February 1, 2015
Saturday, January 31st Hut-to-Hut Event:
Richard and Doris Kargl have invited us to their house (right along the Stokely trail) for an outdoor open fire with steaming hot apple cider. First we will ski the Roth and Erling Strom to the Kargl’s. From there you will snowshoe the beautiful Lower Taylor Canyon to the Hakon Lien hut for lunch. Your skies will be waiting for you there and you will ski back to the lodge. For those who are daring and want to add on a strenuous snowshoe, you can follow a leader to the Robinson cliffs.
A hearty lunch and skis will be waiting for you at the Hakon Lien 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 $20 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 Kargl.
10:30 to 11:00 - Hot drink and prepare to snowshoe through the Lower Taylor Canyon to the 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
Valentines Evening February 14, 2015
Wine tasting begins at 5:00
Wine Tasting, appetizers and dinner. Stokely is for lovers, nature lovers great cuisine lovers, exercise lovers and wine lovers. Vin Greco is well known in the Sault for his interest in and knowledge of wine. For many years he wrote a monthly column in the Sault Star, and prior to that, he had a weekly on CBC Radio North. Currently, Vin writes a column for sootoday.com which appears every two weeks. And now he’s coming to Stokely to introduce us to some of his favorite white and red wines.
At Stokely, I make a point of trying to earn my evening indulgences with a day of outdoor activities. And what better way to spend your exercise dividend than with a wonderful meal and wines to enhance them? Stokely neighbors from Goulais and Sault Ste Marie are invited to join us for the pre-dinner wine tasting for a charge of $20.00 plus tax. Better yet, stay for dinner and the whole evening, dinner and wine tasting will be $55 which includes tax. Stokely overnight guests are invited to join the party for $15 plus tax. Check the web-site for details on the wines we will be tasting. Call Stokely at 866-786-5359 and locally 705-649-3421
Wine For A Stokely Tasting
Imako Vino majestic Temjanika 2013 Republic of Macedonia
Susana Balbo Crios chardonnay 2013 Mendoza, Argentina
Man Skaapveld shiraz 2013 Coastal region, South Africa
Tommasi Poggio Al tufo rompicollo 2011 Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
Seghesio Sonoma zinfandel 2012 Sonoma county, California
Castellani Sommevite Santovino Vino Liquoroso Tuscany, italy
February 28, 2014
Begins at 9:00
This has been a very popular event. Thanks to Bob Yankus, Stokely’s snowshoe trail developer and Ron Hann, the gregarious transporter of our skies, snowshoes and food. We will ski from the lodge to Walker Lake Hut, after hot chocolate and a snack; Bob Yankus will lead the group on a spectacular snowshoe through areas you do not go without a guide. He will lead us along Stokely Creek, the Upper Falls and past the Beaver Ponds on our way to Stokely Lake Cabin for lunch. Bring a ski bag and a small backpack with dry and proper clothing (gloves, boots c, dry socks, hats water bottles, etc. The return ski to the lodge is mostly a gently 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 exciting to snowshoe with. Free for overnight guest, a $20.oo fee for season pass holders. Day skiers will pay $40which includes a discounted day pass. Make your reservations for the Hut to Hut when you book your stay. This event fills quickly. If you are not an over night guest make a reservation for dinner at Stokely and end your day with a Sauna and dinner.
9:00 to 9:30 – Prepare to leave and load sled
9:30 to 10:30 Ski to Walker Lake hut
10:30 to 11:00 snack break at the hut
11:00 to 12:30 snowshoe to Stokely Lake hut
12:30 to 1:30 lunch at the hut
1:30 ski back to the Lodge
Saturday March 7, 2015
Stokely is very excited to announce that the Wabos Loppet will take place this year. The train has limited us to 90 participants. 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 - is $100 and space will be reserved for the first 90 skiers who call. 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 lodging discount.
March 13-15, 2015
Spring skiing and snowshoeing is like dessert at the end of the meal. Temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and the creeks are flowing, proclaiming the coming of Spring. Stokely's snow is deep and slow to melt. It is also a great time to take advantage of one of Stokely's greatest features, skiing on the frozen lakes. On Saturday, Jamie will lead the party skiing to Walker Lake. Lunch will be served at the Walker Lake Cabin with it's view of the lake.
The staff is pulling out all the stops for Jamie's farewell dinner and after dinner party. I feel a song coming on. Join us for a surprise filled evening.