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"The natural scenery -- more than 12 square miles of it -- is varied and always exciting. Around some curves, skiers will find a cold creek. Other areas are known for hills or lakes that seem like they're in the middle of nowhere."
- Ron Bergin, publisher of Cross Country Skier magazine

Christmas and New Years Holiday at Stokely

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.

Women’s Get Away

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.

The Chocolate Express

January 17th, 2016

1:00pm

We are very excited to announce a new event for January 2016!!!

Participants have the option of: 10k, 5k & 2.5k ski loops and a snowshoe route.

Stations with tasty chocolate treats will be set-up along the trails and there will be a chocolate gathering in the Day Skiers Cabin at the end! Registration fee is $25/person and can be paid at the door, or $50 in pledges/person. Prizes will be awarded to those with the highest amount of pledges.

All proceeds go to our local ARCH Hospice. Visit their website for pledge forms and more information. http://www.archhospice.ca/#!events/evh5j

Snowshoe Festival

January 23rd, 2016

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 23rd, 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 will 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 the cost is $10 (HST Included) to register. $20 at the door for adults (HST Included). 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 Hut to Hut

February 6th, 2016

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 skis 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 could go on to the Robertson 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.

$10 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.

Time schedule: 9:00 am to 9:30 - Prepare to leave and load sled. 9:30 to 10:30 - Ski to Kargl's.
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

Wine Tasting With Vin Greco

Valentines Evening February 13, 2016

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 $25.00 plus tax. Better yet, stay for a home cooked dinner and the whole evening, dinner and wine tasting included, will be $60 which includes tax. Stokely overnight guests are invited to join the party for $20 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 to make reservations. Limited space available. 

Stokely Wines For a Valentine’s Eve

Fowles ‘Are You Game’ Chardonnay 2012, Victoria, Australia

Donnachiara ‘Irpinia Coda di Volpe’ 2013, Campagna, Italy

Eastdell ‘Black Cab’ Cabernet/Baco Noir 2014, Niagara, Ontario

Catena ‘High Mountain Vines’ Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina

Phinca Encanato Rufete ‘El flautista’ 2011, Rioja, Spain

Limnos ‘Muscat de Limnos’ Muscat of Alexandria 2014, Greece

The Annual Wabos Loppet

Saturday March 5, 2016

Buses Leave the Stokely Parking Lot at 9:00 am * DaySkiers Cabin open at 7:30 for a Continental Breakfast*

Chuck Peterson, Hakon Lein and several other Stokely Creek and Sault area skiing enthusiasts started the Wabos Loppet in1980. So, for 36 years Loppetiers have been skiing the 27 km Loppet from the sleepy town of Wabos to Stokely. Gaylen and Susan Byker thank Gary Oak for being the guide who leads the eager group of skiers to the beginning of the trail in Wabos and sends us on our way.

The annual Wabos Loppet will be a little bit different in it's 36th year. The train is not running and we have decided to use buses to bring everyone from Stokely to the lumbering village of Wabos, The route promises to be just as scenic.

The two refreshment stops along the way are strategically planned, with one at Sheppard Lake and the other at Norm’s new cabin. The celebration lunch and party happen at the end at Stokely’s Day Skier Cabin. Skiing through the wilderness, the camaraderie of friends and the groomed trails going up and down and around are there own reward. The Loppet is about the silence of the forest, the sound of the creek, the tranquility you experience and the satisfaction of meeting the challenges of the Stokely trails. .

DETAILS of THIS YEARS LOPPET:

  1. Buses will leave the Stokely parking lot at 9:00 for a scenic drive to Wabos.

  2. From 7:30 to 9:00 a free welcome continental breakfast of Stokely’s homemade muffins, breads and jams and robust coffee will be served in the Day Skiers Cabin for all guests arriving that morning.

  3. If you stay at Stokely Lodge there is a discount on your room rate if you are doing the Wabos Loppet. Since the bus leaves from Stokely, staying at the Lodge would be a perfect option.

  4. This year because of concerns about the weather (which so far has not affected Stokely skiers) if Stokely cancels the LOPPET (which has never happened in the past) we will totally refund your Loppet deposit.

Cost: $85 CDN/person (including tax) *Remember American friends that your dollar is very strong right now, has been up to 35% more. Best time in recent history to take a Canadian vacation.

Call Stokely at 705-649-3421 (local) or 1-866-786-5359 to make your reservations.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 21st, 2016