The Flying Steamshovel

The Flying Steamshovel

2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0 Canada

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3.5
#3 of 3 inns in Rossland
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
At the Shovel, we offer spectacular views, unique boutique style rooms in a clean, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. We offer a variety of accommodation styles to fit your needs, whether you are travelling, visiting as a tourist or need longer term arrangements. Several of our rooms come equipped with Jacuzzi tubs with high-pressure massaging jets to soothe away your sore muscles.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Billiards
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Quaint

Location

2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 66 out of 100
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Kathleen H wrote a review Aug 2021
New Westminster, Canada74 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay. Convenient location. It was quiet but there was no band action in the bar below which may alter things. Super comfy beds. Hot water took some time to kick in but was there. Amazing friendly staff in bar. Would recommend for a few nights. Not wheelchair accessible as far as I could tell.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Would check band and live music schedule. It could be loud if a band was playing.
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g4480 wrote a review Jan 2014
Toronto, Canada97 contributions89 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
When looking for ski accommodations, I usually look for proximity to the hill, clean and comfortable rooms and a kitchen. The flying steamshovel is not on the hill but it is located only minutes away in Rossland. We stayed in Room 7, which included a full kitchen, living room with a sectional couch and a jacuzzi tub. This room is the first one at the top of the stairs and is at the north end of the building, farthest away from the bar. We stayed over a Saturday night and in contrast to previous reviews, we did not hear any noise from downstairs.

The room itself was very large and newly renovated. All the appliances, utensils, plates were brand new. The large sectional faced a flat screen TV with digital cable (non-HD). We liked that there was plenty of room to spread out all our equipment but strangely, there was no closet for clothes. There are hooks at the entrance but that's it. The heating system was difficult to control, it was either all or nothing. Attempts to adjust the settings did not work. If left on, the room would turn into a sauna after one hour. During the night, I had to wake up to turn it off and have to get up a few hours later to turn it back on as the cold became uncomfortable. Very inconvenient. There's no lighting bedside. The bed was comfortable although it sits about 4 feet off the ground. The bed has shelves underneath but are hard to access as they're close to the wall.

Wifi was free and decently fast.

The hotel is located a few minutes walk or drive into town where there is an excellent grocery store as well as coffee shops.

Overall, its a pretty decent value place to park yourself for a ski vacation if you don't want to pay for ski-in ski-out but it definitely has its drawbacks.
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Date of stay: January 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tamara B wrote a review Oct 2013
Vancouver, Canada113 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at The Flying Steamshovel in March 2013 prior to moving to Rossland permanently. We were very impressed with the size of our room (HUGE!). All of the rooms are recently renovated, so are surprisingly modern and nice despite the Hotel itself being a bit dated.

It should be noted that The Flying Steamshovel, (Or just "The Shovel" as the locals call it) is a really popular pub. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday night, you won't be far from one of the happening-est places in town. . . I would probably go ahead and call this place a "Pub that rents out a few rooms" as it's very much a pub first, and a hotel second. It is located about 2 blocks off Rossland's main-drag, which makes it very centrally located.

All in all, it's maybe not a place that I would bring my partner for a romantic getaway.... but certainly an awesome place to stay for a couple nights while you ski up at Red Mountain during the day, and want to have drinks with your new-found friends at night.

Friendly service, good location, adequate rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yourchoice wrote a review May 2017
Hamilton, Bermuda71 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My accomodation at the AirBNB fell through and decided to check out the Steamshovel. The pub looked very inviting and upon enquiring they had room and the price was very reasonable. They had a standard room with two doubles, big size room. Interstingly, the beds were separated by the bathroom. The only drawback was the double bed as I am over 6 feet and the pillows were small. Overall, I had a very good sleep and the room was quiet. Rooms was very clean. Cold beer at the pub was also nice.
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Eeds007 wrote a review Mar 2017
Rossland, Canada10 contributions130 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Shovel used to be a place to get a burger and beer for $15 after a day of skiing. Add a hostess but do nothing about the dingy interior and everything on the menu skyrockets.
Nachos for $25? For real though. As a vegetarian, I used to be able to enjoy all kinds of items, now there's barely an option... And a $2 surcharge for a veggie patty. Never have I ever.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sherpa573795 wrote a review Jul 2015
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
best burger around! John Candy burger and onion rings were so good. Stanley park draught beer was very tasty. Dont go there anything other than hungry! Live music on weekends has the place hopping. it's sooooooooooo gooooood.
Rossland worth the trip up the hillside
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cindy P wrote a review Aug 2014
Macon, GA, United States16 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't think a band played the night we were there as the only pub noise we heard was some chatter when we were in the hallway - the room was quiet. We slept great, The room and the bathroom were both pristine clean. The price was right and it was a sweet find for the one night we passed through. W-Fi worked Great. No breakfast options, but there are several coffee shops downtown.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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swg_360 wrote a review Jan 2014
Golden, Canada17 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the last room down the hallway, it had a huge jacuzzi tub, which we didn't use, stayed there one night. The bed was super comfy, tv mounted on wall, nice decor, very clean. I don't actually know if a band was playing or not, but we were the room furthest from the stage so I don't imagine that you would hear too much anyways. HOWEVER. When you come in the doors from the back and head up the stairs, there was a huge pile of vomit on the stairs that was there for the two days that we were in and out of there. I can't imagine that staff didn't see it. But i am guessing that some fool from the pub just walked around the corner to the quiet stairwell and let er rip (Which pub patrons can, and that is a downside)
ALSO, when you check in, it is at the convenience store on the very bottom level. Haha they gave us a $5 voucher to use for "breakfast" which was, anything in the store that you would want to eat for breakfast. Doritos? There were tiny little muffins, old apples, and tostitos on the hot rollers if you wanted. Hmmm. A really unappetizing option.
Anyways, it was a pub kinda place, wouldn't stay again unless it was for a party weekend cuz it is convenient to be able to puke anywhere around that place and no one seems to care....
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Date of stay: December 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose the room with the Jacuzzi tub at the very end of the hallway, it is sure to be quietest in...
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Jane M wrote a review Jul 2019
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I know the room is in a building that houses a pub. We checked to make sure there were no bands booked but sadly there was a private event the night we stayed. It is well after normally closing hours and the loud music is still playing and the bass is still pounding thru the floor. They also charged my card before they were suppose to - at the time of booking, not a week before the reservation as the website stated. And they charged me over one hundred dollars more than the price on my reservation. Luckily I caught it on my bank charges. I couldn’t get hold of anyone to complain about the noise. So not impressed, we will never return, nor would we suggest this place to anyone
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Date of stay: July 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t bother
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caribootwo wrote a review Jun 2019
Nelson, Canada3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
What did I like? I like that it was a great location (who doesn't love Rossland?) It's in a beautiful spot and was renovated a few years ago. The servers and hotel staff were pretty good, they did their best. The food was above average for pub food very yummy and looked inviting.

What didn't I like? Its dingy. They renovated a few years back and are letting it go. The bathroom floor's in the pub were oooie. The beautiful oak trim in the pub, (that I'm sure they spent a bundle on) is going to hell in a hand cart.
The carpet to the rooms hadn't been vacuumed in sometime. The rooms were clean and bed was comfy. I hate paper and plastic cups and no stir sticks or spoon. Then....... there is that 3rd party booking agent. Its all great when things go well but when it doesn't like in my case, it turns in to a nightmare. It was Grad weekend, and we were looking forward to a fun filled family night. They only booked 1 room manager took care of promptly thank god. Then there is the USD charges when I booked in CDN and don't get me started on the receipt without tax info.
A little up keep goes a long way!
I would't stay here again unless it was dirt cheap... or they change their ways
NOT local owned!
Cheers
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Kathleen H wrote a tip Aug 2021
New Westminster, Canada74 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would check band and live music schedule. It could be loud if a band was playing."
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Jane M wrote a tip Jul 2019
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t bother"
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swg_360 wrote a tip Jan 2014
Golden, Canada17 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the room with the Jacuzzi tub at the very end of the hallway, it is sure to be quietest in the event of a band downstairs, and furthest away from the entrance to the pub too, for all those random drunks."
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PRICE RANGE
C$197 - C$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaKootenay RockiesRossland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Flying Steamshovel
Which popular attractions are close to The Flying Steamshovel?
Nearby attractions include Out of the Cellar (0.3 km), Butch Boutry Ski Shop (0.2 km), and The Red Pair Shoe Store (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Flying Steamshovel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Flying Steamshovel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Flying Steamshovel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Flying Steamshovel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alpine Grind, The Flying Steamshovel Gastropub & Inn, and Idgies Fine Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Flying Steamshovel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Flying Steamshovel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Rossland.
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