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6271 Kispiox Valley Road 63 Kilometer on Kispiox Valley rd, Kispiox, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0J 1Y0 Canada
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Sometimes you have to get away to get close to what’s important. To recharge, reconnect, or even find something for the first time. To a place where you leave the normalcy of traffic, early meetings, and last-minute dinners behind. A place where the norm isn’t so normal after all. A place where comfort is key and alarm clocks are optional. A place that shares a front yard with bears, moose, deer, and the like. Where you can take a horseback ride to a cabin on top of a mountain. Where you can snorkel in face deep powder or the crystal-clear river. Where you can hike through the scents and flurries of the cottonwood trees. With gourmet meals made with ingredients picked right out the back door. With fireside chats filled with laughter, stories, and the occasional cocktail-induced dare. A place where joy is measured by the number of fish caught or books read. A place run by a family where everyone feels like family. A place where smiles aren’t in short supply. A place where the uncommon is commonplace. And that’s a very good thing. A place far from ordinary.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Archery
Badminton
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Skiing
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
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VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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6271 Kispiox Valley Road 63 Kilometer on Kispiox Valley rd, Kispiox, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0J 1Y0 Canada
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Patrick Z wrote a review Mar. 2022
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I want to say thank you for this "farytail" week i passed in your Lodge. Skiing at it's best, so familiary staff, professional service, top accomodation... what do you wish more as happy moments with so lovely people. Absolutely great vacation and all the lovely "Bear Claw Familiy" made it possible. Thank you for all the unforgetable moments - it was just great!!! xou made me addicted!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 29, 2022
Dear Patrick, Thank you so much for your kind words!! This means a lot to us. It was such a great week with you all. So many perfect days in the mountains and at the lodge. We appreciate your review very much :) We will see you back here in the future to make more unforgettable moments. Thanks again!
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tegan1293 wrote a review Jul. 2021
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We recently had our wedding at the Bear Claw Lodge in the Kispiox Valley and it was nothing short of incredible. The scenery is breathtaking, the lodge is exceptional, and the Allen's always make everyone feel so welcome and like part of the family. If you are thinking of booking a trip here whether it be for a family vacation, a couples retreat, or just a reason to getaway; do it, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Every room is amazing with breathtaking views of the Kispiox River and Baldy Mountain
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Aug. 16, 2021
Thank you so much Tori for choosing Bear Claw for your wedding. The entire day was so perfect! We feel grateful we were able to host such a beautiful event. Best, Kaleigh
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Nancy L wrote a review Aug. 2018
Boise, Idaho50 contributions37 helpful votes
This little lodge overlooking the Kispiox River is surrounded by natural beauty. With only 8 guestrooms, service is indeed individual. The friendly and courteous staff greeted us by name, noted our preferences and catered to our needs. Gourmet food was prepared with food sensitivities in mind, and tastefully presented. We were fly fishing, but others were kayaking, horseback riding, and hiking. A kids camp is offered several times each summer with training ranging from water rescue to bread baking to proposing toasts. We were impressed with the people and the place.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thank you for your lovely review Nancy and taking the time to write it. Was a pleasure to have you both at the lodge and I hope we will see you back someday. The fish are waiting!
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bkind2015 wrote a review Jun. 2018
West Vancouver, Canada5 contributions5 helpful votes
Outstanding experience! We went on a retreat and the people, food, wine, activities, accommodation and scenery total-up to the best experience we have ever had while on retreat. We did kayaking, river floating, horseback riding, lake canoeing, archery tag, yoga, axe throwing, massages, hot tubbing and bonfires every night. It was bliss and a 10 out of 10, and I highly recommend to anyone. Wow!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
There definitely was not enough time to fit everything in... Mantracker is on the schedule for your next trip :) Thank you for the review. It was such a pleasure to host your group and I sincerely hope we see you all up in our neck of the woods again!
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Tom K wrote a review Jun. 2018
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I have had the pleasure of spending 8 days at Bear Claw, and with the amazing people who work with and around this crew, for 2 different retreats in the past 13 months. I can say unequivocally this is the finest group of people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting as Lodge and hospitality operators. Forget the fact that Bear Claw is smack in the middle of one of the most spectacular parts of the planet, and that they are gifted with incredible natural resources; they have an uncanny ability to know exactly what our group needs, and what each individual needs, in order to deliver an incredible experiance for all. I trust them implicitly and will absolutely be back! PS: the food is the best ever😍 and the beds and rooms are a little but of heaven!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Wow Tom, Thank you so much for your words and taking the time to write this. We are so lucky to have the guests that we have, and I thank you so much for putting together such outstanding groups. We all hope you will be back! :)
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Gordon B wrote a review Aug. 2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom242 contributions88 helpful votes
This Lodge is Fantastic I came on my own as I wanted to fish with a guide on great Rivers like the Kispiox, Skeena and the Bulkley I learnt a lot from the professional guides I came for five days fishing and 6 days board . The Family run lodge has 8 great comfortable rooms great beds very clean all services available from laundry to wifi All the staff some of which are not family are really friendly and go out of their way to make your stay memorable you feel part of the lodge when you are staying there Food fantastic wines and a great choice of spirits special mention of the great Ceaser they make . You can do anything there they can offer camping they also have great kid camps where the kids can go riding and also study the great scenery around the lodge Try the snorkelling in the river and watch the fish going by . I went riding on the morning before I left on trails and it was great I keep using the word fantastic because it is ! While I was there a Swiss family took a three day mountain trip on horses where they stayed in a cabin each night Which they told me they really enjoyed At night you get to have a great dinner with the guests and occasionally the owners/family it's very informal and relaxing Obviously you can get either a packed lunch or cooked if you are in Breakfast has a great choice of cooked or cold cereals and fruit local wild blueberries and raspberries are a must have I will be coming again ( if I can get a reservation after this review) with friends and my wife as this is a very special place you have just got to come but not for less than a week as there is just to much to take in !
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thank you Gordon! The time you took to write this means a lot to us. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope you will be back again!
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bigbrownboy wrote a review Jul. 2015
Seattle, Washington23 contributions6 helpful votes
The lodge, staff, location, and food are all top class. This really reminded me of a Relais & Chateaux caliber property. Though much more intimate than a Sonara Resort, and a whole lot cheaper than Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Our family of nine ranging from 1 to 70 years old stayed here for four nights as a family getaway. Activities during the trip included: river rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, zip-lining into the river, and most unique of all--snorkeling down the river watching the fish go by. My almost 4 year old also spent about 45 minutes on a tractor with the owner clearing brush on the property--that's an activity you won't find in the brochure, but he had a ball. So between these outdoor activities in a beautiful location along the river, the food in the lodge is amazing. This of course assumes you enjoy your food fresh, local, and made from scratch. All starts with the morning wake up call with a drink of your choice, a massive breakfast, "light" lunch, afternoon apps, and then a three course dinner. Now throw in the fact you're on a friendly first name basis with everyone working there, and the service levels are top class. I'd brought my 1 year old her own fork, and at each meal said fork would have been washed and wrapped up in a napkin in front of a high chair at the table. Love this sort of attention to small details. And should note that the service isn't in any way stuffy--it manages to be refined while being entirely casual. While lounging around the lodge they are all a delight to chat with. At the end of the day, this place actually is great value when factoring in everything that is included in the room rate (from high quality food to airport transfers). Plus mileage award tickets from Vancouver to Smithers on Air Canada are also pretty available (our whole group traveled same flights on Aeroplan awards), so you can minimize the sting of that pricey flight. The only bad thing I can say is I picked up a few more insect bites than I would have liked. But everyone else in the group put on some repellent and was just fine. My only initial trepidation in booking was the lack of reviews online. But their website definitely accurately portrays the experience--and the photos are entirely representative (so I'm not adding any photos here). This is really perfect for a summer family getaway. They were amazing with my young kids, and we'll definitely return in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Response from Kaleigh A, Marketing Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Aug. 5, 2015
Thank you so much for the incredible feedback. It makes it so easy for us at Bear Claw to want to go above and beyond when we have amazing guests like you and your family. Thank you for the time and thought you put into your comments, we appreciate every word and it means a lot to us. We look forward to having you all back again in the future! Best, All of us at Bear Claw!
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Bethjlane wrote a review Jul. 2013
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The facility & access to Skeena & Kispiox are unbelievable! The staff is overwhelmingly accommodating & knowledgeable. Our Guide, Don, awa all guides on staff are very experienced, patient & determined to make your trip a successful angling adventure!
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Response from Kaleigh Allen, General Manager at Bear Claw Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thank you Beth :) You and Phil are like family to us and we hope to see you both again this fall!
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Kylee A wrote a review Sep. 2012
Penticton, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
We chose to have our wedding at The Cliffs at Kispiox River because of it's beautiful location and resort, the bonus was the amazing staff!! Right from day one with planning and organizing to check-out, the staff took care of every need. The food was excellent, and the waiters, waitresses, and bartenters were extremely friendly. All staff members were continually two steps ahead with whatever any of our guests needed, making our wedding experience perfect :) I would highly recommend this venue for any type of social function!
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Responded Mar. 10, 2021
This was an incredible, beautiful event. Thank you Kylee for the review :) Was great to be able to host your wedding. All the best to your family!
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VickyBrent wrote a review Jul. 2012
Smithers, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff and Management at The Cliffs at Kispiox are superb!! They are all very helpful and polite and have the best service I have ever seen! If you can get a chance to experience this lodge you will not be disappointed. First class in a part of the world you will get lost in! It is located in the best Valley with the most spectacular views - don't forget your camera!
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thanks a lot for the Vicky. An image we will never forget is you pulling up on the horse drawn wagon. Such a beautiful wedding. Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Claw Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Claw Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bear Claw Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Bear Claw Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Bear Claw Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bear Claw Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bear Claw Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Bear Claw Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bear Claw Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bear Claw Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bear Claw Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.