The décor of The Explorers Society is inspired by nature and is Scandinavian in feel. Light, bright cozy spaces are created using beautiful wood detailing, each decorated with local handmade furniture designed by the hotel’s owners. Unique to the property, every room can be set as a single King or 2 Extra-Long Twins to ensure quality rest for both couples and individuals. The modern comfort of chiropractor-certified mattresses, luxury bedding, and comfortable furnishings creates a warm, relaxing atmosphere for our adventurous guests. Here you can play hard and rest well.
Each room type emphasizes luxury, smart design, and historical touches. All feature whitewashed wood walls, stunning burnt cedar headboards, award-winning REVO Bluetooth radios, fiber-optic wireless, LED TVs, swanky lighting, exclusive hooded sweatshirt robes, Oneka organic body products, beverage center with Stumptown French Press or Aria Tea, and mini bar chock full of gourmet snacks and drinks. We also have a handicap-accessible room with all the same amenities – please enquire.
Well designed and organized, our Traveler Rooms are smaller in space but big in features and comfort. A King-sized bed or 2 XL Twins, work desk, beverage center, 32″ TV, luggage storage, in-room safe, lots of hooks and spots for gear, and an ensuite tiled bathroom with either tub or shower. Enjoy views of the adjacent heritage building rooftops and surrounding mountains.
Larger in size, our Heritage Rooms feature original 1911 brickwork, additional Scandinavian walnut and leather furniture with Icelandic sheepskins, 40” 4K LCD television, REVO SuperConnect Internet radio, stylish ensuite tiled bathroom with stone counters and soaking tub, and incredible views of Revelstoke’s mountain landscape.
With extra floor space, lots of large windows to let in light, and on the desirable front corner of the McKinnon building, our Engelmann Suite is the next step up from our Heritage Rooms. In addition to our other amenities, the Engelmann Suite adds a plush seating area, upgraded furnishings, hanging mirrors, and stunning views of Mt Revelstoke and Mt Mackenzie.
Spacious and airy, with room to lounge and live, our Explorers Suite is the luxury answer to outdoor accommodation. Including a built-in bar counter, the room features a 50″ television, social seating area, original 1911 concrete details, and upgraded furnishings. Look out at iconic Mt Begbie and Mt MacPherson as you relax in your suite, and indulge in our premier lodging experience. The Explorers Suite can be further expanded by attaching a connecting Traveler Room resulting in 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and over 600 square feet of space.
Our team is here to help you get the most from you visit.
A variety of guest services are available, including:
Heli Skiing Packages*
Private Ski Guides*
*Cat, heli, or any type of guided adventures should be arranged prior to your stay.
Please get in touch with us, and we can book it for you!
Relax. Our roof lounge on the third floor gives you total freedom to sit back in an enormous sofa or club chair in front of the crackling fire. Visit with friends, make new ones, watch a show on the 65″ 4K TV, or read from our coveted collection of books on mountaineering, backcountry touring, mushroom hunting, birding, or general exploring. The views are stunning, both inside and out. The lounge area and roof deck with private hot tub are available to guests when not in use for private events. Consider it your home away from home.
From the instant you walk through the door, a visit to the Explorers Society is akin to being enveloped in a warm hug, The sensitive and clever renovation of the historic building is an indicator of the approach of management for whom no detail is too small to be important. Rooms are beautiful, well equipped and very comfortable. Service teams both in the hotel and in the adjoining restaurant are clearly trained to a very high standard and deliver excellent quality. We loved every minute of our stay here and have no hesitation in strongly recommending this hotel.“Exceptional Attention to Detail”, TripAdvisor, Nov 2017
We stayed at this lovely hotel as part of our 24 hour honeymoon, and really enjoyed the stay. Our experience was great from the second we walked in. I loved that it was in a heritage building and maintained that history and charm, but it is very tech savvy too. Just the heating/cooling alone in the room was the fanciest at any hotel I have stayed in, and clearly time and attention was given to all the smallest of details like how soundproof the large windows were or the very good Stumptown coffee in the room, complete with a proper french press which was worth it to me! Great stay all around, and nearly impossible not to leave a little hipper than when you started.“Wonderful Hotel for our Honeymoon” – TripAdvisor July 2017
Highlights include the contrast between softly white-washed wood and concrete walls, the elegant tin roof panels, the boldly tiled floor, and the industrial chandelier. These features are all individually unique but together compliment each other in an exquisitely modern way, while still paying tribute to the buildings rich history.The Explorers Society Hotel brings boutique trend to Revelstoke – Eliisa Tennant, Revelstoke Mountaineer, April 2017
Beautifully restored space in a great old building, right downtown. A work of love. Every detail is custom built and reflects taste and respect for the building and the town’s history, outdoor activities, and welcoming atmosphere.“Great New Hotel and Restaurant in Historic Revelstoke Building” – TripAdvisor, March 2017
They (the owners) lovingly restored a historic brick building in the heart of downtown, creating 9 cozy and modern rooms that capture the character of the original building (exposed brick and exposed wood trusses and beams), some great common areas, and a restaurant (Quartermaster) so fabulous that we ate there two nights in row!An Inaugural Hotel/Quartermaster Guest on TripAdvisor, Feb 2017