The Technology Behind Brooks Creek Ranch
Updated: Jul 30
Located in the depths of Fernie’s outback, Brooks Creek Ranch is a completely off-the-grid green energy resort; but that doesn’t mean we are without modern technology. The technology that we utilize is very innovative and we very proud of the futuristic amenities that we offer our guests. First of all, we use smartphones as keys to unlock certain areas of the resort. Second, we utilize Amazon’s Echo Dot devices for communications. Last but certainly not least, Brooks Creek Ranch is run entirely on green energy.
The Use Of Smartphones and Wifi
We are often asked whether or not we have wifi at our remote location; the answer is yes, we do. Guests have full internet access while staying with us. Though we believe that unplugging is an essential part of the Brooks Creek Ranch experience, we also understand that for some, the internet is a necessary convenience. The entire property is equipped with wifi access including the suites, foyer, and library.
Additionally, guests have the ability to utilize their smartphones in a whole new way: as keys to the resort! Using the Justin Mobile app, guests can lock and unlock suites as well as the exterior doors. This app is compatible with both Android and Apple products. We provide physical key cards upon request, however we try our best to encourage the use of smartphone keys to so we can reduce our reliance on plastic.
An off-the-grid resort with high functioning modern technology may seem like an oxymoron, but all of our technological endeavours are fuelled by our green energy which we will soon explain in more detail. First, we’d like to introduce a modern piece of technology that we have integrated into the Brooks Creek Ranch experience. We use Amazon’s Echo Dot devices as our primary communication system throughout our property. This system is used for guest communications with other suites, to connect with your personal concierge, and to call landlines outside of the resort. To use the Echo Dot in your room, all you have to do is speak to it. For example, say “Alexa, call Suite 101” and it will call that suite; to answer a call, simply say “Alexa, answer” and it will answer the call. This piece of technology is located in each room as well as at the coffee bar. To call your concierge, ask Alexa to “call the concierge” and you’ll be connected immediately!
We Are A Green Energy Resort
Brooks Creek Ranch runs entirely on green energy from each aspect of the electricity through to our water systems. This off-the-grid self sustainability is something we are very proud of, especially as one of the first luxury destinations to offer this. Our entire property runs on solar charged batteries and microhydro power from top to bottom. We offer tours of our mechanical plant for guests who are interested in seeing exactly how the property runs solely off of our surrounding natural resources. On top of our green energy initiatives, we encourage our guests to be mindful of energy consumption while staying with us, as well as continuing this mindful practice at home!
Working together, we have the ability to minimize our impact on our beautiful environment. By turning off lights when they’re not in use, reusing towels when possible, and keeping doors and windows closed during colder weather, one small action a day goes a long way. Upon arrival, guests are given sustainable water bottles as well, we hope they are put to good use!
Are you interested in learning more about Brooks Creek Ranch? We would love to hear from you.
Whether you’re looking for a family getaway, a romantic weekend for two, or a weekend with friends we would love to have you at Brooks Creek Ranch.