The Yukon Black Spruce is a new accommodation in the City of Whitehorse. A small boutique hotel, Black Spruce features four architectural suites perched on granite boulders and set in the Northern boreal forest. Modelled after European landscape hotels, the property is designed to bring a unique and upscale accommodation experience to guests.
Units are accessed via a cedar wooden boardwalk which snakes between boulders and trees. At a central deck area guests can enjoy a communal fire-pit, and a custom wood fired sauna. Each suite features a large 10' x 10' south facing window which directs guests views towards the forest and rocks. Future amenities include a wood-fired hot tub and weekly wood-fired pizza for guests.
The ethos of treading lightly on the earth extends to many unique construction techniques used in the Yukon Black Spruce. The property uses high quality building materials that are atypical of conventional commercial accommodation. This includes wide plank solid wood flooring, earthen plastered walls, heated marble tile flooring, straw bale insulation, and a unique exterior finish called shou sugi-ban, a process where each piece of siding was burnt and charred before being installed.
Yukon Black Spruce derives its name from the charred local Yukon spruce siding, which creates a beautiful mottled finish that blends into the natural landscape. The Units also feature organic bedding and towels, and because of the use of sustainable materials and supplies, the accommodation is suitable for those with chemical sensitivities.
Yukon Black Spruce has had to pivot during the pandemic, but the property looks forward to welcoming guests back to the territory soon.
Visit the website: www.yukonblackspruce.ca