By Camille Aubin

Based on the success of the Ferniebnb company, which opened in 2018 and has grown to more than a hundred listings, Beyondbnb now extends its services to the Columbia Valley.

“We provide all the services to operating a successful rental for owners,” explained Beyondbnb entrepreneur Ryland Nelson.

For short, medium or long-term rentals in Invermere, Panorama, Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont, Benyondbnb offers rental management services. These services include guest communications, cleaning and laundry, supplies replenishment, pricing and maintenance coordination.

“We are a high-tech company. We use a lot of automation. All the latest and the greatest technologies allow us to be much more streamlined and efficient, which allows us to offer our services for a very great value,” said Nelson.

A management fee ranges from 5 to 20 per cent, and that fee, explained Nelson, ensures quality control and the high standards set with his first branch in Fernie. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an extra cleaning phase to disinfect everything.

With a 24/7 call center in Fernie, Beyondbnb renters and owners can get assistance with any of their properties or guests’ requirements at any time. Here in Invermere that assistance comes from Beyondbnb’s local Invermere partner Mark Kline.

No contract or commitment is required to do business with Beyondbnb. “It is very flexible, and it can be done for every length of time. Maybe a local is going away for a holiday and are able to rent their place out for few weeks, or a month. We can take on those kinds of short-time projects within the legal framework of the area,” said Nelson.

With fewer bookings, Nelson believes that the offseason is the ideal time to begin working with the company, which gives them enough time to set up everything and take photos of the property.

Nelson’s goal is to help to increase tourism in the area. “In Fernie, we’ve helped the tourism economy grow in the community because we’ve opened up all these new rentals that were previously not being utilized for short-term rentals. Especially in those peaks, holidays and weekends when it’s 100 per cent occupancy in town, it’s limiting the tourism potential and so if we are able to bring new, previously never-rented units that are going to increase that maximum capacity in the tourism market here,” explained Nelson.

For more information, visit or call Mark Kline at 778-761-5660.