Learn How It All Started and Where We Are Today.
We Got Our Roots Started Early
Growing up in the vacation rental destination of Fernie BC, Founder and CEO Ryland Nelson started working in the property management industry in high school.
Out of high school Ryland pursued an education at BCIT's Tourism Management Program.
Before Airbnb even existed, Ryland worked to develop a community based online booking website for local accommodators.
First Airbnb Listing In Fernie
Renting out a lock-off room in his condo, Ryland was one of the earliest adopters of Airbnb.
We Started Our Business At Home
In the early days of Ferniebnb, the business was managed from Ryland's home. However, soon after launch it was clear that the business would soon need a dedicated business space.
As Airbnb became more popular, Ryland realized there was a demand for services to assist owners in managing their short term rentals. This is how Ferniebnb was established.
bnBeyond Vacations Inc.
The business was then officially incorporated in British Columbia.
Fernie's Largest Accommodator
Now with over 100 listings, Beyondbnb hosts the most pillows in Fernie!
With a proven track record, systems and infrastructure in place, Fernie Beyondbnb, in partnership with local entrepreneurs, launched in Invermere and Kimberley. The new service areas include Radium and Panorama.