The cozy cottage is at the end of a quiet no-thru road, on the shores of the sheltered Queens Bay, the warmest water in Kootenay Lake laps at this beach. The cottage is 30 minutes between Nelson and Kaslo, and just a few minutes North of the Balfour Ferry Terminal.
The fully equipped cottage has a full kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, microwave and a BBQ. There is a full bathroom with a large shower. Everything that you need will be waiting for you, including all bedding, linens and towels… if there is something more you require, just ask.
Head out and explore what the area has to offer. There are spectacular golf courses just minutes away, or soak in the mineral waters at Ainsworth Hot Springs, spelunk at Cody Caves Provincial Park, hire a fishing charter or hike, mountain bike or zip-line… so many opportunities are nearby so please ask for a “Daytrip Distance and Info sheet” to be sent to you. At the end of a day full of Kootenay style adventures, dine at any one of the excellent restaurants or pubs in the area. Then come home to peace and quiet and an evening of telling stories around your campfire on the beach.
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Relax on a private and peaceful 3 acre forested setting, near the pristine Slocan River in Winlaw. Our deluxe vacation rental has an open plan living & kitchen area and sleeps 8. It has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 large full bathrooms and a veranda. It has a large fenced yard with a private brick patio, BBQ, waterfall, fish pond and gardens. The home is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It is great for groups and families ! All you need to bring is your groceries.
Check out our excellent website! It has slideshows of the home and area, rates, reviews and an availability calendar. Winlaw has: 4 good restaurants, 2 grocery stores, biking trails, live music and a beautiful river to swim in. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet, and explore nature’s beauty.
We live on the property and have provided excellent service to our guests, since 2012. You can expect genuine Canadian hospitality and no booking fees. We offer wheelchair accessibility and extra amenities for children and the elderly. Call Pam or David at 1-250-226-7647 to book ahead. We accept: credit cards, cash and e-Transfers.
BioBio Guest Suite and Guest House are located on an organic farm within a 10 min drive to the vibrant community of Nelson. The best of both worlds: the peace and beauty of the rural setting only a short drive ( or bus ride) to historic Baker St. with its restaurants, art galleries, bookshops and boutiques.
There are 2 options for accomodation. A 1 bedroom suite sleeps up to 4 people. BioBIo GUest House has 2 bedrooms, a TV/den, a living room and sleeps 6 people in beds.
Both are lovingly built by a Swiss carpenter using the highest quality eco materials on our organic farm ( Arrowhead Farm). Enjoy the fresh air and space of the country setting only a 10 min drive from downtown Nelson. 30 minutes to Whitewater Ski Resort.
Arrowhead Farm is situated on a quiet road, away from the highway, but easy access from town.
BioBio Suite is on the first floor. There are no steps from the parking to the suite and none within. The main suite is occupied by the owner. There is no overlap of living areas ensuring peace and privacy for both. BioBio suite has its own entrance and a fenced in yard separate from the yard of the main house. It has a lovely private patio.
BioBio Guest House has its own driveway and parking area and is very private. There are steps both outside and within the house. There is a beautiful flagstone patio with garden furniture and access to the natural swimming pools.
Both are built with low VOC paints and natural finishes, wood, stone and are equipped with Heat Return Ventillators for the best air quality and energy efficiency.
Quality furnishings, new memory mattresses, WiFi ( can be turned off on request), washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV, Netflix.
While staying at the BioBio Suite or Guest House you will have an option to buy our farm fresh organic produce, Kootenay Local Agricultural Society certified.
Please enquire about our farm/pond permaculture tours and workshops on farm crafts: milking, cheese, butter, sour cream and yoghurt making, sourdough bread baking, fermenting, preserving.
In the area:
We are located 10 min by car from Nelson. In the summer time many Nelsonites use Blewett Rd as their biking trail. It is 30 min by bike to Nelson and 50 ( or more) min back, as we are uphill from town. There is also a city bus that stops in front of the farm on request. Going to town by bike and taking a bus back saves you an uphill ride.
Whtewater Ski resort, 30 min by car, famous for its champagne powder. Nelson was voted The Best Ski Town in North America by Powder Magazine.
Granite Point Golf course, 10 min by car
closest beach: Taghum Beach, 5 min by car
mountain biking: world class, abundant, closest area Morning Mountain is accessible from the house, a 10 min bike ride on Blewett Rd.
A beautiful, quiet, park like resort on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake. Only minutes to Nelson and close to Kokanee Glacier Park and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Cozy, clean kitchen suites and in summer a gorgeous breakfast included in a very reasonable price. Beach access and kayak rental.
Our ‘Outdoor Resort’ is literally in the middle of existing activities: Kokanee Glacier Park with short trails and multi day hikes is on our doorstep. Kootenay Lake with great sailing, kayaking, fishing and swimming is right in front of us. Next to our place starts a Wilderness Road, leading to the Six Mile Lakes and the Slocan Valley. And Nelson is only 8 km away.
Kootenai Hideaway is a private lakefront cabin accommodation moments north of Kaslo. Queens Bay Hideaway is a private lakefront cottage just 5 minutes north of Balfour.
The completely renovated cabin sleeps 5-6 and has a queen size bed and a double futon couch/bed with an upper bunk in the front view room. There are also two single beds in the loft bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped along with a BBQ. There is a full bathroom with a shower. There is everything that you will need in the cabin including all bedding, linens and towels. There is ample parking and a RV power plugin on the cabin.The 200′ of private lake frontage consists mainly of small, smooth, flat pebbles that are made to skip on the lakes’ surface forever. The beach has a gradual slope into the lake which makes it safer for children. At the beach there is a fire-pit, hammock, tenting spots, horseshoe pitch or try the productive fishing from shore at the mouth of the creek. The cabin is located near the end of a no-thru road and is well away from the main roadway. You will only hear the wind and water as the other properties are well hidden past the trees. Email or call Darrell and Chloe for more information on the cabin or the Kaslo area and its activities. 250-825-4568 Two Lakeside family vacation solutions for all four Seasons.
This charming Arts & Crafts home built in 1926 was extensively renovated 75 years later earning Nelson’s HERITAGE BUILDING OF THE YEAR award in 2001. Mistiso’s Place is also ranked as the ;#1 specialty lodging; in Nelson at http://www.tripadvisor.com. Beautiful 1-3 bedroom, self-contained eclectically furnished suites that can accommodate 1-12 people. Conveniently located- only steps away from historic Baker Street and all amenities. We offer a variety of self-contained suites ranging from 1-3 bedrooms to suit a wide array of needs and budgets. Each guest suite offers it’s own unique charm and character that will make you feel right at home. Easy stroll to great restaurants, shopping and Nelson’s Waterfront Pathway and only a short drive to golf-courses, spectacular fishing, breathtaking hiking/biking trails, historic ghost towns, Kokanee Park, Natural Hotsprings and Whitewater Ski Hill.
Mistiso’s Place is ”traditional yet funky, elegant but casual”. Advance booking highly recommended.
Free off-street parking, smoke-free interior, beautiful yard and gardens.
Walking distance to downtown, beach, shopping. May 1 to October 17th. Showers, flush toilets, picnic tables, covered dining shelter, wireless internet, shade, view, laundry and sani-station. Pets allowed. $25 un-serviced, electricity only $30, and full hook-up $35, base on 2 people. Extra adults $5, Children 14 and under free.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake and only 4 km from Ainsworth Hotsprings. Woodbury Resort really is the “we have it all” destination. Motel, Rv, tenting, JB’s Pub and Restaurant, full service marina, country store & Laundromat, heated pool and cold beer! If you have quads, dirtbikes, mountain bikes or hiking boots bring them!
Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, environmentally conscious waterfront resort that offers ownership opportunities and vacation rentals. This unique 20-acre resort features thoughtfully designed luxury cottages, a beautiful private beach, mountain streams, lush forest, walking trails, an orchard, gardens, a gift shop and the Falling Water Spa.
Only 5 cottages available in Phase 1. Wing Creek Resort offers deluxe one-bedroom cedar cottages with granite counter tops, slate and hardwood floors, stainless appliances, and wood burning fireplaces. Decks overlook breathtaking views. Located on 20 wooded acres, with trails, private beach, orchards, gardens and a sparkling mountain stream. Our spa features relaxation and sports massage, reiki and reflexology. Private, quiet, secluded year round retreat. One hour north of Nelson, 20 minutes north of Ainsworth Hot Springs and just 5 minutes north of Kaslo. Wing Creek Resort is in the heart of an area known for its natural beauty, spectacular vistas, natural hot springs, unparalleled hiking, boating, skiing and many other outdoor activities.
Newly built, totally self-contained 2 bedroom house with off street parking.
Located 3 blocks from Historic Downtown Baker Street.
Pets negotiable; extra charge may apply.
This is a non smoking property.
Minimum 2 night stay.
Stunning 2 bedroom suite with walkout waterfront on beautiful Kootenay Lake.
The suite is self contained with a private entrance and well appointed kitchen.
Relax and enjoy the patio’s lake, mountain and garden views, complete with outdoor kitchen and BBQ.
A 25 minute drive from historical Nelson which offers unique shops carrying both quality name brands and local artisan products. While exploring Nelson stop and take a break at one of the many restaurants, coffee shops, or craft breweries this city has to offer.
Conveniently located for both winter and summer outdoor enthusiasts. Minutes away from Kokanee Park for all your hiking, biking, water sports and zipline needs. Two beautiful 18 hole golf courses, plus Ainsworth Hot Springs, and the longest free ferry ride in the world are all nearby. For winter sports we are 45mins away from Whitewater ski hill with some of the best powder in Canada. Also many cross country ski trails for you to choose from in the area.
Or just come sit……..enjoy the private beach, sun and fun.