Located in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping accommodations. Nestled in the mountains with stunning river views, our property includes an event centre perfect for intimate concerts or weddings (opening summer 2022), a refreshing outdoor solar shower and edible food gardens. Our 300 acre property is perfect for urbanites seeking an outdoor experience immersed in nature without foregoing any of the comforts of home. Located just 12 minutes from the artist city of Nelson, we’re close enough to town to order take-out yet, just far enough to gaze at the Milky Way. Our mostly off-grid, eco-friendly retreat offers modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens, solar lighting and a communal outdoor cooking area complete with dishes and utensils. All you need to bring is food. Enjoy nature walks, foraging, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and wild life viewing at or near our sustainable retreat.
Cool Waters RV park is located in a valley about 5 minutes south of beautiful Nelson BC.
The property has a creek running through it, it is about 20 minutes from the local ski hill, and has a great number of mountain bike trails within close proximity.
The RV park has select amenities, including wireless internet, as well as electrical and water service.
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.
Take a Break! Stay at the prettiest RV Park and campground. 36 full service grassy sites in mountain setting. Large or small, we accommodate all. Pet friendly, clean washrooms; hot showers, free WiFi and friendly hosts. Now with 3 fully furnished and fully equipped rental Cabins Call: 866-687-7275
RV Park, campground, ice, pop, firewood, WiFi Internet access, cellular signal, satellite signal.
KARIBU PARK – is nestled in the picturesque Slocan Valley, in the Selkirk Mountains of the West Kootenays, between Calgary and Vancouver. We are on the pristine Slocan River in the hamlet of Winlaw, centrally located to Valhalla & Kokanee Provincial Parks, and the towns of Nelson, Castlegar and New Denver.
A campground for Self-contained RV’s only. Full Service Hook-ups. Wireless Internet. No washrooms or showers available. Daily,weekly and monthly rates. Pets allowed – on leash. Located just south of Nelson on Hwy 6 across from the Welcome to Nelson sign. Reach us by cell phones at 354-8451 or 354-8127 or 352-7238 office phone. Open year round $25.00 per night.
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.
Come stay with us and enjoy a home-away-from home!
Fully equipped suites with everything you need for a most enjoyable stay in the magical Kootenay region. Overlooking Kootenay Lake, this charming Heritage Building was built in 1926 and has been transformed over the decades into four beautiful, artistically designed, self-contained suites that can accommodate a single person or a large group of up to twelve people. Free off-street parking, smoke-free interior, beautiful yard and gardens.
We are located in the middle of Nelson town, close to all the favourite local amenities, including over 35 restaurants within walking distance!
We also have another option: our Morning Star Cabin, tucked away in the forest on the perimeter of Nelson, for anyone looking for a truly unique and different experience. Our Cabin can accommodate up to four people and is a five minute drive from downtown Nelson.
For eclectic, vibrant, exclusive and affordable accommodation, contact us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are located on Svoboda Road, 2.4 kms from the city of Nelson. Svoboda Road is home to many popular mountain biking trails of all levels. From our beautiful glamping sites you can ride out to the trails, already up the mountain. We are surrounded by the West Arm Wilderness Park so it is pristine forest, creeks and hiking trails also all around us. Being 10 minutes from Nelson also opens up all the amenities of this lovely town…biking/hiking/walking trails at the foot of Svoboda Road that go for miles in either direction; fabulous restaurants, craft breweries, shops, beaches and in non Covid times many festivals and music, and arts events.
We have four 14 foot in diameter domes, each with a twin bed, but room for another twin bed if desired; one 32 foot dome with a queen, and three twin beds; two cabins with queen beds, and a 32 foot travel trailer that is suitable for six people and is self contained with a shower, bathroom, full kitchen. There is a gazebo, full kitchen, three showeres and composting toilets, fire pit for the domes and cabins. All the domes have carpets, dressers, ‘real” beds, linens, towels. We are only filling to 1/2 capacity due to Covid 19 so each group can have their own shower and bathroom. Perfect for mountain bikers, families or a romantic retreat. The property is home to the Martin’s organic farm….full of beautiful flowering gardens, veggies, berries and fruit trees. Quiet, lush, and in the wilderness but close to Nelson.
The Frog peak cafe opened its doors in the summer of 2005 and has been happily serving the community breakfast and lunch ever since. We strive to support as many local farmers and use fresh ingredients in all of our food. The frog peak cafe is a busy community hub that also supports a thriving art community with monthly art shows featuring local artists. The 120 year old building is sitting on 1 acer of beautiful gardens with stone patios and a large play area for children. If you are looking for adventure then take our free bikes out for a ride on the rails to trails a beautiful trail meandering along the slocan river that starts right in front of the cafe. We look forward to feeding and serving our community every day.
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort has a wide variety of exclusive accommodations scattered throughout the serene, forested surroundings. Whether travelling for business or on family vacation, Halcyon has the right place for you. From private, exquisite cabins to family style cottages and grandiose loft chalets, our accommodations provide you with that private getaway experience. All our accommodations are within walking distance of the hot springs. With onsite SPA services and the Kingfisher Restaurant, you will not have to worry about a thing. When it comes time to rest, relax and rejuvenate, Halcyon is here for you. Welcome home.
Our retreat offers novel glamping accommodations and self-contained guest suite. Enjoy stunning views of Kootenay River, explore edible gardens and walk mossy, forest trails on this 300 acre property in the mountains.
Conveniently located just close enough to Nelson, that you may order take-out dinner, yet far enough away to gaze at stars.
The retreat also features a beautiful event venue, gift shop and seasonal tours and workshops.
Cabins, RV sites, Tenting
Heated Pool & Beach
JB’s Pub & Restaurant
Full Service Marina
Country Store & Laundromat
Cold Beer & Wine