Beautiful, older, clean, hand-built log cottage on 15 acres. Stunning lake and mountain views and lake access. We are surrounded by crown forested land. Trails start right on our property. Free use of canoe, paddles, life jackets. Pets welcome (fee due upon arrival please). All appliances, wood stove, BBQ and outside fire pit. Small boat rental available. See house rules for complete pricing information. Most pets welcome: With pets please don't direct-book but contact me first.
This is a large, older property and unlike many places you will find along kootenay lake, we are on a clearing in the middle of crown forested land with no direct neighbours. Our own home is on-site too; we leave you be as much as you desire but are there to assist, suggest outings or a place to buy that widget you need. The cottages are older and comfortable but it is the setting, space, tranquillity and views are what makes people fall in love with it. Many people return or extend their stay. We frequently host monthly renters. We are set back from the highway further than most so it is quiet and a lot of wildlife visits us. There is lots of room to wander, on and off-site. For pets too; although they need to be on-leash on-site, as soon as they are on the driveway or in the forest and the beach they can run until they drop! The forests behind us stretch all the way back to Cranbrook, with no one in between. We have created some clearly marked trails and more are planned. Although a clean and tidy property, this is not a new-built sterile second home; our place lives and breathes and has deep roots, we live on-site full time, host year round, chop our own firewood, grow our own fruit and enjoy/ deal with all seasons as they come. Our skies are so dark you can see the Milky Way. Our water comes from a spring right out of the mountain. We love hosting and will try to make your stay as stress free as possible. You're welcome to help out on the property as well.
In September and October black bears frequent the property to eat our apples so please be bear aware.
In the fall you may also encounter a minor nuisance bug, the Western conifer seed or "cedar" bug. This harmless bug is often unknown to those living to the East of the Rockies as it occurs from California to BC. They eat only treesap, don't bite, sting, nor raid your food and they can be easily caught. They are basically clumsy bugs, looking for a place to nap for the winter. We advise to not leave doors etc open too long. More information can be found on Wikipedia.
Price based on 2-person occupancy.
Additional adults 13 and over: $20/night.
Pet fee: $10/night/animal due upon arrival please
We will ask you to sign a waiver, stating you are here at your own risk.
Our driveway is a paved former forestry road. To avoid damaging it we cannot accommodate trailers with more than 1 axle or trucks larger than 3/4 tonne.
Please keep dogs on leash upon arrival, usually our chickens are out and about. Off-site (driveway, surrounding forest, lake shore) is all off-leash.