Unpretentious from the outside, this is a comfortable older, self-built log frame cottage with unparalleled views. On a Purcell mountain, overlooking Kootenay lake towards yet more snow-capped mountains of the Selkirk range. Sleeps 4. All appliances, wood stove, bbq and firepit! Free use of canoe, lake access. This is a 15 acre property and surrounded by crown forest with trails. See house rules for all pricing information. Most pets ok: With pets please don't instant-book, contact me first.
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.
Steffen is a professional Biologist who started in Calgary as Environmental Consultant, spending most of time there with the Orphan Well Association. He still teaches part-time at the University of Calgary. He has his private pilot’s license but lacks the time, the money and the plane to fly. He emigrated from The Netherlands in 2000, speaks Frisian, Dutch, English, German and some French and is ecstatic to now live as he used to imagine all Canadians did, when he was a child in Europe, save the pet moose..
Charlotte is a yoga instructor and Dutch too, even though Steffen and her met here in Canada, one dreary late afternoon in a park in Okotoks…Charlotte lived in Switzerland for a number of years and helped run her parents health store in Sneek, The Netherlands. She lived in Ontario for some years too. She needs an active lifestyle to be happy so Boswell is perfect. She loves traveling, hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding and speaks several languages too.
Lewis goes to school in Crawford Bay. He enjoys the outdoor life as much as we do, loves all animals and wants to be a Marine Biologist. Lewis is looking forward to his next project of building a chicken coop with Steffen. Chickens make such great pets and he wants to eat his own eggs. Both Charlotte and Lewis don’t eat meat and do eat fish, eggs and dairy.
We only started hosting this year and it has been a super experience, meeting interesting people from all over the map, geographically, professionally and socially. People have been so sweet in leaving kind reviews and making us Superhosts . We know too that they've cut us some slack; our place isn't perfect yet but we work hard on upkeep and upgrades to make it so as fast as time and budget allow. We truly are in
a remote area and welcome all people who treasure nature, peace and quiet and gently reconnecting with nature and eachother. We hope to see you here one day!