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Last updated: 06/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kaslo villa description

Dayspring Vacation Lodge is situated on the west shore of beautiful Kootenay Lake, overlooking the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, and just a short drive from Ainsworth Hot Springs.
This elegant vacation rental villa is spacious and very suitable for large families or groups of friends. The lovely garden setting boasts both sun and shade and surrounding decks. The lounge and all the bedrooms have great water and mountain views. There is a large kitchen and two lovely dining areas. The kitchen is well supplied to do your own cooking. The 'sunroom' is a large studio area for additional kids' accommodation. There are laundry facilities, WiFi, DVD, covered motorcylce parking and on site caretaker.
This is an excellent area for walking, hiking, jeeping, kayaking, golf, fishing, rock climbing, exploring historic sites, shopping and great restaurants.
We enjoy serving our clients and assisting with wedding or reunions as required. .

Keywords: Family Vacation Rental Lodge, Wedding, Reunions

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            large bathroom with view and double tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            family size bathroom with double sink and large tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            bathroom close to living areas...moreless

          • two whirlpool tubs

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There are two dining areas: the larger seats 10, and has a full view of the lake; the second area is a formal dining room, seating at least 6....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Extra-large, well equipped kitchen plus pantry, suitable for large family gatherings....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            By special request two weeks advance notice....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            full range of cooking utensils...moreless

          • Stove:

            Glass top, self-cleaning oven...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 16 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Not needed; cross-ventilation keeps you comfortable ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large, spacious living room, with lake view....moreless

          • Heating:

            two gas furnaces (propane)...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Room for two vehicles...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Top quality linens...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity...moreless

          • Parking:

            Five spaces...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • See also our Website @:


              • Books:

                a growing library of fiction and non-fiction...moreless

              • Games:

                A limited number of games for all ages...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                local telephone (in caretaker suite)...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    The lodge fronts on Kootenay Lake, with magnificent views of the lake and the Purcell Mountains. Fletcher Falls has two beaches its entry to Kootenay Lake. Twin Bays Beach is a 5 minutes walk away....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful views of high mountains...moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • Rural
                  • Lake View


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Hospital
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Spelunking


                  Write a review 5
                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 15 - Sep 14, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Season
                  Sep 15 - Dec 20, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Xmas and New Years
                  Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
                  • Taxes Not included


                  $500 deposit required. Contract mailed when booking; details of payment dates vary, and are described in the contract. Booking becomes firm when signed contract and damage deposit received.

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                  Last updated: 06/02/2014
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                  • British Columbia

                    "Dayspring Lodge is the perfect spot for family gatherings and reunions. A little bit of para..."

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                  120 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Kootenay Lake Ferry (Balfour)
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Kaslo Brew Pub, JB's
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  JB's, in Woodbury

                  Car: Recommended

                  Kaslo is a haven for small business entrepreneurs and artisans whose works are displayed in shops and galleries throughout the village. The storefronts lining Front Street date back to the early 1900s and the unique historic architecture of the period has been painstakingly preserved or restored.

                  Kaslo is also home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year, including the famous Kaslo Jazz Summer Music Festival, named by USA Today as one of the “10 greatest places to get in tune, and be outdoors!”

                  A myriad of recreational opportunities sustains locals and draws visitors to the Kaslo area year round: A short distance from town you will discover many hiking trails, hot springs, beaches and other small villages, each unique in its own way.

                  Kaslo´s most attractive feature will always be the pristine beauty of its natural surroundings. The nicest thing about the Kootenays is that the area is always green; clouds form in fantastic configurations, and, if you are lucky, you will see a triple rainbow.


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Jacqueline Mealing owner of the Vacation Rental Property. She is an active outdoor enthusiast, artist and retired teacher. She has been doing volunteer Community Development work in Guatemala in the winter months and enjoying the pristine wilderness of the Kootenays in the spring and summer. She loves to meet new people and introduce guests to the gorgeous Kootenay Rockies.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kaslo:
                  Kootenay Lake is one of the few unspoiled recreation areas around. You can look across the lake and view the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, and enjoy the unspoiled quietness of nature. Our spacious lodge is a unique building in Southwestern/Deco architectural style. There is a beautiful walk along Kootenay Lake from our lodge to nearby Fletcher Falls. Countless hiking, kayak, road trips and adventures are within minutes.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Our property has outstanding lakefront mountain views and is the perfect answer if you desire to get away and relax. One can sit with friends and family for hours enjoying the changes on the lake waters and viewing occasional spectacular rainbows or soak at the Hot Springs. There are many opportunities for backcountry adventures (we can arrange guided trips), swimming beaches close by, many beautiful drives and exciting jeeping. Some of the best motorcycling, golfing, boating, kayaking, cycling, are in close range. Cultural activities, galleries, visible craftspeople and farmers market showcase the creative edge of the Kootenays. Historic Kaslo has the world's oldest paddle wheeler, museums and many great restaurants. Fishermen will find record rainbow trout & can meet with others at nearby Jones Boy's Marina. You will enjoy the world's longest free ferry ride to artisan village and the Ashram across the lake.The historic arts town of Nelson, noted for diversity of shops and a rich artistic presence is 45 minutes away.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, spanish, english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Dayspring Lodge

                    Dayspring Lodge

                  • The spacious living room

                    The spacious living room

                  • The Victorian Room -- main level

                    The Victorian Room -- main level

                  • The 'Lakeview' Room -- upper level bedroom

                    The 'Lakeview' Room -- upper level bedroom

                  • Master Bedroom -- upper level

                    Master Bedroom -- upper level

                  • The 'Great Room'

                    The 'Great Room'

                  • The 'Teahouse' -- at lake level

                    The 'Teahouse' -- at lake level

                  • Dayspring Deck in full bloom

                    Dayspring Deck in full bloom

                  • Lakeside deck & upper balcony

                    Lakeside deck & upper balcony

                  • Deck view of Kootenay lake and Mt. Loki

                    Deck view of Kootenay lake and Mt. Loki

                  • Fletcher Falls down the path from Dayspring

                    Fletcher Falls down the path from Dayspring

                  • Magic on a rare rainy day

                    Magic on a rare rainy day

                  • Dayspring as you drive up

                    Dayspring as you drive up

                  • The main dining area

                    The main dining area

                  • The Master Bathroom

                    The Master Bathroom

                  • The 'Heritage' (king size)

                    The 'Heritage' (king size)

                  • The 'Dorm Room' -- multi-use with bunks

                    The 'Dorm Room' -- multi-use with bunks

                  • Doorway to the Sun Room

                    Doorway to the Sun Room

                  • Welcome to the Dayspring Deck

                    Welcome to the Dayspring Deck

                  • Lower deck dining

                    Lower deck dining

                  • Another view from the deck

                    Another view from the deck

                  • Kootenay Lake from the Ridge

                    Kootenay Lake from the Ridge

                  • A nearby beach

                    A nearby beach

                  • A Winter Evening

                    A Winter Evening

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  C$300 - C$325 per night (CAD)

                  6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 06/02/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english
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