Family Holiday Haven

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Last updated: 09/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 equipped to do your own cooking. . There are laundry facilities, WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD; covered motorcycle parking.
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 can assist with wedding or reunions as required.

Keywords: Family Vacation Rental Lodge, Wedding, Reunions


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    level entry...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

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

Other Amenities

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  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake 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

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Room for two vehicles...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    two gas furnaces (propane)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Top quality linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    Five spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    local telephone (in caretaker suite)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    request Guest password...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    full range of cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 15 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge with icemaker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top, self-cleaning oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    several nearby courses...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa



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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $374.25
  • 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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120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Kaslo Brew Pub, JB's
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Kootenay Lake Ferry (Balfour)
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
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.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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

VRBO #323420

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, November 06, 2015

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