Rustic Log Home Estate in Secluded Forest Setting Near Ocean
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nanaimo house description
Experience the quiet ambiance of a 'Colorado mountain style' retreat, set against the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Built in 2009, Aspen Lodge is a stunning handcrafted log and stone guest house located in the quaint Yellowpoint area 25 minutes south of Nanaimo and 90 minutes north of Victoria.
Vaulted spruce ceilings, massive architectural log trusses and maple hardwood floors run throughout the main level of the 3 storey house. The 18' high 'moss rock' woodburning fireplace and overstuffed wing-back chairs set the stage for relaxation in the luxuriously furnished great room. A fully equipped kitchen is accented with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and features Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances including a 6 burner gas cooktop and convection oven.
Ascend the spiral staircase to the loft master bedroom suite. A 360 degree view into the forest provides a peaceful backdrop for quiet conversation or reading on the Juliette balcony. The ensuite bath includes cherry vanity with granite countertop, porcelain tile shower and free standing clawfoot slipper tub. French doors open onto an outdoor privacy deck with comfortable seating and stairs that lead down to the forest.
The Lower Level serves as an independent 2 bedroom suite with self-contained kitchenette and living area, complete with television, gas fireplace, laundry facilities and protected outdoor seating and garden area.
Enjoy the privacy afforded by a lush forest of maple, arbutus and cedar on the two separate outdoor living areas equipped with comfortable furniture, charcoal and gas BBQ grilles and woodburning chiminea.
The unique rural location of Aspen Lodge offers easy access to organic cranberry, blueberry and herb farms, numerous artisan galleries and golf courses. Provincial parks, oceanfront hiking trails, picnic areas and fresh local produce have made the Yellowpoint area a favourite among cyclists and hikers.
Visit historic downtown Ladysmith just a 10 minute drive away or rent a kayak at Transfer Beach and explore Ladysmith Harbour. Take in a production at the renowned Chemainus Theatre Festival located in the picturesque seaside community of Chemainus, a 20 minute drive from Aspen Lodge.
For food connoisseurs, you will want to visit The Mahle House and the well known Crow and Gate English Pub in the village of Cedar or the Bistro at Page Point Marina overlooking Ladysmith Harbour.
Aspen Lodge is easily accessible from either the Nanaimo Airport, Duke Point Ferry Terminal, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal or float plane in Nanaimo Harbour.
The Lodge can comfortably accommodate 6 guests, on a weekly or 4 night minimum basis, during the months of May through September.
Keywords: Lodge, Estate, Acreage, Rural, Yellowpoint
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
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- Iron & Board
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- Away From It All
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
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We, my husband, my parents in their late seventies and me, visited from Germany and stayed for a week in July 2013. We had a most wonderful time in this clean, very well managed log house. Everything was exactly as listed. All e-mail correspondence was always super prompt, helpful and polite. It was a pleasure staying here to explore Nanaiimo, Ladysmith and its surroundings. The owners Jill and Dan met us personally to hand over the keys and show us around, so it was very easy to find our way and feel right at home. They are delightful, very friendly, helpful and reliable hosts. They could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We didn´t have any problems or questions during our stay but we could have reached them any time if we had needed to. Everything was really well organized and clean. It was such a treat to stay in this incredible getaway that had everything we could possibly want and more. This house is a great blend of Nature mixed with sheer comfort. The thoughtful care in detail Jill and Dan took to make us feel welcome and comfortable, transformed their house into a real ‘home’ for our family of four. We don’t really know what we liked most. The very well-equipped kitchen, the living-room with this marvelous fire-place and the TV-Audio-Video-DVD-Section with hundreds of films (which we actually didn´t use once), the nicely decorated balcony and its various places to sit and enjoy the nature, the barbecue-area outside, or any other room which were all decorated with love for the detail. There was nothing not to like about this rental. This has to be one of the top vacation rentals we have seen throughout our many travels over the years and we would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a luxury rental in a relaxing location. We hope to return one day. Thanks Jill and Dan for being such gracious people, and for sharing your gorgeous home with us.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Stunning in Every Way
Stunning in Every Way
What an amazing log house in a gorgeous Vancouver Island forest setting. With a soaring two story great room, loft master bedroom, fully equipped high end kitchen and a self contained stylish lower suite with fireplace and comfortable bedrooms the house is perfect for the larger family or couples travelling together. Although spectacularly designed and beautifully furnished the house is extremely comfortable and cozy. Set on 5 acres the house is embraced by Jill and Dan's natural gardens and the forest and is incredibly quiet. We enjoyed walking in the neighbourhood where there are some spectacular views of Ladysmith Harbour and the Island Mountains. The house is perfectly situated for day trips. It is a quick run into the historic coal town of Ladysmith, a few minutes to Nanaimo with its lovely waterfront and a short trip to the Cowichan Valley and its wineries. The West Coast with Long Beach and Tofino and the lovely city of Victoria are easy day trips. Jill is a native "Islander" with a great sense of humour who is incredibly helpful. Altogether highly recommended.
- Guest Theatre People (Oshawa Ontario Canada)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Entire Lodge- (3)Bedroom, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6) Weekly Rate.........$2,500.00 (July & August) $2,200.00 (June & September) 4 Night Minimum.....$1,600.00 (July & August) $1,200.00 (June & September) Garden Level Suite Only- (2)Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4) Weekly Rate.........$1,600.00 (July & August) $1,350.00 (May,June,Sept. & Oct.) 4 Night Minimum.....$1,200.00 (July & August) $1,050.00 (May,June,Sept. & Oct.) No additional fees, taxes or cleaning charges. The Lodge is never rented to (2) separate parties at the same time.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Jill Lockner is originally from Vancouver Island and works as a paralegal in a Richmond law firm. Her husband, Daniel McGrath retired his engineering career in Colorado and now provides architectural design services for custom residential projects on Vancouver Island.
Why the Owner Chose Nanaimo:
Daniel designed and built Aspen Lodge in 2009. 'We felt the tranquil and picturesque country setting of the Yellowpoint area and close proximity of the ocean, provided a perfect natural backdrop for our log home and the private lifestyle we enjoy'.
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Aspen Lodge at night
Main Level Great Room
Main Level Kitchen
Stairs leading to Master Suite
Juliette Balcony in Master Suite
Garden Level Sitting Area
Garden Level Kitchen
Garden Level Bedroom 1
Garden Level Bathroom
Outdoor Living Area
Aspen Lodge at night
Main Level Kitchen
Master Suite in Loft
Garden Level Dining
Garden Level sitting Area
Garden Level Bedroom 2
Garden Sitting Area
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