Large Family Estate Home on Kootenay Lake
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Balfour estate description
This inviting home is located 15 min from downtown Nelson on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. From the living room windows one can look out to a panoramic view of the lake and the snow covered alp like mountains of Kootenay Lake.
There is 250 feet of sandy beach front for relaxing and a refreshing swim.
The house has 4 bedrooms with 2 King, and 2 Queen beds
Main floor contains 2 bedrooms, kitchen/laundry, dining room, very large living room, full bath and a sun room. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms and a full bath.
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Mountain Biking
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Located halfway between Nelson and Balfour. Short drive to Championship Golf Courses, at Balfour, Kokanee Springs, and Granite Pointe Skiing at Whitewater Ski Area Lots of Artisans and shopping in the City of Nelson and surrounding areas. Drive to Kaslo and visit the SS Moyie Paddlewheeler, and take the Kootenay Lake ferry to the Unique Artisan community of Crawford Bay. And at Ainsworth there is the Hot Spings....moreless
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We decided to hold a family reunon for our immediate family members this year and wanted a location on Kootenay Lake as that is where our children spent part of their pre-teen and teenagers years, as well as later in their early adulthoods when they visited us. The Birchbank Lodge was a perfect location for us. It was roomy inside and out and very private. The sunroom was our gathering point each morning and each evening where we took turns cooking great meals. We were 8 adults with one baby but also had day visitors from friends who still lived in and near the area. Mountain biking trails were almost at our doorstep as was fishing and hiking in the nearby Kokanee Glacier Park. All rooms and beds were clean and comfortable and there was plenty of space to spread out our gear. Bonus was the attached garage to store bikes, stroller and other bulky items. We would highly recommend this lodge. As well, it was a pleasure dealing with the owners and we felt comfortable with the deposit we submitted and her easy approach for final payment (on our arrival). Thank you.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
I and my family very much enjoyed this rugged older home on a spectacular piece of property overlooking Kootenay Lake. Tons of space, lots of household items and linens. The owner was extremely helpful and very accommodating regarding our arrival/departure. We had planned on a golf week and due to weather only managed 3 games but courses in the area are very nice. Ferry schedule across lake needs to be taken into consideration for activities but in summer time, there's lots on. Overall, a very enjoyable and relaxing week.
- Guest Relaxed (Alberta)
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your stay... weather was not the greatest! Come back sometime
Summer Rates start at $1500 per week, based on four Each additional person is $50 per week Pets welcome, outside only. 25% deposit required Check in Time 3 pm, check out by 10 am Winter monthly/daily rate available from Sept 1 to Apr 30 Telephone (local calls), internet and satellite tv
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About the owner: We are a family that has been enjoying this property since our grandparents purchased it in the early 1940's. Spending our summers on the beach, fishing, waterskiing, and off to hikes at Kokanee Glacier Park, a short drive from us.
Why the Owner Chose Balfour:
Birchbrook is a large family cottage nestled amongst a deep forest that gently opens to an old orchard that slopes calmly down to the 265’ of beach frontage. An outdoor fireplace made from River stone and a small babbling brook help to sooth away the day’s work while feasting your eyes on the serenity of the Lake.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Short drives to many amenities within the Kootenay Region, many circle tours, either by bike or car. Boating on the Kootenay Lake helps to calm anyone needing to get away from it all. Great golf courses of the Kootenays (kootenaygolf.ca) await your visit. As well as the Pool at Ainsworth Hot Springs just a short 25 min drive away. And if you want to just sit out on the lawn the peacefulness will sooth away all your cares.
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Rainbows are a glorious sight when the sun comes back out.
The peaceful lake
2nd Downstairs Bedroom - King bed
Looking at the Mountains located up at the Main Lake - Crawford Bay area.
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Date last modified - Monday, December 02, 2013
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