Home Away from Home, Nestled Into a Small, Family, Cherry Orchard

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Mountainside Cherries Guest House in the heart of the renowned Kootenays offers warm hospitality with a personal touch. Surrounded by towering mountains and situated in the midst of a working cherry orchard, this farm house feels like a home away from home. Here you can relax in the comfort of your own private 2 bedroom house. The Guest House is self catering with spacious living area, fireplace, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, fenced in yard and garden, patio and garage. Wireless internet and satellite TV are available. Located in the village of Wynndel, 10 kms north of the Town of Creston and 25 km south of the beaches of Kootenay Lake, the cherry trees are just steps away from your doorstep and are ripe for pickin' from the last week of July to the end of August.
The guest house is perfect for all travellers. You will enjoy the space, tranquillity and privacy of the country.

This guest house sleeps 4 comfortably but can sleep more if required. Talk to owners.


Kootenay Lake

Located between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges, Kootenay lake is the largest natural lake in British Columbia. It is approximately 100 km long and 3 to 5 km wide and offers a variety of activities including boating, kayaking or canoeing, fishing, or relaxing on one of it’s beaches.

Kayaking or Canoeing

The Creston Valley has prime flat water kayaking or canoeing waterways. There are over 17,000 acres of wetlands to paddle on, as well as the Kootenay River which snakes through the Creston Valley to Kootenay Lake. There are many launching sites within an easy drive of the town of Creston.


The Creston Valley provides an abundance of world class fishing locations suitable for the beginner or avid angler. Kootenay Lake, a 15 minute drive North of Wynndel, teems with 30 lb Bull Trout (Dolly Varden) and Gerrard Rainbow Trout, as well as smaller sport fish such as Kokanee Salmon (a land-locked species of salmon). Duck Lake, located between Wynndel and Kootenay Lake, is stocked with Large Mouth Bass and Yellow Perch. Finally, the Creston Valley offers a multitude of creeks and rivers containing Rainbow Trout, Rock Mountain White fish, Burbot, Cut throat Trout and Kokanee. Opportunities abound for fishing from shore or by boat, as well as fly-fishing and ice fishing on Duck Lake in the winter months.


Don’t forget your hiking boots! The Creston Valley offers a number of trails to explore on foot, including hikes to secluded waterfalls and lookout vistas.


Country roads and terrain make for an abundance of biking routes.


In the winter months Creston is surrounded by ski hills, including five fantastic ski resorts within a 2 hour drive: Red Mountain (located in Rossland), White water (located in Nelson), Switzer Mountain (located in Sandpoint Idaho, USA), Kimberely (located in Kimberley) and Fernie (located in Fernie). This central location makes the Creston Valley an ideal base from which to explore the world class ski resorts of the Rockie Mountains.


Several natural hot springs are located within a 2 hour radius, including the caves of Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Columbia Brewery Tours

Home of the world famous Kokanee beer, and one of the largest brewing companies in Canada. During the summer season the Columbia Brewery offers daily tours of the brewery.

Wine Tours

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard
Creston Valley’s own winery and vineyard specializing in cool climate wines. Tastings, sales and schedules tours are offered.

Wynnwood Cellars vision is to create distinctive wines that reflect the terroir of this unique site above Duck Lake in the Creston Valley.
This winery is brand new for the Kootenay Rockies.


Both beginner and experienced golfers can take a swing at the Creston Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-72 course with views of the Creston Valley, Kootenay River, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. You may find yourself golfing under the perusal of osprey, blue heron, deer and the occasional elk.

There are 17 other golf courses all within a 2 hour radius of Creston.

Creston and District Historical Museum

The “Stone House” Museum grounds will take you back in time to Pioneer life in the Creston Valley. A Trapper’s Cabin, a turn of the century Schoolhouse, an Historic Steam Locomotive, and an early Store and Doctor’s office are all part of the tour.

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is the first and largest wildlife management area in British Columbia. It spans an area of 17,000 acres and gives you and opportunity to see an array of wild life including elk, moose, deer, coyotes, muskrat, beaver and river otters, as well as diverse bird species for which the area is known.

Hiking, cycling, canoeing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, as well as an Interpretive Centre are all available.

Art Gallery Tours

The Creston Valley has a diverse artist community, with a number of galleries and studios open to the public. An Art Walk brochure is available with information on various locations to visit.

Creston Valley Farmers’ Market ( every Saturday morning, Summer months)

Offering local produce, arts, crafts and entertainment.


The Creston Valley offers a number of events to keep you occupied. Valentine’s Bonspiel, Butterfly Bonspiel, Home and Garden Show, Blossom Festival, Yaquan Nuki Pow Wow, Collector Car Show, along with many music festivals, farmers markets, fairs and theatrical performances.

Day Trips

Is a day trip on your agenda? Just pick a direction! Within no time you can be enjoying Kootenay Lake, sipping coffee in Nelson, checking out the artisans of Crawford Bay, or cross-border shopping in Idaho. Wynndel is also on the SELKIRK LOOP.
Please phone if 2508665573 if interested. If we are unavailable leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mature responsible adults please...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountainside Cherries is surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains with a view of the beautiful Creston Valley....moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Wynndel is located North of Creston and South of Kootenay Lake. Wynndel has a history of growing fruit and flowers and shipping them across the country by train....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


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Cleaning fee will be charged to monthly guests.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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130 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Crawford Bay
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Red Mountain, Whitewater, Kimberley, Switzer usa
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Twin Bays

Car: Necessary


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  • Welcome


  • view toward Selkirk Mountains

    view toward Selkirk Mountains

  • pickers using the fence as a clothes line

    pickers using the fence as a clothes line

  • winter trees

    winter trees

  • Country kitchen

    Country kitchen

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Welcome


  • View towards Selkirk Mountains during summer time

    View towards Selkirk Mountains during summer time

  • Our wonderful cherry sorters

    Our wonderful cherry sorters

  • Freshly picked

    Freshly picked

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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