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Family Holiday Haven

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 15 +)

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Jacqueline

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 Jacqueline 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.

What makes this villa unique

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 Boys' Marina. You will enjoy the world's longest free ferry ride to an 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I celebrated our 50th anniversary here with the whole family. it was perfect in every way as there was plenty of space for us all to enjoy ourselves and still have lots of privacy. Dayspring has a gorgeous location and is beautifully designed. We especially enjoyed the walks along the lake to the waterfall and the nearby hotsprings. Kaslo is a real treasure!
Jul 2010
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Kaslo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large bathroom with view and double tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , family size bathroom with double sink and large tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom close to living areas
  • two whirlpool tubs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Sunroom - 2 bunk bed , dorm room
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , forest room
    Bedroom - 1 double , victorian room
    Bedroom - 1 king , heritage room
    Bedroom - 1 queen , perfect view of mt. loki
    Bedroom - 1 queen , master deluxe
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have a view of the lake.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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Family Holiday Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Qualicum Beach, BC

Hikers Haven

  • 5 of 5

David and Jacqueline were there to greet our group of ten hikers to their wonderful lodge on the banks of Kootenay Lake. After a tour of the spacious rooms overlooking the lake we settled in and set about preparing dinner in the well-appointed kitchen. Jacqueline acted as our guide for this our first foray into the Kootenay. She planned each day taking us to five different mountain ranges and starting with Idaho Peak which gave us a wonderful all encompassing vista of our surroundings. The grand finale was Kootenay Glacier Park. Our last day took in the Kootenay Jazz Festival, Ainsworth Hot Springs and the new zip-line. Four wheel drive vehicle are required to access the alpine, expect long but exciting scenic drives to the trail heads. We took home our memories of the rugged mountain peaks, glaciers, deep blue lakes, alpine meadows full of flowers and appreciation for our hostess with the mostest!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place for great family memories.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from what has become our annual week at Dayspring, and once again it was a wonderful holiday - we just love the unspoiled surroundings! This year we had use of the tea house which was a perfect peaceful spot. Jaqueline and David have worked hard, and their improvements ( fire pit, new kitchen counters etc) are great. Dayspring is ideal for large families to gather, there is plenty of space indoors for games, puzzles etc, as well as outdoor spaces for relaxing. The deck and most of the bedrooms have stunning views. Everything we needed was there, as well as advice on day trips or outings. We have some favorited spots, like Fletcher Falls which are fun for kids and adults. Will be happy to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday with amazing accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

The first discussions with Jacqueline and David were easy and very responsive. We were arranging a family get-together with eleven people (including 6 kids). Jacqueline was very accommodating. To be honest, we were a little skeptical to have the owners stay on the property with us. We have rented many times, but this arrangement was different. It turned out to be better than we could imagine! They met us on arrival, so no need to worry about finding keys. They kept to themselves, however, if we had any concerns or questions, they were never put out to answer. Jacqueline took the kids on a little hike one morning, and lent some hiking boots to my son, who didn't have adequate footwear! They also built us a fire pit, so the kids could enjoy roasting marshmallows in the evenings! Upon arrival, they gave us a list of recommendations for entertainment, restaurants in Kaslo, great hiking trails, and other activities! I can't say enough about their warm and friendly hospitality. The house is beautiful inside and out. There was lots of cooking ware, sundry items, towels. One thing I would recommend is providing a baking sheet, but that's being picky. All the rooms were very clean and the beds were really comfortable. The view of the lake is breath-taking! I miss waking up to my coffee on the deck. The only disappointing part of our vacation was that the lake in July was too cold to swim in. So we had to drive a little ways to a smaller lake if the kids wanted to swim. But of course, that is no reflection on Dayspring Lodge! I would highly recommend staying here for a family vacation- such a beautiful place to stay, and lots of activities to do near Kaslo!! Some of the activities we did were: Lardeau River Rafting Adventures, Cody Caves, and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Buddy's Pizza in Kaslo was delicious!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 women thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The view was stunning and the rooms spacious. There was easy access to hiking areas, golf, hot springs, restaurants and shopping. What more could we want! This is the ideal place for larger groups or families.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California Steamin'

  • 5 of 5

My gal pals and I had the most wonderful time in the Kaslo area; playing a big part in the fun was our stay at Dayspring Lodge. There were seven of us and this spacious lodge allowed us to spread out and enjoy! I live in hotter-than-a-pistol California and truly enjoyed the day hikes, gorgeous lake, fabulous gardens....all the "green." Jacqueline and her husband were wonderful hosts and loaded with local knowledge of where to go and what to do. I highly recommend the Dayspring Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon, BC

Stewed Hens in Kaslo

  • 5 of 5

Dayspring Lodge in Kaslo BC could not have been a more perfect place for a group of 7 hikers from BC and California. The "Stewed Hens" spent 6 nights there in June, 2016. The house is very spacious with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a huge well stocked kitchen, laundry room, massive living room with a wood burning fireplace....and lots of wood. The decks are a great place to start your day with coffee in the sun and then enjoy Happy Hour when you return from your hike. The views of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains from the large dining table and the decks were spectacular. Our hostess Jacqueline was fabulous. She welcomed us with open arms and made many suggestions of where to hike, good places to eat and what was going on in town, even guided us along a pretty hike through some private property to a waterfall and the lake. Jacqueline also was extremely accommodating when we needed, spices or hot sauce or anything we didn't bring along with us. Her husband offered to chop wood for us as well, but we were lucky to have our own "lumber jack, or should I say Jill with us. We were also invited to use their private "tea house" at the water's edge for a glass of 🍷at the end of the day. This place is a wonderful spot for hikers, golfers or any large group. Because it sleeps 14, it would be great for a family reunion or a small wedding. The gardens are beautiful as well. We enjoyed it so much we may go back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Kaslo Brew Pub, JB's
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Kootenay Lake Ferry (Balfour)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.95
Refundable damage deposit $398.25

Extra-guest charge of $18 per day per guest.
Pet fee of $15 per pet per day -- maximum of two pets
Large group cleaning fee ($160) for groups of 14 or more

$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. Payments can be made by personal cheque , e-transfer, or money transfer (such as Western Union).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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