|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Located 1 km from Ymir, our secluded and peaceful newly-built huts are only 25 km from the base of Whitewater Ski Resort (with its legendary powder and 29 km away from Nelson. Red Mountain Ski Resort is a mere 50 km away. The cabins are located on 60 acres allowing for plenty of parking space. Off-road trails are accessible directly from the property.
You can drive to the door of Kootenay Huts, The organic-funky feel of the cabin is welcoming you into the eco-friendly accommodation. Our chalet has water and electricity and is designed to provide beauty, comfort and functionality, while minimizing your footprint. Made from natural, local, eco-friendly materials, it provides you with spacious, relaxing and nurturing interiors, with stunning views. Unwind with toasty in-floor heating, the unsurpassed romance of a wood stove and a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove. It is a dog friendly place.
Nestled at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains, with four queen and two twin beds, the hut accommodates groups of 2 to 8 people.
You will find yourself on the doorstep of the Kootenay wilds. Explore the unlimited options for hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ATV riding.
The surrounding roads are great for road biking as they take you to mountain pass and grand vistas They offer challenging loops. Freshwater lakes and rivers abound for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Our hut is backed by the Bonnington mountain range (famous for the Bonnington traverse)and faces Mount Baldie, a spectacular pyramid shaped peak.
Prepare your gear, plan your adventures and get ready to dive into the legendary Kootenay outdoor experience! Whether you are an adrenaline junky or a slow snow enthusiast, whether you want to climb mountains and hurtle down at great speed or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful alpine vistas, Kootenay Huts offer the ideal setting.
Our hut is located close enough to Nelson for guests to take advantage of its great shopping, fine dining and lively nightlife, yet secluded enough to allow them to be close to nature and wilderness, view magnificent starry skies and listen to the coyotes.
With two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large and accommodating common room (living/dining room), and a washroom with shower, the chalet can comfortably house up to 10 people. The two identical rooms of the cabin can each sleep two couples in comfortable bunk Queen beds and one person in a single bed. You will appreciate the drying room area designed to facilitate the reset of your adventure gear.
On your time off, you can enjoy a stroll the heart of Ymir, a 15 minute walk. Beside friendly people, you will find there a saloon-type Hotel and a cool store/café.
Keywords: Chalet in the forest, close to the road,
organic and funky in style
Guy and Chris are outdoor enthusiasts who love to ski, bike, hike, run, climb, explore and just enjoy nature. They also happen to be triathletes and marathoners.
Guy Lupien purchased this chalet in 2011
Guy and Chris, originally from Quebec, moved to the Kootenays over ten years ago to enjoy the finest outdoor experience there is. They built the Kootenay Huts in the last year to share their love of the area and offer the opportunity to soak in the Kootenay mountain culture in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Their extensive outdoor experience guided the design of the chalet.
Get a complete mountain experience! Spend the nights of your daily adventures in the easily accessible but yet secluded nature spot. Cook for yourself, feel the wildlife around you, enjoy the organic feel of the chalet. Feed a log to the woodstove and keep your life simple.
This easy to heat house, packs in a lot of people and exploration. There was plenty of room in the kitchen for big meals.The hot tub was great to use after a day of skiing!
totally responsible dog friendly!
Ymir has an understated and dignified place to stay. Our needs were met easily with a quick trip into Salma and then Stagleap park met all our backcountry needs.
The worst thing about our stay was the VBRO website is funky but contacting the owners directly aided us through it!!
Very comfortable and well equipped. The wood stove is efficient and lots of fun. Both of us and the two dogs had enjoyed a really good time. Overall, highly recommended. The only minor unexpected things were the two rental cabins are a bit too close to each other and the noise from Highway 6 was kind of loud.
Our stay exceeded our expectations. The photos don't do justice to the obvious care put into the place. It had everything we needed for our stay. The hammocks on the front porch were a really nice addition. We relaxed with our coffees and watched the hares gathering on the front lawn for their morning breaky :)
The beds were very comfortable although difficult to get into and out of (bare feet on the ladder was nat fun). The towels and wash clothes also need changing as they were sour smelling when wet.
My family rented this cabin with my parents in the July when it was very warm weather.
We loved the area and the trees kept the cabins very cool during the day, but the hammocks on
the front porch stole the show ! Curl up with a good book and I could stay there all day long !
Not that far from Nelson, to go shopping our site seeing.
Nice place to relax and unplug from technology and spend time with our family !
It is a convenient and cozy place. We really enjoyed our three night stay the last year. We plan to rent it again for holidays.
This was my first trip to this property and I would return in a heartbeat if I'm ever in Ymir again. The cabin is absolutely beautiful high vaulted ceilings and a rustic charm with all of the detailed wood work that makes the cabin a must stay after skiing hard at Whitewater resort for the day. The wood fired hot tub was a blast. The owner generously filled the tub before we got there and supplied plenty of wood. We then fired up the tub and were in heaven a few hours later. Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay.
Skiing, Backcountry skiing, Catskiing, Mountain biking, Old mine exploring, Birdwathching, Mycology, Snowshoeing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$75|
Weeks are all starting on a Friday at 4:00 PM and finishing on the next Friday at 11:00 AM
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.