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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


This amazing 2600 sqft carriage house was designed as a guest rental with all the amenities and comforts of home. No detail has been missed. A large family of 10 or group of friends can enjoy this home which boasts 2 king bedrooms and two bedrooms each with two single beds and one double and single bedroom. The lower level which contains two single beds and a king size bed is an open concept design separated by a very spacious bathroom and sliding doors. This area is great for kids it even has an Xbox and large TV. Therebare two bathrooms with all the necessary amenities. No need to bring any toiletries. Even soap, shampoo and conditioner is provided.

As for the fully equipped kitchen, only bring your groceries. This amazingly spacious kitchen has EVERYTHING you need to make meals. Right down to a crock pot. Coffee, Teas, Sugar, Spices, Garbage Bags, Paper Towel ect... is provided.

Now for the view from the lanai, Majestic and stunning is what you'll say.

All guests have use of the two different fire pits on the property as well as our resident dog Dawson if you want to take a walk or go hiking.

Free WIFI, 4 satellite TVs and hot tub round out the list of great amenities.

Sounds to good to be true, well it's not. Booking your getaway here will be unforgettable.

This was always my dream, to provide world class accommodation for people to enjoy.


More Details

Jo-Anne Takala
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Jo-Anne Takala

John, Jo-Anne and son Eric Takala welcome you to our 160 acre piece of paradise located in the east Kootenays of the Canadian Rockies. John and Joanne have always dreamed of providing world class accommodations to visitors from around the world. Now we have.

Jo-Anne Takala purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Jo-Anne Takala chose Lake Koocanusa

This 160 acre piece of heaven is for you to explore and enjoy. Only Minutes to Golfing, Skiing, Fishing, Biking....anything you want to do in the Rocky Mountains.

Note: this home is located in the same yard as our home. but you still have privacy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Private beautiful and spacious 2600 sqft. vacation home. And a campsite big enough for groups is also available to rent or use. Once again all the amenities needed for a private campsite are provided.


Wardner Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Large Bathroom with a double vanity
  • Large Walk In Shower with all needed amenities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Open concept room with a patio door and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with a majestic view of the mountains & TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the living room with Satelite TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Satelite TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Open concept room with
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Widmer Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This weekend my daughter (Makayla) and her fiancé (Brayden) married at Fort Steele, BC. We stayed here the night before the wedding with our family and the wedding party. The accommodations were perfect. Jo and John allowed us to host the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and a small gathering the morning after. The home was very clean. Everything that we needed in terms of dishes, basic kitchen sundries and cleaning supplies were provided. The view was outstanding and beds very comfortable. We highly recommend this vacation property and would love to return. Thanks for hosting us.

Bob and Maureen from Calgary

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

JoAnne is fantastic. Had a great time with the whole family and really enjoyed taking walks with the friendly dog Dawson.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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great hosts, great view, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived the hosts were making us comfortable. very convenient location for our family celebration in Fernie and daytrips to Cranbrook and Kimberley. Lots of wildlife to see and area is so quiet and peaceful!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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An excellent, out of the way, vacation rental for group gatherings

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were very well suited for 8 guys on an annual golf trip. Big kitchen/dining/livingroom area where everyone spent most of their time together chatting, cooking, eating, playing cards, watching TV or even napping. Plenty of other areas to gather such as the second level deck, hot tub and fire pit on the ground level which would have been used if not for the mosquitoes which happened to be out in force that week. Fully equipped kitchen which some foodies in the group appreciated - especially the blender for making a variety of drinks!

Location is 30 minutes outside of Cranbrook but ideally situated about an hour away from the northernmost and southernmost golf courses we were playing in Kimberly and Eureka, Montana. Also, as we were relatively secluded with only the owners' home nearby, there was little concern about how loud or late we could talk or play music. The owners, Joanne and John, could not have been more friendly or hospitable - making sure we understood there were no restrictions from their perspective on evening noise and offering us suggestions about the area.

Everyone felt this is certainly a vacation rental we would use again the next time we are back in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Calgary, Alberta

Exactly what were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 (four adults, four children) spent the May long weekend at this place. We loved the house, the location and the view.

The Takalas are fantastic hosts, and ensured we had a great weekend, On their advice we went to the nearby trout hatchery which was interesting for the kids and adults.

The weather was perfect, so we spent half a day at Norbury park about a 20 minute drive away and sat around the fit pit at night.

Dawson was more than happy to show us around the rest of the property, we enjoyed watching him chase squirrels.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the rental. The place is super clean and very roomy. The view from the deck is amazing and the pictures do not really quite capture the beauty. The host's are very nice and are on top of their business. We would love to come back and have a feeling we will.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Canadian Rockies International Airport - Cranbrook
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Bull River Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
10 in area - Willowbend Golf in Jaffray
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Highway 3/93
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
First Perk in Jaffray
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Fernie Alpine Resort & Kimberley Alpine Resort
Car: necessary

Family fun within minutes at the Bull River Fish Pond. Children can learn to fish with local guides in a fresh water pond. All equipment provided.

Fort Steele heritage town, a must see for all ages.

2 World famous ski resorts 50 minutes from your home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.59
Additional Guest Fee $11.92 per person per night
Pet Fee $11.92
Damage Deposit $238.38

14 Day Cancellation Policy. All Guests must sign Registration Card upon Check-in. All Damages and any extensive cleaning ie. due to MISSUSE of our property will result in NO REFUND of your Damage Protection charge. All terms are on the Registration card.
Check out is 11:00 am Check in is 4:00pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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