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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:
June 7, 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing from the beautiful house to the breath taking view.

  • 5 of 5

It is always a pleasure to visit this amazing property. This was my second stay here and could not be more pleased. Right from the start you are made to feel welcome by the best hosts you could ask for and there friendly dog Dawson. Will always recommend to friends and family and will for sure be going again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worsley, Alberta, Canada

50th Wedding Anniversary & Family getting together

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect spot for any occasion big or small, they have it all! It was amazing having this 50th Anniversary celebration and seeing Family but what made it so much better was the hospitality everyone felt here. The detail in every aspect of this location. Whether you were camping or in the Vacation Rental, it was all fabulous and over the top! Great people!! Hope to make this a yearly trip!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place!!!! Amazing people who are living out their dreams to rent out this vacation home. Very friendly and they have paid so much attention to details. All we literally brought was food and clothing and the rest was already there!!!!

Definitely coming back!!!! Probably yearly!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed and Jo-anne and John's. They are always gracious hosts and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is fabulous! The first time we stayed was in the winter and enjoyed skiing at both Fernie and Kimberly. About a 50 minute drive to each ski hill. This time we enjoyed biking the North Star Rails to Trails bike/hiking path from Cranbrook to Kimberly, ziplined in Fernie and enjoyed a walk and some shopping in downtown Fernie. The hot tub was exactly what we needed after our bike trip.

This home away from home has a fully stocked kitchen, is spacious and the views are spectacular. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family!

Thanks so much again Jo-anne and John!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Wardner Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Christmas - High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10.98
Refundable damage deposit $219.54
Housecleaning $54.89

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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