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Your Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Executive hideaway with 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms. Spectacular views.

Luxurious mountain hideaway located on 10 acres with views of Purcell and Selkirk mountains. 4 decks, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large living room with fireplace and family room. Kitchen and dining area are open to the main living room and are made for entertaining. Hardwood floors, leather furniture, quartz counters, stainless appliances and high end barbecue make this house a luxurious retreat. House offers a loft office/studio with 4 skylights and a covered SouthWest deck with decadent lounge furnishings and 2 skylights.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Karen

This property has a special place in my heart. My father grew up in the area - photos are displayed of his activities. I walked this acreage many times with him. The house has been built next door to my Mom's property as my get away. I live in Edmonton and work remotely as often as I can. I have chosen this location to be near my Mom and to enjoy time with her. I love to walk on the many paths on the property, fly fish in the Goat River, golf at the Creston Golf Course and ski at the many nearby resorts. I am happy to share my Mountain Retreat with you. Enjoy the special space I have created in nature. The house offers luxury, comfort, quiet and nature is only a breath of fresh air away.

Karen purchased this house in 2010

Why Karen chose Kootenay Lake

This property was created as a special space to entertain family and friends. All rooms were designed to offer my guests a relaxing, comfortable environment. I love this land and especially love the views, the sounds of nature and the many walking paths in the trees. I am sure you will too!!

What makes this house unique






Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Your Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A true winter wonderland for the Christmas holidays!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at this amazing mountain retreat with our family. Karen (owner) and Mark (property mgr) ensured everything was what we expected, and more! Family meals and activities were all easily accommodated with this top of the line kitchen, dining area, family rooms, fireplace, internet/TV's, bedrooms on 10 acre property. Very spacious with quality finishes. It was a true gem and it will generate many family memories. Snowshoeing and hiking was at the doorstep with more trails in the immediate vicinity. An outdoor rink at Lister Park is also within walking distance - next to the dairy where we bought our cheese. Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and Mount Thompson provided beautiful trail areas for a long hike/snowshoe on our stay. What a gorgeous piece of heaven! We'll miss seeing the deer daily. Thanks a bunch.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL USA

WOW - I give it 6 stars...Rent this house with confidence!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful vacation rental. We just spent a week in the house with our daughter's family - 4 adults, 2 children - and I wish I could give it a 6 star rating. My days started sitting on the deck and watching the sun come up over the mountains with a cup of coffee in my hand. Using the home, we honestly wanted for nothing. The owner has seen to every detail and is extremely easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a group or just for two

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying, first just myself and girlfriend, second with a group of nine. Very peaceful spot to relax for a few days. Ample amounts of space for plenty of people if it's more of a family gathering, but also doesn't feel overwhelmingly big if it is just two. The pictures of the place and the views are great, but it definitely doesn't do justice to how nice and relaxing it is to actually be there, the kitchen is very open and spacious, the wraparound deck is large for the sunny days and waking up to the mountain ranges a stone's throw away is the cherry on top. Lots of nice trails and a waterfall nearby, the town itself is small but has everything you need for the week. Also it's only a few kilometers from the border, we didn't head across but I'm sure when/if the Canadian dollar bounces back that would be worthwhile to do a little shopping. The owner, Karen, is awesome and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant to the last detail

  • 5 of 5

The quality of this finely crafted timberframe house adds an dimension of luxury to your stay in the Creston area. We were backcountry skiing on Kootenay Pass and looked forward to coming back home and cooking in the spectacular kitchen and sitting by the fire. Karen does a great job as host as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us (all adults) here for one week and we enjoyed every minute of it! It was quiet, relaxing and very private. This is such a beautiful area! We ate, walked, played cards, drank wine and had a great time. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. The house itself is beautiful and has so much room, we didn't feel like we were tripping over one another. The kitchen is large and contains everything a person needs. All the regular beds were very comfortable in very spacious bedrooms. There was a little bit of an issue with the blow up bed but the property manager came right away and fixed it. I would suggest that the bedroom downstairs with the blow up bed and the single bed would be best used for children or young adults. Karen, the owner, was nothing but helpful and eager to answer any questions. All in all - very positive experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Soulful Place

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent home. You can almost drink the quiet. Your heart rate slows and the business world evaporates. It truly is God's country. Three miles from Creston Golf club. 20 miles South of Kootenay Lake. Bring wine, stare at the mountains, take your time cooking and breathe.The owner was a great person to deal with- very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Cranbrook, BC
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bonners Ferry Store at US Border
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Kootney Lake
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Creston Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway #21
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Creston Golf Course
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Schweitzer Basin, Sandpoint Idaho
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Kootney Lake
Car: recommended

Located in the scenic Creston Valley - enjoy local fruit, wines, golf and the outdoors


Rates & Availability

Creston House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $752
Cleaning fee $150

Cleaning fee $200.00

$200.00 discount for return guests
2nd week available for $1,000.00 during "standard rate" times, $1,400.00 during peak weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Creston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor king room ensuite - a spa like oasis.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room located on main floor off of kitchen/dining area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Walk out level 4 piece bathroom with quartz counter.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor queen room 4 piece ensuite with quartz counter.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , An oasis with king bed & double patio doors to private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen suite with ensuite and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Walk out level bedroom with East and South windows
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Raised Queen Air Mattress in this room at the walk out level
  • King master bedroom is located on main floor with North, East and South windows. Queen suite is located on main floor with North windows - this room offers a quiet retreat. The walk out level queen room and single room with queen air mattress is on the family room level and has a full bathroom across the hall. All bedrooms offer high quality mattresses, linens and duvets. All furnishing are solid wood and carefully selected to compliment the character of the house.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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