Kootenay Lake Waterfront Accommodation for Two: a Secret Honeymoon Treasure(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private Self-Contained Cabin With Secluded Lake Access
We are located far from the highway, 15 minutes south of Kaslo and 6 minutes north of Ainsworth Hot Springs, on the eastern tip of Woodbury Point. This very affordable, elegant bungalow may prove easier to enjoy and somewhat less costly to interested guests who first explore the web for further information about staying with us. The Gatehouse-on-the-Point is situated upstairs, on the top floor, above an unoccupied double garage, and is out of sight from the main house on the property.
There is also a private lakeside deck, down 90 steps along moss covered and flowering cliffs of considerable beauty. This dramatic shoreline, with its steep drop off, also happens to offer some of the best shore fishing to be found on Kootenay Lake. Swimming in the lake is most comfortable between mid-July and mid-August.
Nearby can be found four golf courses, boating, fishing, hiking, river walks, fine birding, mountain biking, glaciers, cross-country skiing and provincial parks, plus the renowned local hot springs (cave and pool) to be enjoyed. All are easily accessible. At our Gatehouse you will find the perfect vacation hideaway for a deep rest, or for writing, celebration, or renewal.
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Member since: 2014
- 500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Hair Dryer
The Gatehouse has a wifi connection for email and web access, but no streaming usage. Cell phone connections are also available throughout our region so your cell-based internet access will also work...moreless
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $43.91
The Gatehouse is only comfortable for two people. There is one bed. Additional guests must be arranged for at the time of reservation and will result in a modest surcharge. Pets cannot accompany guests. Guests must be non-smokers. Gatehouse rates are set in Canadian dollars, but VRBO often shows the rates in their $U.S. as their default. You can select the currency you wish to use at the top-right corner of the Rates display.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The local hot springs are a must visit. And the Sternwheeler/Museum in Kaslo. There are wonderful hiking paths in the area, one of the most beautiful along the Kaslo River in Kaslo. The Gatehouse comes equipped with guides to many of the local opportunities for wilderness experiences and other local attractions.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Barney is a retired professor of psychology and the author of the book entitled On Retirements:Playing Seriously with the Work of Growing Older [BPS Books (2010)]. In 1987 he was named the Canadian Professor of the Year. The Gatehouse was the cabin/home to which he and his wife retired and where they lived until their current home was build on the property. Barney's wife, Lorraine, was for many years an executive with Random House Canada.
Why the Owner Chose Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC, Canada:
Both Lorraine and Barney have long been in love with North Kootenay Lake and the artistic communities that this area nourishes. Each of the four seasons around Ainsworth and Kaslo is different, and each offers many new opportunities for recreation, and enjoyment. The property was purchased as empty land. That first summer was spent just building the stairs down to the lake, and putting in the foundations of the Gatehouse. In the following two summers the Gatehouse was finished. After our Toronto home was sold the main house was built in 1994, and soon the Gatehouse became a secret treasure for select visitors from around the world. Many of our guests are repeat guests who find the property as special and unique as we do ourselves. Some of them have returned every year for up to six years and have become friends for life.
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The Gatehouse-on-the-Point as seen from below looking northwest.
Returning from the lake, you see this view of the Gatehouse and it's porch.
Detail of the approach to the front door.
View East into the living alcove and over the covered front porch to the lake.
View north into the bathroom and the kitchen.
The pathway and stairs leading down to the secluded lakefront deck.
This view north shows the secluded deck on the eastern tip of Woodbury Point.
Looking north over the lake to Woodbury Point and the Purcell range beyond.
The view north over Kootenay Lake from the highway to Kaslo.
A view of Kaslo in the fall.
This is the front of the Gatehouse, seen from the road head.
The stairs up to the Gatehouse porch as you enter the property.
As you enter the Gatehouse you have this view west into the sleeping alcove.
View north into the fully equipped kitchen with its cedar detailing & light well
View east out the front kitchen window.
The view up the stairs from the lakeshore.
This view south over the lakeside deck shows the Selkirk mountains beyond
The view south from beyond Kaslo with Woodbury Point in the middle distance.
A view of Kaslo in the summer, with the Kaslo river running through.
Sunset from the Lakeshore at the Gatehouse-on-the-Point
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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