About the property
- Cabin575 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Conveniently located beside Highway 31A. 20 minutes from New Denver & Kaslo. Self-serve backcountry Hut style accomadation, with 6 beds, propane lights/stove/oven, dishes, water tap & filter. Sauna and outhouse, firewood supplied. Bring your own sleeping bags or request to have bedding supplied. Winter: Backcountry skiing, xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing can be accessed nearby. Spring-Fall: Hiking, mountainbiking, fishing & swimming nearby. Small lakes are a 2.5 km hike or drive and low elevation trails can be accessed from the cabin. Be prepared to drive a few kms up logging rds to access higher elevation trails. Custodian cabin located nearby with internet access is available on demand. More frequent internet access can be provided for small fee, please ask in advance. No indoor plumbing or electricity. Great place to get away from town and spend time in the outdoors. Guests have the choice of booking and paying for beds in a dorm like setting for $25/person/night OR booking the entire cabin for between $55-$150/night (depending on how many people and season). Please contact for discounted rates for groups/multiple nights.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, some french & spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Cindy Walker
Local person who grew up nearby and have a passion for outdoor activities. I did a Commercial Recreation Diploma and decided to build this hut for people to enjoy backcountry acitivities.
Cindy Walker purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Cindy Walker chose Central Kootenay D
Great access to mountains nearby and also close enough to go into town regularly. Nearest towns are very charming & beautiful.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cabin is built with traditonal natural building techniqes. It is a slightly rustic, cabin in the woods experience unique from typical hotels and vacation rentals
Sports & Adventure Activities
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautifully build hostel, great Old Growth Cedar across Hwy
The beds in hostel are comfortable, bring your sleeping blankets or bags, as it is not made clear that only a few are available, lots of variety of pillows! ( There are clean sheets in a dresser. ) directions to get there are very difficult (PDF sent night before we left) showed "Lodge" sign on left side of road going West from Kaslo, 31A and directly across is a road to right, which seems easy enough until it is dark and all we remembered was "20 min from Kaslo and 20 from New Denver" which helped us more than directions, as there was no "Lodge" on the sign, but a red curved slash and no words detected in dark and road to cabin not really very visible. What road does have in the light of day, is solar panels up high and some pink flagging on a pole.
The out house is a well constructed building, however, what was provided was sawdust, lime is best but wood ash is great second choice. These WILL break down deposits and mostly remove the "outhouse odor". Because it was stated on directions sheet inside of outhouse that "pee is the cause of the smell in the outhouse and to pee, if possible, elsewhere" there is a strong smell of urine on the other side of the cabin (when the sun hits it in the morning, as it is the most comfortable place to go at night). This could easily be neutralized, after boundaries are set and people educated about results of indiscriminate close urination to building. Having stated thoughts on this, the Old growth Cedar Grove across the highway is a wonderland my husband and I enjoyed. The many photo opps include the majestic trees, great roots, formed knots on the ancient trees, moss, beautiful wild flowers and flowing stream. Took an exceptionally beautiful drive to New Denver and had a fantastic lunch! Came back to hostel, easily washed up and went to Kaslo for the throughly enjoyable performance of Michael Franti and Spearhead at festival. Coming back to hostel was much easier even in the rainy dark and fog, as we had first hand knowledge of the Red Slash!! The solar outdoor lights are convenient when driving up, don't forget your flashlights as there is no lights immediately in cabin but once you are in and in kitchen, look on the windowsill, there are solar lamps that work very well! It is well thought out in many aspects. We found the kitchen very easy to use and the water management effective.
Cabin is located on private property near Goat Range Provincial Park. There are also 2 small lakes 2 km drive or hike with beaches, fishing, icefishing and skating. Easy trails for hiking, snowshoeing and xcountry skiing near the cabin doorstep. There are many well known hikes and skitours that can be accessed nearby. As well as backroads for ATVing and snowmobiling.
The area has mining history with many mining roads a museum 15 min drive in Sandon.
20 minute drive to New Denver and Kaslo which have restaurants, stores, gas, festivals, live music. 45 min -1 hr drive to Nakusp or Ainsworth Hotsprings.
Additional information about rental rates
This is backcountry hut style accomadation. If you pay $25/person expect to sleep in a dorm setting, occassionally another group may share the cabin. OR book the entire cabin from $100-$150/night depending if there are 4-8 people. Please contact us in advance to arrange to bring a pet. Cabin is self-serve: be prepared to pack out your garbage and clean the cabin, chop firewood etc to avoid extra fees. Please also note that internet access is limitted and let us know if you require internet. There is no power or running water (tap & greywater are located outside). Bring your sleeping bags or let us know if you want clean bedding provided.