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BioBio Suite: luxurious eco suite on an organic farm, 10 min from Nelson

Nelson, BC, Canada
  • Apartment400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

gorgeous new suite, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, ground level, private, patio

Brand new ( ready to rent May 2015), lovingly built by a Swiss carpenter eco suite on our organic farm ( Arrowhead Farm). Enjoy the fresh air and space of the country setting only a 10 min drive from downtown Nelson. 30 minutes to Whitewater Ski Resort.

Arrowhead Farm is situated on a quiet road, away from the highway, but easy access from town. BioBio Suite is on the first floor. There are no steps from the parking to the suite and none within. The main suite is occupied by the owner. There is no overlap of living areas ensuring peace and privacy for both. BioBio suite has its own entrance and a fenced in yard separate from the yard of the main house. It has a lovely private patio.

The suite has lots of natural light from its many windows.

We designed the suite with In-floor geothermal heating, air exchange for the best indoor air quality and comfort of our guests. Only the best materials were used: solid wood, stone, low VOC paints to make for the healthiest environment possible.

At 400 square feet, the suite is ideal for a single traveler or a couple, but would accommodate a family with up to 2 children.

The suite consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and 1 bedroom.

The living room has a brand new leather sofa that unfolds into a full bed with a comfortable mattress ( BeautyRest) for additional sleeping spots, an armchair and an antique cabinet containing a TV.

The bedroom has a queen bed with a brand new memory foam queen mattress, bedside tables, a closet and a dresser.

The bathroom is compact with a toilet, a shower, a sink and a washer and dryer.

The kitchen is beautiful with its wall of windows and the view of the valley, custom made walnut cabinets and granite counter tops.

Other features:

WiFi ( can be turned off on request), washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV, Netflix.

While staying at the BioBio Suite you will have an option to buy our farm fresh organic produce, Kootenay Local Agricultural Society certified.

Please enquire about our farm/pond permaculture tours and workshops on farm crafts: milking, cheese, butter, sour cream and yoghurt making, sourdough bread baking, fermenting, preserving.


Tanya Krol

Member Since 2015
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english, french, german, russian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Tanya Krol

We are a family of 4 and we live in the main suite and run our organic farm. Martin is a carpenter, Tanya is a teacher.

Tanya Krol purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Tanya Krol chose Central Kootenay E

Both of us grew up in the mountains- Martin in the Swiss Alps and Tanya in the Northern Caucasus, Russia, so we feel at home here in the Kootenays. We think it just doesn't get any better: the natural beauty of the country setting with its abundance of clean water, air, amazing mountain views and space to grow organic food for our family, all only a 10 minute drive away from the amazing community of Nelson with its arts and recreation.

What makes this Apartment unique

Skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, sailing, theater, designer stores, gourmet restaurants- Nelson has it all. We are just outside town, so you can have it all: the peace of the country setting, organic veggies and fruit, beautiful views and swimming in our private natural ponds ( and they are warmer than the lake!), all minutes away from the markets, boutiques and restaurants of Nelson. Mountain bikers: don't bother with your car! The glorious Morning Mountain biking trails are accessible from our house ( the head of the trails is 2 km down our road). We are short drive away ( 30 min) from the Whitewater Ski Resort- come ski the famous champagne powder. We love our community and will help you with information on how to enjoy it to the fullest during your stay.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • High quality bedding and bed linen, comfortable bed, closet, chest of drawers, night stands. Crib available.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • A bathroom with toilet, sink, shower stall and washer/dryer.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      geo thermal in floor heating, very quiet, heat return ventilator exchanges air continuously, filtering through an HPV filter ensuring fresh indoor air without dust, pollen or heat loss
                    • Internet
                      High speed, WiFi or hardwired connection. Can be turned off or on.
                    • Linens Provided
                      good quality allergy friendly linens. for longer stays, guests are expected to use the washing machine and cloth rack/cloth line to wash their bedlinen and towels
                    • Living Room
                      The living room leather sofa can be unfolded into a double bed.
                    • Parking
                      there is a designated parking spot for one vehicle. please inquire about additional vehicles
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          fully equipped
                        • Kitchen
                          Beautiful custom built kitchen, walnut cabinets and granite counter tops. No particle board, Low VOC paint for the best air quality. A wall of windows with an amazing view.
                        • Oven
                          Toaster Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Apartment size under counter fridge with freezer box.
                        • Stove
                          4 burner electric stove top.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The dining table is in the kitchen, 4 chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  extensive library available upon request
                                • Games
                                • Television
                                  Smart TV for internet streaming, Netflix
                                • Toys
                                  available upon request


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • shopping
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          15 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          Darren S.

                                                          My family and I recently stayed at the beautiful Bio Bio farm, in its pristine and fully kitted-out guest suite. The 3 of us were warmly greeted by Martin, Tatiana's husband. We also got to meet the owners' friendly, bright and polite sons. One of them and my son Yann really hit it off and became friends in no time at all!

                                                          The suite has all the amenities you can hope for, allowing for privacy and the ability to cook your own meals. We were able to buy some organic produce from our hosts whenever we needed something for a dinner. Martin gave us a tour of their organic farm, and we were amazed at the vast variety of things they grow and make (like Swiss cheeses). Tatiana was very well versed in questions we had about the region and town of Nelson.

                                                          Our stay was relaxing and inspiring, and we hope to come back one day!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We too hope to see you in Nelson. It was a pleasure hosting you and we will keep in touch!

                                                          BioBio suite

                                                          BioBio is a comfortable and affordable suite. Our family of three (12 year old child) stayed for a week at the end of July. The suite was comfortably cool despite soaring summer time temperatures. The row of kitchen windows looks out onto your own private yard where we were able to pick raspberries and blueberries for our breakfast. The yard also provides plenty of room for kids to run around in. We enjoyed the rural setting of BioBio which is only a few minutes drive from Nelson. BioBio is a great home base from which to explore the region. We drove to New Denver one day, to Kaslo on another and enjoyed various swimming beaches in the area. The owners were great to deal with and very helpful plus our son enjoyed the company of the kids of BioBio. We found the drive way a little awkward to get in an out of with two cars parked in the drive way (it would be fine if only one car).

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for the great review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The parking is meant for 3 cars and is a back-in/ back out situation, quite common in our parts. One can also park on the opposite side of the road.

                                                          Best regards and we hope to see you again!

                                                          Great Stay!

                                                          clifton a.

                                                          We were immediately welcomed to the Bio Bio Suite and Farm with warmth and friendliness. Everything was provided from making great coffee, towels, and making fresh mint tea. The suite was clean and cool on the hot days Nelson was having. Martin, Tanya and their children were so lovely. We had a tour through their garden and learned so much about sustainability. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for this nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation! We loved having you as guests.

                                                          Perfect accommodations

                                                          Cindy N.Vancouver, BC Canada

                                                          We really enjoyed our stay at Tanya and Martin's suite. It was close to town but also removed enough to really relax and enjoy. The suite is lovely and has everything you need. We loved the big backyard, which was totally separate and private. Our hosts were great. I highly recommend staying here.


                                                          Friendly, helpful owners, comfortable quiet suite, awesome view

                                                          Audry E.

                                                          I would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the Nelson area. It is convenient to town and quite easy to find. The suite is quiet and well organized with everything necessary to provide a comfortable stay. Get a tour of the farm if you can. It is fascinating and Tanya and Martin welcome questions from newby gardeners.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Audry! It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again!

                                                          Great place to stay near Nelson

                                                          Karyn A.

                                                          We have stayed at many VRBO properties and found this one to be very clean, comfortable, cozy and a great value! Tatiana was great in communicating and we found the home exactly as advertised. We were very happy here for our 3 night stay. It is very private and you have your own gated yard space with a lovely mountain view.

                                                          It was just a few minutes into Nelson and we were very happy we elected to stay here in the mountains rather than staying in the town centre.

                                                          There is plenty to do in the area and lots of great restaurants.

                                                          We can highly recommend this accommodation. We really enjoyed staying here.


                                                          Nelson, BC, Canada

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          No additional charges for children 12 and younger.

                                                          15 Reviews
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