This 2 bedroom, log post and beam cabin is the quintessential Canadian vacation package. The home was built by local craftsman, a father and brother in law team, to the owner. Extra care and attention were given to allow maximum living comfort for anyone who visits. There is in-floor heating throughout the home and a wood burning stove in the living room to watch while enjoying a hot beverage. No air conditioning is required as it is designed to avoid direct sunlight in the summer and maximises the warmth of the winter sun. The river can be viewed from almost every room and the windows can be opened to catch the cool river breeze. Watch and listen to the pristine Slocan River and the rest of nature in the garden or covered outdoor living room. During the late summer and into the winter, there is one of the best beaches on the Slocan River right in the front yard. For the past 4 years, Osprey’s have been nesting across the river and providing Kootenay Life entertainment. Adolescent Osprey’s have been seen learning how to fly and fish during the summer months. This IS the place to reconnect with nature, while enjoying all the amenities that are required for an enjoyable holiday.
The Slocan Valley offers an abundance of seasonal activities that include canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubbing, fishing, boating, paddle boarding, swimming, cycling, running, walking, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, motor biking, marketing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. Across the road from the cabin there is the Passmore Trailhead. The 100km Slocan Valley train tracks were converted into a non-motorised recreational trail; which follows the lenght of the Slocan River. Our location is also the gateway to the B.C. Provincial Park, Drinnon Pass and the Valhalla Mountain Range where serious hiking, mountaineering and snow cat skiing occurs. Whether you’re tanning on the beach or barreling down a mountain, all of these experiences share a common thread of being surrounded by an abundance of nature.
There are great restaurants, bakery, distillery and grocery stores that serve up or sell local organic produce that are within a 5 to 15 minutes’ drive from the cabin. Additionally, all other grocery items including liquor, fuel sales, and post office are within this proximity. Close by is Endless Adventures and Valhalla Powder Cats. Endless Adventures provides kayaking and paddle boarding rental equipment, instructor classes for individuals and groups and a retail outlet. Valhalla Powder Cats skiing offers professionally guided tours through champagne powder without the line ups. Both are truly apart of the perfect Canadian vacation.
The cities of Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and Rossland are all within 45 minutes from the cabin. The cities boasts amazing restaurants, shopping and artistic flair with their own individual community spirit. Local artisans are on display through various mediums that can be viewed around town while enjoying a leisurely stroll with a hot coffee or ice cream. During the spring, summer and fall there are many destinations to enjoy. Some popular locations are Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake. There are many winter activities such as Red Mountain, Black Jack Nordic Ski, Nancy Green Nordic Ski, White water ski hill and Apex Nordic skiing all within 45 minutes from the cabin.