Quiet, clean and modern retreat
- english, german
About Dorothea Kraas
We are married for 50 years, retired, free-lance photographers; and we live here since April 2016, when we decided to create a legal suite to host guests, who love nature and wildlife, being away from the huzzle and buzzle of the cities to reconnect with nature.
Dorothea Kraas purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Dorothea Kraas chose Harrison Mills
After selling our property in the city, we were searching for a property, and fell right away in love with this home because of the spectacular views from every window and because it's brand-new. We didnt want another house where we had to start renovating, but we just wanted to move in and enjoy. We hadn't been in this area before, and were just driving around and there it was!
What makes this Condo unique
The views from this private suite are beautiful. You can enjoy the covered deck or the little garden area and snatch some of the garlic and kales from the garden beds for your smoothies, of course, when in season. While I am writing this, everything is covered in snow. In the video section is a little youtube, that we produced from photos of this area, some of them we shot right from our deck.
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderfully Private and cozy!
Everything was 5 stars!!! Top to bottom! Really was an enjoyable stay! The host is amazingly communicative and they have gone out of their way to create a cozy private space in their home with this suite. To call it a suite is a bit of an understatement as this place is really quite large! All the amenity's you could desire and more! And What a view! Great place!
Thank you for your awesome review! Much appreciated and if you ever plan another trip in this area please stay with us again! You were the best guests anybody could have! Until ... Dorothea
We enjoyed our stay very much. The accommodations were beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils we needed to prepare a meal. Very comfy beds. We appreciated the shampoos and lotions available in the bathroom as well. My husband and I spent a lot of time sitting out on the patio and admiring the lovely garden. The traffic was a bit loud at times, but it didn't distract from the beautiful views.
Hi Alison, thank you for your great review. We also noticed a lot of extra traffic on Saturday, but it seems there was an accident and lots of cars might have been re-routed our way. We had heard the ambulance and firetruck earlier that day. Normally traffic is never so intense, and of course on a long beautiful weekend as it was everybody wants to be in out here and enjoy all the outdoor activities.
The place is lovely and has everything you need. Dorothea is an amazing host and really made sure we feel like home during our stay. We had our 1.5 yo with us during the trip, Dorothea even prepared a box of toys for him to play! We’ll definitely come back again.
Thank you Kelly and Tony for the opportunity to host you. Your dog ‘Pepper’ is an awesome little creature and I am glad we made the exception for you to bring her. You are welcome any time again! Dorothea
Amazing private suite in the mountains
This is honestly one of the best homes I have stayed in. Dorothea is super nice and welcoming. Their first floor is fully furnished as a 2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, living room, and full kitchen, and independent from the rest of their home for complete privacy.
Each of the rooms looks out over their luscious garden and the forested mountains behind where eagles migrating from Alaska nest in November and the winter months. The patio and garden is yours to enjoy as well. This is a well-landscaped property and is a piece of paradise.
I highly recommend anyone staying here to request the German breakfast at least one night during your stay. This is an elaborate breakfast that Dorothea served us upstairs in her kitchen. Meats, cheeses, breads, home-baked bread, home-made jam, perfectly cooked soft boiled egg, müsli with fresh, local blueberries and strawberries, organic juice, coffee, tea. Dorothea mostly buys in-season food from local, organic farmers markets, so you're getting the healthiest food while you're on vacation.
The filtered mountain spring water here is amazing. Definitely bring a water bottle with you and take some with you.
Dorothea is a warm, inviting, generous host. If there's anything you need, just ask. She was quick to respond to our request to stay with her and quick to respond to our questions. 5 star host, 5 star house, 5 star location. Will definitely be staying here again on our next BC trip.
Hi Javen and Catherine, your awesome and detailed review is much appreciated; thank you very much for your kind words. We are looking forward to host you, your family and friends another time in the future. You are very special and always welcomed guests and it’s a privilege for us to offer you the best vacation you could ever have.
Peaceful Getaway in the Mountains
The Garden Suite is secluded and private even though it is attached to the main house. It is extremely clean and comfortable, with great beds and soft linens. The living room and tv are very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners on the patio. Dorothea’s garden is a beautiful foreground for the soaring mountains beyond. Dorothea and Burkhard are wonderful hosts. They are very kind and generous, and gave us many ideas for activities in the surrounding area. They are also excellent photographers. This is the first VRBO we have stayed in that has original art on the walls. We highly recommend the Garden Suite!
Hi Gia and Chris!
Thank you for your kind words, which are greatly appreciated. We meet so many people in life, but there are some that stand out; you are certainly one of them. It was a great privilege to host you and we wish you the very best for all your future travels and your awesome photography and lots of new discoveries for historical architecture! If it ever leads you to this area again, you are most welcome to stay with us.
Hemlock is a great ski area, only 25 minutes drive up. Woodside Mountain is 20 minutes up and famous for paragliding;