Discover a selection of 133 vacation rentals in Nelson, BC, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Nelson. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Nelson, BC, Vacation Rentals Offer a Northern Paradise

Located in the Selkirk Mountains along Kootenay Lake, Nelson, British Columbia, is one of the best options for a vacation anywhere. It’s known regionally as the Queen City, and is well regarded for its wide collection of heritage buildings from its days as a silver rush community. These buildings, located particularly along Baker Street, are one of the most breathtaking and charming sights you can imagine, and are the heart of the arts community in the area. Nelson, BC, vacation rentals are available all year around, offering a unique chance to visit this cultural center of the British Columbia region.

Things to do

Popular Local Historic and Cultural Attractions of Nelson

There are literally hundreds of activities available year-round in Nelson, from great museums to bungee jumping, wineries and anything else you can imagine. For outdoor adventures, check out the Bridlewood Riding Centre or the Lardeau River Adventures. One of the best-known family attractions in the area is the EnergyPlex or the Playland Amusement Park. Explore the great history and art museum experiences like the Huble Homestead, the BC Vintage Truck Museum, or the Museum at Campbell River. Finally, there are great opportunities for dining at any of the fantastic breweries, winery halls, cideries, distilleries, or high-class restaurants in town.


Enjoy a Host of Historic and Cultural Activities in Nelson

As a cultural center of British Columbia, your Nelson, BC vacation rentals will allow you to experience a wealth of arts, history, entertainment, and family fun in a serene northern environment. The downtown area is loaded with outstanding restaurants, coffee houses, small specialty stores, art galleries, and more. If you’re into music, you can even take in a concert or live performance at the restored historic Capitol Theatre or travel just 45 minutes away in August to the Shambhala Music Festival. The town is a hotbed for mountain sports, arts, culture, and history that locals and visitors alike absolutely love.


Hike or carve in Nelson

With the beautiful rises of the Selkirk Mountains dominating the landscapes, and oodles of heritage attractions in the heart of town, Nelson checks all the boxes for a real year-round destination. Between December and March, Nelson vacation rentals offer access to the quality pistes of the Whitewater Ski Resort, while other adventurous folk head off on Catskiing excursions. And when the summer hits, the town magnetizes hikers and bikers, history lovers and yogis, all the way from May to September.

Natural features

Outdoor adventures abound in and around the Nelson area

If you’re looking for a natural setting, then Nelson, BC, vacation rentals are the right choice. You can enjoy outdoor markets, or the best in hiking and biking on the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail or the Pulpit Rock Trail, with outstanding vistas from Elephant Mountain. Skiing and snowboarding are highly popular in the winter, and the locals love mountain biking on trails for every experience level. In the summer, rock climbing is huge at places like Kootenay Crag, Hall Siding, and CIC Bluffs. Of course, there’s also the gorgeous Kootenay Lake that borders the town.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Nelson

The nearest airport is in Castlegar, BC (YCG), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Trail, BC (YZZ-Trail Regional), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Nelson?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. It's time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Nelson:

  • Cottage In “the Woods”: With Stunning Mountain And Lake Views is popular with guests. Around 7 miles from Nelson, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including games and nearby museums.
  • Another great option is Superior Suites, Downtown, which is around 0.1 miles from Nelson. Featuring 2 bedrooms, cookware, dishware and utensils and air conditioning, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Nelson vacation rental for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Nelson?

Romantic getaways, work trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution for a multitude of occasions. One of these options in or near Nelson is sure to impress:

  • It's true! Good things really do come in small packages, and Superior Suites - Bakerview In The Heart Of Downtown is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation property is in a convenient central location and features amenities like off-street parking options and internet services.
  • Gallery Suite With Spectacular View is another comfortable one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out exploring the area's top sights, make the most of towels and coffee and tea making facilities.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Nelson?

It's easy to arrange a wonderful getaway with Vrbo. Whether you opt for a comfy cabin or a trendy apartment, we've got plenty of two-bedroom options in or near Nelson: Here are a couple of our faves:

  • At the top of the list is Superior Suites, Downtown. This two-bedroom beauty offers its guests handy amenities like nearby ecotour services and a hair dryer. You can easily explore Nelson's many attractions from this homely pad.
  • Baker Suite" In Victoria Falls Guesthouse is another popular two-bedroom property in the Nelson area. It offers useful amenities like a boat and a free nearby fitness center.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Nelson?

If you'd like a little extra room for the youngsters (or a tagalong travel buddy), a three-bedroom vacation rental will tick all your boxes. Vrbo can help you find all the best options in or near Nelson, starting with these two:

  • Reserve a few nights at Your Home Away From Home For The Month… Luxury Heritage House With Lake View. With amenities including a TV and an iron and ironing board, this spacious stay will have you all feeling right at home.
  • Another enticing three-bedroom rental is Heritage Modern Farm House~walking Distance To Baker Street. Take advantage of air conditioning and a garden while spending precious time with those close to you.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Nelson?

Cookies, chocolate, marshmallows and a campfire are the four things you need to make a finger-licking snack and wonderful vacation memories. If you love the sound of huddling around a fire pit devouring s'mores, consider these escapes in or around Nelson:

  • Cottage In “the Woods”: With Stunning Mountain And Lake Views features a balcony, high-speed internet services, and of course, a fire pit. Sing a few classics together, tell ghost stories or just hang out with friends and family at this popular escape.
  • Alternatively, let the dancing flames lull you into a state of peace and relaxation at Kootenay Sweet Retreat. When you're not catching up around the fire pit, make the most of conveniences like nearby ecotour services and WiFi.