The East Shore of Kootenay Lake is one of the region’s few remaining undiscovered visitor destinations. If you’re looking for true wilderness immersion with all of the comforts of home, then a vacation cabin rental may provide the best experience. Kootenay Lake’s East Shore stretches from Riondel and south through Kootenay Bay, Crawford Bay, Gray Creek, Boswell, Kuskanook, Sirdar and Wynndel. There are many types of cabin rentals, glamping opportunities and B&B’s that complement the area’s very popular campgrounds and hotels. Immerse yourself in the areas unique array of recreation, cultural, historical and well-being opportunities.
Here is a list of some of the most amazing vacation rentals you can find on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore.
Water’s Edge B & B – Riondel
The park-like grounds, fruit trees, gardens, and magnificent natural backdrop provide an ideal setting for outdoor living, whether you want to dine alfresco, meditate, paint, or just relax while watching the changing moods and colours of the mountains and lake.
For more active pastimes, a private, pebbly beach is just steps from your door with a gazebo, campfire facilities, and 30-foot dock. One room B&B – up to two people with one bed or two room B&B for up to four people with two beds. Phone:(250) 225-3492 https://watersedgebb.ca
Shadow Mountain Cabins – Riondel BC
Comfortable and cozy accommodations make your getaway restful and rejuvenating so you can forget about the hustle of everyday life. The fully-contained cabins have all the comforts of home. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding mountains from one of the great covered verandas. There is lots of hiking right out the back door and horseback rides available upon request (depending on-season and availability). Phone: 250 225 3551 http://shadowmountaincabins.com/contact/
Bluebell Cottage – Riondel BC
Located in the historic village of Riondel, British Columbia, two blocks from Kootenay Lake and a short distance from fabulous hiking/biking trails, two golf courses, countless artisans, wineries and other adventures, this is the perfect base for your vacation. Day trips from Riondel abound and the longest free ferry ride in the world awaits you only eight kilometres away.
A newly renovated cottage offers three beautifully appointed bedrooms, two fireplaces, two bathrooms and a large living area suitable for up to 10 guests. The toy shed holds a few bikes, beach toys and even a wagon to pull your items to the beach. Extra parking allows for an RV or trailer/tents (additional fee applies) so bring your friends and come visit us soon! Phone: Call (250) 551-7953 https://www.cottagesincanada.com/28663
The Cabin on Kootenay Lake – Kootenay Bay
Stunning private lakeside accommodations with tranquil surroundings. View a wide variety of bird and wildlife right from the front deck. Bald eagles and osprey are frequent visitors and if you are lucky, you will be serenaded by the loons in the early mornings and evenings. The Cabin was built in the early 1950’s as a family retreat and has been completely renovated for your comfort and enjoyment. A cozy one bedroom (double bed) features a double sofa bed, bathroom (no tub), fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. Linens, pillows and towels are provided. Free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, and DVD/Blue Ray. The deck is equipped with a gas BBQ and ample seating. There is a fire pit on the beach as long as no fire bans are in effect. Next door to Yasodhara Ashram. Phone: 250 227 2267 http://kootenaycabin.ca/
Boccalino Motel & Cabins – Kootenay Bay
Located just above the Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing and next to Boccalino Restaurant, Boccalino Cabins sleep two to four people comfortably. They are self-contained, fully furnished with kitchenettes and include linens and towels. Close to public beaches, boat launch and recreation trails. Phone: 250 227 6906 boccalino.ca/motel-cabins-kootenay-lake/
Tara Shanti B&B Retreat – Kootenay Bay BC
Tara Shanti is a large chateau-style structure with six guest bedrooms in total, five with private ensuite bathrooms and the sixth with access to a shared bathroom across the common area. Room rates include a full breakfast. Guests also have access to fully-equipped guest kitchen, dining room, large living room with fireplace, patio and deck. Three rooms face the west with beautiful views of the glacier and lake. The other two bedrooms face east and have morning sun plus views of the garden and the surrounding forest of mature trees. Phone: 250 777 4868 http://tarashanti.com/
Soul’s Paradise – Kootenay Bay BC
Your camping oasis on sunny Kootenay Lake is waiting. You are invited to visit Soul’s Paradise, a family-run resort dedicated to making your stay an experience to remember. Kick back and enjoy the long sunny evenings of the East Shore located midlake, roughly halfway between Creston and Nelson on Highway 3A. The natural beauty of the Kootenays is a spectacular setting for your next camping adventure. This beautiful natural oasis is known for long sun-drenched days and relatively bug-free summers, and we provide the perfect array of amenities to make the most of your stay here. It is, quite simply, paradise. Phone: 250 227 9441 http://www.soulsparadise.cam
Kokanee Springs Resort – Crawford Bay BC
The Lodges at Kokanee Springs are situated on the course side of this championship course. Located on the hill above the clubhouse between the tenth and twelfth fairways, the eight suites and 56 queen rooms allow you to relax in comfortable luxury. Spacious rooms with private balconies complete with bar fridges, coffee makers, satellite TV and air-conditioning. After a challenging round of golf, relax in the outdoor hot tub.Toll free:1-800-979-7999 Local: 250 227 9226 https://www.kokaneesprings.com/accommodations
Kokanee Chalets & Campground – Crawford Bay BC
Located in the heart of Crawford Bay adjacent to Crawford Creek Regional Park and public beach. Relax in the comfort of our beautiful 3-bedroom cabins finished with cedar or knotty poplar inside. The main floor has a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms. These cozy “A-Frames” are ideal for group getaways and family vacations. Phone: Toll free: 1 800 448 9292 Local: 250 227 9242
Wedgewood Estate Cabins – Crawford Bay
Two custom-built rental cabins are situated on the 50 acre historic Wedgwood Manor Estate in Crawford Bay, a few minutes from walking trails, a sandy public beach and the world famous Kokanee Springs Golf Course. The cabins are tucked into the edge of the forest and overlook ponds, gardens and large expanses of emerald green lawns. A hiking trail from your back door leads you to a waterfall and a spectacular view of Kokanee Glacier. The cabins’ spacious floor plans feature lofty cathedral ceilings accented with cedar-log timbers and shining wood highlights throughout. Phone: 250 227 9065 http://www.wedgwoodestatecabins.com
Wedgewood Manor Cabin – Crawford Bay
An oasis away from the city. The space features a lofty cathedral ceiling accented with cedar timbers, and shining wood highlights throughout. The airy loft bedroom has a queen bed and a claw-foot tub, with lots of windows to catch the cool night breezes and pure mountain air. The main floor features a full kitchen/dining area, a 3-piece bathroom, and a double futon. There’s also a porch that wraps around two sides of the cabin with a barbecue grill. The cabin faces a beautiful pond with cascading water and a patio set to lounge outdoors. Surrounded by magnificent trees and overlooking the mountain range. Toll-free: +1 (888) 960-6017 Local: (250) 227-9233 http://wedgwoodmanor.com/the-cabin
Two Bears Cabin – Gray Creek
Perched on a cliff overlooking Kootenay Lake B.C, this idyllic retreat is perfect for one to three couples or a small family. Enjoy spectacular views of the north and south of the lake and Selkirk Mountains. Two Bears Log Cabin was built in 1999 with an open and lofted plan. Two story windows ensure a lake view from almost every room. A large wrap-around deck provides a tranquil and private lakeside experience to enjoy sightings of bald eagles, loons, fish, and the shimmering moonlight. Phone: 1-250-231-7327 or 1-250-919-5847 https://twobearscabin.ca
Bayshore Resort Cottages – Boswell BC
Do you like getting away, but hate sleeping in a tent or towing a trailer around? Don’t stress, because our private cottages are the perfect place for you. Our two-bedroom cottages resemble a small home so you won’t feel as if you are missing out on your luxuries. They are fully furnished and contain a kitchen, full bathroom and satellite television. Our cottages remain open year round so you can plan your getaway at any time of the year. You’ll definitely feel at home but you will be within feet of the lake. We have seven cottages for you to choose from. 250 223 8270 http://bayshoreresort.ca/cottages/
Kootenay Lake Lodge – Boswell BC
Waterfront log chalets right by the water, ideal for families and groups. Two chalets, each sleeps up to eight guests. Fully serviced seasonal RV sites for rent. Our mountainside cabin for two with internet is just a short walk to the water. A stay at our chalets allows you to go fishing, swimming or canoeing right from your front door. No need to drive to the beach or to cross the highway – you are right where your heart, mind and body longs to be. Wake up to the peaceful sound of waves lapping onto the shore. Bask in the sun and watch your children play in the lake. Fish right from your front lawn during highwater in June. From your lake-facing balcony, watch the nesting ospreys, watch them catch fish and rear their young. Toll free: 1 877 610 6960 Local: 250 223 8181 http://www.kootenaylakelodge.com/chalets.html
Destiny Bay Resort – Boswell BC
Nestled on the East Shore of beautiful Kootenay Lake, Destiny Bay Resort offers a blend of solitude and companionship. Spend a lazy hour or two bird watching from the deck of your private cottage, listening to the waves lapping at the pebbled beach or watching the sun disappear behind splendid dark mountains. Enjoy a wonderful three-course dinner with your choice of entrée from our unique dining menu. Weather permitting, enjoy breakfast and dinner on the veranda overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk Mountains beyond. The resort has canoes and paddle boats for use by guests. The resort’s private gradually sloping beach area provides hours of enjoyment for swimming, sun-bathing or just lounging around. A log house, beach, sauna, enclosed fire pit and garden chess also add to your enjoyment. 1 800 818 6633 destinybay.com/Welcome.html
Blacktail Ridge Guest House
Located deep in Kootenay country, in the Village of Wynndel and nestled on the side of the Purcell mountain range, Blacktail Ridge Guest House offers amazing views in this fully serviced house rental. Located on five acres of rolling hills, and backing onto the forest, you are likely to see deer, elk, and wild turkeys just out your window! Relax in the morning light on your private covered deck and plan your evening BBQ. Blacktail Ridge Lodge offers a peaceful, quiet place to renew yourself. This three-bedroom whole house rental, sleeps six in the one king and two queen rooms. There are laundry facilities, a full kitchen, gas BBQ, satellite TV, and WiFi along with amazing views of the Wynndel and Creston Valleys. Phone: 250-866-5785 https://blacktailridge.wordpress.com/all-the-amenities-of-home/
Mountainside Cherries – Wynndel BC
Mountainside Cherries Guest House offers warm hospitality with a personal touch. Surrounded by towering mountains and situated in the midst of a working cherry orchard, this farmhouse feels like a home away from home. Here you can relax in the comfort of your own private 2-bedroom house. The guest house is self-catering with spacious living area, fireplace, well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, fenced-in yard and garden, patio and garage. Wireless internet and satellite TV are available. The guest house is perfect for all travellers. You will enjoy the space, tranquillity and privacy of the country. Phone 250-866-5573 or 250-254-5573 https://webberscherries.ca/guest-house/
COTTAGES IN THE WOODS
We offer a variety of beautiful properties along the East Shore from which to choose, from smaller cabins that sleep two to four people to larger log homes that sleep 16 or more. All our homes are quiet and private. Some are set back in the forest, others are lakefront but all have lake access. All our homes have either kayaks or canoes for your use and most are pet friendly.
All cottages come fully furnished and some are available for stays as short as one night or as long as an entire month. Most cottages are available year-round. Consider the pleasant, calm and affordable shoulder seasons of May, June and September too; Kootenay Lake is always beautiful in different ways throughout the year. www.cottagesinthewoodsbc.com Txt: 403 862-8844 firstname.lastname@example.org