What an awesome place. Cool house, very close to downtown, which was perfect for the New Years festivities. There was plenty to do. . . We came for skiing, but also ended up having a great time in Nelson, meeting some cool locals, and going off to the Ainsworth Hot Springs twice... Which has a cool water cave. I highly recommend this place if you're looking to experience Nelson and the surrounding areas. I've stayed in Castlegar before (a two night ski trip to Red and Whitewater) and this place is SOOOOO greatly superior that it's not even comparable. Lisa and the VRBO staff went above and beyond to help us and the price point was very reasonable. The place is big enough for a couple, two couples, or - if you don't mind tight quarters - a bunch of friends looking to rent a place so that they can ski/board or do whatever other awesome activities in the heavily wooded and mountainous area. Nelson rocks, and this place does too. Oh, and you should probably rent Roxanne and watch it while you're here (on your computer - no TV) if you have the energy after skiing the amazing terrain at the local hill; but, you might not.