|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located 1 km from Ymir, our secluded and peaceful newly-built huts are only 25 km from the base of Whitewater Ski Resort (with its legendary powder and 29 km away from Nelson. Red Mountain Ski Resort is a mere 50 km away. The cabins are located on 60 acres allowing for plenty of parking space. Off-road trails are accessible directly from the property.
You can drive to the door of Kootenay Huts, The organic-funky feel of the cabin is welcoming you into the eco-friendly accommodation. Our chalet has water and electricity and is designed to provide beauty, comfort and functionality, while minimizing your footprint. Made from natural, local, eco-friendly materials, it provides you with spacious, relaxing and nurturing interiors, with stunning views. Unwind with toasty in-floor heating, the unsurpassed romance of a wood stove and a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove. It is a dog friendly place.
Nestled at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains, with four queen and two twin beds, the hut accommodates groups of 2 to 8 people.
You will find yourself on the doorstep of the Kootenay wilds. Explore the unlimited options for hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ATV riding.
The surrounding roads are great for road biking as they take you to mountain pass and grand vistas They offer challenging loops. Freshwater lakes and rivers abound for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Our hut is backed by the Bonnington mountain range (famous for the Bonnington traverse)and faces Mount Baldie, a spectacular pyramid shaped peak.
Prepare your gear, plan your adventures and get ready to dive into the legendary Kootenay outdoor experience! Whether you are an adrenaline junky or a slow snow enthusiast, whether you want to climb mountains and hurtle down at great speed or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful alpine vistas, Kootenay Huts offer the ideal setting.
Our hut is located close enough to Nelson for guests to take advantage of its great shopping, fine dining and lively nightlife, yet secluded enough to allow them to be close to nature and wilderness, view magnificent starry skies and listen to the coyotes.
With two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large and accommodating common room (living/dining room), and a washroom with shower, the chalet can comfortably house up to 10 people. The two identical rooms of the cabin can each sleep two couples in comfortable bunk Queen beds and one person in a single bed. You will appreciate the drying room area designed to facilitate the reset of your adventure gear.
On your time off, you can enjoy a stroll the heart of Ymir, a 15 minute walk. Beside friendly people, you will find there a saloon-type Hotel and a cool store/café.
Keywords: Chalet in the forest, close to the road,
organic and funky in style
Guy and Chris are outdoor enthusiasts who love to ski, bike, hike, run, climb, explore and just enjoy nature. They also happen to be triathletes and marathoners.
Guy Lupien purchased this chalet in 2011
Guy and Chris, originally from Quebec, moved to the Kootenays over ten years ago to enjoy the finest outdoor experience there is. They built the Kootenay Huts in the last year to share their love of the area and offer the opportunity to soak in the Kootenay mountain culture in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Their extensive outdoor experience guided the design of the chalet.
Get a complete mountain experience! Spend the nights of your daily adventures in the easily accessible but yet secluded nature spot. Cook for yourself, feel the wildlife around you, enjoy the organic feel of the chalet. Feed a log to the woodstove and keep your life simple.
It is a convenient and cozy place. We really enjoyed our three night stay the last year. We plan to rent it again for holidays.
This was my first trip to this property and I would return in a heartbeat if I'm ever in Ymir again. The cabin is absolutely beautiful high vaulted ceilings and a rustic charm with all of the detailed wood work that makes the cabin a must stay after skiing hard at Whitewater resort for the day. The wood fired hot tub was a blast. The owner generously filled the tub before we got there and supplied plenty of wood. We then fired up the tub and were in heaven a few hours later. Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay.
We loved the little cabin in Ymir. It was the perfect location for a weekend of skiing at Whitewater. The kids loved it too!
This is such a great place stay with the whole family. We had a family of four and two adults and had plenty of room. We enjoyed the wood burning hot tub three times! The cabin is so close to White Water ski Resort and Salmo Ski Hill. The fact that we could drive 20 mins to the ski hill and still have lots of morning time with family was great! We also enjoyed snowshoeing out the back door on the cabins forested property. If you are looking for a relaxing time away this is the place! Also visiting the tiny town of Ymir was a treat!
It's a nice little cabin not far from Nelson. It's right by the highway so you do hear some of the traffic when you are there. It's definitely geared more towards winter use as it gets really hot inside with the warmer summer weather and the windows don't have screens which means that in order to have the windows open to cool the place down you will have to let some of the flying insects in. Not a major problem as you sill busy doing things outside of the cabin all day anyways.
Inside there's a sitting area with a couch, a loveseat, two chairs and the wood burning stove. there is also a table perfect for puzzles and games. There are two bedrooms on one side of the cabin each with plenty of space for people to sleep. Each bunk has it's own light so you don't need to worry about turning on the light for the room and waking everybody else up. I found the beds to be quite comfortable and clean.
The kitchen has plenty of space for everything that you would need to bring. I has everything you need for utensils, cookware, dishes and glasses. It also has a coffee maker if you need something to get you going in the morning and it has a kettle and a steeping pot for tea. It also has all the cleaning supplies that you will need.
It has a bathroom right by the entrance that was nice and clean upon arrival. It has some storage under the sink and cleaning supplies are provided if they are required. It has a nice little shower with plenty of room for all of your soaps and shampoo which you will need to provide yourself.
There are lots of areas to go hiking and biking nearby and there is also the lake in Nelson. There is a secluded beach that you can do a 6km hike to and enjoy the lake away from the busy main beach in town.
Perfect setup. Quiet and peaceful. Owners are very responsive. Rustic simplicity. Has everything you need (including wifi - which the 15 yr. old put to the test...and a straightforward wood stove - which the 46 yr. old put to the test).
Skiing, Backcountry skiing, Catskiing, Mountain biking, Old mine exploring, Birdwathching, Mycology, Snowshoeing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||C$100|
|Notes||Weeks are all starting on a Friday at 4:00 PM and finishing on the next Friday at 11:00 AM|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.