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Winter Getaway! Enjoy the snow and then a roaring fire in a cosy Log Cabin!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms Log Cabin On 16 Acre Reclaimed Wetland with Ducks Unlimited

Cozy log cabin - Recreational get away- Writer's Retreat -Bird Watching Paradise- 10 min to Kalamalka beach and downtown Vernon - 25 min to Silver Star Ski Resort - 25 min to Predator Ridge Golf Course - 3 min to Paragliding - 5 min to Horseback Riding and Backroad Cycling. - 30 min to Mountain Lake Trout Fishing - perfect for a quiet getaway or many recreational activities. The cabin has 2 bedrooms; upstairs a double and single bed plus children's nook, downstairs a double bed and two single beds. Perfect for Grandparents/parents and children's holiday as well a romantic getaway with Wineries nearby!

Mary Ellen McNaughton & Bill Nelems
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Mary Ellen McNaughton & Bill Nelems

We are nature lovers, aspiring writers and world travellers! We are committed to conservation and saving the planet!

Mary Ellen was born in Windsor Ontario but has lived in BC since 1980. She is a counsellor and teacher who specializes in communication. She does a range of counselling including bereavement and conflict resolution.

Bill was born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and is a physician, counsellor and teacher. He is the founder of an NGO called the Okanagan Zambia Health Initiative. This is a group of physicians, nurses and community members who are committed to teaching medical health by Skype and on the ground in rural Zambia.

Mary Ellen McNaughton & Bill Nelems purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Mary Ellen McNaughton & Bill Nelems chose Vernon

This beautiful Log Home in a peaceful and picturesque country setting, is a perfect place to relax and recharge but it is also just 10 min from downtown Vernon.

Activities for all ages and energy levels are close by. We have paragliding 2 minutes away, kayaking, canoeing and hiking, as well as horseback riding, cycling and mountain biking.

Partnering with Ducks Unlimited we have created a reclaimed wetland. Wetlands are the kidney of the planet and very important to our survival. As such it is a Bird watcher and nature lover's paradise. One guest saw 32 different species of birds in his three day stay.

What makes this cabin unique

Wineries, Golf, Skiing, Biking, Swimming, Hiking, Paragliding, Horseback riding, Fishing, Bird Watching,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Winter Getaway! Enjoy the snow and then a roaring fire in a cosy Log Cabin!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
Kelowna bc


  • 5 of 5

Was a great stay enjoyed the quiet surroundings and will book it again.

Mary Ellen was great to deal with

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray We enjoyed having you stay! Look forward to seeing you again! Mary Ellen
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Ellen was an excellent communicator and very helpful in making our stay at the cottage extra special. Thank you for setting out the hummingbird feeders. The cottage itself is huge, charmingly rustic and located not far out of Vernon but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. Would like to have stayed longer just so that we could have a few days just hanging out on the property.

Beds comfortable, house clean , good kitchen and BBQ facilities, outdoor seats. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and cozy...

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to get away from it all! This comfortable, homey "cabin/house" was just what the two of us needed to recover from a big family reunion, and celebrate our anniversary! There are two bedrooms in this house, but room for many more people. The master bedroom has a queen plus two single beds, and plenty of room. There is an adjacent bathroom with soaker jetted tub, and enough room for the whole family! (not in the tub though!). Upstairs in the loft is a double bed, and I think a single too, plus a bathroom with a shower. There is also a little sitting area on a balcony overlooking the open beam livingroom. This place, I was told is about 20 years old, but made me feel like I had taken a trip down memory lane. I'm not sure what you call the logs that are shaved on two sides and then tongue and grooved together, but the walls are this kind of logs, and the warm feeling they portray is very lovely. There is a lounging "bed" (for another sleeper, if necessary) in the living room, plus regular furniture. I loved the old upright grand piano, which I have at home, and play, and the ambiance of the fireplace and the screened front porch. Everything is spacious and comfortable and well maintained. The deck was a lovely private area to relax on with no neighbours anywhere around. We ate most of our meals out there with chirping of birds off in the near distance. Most delightful. We had just come from a lakeview place in Penticton, so this was the opposite of that, yet just what the doctor ordered. Private and peaceful. If you have children, there is furniture for them and toys, and they would love the layout of house alot. We so enjoyed ourselves! It was 5-10 min to Kalamalka beach and to Vernon. Not in the middle of things, but not far either. We enjoyed biking the back roads around this place. Beautiful farmland, and some doozy hills, if you choose. We did, and the view up there was well worth it! Thank you so much Mary Ellen and Bill for sharing your house and area with us and so many!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic and quaint.

  • 4 of 5

Two of our adult sons, my husband and myself enjoyed our week long stay at this authentic log cabin. For our needs it was the perfect size and we loved the acres of unmarred nature right outside the back deck!

Close to everywhere we wanted to go yet far enough away to revel in quiet. We would certainly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone interested in a memorable get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home comes well equipped. The location is rural, yet very close to Vernon and the beach. This is our second stay there (which we have not done with other homes we have stayed at), so that tells you something.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well stocked, beautiful property with birds everywhere

  • 5 of 5

We are not "birders" but we do Love connecting with nature. Our trip to Coldstream was mainly for mountain biking and we picked the property because it was close to the trails near Kalamaka lake. The biking in the area was really good but the property was even better. The kids really enjoyed taking pictures of hummingbirds,quail, waxwings, and warblers. We spent our down time walking around the marsh or relaxing on the porch listening to the doves signing. We will be booking again and will return armed with high powered camera lenses and first class binoculars. Caution, you may end up departing a little "Birdier" then you arrived!

Great trip, very relaxing

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kelowna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Alexanders Pub
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Predator Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
Country Tyme
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Silver Star Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Kalamalka Beach
Car: necessary

The property is 50 km from the Kelowna International Airport. It is 6.5 km from Country Tyme Garden Restaurant. It is 32 km from Predator Ridge Resort Golf course and 35 km from Silver Star Ski Mountain. It is .6 km from Paragliding 10 km from Kalamalka beach and Alexander's Pub and 45 km from Gray Monk Estate Winery.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $133
cleaning fee $76

The cabin itself is $175.00 a night
We send you by email a personalized rental form agreement for signature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coldstream Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Downstairs bathroom has large jacuzzi bathtub with toilet and sink. Upstairs has a shower with toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The main cabin has 2 bedrooms a master and an upstairs bedroom. One has a double and 2 single beds, the upstairs bedroom has a double bed and 1 single bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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