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Pam Sims or David Liske

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Get Out of Town! Escape to Paradise Valley Lodge, near the Slocan River.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Winlaw Lodge Rental Photos and Description

A Private 3.5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom in the Slocan Valley.

Explore the beautiful Kootenay mountain area from Paradise Valley Lodge.

Our deluxe vacation rental is in Winlaw, B.C. at the centre of the peaceful Slocan River valley, between Nelson and Nakusp.

It’s Great for Groups and Families!

• It is a fully furnished self-catering home, with an open-plan living and kitchen area.

• It sleeps 8 persons or more. It accommodates couples or single persons with ease.

• It has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 large bathrooms and a veranda.

• The home is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi.

• We rent the entire private home for each booking. All of the necessities are provided. No extra booking or cleaning fees.

• All you need to bring is your groceries!

This is a truly special place to relax, rejuvenate and escape the pace of city life.

• Our spacious home is designed for comfort, charm and a quality country experience.

• It’s beautifully finished with custom crafted woodwork, fine art and heritage wallpapers

• The kitchen has everything you’ll need to entertain your family and friends. It is perfect for cooking and visiting at the same time. The leather couch gathers everyone together naturally.

• The spacious master bedroom is very romantic, with a veranda overlooking the garden.

Our central location is ideal!

• We’re on a 3-acre forested setting on a quiet country road. You can relax and truly unplug.

• Take in the fresh mountain air; enjoy our fresh clean water and a beautiful starry night. You will have a good night’s sleep and fond memories to take home.

• It’s a 2 minute drive to the trendy village of Winlaw, which has 3 outdoor café’s, a bakery and two grocery stores. You’ll find quality organic foods and live music all year round.

• It’s at the center of a gorgeous recreational trail that travels along the Slocan River for 45 km.

• It’s a 2-minute drive to the Slocan River for a swim, walk, paddle or bike ride.

• Slocan Lake is nearby. It is one of B.C.’s most beautiful and pristine mountain lakes. A must see!

• Take a day-trip to: 3 natural hot springs, 2 popular ski resorts or a cultural-music festival.

Call us today 250-226-7647.



--- Open plan living and dining space with cathedral ceilings

--- Lots of space for gathering and privacy too

--- 3 Bedrooms & a Sleeping Loft

--- Sleeps 8 -- in new high quality beds

--- 2 large full Bathrooms

--- Excellent Kitchen & Laundry facilities

--- Easy access & Ample front door Parking

--- Peaceful & Quiet-- 3 acre forested setting

--- Beautifully Finished ! Fine Art in every room !

--- Screened second floor veranda, overlooking the garden.

--- 2 minute drive to: a tiny artsy town, biking trail, nature park & river.

--- 15 minutes drive to Slocan Lake, beach & boat launch.

--- 1.5 hour drive to 2 natural Hot Springs

--- Free Wifi , stereo, TV, DVD, & telephone.

--- Large fenced yard, with private brick patio & big BBQ.

--- Dry Storage for boats, bikes and gear

--- Superb drinking water.

--- Enjoy complete privacy of home & the yard

--- Warm friendly hosts living on the property. We're here to help if need be

Call us anytime! 1-250-226-7647

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pam Sims or David Liske (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Pam Sims or David Liske

David and I met in the Slocan Valley in 2005. We were married on a dock on Slocan Lake. I've lived here for 25 years and love it. It's a beautiful, peaceful place with a diverse community. I am a landscape painter and sculptor. All the art works in the home are mine and reflect my love of this Valley. Most of the realistic landscape paintings are for sale. The Lodge has beautiful natural lighting and is a perfect art gallery. A dream come true! I offer one-on-one art tutoring at my studio here. (View my portfolio on flickr. Just google Pam Sims.) My other interests include gardening, cooking and photography.

David has worked as a touring musician and managed a large ranch in Alberta. He loves hiking and paddling and plays music locally. We're friendly, easy going and knowledgeable about the area. You'll enjoy complete privacy of the home and yard. We live in a separate house on the property and are here to help if need be.

We look forward to meeting new people from all over the world. We will do our best to make sure you have a comfortable and memorable visit to the Slocan Valley. All peoples are welcome.

Cheers ! Pam

Pam Sims or David Liske purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Pam Sims or David Liske chose British Columbia

The beauty of this pristine river valley area was what attracted David and I. Peace and Quiet. Fresh air and clean water. It's a safe place to live, and be accepted for who you are. Many creative and thoughtful people come here to escape urban and mainstream cultures. The Valley is known for spiritual healing, freedom of choice and Back-to-the-Land lifestyles. It's small communities are vibrant, positive and cooperative.

We are a 45 minute drive from Nelson, which is known as the 'Best Small Town Arts Community', in Canada. It's skiing scene is world renowned. We are a 45 minute drive to Castlegar and it's airport and mainstream stores. We are a 3.5 hours drive to the International Airport in Spokane, Washington.

What makes this lodge unique

I have enjoyed creating an artistic living space and bringing the outdoors to the interior with large windows and skylights and houseplants.

Every room is beautifully lit with natural light, and has views of the garden and surrounding trees. Beautiful flower beds bloom from April to October. The large fish pond blooms with lilies and attracts birds and wildlife.

There is room to gather and connect, as well as have privacy. The house has 1723 square feet of floor space, on 2 floors, & a 14 foot ceiling in the main room. The entire home is beautifully finished with custom crafted woodwork, antiques and art. The romantic master bedroom space is 24 by 11 feet, with heritage wallpapers. There's room to waltz. The home is quiet and private, yet near to stores, restaurants & gas station. We like being able to walk or bike to the store or the river. It has easy year round access. The town of Winlaw is very friendly and welcoming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was clean, well stocked, and pleasing to the eye. Pam can not do enough for you. The place has a wow factor of ten.
Oct 2014
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Get Out of Town! Escape to Paradise Valley Lodge, near the Slocan River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Strathmore, AB

Truly Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second Annual stay here and it never ceases to impress! This property is absolutely beautiful and a great deal of thought and love has been clearly put in by the Wonderful owners: Pam and David. It's very kid friendly and Pam really has thought of every detail to make out stay as convenient and welcoming as possible. I would recommend this lodge in a heartbeat! I hope to be back next year! Thanks so much for such a memorable stay and incredible hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue, We sure enjoyed having you stay at our Lodge again. We now have all the basics for young children: 2 cribs, playpen, highchairs, potty chair, baby bathtub, diaper bin, books, toys, shade canopy, kiddie pool and slide. This makes it easier when you are traveling by air, especially and also gives you more room in your car when driving. See you next year!
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Lafayette, CO, USA

Paradise Valley Lodge - Slocan Valley

  • 5 of 5

Large lodge with 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft. Beautiful artwork and furniture. Very comfortable and perfect for a long weekend or longer stay! Much preferred to a hotel room. :) The yard was also beautiful and Pam had so many tips and recommendations for us. The food in the area is delicious and the lodge is not too far from many hikes and Nelson, BC. Great stay, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Kelowna

Paradise Valley Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge offers really everything you could want, it's wonderfully clean and comfortable and the setting is beautiful and quiet. The location is was perfect for us, between Slocan and Nelson with good trails within walking distance. The views from almost all the windows in the house is wonderful, especially from the upstairs bathroom. Our hosts, Pam and David are wonderful, friendly and knowledgable of the area and always eager to help if required. The lodge is perfect for those simply looking for a comfortable base to explore from, or those that may want to spend some quiet time in this quiet setting. I would encourage anyone to stay at this lodge in any season.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Canadian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is very clean and has a very relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen has two stoves for larger parties. The yard has plenty of natures surroundings, including a patio and barbeque gas grill. A fire pit for evening relaxation, was such an additive. The owners are wonderful and have maps and lots of tourist info printed and lots of handouts. Pam is so helpful in ensuring we did not get lost.

There were many golf courses in the area and several hot water springs within an hour or so. The golf course within about 10 minutes has wonderful food. There are mini markets nearby for quick groceries too. We will definite return!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Pam and David were fantastic hosts .They went above and beyond to try and accommodate our needs.We have a special needs child prone to wandering and we had no issues with the yard which is beautifully landscaped and fenced. Pam also put me in contact with a therapist in the area to help enrich my son's abilities. They sent us tons of information about the area and things to do. David even took my husband fishing. The lodge itself was absolutely beautiful. Lots of fridge space, Huge bathrooms,and bedrooms, and very clean. We were so comfortable we didn't want to leave. What made our holiday even more special is that my son did not want to leave. He felt so comfortable at this beautiful place, We will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for vacation. Love the owners, PAM and DAVID

  • 5 of 5

I along with some of my family friends spent couple of days in this place. We came from Calgary. The owners, Pam and David, both were so helpful. They provided all the important information about the place, how to reach there, provided us many detail maps and many more. While our stay, we found Pam so much caring. She treated us like her own guest. There are ample amount of space in the house. Very big and pretty new BBQ machine, fire-pit, nice veranda, big kitchen. I strongly recommend people to be the guest of Pam and David.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Castlegar Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
2 Lively Licensed Restaurants
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Balfour Ferry to Kootenay Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Valley View Golf Course & Licensed Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
2 Restaurants and 1 Bakery/Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Heli and Cat Skiing via Powdercats
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Winlaw Nature Park
Car: necessary

Nearby: Enjoy the Peaceful Slocan River with it's 45 km Biking & X-Country Skiing Trail, Take a scenic drive to 3 Natural Hot Springs, or Picnic in the Gazebo & Swim at the Nature Park. Nearby: A Heli & Cat Skiers' pick-up point, 2 Organic Restaurants with Live Music & Local Art, Organic Foods Market, Bakery, Liquor & Grocery Store, Valley View Golf Course & Restaurant. 45 km. Riverside X Country & Biking Trail

Gentle to Extreme: biking, walking & river experiences. Bird Watching, Star gazing, River Tubing & Canoeing, Kid's Beach & Playground, Many Summer Music Festivals & Gatherings, Yoga & Meditation classes, Alternative Medical Practitioners, Photography, Outdoor Painting & Art Tutoring, Library & Fitness Centre. So much to see and do. Or simply just relax, knowing your cell phone won't ring...


Rates & Availability

Winlaw Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 2 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Winter to Spring 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Winter to Spring
Mar 21 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12
Tax Rate 5.0%

~ Book 6 nights and the 7th night is Free! ~We refund deposits on cancellations before 30 days of your arrival date. Please view our Pet Policy on our website. Well trained dogs welcome with prior approval only. $10.00 per dog, per night. 2 dog maximum. No Dogs Left Unattended ! No Puppies or Cats allowed.

Add $25.00 per extra adult, per night and $15.00 per night, per additional child. Each dog $10 per night. We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, E-Transfers and PayPal.
We require a 50% deposit to book your dates., and the remaining amount upon arrival. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Add 5% tax. No hidden fees. Inquire for camping & RV rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Winlaw Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1723 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large size with High Capacity Washer & Dryer
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large with 4 windows
  • Both bathrooms are clean bright and spacious. They are each 11 x 14 feet. They have 4 windows each with nice views. The downstairs bathroom has a door leading to the garden bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Garden Bedroom- Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , With a Padded Bedcover to create a comfy King size
    Japanese Bedroom - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , With a Padded Bedcover to create a comfy King size.
    Sleeping Loft- Upstairs - 1 double , 1 Full size bed. Great for kids.
    Master Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping Loft with Full size bed, & spare single bed & futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), (1) Spare Double Futon, (2) Spare Single Beds. Our single beds convert to King sized beds with comfy padded covers. We can sleep 3 couples in private bedrooms, or 1 couple & 6 single persons. We have a spare futon & 2 spare single beds. The veranda can be used for sleeping during warm weather. It is dry, private and screened in. Or a bed can be set up in the parlor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Easy year round access from Highway 6, ~ Ample flat, door step Parking ~ Wheelchair accessible ~ No highway noise, ~ Walk to Organic Restaurants & Live music, & Organic Food market, & the Slocan River, ~ Quiet dead end gravel road, ~ Large Private Fenced Yard with Big Patio, surrounded by Tall Trees and partial mountain views, ~ Great for Workshops and Family Gatherings, ~ Large Romantic Master Bedroom, ~ 3 Natural Hot Springs nearby, ~ 45 km. Riverside, Biking, Walking & X Country Ski Trail, ~ Culinary Herb Garden, ~ Outdoor Fire-Pit with chairs, 2 Picnic Tables , ~ Dry storage for gear, bikes and boats, ~ Superb, mountain creek drinking water, ~ Peace & Quiet, ~ Fine Art in Every room~ Simply a Great Getaway! Book 6 nights and the 7th night is Free!

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