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December 15, 2022

Cozy Up in an Authentic Cabin this Winter in the Kootenays

Each welcoming Kootenay mountain community offers an array of unique cabins, chalets, lodges or yurts to cozy up in.  Relax by a roaring fire, sip & savour a Kootenay crafted beer or locally produced spirit, venture outside to enjoy the quiet snowiness – go Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat-biking or discover one of our hot springs or frozen waterfalls.

Which one will you pick?

Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park; photo by Kari Medig

Adventure Domes (New Denver) – Four unique cottages, set in the picturesque village of New Denver, just a short walk from the shores of pristine Slocan Lake. Centrally located in the heart of the West Kootenays. The Domes provide a friendly base from which to explore the area.

Photo by The Adventure Domes in New Denver, BC

Emerald Lake Lodge (Field) – Located on a secluded island in Yoho National Park, this historic resort features century-old fireplaces, award-wining dining and 24-cabin style buildings, which were built to reflect the traditional architecture of the lodge.

Glacier House Resort (Revelstoke) – Nestled in between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges, it is the ideal location to enjoy the peace & quiet and see nature at its best. For a true Canadian experience, cozy log cabins provide the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern amenities.

Photo courtesy of Glacier House Resort (the log cabins)

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort (Nakusp) – From private, exquisite cabins to family-style cottages to grandiose loft chalets, their accommodations provide that exclusive luxury during your stay at their resort. Time to rest, relax and rejuvenate in their mineral hot spring’s pools, while you stay in one of their comfortable and cozy chalets or cabins.

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort in winter; photo by Destination BC/Ashley Voykin

Hillside Lodge & Chalets (Golden) – A peaceful retreat on 8-hectares overlooking the Blaeberry River and Rocky Mountains. The property offers quiet, pristine wilderness to enjoy, as well as convenient accessibility to all popular outdoor activities, including skiing/riding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Photo courtesy of Hillside Lodge & Chalets

Logden Lodge (Ymir) – Tucked away on 17 hectares (42 acres) of private, unspoiled forest in the Selkirk Mountain Range. Logden Lodge offers the ideal year-round get-away for some quality down time in the Kootenays. This eco-friendly establishment is nestled in a completely natural and rustic environment, connecting to adjoining Crown and Canada Nature Conservancy land.

Photo courtesy of Logden Lodge in Ymir, BC (near Nelson, BC)

Moberly Lodge (Golden) – Situated between pine trees and breathtaking views, your mountain hideaway starts at this property and these spectacular handcrafted log cabins offer luxurious rooms. Nurse those aching muscles with a soak in the hot tub, stay warm around a roaring fire and then snuggle under the cozy down duvets in one of the seven spacious and luxurious en-suite bedrooms. Start your day all over again with freshly brewed coffee and enjoy the acclaimed breakfast made by Lucille.

Nipika Mountain Resort (near Radium Hot Springs/Kootenay National Park) – Stay in a luxury timber frame log cabin in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies; it is the perfect spot for your family, business or group getaway. Nipika is an eco-resort that is run completely off the grid using solar power to give you every luxury of a home. In winter, Nipika Resort shines with 50+ km of cross-country ski trails, groomed for both classic and skate-skiing, with another 15-km (9-mi) just dedicated to classic. Plus, they have a dedicated 30-km trails for fat biking (and a variety of other dedicated snowshoe trails).

Nordic skiing at Nipika Mountain Resort; photo by Kari Medig

Radius Retreat (Radium Hot Springs) – The property is situated on 405-hectares (1,000 acres) and it is an off-grid, sustainable wilderness (backing onto Kootenay National Park). Seven Yurt accommodation rooms are offered on the property. Each are either 200 or 315 square feet in size and offer single and queen beds.

Photo courtesy of Radius Retreat in Radium Hot Springs, BC

Rossland Bike Retreat (Rossland) – Family-friendly cabins available in all seasons. A 10-minute drive from the slopes of RED Mountain Resort, Rossland Bike Retreat is the perfect jumping off point for your adventure.  Two identical cabins are available for rent; each cabin can accommodate up to 4 people.

Windermere Creek Cabins B&B (Windermere/Invermere) – This property consists of private, secluded cabins on 43 forested hectares (107-acres) – a peaceful and quiet setting for five log cabins. With 30+ metres (100 ft.) of between each cabin, your privacy is assured.

Know Before You Go – Plan ahead so you can travel safely and responsibly. Familiarize yourself with weather, road conditions, general alerts for travellers and provincial health orders & recommendations.

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Top/cover photo courtesy of the Logden Lodge in Ymir.

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