Rock Island Resort offers accommodation and a working pottery studio & gift shop. Located just 12 minutes from Nakusp.
Overnight accommodation consists of fully-equipped lakeside cottages and a yurt. Amenities include internet, kitchens and pets welcome.
Two cabins are available and have similar layouts with an excellent view of Arrow Lake. Both have full kitchens, plenty of windows, satellite television, one bedroom with a queen sized bed, a single roll-away bed, a queen sized futon and a lovely deck overlooking the lake. All linens are provided and kitchens are fully-equipped.
The yurt is set apart from the cabins a short distance providing plenty of privacy. It features a full kitchen, queen sized bed and queen sized futon. Patio furniture is arranged on the deck which overlooks the lake. The kitchen is fully-equipped and all linens are provided.
There is a gas barbecue for each cabin and yurt. Activities include a horseshoe pitch, tots play area, firepits with wood available. The beach, mountains and lake present a beautiful and therapeutic setting.
Rock Island Pottery features Susan Janzen’s work.
The village of Nakusp is set on the shores of the Upper Arrow Lake alongside the Monashee Mountains.
In summer, travellers are drawn to the fine 9 hole Centennial Golf Club and the great fishing in the many streams and lakes in the area. Take a relaxing walk along the waterfront pathway to a lovely Japanese Garden.
The Nakusp and Halcyon Hot Springs invite visitors to relax in their soothing waters. Pools are naturally heated and range in temperature from 38C (100F) to 41C (106F). Each property offers a range of overnighting options. Halfway River Hot Springs are located in a wilderness setting, accessed via a gravel road and hike. This area is an ideal mountain getaway.
Heli-skiing based out of Nakusp features some of the finest snow and ski terrain in British Columbia. The cross-country ski trails in the winter and backcountry hiking in the summer provide pleasant pastimes.
The Village of Nakusp’s settlement history began in 1892. It began as a port for conveyance of the Slocan ore. There were no roads, only railways from the Kootenay mining areas where goods had to be shipped by water transport from Nakusp to Revelstoke and Castlegar. Nakusp became a thriving community on this shipping route. Forestry overtook mining as the economic base and the village was incorporated in 1964.