Lakeside Vacation Rental by the Ainsworth Hot Springs Near Nelson, British Columbia

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Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia (Canada)
1 unit
6 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

This lakeside vacation rental is located near Nelson, British Columbia and provides convenient access to both the Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake, it can also accommodate six guests. It has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, and one half bathroom. In each bedroom, guests will find a queen-size bed. There is also a full-size sofa bed on which guests can sleep. In the full bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a combination bathtub/shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living room, guests will find a futon and a 37-inch HDTV with a DVD player. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a refrigerator, a toaster, a microwave, a coffeemaker, and a breakfast bar with two stools. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and satellite television. Outside, guests will find a barbecue grill and a deck with a patio table, chairs, an umbrella, and breathtaking views of Kootenay Lake and the forests and mountains that surround it. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Electricity
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player

Inside the rental, guests will enjoy Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and an HDTV with a DVD player. Outside, they will enjoy parking, close proximity to a beach and boat access, a barbecue grill, and a deck with a table, chairs, and an umbrella.

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Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Shopping

Situated on the scenic, mountain-fringed shores of Kootenay Lake, this vacation rental is located in Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, where it is conveniently positioned right across from a beach and the hot springs from which the village gets its name. Here, guests will find three naturally heated mineral water pools to enjoy, one of which winds through a 160-foot, horseshoe-shaped cave lined with limestone stalactites. After warming up in the waters, which range between 96 to 114 degrees Fahrenheit (35 to 42 degrees Celsius), guests can then cool off in the pristine, refreshing waters of a stream-fed cold plunge.

At Kootenay Lake, guests will find an expansive, fjord-like lake that comprises 248 square miles (400 square kilometers) of surface area, surrounded by sandy beaches, verdant forests, and the picturesque slopes of the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges. To the west of the lake, guests will find Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, which boasts 79,160 acres (32,035 hectares) of natural splendor, including two glaciers, 52 miles (85 kilometers) of well-marked trails, a number of scenic lakes and creeks, subalpine flower meadows, and forests filled with larch, western red cedar, lodgepole pine, and Engelmann spruce trees. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including blue grouses, ptarmigans, hoary marmots, pikas, martens, mountain goats, mule deer, black bears, and several grizzly bears - whose habitats the trails are carefully designed to avoid.

In the surrounding area, guests will also find two golf clubs, a ski resort, and the longest free ferry ride in the world (see the Activities section for more details). For shopping and restaurants, guests will find a variety of options in the nearby towns of Kaslo and Nelson. The site is about an hour and 20 minutes from Castlegar, where the nearest regional airport is located, and five hours from Kelowna, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Winter sports
  • Golfing
  • Biking

Guests will find a variety of outdoor recreation options at nearby Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. They can go hiking on 52 miles (85 kilometers) of well-marked trails, which also provide opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. For fishing, guests can cast their lines at Gibson, Kaslo, Kokanee, and Tanal lakes, where they may catch large cutthroat trout.

Fishers can also lure out Kokanee salmon and Gerrard trout right at Kootenay Lake. In the summer, guests can swim in the lake, with a beach right across from the vacation rental, and they can take in its scenic grandeur from on board the Island Ferry—the longest free ferry ride in the world.

For golfing, guests can hit the links at the Granite Pointe Golf Club, the Balfour Golf Course, and the Kaslo Golf and Country Club. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, guests can hit the slopes at Whitewater Ski Resort. For dining and shopping, guests will find a variety of options in the nearby towns of Kaslo and Nelson.

Last but certainly not least, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs from which the area gets its name. Here, guests can relax and rejuvenate in three naturally warmed pools with temperatures ranging between 96 to 114 degrees Fahrenheit (35 to 42 degrees Celsius). They can also take a cool, refreshing dip in a stream-fed cold plunge.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

Pets are permitted with an additional fee. Smoking is not permitted inside the rental, but it is allowed on the rental's deck.

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