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Cabin in Nelson

Peak Season Ski Cabin Discount (no cleaning fee)

This creekfront cabin is hidden amongst the natural landscape. Private & secluded yet close to all that Nelson has to offer. A 5km drive along the picturesque shoreline of Kootenay Lake. Updated in 2019, the cabin maintains its rustic charm, with all the modern amenities. Also includes: a bridge, large deck overlooking a bubbling creek, pond, BBQ and kayak. Perfect for Kootenay adventures or remote workers (fibre optic internet 1000 mbps). Additional $50/night for a 3rd guest. Sorry, no pets

$93 per night
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Apartment in Nelson

Böutique Apartment-Mountain & City Views

Escape to Nelson's coolest Airbnb and live the big-city life in a small town! Stay in our newly renovated apartment, perfect for digital nomads seeking urban comfort without sacrificing the great outdoors. Fast fibre optic wifi, a comfy king-size bed, and a spa-inspired bathroom with luxurious heated floors. With a modern galley kitchen, you can cook in or dine out at one of the fabulous local restaurants. *Walk score of 94 Live like a local, explore the Kootenays, and chill out in style!

$86 per night
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Cabin in Nelson

Moosu Guest House and Spa, Cedar Hot Tub and Sauna

Moosu Guest House is a railroad style cabin designed for two people with 12 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom for a superb stargazing experience. The private, unshared outdoor spa features a salt water cedar hot tub and barrel sauna. Turkish spa towels and linen robes are provided to complete the spa experience. As part of your stay you will be welcomed with a package including coffee from Kaapittiaq Coffee , soap from The Yukon Soaps Company and tea from Sarjesa Tea.

$124 per night

Popular amenities for Nelson vacation rentals

Stay near Nelson's top sights

Chahko Mika Mall5 locals recommend
Cantina Del Centro61 locals recommend
Oso Negro Café44 locals recommend
Hume Hotel & Spa28 locals recommend
Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre7 locals recommend
Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store55 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Nelson

Total rentals

230 properties

Wifi availability

220 properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

110 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

100 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

13K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Nelson?

    Nelson has a temperate climate. Summers are warm, often reaching up to 28°C (82°F), while winters are cool, with temperatures dropping to around -6°C (21°F). The city experiences high precipitation, particularly in winter, making it a popular destination for snow activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Nelson?

    Popular activities in Nelson include exploring the local art scene, shopping for unique finds on Baker Street, hiking, and kayaking on Kootenay Lake. In winter, skiing and snowboarding at Whitewater Ski Resort are frequently suggested activities.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Nelson?

    The most frequented time to visit Nelson is during the warm summer months of July and August. However, winter is also popular for snow sports. Key events include the ArtWalk in summer, which showcases local artists, and the Winter Kickoff Carnival in December, marking the start of the winter sports season.

  • What are the best places to stay in Nelson?

    Downtown Nelson is a popular place to stay, known for its bustling arts scene, local shops, and vibrant heritage buildings. Uphill is another frequently suggested area that offers a more quiet, residential vibe and beautiful views of Kootenay Lake. The North Shore, just across the lake, is also often recommended for its close proximity to nature.

  • What are the best places to visit in Nelson?

    Popular places in Nelson include the historic Baker Street, the Touchstones Nelson museum, and the Nelson and District Arts Council. Nature lovers often head to Lakeside Park, Kootenay Lake, and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

  • What are some hiking trails in Nelson?

    Nelson has many hiking trails. The Pulpit Rock trail is a popular choice, with panoramic views of the city and Kootenay Lake. The Kokanee Creek Nature Centre trails are also frequently suggested for their diverse wildlife. More adventurous hikers may want to explore the Mount Loki or Toad Mountain trails.

  • What are some family activities to do in Nelson?

    Families can enjoy exploring the Touchstones Nelson, a museum of art and history, or spend a day at Lakeside Park with its sandy beach and playground. For the adventurous, a trip to the Kokanee Mountain Zipline is often recommended. In winter, families can have fun at the Whitewater Ski Resort, which has a range of slopes for all levels.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Nelson?

    Day trips to the stunning Kootenay Lake, with opportunities to explore the lakefront towns of Balfour and Kaslo, are popular. Another frequently suggested trip is to Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery. A visit to the historic mining town of Ainsworth Hot Springs is also often recommended.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Nelson?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 110 vacation rentals in Nelson featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Nelson?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Nelson. Choose from more than 70 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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