About This Listing
Kaslo House, built in 1897, is one of Kaslo's original character homes. It is located on a quiet, tree lined street close to the centre of the village and the beaches. An ideal accommodation for a romantic get-a-way or an extended stay!
The house has recently been renovated and updated although much of the original finishing has been retained.
The guest area is a 1000 sq. ft main (upper) floor apartment of the house. It consists of a master bedroom, living room, a large dining room, 4 piece bathroom and a kitchenette.
Sleeping accommodation consists of a queen size bed in the bedroom. There is also a very comfortable La-Z-boy queen size hide-a-bed in the living room. The living room has a door for the privacy of the guests who use the hide-a-bed.
The large bathroom contains the home's original claw foot tub as well as a shower stall.
The kitchenette is equipped with a 2 burner hot plate, mini fridge, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, sink, cooking utensils, cutlery and dishes.
Guest will have access to the main (upper) floor of the house. There is a private entrance from the street as well as exclusive use of the front porch and tree shaded patio area. This area of the house is locked off from the lower level, where the owners reside.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have complete privacy. We will likely be around, but our access to the lower level is at through the back of the house. We will be available If you need assistance, information or would just like to chat.
The neighbouhood is one of the prettiest streets in town and contains several the oldest houses in the village. The street is tree lined. The original owners of this home imported 4 maple trees from eastern Canada and they line the road side in front of the house.
The house is in easy walking distance to all the conveniences, restaurants, parks, tourist attractions and the Jazz Festival grounds.
There is limited public transportation. A mini bus that runs between Nelson and Kaslo two days a week. For information please contact BC Transit.
All we ask is that you treat the house and furnishings with respect.
No smoking allowed inside the home.
The house is in a quiet residential area. Please limit noise after 10pm
Pets may be allowed under certain circumstances and with prior approval of the owners.
We were surprised when we arrived (and we told Bernie and Linda) that the place was even lovelier than the photos on air B&B. It was spacious, and a great place to retire to at the end of every day. We were only sorry that we hadn't arranged our schedule to include more down time at Kaslo house as we were mostly meeting up with relatives at mirror lake.
Bernie and Linda were excellent hosts, just very nice people and we felt very comfortable there. We really enjoyed the time we spent with them having conversations. They are lovely people.
The neighborhood was delightful as well - lots of friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. Quick walk to main street and the lake.
Our Daughter was quite sure that she wanted to relocate to Kaslo - and didn't want to leave the house. The experience was so much more than we expected. We just loved loved loved it.
On our current trip to Canada we have stayed at 7 airb&b locations. All of them were good, in as much as they met our expectations of comfort and cleanliness, but only two were memorable - the extra factor being the obvious pride that the hosts take in their property. The 'Heritage Home' was such a place – meticulously restored and beautifully furnished by Bernie and Linda, it was a ‘home’ that we will long remember – even down to the freshly cut flowers and the basket of newly baked cookies that welcomed us. Great hosts and a great property!
Nice place to stay in a great town..... come explore the west kootenays
About the Host, Bernie
My wife, Linda and I are semi-retired. We share our time between Kaslo BC, Fernie, BC, Canada and Mexico. We have family and grand kids in both Fernie and the Kaslo area. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking and paddling (when we are not too busy working on the house).
I am a motorcycle enthusiast. Linda and I usually travel by motorcycle. Sometimes we rent a bike but we also have a motorcycle that we leave in Mexico. We have ridden it through all of the Central American countries.