Log cabin, lake access, trails, canoe, snowshoes.

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Entire cabin hosted by Steffen

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Beautiful, older, clean, hand-built log cabin on 15 acres. Unobstructed lake and mountain views and lake access. Adjacent crown forested land. Marked walking trails start right on our property. Linens, appliances, wood stove, BBQ, firepit. Lake access across the road: mile-wide rocky beach, crown land, usually deserted. Free canoe use. Dogs outside of high season only, inform us about breed, age before booking. Bring your boat, launch 1 mile away!

The space
Although entirely independent, the Rustic Log is semi-attached to the Lakeview cottage. Together, they can accommodate up to 9 people (there is no inside connection between the two). The laundry room is in between and disturbance is minimal. Each cottage is entirely separate, no amenities are shared and have about an acre-sized field on its own private side with BBQ and firepit. Although safe and well-kept, the Rustic Log is not specially child-proofed: There is a steep ladder to the loft, an elevated deck about 3 feet off the grass without a railing and a wood stove. We sometimes accept younger guests as long as you waive all our responsibility.

This is a large property and unlike many places you will find along kootenay lake, we are on a clearing in the middle of crown forested land with no direct neighbours. We leave you be as much as you desire but are there to assist, suggest outings or a place to buy that widget you need. The cottage is comfortable but it is the setting, space, tranquillity and views are what makes people fall in love with it. Many people return or extend their stay. We frequently host monthly renters. We are set back from the highway further than most so it is quiet and a lot of wildlife visits us. There is lots of room to wander, on and off-site. The forests behind us stretch all the way back to Cranbrook, with no one in between. We have created some clearly marked trails and more are planned. Although a clean and tidy property, this is not a new-built sterile second home; our place lives and breathes and has deep roots, we live on-site full time, host year round, chop our own firewood, grow our own fruit and enjoy/ deal with all seasons as they come. Our skies are so dark you can see the Milky Way. Our water comes from a spring right out of the mountain. We love hosting and will try to make your stay as stress free as possible. You're welcome to help out on the property as well!
Activities: Hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, split your own firewood, biking, lazing on the beach or in front of the fire, exploring historic Nelson or Kalso, visit artisan shops in Crawford Bay, golf, boat, visit a dairy farm, winery, brewery, go ziplining, dining, caving, soak in the hotsprings etc etc

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Boswell, British Columbia, Canada

The Kootenay lifestyle is uniquely enjoyable. Every season has it's charm here and even the winters are mild. In the summer we swim and we boat and fish pretty much year round. Unlike many properties you will find along kootenay lake, we are on a large clearing in the middle of crown forested land. It is very quiet and a lot of wildlife visits us. There is lots of room to wander, on and off-site. The forests behind us stretch all the way back to Cranbrook, with no one on between. We love hosting and will try to make your stay as stress free as possible.

Hosted by Steffen

  1. Joined in January 2017
  • 574 Reviews
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Steffen emigrated from The Netherlands in 2000, speaks Frisian, Dutch, English, German and some French. He is a professional Biologist who started in Calgary as Environmental Consultant, spending most of time there with the Orphan Well Association. He also taught part-time at the University of Calgary in their environmental management program. He moved permananently to Boswell I October 2016 and is ecstatic to now live as he once imagined all Canadians did, when he was a child in Europe, save the pet moose.. He also has his private pilot’s license but lacks the time, the money and the plane to fly! Hosting has been a super experience, meeting interesting people from all over the map, geographically, professionally and socially. We truly are in a remote area and welcome all people who treasure nature, peace and quiet and gently reconnecting with nature and eachother. I hope to see you here one day!
Steffen emigrated from The Netherlands in 2000, speaks Frisian, Dutch, English, German and some French. He is a professional Biologist who started in Calgary as Environmental Consu…

During your stay

We'll meet you for check-in, other than that, you are on your own as much as you want to be. However, we are close enough for questions, help or emergencies. In the winter, we clear the access road for you. The quickest way to reach us is via Airbnb.
We'll meet you for check-in, other than that, you are on your own as much as you want to be. However, we are close enough for questions, help or emergencies. In the winter, we clea…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $195

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