An old friend from California and I went up to B.C. to visit Nelson and Ainsworth Hot Springs and just to enjoy the lake. I have stayed many places over the years in my travels, and this was just a lovely place to stay. The owners were charming people: very friendly and eager to accomodate their guests.
The room was SUPER clean, very cheerful, and very comfortable--not only the high quality queen bed, but the futon in the sitting room, as well! There was a decent sized refrigerator, a full stove, a microwave, coffeemaker, and hot water pot (a staple in Canada for proper tea, which I love!). There were pots, dishes and cups and glasses, and silverware, and even a dishcloth and towel, dish soap and a drying rack! Very thoughtful! The bathroom was spacious and spotless! There was a nice flat screen TV and a table and chairs to sit at, and since it was early spring, we needed some heat, and the heater was quiet, and baseboard heat in the bedroom, which even had a closet! This is the best value I have seen in years!
The location was great--about 10 minutes out of Nelson, or less, which was what I wanted as I do not like staying in town. We had a beautiful view of the lake. One thing I do need to mention is that the hotel is across the street from the lake, and not directly on it--the pictures don't show that clearly, but it is still very close and not an issue.
We did not have breakfast here as that is not offered until later in the season, but based on everything else, I am sure it is wonderful. I am definitely going to return here again and I highly recommend this accommodation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more less
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