Nelson, BC is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the west arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Nelson has rightfully earned its reputation as a cultural centre. Downtown, you will find great restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, boutique shops, small art galleries and theatre venues. It is also home to Whitewater Ski Resort, the Nelson Brewing Company and the Capitol theatre. You will love the character of the buildings in downtown. Many buildings are over a century old. If you are looking for a charming getaway in BC, Nelson is a great place to visit all year round.

Visitors love Nelson’s rich history, small-town arts community, quaint charm, creative energy and mild climate. Summer brings ideal weather conditions for golfing, hiking, fishing, sailing, climbing, biking and bird watching. Visitors enjoy Kootenay Lake, the largest inland lake in BC, and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, known for its old-growth forests. Lakefront and lake view condo rentals, chalet rentals and vacation rentals are available around Nelson, BC. Winter brings in the snow-sport enthusiasts. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are all common winter activities in Nelson.

A variety of other communities are nearby including Christina Lake, Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo and Silverton. All make for great daytrips from Nelson. Ideally, choosing accommodations in Nelson means that you are close to all the Kooteneys has to offer.

If you are planning a visit to Whitewater Ski Resort, why not choose vacation rentals for your ski accommodations. A Whitewater chalet rental will add to the ease of your winter vacation. Ski-in and out chalet rentals are a great choice for lodging in the area.

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  • Breath Taking Views over Nelson

    Breath Taking Views over

    Nelson: House
    • 5 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 9
    • #227512
    $500 to $500 CAD/night Paypal Pet Friendly
    Come and be wowed from the minute you enter this beautiful home overlooking Nelson & Kootenay lake ! Recently restored contemporary 3500 sq ft home & exceptional garden is the perfect place to retreat. Walking distance to beach/5 min drive to town.
  • Luxirious Eco Suite 10 Min from Nelson on Organic Farm

    Luxirious Eco Suite 10 Min

    Nelson: Apartment
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #232472
    $79 to $99 CAD/night Paypal
    Lovingly built by a Swiss carpenter, our eco suite is great alternative to staying in a generic hotel. Enjoy the fresh air and space of the country setting only a 10 min drive from downtown Nelson. 30 minutes to Whitewater Ski Resort. Arrowhead Farm is situated on a quiet road, on our organic farm ( Arrowhead Farm) away from the highway, but with an easy accessto and from town. BioBio Suite is on the first floor. There are no steps from the parking to the suite and none within. The main suite is occupied by the owner. There is no overlap of living areas ensuring peace and privacy for both. BioBio suite has its own entrance and a fenced in yard separate from the yard of the main house. It has a lovely private patio. The suite has lots of natural light from its many windows. We designed the suite with In-floor geothermal heating, air exchange for the best indoor air quality and comfort of our guests. Only the best materials were used: solid wood, stone, low VOC paints to make for the healthiest environment possible. At 400 square feet, the suite is ideal for a single traveler or a couple, but would accommodate a family with up to 2 children. The suite consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and 1 bedroom. The living room has a brand new leather sofa that unfolds into a full bed with a comfortable mattress ( BeautyRest) for additional sleeping spots, an armchair and an antique cabinet containing a TV. The bedroom has a queen bed with a brand new memory foam queen mattress, bedside tables, a closet and a dresser. The bathroom is compact with a toilet, a shower, a sink and a washer and dryer. The kitchen is beautiful with its wall of windows and the view of the valley, custom made walnut cabinets and granite counter tops. Other features: WiFi ( can be turned off on request), washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV, Netflix. While staying at the BioBio Suite you will have an option to buy our farm fresh organic produce, Kootenay Local Agricultural Society certified. Please enquire about our farm/pond permaculture tours and workshops on farm crafts: milking, cheese, butter, sour cream and yoghurt making, sourdough bread baking, fermenting, preserving.
  • One Bedroom & Hot Tub

    One Bedroom & Hot Tub

    Nelson: Suite in a house
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #231660
    $89 to $110 CAD/night Paypal Pet Friendly
    Located in a rural mountain setting, just 10 minutes drive west of Nelson, BC. This is a perfect base to explore the area. The suite is located between two ski resorts - just 30 minutes drive to Whitewater Ski Resort, 45 minutes to Red Mountain Ski Resort and a short drive to Kootenay Lake. Enjoy the beautiful mountain views, from this private entranced suite. After a day of exploring or skiing, relax in the common area hot tub. The suite has a cozy wood fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. We are kid friendly and dogs are welcome. Enjoy a stay in our large 950q ft, one bedroom, one level ground floor suite, located in our family home. The suite has recently been renovated, complete with sound proofing. The suite has its own private entrance. It is located on the ground floor of our family home. Guests will access the apartment by a short walk, down through the yard. The home is situated on a beautiful 1.3 acre lot, surrounded by trees and with beautiful mountain views. The home is accessed down a paved driveway and there is ample parking in front of the home. The bedroom has 1 queen size bed with a cozy duvet. There is a large closet and dresser in the bedroom. The view from the bedroom is of the mountains and forest. There is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The convenience kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, conventional oven, microwave, toaster, pots, pans, plates, cooking and eating utensils, Keurig coffee maker, complimentary coffee/tea. The living area has an oversized leather sectional and cable TV/DVD. The dining area can seat 4 guests. There are board games and books for guests to enjoy. There is 1 full bathroom with a shower over the bathtub. The bathroom is located next to the bedroom (not ensuite). The hot tub is located on the upper deck. It is shared with the main house and guests are welcome to use it between 10am and 10pm. Children are very welcome and a Pack n Play crib and toys are available. Children are welcome to use the outdoor play area with slide and swings. Dogs are welcome.
  • All Season Waterfront Vacation Rental

    All Season Waterfront

    Nelson: Lodge
    • 5 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #205941
    $544 to $583 CAD/night Paypal
    An intriguing waterfront vacation property located 3 miles from Nelson City on pristine Kootenay Lake in south central British Columbia Canada. It is a majestic log post and beam structure that can accommodate a large number of guests. The open floor plan and sweeping sliding windows open up to a massive deck and a stunning panoramic views up and down the lake, the mountains and forest of the opposite shore and an assortment of wildlife calling the lake home. In winter, a short 30 min drive brings you to Whitewater Ski Resort, one of the finest powder ski venues anywhere. It attracts powder hounds, boarders, free skiers and cross country enthusiasts from all over the world from November to March, along with another highly rated resort, Red Mountain, about a 1 hour and 30 minutes to the south. With two fireplaces in the dining/living room the lodge is a cozy home to return to after a serious day of outdoor recreation. In season, the Nelson Maple Leafs Jr. Hockey Team plays at the new Civic Arena, a good locale to meet Nelsonites at leisure. Nelson City has a unique culture that emphasizes the laid back style that recalls the 60's and 70's era. It has a lively social scene for all types, with live music and interesting drinking establishments and dining venues. The town is a declared heritage location from it's wealthy mining boom days of the early 1900's and it has proudly preserved all it's great architecture from that era. Unique shops and crafts are readily accessible to shoppers looking for something different. In summer there are street markets two days a week selling fresh local produce, baking and specality foods, mostly organic and all local. It's large lakeside park, a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike to sunbath and stroll, is also the site for summer festivals. This is an all season retreat and a rare opportunity to enjoy a visit to Nelson B.C.In grand style.

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