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Kootenay Huts, Organic Full Comfort Forest Hide-Away

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Located 1 km from Ymir, our secluded and peaceful newly-built huts are only 25 km from the base of Whitewater Ski Resort (with its legendary powder and 29 km away from Nelson. Red Mountain Ski Resort is a mere 50 km away. The cabins are located on 60 acres allowing for plenty of parking space. Off-road trails are accessible directly from the property.

You can drive to the door of Kootenay Huts, The organic-funky feel of the cabin is welcoming you into the eco-friendly accommodation. Our chalet has water and electricity and is designed to provide beauty, comfort and functionality, while minimizing your footprint. Made from natural, local, eco-friendly materials, it provides you with spacious, relaxing and nurturing interiors, with stunning views. Unwind with toasty in-floor heating, the unsurpassed romance of a wood stove and a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove. It is a dog friendly place.

Nestled at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains, with four queen and two twin beds, the hut accommodates groups of 2 to 8 people.

You will find yourself on the doorstep of the Kootenay wilds. Explore the unlimited options for hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ATV riding.

The surrounding roads are great for road biking as they take you to mountain pass and grand vistas They offer challenging loops. Freshwater lakes and rivers abound for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking.

Our hut is backed by the Bonnington mountain range (famous for the Bonnington traverse)and faces Mount Baldie, a spectacular pyramid shaped peak.

Prepare your gear, plan your adventures and get ready to dive into the legendary Kootenay outdoor experience! Whether you are an adrenaline junky or a slow snow enthusiast, whether you want to climb mountains and hurtle down at great speed or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful alpine vistas, Kootenay Huts offer the ideal setting.

Our hut is located close enough to Nelson for guests to take advantage of its great shopping, fine dining and lively nightlife, yet secluded enough to allow them to be close to nature and wilderness, view magnificent starry skies and listen to the coyotes.

With two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large and accommodating common room (living/dining room), and a washroom with shower, the chalet can comfortably house up to 10 people. The two identical rooms of the cabin can each sleep two couples in comfortable bunk Queen beds and one person in a single bed. You will appreciate the drying room area designed to facilitate the reset of your adventure gear.

On your time off, you can enjoy a stroll the heart of Ymir, a 15 minute walk. Beside friendly people, you will find there a saloon-type Hotel and a cool store/café.

Keywords: Chalet in the forest, close to the road,

organic and funky in style

More Details

Guy Lupien
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Guy Lupien

Guy and Chris are outdoor enthusiasts who love to ski, bike, hike, run, climb, explore and just enjoy nature. They also happen to be triathletes and marathoners.

Guy Lupien purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Guy Lupien chose Ymir

Guy and Chris, originally from Quebec, moved to the Kootenays over ten years ago to enjoy the finest outdoor experience there is. They built the Kootenay Huts in the last year to share their love of the area and offer the opportunity to soak in the Kootenay mountain culture in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Their extensive outdoor experience guided the design of the chalet.

What makes this chalet unique

Get a complete mountain experience! Spend the nights of your daily adventures in the easily accessible but yet secluded nature spot. Cook for yourself, feel the wildlife around you, enjoy the organic feel of the chalet. Feed a log to the woodstove and keep your life simple.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Ymir

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1),
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Designed by outdoorsy people for other outdoorsy people to enjoy.


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Kootenay Huts, Organic Full Comfort Forest Hide-Away
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great hide away

  • Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Heavenly beds and in-floor heating, great kitchen, super quiet, sauna was perfect, the whole family enjoyed very much

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ymir Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at The Kootenay Hut with lights on the outdoor tree set the tone. Amazing Inside, the cabin was perfect. Rustic, but very tasteful. The cabin had everything we needed. The beds were cozy, the wood stove very warm. The shower has great water pressure. The dining table was perfect for crafts and Christmas dinner. The open floor plan allowed us to all be together and still have our space. Great wifi. Even though we were only a few hundred meters from the road, we felt like we were in the middle of the forest. Inside, Guy had set up a huge tree as well. Great location for getting first tracks at WH2O. (About 35 minutes to base). We were sad to leave and hopefully we will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot and hosts

  • 5 of 5

This easy to heat house, packs in a lot of people and exploration. There was plenty of room in the kitchen for big meals.The hot tub was great to use after a day of skiing!

totally responsible dog friendly!

Ymir has an understated and dignified place to stay. Our needs were met easily with a quick trip into Salma and then Stagleap park met all our backcountry needs.

The worst thing about our stay was the VBRO website is funky but contacting the owners directly aided us through it!!

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A grate place for a get-away.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped. The wood stove is efficient and lots of fun. Both of us and the two dogs had enjoyed a really good time. Overall, highly recommended. The only minor unexpected things were the two rental cabins are a bit too close to each other and the noise from Highway 6 was kind of loud.

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay in a gorgeous area

  • 4 of 5

Our stay exceeded our expectations. The photos don't do justice to the obvious care put into the place. It had everything we needed for our stay. The hammocks on the front porch were a really nice addition. We relaxed with our coffees and watched the hares gathering on the front lawn for their morning breaky :)

The beds were very comfortable although difficult to get into and out of (bare feet on the ladder was nat fun). The towels and wash clothes also need changing as they were sour smelling when wet.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ymir Hotel
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
120 Metres
Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ymir Hotel
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Whitewater Winter Resort
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Skiing, Backcountry skiing, Catskiing, Mountain biking, Old mine exploring, Birdwathching, Mycology, Snowshoeing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Ymir

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Weeks are all starting on a Friday at 4:00 PM and finishing on the next Friday at 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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