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Best Kept Secret in the Columbia Valley!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-11 comfortably)

This Rustic log cabin is set on almost an acre of land, on serene Columbia Lake, and offers unparalleled privacy in a quiet residential neighbourhood.

With unobstructed mountain and lake views, you'll be able to watch the sunset over the lake from the covered deck, or enjoy a fire in the indoor or outdoor wood burning fireplace with friends and family. Located just 20 minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs, you'll enjoy all the area has to offer, in a quiet, natural setting. Worldclass skiing, hiking and golf are all within a 45 minute drive. Boat launch, day use area and beach are just a 10 minute walk away - or drive a little further down the road to enjoy Whiteswan Provincial Park, or Premier Lake. Prefer a more bustling atmosphere? Invermere is just 45 minutes away...with it's unique shopping and dining opportunities. With 3 bedrooms, sleeping for up to 11, and a full bathroom on every floor, there's room for everyone. Our kids love it here and yours will too: play structure, toys, sand play area, volleyball/badminton court and just good old exploring - it's the perfect place to unplug!

Keywords: house, cottage, chalet, lodge

More Details

Chris Beecroft
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Chris Beecroft

Jen, Chris and family purchased the home partially constructed and have been working on completing it over the last eight years. We live in the busy town of Banff and relish in our time away at the cabin. We enjoy it so much we wanted to share it with others and help pay for ongoing expenses.

Chris Beecroft purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Chris Beecroft chose East Kootenay F

We loved camping in the Invermere and Windermere Area but found the area to be a bit busy for us. A friend's parents own a place at Columbia Ridge Estates and we vacationed there with them. When we stumbled upon the area 7 years later we fell in love with the quiet location but appreciated that it was close enough to day trip to the bigger centres of Invermere, Kimberley, and Panorama.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with having the view of the lake from the front window and then the base of the mountain just out the other side of the property. The wildlife is abundant with Bighorn Sheep, Bald Eagles, Deer, Elk, Bears and even the aloof Cougar. The stars from the deck are amazing and the kids often camp out on the deck with their air mattresses.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in East Kootenay F

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) Twin over Double ,and Single over Queen with Double trundle. Window seats in master bedroom create 2 more sleeping areas.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Play Structure, Firepit, Children's Toys, Volleyball/Badminton Area, Sandbox


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Best Kept Secret in the Columbia Valley!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 49 reviews

Amazing place,beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

We all had such a great time. Lovely place to relax & spend time as a family. Our kids really enjoyed the games room! The scenery was beautiful & so nice to see some wildlife. Best holiday ever!

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation at the cabin ! Great to hear ! Chris
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The perfect location for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nestled up in the corner just outside of the adorable Canal Flats, this cabin has everything you need, plus an amazing view! Can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Our family of sisters, daughters and nieces gathered from far and wide at this lovely log home to celebrate our oldest sisters retirement recently. It was so special to all comfortably gather under one roof, yet enough room to find spots to quietly chat and catch up with each other. The sun coming up in the morning over the lake and mountains was spectacular; the only thing that improved it was a blazing fire in the massive stone fireplace and a good cup of coffee. Every amenity was in place in the kitchen - it didn't lack anything. The owner was very accommodating as our plans and occupancy number was changing up until the very last minute. Thanks for being so flexible Chris! We had a wonderful time and would love to come back again another time. I highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to have been a small part of your enjoyable time. Dealing with people like yourself add an enjoyable extension to the renting world. When next sister retires call us again. Thank Chris and family
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Wonderful! Beautiful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at this lovely home in the woods. We were a group of families with kids ranging from 9-13 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. It is fully equipped, very comfortable and just generally a great place to get away. Our main focus for the weekend was hiking and found that there were a lot of lovely places to explore.

Chris was very responsive and helpful and we will definitely plan another visit sometime soon.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home/location nice. Not well cleaned or maintained.

  • 1 of 5

The floors and tables were not clean, only 1 light of 4 working in bathroom,

maintenance needs work, bathroom basic supplies low or not at all, pull out mattress in basement impossible to sleep on, poor communication with owner, who was impolite and said that if we wrote him a poor review he would write one "right back at us" and said we had lied to him about the amount of people when we booked. In fact, we e-mailed him with 3 more people once we had the dates everyone was coming, several days before we went so he was able to charge more..

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house - loved the deck and the lake view.

  • 4 of 5

Very kid friendly with a playground and lots of toys in the house and a carpeted play area. Lots of toys for the adults to play with too (pool, ping pong, shuffleboard). Large deck for dinners and sitting out enjoying the weather and the view, and lots of places to sit in sun or shade as you like. Very close to the beach and boat launch - close enough to walk if you want some exercise. Really appreciated the free pass for the beach/boat launch area as well.

Chris was great to deal with, quick to respond, and very accommodating with our requests. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in East Kootenay F

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Canada Day Weekend
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
August Long Weeekend
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Labour Day weekend
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Xmas new years
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

min cleaning fee C$175
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Pet Fee C$38

We provide a rental agreement laying out the terms of cancellation. Our preferred method of receiving and sending money is through E transfer. Check in is at 4:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. We require a $500.00 damage deposit which is fully refundable upon satisfactory check out. The damage deposit is based on 5 guests. If there will be more than 5 guests in your group the damage deposit may be higher. If the guest count is higher than stated upon booking, your complete damage deposit may be held back due to lack of providing accurate guest information. This property is in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Late night noise will not be tolerated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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