Quiet, clean and modern retreat
- english, german
About Dorothea Kraas
We are married for 50 years, retired, free-lance photographers; and we live here since April 2016, when we decided to create a legal suite to host guests, who love nature and wildlife, being away from the huzzle and buzzle of the cities to reconnect with nature.
Dorothea Kraas purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Dorothea Kraas chose Harrison Mills
After selling our property in the city, we were searching for a property, and fell right away in love with this home because of the spectacular views from every window and because it's brand-new. We didnt want another house where we had to start renovating, but we just wanted to move in and enjoy. We hadn't been in this area before, and were just driving around and there it was!
What makes this Condo unique
The views from this private suite are beautiful. You can enjoy the covered deck or the little garden area and snatch some of the garlic and kales from the garden beds for your smoothies, of course, when in season. While I am writing this, everything is covered in snow. In the video section is a little youtube, that we produced from photos of this area, some of them we shot right from our deck.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing private suite in the mountains
This is honestly one of the best homes I have stayed in. Dorothea is super nice and welcoming. Their first floor is fully furnished as a 2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, living room, and full kitchen, and independent from the rest of their home for complete privacy.
Each of the rooms looks out over their luscious garden and the forested mountains behind where eagles migrating from Alaska nest in November and the winter months. The patio and garden is yours to enjoy as well. This is a well-landscaped property and is a piece of paradise.
I highly recommend anyone staying here to request the German breakfast at least one night during your stay. This is an elaborate breakfast that Dorothea served us upstairs in her kitchen. Meats, cheeses, breads, home-baked bread, home-made jam, perfectly cooked soft boiled egg, müsli with fresh, local blueberries and strawberries, organic juice, coffee, tea. Dorothea mostly buys in-season food from local, organic farmers markets, so you're getting the healthiest food while you're on vacation.
The filtered mountain spring water here is amazing. Definitely bring a water bottle with you and take some with you.
Dorothea is a warm, inviting, generous host. If there's anything you need, just ask. She was quick to respond to our request to stay with her and quick to respond to our questions. 5 star host, 5 star house, 5 star location. Will definitely be staying here again on our next BC trip.
Peaceful Getaway in the Mountains
The Garden Suite is secluded and private even though it is attached to the main house. It is extremely clean and comfortable, with great beds and soft linens. The living room and tv are very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners on the patio. Dorothea’s garden is a beautiful foreground for the soaring mountains beyond. Dorothea and Burkhard are wonderful hosts. They are very kind and generous, and gave us many ideas for activities in the surrounding area. They are also excellent photographers. This is the first VRBO we have stayed in that has original art on the walls. We highly recommend the Garden Suite!
Fantastic place for a family getaway
Dorothea's place is very nicely decorated and comfortable. She greeted us personally at check in and told us about the great places around the area to visit. The whole family had an enjoyable time. Thanks again for your hospitality.
Absolutely amazing, property was great, very quiet and serene. The kids loved it.
Splendid stay in beauty and comfort
It is wonderful to have one's own place completely and comfortably furnished with all the tools to cook all your own meals. But to have such a gorgeous view and a lovely garden and one's hosts a staircase or phone call away is the cherry on top.
Thank you Janet for your kind review. It was a real pleasure to host you all and it makes us really happy when our guests feel at home and find a little haven of rest in the midst of their busy and often so stressful lives. We appreciated very much that you choose our place and would be glad to host you anytime again in the future.
This was just what we needed
This place was exactly what we were looking for. Dorothea was very pleasant, the place was very clean, and it had all the amenities we were looking for. Would definitely stay there again.
Thank you David and Raphael for being such great guests; you are always welcome to enjoy this most beautiful area from British Columbia.
Until another time,
Hemlock is a great ski area, only 25 minutes drive up. Woodside Mountain is 20 minutes up and famous for paragliding;