Kootenay Lake House

Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada
Urban Styling, Country Living

After living in cities worldwide, the owners of this architectural residence in the woods traded in their wild urban landscape to reside in wilds of a different kind. The couple still dwells in urban sophistication—their panoramic view home showcasing the sharp geometry and wide-open angles created by architect D’Arcy Jones—but they now share space with elk, deer and bear, and don snowshoes, hiking boots and skis to get around.

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A beautiful, contemporary residence that’s a serene study in black and white, this architect-designed home anchors a tight clearing in the woods of British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains. Located on seven forested acres outside the hip university town of Nelson, it’s the back-to-nature dream home of a couple who gave up city life for a place in the woods.

The low EMF cabin rental in Canada was designed in collaboration with architect D’Arcy Jones. Its angular volumes cut a strong figure in a tightly wooded clearing, and the property’s dark pitched roof line is tucked under an evergreen canopy. The modern chalet is clad in a soft, velvety black exterior, and contrasting interior volumes are sheer, geometric and pristine white, featuring polished concrete floors, generous banks of windows, and design accents in deep charcoal to black tones. An open-plan living/dining/kitchen room features a cathedral ceiling, contemporary woodburning stove and panoramic forest views. Three bedrooms are simply furnished in cozy contemporary styling, and a glass library, meditation room and master bath-with-a-view up the residence’s creative architectural ante.

A long deck extends along one side of the home, and hammocks hide in the trees in woods that surrounds the house. Guests will enjoy the ultra-low EMF infrared sauna, and hiking and snowshoeing trails begin at the front door, leading into the woods where game trails wend through the trees, and elk, deer, small wildlife and the occasional bear roam.


AROUND

A veritable house in the woods, this tranquil, modern cabin rental in Canada is tucked into a berm on seven private acres outside of Nelson, BC. Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on the Western arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson has long been regarded as one of the region’s coolest “hippie” towns, a laid-back, outdoor-living oasis also known as “The Queen City" for its historical streetcar and over 350 restored buildings dating from the silver rush days. Located on the lakefront, it offers abundant watersports possibilities and excellent fishing. Dozens of mountain biking and cycling trails make Nelson a popular spot in summertime, and winter sports lovers flock to the town for powder days at Whitewater Resort. The town’s most popular city hike is the climb to Pulpit Rock, and hikers, more serious trekkers, snowshoers and mountaineers will find trails throughout the surrounding mountains. 

Restaurants, groceries, and all necessary services are available in Nelson, a town that also showcases artisan shops and studios, and independent boutiques and small businesses. Road trippers and lovers of the scenic routes shouldn’t miss the international Selkirk Loop, a photogenic route that winds around the area in both Canada and the USA.


LOCATION

Nelson, Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada. Nearest airports: Castelagar; Spokane


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round, depending on activities sought

 
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Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Kootenay Lake House - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Kootenay Lake House - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Black House in the Forest - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
Kootenay Lake House - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada | cabin rentals | cabin rentals
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Kootenay Lake House
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After living in cities worldwide, the owners of this architectural residence in the woods traded in their wild urban landscape to reside in wilds of a different kind.

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Air Conditioning There is a portable air conditioner with a remote which can rolled out of the closet in the laundry room and attached to any window .
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Indoor Fireplace Yes
Home Security Exterior camera
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 2 kings, 1 double
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 2.5
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Cleaning $250
Sec. Deposit $1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner at checkout
Cancellation Policy Firm
The guest will receive a refund if the booking is canceled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes service fee is refundable in line with the booking cancellation policy, minus a 3.25% credit card transaction fee which is non-refundable.
Notes We live in a forest so bears, elk and cougars can be on the property at any given time. Be mindful when walking in the forest. We have two sets of snowshoes outside the front door which you are free to use.

No parties allowed. No smoking of any kind. No shoes in the house. Please be conscious of the amount of water and power you use. Hot water is limited.

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