We stumbled upon this listing in a booklet about the International Selkirk Loop. We made reservations, sight unseen. When we pulled off the Hwy., we were greeted by the sight of a small neat white office building surrounded by dozens of colorful flower beds and hanging baskets. Amanda Clay was at the desk and welcomed us with a big smile. We rented room 101 on the first floor ( there are two floors) that had two bedrooms, a full kitchen, spacious sitting room and private porch that looked out on the Kootenay Mts. and River. The view was sensational. The city of Nelson was nestled below in the Valley. The surrounding motel lawn was manicured and held Adirondack chairs for other guests to sit and enjoy the view. In back of the motel on beautiful lawn were picnic tables, childrens swings and play equipment and a gazebo. The second floor of the motel had an outside covered porch, chairs and tables. The room we had was immaculate and the kitchen complemented with dishes, silverware and cooking utensils. The whole hotel looked relatively new. If you do not bring your own hairdryer, you can ask for one at the desk.
The stay included a groaning board breakfast of omelet, yogurt, waffles, muffins, cereals, toast, beverages and seasonal fruit. We were offered cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, oranges and watermelon, all beautifully cut up and arranged on platters.
The city of Nelson was only 6 miles from the motel and a place we decided we could live. The shops were great and the park down by the river included a beach. We had a very good lunch at the Park Street Grill.
If we did not live so far (Florida), we would happily go back to this delightful spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more less
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