This is the most difficult review I have written for Trip Advisor. We loved so many things about our stay, but we also found so many little, simple things lacking which tipped the scales toward us choosing to not return in the future.
We arrived late afternoon after picking up steaks and beer in Kaslo. The cabin was very clean, beautifully styled, and rather spacious. However, no one had bothered to turn on the refrigerator, so there was no way to cool our steaks or beer. The kind hostess gladly shared her ice with us, but in a $209 dollar per night cabin couldn't someone have turned on the refrigerator, or maybe even filled our ice bucket since there is no ice machine? We turned on the electric heat for the night, and the noise in the bedroom was too loud to sleep, cracking and creaking all night long. We left that room unheated for the remainder of our stay, opting to heat the bathroom instead. We loved the private nature of our cabin, but the comfort of the living room furniture was sorely lacking. We ended up folding blankets under our feet on the little wooden coffee table for comfort. A couple of Lazy Boys would have been so much better. The romantic lights that came on at night were a pleasant surprise, but the lack of a screen door meant we had to view the scenery from inside or face the hungry insects in the woods. We stayed an extra night since rain was predicted and we were on motorcycles, and we ventured down the "trail" to the lake. But our "walk" to the lake turned out to be a hike through dead trees, switchbacks, and dirt. After being out all day on our last day, we returned to find no room service. Not a problem since we hadn't thrown our towels on the floor or anything, but the garbage had piled up, there was no coffee or tea, and there was no one at the office. Two trips walking to the office found it empty, with only a sign that they would be back at 4 PM. It was now after 6 pm. So, for over $200 per night, no coffee, no clean towels, and uncomfortable furniture left us wanting a little something more. We totally agree with other travelers that the hosts are friendly, the area is beautiful, and the cabin was clean, if not well stocked in terms of coffee, tea, or even toilet paper. This was not a pampered experience, but it was a very private one. We love the concept of no pets, no smoking, and mostly, no kids. Thanks for the memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, romantic mountainside resort and spa on pristine Kootenay Lake, BC. Our 20-acre award winning resort caters to couples looking to unplug and reconnect with Nature. It features 5 well-appointed luxury cabins/cottages, a private beach, forest, trails, orchard, gardens, gift shop, Retreat Centre (with wi-fi) and the Falling Water Spa. Each cabin has one bedroom with queen bed and down duvets, a slate bathroom, granite & hardwood kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling and cozy wood burning fireplace plus a large deck with breathtaking views of pristine Kootenay Lake and the soaring Purcell mountains. Located just 5 minutes north of picturesque Kaslo, Wing Creek Resort offers easy access to world class hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, hot springs and many other outdoor activities. Or simply relax in unspoiled Nature. We are never crowded and specialize in private vacations for two - and honeymoons! Discover the REAL British Columbia! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wing Creek Hotel