One of our favourite things about this beautiful valley is: the summer programs offered by the Valhalla Fine Arts Society. Dance, theater, and music, music, music — world-class artists congregate here to hone their craft. Learn more at: http://www.valhallafinearts.org Here’s a great photo of Slocan Lake from the VFAS web-site.
The Cottage in Hills is ideally located, we are right on the West Koot Route which encompasses many of the most scenic roads in all of B.C.
Check out at the WKR website: http://westkootroute.ca and look for our listing under “Places to Stay” Slocan Valley.
Destination Canada has a neat quiz you can take to see what kind of traveler you are. Categories that would apply to folks who enjoy The Cottage in Hills and what this area has to offer:
What kind of explorer are you? Take the quiz at: http://quiz.canada.travel/caen?partnerid=749&campaignid=&customerid=&mode=2.
Just a short distance from The Cottage in Hills is Chiaroscuro Photographic Gallery featuring the stunning images of local luminary Patrizia Menton. Her fine art photography is well worth a look and the setting of her quaint gallery building, nestled in a luscious garden full of blooms next to a cool creek, is a delight. If you want a glimpse into “back-roads Hills,” visit Patrizia’s gallery. She is open most days… to be sure, give her a call at 250-358-2569. Preview some of her work at: http://www.patriziamenton.com 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of her artistic endeavours; she is presenting a retrospective of her work.
Summertime brings wonderful summer-school offerings by our local fine arts society foremost of which is a world-class summer music school. If these offerings are appealing, register now. If you want to stay at The Cottage in Hills please book right away as these are very popular programs which bring a lot of visitors to the area, meaning the Cottage books up quickly.
The Valhalla Fine Arts Society is a registered charitable organization operating in and around New Denver and Silverton, BC, Canada along the shores of beautiful Slocan Lake. We offer a variety of summer arts education programs and support music education and enrichment in our communities during the remainder of the year. Intensive programs are led by professional and recognized leaders in a non-competitive and family-oriented environment.
2016 Summer Programs
Experience Dance ages 6-11: July 11-15
Valhalla School of Theatre Arts ViSTA ages 11+: July 11-15
Music Explorers ages 4-6: July 11-15
Valhalla School of Theatre Arts ViSTA ages 6-11: July 18-22
Peak Dance ages 11-18: July 18-22
Suzuki Valhalla Institute: SVI Advanced Chamber Music: July 29 – August 5
Suzuki Valhalla Institute: SVI: July 31 – August 6
Valhalla Summer School of Music: August 7-12
Adult Orchestra Retreat: August 7-12
Ever watch the vintage cartoon Pinky & The Brain? “What are we going to do tonight, Brain? Same as every night, Pinky, world domination.” In that same spirit, The Cottage in Hills is now listed on the ultimate engine of world domination: Google. Which means if you go on Google Maps for this area, or search for us on Google, our humble cottage will show up! Feel free to view, comment, like, etc. as this makes world domination increasingly possible. Yes, we have a very long way to go, but Rome wasn’t built in a day! – With tongue firmly in cheek… The Manager, Cottage in Hills
We’re proud to be listed on the official BC government tourism web-site: http://www.HelloBC.com They want me to tell you that Super, Natural British Columbia is a trade-mark of Destination BC Corp. (the group that manages all the official tourism web-sites).
When you travel, do you love to stay in vacation-rental-by-owner cottages and cabins? I do… no cookie-cutter hotel chains for us! Instead, we love the anticipation of turning the key in the door and discovering the little quirks, thoughtful touches and unique nuances of our temporary home-away-from-home. It’s fun to go from room to room, each one a discovery. I’ve always been delighted with our vacation rental accommodations, be they funky or fancy, modern or heritage.
Why stay in a cramped, anonymous hotel room on a noisy main drag when you can have your own spacious secluded cottage with a lovely landscaped yard? At our Cottage in Hills, you’ll enjoy a full kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gorgeous mountain view from your front porch and room for the kids (or you) to run around. Best of all, you can walk to the beach or drive there in less than 3 minutes — I timed it the last time I went down for a refreshing dip on a hot day. In wintertime, you can head out cross-country skiing right from your front porch.
Cottage in Hills is on the fabulous West Koot Route which is popular with motorists, bicyclists and motorcycle-touring enthusiasts. World-class hiking, biking and exploring can be had from your front door.
Our objective at the Cottage in Hills is to provide you with a healthy, relaxing and rejuvenating vacation experience in a quiet, beautiful setting you will want to come back to year after year. Dates are going fast so contact us now to discuss your booking. — Your host, Lorna