Summer has sprung, new photos May 2018

Spring came roaring around the corner and it’s already glorious summer at the Cottage in Hills.

Lovely flowers greet you as you drive up to your destination, where you’ll enjoy an expansive, totally private yard… and jumping in the lake is less than 3 minutes away!

Picture yourself relaxing on the porch swing, idling away a warm afternoon with a good book.  Or relax on the lawn with a cold beverage and a view of the Valhalla mountains.

And be sure to meet our ambassador dog, Chacalita, who welcomes you to the idyllic Cottage in Hills.



Love bears? A shout-out to colleagues at Ocean Adventures Charter Co.

A big shout-out to our colleagues at Ocean Adventures Charter company.  Our dear friends Eric and Trish run this amazing operation from their 54-foot ship, the Great Bear II.  Their coastal trips are utterly deluxe and offer unparalleled comfort and privacy to experience B.C.’s most remote and spectacular settings.  On their ocean voyages guests may see whales, dolphin, bears (including grizzlies and possibly the rare white spirit bear), all manner of seals and other marine mammals, and the amazing biodiversity of BC’s rich coastal areas.

They are also passionate conservationists, advocates for bears of all types… and all-round amazing people.  They were recently instrumental in convincing the BC government to finally heed massive public outcry and ban the hunting of grizzly bears.  This is a huge stride forward for the conservation of these majestic (and endangered) creatures, and this little guy, for one, thanks them!

Photo by Trish Boyum

Drool over the amazing photos on their web-site:  and get in touch with them about their amazing trips.



Hobbits? Perhaps.

Thanks to recent guest Ron J. and his lovely partner for dashing off this charming poem.  They obviously enjoyed their stay at The Cottage in Hills!

The Cottage in Hills

We came upon a cabin
Tucked in a forest glade
Within, a magic comfort
Like Hobbits would have made.
A couple days of serene rest
And on again we tracked,
With longing wishes that some day
Would see us coming back.

  • Composed at The Cottage in Hills, Oct. 3, 2017

4th Night FREE: Fall Special Offer

For fall of 2017 we are offering a super deal: stay three nights and get your 4th night FREE… plus a pair of free passes to the relaxing, clean, healing Nakusp Hot SpringsScreen Shot 2017-09-23 at 4.09.18 PM

All this at our affordable shoulder season rate.   This is absolutely your best value of the year, so book now to stay at your personal “little house on the mountain.” Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 4.22.56 PM

A final note: the province-wide fire ban is now lifted, following what was a decidedly nerve-wracking summer for most of BC and parts of Alberta.  We did not have any fires in our area but nonetheless the possibility was as real as the next lightning strike.  We thank all our guests for being super-careful (smoking is allowed outdoors only, on the porch).