The cabin is no longer a vacation rental BUT we have something else to offer: a Cozy Nest!

Comfy pillow-top bed in Cozy Nest guest suite

September 1st has come and gone and, sadly, the cabin is no longer available as a vacation rental.

I’m sad to no longer have the cabin to offer to all you great folks so you can come and stay with us for your summer vacation. But this evolution was necessary: we simply don’t have a year-round tourism industry in this area and the building was sitting empty for many winter months. In an area with a real housing crisis, we felt duty-bound to provide it as a full-time home for some deserving folks.

Sorry vacationers, the cabin is no longer available for short-term rental… BUT we do have a consolation prize: our lovely “Cozy Nest” lake-view guest suite. Please scroll down a few posts to read all about it!  It can be easily booked through

With my thanks for your patronage over the years… your host, Lorna

Join Lorna for a “fowlty” experience

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As an experiment, I’ve signed up to provide an Airbnb “Experience” — providing a one-hour tour to meet my lovely hens and roosters, gather eggs in the coop, learn about all things fowlty, pet some chicks (when we have chicks, they grow up quickly!) and leave with a carton of eggs you’ve gathered yourself.
A great outing for a family, wonderful for kids to see where real food comes from.
Maximum six people per group, minimum age three years. Wear boots or closed-toe shoes, be prepared to get your shoes dirty. Check it out on Airbnb.

Book now! This summer is your last chance to stay at the magnificent Cottage in Hills


After 6 years of hosting delighted guests and happy families, and introducing hundreds newcomers to our magnificent area, the Cottage in Hills will be closing as a vacation rental as of September 1st of this year.

Guests who absolutely fell in love with the place — the Cottage in Hills itself, the setting, the view, this whole area — finally convinced us to rent it to them year-round.   And we’ll be honest: while summers were chock-a-block with happy families enjoying vacations, winter bookings were almost nonexistent.  We have a very seasonal tourist economy locally and no amount of advertising, promotions, sales, new listings or social media magic could change that for us.

We are very sad to be announcing that we won’t be taking bookings for stays after September 1st.  But if you book now, there’s still time to stay with us!

We have some choice dates still available in July and August.  Check the calendar on the Rates, Dates & Bookings page and get in touch right away if you’d like to have one LAST CHANCE to stay at the Cottage in Hills.  Looking forward to hearing from you soonest… and please know that it truly has been a privilege to host you all.

– Lorna, your deeply grateful host at The Cottage in Hills

Looking for something smaller? The Guest Room in Hills may suit your needs

The Private Lake-View Guest Room is located on the same beautiful rural property as the Cottage in Hills.  The Private Lake-View Guest Room is an option for a single person or a couple sharing a double bed looking for a place to stay.

The room, sleeps 2,  is a more modest option than renting the Cottage in Hills, which is a fully-outfitted 1300-sq-foot cabin that sleeps 5 guests (or 6 in a pinch).

The Private Lake-View Guest Room in Hills is available for one-night stays whereas the Cottage has minimum-stay requirements ranging from 2 to 4 nights depending on the time of year.  So, now you have options!


  • Private entrance, located in a separate part of the dwelling for complete privacy
  • Your own private flagstone patio with a view of Slocan Lake
  • Double bed with pillow-top mattress and high-quality sheets
  • En-suite bathroom with sink and toilet
  • Reading chair (recliner) and a good light, a small desk and a chair, and a place to hang your clothes, chest of drawers
  • Tea/coffee tray so you can make a cuppa anytime
  • A sturdy farm breakfast is available for an extra fee of $15/person (advance notice required).  Enjoy delicious fresh eggs from our chicken coop, you can even gather them yourself if you wish!
  • Free wi-fi, decent cell service

The room is comfortable for one or two people (2 guests maximum occupancy).  No pets, no smoking indoors (you may smoke on the patio), no parties.

The guest room is listed on, we are handling bookings using that platform.  Or you can inquire here using the response form on this web-site: please specify that your inquiry is regarding the Private Lake-View Guest Room and not the Cottage.

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Snuggly wintertime splendour…

We’ve been getting inquiries about winter bookings and while we love hosting guests at The Cottage in Hills, a bit of snow-season context is in order.

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Get snuggly!

  1.  The cottage is tucked away in a very private rural location (just outside New Denver B.C.) where we generally get lots of snow.  This means that for winter guests’ arrival we have the road plowed.  Depending on the amount of snow on the ground this can be costly.
  2.  Cleaning, restocking and wintertime heating of a 1300-square-foot house costs a chunk of money.  That’s why we don’t do one-night stays, the considerable work and cost involved simply isn’t worth opening up the Cottage for such a short stay.

In winter, we require a four-night minimum — with a week being ideal (don’t forget, stay six nights and your 7th night is FREE).  We think you deserve a proper break to rest, refresh and rejuvenate.

Fall SALE: Sept/Oct special, best time of year

Fall 2018 SALE rate:  Miss out on vacation time this summer?  Don’t fret — during September and October we’re making it extra-easy for you to retreat to The Cottage in Hills for some R&R.

Enjoy an outdoor fire in our fireplace

Fall is the best time of year here, with warm clear days and crisp starry nights.  Hike or cycle our amazing mountain trails, go jump in the lake, cook a simple dinner in the cabin’s fully-equipped kitchen and then enjoy a romantic campfire under the stars.

Sound like the perfect fall vacation?  Book now to take advantage of our 2018 Fall SALE rate. Plus, stay a bit and your 7th night is FREE!

As well, in fall our summertime four-night minimum is waived; in the fall we allow 2-night minimum stays — this makes our cabin the perfect setting for a weekend getaway.  Of course we encourage longer stays in our lovely and private cottage in the woods, but we understand that sometimes you can only afford a mini-break.

This is a Cottage in Hills web-site offer only.  We want to reward you for finding us and booking with us directly, this rate is not available through our Airbnb or TripAdvisor listings or the other online booking sites we use.  Call now to book (250-358-2722) or use the response form on this web-site (Rates, Dates & Bookings page) to shoot us a message. 

Yay, fall vacay!

See you soon…  Your host Lorna at The Cottage in Hills

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.