Cottages in the Woods

Boswell, British Columbia
Canada V0B 1A4 

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The Cottages have provided me with a unique opportunity to live in the mountains, rise to see the lake every day and think pleasant things. Hosting has allowed me to meet literally thousands of guests and many great people from all sorts of places and walks of life. As much as I have loved the Kootenay lifestyle for the past decade, my home country and family are calling me back. So, The Cottages need someone to be the new caretaker who will treat this special place well.

 Buy yourself a home PLUS an income – the property literally pays for itself
- 5 acres (plus titled Right of Way on about 5 acres Crown land for access)
- Surrounded by 1000s of acres of Crown land on 3 sides
- Access to half a mile of Lakeshore, protected from being developed
- Maintenance-free metal roofs
- 5 independent units to rent out or occupy
- Turnkey rental operation
- Well-established listings on AirBnB and website with hundreds of 5-star reviews
- Many annually-returning guests
- Own spring water and firewood trees for independent living.
- Add solar panels and be completely off-grid
- Small fenced orchard (cherries, apricots, apples, pears, plums), tonnes of space to grow your own food
- Great growing climate (grapes, fruit etc)
- Paved driveway
- On schoolbus route to Crawford Bay
- Access to Crown land, hiking, ATV trails right on the property
- Be part of a fantastic lakeside community
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Cottage in the Woods Vacation Homes

Family-owned and operated. We rent private cottages and larger homes along Kootenay Lake

We have a variety of beautiful properties to choose from, from smaller cabins that sleep 2-4 people to larger log homes that sleep 16 or more. All our homes are quiet and private, some are set back in the forest, others are lakefront but all have lake access. All our homes have either kayaks or canoes for your use and most are pet friendly.  

You will love the beautiful Kootenay Lake setting that places you in the back country yet close enough to the small towns of Boswell, Creston, Riondel, Crawford Bay and Ainsworth to enjoy local art, restaurants, shopping and hot springs. Our cottages are perfect romantic retreats for family time, reunions, writing, art and healing or simply to get away from it all to enjoy nature at its best! Aside from hiking, boating, fishing, swimming etc., Kootenay Lake offers wineries, artisans, hot springs, historic towns and much, much more.

All cottages come fully furnished and some are available for stays as short as one night or as long as an entire month. Winter is beautiful here too and most cottages are available year-round. Consider the pleasant, calm and affordable shoulder seasons of May, June and September too; Kootenay Lake is always beautiful in different ways throughout the year. 

For more information on the area, ferry schedules and maps visit:  Kootenay Lake Visitors Guide
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