A small group of family and friends try to have an annual scrapbook retreat in British Columbia or Alberta either May or June. Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 was the soonest we could manage one. Luckily, Kokanee Glacier Resort only uses their "breakfast room" (a separate building across from the motel rooms) July & August and we were able to rent it. What a fabulous place to have a retreat! The room is bright and cheery with its yellow walls, fireplace and many windows. A commercial coffee maker is available and Lori, the motel manager, made us wonderful muffins, butter tarts and a fruit plate to snack on. The scenery is second to none. Absolutely gorgeous view of the mountains and lake. Our group was smaller this year so we only needed to rent the two 2-bedroom suites on the front end of the motel; each with a deck/balcony (upper and lower suites) and awesome view. The weather didn't cooperate but when the sun did come out we all went outside to enjoy the lawn, adirondack chairs, gazebo and picture taking.
Our rooms were large and clean with two separate bedrooms, plenty of closet space, kitchenette, dining table, living room complete with large screen t.v., two rocking chairs, coffee table and comfortable futon couch/bed for a third occupant. On the second floor of the motel is a large sitting area with a roof overhead for protection from the rain; with tables, chairs, gas bbq for use by guests, homemade log bench and coffee table. I was quite surprised how quiet the place was as the motel entrance is right off of the highway but up a short, steep hill. It is a mere 16 kms. from Nelson where you will find wonderful restaurants and shopping.
I wouldn't recommend this motel for people who expect posh, glitzy accommodations. It is a clean, comfortable, down-to-earth motel with friendly, helpful staff. My group loved it and would go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A breathtaking view of the Kootenay Lake, only an eight minute drive to the city of Nelson, and close to the Kokanee Glacier Park. The Kokanee Glacier Resort is an excellent starting point for exploring the best of the Kootenays. Comfortable air conditioned suites complete with private bedroom(s), kitchens and many other amenities make this the perfect family vacation destination, or just a great overnight visit. ... more less
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