We've been coming to Ainsworth Hot Springs for over 40 years and always look forward to our annual trip. I didn't realize that Kaayla had purchased the property and converted it into a guest house so I missed out on the first year. Now, we book it every year, often times both the upper and lower suites to house children, their spouses and my grandchildren. If you want a home away from home, this is it! The upper suite has a full kitchen, two separate sleeping areas, one full bath and one half bath, deck with a barbecue and great view. To access the Hot Springs, all you do is cross the road and you're there within minutes. Balfour is only about ten minutes away (for the free ferry) and Kaslo is 15 minutes up the road. If you don't want to cook for a breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can access the restaurant at the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort - good menu and reasonably priced. I've always had the best results when booking with Kaayla and she always has an open line of communication. Over the years, we've become friends. If there's an issue with anything, she's available and promptly resolves it. I really feel that it more than serves our purpose and is the very best price in the Ainsworth area.
The location was centralized to pool, Kokanee Campground where the rest of our family were staying-Nelson and Kaslo where we did our shopping and sightseeing-and Woodbury where we eat out a few times.
The hotsprings are just steps aways and the view over the lake is fabulous. The only issue we ran into was accessibility. The website mentioned that is was wheelchair accessible however, we had to rearrange the furniture and navigate around a support pole to access the bathroom. Also, one of the doorframes into the bedroom was too small to access from a wheelchair and the bathroom was also a challenge to access the bathtub. Would not advise a power wheelchair or larger manual wheelchair user to rent this accommodation. Although, with all this being said, the unit is very nice and is an ideal location for Ainsworth Hot Springs.
This was the perfect surprise for my parents who came in from Nebraska for the holidays. Their only request was to go to Canada and this Condo couldn't have been more perfect! Very clean, conveniently located, easy to find, and Kaayla answered any question I had. Fantastic view and will likely be looking to rent again. Thanks!
Very clean, beautiful view and right across from the hot springs, truly a great place to stay! I would recommend to anyone that wants a relaxing, stress free stay.
We stayed here for two nights with our two kids & it was lovely. The weather was perfect for a trip to the hot springs, & it's obviously a great spot to visit in the summer as well. Having a fully stocked kitchen with two young kids allowed us to prepare meals instead of eating out. Our only complaint is that the kids needed to sleep in the bedroom nearest the highway(the only bedroom with a door as the other bedroom overlooks the lake & adjoins the living room) & the window is a single pane (lots of beautiful character, & also lets lots of noise through). There isn't a lot of traffic, but when cars did drive by it was quite loud. Nothing our own sound machine & a fan wouldn't muffle though. All in all, it was a great stay!
Spent one night and enjoyed the closeness of the hot springs and also the views of Kootenay Lake. Were told check-in was 3 but upon arrival found out it wasn't quite ready. It was still being cleaned so we took our dog on a walk down to the lake. The path to the beach was treacherous but well worth it for the scenery. As for the interior, it was very cozy and the bed was comfortable. A little too much extra furniture and the kitchen is cramped but definitely well stocked. We were able to walk directly across the street to the access the hot springs and eat dinner in the hotel restaurant. A good spot for a quiet romantic getaway.
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