Located in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping accommodations and a three bedroom guest suite. Nestled in the mountains with stunning river views, our property includes an event venue (NEW) perfect for intimate concerts or weddings, an outdoor shower and edible food gardens. Our 300 acre property is perfect for urbanites seeking an outdoor experience immersed in nature without foregoing any of the comforts of home. Located just 12 minutes from the artist city of Nelson, we're close enough to town to order take-out yet, just far enough to gaze at the Milky Way. Our mostly off-grid, eco-friendly retreat offers modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens, solar lighting and a communal outdoor cooking area complete with dishes and utensils. All you need to bring is food. Enjoy nature walks, foraging, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and wild life viewing at or near our sustainable retreat.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live, gather and farm on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sinixt Peoples and many diverse indigenous persons, and we honour their ongoing presence on the Land.
$265 Per Night (6 guests)
Open year round. Our guest suite, with private entrance, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms,
a common living area with kitchenette, private deck and BBQ. Beautifully appointed rooms furnished with queen beds, organic cotton linens, and vintage decor.
(prices subject to change).
$165 Per Night (2 guests)
Canvas glamping tents are 13’ in diameter and 9' tall featuring romantic skylights for stargazing. Each furnished tent includes 1 queen bed, linens, solar lights, a flashlight, picnic table and private garden space and access to a communal cooking area and fire pit. Sleeping mats for children available upon request. (prices subject to change).
This is our large guard dog that we also affectionately nicknamed GM (Guest Minder). She is a friendly giant with people, even small children, but, does a fantastic job at frightening the bears away. We don’t have the word “bear” in our name for nothing. She is very loyal and instinctively works to protect us and our guests from predators. This means that sometimes she barks. It’s a signal to large animals that they are getting too close to our property. If the animals come closer or don’t leave, she may escalate to louder barking or even go chase the perpetrator away. Most of our guests rest easy knowing that Bella is keeping them safe. For others it is a sleep disruption and we apologize for that. We never know what other animals or bears are moving through the area so, some nights, Bella is silent and others she barks a lot. If you know this might be a problem for you please try ear plugs or perhaps our accommodations just aren’t right for you. We want everyone to enjoy their stay.
Visitings dogs are generally not welcome on farm operations, including ours, due to bio security. In addition to this, our dog Bella can be very territorial. She is not always friendly with visiting pets making it a very uncomfortable situation for everyone. There are no exceptions, no pets allowed.
Starting at $500 Per Day
Perfect for weddings or gatherings (up to 50 people). This furnished venue features a stage, dance floor, bar and outdoor cooking area.
At our modern, rural trading post, Reworks Upcycle Shop, find one-of-a-kind gifts made from all kinds of stuff! Shop online for eco lifestyle products. Gift registry now available.
Our property is already home to a thriving peony farm with beautiful flower packages available. The plants bloom in late June but,
you may order blooms now.
Book our beautiful new venue for intimate weddings or gatherings (up to 50 guests). The venue features professionally designed interior, furnishings, landscaped lawn and gardens, stage, dance floor, bar and outdoor cooking area with views of the mountains and river valley below. Booking for 2023.
We're located in the heart of the West Kootenays. Explore heritage towns, hike alpine mountain peaks, bike rail trails, swim in fresh water lakes and rivers, ski in deep powder. The possibilities are endless.
Visit Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism for more ideas.
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Book our walking adventure with Rob Macrae, a local lichen and fungi expert, on the lush forest trails at our retreat. On this tour, you will learn how to identify a variety of lichens and mushrooms, where to find them and the environments in which they are most likely to grow.
5248 Queen Victoria Road, Beasley, BC V0G 2G2, Canada
Contact us for appointment before visiting: 778-454-2411 firstname.lastname@example.org