Located in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping accommodations and 3 guests rooms in a self contained suite. Nestled in the mountains with stunning river views, our property includes an event centre perfect for intimate concerts or weddings (opening soon), a refreshing outdoor solar shower, edible food gardens and a multitude of non-motorized outdoor activities. Located just 12 minutes from the artist city of Nelson, our 300 acre property is perfect for urbanites seeking an outdoor experience immersed in nature without foregoing any of the comforts of home. Our mostly off-grid eco-friendly retreat offers modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens and solar lighting. 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.
Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains of West Kootenay, the retreat backs onto dense forests full of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking and skiing.
The property is already home to a thriving peony farm making the perfect location for an intimate wedding or gathering. The plants bloom in June but blooms can be stored for later use.
$85 per night, 2 adults.
Opening November 15th book a guest room. Three guests rooms located in a self-contained suite including 2 shared bathrooms, a common living area with kitchenette, deck and BBQ. Furnished rooms feature pillow top queen beds, organic cotton bedding and linens, and vintage decor. Book the entire suite for $225 per night.
$165 Per Night
BOOKING FOR 2022 SEASON
These 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 additional sleeping mats to accommodate children. (prices subject to change).
Rent our beautiful barn for intimate weddings or gatherings for up to 50 people. The site features landscaped and furnished patio, music stage, dance floor, bar and outdoor kitchen with stunning views of the valley and river below. Electricity and toilets included. (To be completed soon).
Reserve a romantic mountain getaway for $165 per night, 2 adults. Glamping tents furnished with pillow top queen beds, natural cotton bedding, cozy decor and solar lights. Retreat includes communal outdoor cooking area and a fire pit.
One-of-a-kind gifts made from all kinds of stuff! Shop online at Canada's green lifestyle market for recycled, zero waste and eco-friendly products. Rural gift shop and eco gift registry with free, local online order pickup at our retreat coming soon.
Our retreat features gardens that we encourage guests to forage in. We've also planted a food forest featuring 42 fruit, nut and sugar maple trees. Our final design incorporates edible and medicinal herbs, flowers, berries and perennial vegetables along with the trees.
Next year we plan to add a variety of workshops, please visit this site often to follow our progress as we develop our retreat.
Have ideas or suggestions? We'd love to hear from you!