Nestled in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping tents and A-frame cottages (coming summer of 2022) in a beautiful mountain setting with stunning views. Our property includes a lodge with three indoor guest rooms, an event centre perfect for intimate concerts or weddings (opening this fall), a refreshing outdoor 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 paradise will make for a truly satisfying stay. Enjoy our off-grid eco-friendly property with all of the modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens and solar lighting. Bear Spring Eco Retreat is ideal for relaxing and leisurely exploring the outdoors. 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.
A-frame cottages will have a foot print of 12’ x 12’ with a unique roof panel that swings open to a 4’ deck bringing the outdoors in while providing protection from sun and rain.
Each A-frame cottage will include a queen bed and linens. (To be completed summer of 2022).
$125 Per Night
(based on double occupancy)
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.
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 this fall).
We're working hard to get our online booking up and running. In the meantime, please send an email to book your reservations. Please provide name, contact information, number of guests and dates you wish to reserve. Reservations will be made first come first serve with quick confirmation.
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 38 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!