Stay green in cozy log cabins in the Kootenays
Feel at-one with nature at Nipika Mountain Resort, at an off-the-grid eco-resort near Radium Hot Springs, borders Kootenay National Park. Nine luxurious log cabins are surrounded by an extensive trail system to explore and guests can take guided canoeing tours and hikes, although the majestic mountain views and rustic chic of the cabins make them hard to leave. Run on solar energy and heated using deadwood, the resort is the ideal place to go offline and curl up with a hot chocolate and a good book in front of the cabin’s wood-burning stove or brave a BBQ on the deck with sweeping views of the Kootenay River Valley.
Slip away to the secluded luxury hideaway of eco-friendly Logden Lodge, in Ymir (near Nelson). Four mountain cabins are tucked away in the forest, spaced out to give each one solitude in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains. Although the lodge is only 20km from Nelson, the walk to the cabins gives a beautiful backcountry feel (without the hike!). Rustic timbers, wooden flooring, and cozy lofts give an authentic cabin ambience, with custom-built furniture, antiques, and world art adding a luxury touch. Sleep soundly in luxury down bedding after bathing in the deep soaker tub and wrapping up in a soft robe. Awaken to the gentle crackle of the wood-burning stove to enjoy a coffee on the veranda, taking in the forest views and the fresh air as you keep an eye out for wildlife watching opportunities.