FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your address and contact info?
We are located on Kootenay Lake, across from the entrance to the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, our address is 3620 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, V0G 1A0.
Please note that we are separate from the actual resort and are a 2 minute walk to the hot springs resort.
Is there parking?
Yes, parking is available directly in front of the guest house, just off the street.
How do I access my suite?
Each private suite has a lockbox where you can access the key to your suite. You will be sent the lockbox code prior to your reservation.
Is there a full kitchen?
Yes, the kitchen has a full size fridge and stove/oven, along with all the pots, pans, plates, glasses and cutlery you need to prepare and serve your own meals. There is also salt & pepper, olive oil, coffee, coffee whitener and sugar available.
Is there wifi?
Yes, there is wifi and satellite TV, including Netflix for your viewing pleasure.
Is there a BBQ available?
Yes, each suite has a BBQ available on the private deck
Is there firewood available for the wood stove (Kutenai Suite only)?
Yes, there is a $10 charge per bundle of firewood. Just let us know prior to check in and we will make sure that firewood is available.
Is the beach nearby?
Yes, we are located right on the lake. There is a slightly steep path that gives private access from the suites to the lake and beach.
Can you swim in the lake?
Yes, during certain months of the year the lake is warm enough to swim in; usually June, July, August and sometimes September.
Are there towels and bedding provided?
Yes, both towels and bedding are provided.
Are there toiletries provided?
The suite is supplied with hand soap, dish soap, and shampoo.
Are there any restaurants in Ainsworth?
We recommend Betty O's for a casual breakfast or lunch. There is also a restaurant located on the top floor of the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, located across the street from the suites. Other restaurants can be found in Balfour (15 minute drive south), Kaslo (20 minute drive north) or Nelson (40 minute drive south). On the weekends and all spring and summer there is a Fish N’ Chips restaurant (JB’s) open in Woodbury; just a 3 minute drive north of Ainsworth.There is also a small store with very basic supplies at Woodbury.
Restaurants we recommend include the Blue Belle cafe, the Treehouse Restaurant and the Rosewood Cafe in Kaslo. In Nelson we recommend Pitch Fork Eatery, Kootenay Tamil Kitchen, the All Seasons, Oso Negro Coffee, The Kootenay Bakery, and the All Season's Café.
There are grocery stores in Kaslo and in Nelson, but not in Ainsworth.
Other than the hot springs, what is there to do?
There is lots of hiking and mountain biking through the mountains. There is also swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing in the lake or just hanging out on the beach and enjoying the amazing