FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is your address and contact info? 

Our address is 3620 Highway 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, V0G 1A0

Tel: 1-888-215-2500 

Email: reservations@ainsworthsprings.com

***Please note that the property is on a septic system, so please be very careful about anything that goes down the toilet.***

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 upon the confirmation of your reservation.

Is there a full kitchen?

Yes, the kitchen has a full size fridge and stove along with all the pots, pans, plates, glasses and cutlery you need to prepare and serve your own meals. There is also salt & pepper, cooking oil, coffee, coffee whitener and sugar available.

Is there wifi? 

Yes, there is wifi and satellite TV, including Netflix for your viewing pleasure. The wifi password is: 19421942

Is there a BBQ available? 

Yes, there is a BBQ available for your use out on the balcony.

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 there is firewood in your suite and this will be billed to your credit card.

Is the beach nearby? 

Yes, we are right on the lake, and there is a slightly steep path that that leads to the lake and a private 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? 

There are no toiletries provided.The condo is supplied with hand soap and dish soap.

Is the water safe to drink? 

There is a tap that delivers quality filtered drinking water located at the kitchen sink of each condo.The Kootenays has some of the best water in the world.

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.

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 supplies are limited 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 mountain view. In the winter, guests can enjoy cross-country skiing or downhill skiing and snowboarding at the near by Whitewater Resort. In Kaslo there are many shops, a library, a museum and the Moyie to tour for guests to get a sense of the rich history of the Kootenays. Nelson has many shops and restaurants, and an excellent organic grocery store, along with parks and playgrounds for children as well as a nightclub, a theatre, a museum and art gallery. There are places close by where you can rent kayaks, sail boats, and bicycles.

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