The location of Water’s Edge makes it ideal for a country vacation. This spacious, modern home is situated on a property bounded by the Kootenay Lake, Tam-o-Shanter Creek, and natural forest lands.
Although secluded, Water’s Edge is not isolated; it is a delightful base for exploring the Kootenays. Pebble Beach Provincial Park – a beautiful beach for picnicking or camping – is just minutes to the north. Riondel is a 5 minute drive south, where you’ll find Bob’s Bar and Grill with good food, Riondel Market with post office and liquor agency to meet most needs, and the boat club, which will allow use of their boat launch for a small fee.
Flor the golfer, Riondel offers a nine hole, executive course and 20 minutes away is world class Kokanee Springs golf resort.
There are also trail rides available in the area.
Nearby are miles of forestry roads for hiking or exploring on ATVs, mountain bikes, or in winter, snowmobiles and cross-country skis. Both the creek and the lake offer excellent, year round fishing – we cannot say enough about the fishing: Kokanee, Dolly Vardon, Gerrard Rainbow, and brook trout are all worth catching for the sport and the gourmet meal.
The artisans’ strip in Crawford Bay lies a further 15 minutes south where weavers, blacksmiths, glass blowers, broom makers, potters and other artists and craftsmen provide a unique shopping experience. Exploring the lake by boat is great fun or take the world’s longest free ferry ride to soak in Ainsworth hot springs, soak up the 1890s atmosphere of Kaslo, or shop in the distinctive stores of picturesque Nelson. Wherever you go, the scenery is magnificent and people are friendly.
It does not matter what time of the year it is, there are a lot of birds. The Lake brings all the water birds, plus passage birds in Spring, and Fall. This area bedside the lake gives you good viewing to all kinds of birds.
We have a resident Osprey couple that raise a young each year, the nest not far from our B&B. Bald Eagles,Grey Herons, Swans, Loons, Kingfishers, Bufflehead ducks and Grebes, Mergansers, Mallards, Scooter ducks. The Creek near by gives a host of birds, Dippers, Cedar Waxwings to name some.
The surrounding forest has the Blue Jay, Chickadee, Yellow Canaries, Finches, Wrens, large Robins Hummingbirds Passage birds, are Golden Eagle, Red-polls, swallows. With winter Fall and winter, the Pileated Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers, Grouse.