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250-226-7796 (not a cell phone, no SMS)
4011 Barbados Road, Vallican in the Slocan Valley, Sinixt Territory

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Campground and Guesthouse
This is a six acre campground in a quiet forested residential area surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. Slocan Lake, Nelson, and Castlegar are all a 35 minute drive away. The shared community building has a wood burning stove, sink and basic kitchen amenities, outdoor shower, outdoor flush toilet, fire pits and picnic tables. There is no cell phone coverage here, but there is free WIFI.

For quotes or bookings contact Tom at 250-226-7796 or email: .
Kids under 10 free,
Discounts: >2 day = 10%, >7 day = 20%, >27 day = 50%
Bookings >27 days are not subject to 5% GST, 8% PST or 2% MRDT.

guest house


Nightly Rates (all taxes included)
$25 tent site + $5/person>2
$30 RV site water & power, + $5/person>2
$35 private hut with no bedding + $5/person>2
$58 private hut with bedding + $10/person>2
$75 room in a 4 bed room shared A-Frame house, +$10/pp>2

rooms include an optional $6/person self serve breakfast including coffee, tea, soy milk, yogurt, oatmeal, grains, bread, butter, peanut butter and fruit.

To book, please pay by Interac etransfer to ,
or to pay by credit card, add 5% and pay at the bottom of this page.

Air or foam mattress may be available for guests. Reservations may not be exchanged or transferred to another party. There may be other campers on the property and sharing the community space.

Space
There may be other campers on the property and sharing the community space. It is beautiful land with nice big trees and very few mosquitoes. Its an off-highway, semi-dead-end, so its usually quiet except for squirrels and other typical rural residential sounds. Wild turkeys and deer wander through the property. There are many guides available for activities in the area including water sports, climbing, skiing, hiking, artist tours, events, geology, mining, mushrooms, cannabis and plant medicines, garden tours, native history and lots more. Features of the area include Valhalla Park, the Slocan River and Valley Rail Trail, waterfalls, hot springs, the Vallican Whole community center and Nelson.

Guest Interaction
The host lives on the property. Guests may self check in or, if arranged in advance, the host can be there to introduce a guest to the house and land and answer any questions. The host has prepared a guidebook with directions for local walking, biking and vehicle destinations, including to trails, rivers, lakes, hot springs. The host is open to interacting with and hearing from guests, especially in a musical way. Ring the bell at the main house, check around back or call out if he is nearby.

Other things to note
There is no cell phone coverage until you get to Crescent Valley (south) or Silverton (north). Smoking is allowed outside only.

The shared kitchen, outdoor shower, toilet and other common areas must be left clean (see rules). Garbage, pack it in, pack it out. Bats live in bat houses and 2 dogs and 2 bee colonies are kept in a separate fenced area. The hammocks are made for rocking.

The level gravel road access is approximately 1 km from the paved road. You don't need one to get here, but its a good idea to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for some of the logging roads that are worth visiting. Roof and/or bike racks can also come in handy.

Extra guests will need to bring their own bedding or sleeping bags and pillows and may sleep in a hammock, vehicle, outside, in their own tent. Supplies and services are available nearby including firewood, toiletries, dog day care, massage, bike and kayak rentals, life jackets, rubber dingys and paddles etc. There is a particularly valued native storyteller here that can also provide a walking history tour to a nearby aboriginal village site with a full scale replica of a kekuli (earth house). Please call ahead for recommendations on booking guides or the storyteller.

Neighborhood Overview
This is Sinixt territory. Recommended activities include floating down the river, canoeing the lake, hiking or climbing in Valhalla Park, soaking in Halfway Hot Springs or indulging in Nelson. This valley has many outdoor activities and events and a very interesting history and culture including Sinixt, Doukhobor and hippy - draft dodger. There are many other special places nearby such as the Goddess Pools and the Hippy Hole.

Getting Around
There is lots of parking. It is a 5 minute bike ride or 25 minute walk to public transportation. The Ecosociety's Kootenay Rideshare website is an excellent resource for getting around.

Advance reservations required.
For bookings contact the host Tom at 250-226-7796 or email:


Valhalla Park


RV site 2


gathering


group camping event


view of campground from the air

 

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