The Christmas Cabin
After our camping adventure with my brother and his family we decided that we would spend Christmas together in a cabin deep in the woods.
We dreamed of a winter wonderland with activities right outside our cabin door. A cozy fire place and food in a abundance and where beers flowed from the taps. A place where you could soak in a hot tub after a long day in the cold. We of course were only dreaming but sometimes dreams do come true!
Our Cabin with puzzles and mini christmas trees.
We booked a full week at the Kootenay Huts — Rural forest eco-lodges in Ymir, BC near Nelson. Our Winter Wonderland dream was coming true! This place was so unique with its wood heated hot tubs, the cabins in floor heating and a wood burning fireplace and its queen sized bunk beds, not to mention the abundance of snow.
My Nephew got a Brett Hull GT snow racer for Christmas. Seen here breaking it in on one of many sledding hills near the Cabin
The boys sledding
Ice Skating in Nelson
During our week stay we went ice skating in both Nelson and Ymir, swam at the Ainsworth Hot Springs, snowboarded/skied at the Salmo Ski Hill, we tobogganed in the backyard, went in the hot tub, built jumps outside our door, snowshoed and XC skied. Together we built a 1000 piece puzzle, played games, knitted and read books.
Piecing the puzzle together
The Christmas cabin although it looks very rustic has all the amenities of a home. Gas Stove/Oven, fridge, running water and a nice bathroom with Shower and Toilet. Although it doesn’t have a dishwasher it was always a joy to do dishes with it’s great view of the forest. We brought our Ipod dock with speakers to enjoy some Christmas music and although it didn’t have a TV we didn’t need it, who needs a TV with good company and giant puzzle? Also they do allow Dogs here and your dog would love it assuming hes an outdoor dog and loves Snow!
the Hot Tub
On our last day we were all very sad to leave. It truly was a dream come true. I will be back Christmas Cabin, you can count on that!
All of us together
The Ymir Hotel