Josephine Guest House
Attractive fully renovated "Arts and Crafts" heritage house, on a large scenic property. Newly furnished with a mix of antique and modern. Wood craftsmanship is apparent throughout. Very cozy, warm atmosphere, and plenty of floor space. Perfect for entertainment, family get-together, or a romantic getaway.
The main floor has a large private bedroom, with queen bed, beautifully decorated. There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with two "extra long twin" beds, very comfortable.
There are two fireplaces: One in the music room (electric), and one in the living room (cast iron wood stove). The music room has a grand piano.
Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains, on Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Known as "The Queen City", and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush.
Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. The downtown area is packed with good restaurants, coffee houses, local shops, small art galleries, the restored Capitol Theatre and impromptu theatre venues. It is also home to the Nelson Brewing Company (a regional microbrewery), and the restored Capitol Theatre (a regional hub for the performing arts).
The Whitewater Ski Resort boasts some of the best natural powder skiing in Canada. The area receives over 40 feet of light, dry, powder snow every season. The best thing about the big snow fall, is you don't have to make room for big crowds common to other B.C. ski resorts. With an abundance of natural terrain surrounding Whitewater, it is the lift accessed backcountry skiing that garners the mountain's legendary status amongst ski tourers and off-piste snowboarders. The high quality of snow and the legendary terrain offer guests an unforgettable winter adventure.
As with many communities in British Columbia, Nelson has experienced a real-estate boom. Over the last few years, real-estate prices have skyrocketed, putting ownership out of reach for less affluent residents. Nelsonites are proud of their community's "small town" feel, which has remained relatively free of the chain stores, franchises and strip-mall developments that are common in other towns of similar size. Despite this, there are a number of US mega-retailers operating in the city, including Wal-Mart, KFC, Quizno's and Subway. However, Nelson does not have a McDonald's. There has been a push for residents to buy from local businesses, as opposed to supporting large corporations.
For its geographic scale, the Central Kootenay region (in which Nelson is situated) has an uncommonly high number of organic farms, market gardens, and home gardens. Many Nelson residents grow decorative or food gardens (or both). The town has several outlets for natural foods, including a year-round co-op market.
Nelson is also an alternative lifestyles hot spot noted for its profitable (albeit unlawful) marijuana production, with The Guardian reporting that "Nelson was able to make the transition from a typical rural lumber town into a thriving arts and mountain sports hotbed, due in part to the wealth generated by marijuana growers. If one were to have spent the last three years in this idyllic mountain hamlet, the economic crisis would have been barely noticeable." Hemp clothes and cannabis-related products are sold in local stores.
We are a couple in our early 50's, with a teenage daughter. We are very peaceful and like to have dinner parties, and walk around town seeing the sights. Chris is an independent contract computer programmer, who works from home, and plays piano. Gina is quite social, and enjoys exercise and beaches. Evie is shy, enjoys hanging out with a friend, watching movies, and playing on her computer.