The Mermaid Lodge and Motel in Ainsworth Hot Springs B.C.
The Mermaid Lodge and Motel Ainsworth Hot Springs British Columbia Lodgings Accommodations
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Host: Marsha Gillies

Rooms: 6

Address: P.O. Box 1333, #3622 North Street, Ainsworth Hot Springs, B.C., Canada V0G 1A0

Telephone: Toll Free: 1 (888) 229-4963

Telephone/Fax: 1 (250) 229-4969

Nearby Attractions: Set alongside the pristine Kootenay Lake amidst the Selkirk Mountain Range, it is the oldest settlement on Kootenay Lake and has been soothing aches and pains with its 'healing waters' since the early l800s. The Kootenay Lake is a trophy fishing lake, 97 miles long and the longest inland lake in British Columbia, providing year-round fishing of the famous Gerrard Rainbow, Dolly-Varden, Kokanee Salmon, and Sturgeon, to name a few.

The beach is a short 3 minute walk, across the road from the Motel, offering crystal clear waters for summer swimming and boating fun. The Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Caves are unique to any other hot springs in the world, offering you panoramic views as you luxuriate in natural hot mineral POOLS, CAVES and HOT TUB  temperatures ranging from 97 degrees F to  115 degrees F. (and hotter!).

The invigorating Glacier Plunge, next to the caves and hot tub, provides you with an instant cool-down, before entering the larger outside Pool and Jacuzzi corner that have been cooled down to a comfortable 97 degrees F  for pleasurable year-round swimming. Some other activities are all nearby:

  • hiking & trophy fishing
  • golfing & boating
  • downhill and cross-country skiing
  • exploring Cody Caves
  • historic touring
  • horseback rentals
  • 45 minute free ferry
  • Glass House

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The Mermaid Lodge and Motel Ainsworth Hot Springs British Columbia

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General Information: The Mermaid Lodge and Motel in Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia offers you clean, quiet and comfortable accommodation, to suit all tastes. Regardless of whether you choose a modest room in the historical lodge or modern motel accommodation in the newer complex, you will enjoy:

  • panoramic views of the Kootenay Lake and Purcell Mountains from all units
  • convenience of location only 50 meters from the Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Caves

The Gillies family have continued to grow over the past 20 years, offering their guests clean, quiet comfort at reasonable prices, while enjoying what they call their "labour of love".

They continue to enhance and improve their facilities for the many friends and acquaintances they are privileged to welcome each year, to this area called the West Kootenays and The Mermaid Lodge & Motel.

The Lodge Lobby displays some of the very special hand-crafted gifts their guests have bestowed upon them over the years, including the following hand painted water colour, painted by Spokane artist, Steve Kensock, in 1986, followed by the magnificent poem written by Poet, Michael Kiefel, both artists visiting from Washington, USA.

History and mystery abound at "The Mermaid", presently the oldest building on the Kootenay Lake still in operation to this day, and appears to be destined to receive guests for many more years to come.

Payment Accepted: Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners.

Rooms & Rates: (Prices quoted in Canadian Dollars)

$57-88/night

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