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Mermaid Lodge & Motel

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About Mermaid Lodge & Motel
Number of units: 10
Sleeps how many per unit? 2-6
Number of bathrooms per unit: 1

Clean, quiet and comfortable accommodation to suit all tastes, capable of sleeping 2-6 persons. Regardless of whether you choose a modest room in the historical lodge or modern motel accommodation in the newer complex, you will enjoy panoramic, balconied views of the Kootenay Lake and Purcell Mountains from all units and be conveniently located only 30 meters from the Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Caves.

Pets allowed! Mermaid Lodge & Motel is a pet-friendly lodging / accommodation in Ainsworth Hot Springs. Pets welcome Accommodations in Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada Pet-friendly Hotel/Motel in Ainsworth Hot Springs

The Mermaid is located next door to the famous hot springs pools and cave and a short 5 minute walk to the beach area, across the road. Ainsworth Hot Springs is set alongside the pristine Kootenay Lake amidst the Selkirk Mountain Range, is the oldest settlement on Kootenay Lake and has been soothing aches and pains with its 'healing waters' since the early 1800s. The historical Mermaid Lodge was built by Sheriff Henry Anderson in 1891 and is the oldest building on the Kootenay Lake, still in operation to this day. The motel kitchenette units were built in 1986 and recently renovated in 2006. Ainsworth Hot Springs is accessible by auto, airline or bus line. We are located in the southern interior of British Columbia, 30 miles form Nelson, BC and only 4 hours from Spokane Washington, USA.

Quick Facts - Mermaid Lodge & Motel

  • Access to beach
  • Children welcome
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet access

Pet Policy - Mermaid Lodge & Motel

Pets in residence. Guest pets: Pets are welcome at the Mermaid!

There are many walking trails to enjoy only minutes away from the motel, not to mention the lake and beach area across the road from the motel.

Pets are subject to additional pet charges of $10.00/night and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets, inside and outside.

Aggressive dogs should be kept on a leash while on motel grounds.

Important! Please mention your pet(s) when making an inquiry or reservation!

Services and Amenities - Mermaid Lodge & Motel
All the motel units are capable of sleeping 2-6 persons, have free satellite TV & Radio, complimentary in-room coffee makers and wireless internet access. All units also enjoy balconied views of the lake & mountains and self-contained washrooms with toilet, sink & shower. Kitchenettes are fully equipped with cooking and eating utensils, 4-burner range w/oven and refrigerator. Microwave Ovens can be rented. We have a New Outdoor Barbecue Deck beside the Gazebo/Jacuzzi Hot tub.

Attractions Near Mermaid Lodge & Motel
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 5 minute walk, across the road from the Motel, offering crystal clear waters for summer swimming and boating fun.

There are plenty of walking trails for you and your pet(s) to enjoy within a few meters of the motel.Pets are provided water and food dishes, doggy bags and treats upon check-in.

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.

The hot springs are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily and single or day passes can be purchased at the pool office.

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, the Glass House, and more! There are affordable Kayak, Boat and ATV rentals near by!

Rates - Mermaid Lodge & Motel
Rates are listed in Canadian dollars. Personal Currency Assistant. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Long term rates available. Weekly stays receive 10% discount of seasonal rates.

(S) $71-$85, (D) $78-$88, (T) $70-$88.
Additional persons: Child $8, Adult $8.
Pets: $8.00 ea./night

Please inquire about our special discount rates for: Seniors, AAA/CAA members, corporate travelers, and large groups.
We also have great Getaway Packages and Golf Packages with Kokanee Springs Golf Resort and Balfour Golf Club.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Money Order, Cash.

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Deposits and Cancellation Policy:

The first night deposit is required or a valid credit card to guarantee your reservations. Our cancellation policy is only 48 hours.

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Mermaid Lodge & Motel
Telephone: (250) 229-4969
Toll-Free: 1-888-229-4963
Fax: (250) 229-4969

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