The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day of hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. The Ktunaxa First Nations peoples embraced the nupika wu’u, or hot mineral waters, for their healing and rejuvenating powers and Ainsworth Hot Springs has been welcoming guests since the 1930s.
Open 365 days a year, Halcyon is home to some of the most restorative hot spring waters you will find in North America. General Frederick Burnham, who owned the “Halcyon Sanitarium” until 1955 believed these waters should be shared with the world. We hold the same philosophy, along with a dream to create a village where everyone is welcome to relax and enjoy the healing waters of Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia.
A perfect year-round vacation spot! Perched on a rocky bluff above Upper Arrow Lake, the Hot Springs Cottage offers panoramic lake views, and breath-taking vistas of Mount Odin and the surrounding peaks. Enjoy the hot springs water from the renowned Halcyon Hot Springs (with its lithium content) in your own private above ground swimming pool, and hot tub. Enjoy cooking, dining, and relaxing in the open concept kitchen, dining room, and living room. Satellite TV, a DVD player with movie selections, some books and games are available for your entertainment. 2 + 1 bedrooms (see rates), full bath, en suite; sleeps 6 comfortably (up to 8 in total). No pet policy! Located close to Halcyon Hot Springs resort (with public pools, spa, and restaurant), and 34 km to Nakusp with shopping, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Revelstoke, approximately 1.5 hours away, also offers shopping, restaurants, and is known for excellent skiing, heli skiing and snow mobilling. Surrounding areas provide many hiking and fishing opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. You may find, though, that you never want to leave the cottage, as it truly provides a year-round relaxing experience all on its own! It has been called a “hidden gem.” Families welcome. Not suitable for very young children, but a perfect place to connect as a family. No parties please. Year round weekly special. Book seven days for the price of six!
For over a century hot springs enthusiasts have sought out the Nakusp Hot Springs to soak away stress, invigorate energy and re- store inner balance while enjoying the healing mineral water. The Nakusp Hot Springs has a warm welcome for those who have yet to experience this rare gem, and a warm spot in the hearts of those who have been here before.
Relax in our spacious creekside RV and tenting campground, or one of the comfy Cedar Chalets, just steps away from the hot spring pools. Be sure to make your reservations early as it’s a hot spot for camping.
Formerly known as Hotsprings Escape (1 km from Halycon Hot Springs)
Treat yourself and soak in private hotsprings, your own oasis with a view. Two rentals to choose from. Have a large gathering? book them both. Please check our website for details on how to get here… From there!
Our hot springs water comes from a natural spring in the mountain above the cottage and chalet.
It is directly piped from the mountain springs into our hot tubs which means it is 100% natural hot spring water always refreshed with no chlorine to give you all the benefits of a hot spring can offer. Hotsprings benefits your health, skin and is a natural exfoliate for your skin because of the minerals.