Collage of images from the Bear Spring Eco Retreat

Bear Spring Eco Retreat

Sleep Under The Stars in Comfort
About the Retreat

Located in the West Kootenays, Bear Spring Eco Retreat offers novel canvas glamping accommodations. Nestled in the mountains with stunning river views, our property includes an event centre perfect for intimate concerts or weddings (opening summer 2022), a refreshing outdoor solar shower and edible food gardens. Our 300 acre property is perfect for urbanites seeking an outdoor experience immersed in nature without foregoing any of the comforts of home. Located just 12 minutes from the artist city of Nelson, we're close enough to town to order take-out yet, just far enough to gaze at the Milky Way. Our mostly off-grid, eco-friendly retreat offers modern luxuries including queen size beds and linens, solar lighting and a communal outdoor cooking area complete with dishes and utensils. All you need to bring is food. Enjoy nature walks, foraging, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and wild life viewing at or near our sustainable retreat.

We respectfully acknowledge that we live, gather and farm on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sinixt Peoples and many diverse indigenous persons, and we honour their ongoing presence on the Land.

Guest Suite

$265 Per Night (6 guests) 

Open year round. Our guest suite, with private entrance, features 3 bedrooms, including two bathrooms, a living area with kitchenette, private deck and BBQ. Furnished rooms feature queen beds, organic cotton linens, and vintage decor. 

Canvas Stargazer Tent

$165 Per Night

Canvas glamping tents are 13’ in diameter and 9' tall featuring romantic skylights for stargazing. Each furnished tent includes 1 queen bed, linens, solar lights, a flashlight, picnic table, communal cooking area and firepit. Sleeping mats for children available upon request.(prices subject to change).

Event Venue

$750 Per Day

A beautiful new venue for intimate weddings or gatherings. The venue features professionally designed interior, furnishings, landscaped lawns and garden, stage, dance floor, bar and outdoor kitchen with views of the river valley below. Electricity and toilets included.

The Property


Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains of West Kootenay, the retreat backs onto dense forests full of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking and skiing.

The Peony Farm

The property is already home to a thriving peony farm making the perfect location for an intimate wedding or gathering. The plants bloom in June but blooms can be stored for later use.

Booking for the 2022 Season
All the comforts of home, outside!

Reserve a romantic mountain getaway for $165 per night, 2 adults. Gaze at the stars from the comfort of your bed, enjoy stunning views of the river valley below and explore our forest trails.