Signs of Spring


Are you dreaming of spring and enjoying nature?  We spotted these little crocuses peeking their heads out of the ground, so spring is close!  There has been lots of snow this winter, and we are hoping it will soon disappear and we will be able to walk on the forest trails once again.

If you are thinking of coming for a vacation, now is the time to book.  The Studio Suite is open year-round.  The Camping Cabin will be opening up as soon as the snow piles have melted and the temperatures are warmer, hopefully in April.

Contact us if you would like to plan a getaway in either the Studio Suite or the Camping Cabin.

A new season begins!

Camping Cabin Serenity Views

With spring comes warmer temperatures, which means the Camping Cabin will soon be ready for use!  We are now in the process of preparing it for the summer season, by connecting the water lines and making it cozy inside.  The cabin will be ready for use by April 1st.    If you would like to book certain dates, or if you have any questions about the cabin, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We are looking forward to seeing new and past guests for both the Studio Suite (which is open year-round) and the Camping Cabin!

An Autumn Walk

October view of Arrow Lake

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery – “Anne of Green Gables”

The fall season is beautiful at Serenity Views.  After a busy summer, there is a sense of peacefulness in the air. A walk along the lakeshore reveals interesting rock structures – both natural and manmade!  The trees have many colours, and the larch trees will soon show their golden needles.

Stacked rocks on lakeshoreFall views on shoreline

On a Saturday in Nakusp

It is very beautiful and peaceful at Serenity Views, but venturing into the Village of Nakusp is also a great experience.  Here are some ideas for trip to town on a Saturday:

Nakusp Farmer's Market Sign

Each Saturday from May to October,  there is a Farmer’s Market, where you can find all sorts of crafts, jewellery, baking, plants, produce and even music. Down the road from the market, visit Home Grown Market and Juice Bar which features organic produce. There are several other interesting stores in Nakusp, mostly along the main street (Broadway), but taking the side streets will bring you to a chocolate shop, an art gallery, and other unique shops.

Home Grown Market

A trip to town must include a walk along the waterfront walkway where you can see all sorts of flowers in bloom. Grab a coffee from one of the coffee shops and enjoy the gorgeous views!  If you feel like taking a dip in the Arrow Lake, there is a beautiful sandy, public beach at the west end of the waterfront walkway.

Waterfront walkway in spring

The Nakusp Visitor Centre is also a great place to visit while in town, if you need maps and directions, and other ideas for activities!

Birds – Large and Small!

“In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”

(Quote by Robert Lynd)

Bald eagle at Serenity Views

Nakusp is home to many types of birds.  We are fortunate at Serenity Views to be able to observe large birds such as this Bald Eagle, as well as Ospreys and Golden Eagles, as they fly above the Arrow Lakes. Now that it is springtime, we also hear many different songbirds in the forest.  Within the last week, we have also seen the return of the beautiful hummingbirds!

For birdwatchers or simply lovers of nature, Serenity Views is the perfect place to visit!


Looking for a cabin in the woods?

Squirrel on birdhouseSpruce up your camping experience!  Our Camping Cabin is now open for the season. Temperatures may still be a bit cool in the evenings, but the wood stove keeps the cabin very cozy.  All firewood is supplied.  From the pathway by the cabin, take a short hike through the forest and down to the shores of the Arrow Lake, where you can have an undisturbed nature walk.

If you would like to stay in the rustic cabin, contact us for availability or any other details.


Looking forward to spring

Happy Spring!  As the days lengthen and begin to get warmer, we are looking forward to another season of welcoming guests to Serenity Views!

The Studio Suite has been open all winter, but the Camping Cabin was closed. The cabin will be once again be available for guests to use on March 30th.

Golden Eagle at Serenity Views

We had a special visitor this week – a magnificent Golden Eagle!  He sat in a tree on our property and surveyed the lake for quite awhile.  Our location on the Arrow Lake is ideal for viewing many types of wildlife and birds.  Hopefully our guests will be lucky enough to spot some during their stay at Serenity Views!


Happy New Year from Serenity Views!

Snowfall at Serenity Views
Happy New Year to our guests!  We are looking forward to another great year and hope to see some of our past guests, as well as new ones in 2015.  We feel so fortunate to be able to live in this beautiful area, and love to share it with others.

The year has started off with lots of snow!  Between January 4 and 6th, it snowed constantly – big, fluffy flakes – which left a total of about 2 feet or more on the ground.  Luckily, the temperature never dropped below -5 C, so it was quite comfortable as we shovelled outside!!

Check out these pictures from the big snowfall.

The local ski hill at Summit Lake is in full operation, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers are happy to see the snow. After a day of playing in the snow (or shovelling), it is always nice to go to the hot springs to warm up. Both Nakusp Hot Springs and Halcyon Hot Springs are open year-round.

We hope that 2015 brings you and your family a year of health and happiness.

Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn


Spring on the Waterfront Promenade

Tree in bloom on waterfront promenadeAfter a few days of rainy weather, Nakusp is now enjoying warm, sunny weather.  The hummingbirds have returned and flowers and trees are beginning to blossom.  One of the favorite activities of visitors and residents of Nakusp is to walk along the waterfront promenade – a one kilometre pathway stretching along the shoreline of the Upper Arrow Lake.  This paved pathway is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature.  There are trees, benches, several flower gardens, a recently installed stone sculpture, and even a peaceful Japanese garden to visit.

This walk may take a little longer than you plan for because the residents of Nakusp are friendly and enjoy visiting with everyone. A walk along the promenade is a “must-do” activity if you come to Serenity Views!


Good-bye Winter, Hello Spring!

After a winter with cooler temperatures than usual, we are excited about the signs of spring seen on the property of Serenity Views!  There is quite a lot of bird activity in the trees these days with sightings of Varied Thrush, Robins and Flickers. Bald Eagle at Serenity ViewsThis bald eagle was seen recently sitting on a perfect perch overlooking the lake.  We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the hummingbirds and ospreys!

Staying at Serenity Views gives our guests the opportunity to observe nature in many ways.  Whether you choose to hike along the shoreline of the lake, or on one of the many trails in the area, or just sit and relax on the deck of the Studio Suite or the Camping Cabin, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Using a canoe or kayak to cruise along the shoreline of the Arrow Lake is another great way to enjoy nature.  Bring your own, or rent one of our watercraft.

Our hope is that our guests have a relaxed, enjoyable holiday, and make the most of their time at Serenity Views and the beautiful Village of Nakusp.

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2350 – 15th Ave. N.W.
P.O. Box 963
Nakusp, British Columbia
Canada V0G 1R0
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