Misty River Lodge, this cozy place, offers both hostel- and lodge-like amenities depending on your budget and preferences; it's located in the beautiful, less touristy area of the British Columbia Kootenay Rockies.
The location is within close proximity to the main attraction of the town, which is the hot springs of Radium Village. The hot springs itself can be quite crowded at certain times. The hostel/lodge is located near a busy road on a hilltop, so during peak season, you may hear cars, people, and animals but during low season, it's as silent as being in the wilderness.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms includes dorm-style units holding five or six beds, family rooms, or private/double rooms. Private/double and family rooms offers en suite kitchen, eating area, and washrooms. These rooms are located on the left side of the building, further away from the reception and common areas. The rooms are not modern, as they resemble lodge-style living in the mountains, but they are sufficient and clean. The beds are comfortable and sheets are clean. Each dormitory room has its own washroom and shower and includes pillows, sheets, and cases.
The washroom in the Whitetail suite is a little small, but is sufficient for the suggested occupancy of three individuals. The toilet at the time had a weak flush but the water pressure and temperature are fine. The room is quite small, so the third bed is right by the kitchen. There is a TV in the room and good Wi-Fi reception is reached from this suite. The kitchen has a mini fridge, two stovetop burners for cooking, microwave, pots, pans, and cutlery for cooking/eating.
The common spaces includes a nice patio area with tables and a barbeque overlooking the mountains. The common living room and kitchen is quite small, as there are only two or three dormitory rooms and the rest with en suite amenities. Continental breakfast could be included for fee.
Overall, this stay adds a touch of comfort and coziness in a small village by the mountains and a hot spring for a good budget price. The hosts are helpful and kind and there is plenty of parking available.