Nelson BC is a town not known to many outside of British Columbia, but for those that do know it’s a great place to come and explore. Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson has long been a great place for year round outdoor activities although I must say a week long winter escape here is what I’d recommend. If untouched mountain powder accessed only by helicopter is your kind of thing then you can skip Whistler or Revelstoke.
The downtown core has also always been a hub of culture and warmth that only seems to be growing and growing over the past decade. I spent a couple weeks here a while back and quickly found myself at home in and around town. Not only that, the food and art scene here is as vibrant as ever and here’s always something to do. Now there’s also somewhere that matches that vibe to stay during your visit right in the heart of the city.
Say hello to the elegant Tremont Loft, located on the top floor of a fabulous 1899 character building in Nelson offering historic luxury. A miner’s hotel in the 1890s, The Tremont Loft was completely rebuilt in 2016 and features exposed brick walls, 10.5-foot ceilings, refinished historic fir floors, elegant bath fixtures, chef’s kitchen, fireplace, views of Baker Street and the mountains beyond and an enlightening private courtyard. To call this a sophisticated, luxury suite for the stylish and discerning traveler would be something of a gross understatement.
The space accommodates four comfortably and offers two bathrooms, two bedrooms and two beds, while boasting wireless Internet, free parking on premises, air conditioning, TV, heating, hangers, iron and hair dryer, to list just some of The Tremont Loft’s amenities. Additionally, this impressive historic loft apartment in Airbnb’s property roster features 1,400 square-feet of room, dual King size beds (one with windows looking into the courtyard below), closets, dual bathrooms with heated floors and beautiful showers (one with soaker tub), chef’s kitchen with six-burner gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and more.
The aforementioned outdoor and completely private courtyard boasts historic brick walls and cedar decking, and in the warmer months is outfitted with patio furniture and a barbecue, enabling guests to catch some sun, sit with a drink and a book or just gaze at the nighttime stars.
The Loft is situated above the award-winning Cartolina retail shop and offers a private entrance with stairs accessible from the sidewalk on Baker Street. What’s more, the space is extremely quiet, especially given its location in the heart of historic Nelson, an area that offers walking distance to wonderful cafes, restaurants, bars, dry cleaners, pharmacies, grocery stores and retail shops. Meanwhile, Baker Street itself offers four blocks of beautiful historic buildings and heritage-rich design elements, regularly bustling with a local crowd that’s friendly and energetic.
Among its bevvy of draws and benefits, The Tremont Loft, unlike a traditional hotel, doesn’t have adjoining rooms or common hallways – so the specter of constant interruption or rude co-inhabitants doesn’t exist. Further, the bedrooms were purpose-built with quiet and comfort in mind, isolated from any adjoining buildings at the rear of the Loft away from Baker Street. The walls have also been individually soundproofed with mineral wool “safe n sound” insulation, providing an extra layer of cozy peace and quiet.
Finishing off the Tremont Loft experience is a SONOS sound system that guests can control through their phone or iPad, along with a 50-inch television with sound bar, cable service and Netflix availability for cinema nights. There’s no better way to enjoy yourself here…