Bed & Breakfast in Grand
In the southern interior of British Columbia is the peaceful
small town of Grand Forks (see map).
Natasha's Russian Guesthouse is located on the edge of Grand
Forks, in a secluded peaceful rural area, surrounded by wildlife
and close to the Kettle River.
The Guesthouse offers something different in the way of accommodation.
From the food to the decor, to Natasha's accent, a stay at
the Guesthouse is a Russian cultural experience.
People like to refer to her property as a Russian village.
Amongst the outbuildings there is a banya (a Russian sauna)
heated with firewood. Yes, you can even chop your own firewood!
Natasha has a beautiful flower garden where birds sing their
hearts out. She also has an organic vegetable garden, which
supplies much of the food for the meals, which are a unique
blend of Canadian and Russian cooking.
For pure relaxation, you will find hammocks, lawn furniture
and a gazebo.
A five minute walk from the Guesthouse is a sandy beach on
the beautiful meandering Kettle River. Christina Lake, the
warmest tree-lined lake in BC is only a 15 minute drive. There
you can enjoy the sandy beaches, rainbow trout and spawning
salmon. The tranquil beauty of the lake attracts tourists
from all over the world.
Natasha's Guesthouse has an interesting history. It was originally
built as a service station for the trains that used to pass
through the Kettle River Valley. There has been a lot of restorations
and renovations utilizing reclaimed timber and other non-synthetic
materials to preserve original appearance and heritage of
the main house and the outbuildings.
At the Guesthouse, we like to interact with our guests. If
you want to explore the Grand Forks / Christina Lake area
(see info under local attractions),
we can tell you about the local areas of interest and direct
you to specific destinations that suits your time frame, interests
and abilities. We can help you put together an itinerary that
will keep you busy for days!
We would be happy to share information regarding local history,
to tell you how to get to a secret swimming hole, where to
buy local fruit and vegetables directly from growers.
Also, upon request we can prepare a variety of Russian dishes
ahead of the time and have it ready for your convenience for
the time of your arrival.
During the growing season we happily share fresh produce from
our own garden with our guests.