An alpine B&B at the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort

Gail and Lorne Knutson stand in front of the  duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, B&B@228 in Kimberley, B.C.

Gail and Lorne Knutson live in the upper level of the duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, [email protected] in Kimberley, B.C. — Rachelle Honeyman photo

The one-year-old bed and breakfast at the base of the ski hill in Kimberley may be just the fourth B&B in town.

That’s according to Lorne Knutson, co-owner with his wife, Gail, of B&[email protected]. And that helps explain why the couple, transplanted from Ontario, are so busy in their semi-retirement role as hosts of this alpine suite. While visiting family in the city, the couple abandoned plans to open a B&B on Salt Spring Island. “The more we were here, the more we fell in love with the place,” said Lorne.

The suite can sleep six and features all the standard amenities including a full kitchen, a gas fireplace and a hot tub.

Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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