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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


This amazing 2600 sqft carriage house was designed as a guest rental with all the amenities and comforts of home. No detail has been missed. A large family of 10 or group of friends can enjoy this home which boasts 2 king bedrooms and two bedrooms each with two single beds and one double and single bedroom. The lower level which contains two single beds and a king size bed is an open concept design separated by a very spacious bathroom and sliding doors. This area is great for kids it even has an Xbox and large TV. Therebare two bathrooms with all the necessary amenities. No need to bring any toiletries. Even soap, shampoo and conditioner is provided.

As for the fully equipped kitchen, only bring your groceries. This amazingly spacious kitchen has EVERYTHING you need to make meals. Right down to a crock pot. Coffee, Teas, Sugar, Spices, Garbage Bags, Paper Towel ect... is provided.

Now for the view from the lanai, Majestic and stunning is what you'll say.

All guests have use of the two different fire pits on the property as well as our resident dog Dawson if you want to take a walk or go hiking.

Free WIFI, 4 satellite TVs and hot tub round out the list of great amenities.

Sounds to good to be true, well it's not. Booking your getaway here will be unforgettable.

This was always my dream, to provide world class accommodation for people to enjoy.


More Details

Jo-Anne Takala
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Jo-Anne Takala

John, Jo-Anne and son Eric Takala welcome you to our 160 acre piece of paradise located in the east Kootenays of the Canadian Rockies. John and Joanne have always dreamed of providing world class accommodations to visitors from around the world. Now we have.

Jo-Anne Takala purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Jo-Anne Takala chose Wardner

This 160 acre piece of heaven is for you to explore and enjoy. Only Minutes to Golfing, Skiing, Fishing, Biking....anything you want to do in the Rocky Mountains.

Note: this home is located in the same yard as our home. but you still have privacy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Private beautiful and spacious 2600 sqft. vacation home. And a campsite big enough for groups is also available to rent or use. Once again all the amenities needed for a private campsite are provided.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Wardner

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large Bathroom with a double vanity
  • Large Walk In Shower with all needed amenities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Open concept room with a patio door and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom with a majestic view of the mountains & TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , In the living room with Satelite TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Satelite TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Open concept room with
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Dancing with the deer

  • 5 of 5

The property is peaceful and quiet. Surrounded by forest but a large cleared yard to walk around with dog. Plenty of patios to relax on and enjoy the fresh air. Also went for walks through the nearby forest and hills. Lots of deer prancing around, which gave the dog some fun. The carriage house is spacious and well stocked with amenities. Unfortunately smoke precluded the mountains view, but enjoyed side trips to Jaffray for golf, Cranbrook and Fort Steele. The owners and their dog were very friendly and welcoming. Many thx to Jo-Anne and John

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation in God's Country

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed vacationing with extended family at the Takala's property. Nice to see all the wildlife even when we were making noise on the mountain trails. Great mix of relaxing, quiet evenings by the backyard fire and having a great time on dirtbikes and quad during the day. Jo-Anne, you guys have done an awesome job with your acreage, hope to come back again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Johnson Experience June 2018

  • 5 of 5

What superlatives could I use to describe our stay at the Tamarack Hills vacation rental? Wonderful, excellent, luxurious or first rate In a word the facility and its location proved to be awesome in every way. Jo-Anne was a perfect host, for whom nothing was too much trouble.

The locale proved exactly what was needed for our family gathering.

A rating of five out of five seems low, a 6 might better describe our experience.

The cost of our rental was just right for our week stay for the seven of us.

None of us wouldn't for a minute hesitate to highly recommend a stay at "Tamarack Hills".

A really big thank you to Jo-Anne Takala from the Johnson's 2018 Retreat “The Road Less Traveled”

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property with tons of space to enjoy! Very comfortable for 2 families with kids to relax & unwind. Perfect distance between Fernie & Kimberley so we could ski at both hills.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had the most amazing family getaway in such beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been more peaceful. We had all the comforts of home and beyond. This was a great way to spend our Easter holiday with our family. The cabin was everything we could have hoped for and more! The area was great for walking and hiking and the scenery and wildlife was amazing. We would recommend this property to anyone and we cannot wait to come here again. Thank you so much Jo-Anne for your kindness and ensuring we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a VRBO rental, and it was so wonderful. If you want a beautiful secluded place with lots of areas to explore, this is it. We had 3 small children with us and 6 adults, and all slept comfortable in cozy beds and plenty of room. Jo-Anne and John were warm hosts and have put a lot of thought into this house. We would love to come back in the summer and see what the property looks like when everything is green, but a winter wonderland it truly is.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Canadian Rockies International Airport - Cranbrook
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Bull River Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
10 in area - Willowbend Golf in Jaffray
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Highway 3/93
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
First Perk in Jaffray
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Fernie Alpine Resort & Kimberley Alpine Resort
Car: necessary

Family fun within minutes at the Bull River Fish Pond. Children can learn to fish with local guides in a fresh water pond. All equipment provided.

Fort Steele heritage town, a must see for all ages.

2 World famous ski resorts 50 minutes from your home.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Wardner

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.72
Pet Fee AU$15.94
Housecleaning AU$79.68

14 Day Cancellation Policy. All Guests must sign Registration Card upon Check-in. All Damages and any extensive cleaning ie. due to MISSUSE of our property will result in NO REFUND of your Damage Protection charge. All terms are on the Registration card.
Check out is 11:00 am Check in is 4:00pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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