Owner Steve Mayer (bottom left) and the last crew of the White House are saying goodbye. The house was the original home of one of the captains of the Kootenay Lake paddle wheeler

Nelson lodge closes doors

The WhiteHouse Backpacker Lodge has sold and will re-open with a different use

The WhiteHouse Backpacker Lodge, one of Nelson’s award-winning hostels, closed for good at the beginning of November.

The building has sold and will re-open with a different use.

The WhiteHouse hosted more than 6,000 visitors to Nelson during its seven years of operation, many of whom stayed on to become permanent residents.