Hello! I am Maria Baula-Schuh, artist, dancer, traveller, adventurer, and the owner and host of Mistiso’s Place.
I moved to the gorgeous Nelson, BC area immediately after my honeymoon in 2000. My former husband and I fell in love with the funky, artistic vibe of the town, and shortly thereafter we acquired a darling Arts and Crafts home for his dental office. We converted most of the house into office suites, and turned one suite into a little apartment that we used whenever we stayed in town.
In 2001, I began renting out the apartment (now known as the Silverking Suite) as a short-term vacation rental, and Mistiso’s Place (miss-tee-so) was born. Mistiso’s Place has now been a Nelson, BC destination for over 16 years, and it has been an amazing experience to grow and nurture this business through so many changes in the industry.
The Mistiso’s Place Charm
I love being able to create and offer a place that is unique and special for each of my guests. Every suite has its own distinct style – an effect achieved over many years of personally painting, decorating, and furnishing each suite. We can accommodate a wide variety of groups, from solo travelers to young families and larger parties, and our guests can park off-street and simply stroll downtown or to the nearby beach.
The house itself was built in 1926, and earned Nelson’s “Heritage Building of the Year” award when it was refurbished in 2001. I love to incorporate unique images and decor I’ve seen during my travels into each room. Each suite reflects a touch of autumn’s warmth with deep golden and terra cotta accents, and I often bring back souvenirs from my trips abroad to decorate and give each space its own unique charm! Mistiso comes from the Spanish word “mestizo,” meaning “hybrid” or “mixed,” and Mistiso’s Place reflects that theme in its blend of cultures, color, and traditions.
A Unique Nelson, BC Experience
I love chatting with my guests, hearing about their adventures, and discovering what brought them to Nelson! My warm and friendly team of employees are also happy to give tips and personal recommendations based on our guests’ interests and our insider knowledge of Nelson. Making connections with others is one of my passions, and I am also very involved in the local dance community. Guests at Mistiso’s Place are often offered an opportunity to learn partner dancing, meet local dancers, and make new friends in a safe, fun environment.
I am also proud to announce that Mistiso’s Place has been recognized for its excellent accommodations and service by Tripadvisor every year since 2012, by HotelsCombined in 2017, and as a 2017 Airbnb Superhost. At Mistiso’s Place, we strive to provide a unique and memorable experience for each of our guests and we are honored to have received these prestigious awards.
Are you considering a Nelson, BC visit? We’d love to connect with you and help you plan the perfect trip. Contact us with any questions you might have! We are excited to be of service.