About Us

About Your Host

Maria Baula-Schuh is a passionate artist, traveler, lover of dance, and adventure.

Back in 2000, when Maria first visited Nelson, the funky, artistic vibes of the community embraced her soul, and she’s been in love with the town ever since.

Over the years, Maria with the help of her previous husband, Peter, transformed this charming 20th-century heritage building into the eclectic, vibrant “Mistiso’s Place” you see today.

Slowly, with attention to detail and extensive renovations, each suite was developed, while the dental office has continued to remain in operation on the main floor of the building.

Maria loves to incorporate unique images and decor she’s collected from around the world, blending cultures, colours, and traditions in every room she designed.

Each suite reflects a touch of autumn’s warmth with rich golden and terra cotta accents to enhance the sense of playfulness, creativity, and joy.

The word Mistiso (mist-tee-so) comes from the Spanish word “mestizo,” which translates into “hybrid’; a person of mixed ancestry, reflecting the theme found within Maria’s eclectic establishment.

One of the many highlights Maria experiences running this exciting hospitality home is the connection she makes with her guests. She loves to hear about what attracts them to Nelson and what they discover amongst their adventures in the Koots!

As an added bonus guests are also offered an opportunity to learn partner dancing and connect with Nelson’s thriving dance scene. Be sure to let Maria know if you’re interested to check out the local dance scene!

Mistiso’s employees are conscientious and committed workers, cheerful, friendly, and happy to give tips and personal recommendations based both on the guest’s interest and our insider knowledge of the town.

If you are considering a visit to Nelson, we would love to connect with you to help you plan the perfect trip.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  It is our delight to be of service!