LOGHOUSE LODGE WITH GLACIER VIEW AND PRIVATE NATURAL SWIMMING POND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LOGHOUSE LODGE WITH GLACIER VIEW AND PRIVATE NATURAL SWIMMING POND

Squamish Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 BR + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If you want privacy, serenity, a private natural swimming pond, and an awe-inspiring view of a glacier, then you will feel right at home at this log house in the picturesque Squamish River valley. The Squamish River valley is off the beaten path between Vancouver and Whistler, with only about one hour to Vancouver and 45 minutes to Whistler. The valley is a broad, sunny oasis of lush cottonwood and alders in the flat valley bottom surrounded by steep slopes covered by ancient cedar, hemlock and fir. The mountains precipitously rise over 8000 feet to culminate in snow and ice-clad peaks of the Tantalus Range.

The cabin is nestled on a high terrace on five private tree covered acres. Depending on the season your arrive at the log house you will encounter a plethora of colorful ornamental trees, flowering magnolias, roses, lavenders, Japanese maples in beautiful oranges and reds, Persian perogias, beeches and many other tree species. The large surround deck features a pergola in which you can hoist a hammock and swing yourself to sleep in the lull of a nearby waterfall.

In 2013 we built a natural swimming pond and regeneration pond. This technology that has been developed in Europe uses natural filtration in which water is circulated through a volcanic filter substrate and then pumped back into the swimming pond via a 2 m high waterfall. Both ponds are surrounded by some 200 water plants which provide further water quality improvements. There are no chemicals in the water and it thus feels like swimming in a mountain lake. It also requires a minimum of maintenance.

The log house has 3 bedrooms total, an upstairs loft and two downstairs with two bathrooms. There is a wood burning sauna in its own separate log cabin. Unlike many log homes, this one has been designed to let a maximum of light filter into the cozy wood interior with 4 skylights, large picture windows and oversized tilt and turn windows in all four directions. You can heat the house with baseboard heaters, or better yet, by lighting a fire in an Austrian style ornamental tile fireplace. In 2012 we installed a floor heating system. Water is heated up in the fireplace in a heat exchanger. Once a critical temperature is reached, the water is pumped underground through insulated Pex pipes. When you have the fireplace roaring, you'll eventually hear a creaking and that means toasty toes.

The cabin is child-friendly though children will have to be supervised when playing outside because of bears (black bears), and cougars (never seen one but they exist), plus there are large boulders that are not to be climbed by children.

As of March 2013 there is a 12 m x 5 m fenced-in unheated natural swimming pool (no chemicals). A small play cabin is located in front of the house for 1-5 year olds and by March 2011 there will also be a tree house 7 feet above the ground.

Besides simply relaxing you have the entire spectrum outdoor activities at your feet. You can hike to a beautiful waterfall, some 8 km up valley, swim in Alice Lake while gazing at the Mount Garibaldi volcano. A 20 minute drive will bring you to the Squamish Chief, Canada's foremost rock climbing Mecca, or you can kite surf in Howe Sound known for its never ending winds. You can ride your mountain bike on the vast trail system that Squamish has to offer from beginner to extreme. A 40 minute drive will bring you to Callaghan valley, the cross-country and biathlon centre for Whistler. Another 10 minutes will bring you to the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, where you can enjoy skiing from November until June. If you prefer canoeing, you can start right in Pillchuck Creek which borders the property and paddle a romantic creek to the broad meandering Squamish River that winds its way through untouched wilderness towards the ocean. Or go wild water rafting or kayaking on the wild Ashlu and Elaho Rivers. For anglers, the Squamish and Mamquam Rivers are famous for their salmon runs, with hundreds of bald eagles amassing in the fall to get their share of the protein.

A fifteen minute drive will get you to Brackendale where you can buy groceries or enjoy a hearty meal in a restaurant. Whatever your hearts delight, you will be sure to find it here.

Keywords: Lodge, Wilderness Resort, Finca, Casa De Campana, Blockhaus, Blockhuette, Cabin

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Together with my wife and daughter we live in Vancouver. Over the course of 5 years we mostly built the log house ourselves, starting with clearing the lot, then built the wood shed, then the sauna. I work as a geoscientist for a Vancouver consulting firm. My wife is a financial planner.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

This property I stumbled across when doing a rock fall hazard assessment for the original owner of the quarter section. Despite it having been densely forested, I knew that I wanted this place. The scenery is divine and the tranquility is amazing. Glacierized mountains rising steeply almost 9000 foot (2700 m) from the valley bottom, bald eagles, salmon, black bears, hiking, rafting on the local rivers make this a very special place only an hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver.

The five acres allow one to roam freely and to hang out on the porch without been seen by neighbors. There is a creek on the western perimeter of the lot that leads into Squamish River. Salmon can be observed in the fall as well as abundant bald eagles during salmon season. Turkey vultures circle during the summer. You can back country ski right from the property up Mount Cloudburst, come back and enjoy the wood-burning sauna. Jumping in the snow and nobody but the odd bird will watch you. There are plumb trees, apple trees, and cherry trees on the property, help yourself if you feel like it. Hiking trails are nearby and you can test your strength biking up a steep gravel road right behind the house. As of April 2013, an eco swimming pond, roughly 20 m long and 12 m wide awaits those of you who like to swim in water without addition of any chemicals. This pond has been constructed by a German pond-maker. It is naturally cleaned by an intrictate filtration system and through the bacterial action of a large variety of water plants in the regeneration pond that borders the swimming pond.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
5

Great family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
I recently spent just over a week at Monica's Loghouse Lodge with my wife, two kids (6 months and 2 1/2 years) and my parents. This is a phenomenal location with great views of glaciers from the back deck hammock as well as a much needed swimming pool (the early part of our stay had temperatures in the mid-high 30's). It was exactly the kind of break that we were looking for. Close enough to Vancouver that we didn't have to take extra vacation days to get there, but far enough removed that there is spotty cell access and you are truly disconnected. Monica was very helpful both prior to our trip (making sure she accommodated our young children) and while we were there (questions about garbage removal, etc). Overall the whole experience from booking, to arriving and enjoying our stay was very personal and welcoming. If you are looking for a place that's a true getaway I highly recommend Monica's Loghouse Lodge.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Colorado
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in this beautiful, quiet, and private cabin. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxed and beautiful place to stay. The owners were extremely helpful and answered all questions we had along the way. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook ourselves delicious dinners and the view can't be beat! A great place to stay for a family or for a romantic getaway - wish we could go back!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Vancouver, BC
5

Beautiful retreat in Squamish Valley

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 6 spent 3 nights around New Year's Eve at this great property in Squamish. The house itself is a beautiful, chalet-style place, and we particularly enjoyed the fireplace and the fabulous views of Tantalus from the back deck. For us the highlight of our stay was the wood burning sauna; what a great way to ring in the new year! The property is located nearby the Squamish river and mountains, and we made daily hikes around the area, which was great. The kitchen was well stocked too, and the owners were friendly and made it easy to organize our stay.

Thanks Monica and Matthias; we'll definitely plan to return next year!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Port Moody, BC
5

Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We went with 6 adults, a toddler and a newborn, and found that every convenience was at our fingertips. From the well-stocked toybox to the coffee grinder and espresso maker, it was easy living all weekend. The cabin is beautifully built, and the view is breath-taking. We will be coming back again!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Vancouver, BC
5

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This lodge was the perfect getaway! All the wood inside was absolutely amazing and made for a warm and cozy atmosphere. The lodge was well-equipped and had everything we needed. We loved the fireplace and the spacious loft bedroom. The views of the mountains and forest valley were spectacular. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to going back. We would highly recommend this wonderful lodge and location for a relaxing retreat.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Loghouse Lodge with Glacier View and Private Natural Swimming Pond
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Squamish British Columbia Mountains
Seattle, WA
5

Ideal Location for Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time there. Rich of wild life and isolated from everything. One of us actually spotted a bear on the property. You get a spectacular mountain view from the deck. Owner were super nice to deal with.

Highly recommend for those who want get away from the city and enjoy nature.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Squamish Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$390
C$2,457
 
 
Low Season Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,016
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 - Jan 2
2 night minimum stay
C$420
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,200
 
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Amenities

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Squamish Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hiking
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