Nestled amid the serene forest and on a private lake, our secluded cottage offers the best of nature. Our 300 hundred acre property backs onto extensive crown land reserve. Beaver Lake is clear and excellent for swimming. Surrounded by nature, you will embrace the state of relaxation and simple pleasures.
A paradise for bird watching with over 47 varieties cataloged by one of our guests including nesting Bald Eagles. We have unique Falcons and Hawks nesting along the ridge and are on the migratory path for several species including Swans and Pelicans. Enjoy chatting with our friendly Otters.
Wake up to the cry of the Loons on the lake and enjoy the peaceful sunsets with a BBQ on the porch, followed by roasting marshmallows on your own fire pit. Star gazers delight! The Milky Way is fabulously visible.
Enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming, canoeing and endless wilderness trails for horses, bikes, quads or hikes. Area wildlife includes moose, bear, fox, cougar and deer. Try your hand at panning for gold and precious stones at Quesnel Forks. Experience the unique climate of the valley, hot summer days and warm nights.
Our comfortable Farmhouse cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, outdoor seating and separate yard. Excellent setting for family gathering or a special romantic get-away. Pet friendly.
Horses welcome! we have pasture and endless trails to explore - you can also enjoy a bath in the lake with your horse!
The cottage is located adjacent to the lake. No neighboring cottages, no foot traffic.
We do have a second cottage, however we are pleased to say that it has been rented for the upcoming season.
No cell access in the valley. Phone and internet access available at the office upon special arrangements.
The Farmhouse Cottage retreat: Adjacent to the lake, this is a perfect setting for family vacations or re-unions. DVD/CD, PlayStation3, Wii, board games. Three bedrooms, sitting room, family room, one full bathroom with shower and bathtub. Outdoor seating and barbeque. Private yard and fire pit.
We can provide bed & breakfast or arrange special barbeque events. Or enjoy catching fresh fish for the fry pan!.
See also Epona website www.humanbeherd.com
Thea Fast - Epona Approved Instructor
We are a family that loves the outdoors and discovering special aspects of the natural environment. We get great enjoyment from sharing the wonders of our unique ecosystem with visitors. This rock we found is in a perfect sunny spot and is always warm to sit on rain or shine! Our favorite picnic site.
Michele and David purchased this cottage in 2009
We searched for years for a place where we could waterskii at any time, having gotten tired of the over crowded lakes. At first site, we knew this was the perfect place for us! There has been a huge amount of work to reclaim the old buildings, but the effort has been very rewarding.
The property was once orignally a cattle ranch and then became a fully operational Gold and Precious Metal mine. You will find many precious stones and fossils.
The neighbors in the valley are wonderful, always willing to lend a helping hand.
We have the serentiy and privacy we crave, yet we are close to the Big Lake community where there is a post office, library and store. We also can head up to Likely where they also have these but also a great little restaurant with the best fresh made Club House sandwiches you'll ever have!
Had an awesome time feeding Diya carrots and holding the baby bunnies. The lake was fantastic and as warm as a bathtub. The goats are also funny. Great view from the "Hillton" cabin. The "Farmhouse" cabin was very welcoming and comfortable.
Thanks for having us, best wishes,
PS.. thanks for letting use use your kayaks, canoe and wifi.
Visit a region of contrasts; rolling grasslands and dense forests; mountains; waterfalls that cascade into swift running rivers and green-blue lakes fed by mountain streams rich in fossil beds and precious stones. Beaver Valley Road is a short distance from Big Lake along the historic Gold Rush Trail on Likely Road. Experience the land of golden dreams and flower-filled meadows. Drive the original Gold Rush Wagon Road and experience the wonders of the area's ghost towns, historic sites, and abundant wildlife. Nearby Likely is situated on Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord type lake in North America and the only inland temperate rain forest in the World. Pan for gold in Quesnel Forks and visit the ghost town. Beaver Lake is a clear deep lake boasting Lake Char, Kokanee, Rainbow, and Eastern Brook Trout. The cabin is located on a large secluded private property that backs onto endless wilderness trails. Enjoy historic events like the world famous Williams Lake Stampede and Billy Barker Days as well as local festivals in Horsefly and Likely.
Other Activities: quadding, canoeing, bird watching, small animal petting.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest|
|Large Pet Fee||C$80|
Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit has been received
Deposit 15% advance to confirm booking, non-refundable
Payment for duration of stay payable upon check in
Damage Deposit of 10% may be required - refundable upon check out
eTransfer, Certified cheque or cash only - no credit cards
Rates are based upon double occupancy.
Children 12 and under no additional fee.
Additional adults and teen age children - $20 per person per night.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.