SERENE PRIVATE LAKE WITH EXTENSIVE WILDERNESS TRAILS IN THE GOLD RUSH HEARTLAND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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SERENE PRIVATE LAKE WITH EXTENSIVE WILDERNESS TRAILS IN THE GOLD RUSH HEARTLAND

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2 cottages - full kitchens, 3 bedrooms, full bathrooms, lots of family space!

Nestled amid the serene forest and on a private lake, our two secluded cottages offer the best of nature. Our 300 hundred acre property backs onto extensive crown land reserve. Our 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 including nesting Bald Eagles and enjoy chatting with our friendly Otters. We have unique Falcons and Hawks nesting along the ridge.

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. Moose, bear, cougar and deer right at your door. 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.

Each cabin has its own separate yard and are far away from each other. The comfortable cottages have fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, outdoor seating. 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!

One cottage is located adjacent the lake and the other is high up on the hillside. No neighboring cottages, no foot traffic.

No cell access in the valley. Phone and internet access available at the office.

Cottage 1 - Farmhouse Cottage retreat: Adjacent to the lake, this is a perfect setting for family vacations or re-unions. DVD/CD, PlayStation3, Wii, board games. Dishwasher. Three bedrooms, sitting room, family room, one full bathroom with shower and bathtub. Outdoor seating and barbeque. Private yard and fire pit.

Cottage 2 - the 'Hillton' This cottage is high on the hillside in a very private setting. Screened porch. Dishwasher, DVD/Playstation2, Wii, board games outdoor seating and barbeque. Three bedrooms, fourth combination sitting room/bedroom and two bathrooms, 1 with shower and other with bathtub. Fire pit overlooking the valley and beautiful sunsets.

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

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Had a great time! Quiet, peaceful and serene. Enjoyed Kayaking and walking. We saw a bear, deers and bald eagles. Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Michele

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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 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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

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Serene private lake with extensive wilderness trails in the Gold Rush heartland
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Serene private lake with extensive wilderness trails in the Gold Rush heartland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389674
+1 250 243 2384
Cariboo British Columbia Mountains
5

EASE AND PEACE!

  • 5 of 5
The owners are most accommodating! The house is lovely and welcoming. There's an outdoor sitting area and the view of the lake is lovely. It's so quiet and secluded yet the family is nearby on the property so respond with alacrity to all reasonable requests. The swimming is great, albeit not so much come November. Lots of wildlife all around, fox tracks on the deck one morning! We've used this cabin many times and will continue to do so in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene private lake with extensive wilderness trails in the Gold Rush heartland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389674
+1 250 243 2384
Cariboo British Columbia Mountains
5

RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to the cottage and I can not think of anywhere else I would rather be to sit back and relax. Hoping to get another few days before the winter
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Serene private lake with extensive wilderness trails in the Gold Rush heartland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389674
+1 250 243 2384
Cariboo British Columbia Mountains
5

SERENITY

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic place to stay. We wanted to get away from it all and this was it.
It is the best location I have been to for peace and quiet just as advertised. The cottage is lovely, just like a home from home and was spotlessly clean.
The lake is awesome and plenty of fish to catch. Looking forward to going again.
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to wind down and relax.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacqui for your wonderful comments and posting this review! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. For you next visit, we have a few new little touches planned. Looking forward to seeing you in August, Cheers and again, many thanks, Michele
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Williams Lake
Car: necessary

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, Eastern Brook Trout. The cabins are 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.

Other Activities: quadding, canoeing, bird watching

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Availability & Rates

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Cariboo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$150
From
C$165
Fri,Sat
C$980
C$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$80
Pet Fee C$50
Large Pet Fee C$80
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 - $30 per person per night.
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit has been received
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Amenities

Cariboo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • ISDN Access
  • Backpack
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Living Room
  • Study Room
  • Living Area
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Soft quality towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Upstairs 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Comfortable, cozy, cottage style bedrooms. All bedding provided including pillows, sheets, comforters. Folding playpen available that can be used as a crib.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • water tubing
Notes:
Big Lake is 15 mins away and has convenience store, liquor, pub, gas station, restaurant, library. Special services are available if you want us to provide breakfast, stock the cottage with groceries or cater dinner or barbeque.
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