1940'S MINER'S COTTAGE IN HISTORIC WELLS.

Dave Jorgenson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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1940'S MINER'S COTTAGE IN HISTORIC WELLS.

Wells Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8

The newest and oldest accommodation in Wells. The Mountain Thyme Getaway is a restored 1 and 1/2 story wooden clap-board house typical of the mine workers of the 1930s and 40s. Relaxing atmosphere, Cozy rooms, simple-world charm, comfy furniture, modern baths, DVD players and LP turntable, WiFi, and other conveniences for the modern traveler. Across from the 'Best Cafe' in the entire Central Interior, and within walking distance of everywhere, including theaters, art galleries and stores. Balcony view of Mountains and Meadows. 6 minutes from Barkerville, and 25 minutes from Bowron Lakes.

Upstairs is a master bedroom and landing with pullout twins as well as a deep soaker tub. Downstairs is a large side room with two entrances, and a double and two twin beds. It has its own bathroom with shower and an outside door to the deck. The main area reflects the historical era of the 1940's with furniture, photographs and even an operating phonograph. Hidden, but available, are DVD players, an LCD TV and WiFi services. The kitchen has all the necessities from microwaves and coffee machines to grills, fridge and a BBQ.

The elevated front deck commands the street and the valley, while the private back deck even boasts a dog-house and fenced area for pets.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dave Jorgenson

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We've lived and loved Wells since the last century! We came here for the outdoor life and started an outdoor adventure business and a cafe. We've since expanded to own a gift store and now, recently converted this building into a guesthouse(summer of 2013). We love tramping and skiing in the mountains and lakes, and our passion is evident in everything we touch. Our ski tours have been featured in a variety of outdoor and travel magazines including Westworld, BC Magazine, and Air Canada's Enroute Magazine. Our Cafe has won numerous awards including Best Cafe in Northern BC, and our Gift Store has been called one of the most unique stores in the Cariboo! Expect Mountain Thyme to give you the same.

We think Wells is one of the most touching and unique places in British Columbia. It's a tiny town with more power and culture than places 100 times larger. We love being part of it.

Dave Jorgenson purchased this bungalow in 2010

We made the Mountain Thyme what it is because we're so proud of the working man's history of our area, and the heritage value of our architecture. It has been a labour of love to restore it to its simple structure, and celebrate its location and value.

Mountain Thyme is a beautiful wildflower, that grows in alpine areas, and it's also a play on the word 'time'. You can't help feeling like you're on a holiday, or 'Mountain Time' when stay here, and also, this building and the entire community of Wells is like a wild mountain flower discovered on a ramble. You will feel the magic of Wells, as soon as you step into the Mountain Thyme. On the living room wall is an old photograph from 1898 showing our valley from that time, and as you look out the window you see the connection with the space, and also the changes and growth that have come and gone like seasons in our community.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Quesnel, BC
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Quesnel
Nearest Motorway
Highway 26
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Wendle Lake Provincial Park
Nearest Barpub
The Bear's Paw Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Troll Mountain Resort
Nearest Restaurant
The Bear's Paw Cafe
Car: recommended

Experience the Gold! Barkerville, in 1862, was the home to BC's largest gold rush, which led to our incorporation in Canada. It has over 120 buildings, live interpretation, operating period mercantile, guided tours and displays. It is a BC Heritage site, a National Historic Site of Canada and contains two additional National Historic Monuments.

Wells, in 1933, became the largest town in BC north of Hope, with 4,000 people, all night grocery stores, 3 bars 5 churches, a giant community hall and even a train station office. Fred Wells wanted a prosperous town with a community spirit, and his goal live on today. With only 280 full-time residents, Wells is dominated by tourism and gold mining still. In the summer, there are two operating live theaters, constant concerts in other venues, and one of Canada's 10 best Music Festivals (Artswells). In addition, there are a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries, and our historically unique architecture is proudly maintained in the colorful residents preserved from the original mining construction.

Wells is also the gateway to 100's of km of trails, mountains, and canoe routes. It has an extensive hiking and Mountain Biking system, ATV and snowmobile trails, and the scenic Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, a one week canoe trip, rated one of the 10 best canoe trips in the world.

Summer offers endless entertainment and cultural opportunities in a community set in a remote mountain valley, with some of the best large wildlife viewing opportunities in North America.

Winter offers some of the deepest and driest snow in Canada, unlimited groomed and off-piste trail riding for snowmobiles, and every type of skier or snow-shoer.

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Availability & Rates

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Wells Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring half house
May 3 2014 - Jul 18 2014
1 night minimum stay
C$ 180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$ 25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$ 25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$ 250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$ 25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$200.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes WINTER USE FEE: One-time $70 surcharge plus tax. In the winter we add a single plowing, heating and shovelling fee for our additional expenses. Note that this fee will be added to the quote that you receive from VRBO for bookings between December 1 and May 15.
SPRING WHOLE HOUSE FEE OFFER: Add $70 and take the whole house(two baths, 6 beds), plus $25 per person over 6 people
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Amenities

Wells Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Deep Soaker Tub.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bedroom with adjacent Bathroom
    Upstairs Landing - 2 twin/ single , Semi-private bedroom area in upper storey.
    Side Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Two entrances, one from the porch, and its own bath
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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