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Joe Garay

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Cozy Log Cabin in the Rockies! Secure, Private & Comfortable.

6 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Alberta Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, Eight Queen Size Beds, 2.5 Baths, Well Maintained 6 person HotTub.

Imagine a cozy log cabin set in the middle of the Rocky Mountain wilderness where you can sit and relax on the large deck and hear the creek in the distance, get lost in the majestic mountain views. Have a private picnic along beautiful Packsaddle creek, which flows through the property or pack a lunch and take a hike along the Packsaddle Creek Loop Trail that begins right on the property. Now imagine that this quiet log home is just a 6 minute drive to the village of Valemount BC with all the great activities it has to offer, 35 minutes to Mount Robson Provincial Park with its fantastic views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies and the beautiful Berg Lake trail with its Valley of a Thousand Falls and only 124 Km from world renowned Jasper National Park. This is Packsaddle Creek Lodge/ Vacation home. No other place gives you the best of both worlds the way that Packsaddle Creek Lodge/Vacation home can.

The rates when split between a group of four to eight people are as reasonable or better than that of renting a hotel room, especially when you take into account the ability to bring your own food, prepare your favorite meals and share stories of your days adventures around the cozy fireplace before turning into your own comfortable queen sized bed for the night.

Sledders Welcome! We are focusing on groups of six to eight people. Packsaddle Creek vacation home is a great location for a family getaway or a group retreat and can accommodate eight individuals comfortably each with there own queen sized bed or up to eight couples. Each bedroom features two queen sized beds. The stone fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere. Being located in the centre of its own 160 acre parcel of land at the head of Kinbasket lake/Reservoir, insures your privacy, security and relaxation.

We also cater to Companies or Contractors with crews that work in the Valemount area for a month or two at a time and need a place to call home. We can provide High Speed Wireless Internet for your employees upon request. Your employees will also enjoy phone service with free long distance calling anywhere in North America.

Packsaddle Creek Lodge is a stand alone vacation home. Once you book in you are on your own to enjoy the privacy security and comfort of the beautiful surroundings. Use the full kitchen to cook your own meals the way you like them or drive into Valemount and enjoy dining out at one of the fine restraunts. All other activities can be arranged through the Valemount visitor centre.

Keywords: Log Home, Vacation Home, Lodge, Accommodations, Holiday Home, Retreat

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe Garay (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Joe Garay

Hello, my name is Joe Garay. Packsaddle Creek Lodge is located in Valemount BC and is a Fully Furnished, Stand Alone Vacation Home that Offers Prime Accommodations to Sledders, families and group retreats. The business was started in January 2009 and it's mission is to provide secure, private, comfortable, accommodation to sledding groups, retreats and families visiting the Valemount area. We recognized a need for accommodations for groups and families visiting the Valemount area where after a day of Rocky Mountain adventures they could come back to a comfortable home rather than a small hotel room. The rates when split between a group of four to eight people are as reasonable or better than that of renting a hotel room, especially when you take into account the ability to bring your own food, prepare your own meals and share stories of your days adventures around the cozy fireplace before turning into your own comfortable queen sized bed for the night. If you have any questions, would be interested in more information or would be willing to add this info to your website please call. Thank you and enjoy your visit to Beautiful British Columbia. Sincerely, Packsaddle Creek Lodge

Joe Garay purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Joe Garay chose Alberta

I transferred to Valemount BC in 1994 with my work. In 1996 I purchased 160 acres and had my dream home built by a local custom log home builder. My intention was to retire in this beautiful location. Unfortunately I was transferred from Valemount with my work. My business partner and I recognized a need for accommodations for groups and families visiting the Valemount area where after a day of Rocky Mountain adventures they could come back to a comfortable home rather than a small hotel room. So in 2009 we completely furnished the home from top to bottom with eight comfortable queen beds and all the amenities a person needs to feel like they are at home away from home. It has given us the opportunity to share this little piece of heaven with all of our wonderful guests.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy and Security are the two things that you will have when staying at Packsaddle Creek lodge since it is located in the centre of its own 160 acre parcel of land at the end of a long gated driveway. No constant vehicle traffic noises, just the sounds of the birds and Packsaddle Creek flowing by in the distance. Packsaddle Creek Lodge is a great place to base yourself while undertaking all of the great activities offered through the various tourist operators based out of Valemount, which is only a short 10 km away. Valemount, BC, is a friendly Village of approximately 1200 people nestled between the Rockies, Monashee and Premier mountain ranges. The wonderful mountainous terrain and deep powder snow conditions makes Valemount a destination spot for many snowmobile enthusiasts as well as heli skiers from around the world. Valemount is also the final destination for the longest salmon run in BC. Chinook salmon travel approximately 800 kilometers up the mighty Fraser river to reach their final destination near Valemount and can be observed from August through beginning of September in Swift creek, which flows through the Village of Valemount. Starratt Marsh Bird Sanctuary at the south end of the Village has wonderful hiking trails, canoeing opportunities and of course bird watching platforms for the bird watching enthusiast in your group. Kinbasket lake/Reservoir, is located just south of Valemount and has a marina approximately 26 km south of the village where you can launch your boat and take advantage of the wonderful fishing and sight seeing opportunities this beautiful lake/reservoir, has to offer. Or contact one of the local rafting companies and take a white water adventure or slow drift on the mighty Fraser River. Valemount also has a wonderful museum, make sure that you drop in for a visit and learn the history of this beautiful valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have come for a week each year and hate to have to leave each time. This is such a wonderful vacation home with such an incredible view. I wish I could wake up to such beauty everyday!.



The cabin is wonderful with enough room for everyone and nicely appointed. The location is fantastic for the peace and tranquility or for those who want to partake in winter sports. At night the stars are amazing and I could actually hear my ears ringing from the peace and quiet. I love this place.



Joe and allan are wonderful hosts and we could not ask for anything more.



I would highly recommend this place for any Rest and Relaxation that is needed with a view like this it really recharges your soul.
Feb 2012
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Cozy Log Cabin in the Rockies! Secure, Private & Comfortable.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Martensville , Saskatchewan. Canada
5

SLED TRIP -VALEMOUNT 2016

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this location for the past 4 years. It is a great location for a group of adults or families. There is lots of sleeping accommodations. It is well maintained and a great experience. Allen greets us when we arrive and ensures everyone is familiar with the accommodations. All bedding and cooking supplies are included. Everything you need is there. There's a couple living room areas so kids/ adults can enjoy their own space. For sledder - there's lots of areas to dry out your gear beside the fireplace and also a large drier. Hot tub is great after a long day.

I would recommend it to anyone I know.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Saskatchewan
5

Outstanding Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great reception from Allen and Joe upon arrival to the cabin. The cabin was clean, very well stocked with all the essentials needed for a short or long term stay.Ample room to manoeuvre a snowmobile trailer around the yard. The wood burning fireplace in the basement was perfect for drying out all of our sled gear from riding in the mountain trails, which are a short drive from the cabin. Myself and my wife along with the four kids and two grandsons had a great time watching late nite movies and playing board games that are at the cabin. I would without hesitation stay at this cabin again, and recommend this cabin to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon
5

Perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our crew of 8 friends found this cabin perfect for our needs. Lots of room to turn around and park our snowmobile trailers, we each had our own bed, very clean place. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a mountain getaway with a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of men stay here for a weekend getaway. There is plenty of space with beds and pull-out couches for sleeping everyone comfortably. The mountain views right out the main windows and from the hot tub are spectacular. The cabin is well equipped with basic necessities, and the owners provided great communication, even meeting us there on arrival to show us around. As other comments have indicated, the kitchen is well equipped. There are several good options for hiking and sightseeing within a short drive, including Valemount and Mount Robson. We would certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect 10!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfectly appointed, from the kitchen accessories, to the comfortable beds; not to mention the hot tub and amazing 360 degree mountain views! We will not hesitate to stay again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful log home; and being so easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glossop, Derbyshire, UK
5

Visitors from UK

  • 5 of 5

We are four friends travelling from the UK, on arrival in Valemont we were met by Joe & Allan, Packsaddle Creek is a few minutes drive from the town. Allan gave us a guided tour of the house and answered our questions, Joe kindly chopped logs for our numerous fire pit fires. The property is terrific, very clean and well organized, furnishings and equipment are of excellent quality. The kitchen is well fitted out and has everything you need (and more) for preparing a snack or a gourmet meal. The wi-fi worked well all over the cabin along with all other multi-media equipment. Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious and the beds comfortable and there is plenty of wardrobe/drawer space.

The bathrooms are well appointed and have plenty of towels available. Our friends used the ground floor bedroom and bathroom which were equally well fitted. We didn’t use the large downstairs space but it was all set up and ready for use. Also downstairs is a utility room housing a washer and dryer. We loved using the hot tub after getting back from our many hikes. The tub is very clean and well maintained. There is doorpad entry, which is always welcome, no messing about collecting/posting keys and you never get locked out!

The views from the inside and outside of the property are incredible, Canoe Mountain is beautiful especially with a snow covering. The wide wooden balcony runs all around the cabin with a large dining table and chairs for comfortable 'el fresco' dining.

Packsaddle stands entirely in its own grounds and walking down to the lake is a must, there are also many walks & hikes just a few minutes walk from the property.

Valemont is a small town that has everything you need, the grocery and liquor store are well stocked and there are several coffee and individual shops. We didn’t use any of the restaurants as we preferred to eat at Packsaddle Creek and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Packsaddle Creek is great, you will not be disappointed, whether you enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ or you just want to ‘chill out’

Finally, the booking, directions and arrival information were very well executed and it was a pleasure to meet and deal with Joe & Allan.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mailing Address:

Box 226,

Valemount, BC

V0E 2Z0

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Amenities

Alberta Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (8) There are two comfortable queen beds in each of the 4 bedrooms.There are two very comfortable hide a beds in the walkout basement living room area near the wood stove.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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