Cottage by lake, 2 Large bedrooms + 2 single beds, 1 full Bathroom
- english, french
My wife and I have enjoyed Blueberry Springs for over 25 years. Our three sons love spending time on the beach and exploring the waterfalls and trails through Albas Provincial Park. We enjoy developing the property and sharing it with other guests.
Steve purchased this Cottage in 1991
Why Steve chose Albas
Peaceful & Private Blueberry Springs is set next to South facing beaches with nature walks through spectacular Albas Provincial Park close by. Well maintained Hiking Trails throughout Magnificent Albas Provincial Park. Blueberry Stream runs through the property providing fun for children and a gentle hush while you relax on the deck.
What makes this Cottage unique
Blueberry Springs has the luxury of being the only private property surrounded by Albas Provincial Park. Bring your favorite book along with a coffee and sit by the fire...
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Off the grid, idyllic hideaway
A trek to get there (no issue unless you have a low-slung car) but well worth the drive - quaint cottage on a hill overlooking the Shuswap (set aside a few hours every night for stargazing as there is almost no ambient light to impede the views).
Short walk to what is essentially a private beach and some of the cleanest, least traversed water on the lake. There are a number of great hikes in the area but our brood didn't make it off the beach. Only issue was mosquitoes were bad this year due to early rains, but throw on some Off and you're fine.
Steve and Lesley are fantastic hosts - ready to assist with anything that might pop up. Provisions are a 30 minute drive away so plan ahead - but Celista or Seymour Arm are both worth the drive.
It was great to see your family and friends enjoying the place. Thank you for your nice
review and you know you are welcome back anytime.
Best regards to all,
Lesley and Steve
Best 40th Birthday Bash Ever!
A group of friends stayed at Blueberry for my friends 40th Birthday. In total, there were probably around 25 people including kids. The birthday boy and immediate family stayed in the main cabin which worked out perfectly. We also used this cabin as the main cooking area and to enjoy the amazing views at Blueberry. We took all, but one, of the public camping spots right on the beach and a few people brought motorhomes. There is no where to service the motorhomes so they didn't get power, but they were mainly used to sleep in. We spent most of our days down at the beach which is boat access only (unless you stay at Blueberry!) so it is very private. The water was the perfect temperature, our kids basically lived in the lake. We brought a canoe and a paddle board and enjoyed them on the lake. One day we rented a boat in town which was a 20-30min drive away and then just docked it on the beach all day when we weren't using it. We hiked to the local waterfall which was a super easy hike and very beautiful. My 5 year old and 3 year old twins had no problem doing the loop. I think it took about 1.5 hours with stops along the way to see the falls. I didn't notice any mosquitos at this time of year. Steve, the owner is super accommodating and really wants his guests to have the most memorable time. A lot of the people we went up with were into jamming so there were a lot of instruments around. One night it happened to rain, so Steve cleared out part of his massive garage and set up a stage and brought down a generator. This is were we spent most of our evenings! There is a town about 15 min drive away if you need any supplies or ice. If you are looking for something off the beaten path, that is breathtakingly beautiful, quite and relaxing, then this rental is for you!!
Blueberry is an "off the beaten track paradise". We took our grandkids there for a week and each and everyone of us loved it. The cabin was huge, decorated excellently, and had everything we could need. Our grandkids are water babies and loved the fact that we had our own beach to do what we wanted to when we wanted to. They swam and then could not wait to get back to the cabin and have fun there also. We did not have to worry about the kids and traffic or other visitors intruding our space! Steve was just wonderful, checking up on us at least a couple of times a day to make sure we were not in need of anything, and we appreciate his hospitality and genuine concern for our needs. Hated to leave this most relaxing wonderland and get back to reality. Totally recommend Blueberry Springs for a wonderful family experience!!!
Quintessential "Cabin in the Woods"
What can I say!? My family had an absolutely incredible time at Blueberry Springs! The breathtaking beauty, mixed with the real wilderness experience make it a perfect family getaway. We saw an incredible amount of wildlife, big and small. Picked endless amounts of wild strawberries, blueberries and huckleberries. Played in our own private Shuswap cove. Hiked the Albas falls trail a couple of times. Endless amounts of smores eating and hammock swinging truly made it an unforgettable family holiday. My life feels fuller after having experienced a week in this beautiful tucked away paradise. We definitely would love to come back! Steve and Lesley make the most gracious host and hostess. Thank-you so much for your hospitality!
(1) the true wilderness does not come without bugs... My Off Skintastic was not quite potent enough for those little suckers. Make sure to bring Deep Woods.
(2) The upper loft bedroom is accessible via a ladder... which is ok for older kids, but made it a little challenging with my Mr. Independent 2 year old. Need to keep an eye on the little ones just to make sure they have helping hands.
Not to mention... the best holiday my dog has ever been on... :)
Wonderful to have your family visit and enjoy all that Blueberry has to offer.
I can't say enough about this property! I went up for a cousins bacherlorette party. It was perfect! The pictures online don't do it justice. When you first arrive there, you just say Wow! and then you keep saying that your whole stay. It's really in the middle of no where. It's peaceful and beautiful. The cabin (that is available now - there are more to come - yay!) is very cute and the decor is so perfectly detailed. There is plenty to do there, you can hike to an awesome waterfall, swim in the lake, pick wild flowers, play in the creek, read in the hammock, sit by the fire, take a bath in the best bathroom ever! Some of us gals even slept in there because it was so welcoming! If you want to get away from the city and just relax, this is the perfect place to go. We are already planning our next trip there!
The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner Steve went above and beyond what we could have asked for. He was so helpful! He really made sure that our stay was perfect and we had everything that we needed.
I would recommend this property to a friend, relative, or anyone looking for the perfect vacation property! I will be going back with my family and a possible family reunion will be held here once Steve gets his other cabins up and running.
To get to this property, it's after a long logging road, so the only advice I would give is to take the logging road super slow cause the logging trucks move very very fast.
Other than that, you would not be dissapointed if you were to stay at Blueberry Springs!
The well maintained Hiking Trails through Albas Provincial Park provide truly magnificent walks next to the spectacular views of Celista's breathtaking waterfalls. Beautiful 'Talking Rock' Golf Course is about an hours drive from Blueberry Springs. For a days outing, 'Sun Peaks' Ski & Golf Resort is about a 2 hour drive away. During the Winter, there's wonderful cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through Albas Park and along the beaches, Snow-mobiling on endless trails in the local mountains.