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Stunning Mountain Views, Sunny,19 Acres, Pool & Hot Tub, Pool Table

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Games Room (Sleeps up to 20)

Spectacular mountain retreat that feels a world away from it all, yet is only 20 mins to everything! The entire property is yours .Rest your body, refresh your mind and restore your spirit. Even one night here does wonders. Sleeps up to 20 people.

Reconnect with nature and each other. Do nothing at all or hike through the 19 acres or to the top of the world on famous Mt. Thom just minutes away. Marvel at the millions of stars sparkling against a perfectly black night sky.

Enjoy long nature walks - you might even snowshoe and cross-country ski in the winter.

Relax in the heated outdoor swimming pool or hot tub, or read by one of the wood burning fireplaces. Gather around the fire pit for an evening to remember.

Play some pool or card games or enjoy a movie.

Grill to your heart's delight on the outdoor barbecue!

World-famous salmon and sturgeon fishing is only a 20-25 minute drive away! Salmon fishing on the Chilliwack Vedder River is available with only a 20 minute drive.

Rafting, kayaking, boating, water-skiing, canoeing, and enjoying a beach on a lake is also only a short drive away! The Elk-Thurston hiking trail is a few minutes drive from the property!

Plan your next group / family holiday or retreat / meeting. Catered meals are available for an additional charge.

Great all year round. Take time to enjoy nature and ease your mind at this mountain view retreat destination!

Keywords: Away from it all, close to amenities, nature, mountain view, retreat, private, hiking, vacation rental, retreat centre, Vedder River, Chilliwack River, piece of heaven, lots to do, romantic, great family vacation, Cultus lake waterside, fishing, rafting, country house, family holiday, group vacation, group accommodations, swimming pool, hot tub.

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Ryder Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 3.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Convertible - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single
  • See above. All singles can convert to King beds.
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Swimming pool, pool table, fire pit, video games, hikes on the property, amazing hiking trail 2kms away!


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Stunning Mountain Views, Sunny,19 Acres, Pool & Hot Tub, Pool Table
average rating of 4.25 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful escape from the city!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful relaxing home! This is a great choice if you want to get out of the city and have a relaxing weekend away without having to travel too far. The house is well stocked and has a great layout with lots of bedrooms for big groups. If you're traveling with a group of couples, keep in mind that many of the bedrooms have twin beds and they are not really set up to be easily converted into kings as is implied in the ad. There are beautiful views of the mountains and a gorgeous pool and hot tub deck. There is some nice hiking nearby too. The hosts are very nice and will do their best to help. They came by the house several times during our stay, which was not a big deal, but it is a little harder to relax and make yourself at home when the owners are there or may be showing up at any moment. All in all, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erin. We did come by once with your approval to show the house and gave a late check out (2pm instead of 11am), when we already had work booked for 1pm. Our apologies- we didn't realize it affected your stay.
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Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a very large group for a late-Thanksgiving weekend. Everything was excellent from the moment we showed up. The house is extremely spacious with more than enough sleeping space for our large group (20 people). The views are spectacular - I recommend enjoying them from the hot tub. Everybody there felt totally relaxed and it was nice having as much space as we did so people could find space to do what they liked - playing pool, group game of Pictionary, watching a movie, enjoying the fresh air and views, etc. Some of us went on a nice walk on their 19 acres. We also got visited by the deer they have on the grounds!

I really recommend this if you're looking for a nice time outside of the city. It's extremely cozy and it's easy to just relax for a weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Great Place, Amazing Views Highly Reccomended

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 people stay at this location for a weekend. Once you arrive there is easy access to the house and as soon as you open the door you feel relaxed and right at home. Everything you need to make meals for large groups of people are included in the kitchen and while you are cooking you can enjioy the beautiful views this house has to offer.

One of my concerns when renting this house was alot of places say they can sleep a large amount but you feel like you are on top of people. This place had enough rooms, beds and linens thast very comfortable and clean for everyone in our group plus some.

I would also like to mention that we rented this house and even though it is 15 minutes up into the mountain we were very close to the action. We had a river rafting trip booked and we were only 25 minutes away which was a bonus.

My group and I loved the place and I will definateley be booking here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great weekend experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12, stayed there for one weekend in early November.

It was a lovely house with an outstanding view of mountains; it really deserves the name MountainView! Lots of rooms and almost everything you need is already there. We couldn't use the pool because of the season, but the hot tub was great.

The owner, Sandra was also really helpful and responsive.

All in all, I really recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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French Group

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic 2 weeks there, we were a sport group of more than 20 people, anxious being there because we were not sure to be able to have space for so many people.

And it was amazing ! exactly what was explained on website, fantastic place to be, superb view, all necessary stuff inside to stay for two weeks. Having parties (a lot of teenagers in our group) without disturbing neighbors ... the place to be !

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Great for a little retreat of 10 people

  • 5 of 5

We came here mid-April for a two day spiritual retreat and it was perfect for us. There are plenty of rooms and bunkbeds for 15 total, but we were 10 people. Had a BBQ on fantastic patio; enjoyed the hot tub; went for a hike at nearby Mt. Thom; enjoyed the large open kitchen and living room space; appreciated that there was a stash of boardgames and pool table. Truly a gorgeous mountain view from the patio. Weather was perfect in mid-April.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Andre

We love having guests from France, to Japan to New York who have enjoyed visiting our mountain top retreat and guest house. There are four of us who have been friends for decades, together we take care of MountainView so you can have a wonderful experience here.

Andre purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Andre chose Ryder Lake

Chilliwack is the Summer recreation capital of B.C. Our guests refer to it as Whistler East since the house is above the snow line and the view is every bit as amazing as Whistler.

We have an activity room with pool table, foosball, shuffle board, flat screen and video games.The outdoor area includes a fire pit, pool and hot tub and large decks with amazing, panoramic mountain views just 20 minutes from world class fishing in Vedder River, Cultus Lake watersides, Chilliwack River, shopping, movie theatres and great dining.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Amazing, panoramic mountain views.


Clean, fresh mountain air.

Reconnecting with nature.

Swimming pool.

Hot tub.

Fire pit.

19 acres of great walks and hiking in rain forests.

Large decks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our group of 9 women (old high school friends) rented this home for a weekend getaway and visit. It suited us perfectly. There were enough bedrooms (obviously some sharing) and having "only" two bathrooms didn't seem to be a problem for us. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate several people doing several things at once; all appliances worked well. The view from the great deck is lovely, and even though it was cool when we were there, we enjoyed the deck and the propane fireplace a lot. The pool area appears to be new, with great seating. We didn't venture into it (given the weather!), but a few of us enjoyed the hot tub. It is a long, windy (10 - 15 minutes) drive up the mountain, so you need to make sure you have what you need with you. The dining room seating area managed to accommodate all of us, and the living room was quite comfortable. We were "warned" about the house being on a well, but we didn't encounter any difficulties with volume. The water had a slight smell, but not noticeable in coffee. (We did bring bottles of water, and were glad of this.) All in all a great place. We're planning a return trip next year.
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Abbotsford Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Tsawwassen 75 minute drive
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Sushi Wa
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Cultus Lake
Car: recommended

One amazing perk to this mountaintop property is that it is about a 3 minute drive to the trailhead for Elk-Thurston Trail! This trail features panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack River Valley. It is very convenient to access this trail from the property.

A short drive (15-20 minutes) takes you to either the Chilliwack-Vedder River or the Fraser River. The Chilliwack River is known for its salmon and steelhead fishing as well as rafting & kayaking. The Chilliwack River Valley is a well-known hiking area, featuring numerous hiking trails. The Fraser River features amazing salmon and sturgeon fishing.

Circle-farm tours, corn maze, and a haunted house are other features of the Chilliwack area.

Cultus Lake is roughly a 20-25 minute drive from the property and is known for boating and as a family recreational area.

Chilliwack Lake and Foley Lake are also accessible although they are a further drive.

Harrison Hot Springs is roughly a 25-35 minute drive from the property.

Othello Tunnels, Hell's Gate, and Skagit Valley Regional Park are attractions that are a bit further away.

Cultus Lake Waterslides and Bridal Falls Waterslides are great for family fun in the summer.

Other activities/features include: Archery, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing.

Prepare yourself for organic fruits and vegetables to be grown on the property in the spring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Over 12 guests $19.91 + Tax
Cleaning $159.26 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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