About the property
- Chateau / Country House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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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- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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. Serenity. 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.
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Beautiful escape from the city!
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!
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
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.
Great Place, Amazing Views Highly Reccomended
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.
A great weekend experience!
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.
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 !
Great for a little retreat of 10 people
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.
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.