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Roam our mountain lake, fields and forest - only the sound of nature to be heard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home away from home -full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, full bathroom, pets welcome

"The more we migrate to a technical world, the more sublime nature is to behold.", writer D. Grant Black.

Nestled amid our serene forest and on a private lake, our secluded Heritage Farmhouse cottage is the perfect nature retreat. Our 300 hundred acre property backs onto extensive crown land reserve. Beaver Lake is clear and excellent for swimming and has a variety of fresh water fish. Surrounded by nature, you will embrace the state of relaxation and simple pleasures. Experience the unique climate of the valley, hot summer days and warm nights.

Our Heritage Farmhouse cottage is furnished with fine antiques and comfortable furniture. It has a large fully equipped kitchen with double sink, microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher. DVD/CD, Wii, board games, movies and music provided. Three bedrooms, plus private sitting room with double sofa bed, family room, one full bathroom with shower and bathtub. Excellent setting for family gatherings or a special get-away. The deck is complete with table and outdoor seating. Pet friendly.

A paradise for bird watching with over 80 varieties cataloged by our guests including nesting Bald Eagles nesting in clear view from the deck. We have unique Falcons and Hawks nesting along the ridge and we are on the migratory path for several species including Swans and Pelicans.

Wake up to the cry of the lake Loons and enjoy the peaceful sunsets with a BBQ on the porch, followed by roasting marshmallows over your own fire pit in the fenced farm yard. Enjoy chatting with our friendly Otters!

Star gazers delight! The Milky Way is fabulously visible.

Enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming, canoeing and endless wilderness trails for horses, bikes, quads or hikes. Area wildlife includes moose, bear, fox, cougar, otter, weasels, ermine and deer. Try your hand at panning for gold and precious stones at Quesnel Forks.

Private yard and fire pit. Outdoor seating, propane barbeque and outdoor privy with a view! The cottage is located adjacent to the lake. No neighboring cottages, no foot traffic.

We're off the grid! No cell access in the valley. No TV. Phone and limited internet access available at the office upon special arrangements.

Horses welcome! we have pasture and endless trails to explore - you can also enjoy a bath in the lake with your horse!

More Details

Michele and David
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Michele and David

We are a family that loves the outdoors and discovering special aspects of the natural environment. We get great enjoyment from sharing the wonders of our unique ecosystem with visitors. This rock we found is in a perfect sunny spot and is always warm to sit on rain or shine! Our favorite picnic site and place to simply contemplate and absorb the serenity of the forest.

Michele and David purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Michele and David chose Cariboo

We searched for years for a place where we could waterskii at any time, having gotten tired of the over crowded lakes. At first site, we knew this was the perfect place for us! There has been a huge amount of work to reclaim the old buildings, but the effort has been very rewarding.

The property was once orignally a cattle ranch and then became a fully operational Gold and Precious Metal mine. You will find many precious stones and fossils.

The neighbors in the valley are wonderful, always willing to lend a helping hand.

What makes this cottage unique

We have the serentiy and privacy we crave, yet we are close to the Big Lake community where there is a post office, library and store. We also can head up to Likely where they also have these but also a great little restaurant with the best fresh made Club House sandwiches you'll ever have!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you want to get away from it all yet have the comforts of home - this is the place. The cabin is fully furnished and stocked with all you need except food and beverages. The lake is beautiful and the kayaking was superb. Made friends with the goats and the horse. Lots of wild life. The night sky was so lit up with stars - it was almost as if you could touch them. Michele and David are wonderful hosts - warm, friendly and genuine. Thanks for a wonderful time - see you next year.
Sep 2015
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Cariboo F Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Soft quality bath towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper provided. Toddler seat and stool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Upstairs 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double size sofa bed in separate room with door for privacy.
  • Comfortable, cozy, cottage style bedrooms. All bedding provided including pillows, sheets, comforters. Folding playpen available that can be used as a crib.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Big Lake is 15 mins away and has convenience store, liquor, pub, gas station, restaurant, library. Special services are available if you want us to provide breakfast, stock the cottage with groceries or cater dinner or barbeque.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Roam our mountain lake, fields and forest - only the sound of nature to be heard
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Just Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot! The lake is gorgeous, the cabin is stocked with games and movies and is cozy and comfortable, The animals are adorable, the trails are beautiful, and Michele and David are very kind! We will definitely be returning :)

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much ! we truly enjoyed meeting you all and would love to see you again ! with the warm weather coming, you will never want to come out of the water! Cheers, David and Michele
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Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage with an amazing view of the lake. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We could use kayaks or the canoe to discover the lake. The lake is also good for swimmers, there are no motorboats. The wildlife is awesome. The cottage is quiet and cosy with a lot to read and movies to watch. You can really calm down and relax or go hiking on the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect getaway - in comfort

  • 5 of 5

The ranch house and property were great. Very comfortable and spacious accom- odations. Totally equipped and well stocked. (They thought of everything). So peaceful and quiet. Fishing was great. And definitely a perfect place to kayak. It was a great chance to see Barkerville as well. We'll bring our mountain bikes next year. Photos don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beauty and Peace

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were welcoming and warm. They were ready to attend to any need we may have, even going above and beyond in getting us fresh local produce delivered right to our door. The location is full of nature and so incredibly peaceful. At night the only thing to be heard was the local loons calling. The area is so full of history including this very location that there is never a lack of things to see, do or explore. The swimming was fabulous. We took the kayaks around the lake and the fishing was incredible. Our children 2 and 5 had a blast and were so burnt by days end that sleeping in was finally a reality. I havent seen stars like that in 20 years. The accomadotions were clean and spacious with a fabulous view of both the lake and the valley. Thank you David and Michele for a marvelous stay, It was worth every minute of our 16hr drive to get there.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

I can not think of anywhere better to just sit back ,relax and watch the world go by.

This is our second year of renting the house and hope to go again soon. It truly is a little bit of heaven , so peaceful and just a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, relaxing writer's retreat.

  • 5 of 5

I am a scholar and need to get some writing done while I'm on vacation, and this place was absolutely perfect. The cabins are situated on a beautiful, quiet, serene lake, and there are NO distractions at all. I was able to wake up and write for 4 or 5 hours every day, and spend each afternoon swimming in the lake (which is the perfect temperature, and then each evening relaxing on the deck and taking in the view. So peaceful and relaxing - the most restful vacation I've had in years.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed your stay with us. It gave us great pleasure to hear that your spirits were lifted by the peace of our place!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Williams Lake
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Big Lake Pub or Likely
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Williams Lake
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Big Lake Pub or Likely
Car: necessary

Beaver Lake is a clear deep lake boasting Lake Char, Kokanee, Rainbow, and Eastern Brook Trout. Our Farmhouse cottage is located on a large private property that backs onto endless wilderness trails. Enjoy the peace of the private lake , no public access.

Visit a region of contrasts; rolling grasslands and dense forests; mountains; waterfalls that cascade into swift running rivers and green-blue lakes fed by mountain streams rich in fossil beds and precious stones. Beaver Valley Road is a short distance from Big Lake along the historic Gold Rush Trail on Likely Road.

Experience the land of golden dreams and flower-filled meadows. Drive the original Gold Rush Wagon Road and experience the wonders of the area's ghost towns, historic sites, and abundant wildlife. Nearby Likely is situated on Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord type lake in North America and the only inland temperate rain forest in the world. Pan for gold in Quesnel Forks and visit the ghost town.

Enjoy historic events like the world famous Williams Lake Stampede and Billy Barker Days as well as local festivals in Horsefly and Likely.

Other Activities: quadding, canoeing, bird watching, small animal petting.


Rates & Availability

Cariboo F Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Adults and children over age 12 - $10 per person per night.
Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit has been received.
No refund for late arrival or early departure.
No refund if there are power outages as backup systems are provided such as BBQ for cooking and outhouse.
Pet fee $10 per night for each small dog, $15 for each large dog
Additional cleaning fee may be applied for larger groups

Deposit 15% to confirm booking, non-refundable.
Payment for duration of stay payable 7 days prior to arrival.
10% Damage Deposit may be required - refundable upon check out.
Banking eTransfer, certified cheque or cash only - no credit cards.
Rates based on double occupancy.
Children 12 and under no additional fee.
No refund for late arrival or early departure.

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