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Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Smithers House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This log cabin is on the edge of Lake Kathlyn in the beautiful Bulkley Valley near Smithers; the town of four seasons. Smithers offers all amenities and outdoor winter and summer sports.

Our three bedroom cabin offers two Queen rooms and a single small room with two bunk beds.There is also a heated room outside the kitchen for use as a drying room in the winter. All windows are double glazed. Lake Kathlyn freezes in the winter for all forms of XC skiing and skating and in the summer months has abundant wildlife humming birds, canada geese and loons. The cabin is 4km from Smithers and 1km from the airport. The lake is a sanctuary and no motorised boats are permitted. The downhill skiing and XC ski club are open for five months of the year. Highlights in the valley include the steelhead fishing season, hunting and hiking.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Fishing, Hiking, Downhill Sking, XC sking

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

David Whish
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About David Whish

I grew up in Australia which does not have such spectacular mountains. Having worked in Canada in the 1980's I always wanted a classic Canadian log cabin on a lake with a view.

David Whish purchased this house in 2004

Why David Whish chose British Columbia Mountains

Smithers is in the Bulkley Valley which can be breathtakingly beautiful in all seasons. You do not see all the seasons in the tropics where I live. The cabin has been meticulously finished by the best local builder.

What makes this house unique

I have many friends in Smithers. I enjoy the skiing, hiking, wildlife and wilderness. A cross country ski around the lake is a great workout. Many types of humming birds appear in the Summer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Best of BC

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in Smithers in spring. The lake often glasses off to a mirror and reflects the huge mountains above. Twin falls is just across the lake and very pretty. The cabin is made from huge logs, well sealed and heated. Bedrooms are a good size and kitchen is fully equipped like a home.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, TX

Cozy Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! Beautiful view from the log house and a great town with super friendly people just around the corner. We love the peacefulness of the lake with all the entertaining birds it attracts. The house is very spacious but still cozy with all the comforts of home! And all the summer activities and sports are right here at your fingertips.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was it a dream?

  • 5 of 5

Our family was so fortunate to spend 5 weeks at David's place as an extended visit with family who live in Smithers. The pictures do not do the house justice. The view is amazing (the lake, the mountain, the sunrises!!). We were fortunate to experience both fantastic ice conditions for skating after a flash freeze and, later, fantastic ski conditions on the lake. We enjoyed skating and skiing down the lake to the Eddy Line Cafe (there is a trail up from the mouth of the creek) for numerous coffees and brunches. Also great downhilling at Hudson Bay Mtn and cross country at Bulkley Valley Ski Club's Trails. David and Sherry were so easy to deal with and very accommodating of any requests. The house easily accommodated our family of 4...there would easily be room for 2 more. The dining area easily accommodated 10+ when we had our family over for New Year's Eve dinner and other nights. The bedrooms are generally big (except the 2nd bedroom upstairs but there is still plenty of room there for the kids). Only one thing if you have light sleepers is there is no sound barrier between the living area downstairs and the master bedroom/loft area upstairs. For us it was no problem as the kids were asleep in the other rooms. We look forward to going back some day!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia Canada


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew our stay would be wonderful. The view alone is worth the stay! The cabin is warm and inviting as well as spacious. It is well equipped and we loved its homey atmosphere. This would appeal to all sorts of travelers. Swimming in front of the property was not the best but there is a public beach across the lake with a sandy beach and there are several places to go for a beach day like Tyee lake among others. This did not deter us in anyway as the view as I said was worth the stay alone! We enjoyed sitting out on the patio enjoying our coffee as well as many evening BBQ's. This is a truly spectacular property.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home with the best views (lake, mountains). Spacious and very clean. I would definitively go back! Highly recommend. Great for all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smithers Cabin on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular doesnt even come close. The cottage was beautiful - well laid out, private, wuiet yet very open. Very unique design. It was also well stocked - everything you needed was there. The view from the west side of the cottage (out back) was breath taking. We had a hard time leaving. I would call it "a piece of paradise". We would return in a heartbeat - both because of the cabin and the town of Smithers. A beautiful vacation spot! A beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain

Smithers is known as the town for 4 seasons


Rates & Availability

Smithers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Fishing Season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Management & Cleaning Fee $113
Refundable damage deposit $301

Check in after 2:00 p.m. on day of arrival (UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED AT BOOKING.)
Check out before 10:00 a.m. on day of departure (UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED WITH OWNER OR MANAGER)
A heating levy may be charged during the mid winter.

The deposit/security bond of $400 is paid by cheque or PayPal to secure the booking. This is refundable until one month before arrival, less $50 booking fee. For bookings made 6 months or more in advance, the deposit is only refundable three months in advance, less booking fee. The security deposit is refunded by cheque $CA or Paypal.
All other fees are to be paid in $CA cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Smithers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Queen size bedrooms , Two single beds 2 stretcher beds

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