Chalet, 2 chambres + Den, 1 salle de bain, (Sleeps 2-6)
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Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %.
Very private getaway
Great and cozy log cabin, set back about 5 min walk from the lake. Very peaceful and plenty of outdoor and indoor space for our group of 4. No towns or amenities nearby, so make sure to bring everything you'll need in terms of food and toiletries (including olive oil, spices, bug spray etc.) as closest store is about 30 min drive away.
Beautiful property. It’s been a very pleasant stay. Only wish the sauna would be open to public.
Everything was nice, natura,fauna and the lake. To my mind if that property would be the one by the lake it would be perfect, otherwise it has been a great stay.
A Train Runs Through It
Everything about this place is great. The cottage, the lake, the property, the view - all highly recommended. BUT if your idea of a vacation includes restful sleep, you may want to look elsewhere. A train track, a mere 50 feet from the bedrooms, plays host to at least one very long freight train each night. And by night, I mean between 1:30 and 4:00 AM.
We were booked for four nights but had to leave after three to catch up on our sleep at home.
There have been two CN RAIL incidents in the last year where the train cars fell off the tracks and into Gates Lake. At the time of your stay the CN RAIL company had only just repaired the tracks, as a result there were more trains to catch up with the delays to their schedule, unfortunately one or two (mostly) at night. There was also more general repair activity on the tracks dealing with the clean up at that time.
This is the first complaint we have had about the train since first rental 12 years ago.
Peaceful and very private cottage - excellent views!
Location of this cottage is excellent - surrounded by mountains and trees and a short walk to the lake. There is absolutely so much space to roam around, play badminton, frizbee and other field games. Very quiet and serene (a train passes by once a day though sometimes in the wee hours so it was startlng at first, but it's just a short time and you get used to it).
The dock by the lake is awesome - provides great view of the mountains and the lake. The free use of the canoe and pedal boat was a bonus; you can stay in the lake to enjoy the 360deg view of the surroundings (we didn't try the row boat as it was a bit big and heavy to put on the lake). There's a nice portajohn by the lake.(Note: We drove our car mindfully from the cottage to the lakeside as an alternative to walking for 5 mins across the property.)
Cottage is spacious - there are bugs and insects which is part of its ambience; our insect repellent was very useful. The windows have screens to prevent the bugs from coming in and absolutely helpful to keep doors close. Kitchen is equipped with microwave, oven/stove, coffee maker, kettle, tons of pots and pans, dishes and utensils (no toaster oven, only toaster). BBQ grill was great.
There's only one washroom in the cottage with shower; there are mini-toiletries (no hairdryer though at the time of our stay). Decor of the cottage is a bit 'spooky' for me (maybe not to others) - different masks, tribal statues, unconventional framed artwork, and the like around the cottage. We spent most of our time in the lake and in the field so it was okay - the great points outweigh this one aspect.
We tried to do some stargazing but it was more than half moon so it was still bright even after 12 midnight; stars were still visible in spite of the forest fire smokes from other remote BC areas)
The 'entrance' to the location is a bit tricky - you won't easily notice it when driving in the highway. Good thing the owner provided detailed instructions of landmarks to know you missed it - yes, we missed it and had to go back a few minutes' drive. Definitely not good to go there in the dark - you will surely miss it.
Owner Mike was very good responding to emails. Overall, the location is absolutely great! We even saw eight deers eating the grass and the leaves from the apple trees very close to the cottage; our (adult) kids were able to take videos and photos with them in close proximity. Worth the price for our family of four!
- Bateau Row
- Variété de DVD, des HDTV, des livres, des jeux et