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Welcome to the Historic Chilcotin Lodge, located in the beautiful Chilcotin grasslands!
Coming up the "big hill" after two nights on the Discovery Ferry, we thought to tent in a nearby Provincial camp site. A bear warning made us search for a calmer spot. We discovered this jewel and decided to holiday for two days, doing exactly nothing but soak up "The Big Sky", enjoy the sun and quiet. - David, North Vancouver BC
Only a scenic 30-minute drive from the city of Williams Lake in the interior of British Columbia, you will find our uniquely-restored lodge, with its incomparable, homey atmosphere.
The lodge is located at Riske Creek on the Chilcotin plateau, not far from the confluence of the Fraser and Chilcotin rivers, the Junction Sheep Range Park, which contains a large herd of California Bighorn Sheep and magnificent Farwell Canyon; this is still very much the "Wild West" of Canada: it's a land where cowboys still reign, branding calves in the spring, ranging cattle and rounding 'em up.
After a day of exploring the rugged Chilcotin country, enjoy a gourmet meal in our dining room. Just sit on the porch, have a look at the Big Sky Country, then later relax and read a book about the history of the Chilcotin and its people, in front of our stone fireplace.
A wonderful reminder what rustic life is all about, yet with great hosts, amenities and food. - Gary Campo, Victoria, BC
The Lodge, built in 1940 as a hunting lodge, is one of the last remaining authentic lodging facilities in the Chilcotin, and, in fact, in the whole of B.C. In the early days, the Lodge also served as Riske Creek's post office and general store. It has always been a refuge for travellers.
Ria and Hennie van der Klis are from The Netherlands and bought the Lodge in November 2000.
"Let us make you feel at home (far) away from home; enjoy the world-renowned Dutch tidiness and hospitality."
Wir sprechen Deutsch / On parle Francais
Nowhere in our travels have we been treated better by nicer people. May the years treat you well. - Marg and Don Pollith, Peachland, BC