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Stunning Canadian Guest Lodge and 8 Boutique Cabins near Sun Peaks Resort

People24
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Separate WCs2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

80-acre property to host group retreats, family holidays, and private events

Located 15 minute drive to Sun Peaks Village and 45 minute drive North of Kamloops, our property offers boutique guest cabins and a communal guest lodge in a private and picturesque ranch setting.

Included in your stay is communal access to main lodge, with a commercial catering kitchen, 20 seat custom wood dining table, beautiful outdoor patio, billiards, comfy leather couches and a wood-burning fireplace.

Our 8 private cabins are located within 50 metres of the main lodge, each including an ensuite bathroom, custom wood furniture, mini fridge, coffee maker, premium linens, towels and bathrobes.

We have 4 cabins with Queen beds, and 4 cabins with two-double beds.

Free Wi-Fi, Satellite Television and Business Landline telephone are available in our main lodge. Business meetings and team-building in our space offers new energy for creative business building ideas and fostering interpersonal connections. There is nothing quite like sharing a meal around a 20-seat wooden table or chatting the night away at the outdoor campfire.

Due to our location in the valley, cell phone reception is not available. Many of our guests appreciate the ability to "unplug" while still having internet access to email, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps. High-speed mobile internet and cell networks are available in the Sun Peaks village, a short drive away.

Our commercial kitchen is suited to both the amateur cook and professional caterer. After a brief safety orientation, guests will have access to our Commercial Appliances, including a, 6 Burner Stove-Top, Extra Large Convection Oven, Stainless Steel Griddle top and Broiler, Two-Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator, 6 Burner Outdoor BBQ Grill, Dishwasher and Sanitizer. Small appliances and cookware including a Kitchenaid Mixer, 8 Slot Toaster, Slow Cooker, Blender, Pots, Pans, Baking Sheets, Wine Fridges are also available for guest use.

Daily breakfast buffet and hospitality support (for dishes, serving etc.) are available at an additional charge. If you require catered meals during your stay, we can offer a referral list of local caterers that have provided extraordinary service.

Getting here is easy, our valley road turn off is 10 minutes before Sun Peaks Village and is well maintained all-year round. Blue and White signs for the Tod Mountain Ranch (and Tod Mountain Guest Cabins) will lead you right to our doorstep. The closest airport is Kamloops (YKA), and airport shuttles are available for an additional charge.

Here are some sample driving Times to our property:

6.5 Hours from Calgary

5.5 Hours from Seattle

4.5 Hours Drive from Vancouver

2.5 Hours from Kelowna

1.5 Hours from Clearwater (Wells Gray Park)

45 Minutes from Kamloops

25 minutes from Tournament Capital Ranch

15 Minutes from Sun Peaks Village

Our hospitality team and owner live on-site, allowing us the unique opportunity to personalize the experience for hosts and guests who rent the whole facility.

Additional On-Site Amenities include:

Outdoor campfire area, While respecting regional fire bans and restrictions, our property has a large outdoor fire pit for guests to enjoy.

Outdoor Trails, our property has plenty of wooded trails for hiking, biking or cross-country skiing.

Herd of rescue horses; Every guest stay contributes to providing a home for the herd of 19 rescue horses living on our 80 acres of valley fields. Some of the horses have been rescued from abuse or neglect. The rest of our herd are retired horses that cannot be ridden or “employed” in the traditional sense.

Guests may enjoy the view of our horses but are not permitted to enter horse fields. We do not offer horseback riding, but can arrange for horse excursions with other local ranches.

PLEASE CHECK THE CURRENCY OF THE QUOTE AS IT MAY BE LISTED IN US DOLLARS, OUR RATE PER NIGHT IS $1600.00 CAD

Special Offer: Login to HomeAway through the Aeroplan E-Store and find our property to collect bonus Aeroplan Miles on your reservation.

Local Points of Interest include:

Sun Peaks, interior British Columbia's largest destination ski resort. Guests enjoy award-winning downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in the winter. Summer activities include hiking, golfing and downhill mountain biking. Sun Peaks ski resort's European-style village is nestled at the base of three mountains. The village has restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques, outdoor specialty stores, a Liquor store and a Grocery Shop. (15 Minute drive)

Heffley Lake, surrounded by beautiful mountains and thick forests, and acts as an ideal setting for a fishing vacation from early spring to late summer. Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy swimming, biking, and hiking in the surrounding area. Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) rentals are available seasonally from Hitch’n’Rail Resort. (10 minute Drive)

Kamloops, the nearest major city centre and has every major amenity including an airport, VIA Rail, Greyhound station, Car Rental agencies, gas stations, outdoor stores, major grocery stores, Costco, liquor stores, restaurants, bars, cafes and a hospital. (45 minutes drive)

Wells Gray, the 4th largest Provincial Park in BC, is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, bike, canoe or kayak their various trails, or explore one of the 39 majestic waterfalls. The park is most popular from mid-May through mid-October and open year-round. In winter, the Clearwater Valley Road is plowed only as far as Helmcken Falls. (1.5 hour drive)

More Details

Property Manager
Hillary Schneider
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Hillary Schneider

Greetings! I am Hillary Schneider, a small business owner who recently purchased this beautiful property. I fell in love with the 80 acres of valley fields as a haven for my herd of rescue horses, my friendly dogs and quirky chickens. I am an animal lover, nature enthusiast, entrepreneur and now, host!

As an added bonus to running my own business from my home on-site, I am thrilled that my cozy guest cabins and great lodge offer space for serene getaways, transformative retreats, adventurous holidays, and lively celebrations.

To ensure you will be delighted as you plan your visit, I have hired a small hospitality team who will provide fast, friendly and fabulous answers to any questions you may have and ensure your stay with us is spectacular.

Hillary Schneider purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Hillary Schneider chose Thompson-Nicola P

Since 2009, Hillary Schneider has been facilitating leadership development with retired and rescued horses. In 2012, she started renting a retreat facility on a beautiful 17.5 acre property in Ladner, British Columbia.

After 3 successful years running retreats and equine-based self-development workshops, she purchased the Tod Mountain Ranch, renaming it the Epona Rise Retreat Center. The 80-acre property is now home to a herd of 19 horses.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is remote and private, while still easily accessible to both Sun Peaks, Kamloops and some other beautiful natural features of interior British Columbia. Along with a stunning view of the Heffley Creek Valley and Tod Mountain, our property has almost every modern amenity to host a large group for a private getaway.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Thompson-Nicola P in Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Scent-Free Facility; We respect our guests sensitivities and kindly request limited use of scented perfumes and fragrances.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , powder room- main lodge
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , powder room- main lodge
  • The bathrooms are ensuite in the cabins.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
  • Within 50 meters of our main lodge, our 8 boutique cabins include: 1. Private Bathrooms with Bathtub / Shower 2. Custom Wood Furniture and flooring. 3. Mini Fridge and Coffee Maker 4. Towels, bathrobes and premium bed linens and duvet 5. Patio with lounge chairs 6. Free Parking Extra beds are available to accommodate non-shared sleeping arrangements at an additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Hillary Schneider (the owner) facilitates unique coaching sessions and retreats with the horses throughout the year. Booking a session or introduction to the herd would be an extra charge - and totally worth the conversation - if you are thinking of coming to us for a family retreat or business retreat. This option would be a wonderful add on to an unforgettable experience.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Canadian Guest Lodge and 8 Boutique Cabins near Sun Peaks Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Came up with a group of 17guys and we loved it! Cabins are great and the main lodge is beautiful. Great spot to spend a weekend celebrating and hanging out with old friends. Thanks Hillary!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tyler! We loved having you guys! Hope we see you again soon!
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5

More than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, amazing accommodation. The hosts were great, and very accommodating. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

Shout out to Hillary, Carson and Maddi for the exceptional hosting at this property. Everything was far beyond our expectations. We had 17 guys up for a bachelor party and it was perfect. The cabins were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen made cooking for 17 people a breeze. The wild open wilderness was amazing and you can even take a brisk swim in the nearby creek. Once again, thanks for hosting us.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this place and the staff. We brought a group of 16 people for 2 days for a company retreat. Everyone had a blast. The main lodge is the perfect hangout spot - love the wood burning fireplace. Commercial kitchen is fully decked-out with everything you need to cook for big groups. Carson and Maddi are wonderful hosts and very friendly and accommodating of the individual needs of your group. Accommodations were comfortable and clean. This place is top-notch - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Epona Rise. With eight families, from newborns to adults, we all enjoyed our stay. The main house is perfectly equipped for large gatherings - huge kitchen, appliances, dinnerware, and plenty of seating. Each of the cabins is beautifully appointed for a very comfortable stay. The location is amazing. It was truly tranquil. We enjoyed sledding, bonfires, exploring, the horses and skiing up at Sun Peaks. The staff on site went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing stay and we did. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing and the host was very accommodation to our large group. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Kamloops Airport
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
OYO Sushi, Voyageur Bistro and Mountain High Pizza
Nearest Ski
14 Kilometres
Sun Peaks Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Within 15 minutes drive is Sun Peaks Village, interior British Columbia's largest destination ski resort. Award-winning downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in the winter. Summer activities include hiking, golfing and downhill mountain biking. Sun Peaks ski resort's European-style village is nestled at the base of three mountains. The village has restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques, outdoor specialty stores, a Liquor store and a Grocery Shop.

Within 10 minutes drive is, Heffley Lake. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and thick forests, it is an ideal setting for a fishing vacation from early spring to late summer. Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy swimming, biking, and hiking in the surrounding trails.

Kamloops is the nearest major city centre (45 minutes drive), and offers every major amenity including an airport, VIA Rail, Greyhound station, Car Rental agencies, gas stations, outdoor stores, grocery stores, Costco, liquor stores, restaurants, bars, cafes and a hospital.

Wells Gray Provincial Park (1.5 hours drive) is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, bike, canoe or kayak their various trails, or explore one of the 39 majestic waterfalls. The park is most popular from mid-May through mid-October and open year-round. In winter, the Clearwater Valley Road is plowed only as far as Helmcken Falls.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142

Note- This fee is for booking of all 8 cabins and exclusive booking of the main lodge. This includes industrial kitchen for cooking, magnificent seating at dining room table for up to 24 guests. The lodge also includes a wood burning fireplace, pool table and movies, TV. Luxurious leather couch seating in two large groupings for more private conversation and connection. Please let us know if you wish to discuss catering needs, that would be separate and above the pricing for lodge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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