Two bedroom, one bathroom house, with full kitchen,
BBQ, full laundry, wrap-around deck, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, all linens.
CAD $200.00 per night
CAD $1,200.00 per week
Whitewood & Area
Whitewood is an authentic,
rustic destination with upgrades for convenience and comfort. The
original log structures - guesthouse, barn, tack shed and storage sheds - were
built almost eighty years ago by the Shafer family, and reflect the rural
surroundings and quiet, country living.
Whitewood’s mountain setting
is in Cherryville, British Columbia, Canada; on Highway 6, a picturesque
two-lane road that links The Kootenays to The Okanagan. Its winding
scenery attracts many travellers, not only for the drive, but also for the
While at Whitewood, you can
wander through a large, spacious yard as well as acres of trees and meadows,
and slip away for some quiet time. Located just minutes from Sugar and
Echo Lakes, as well as numerous creeks and Shuswap River - Whitewood is
very appealing to people who love the outdoors and like to fish, hike, camp,
boat, swim or just relax. Numerous other small lakes are just a short
drive or hike away.
Cherryville is in the heart of the
Monashee Mountains and is filled with trails to access the low valley bottoms
or the high alpine vistas, including Monashee Provincial Park, one of the most
beautiful parks in B.C. Here you can hike through a forest containing
giant cedar trees, and then on to Spectrum Lake (or Rainbow Lake, as it is
known to the old timers and some locals) for a break, before you start the
upward trek for Peter's Lake and the alpine slopes of Mount Fostal, Caribou
Pass, Margie Lake, Slate Mountain, the Fawn Lakes, Valley of the Moon, Icebound
Lake, Mountains Thor and Odin, and the list goes on and on.
Wildlife in the Cherryville area
include the ever-abundant deer, as well as moose, bear (both Black Bears in the
low areas and Grizzly in more remote areas), coyotes, skunk, grouse, eagles,
hawks, owls, herons, marmots, Pileated Woodpeckers, beaver and muskrat, as well
as numerous other smaller birds and animals. Some lucky souls catch
sightings of our more elusive residents: elk, bobcat, lynx and cougar, and the
venturesome can hike to areas to see the Mountain Goat and caribou in their
natural habitat - no game farms here.
community of approximately 1,000 people and we have two convenience stores that
sell almost everything you need while on holiday: groceries, gasoline, video
It’s about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west to the nearest
shopping mall at Vernon. Lumby is 30 kms (19 miles) west, and Nakusp is
139 kms (87 miles) east. In between Cherryville and Nakusp are Burton,
Edgewood and Fauquier - all small communities on the Arrow Lakes. The
only easily accessible way across the Arrow Lakes is the ferry at Fauquier - a
toll-free 10-minute ride, approximately one hour from Cherryville.
As you can see, while not desolate,
Cherryville is miles away from large urban areas and is a world of its own.
The people who live here are largely self-sufficient and enjoy their
privacy. Home to loggers, ranchers, artisans and creative crafts-people
of all kinds, Cherryville has an elementary school, a community hall, two
general stores, two churches, a nine-hole golf course and plenty of elbow room.
There are resorts on Sugar, Echo and Keefer Lakes and probably not enough
time to get to all of them.
Just up the road from Whitewood is the
Gold Panner Campground, the site of the original gold rush that opened up this
area and a day’s worth of trekking and viewing of historical sites and
machinery that was state of the art during the gold rush era.
brings a new excitement to the area as local heli-skiing and snowcat-skiing
opens up a new world for the adrenaline seekers or skiers who want to get away.
As your hosts, we will do our best to
make your experience a memorable one.
Clint & Debbie Whitecotton