The SpaceThis is a clean one bedroom quirky heritage cabin/house.
The house is modest but artistic, heated by firewood or oil furnace, cosy and relaxing, set on a private treed lot, in a friendly neighbourhood. The location is in the heart of Canada's desert canyon country and walks into nature are at the doorstep.
I'm told by friends and guests that they decompress here, reconnect with Nature and find again that inner place that brings us peace, and clarity and rejuvenates our energy/spirit.
This cabin is the first dwelling of the white settlers in the 1800's and was a writing cabin for the famous British ethno-biologist, James Teit, who is acclaimed for stepping into local life as a young immigrant, marrying a local indigenous woman, Antuk, and riding the hills with the men for hunting and social/political/cultural gatherings. He recorded much of the Thompson Indian culture, preserving it through the dark times, and supporting the indigenous residents near and far with land negotiations during the rising British colonization.
Listen to the trains rumbling through, observe the big horn sheep that frequent this area, breath the clean sage scented air, let your gaze soften and lengthen, absorbing the soft lines, and muted browns of the surrounding hills and mountains. Guest AccessGuests will have the whole house and yards, except for one unoccupied private locked room.
Back yard is fenced in for the benefit of guests with a dog.
Expect all modern amenities - stove, fridge, micro, blender, hand shower (Japanese style), washer, drier, music player, TV (3 channels), WIFI for light use such as email (or extra Gigs can be purchased from our Server). Unlimited fire wood provided. Interaction with GuestsI ask guests to let their host give a 15 minute orientation to the house and yard, (or read the one page description of House Quirks) and be responsive if issues or questions arise.
Orientation in winter includes wood stove operation etc with either myself or my friendly neighbour back up host. I remain on call for any needs that might arise.
I ask guests to leave by 11am checkout time on the morning of the final day and, unless they want to see me in person, I usually say my goodbyes via email.
The rest of your time is totally private unless you go out into the village and meet the very interesting residents that might be at the cafe up the street, or local pub, or any other community public event, or just walking by on a stroll. The NeighborhoodExpectations - this is a whistle blowing train town 24/7!
It is also a 150 Pop. First Nations Indigenous and White Settler Community. It is also a Steelhead fishing world famous location, and wildlife habitat.
The house is set in a village neighbourhood of 6 homes, surrounded by steep hills and fast rivers.
The land is home turf to Black Bears, Big Horned Sheep, Coyotes, Osprey and Eagles, Salmon, rattlers and numerous bird species - the Canadian Desert!
My neighbourhood has about 6 friendly, quiet and kind neighbours that live close but not too close! My yard is private, tucked in behind the trees.
The Thompson River is across the street, past the railway tracks, and you can stand on its banks within a minute.
There is an excellent Cafe up the street with home made meals that can provide all your meals if you don't want to cook. Getting AroundWith a car or bike (which I provide) or walking you can get around the village and see the sights.
It is 3 1/2 hours drive from Vancouver, 1 1/2 hours from Kamloops, 3/4 hour from Merritt.
Grey Hound Bus comes north from Vancouver arriving at noon, and departs back down to the big city at 4:00pm. Other Things to NoteCreative Adventures Guide.
I can provide you with specific supports for your unique holiday adventure if you have some predetermined goals, wishes or visions. This is a service I love to provide, when requested.