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Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

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Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

I see that there are some B.C. experts giving good tips here. I am planning a family vacation with my husband, 2 young kids and 2 in-laws. We'll be visiting friends in Horsefly Lake/Williams Lake and then have hotel/ferry reservations in Bella Coola. I think it is crazy to try to drive from Horsefly to Bella Coola in one day given the road conditions (long and curvy, right?), but I am not finding any affordable lodging suggestions in my travel guides. I'm thinking somewhere around Tatla Lake or Kleena Kleene would be good bets, but we are not millionaires and can't afford a luxury fishing lodge (seemingly the only option) for one night. Any family-friendly suggestions?

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1. Re: Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

I have had my field crew stay at this resort on Puntzi Lake. I believe that the rates were fair and they felt that the accomodations were suitable.

http://www.woodlandcaribouresort.ca/

Keep an eye on your fuel supply as that is one thing that can be an issue at times.

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2. Re: Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

Stewarts Lodge isn't a fancy resort. They have a couple of cabins with 2 bedrooms and one with 3 bedrooms.. livinvg room, kitchen and utensils so you can do your own cooking. They are in Nimpo Lake. There is also a motel in Nimpo basic but doable. As well there's a B&B AJ's in Nimpo not sure how many rooms they have but they got high reviews from a few folks who stayed there.

Graham Inn in Tatla Lake has a few basic rooms and good food at the inn.

From Williams Lake to Nimpo the drive is about 4 hours and the road is good.. not curvy except for the first part as you cross the Fraser but then it's mostly gentle. From Nimpo down to Bella Coola is about 1.5 hours. The road is switchback for the gravel part down the hill but then pretty straight through the valley.

http://www.chilcotin.bc.ca/sites/graham_inn/

http://stewartslodge.com/hwy20.htm

for Stewarts I'd call and talk to them..they may be willing to make a one night cabin deal if they're not busy

http://www.resortsbc.com/AJB&B/

looks like A&J may be able to fit you as they say "extra people" again you'd have to email them or call.

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3. Re: Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

Thank you both for all the suggestions, I'll look into them. Can't wait for the trip!

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4. Re: Affordable lodging between Williams Lake & Bella Coola?

Thank you so much for sharing this information on affordable lodging in Williams Lake. My husband and I are looking for a nice place to stay while on vacation there. Thanks for your help!

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