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The Cottage B&B on Lillooet Lake
Ranked #4 of 10 Pemberton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Cheapest place we stayed. And probably the best. Alright, it benefited from being a gloriously sunny August day, but still, LOOK AT THAT BLOODY LAKE. It's ridiculous. It's like something out of a movie. My Son and I went straight out onto the lake in one of the canoes. My only advice is not to try and reach the other side. It's a lot further than you think ;-)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

After the two hour drive from Vancouver, with the last half hour being a jarring 7kms of pot holes, a warm, clean, and welcoming spot awaits. With a sprawling floating dock, with dozens of trout leaping into the air dockside, Martha and her husband open their home to travellers from all over the world. The place is off the grid, so all water and power is solar. With a good book, a glass of wine and a chez lounge on the dock, the worries and cares of day to day life just washed away. Nearby Joffery Lakes Provincial Park provides all the hiking adventure you can handle, and Pemberton boasts a number of fine eateries if you don't care to utilize the fully equipped kitchen at the B&B. We loved it twice now, and will likely be there again.

Room Tip: The larger of the two rooms provides a large window, and an extra few square feet of bathroom space...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dave G
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was one of our three top favorite places on a 22 day road trip, actually our favorite! I was concerned when reading one or two other reviews about the few miles on the dirt road and mosquitos. It had been dry, I only saw one mosquito. The dirt road was wide and we did not have visibility issues or any other problems. It is SO worth the drive.
This was my husband's favorite place of our whole trip, and mine also. The owners Andy and Martha were wonderful hosts. They said up front they are off the grid and powered by generators, that we could be dark in the morning but that did not happen. We loved our room and the decorator touches and thought that had been put into this B&B. Martha's stained glass work was beautiful, and I bought one stained glass angel which we love. We had such a good night's sleep hearing the lapping of the lake water at night, and looking through the stained glass window Martha had done. This is such a secure place that the patio door to the deck with the screen was left open for the breeze.
The deck setting was beautiful. We enjoyed sitting out and just looking at the lake which this B&B is right on the shore of. What a tranquil beautiful setting! If one wants super fancy then go elsewhere so you don't complain about all this more rustic place yet newer B&B has to offer. We would love living someplace like this!
My husband used their gas grill to barbeque some very tasty sausage from Nestor's Market in Banff, and shared them with the lovely friendly couple from Switzerland (Their children were so well behaved)and Martha. Delicious. We also brought salad and some odds and ends and fixed them in the spacious kitchen. Martha spent a long time preparing a very healthy and tasty breakfast that was very generous in portions, like loads of fresh fruit, her famous oatmeal and more like poached eggs.
We got to see many hummingbirds at the feeders on the lake deck. We hope to return one day. Fantastic experience here, and very reasonable!

Room Tip: We had the basement room right by the patio door with the top stained glass window. Highly recommen...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

My partner and I have done a lot of traveling around the world and this b&b experience tops my list! A short drive off the beaten path leads you to an extraordinary location right on the lake. We were invited to enjoy the beautiful 70ft dock, built with a tidal style bridge an beautiful upper level seating area where we watched the sunset track right across the lake! We took advantage of the canoe and kayaks and heard there's some decent fishing around too. The sun was shining and it was great that there were no bugs. We ate a spread of delicious hot cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt and poached eggs for breakfast. Martha and Andy were very warm and friendly hosts and we can't wait to come back !

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Haloseija
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

To start with, the location is stunning - right on the lake, with amazing views from the dock. We are glad to have enjoyed it. It is a great place to visit, in spite of a rough road leading to it.

The B&B itself is far from perfect, and can better suit families or friends interested in renting both rooms on offer. There is a big cosy living room with sofas (which also includes a kitchen), that serves both rooms and offers great views on the gorgeous lake.

The rooms themselves, though, are small. One of the rooms has no windows at all - a very strange and bad choice for such a location, The hostess advised us to keep the door open at night in order to get some air. That was possible only because there were no guests in the other room that night. If there were strangers there, we would have been forced to be closed in the room without window. It must be said it was strange we were not offered the other room, which goes at the same price, and does have a window - even though it is overlooking a stone wall and not the lake.

The breakfast was below average by the Canadian B&B standards. It mostly included the four grains porridge, which is probably extraordinary as the hostess claims it to be - she just forgot to ask me if I like porridge. The poached eggs were eatable, and the fruit salad was good.

On the day of our stay, the place was absolutely swarming in mosquitoes. The hostess said it only happens for two weeks in a year (during July), and specifically asked us not to mention the mosquitos at all on Tripadvisor - but did urge us several times to write a review here.

So here it is. While it is possible that the mosquitoes are indeed not there most of the time, the unfortunate guests who do meet them are bitten mercilessly. Luckily, the mosquitoes were not very fond of the dock, so the best part of our stay wasn't ruined. It is great to watch the stars there at night.

P.S. Expect sudden electricity shutout in the morning because the generator becomes empty during the night. The hostess thinks it's ok, and there is no need to warn the guests about it, or even to apologize for the inconvenice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DownPatrickHead
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Fantastic place. Off the beaten track you get to explore the calmness of nature. Great host and the best location for relaxing. Remember to bring your own food for dinner. Breakfast is included in the price. Recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Martha and Andrew have been wonderful hosts. Peace and tranquillity are in abundance at The Cottage. Martha has elevated breakfast to an art form. Take your own dinner and just drink in the views while the humming birds perform their aerial acrobatics. Must return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 24 Lillooet Lake Estates | Mount Currie, Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2K0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Pemberton
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Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Pemberton
Number of rooms: 2

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