My family of 5 went to see Barkerville and stayed in nearby Wells, BC at the Hubs Motel. This may be a basic motel but it was one of the best stays in a hotel/motel we've had. Check in was very quick and easy and owner, Dianne, always has a smile on her face and fresh baked cookies! What other motel provides fresh baked cookies? None that I've seen. The room was definitely big enough for all five of us (including a playpen) and spotlessly clean. Dianne has dishes and utensils you can borrow if needed and even a crockpot if you feel like cooking. One of the days was quite cold and rainy (yes even in July), around 6 degrees Celsius. We asked if there was a place open where we could buy some hot chocolate. Dianne went into her own kitchen and handed us a big, unopened jar of hot chocolate and said to bring it back later that night or the next day. It's personal touches like this that makes this motel stand above the rest. Also, if you like fish and chips, you must try the fish and chips from the trailer on site. Harold, Dianne's husband and motel co owner ( who is just as friendly and nice as Dianne), makes excellent fish and chips. If you are going to visit Barkerville and don't want to stay on site or are exploring the beautiful area around Wells/Barkerville, I strongly recommend staying at the Hubs Motel. When we have the opportunity to go back we will definitely be staying at the Hubs Motel without question.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As new owners, we pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable rooms, great service, friendly hospitality and a convenient location. The BC Tourist Accommodation Guide report commends us for outstanding housekeeping. All rooms come complete with a telephone, television, fridge, coffee maker and kettle. Enjoy the unique, friendly, historical towns of Wells and Barkerville (5 min), the beautiful Bowron Lakes (Canada’s world renowned canoe circuit, 30 min.), snowmobiling right from your door, wildlife and much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hubs Hotel Wells