We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Retreat Wilderness Inn

21145 Chilcotin Hwy 20, Nimpo Lake, British Columbia V0L 1R0 Canada
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19.Read more
View all 13 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (23)
Room & Suite (1)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
A note from Retreat Wilderness Inn
Updated 21-04-19


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Nimpo Lake
Retreat Wilderness Inn is an All Season destination, offering intimate, four star suites. With over 40 years experience operating this property, your hosts, Donn and Lee will assist in making your vacation one to remember. Our picturesque, landscaped, lakefront grounds provide an amazing setting for relaxing on the patio or watching the sunset on the waterfront deck as the loons sing their soulful call. Our guests are welcome to use our paddle boards or kayaks and we also provide fishing boat rentals. The Chilcotin Region, where distancing comes naturally, is British Columbia’s last frontier, a true wilderness and back country. Situated between the Fraser River and the Coast Mountains, gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest, this region provides some of the most diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation and Nimpo Lake is part of this enchanting area. The nearby forested community trails are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, photography & bird watching. The viewpoints on these trails have breathtaking, expansive views of the ranchlands, forests and Coast Mountains. Guests can take advantage of a flightseeing tour and have a birds' eye view of Hunlen Falls, Rainbow Mountains and the Monarch Icefields. The rare white pelican, bald eagles, loons and river otters are just some of the diverse species that you will find locally. A short, 2 hour drive down the famous Hill, or Freedom Highway, is the Bella Coola Valley and the Great Bear Rainforest. Don't forget your camera as you transition from pine plateau to coastal rainforest, as there will be many photo opportunities along the way including grizzly bears and snow capped mountains. This diverse region is a must on your bucket list & we would love to be your hosts.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Horseback riding
Sun umbrellas
Show more
Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Good to know
Languages Spoken


Full view
21145 Chilcotin Hwy 20, Nimpo Lake, British Columbia V0L 1R0 Canada
Getting there
Anahim Lake Airport16 kmSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
27Reviews0Q+A5Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 26
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
AlyMcK wrote a review Oct. 2021
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautifully situated on Nimpo Lake, our room was great, grounds were stunning and we especially enjoyed the waterfront gazebo for reading and relaxing. Having the use of the barbecue was a bonus and the hosts were friendly and helpful One small negative was the discoloured water when we filled the jet tub. Not a deal-breaker as we would stay here again
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
DGR44 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Nanaimo, Canada17 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an incredible two nights at Nimpo Lake and wished we could have stayed longer. Our room was perfect - the grounds are gorgeous - Donn and Lee were such wonderful hosts. The scenery by the lake was so beautiful and we could have spent all day just sitting by the water, watching the loons and the chipmunks. Do you get impression we loved it? We will be back for sure!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jennifer L wrote a review Jun. 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
What a treat! Absolutely gorgeous lakefront hideaway. Hosts Don and Lee were very welcoming and accommodating for our three night stay. We stayed in a lovely chalet, complete with loft, jet tub and beautiful sundeck. Immaculately clean and well appointed - a must visit. We look forward to returning!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring supplies as there are limited food options locally and the suites have only microwave and...
See more room tips
Response from Donn Irwin, Owner at Retreat Wilderness Inn
Responded Jun. 17, 2021
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing you again! Have a wonderful summer
Read more
Sandra F wrote a review Aug. 2020
Vancouver4 contributions
Really impressed with this place! The grounds are beautiful - really well kept. Kids had a great time fishing, boating and kayaking. Hosts Donn and Lee are really friendly. Room was clean and spacious. Had everything we needed... just could have added a couple more days! What a gorgeous setting!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Dean G wrote a review Jan. 2020
34 contributions1 helpful vote
I travel to many communities around the province for my job and stay in typical road side motels. Staying at this establishment was a very pleasant surprise. Very nice rooms Extraordinarily clean. Very quiet. Very comfortable bed.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Retreat_Wilderness, Manager at Retreat Wilderness Inn
Responded Jan. 25, 2020
Thank you for the kind review Dean 🙂. We hope to see you again!
Read more
US$127 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Dean on Nimpo
CanadaBritish ColumbiaChilcotin DistrictNimpo Lake
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Retreat Wilderness Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Retreat Wilderness Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Retreat Wilderness Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Retreat Wilderness Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Retreat Wilderness Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Nimpo Lake.
Is Retreat Wilderness Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.