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724 Eakin Creek South Forest Service Rd, Darfield, British Columbia V0E 1R0 Canada
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This is a fishing resort 1.5 hours north west of Kamloops B.C. with eight log cabins and five that are lake shore cabins with private docks. This amazing place is tucked in the wilderness. Sixteen lakes fished from the lodge and all the cabins have row boats and motors included when you stay. These lakes have beautiful Kamloops rainbow trout. This is a quiet place to have fun, relax and do the greatest fishing for trout by fly or lure.
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Amanda May wrote a review Oct. 2021
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I’ve had the pleasure of staying at Thuya Lakes a few times this year under the new owners and it is the best place to get away for families, friends, or even a solo spiritual journey. The cabins have been updated with minor conveniences, and include wood stoves and a dock right out your door. Fishing is always fun, and we have never been skunked. Always a little one at least. Perfect for teaching the kids! Awesome time, every time ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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AirSchis wrote a review Sep. 2021
Vancouver, Canada895 contributions392 helpful votes
We just returned from The Rustic Resort after three nights. We did catch rainbow trout on each of the three lakes we fished. There are a number of lakes you can fish on and most of these lakes have a boat. For many of the lakes you are in the complete wilderness so that is pretty cool. Only one road to access the resort and the lakes. The resort has fly fishing flies available and good knowledge on the fishing in each lake. Their boats and electric motors are in good condition. The owner of the resort, Jenna, is very personable and her and Dwight go out of their way to ensure your experience is the best it can be. Our Hillbilly cabin had a shower, toilet and hot running water. Electricity during the day and a portable generator in case you need it during the night. Fantastic customer service and there is wifi at their beautiful lodge. Our cabin was well stocked. During our visit we saw two black bears and all sorts of bird species. For driving in from the main road it is difficult terrain for regular cars. You need to be careful and take your time. Overall, a good experience at competitive rates.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Kim wrote a review Jul. 2020
Langley, Canada24 contributions6 helpful votes
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We must give credit to the new owners Jenna and Jeff for their attempt to comfort their guests. As hosts they are most gracious however the lodge did not live up to promotion. The site cabins are 1960s vintage with comfortable beds but amenities are severely lacking. Power only is available intermittently during the day and lighting in the cabins ill placed when available. Cutlery and pots and pans are random and inconsistent. Kindling and firewood is available but no axes should you require more to stoke the fire. Some of the shortcomings can be attributed to their recent purchase however customers expect functional accommodations when they arrive, perhaps they should have thought their possession date a little further before opening the facility. Access to the resort is very problematic when considering customers come from various points in the Province and may use Hwy 24 to access the resort. Signage is virtually non existent and forestry roads are not marked and in poor condition. This information needs to be disclosed to customers who plan on attending. If you want a ‘rustic’ experience this may be your place but make sure you have a 4x4 and chainsaw to get there. Good luck.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Rien Otterman wrote a review Jul. 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
We have been to Thuya lakes resort many times and always enjoy our stay. Somethings change over the years while others remain the same. Over the years I have noticed that the fish I catch in the lakes where the resort has boats (and there are many lakes where they have boats) are getting larger. where previously a fish of 14 or 16 inches would be a trophy now this seems to happen quite regular and I have seen other fisherman/woman bringing back catches with fish well over 20 inches. But the charn if the resort is not just catching big fish. Depending on the lake you choose (ask Neil for advise) it might be better to go for a lake that holds lots of smaller fish as these are normally easier to catch and certainly for impatient kids that might be a better option. It is lovely to sit in front of your cabin and just read a book, enjoying the sunshine and relax while overlooking the lake. It doesn't have to be all about fishing, The cabin comes with an outdoor firepit and during our stay there was no fire ban so the firepit could be used for cooking or just sit around the fire at night. Nights can be cool (depending on the weather), but all cabins come with a wood stove and wood is provided to ensure you are comfortable. Cooking facilities are included (stove, oven, fridge, cutlery, crockery, etc. as we fly in from overseas this is great as it would not be practical to bring that all on the plane. An excellent alternative is to do the american plan where Neil or dawn will cook you a lovely meal and provide interesting conversation over diner. Overall the place comes highly recommended whether you want to fish for large trophy size wild rainbows, or just enjoy the peace and quietness of a remote (20 KM from Highway 24) location. Thuyalake did provide us with an excellent holiday and we look forward to returning next year. Rien
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Date of stay: July 2019
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D W wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Question is.... When you search "Thuya Lakes Lodge" in Google the #2 position results in a 1 star review from 2015. Odd because the Resort has 21 more recent reviews and 4.5 rating?. Why could this site be so wrong? Meanwhile.... We stayed a week, time went too fast, weather could have been better, but the reason for coming was to have a great family fly fishing experience and that is what was provided. The owners are the most genuine, kind, informative and helpful people and will do their best to provide you with a great experience with compassion for the sport of fishing and remote living. Cabins are set up for the "do it yourself" type but you can opt for the American plan with meals and more provided. If there is something you need, they will try to accommodate if it is in their ability. Road in to the lodge is via a main "forest service access road", as any remote fishing lodge should be and saves you the expense of a helicopter ride. This location results in the reality of truly being "off the grid" and is all part of the charm. Our suggestions for a great stay is as follows. Drive appropriate vehicles, A Rav 4 is okay, but a 4x4 allows for expanding and exploring the many more remote lakes on secondary forest roads that " MAY" result in even better fishing, but are NOT absolutely required as many quality lakes are an easy drive on the main roads and short trails to provided boats, at over 20 lakes. RV 's or Motor boats are of no use, leave them at home or store them where you want to use them. For all guests ....Binoculars and cameras!!! lantern/headlights, stereo or BT speakers, Towels, bath and hygiene products (or not), blankets, your favourite pillow (optional), bug spray and after bite (not optional)(ha)....comfy outside chairs...they provide the standard plastic ones that work fine also For the cabin guests (Non American (food) plan customers) may benefit by bringing... ....Food!, snacks and extra SMORES, ....Cooler for beverages and other frequent use items so you can leave the fridge/freezer closed when the power is off, bags of cube ice is available ($4) and a main freezer is also able to store your items also. .....Propane BBQ, all your spices/condements, we also took a coffee press (optional), (perk type supplied), Saran wrap, tin foil, thermos, zip lock bags, paper towels, insulated cups, folding outdoor table, Your favourite heavy axe or hatchet (optional), fly/mosquito swatter (not optional) For your fishing experience, Bring all the basics as we fishers are so particular (or not) (they are be able to help if you forgot or need something more appropriate) , small cooler/pack, rain gear, hiking wear, patience and perseverance also provide excellent results. Don't forget your fishing license and lots of room in your cooler for the smoked and fresh trout. Thank you to the owners for the amazing time and experience hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: the old cabin is like your a pioneer and well equipped , others get larger
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Lori wrote a review Jun. 2019
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Spent a week at Thuya Lakes. The accommodations were comfortable and the cabin had everything we needed. Every cabin has a view of the lake and they are spaced far enough apart for privacy. Our host, Neil Beeman, really went the extra mile to ensure we had what we needed. With Neil’s assistance, we were able to fish 7 beautiful, remote lakes. Truly a wonderful experience and we will be back with our friends!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in the old log house, perfect for a couple. We brought our screen canopy to enjoy our...
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Colin H wrote a review Jun. 2019
Abbotsford, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
The accommodation is rustic but clean, the road in is not for your sports car. The fishing is good and your host Neil is the best you'll ever find.The Hillbilly cabin has hot water and it's own bathroom, very comfortable, the two bedroom cabin sleeps 4 -6, no hot water and no bathroom but a great view of the lake from the portch. The two local lakes are good fishing for smaller trout with lots of fight, a short hike or short drive and a hike can open up your fishing adventure
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Rien Otterman wrote a review Aug. 2017
London, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
This year we were back at Thuya Lakes and the place was lovely as ever. They added some lakes to the places where you can go fishing and If you want to get bigger fish than check out these new lakes. The weather was great, the accommodation real nice and the host were amazing, all you need for a lovely holiday. Hope to return next year for more fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Rien
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Room Tip: All cabins are lovely but we prefer a lake facing one (almost all cabins are one the lake)
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doristrepanier wrote a review Jul. 2016
Aldergrove, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
We just returned from 5 wonderful days at Thuya Lakes Lodge. We had such a fantastic time! I have read all the other reviews and if you are not into a nice relaxing outdoor adventure in a totally rustic environment then no this is not the place for you. Neil and Haley were absolute excellent hosts and we truly enjoyed their company as well as appreciated all that they did for us. Neil has extensive advise on the fishing front which was totally helpful and Haley is an absolutely excellent cook and hostess. We fished a few of the lakes and having boat access at all was fantastic. The cabins were exactly what we expected them to be what we didn't expect was all the serene beauty surrounding the lodge. Neil was wonderful in sending people to different lakes during the day so that you were not bumping into each other and totally enjoying your fishing experiences. The power does shut down for a few hours during the day and around 10:30ish during the evening but when you spend a day out hiking or fishing or mountain biking this is not an issue at all. In fact we found it very relaxing as there was no one staying up late making a ton of noise. The Lodge was not hard to find at all and the roads were not nearly as bad as some portrayed them to be. I highly recommend Thuya Lakes Lodge to anyone looking for a nice relaxing outdoor experience and we will definitely be going back!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Aija E wrote a review Jun. 2016
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We also just spent 4 marvelous days at Thuya Lakes Lodge, an easy 6 -7 hour drive from either Seattle or Vancouver, B.C. Our time was spent in a very private, pristine, natural setting allowing us to observe the solitude of nature. The fishing was excellent for fish ranging from 10" to 2+ lbs, a frisky Kamloops strain of trout--delicious!! Most of the fishing was done in outlying small lakes in total privacy (1 party per lake). The cabins are all cited on the main lake. We mostly cooked our own meals, but they can also be provided. The dinner we had was excellent!! The cabins are clean and provide all the amenities necessary for self containment. Neil and his daughter Hailey were friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous and are also happy to smoke and clean your fish if desired. If you enjoy fishing and a wildlife experience in a natural surrounding, this place is for you. If you expect a $400/night, totally catered, blue ribbon fly fishing experience, maybe it's not for you. In the course of 40 years of flyfishing and exploring many camps and resorts, we would rate Thuya Lakes among one of the very best.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rustic Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Rustic Resort?
Nearby attractions include Monte Creek Provincial Park (1.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at The Rustic Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rustic Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rustic Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sprokkets Cafe, Madisen's, and Cowboy Cafe.
Are pets allowed at The Rustic Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.