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Tin Poppy - Eco Retreat! Glamping in the Larch Hill near Salmon Arm

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Tin Poppy is a remote solar powered vacation rental located in the Larch hills between the Shuswap and the North Okanagan valley. Tin Poppy is a 1953, 32 foot travel trailer approximately 200 square feet, encased in a modern screened-in post and beam structure bringing the space up to 1200 square feet in total. The Tin Poppy experience changes with each season: in the summer it is a spacious airy dwelling that can accommodate up to 6 guests, and in the winter Tin Poppy transforms into a cozy ski cabin better suited to adventurous couples and small families. All four seasons offer spectacular outdoor activities, so whether you're into mountain biking, birding, cross country skiing, fishing the Shuswap River, or simply seeking solitude in a beautiful natural setting, Tin Poppy provides a ...Tin Poppy is a remote solar powered vacation rental located in the Larch hills between the Shuswap and the North Okanagan valley. Tin Poppy is a 1953, 32 foot travel trailer approximately 200 square feet, encased in a modern screened-in post and beam structure bringing the space up to 1200 square feet in total. The Tin Poppy experience changes with each season: in the summer it is a spacious airy dwelling that can accommodate up to 6 guests, and in the winter Tin Poppy transforms into a cozy ski cabin better suited to adventurous couples and small families. All four seasons offer spectacular outdoor activities, so whether you're into mountain biking, birding, cross country skiing, fishing the Shuswap River, or simply seeking solitude in a beautiful natural setting, Tin Poppy provides a splendid and luxurious habitat. SUMMERTIME In summertime Tin Poppy can accommodate up to 6 guests. The master bedroom inside the trailer has a comfortable queen size 8 bed. In the second bedroom there is a twin bed, and in the living room of the trailer there is a queen sizes fold-down dinette. In the screened-in spaces there is a double futon on the main floor. The Toilet Room in the Tin Poppy has a modern flush toilet and sink; there is also a clean and modern outhouse close by with a fantastic view. All the linens and bath robes are provided and are quality, high thread-count cotton. Just steps from the main living area there is a modern private outdoor shower equipped with hot water on demand. The kitchen is well-equipped with a stove/oven, fridge/freezer, and BBQ and all the cooking and dining wares you would need to pull off fabulous meals. So sit back and relax in the mid-century modern dining room as you stream your favorite music..Tin poppy has high speed internet! WINTERTIME Winter Glamping - Shorthand for glamorous camping! Winter at the Tin Poppy is snowy, cozy and beautiful....and for the adventurous! Wintertime at Tin Poppy is best suited for outdoorsy couples and small families who love cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just hanging out in a peaceful remote setting. Tin Poppy is 6km from the Larch Hills Nordic Ski Trails. The cozy 200 square foot solar powered caravan can be heated with the gas fireplace and or gas furnace. Although still luxurious, during the winter months the Tin Poppy's water system is turned off. Water is provided in 5 gallon containers, and a large kettle is provided for heating water on the stove. A beautiful outhouse provides a charming alternative to indoor plumbing, and for a shower alternative after your snowshoe outing... try the natural wood-fired Finnish sauna! * Please be prepared for winter driving conditions* Please do up all your dishes before you check out. Smoking around the fire-pit ONLY! Please keep pets off the furniture and supervised at all time, we have a small hobby farm and often our chickens are free ranging. Tin Poppy runs on solar power so please turn the furnace off or down whenever you leave, and the lights off too, thanks. Tin Poppy also gets its water from a shallow well, so we ask you to keep your showers on the shorter side. I hope you have a wonderful stay at Tin Poppy and get to take in some of the beauty the area has to offer! Cheers, Maggie More
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Maggie S
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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You can reach me by phone, texting, or email to answer questions, I live close by and am available , but I like to let my guests have their space.
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay here, just beautiful. First night was HOT with a LOT of misqitos, but the screened in room was awesome.. Second night freezing and windy lol. We had everything we needed. Would definatly return.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Molly M
Road676623, VR Owner at Tin Poppy - Eco Retreat! Glamping in the Larch Hill near Salmon Arm, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thanks for your review Molly!

Reviewed October 29, 2017

Our daughter was married yesterday at Lavender House at the Tin Poppy Retreat, and "WOW" hardly covers the experience. It was our lucky day when I discovered the venue and owners online, because Maggie and Jeremy made everything possible. We did not have to do...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank 2Jollies
Management response:Responded October 30, 2017

Thank you for the review Jan! It was our pleasure, and what an absolutely gorgeous late October night it was!

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

A unique rental with its huge screened in sun room with great views of the forest...Its charm is the sun room and the extreme quietness due to its slightly remote location reached by forestry roads. We found a very good propane stove, electric fridge, and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Roger P
Management response:Responded August 25, 2017

Thanks for the review Sharon! Leo is a very interesting feline, he can open our screened-in porch doors, and can almost turn the knob to get into the main house! Come back again! Maggie

Reviewed July 17, 2017

The drive off the main road which is well marked is definitely worth it. Once you are at the Tin Poppy you are in relaxation mode. The vintage trailer has everything you need for comfort and the screened-in outdoor living area helped keep us protected...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Dream674902
Management response:Responded July 18, 2017

You're welcome Jan! A small local business makes the Energy Bites for us, the poppy seed lemon ones. Thank you for the lovely review, and I hope you can make it back someday. Maggie

Reviewed June 29, 2017

We chose Tin Poppy for its glamoing appeal and it"s location near Salmon Arm . We included this stop as part of a two week, 2000 miles journey. Maggie has thought of every detail. She was highlyncommunicative about directions which is important as TP is...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank tracim67
Management response:Responded July 10, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review Tracy! It was a pleasure meeting you two. I hope you've had a wonderful rest of your journey, and bring your skis next time! ox Maggie

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
There is much to do in this beautiful part of the world, so bring your hiking boots, bikes, canoes, kayaks and fishing rods. Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park is a 20 min drive from here. The Shuswap River is a 20 minute down hill bike ride from the Tin Poppy. Star Light Drive-In is a 20 min drive away. The Roots and Blues Festival is in Salmon arm in August features music ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban and Americana to Afro-beat. Wine sampling at the Larch Hills Winery is only a 10 min drive. Fishing for Chinook salmon in the Shuswap River in August. Take in professional theatre at the Caravan Farm Theatre. And over 100 kilometers of trails for hiking and mountain biking in the Larch Hills (the Larch Hills trails connect to Rubberhead and South Canoe mountain bike trails...
How to get there
We are located in British Columbia, Canada, half way between Calgary and Vancouver ( approximately a 5 hour drive) in the gorgeous North Okanagan. An hour and a half from Kelowna and Kamloops, 20 minutes from Salmon Arm and Enderby.
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