Bear Valley Highlands - Wilderness Retreat - Lumby BC
Log Chalets - Private Lake
Welcome to our ranch in the Okanagan Valley – a true wilderness experience only half an hour drive from Vernon, BC.
Explore and enjoy unspoiled nature and tranquility on over 600 acres and surrounding crown land from your comfortable log cabin.
You will stay in one of our 2 handcrafted log cabins that each sleep up to 6 people and offer beautiful views of the Monashee Mountains and our private lake. Both cabins as well as all other buildings on Bear Valley Highlands are powered by solar power systems to preserve this beautiful nature.
Your cabin provides lots of privacy and the chance to get away from it all, relax viewing the wildlife right from your porch or take a stroll down to the lake for a swim, paddle or do some fishing, not to forget the amazing sunsets over the valley in the evening.
Each cabin consists of an open living/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, one full bathroom and a separate bedroom. A large sleeping loft overlooks the living room.
Our unique Mongolian yurt overlooks the Valley towards the Monashee Mountains and offers lots of privacy as well as a spectacular view. Only a short distance from the lake it is an easy walk to enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. With 32' diameter, log rafters and a 6' glass dome in the 14' high centre it is truly an experience to live close to nature but with all amenities.
Spend a night in our tipi lodge only a few steps away from the lake.
"The Timber Wolf" is an authentic Sioux style tipi from Nomadic Tipi makers, the people who made the tipis for the movie "Dances With Wolves" and comes with a sitting area and picnic table. There is also a simple outdoor kitchen with running water and a BBQ as well as an outhouse.
During the low risk fire season we will provide you with a propane fire pit. This is an outdoor camping experience with a difference.
Sit back on your covered porch to enjoy the sunset and views. The cabins are within walking distance to the lake where you can fish for rainbow trouts.Or start your trailride or hike right from your porch!
We can board your horse during your stay in a large paddock close to the cabins.
Enjoy your quiet getaway in a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled nature.
High season: $1250 per week
$189 per day
Three day minimum
Cleaning fee $50
Low season: $920 per week
$140 per day
Cleaning fee $50
These rates are for up to 4 people
Additional people to a max of 6 /$25 for adults per night and $10 for children
High season is June 30 until Sept 1st and Dec 21 - Jan 03
winter rentals maximum of 4 occupants and minimum stay of 1 week
rates based on 2 people
High season - $100 per day, $650 per week
Low season based $80 per night, $520 per week
There is a $50 one time cleaning fee as well as GST
Additional occupants ( up to 4) are $25 each per night
Based on 2 people from June 1 to August 30
$ 55 per night
$ 350 per week
Additional guests ( up to 4 occupants in total) are $ 10 per night
Our rates are subject to Gst
Recommended to Bring:
warm clothes (a jogging suit and socks are great for sleeping)
warm bedding (we provide foamies )
cooking equipment, food and drinking water
an outside lantern if you want one
To preserve the beautiful surroundings and use the power of the sun, both cabins are powered by a solar power system, please check with us if you plan on bringing any electronic devices other than cameras/chargers.
A deposit of 50% of the booked rate is required to hold a reservation
The balance is due upon arrival and check in
All bedding is supplied as well as towels
Beachtowels are not included
Sorry, no pets are allowed
The facilities are for ranch guests only, visitors must register
Methods of payment:
Cheques ( certified or travellers only )
45 days before arrival, less $25 handling charge/person
No smoking in the building
Bed and Bale
Miles of trails to ride with changing landscapes and views. Different terrains make for a wonderful variety of rides, in the woods or in the open and “ on top of the world”
If you want more than the miles of trails on our own 640 acres there is access to crown land directly off our ranch, no need to go on public roads and a large network of forestry roads and trails to suit every rider.
One of our cabins offers a rail fence paddock right besides your living room window with some grass to keep them busy, we can arrange to accommodate more horses in larger areas as well.
Please bring your own hay and BC horse council insurance proof.
Riders will have to sign waiver upon arrival.
Artist Retreats -
New at Bear Valley Highlands
Offering artist retreats for small groups, either self guided or we can connect you with instructors for your preferred medium.
We will provide some material such as easels, help you find the best locations for plein air painting and can also assist with transporting your painting gear to that best painting spot.
This package can be booked as a full service retreat with breakfast, lunch and supper provided in the cabins or, if the weather allows, outside.
It will include non alcoholic beverages and snacks.
You can also book it without the meals and be your own chef as the cabins are fully equipped
3 night wilderness adventure/ATV
3 night wilderness adventure/paddling
3 night horseback riding adventure
1 week wilderness adventure ATV and paddling
Inquire about adventure tour details
Barbara Fresz and Juergen Deschner
592, Bear Valley Road
Lumby, BC V0E 2G1
Cell: 250-306 6762