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1940's Miner's Cottage in Historic Wells.

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Mountain Thyme Getaway is a 1940's miner's cottage with modern amenities.

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wells bungalow description

The newest and oldest accommodation in Wells. The Mountain Thyme Getaway is a restored 1 and 1/2 story wooden clap-board house typical of the mine workers of the 1930s and 40s. Relaxing atmosphere, Cozy rooms, simple-world charm, comfy furniture, modern baths, DVD players and LP turntable, WiFi, and other conveniences for the modern traveler. Across from the 'Best Cafe' in the entire Central Interior, and within walking distance of everywhere, including theaters, art galleries and stores. Balcony view of Mountains and Meadows. 6 minutes from Barkerville, and 25 minutes from Bowron Lakes.

Upstairs is a master bedroom and landing with pullout twins as well as a deep soaker tub. Downstairs is a large side room with two entrances, and a double and two twin beds. It has its own bathroom with shower and an outside door to the deck. The main area reflects the historical era of the 1940's with furniture, photographs and even an operating phonograph. Hidden, but available, are DVD players, an LCD TV and WiFi services. The kitchen has all the necessities from microwaves and coffee machines to grills, fridge and a BBQ.

The elevated front deck commands the street and the valley, while the private back deck even boasts a dog-house and fenced area for pets.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor smoking permitted....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Walkers are accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private Bedroom with adjacent Bathroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Landing: 2 twin/ single

    Semi-private bedroom area in upper storey....moreless

  • Side Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Two entrances, one from the porch, and its own bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Regional information and small reading library...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Built into TV. Small library available....moreless

  • Games:

    cards, board games available, more on request....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Large LP library of vinyl records, and small CD collection. Local Wells Radio Station as well....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Plays MP3, CD, tapes and LP records...moreless

  • Television:

    No TV reception. Built in DVD player and a small library of DVD's. HDMI capability....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Everywhere is Downtown in Wells!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    In the town, but overlooking the meadows, and Slide Mountain. Situated in a beautiful valley, surrounding by hills and mountains....moreless

  • Resort:

    The host-town to the ghost town! Adjacent to Barkerville Historic Park, home of the largest Gold Rush in Canada, and gateway to Bowron Lake Park, one of the 10 best canoe circuits in the World...moreless

  • Rural:

    In the Cariboo Mountains, in a quaint historic mining town, with a strong artistic, musical and theatre component...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    At the trailhead for 30 km of Nordic Trails...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    At the trailhead for 30 km of Nordic Trails...moreless

  • Village:

    Once home to 4,000 gold miners, the boom town of Wells is now a quiet artistic and mining community of only 280 people....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Fold out table seats from 2 to 8. We also have side tables for informal meals. Eat-In Catering by the Bear's Paw Cafe is possible....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Living Room:

    Full sized couch and two over-stuffed chairs in period design plus up to six additional padded folding chairs. Outdoor seating as well....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available at your door, or in a large area out back....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Available but not installed unless requested....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry services for personal items are available across the street for fees...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee and Bear's Paw Cafe's Organic Dark Roast Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware and seating for 8. More available as requested. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with burners, fridge, coffee, tea, toaster, microwave, and bbq. No oven(see owner) Dishware and seating for 8. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, teas, and creamers provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Free Quadracycle rentals and bikes/helmets available for rental as requested....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Elevated front deck with private view of the street and mountains, as well as plenty of outdoor seating. Ground level private back deck....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bowron Lake Canoe and Kayak Rentals available for hourly or day use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Raised Rock perrenial Garden at front entrance...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Easy to use, clean and new BBQ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Adjacent to 15 km of groomed nordic trails. Beautiful off-trail skiing in Barkerville and Bowron. Backcountry mountain-skiing in 5 minutes. Troll Resort Skiing in 20 minutes. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
1 night min stay
C$70

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

Spring Mini-Rental
May 1 - Jul 23, 2015
1 night min stay
C$180

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 24 - Sep 13, 2015
2 night min stay
C$250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
C$250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

WINTER USE FEE: One-time $70 surcharge plus tax. In the winter we add a single plowing, heating and shovelling fee for our additional expenses. Note that this fee will be added to the quote that you receive from VRBO for bookings between December 1 and May 15.

SPRING MINI-RENTAL: Minimum 2 nights stay on weekends in July.

SPRING WHOLE HOUSE FEE OFFER: Add just $70 and take the whole house(two baths, 6 beds), plus $25 per person over 6 people.

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Location

80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Quesnel, BC
Wells
Nearest Barpub
The Bear's Paw Cafe
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Quesnel
Wells
Nearest Motorway
Highway 26
Wells
Nearest Restaurant
The Bear's Paw Cafe
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Troll Mountain Resort
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Wendle Lake Provincial Park

Car: Recommended

Experience the Gold! Barkerville, in 1862, was the home to BC's largest gold rush, which led to our incorporation in Canada. It has over 120 buildings, live interpretation, operating period mercantile, guided tours and displays. It is a BC Heritage site, a National Historic Site of Canada and contains two additional National Historic Monuments.

Wells, in 1933, became the largest town in BC north of Hope, with 4,000 people, all night grocery stores, 3 bars 5 churches, a giant community hall and even a train station office. Fred Wells wanted a prosperous town with a community spirit, and his goal live on today. With only 280 full-time residents, Wells is dominated by tourism and gold mining still. In the summer, there are two operating live theaters, constant concerts in other venues, and one of Canada's 10 best Music Festivals (Artswells). In addition, there are a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries, and our historically unique architecture is proudly maintained in the colorful residents preserved from the original mining construction.

Wells is also the gateway to 100's of km of trails, mountains, and canoe routes. It has an extensive hiking and Mountain Biking system, ATV and snowmobile trails, and the scenic Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, a one week canoe trip, rated one of the 10 best canoe trips in the world.

Summer offers endless entertainment and cultural opportunities in a community set in a remote mountain valley, with some of the best large wildlife viewing opportunities in North America.

Winter offers some of the deepest and driest snow in Canada, unlimited groomed and off-piste trail riding for snowmobiles, and every type of skier or snow-shoer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We've lived and loved Wells since the last century! We came here for the outdoor life and started an outdoor adventure business and a cafe. We've since expanded to own a gift store and now, recently converted this building into a guesthouse(summer of 2013). We love tramping and skiing in the mountains and lakes, and our passion is evident in everything we touch. Our ski tours have been featured in a variety of outdoor and travel magazines including Westworld, BC Magazine, and Air Canada's Enroute Magazine. Our Cafe has won numerous awards including Best Cafe in Northern BC, and our Gift Store has been called one of the most unique stores in the Cariboo! Expect Mountain Thyme to give you the same. We think Wells is one of the most touching and unique places in British Columbia. It's a tiny town with more power and culture than places 100 times larger. We love being part of it.

Why the Owner Chose Wells:
We made the Mountain Thyme what it is because we're so proud of the working man's history of our area, and the heritage value of our architecture. It has been a labour of love to restore it to its simple structure, and celebrate its location and value.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Mountain Thyme is a beautiful wildflower, that grows in alpine areas, and it's also a play on the word 'time'. You can't help feeling like you're on a holiday, or 'Mountain Time' when stay here, and also, this building and the entire community of Wells is like a wild mountain flower discovered on a ramble. You will feel the magic of Wells, as soon as you step into the Mountain Thyme. On the living room wall is an old photograph from 1898 showing our valley from that time, and as you look out the window you see the connection with the space, and also the changes and growth that have come and gone like seasons in our community.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Mountain Thyme Getaway is a 1940's miner's cottage with modern amenities.

    Mountain Thyme Getaway is a 1940's miner's cottage with modern amenities.

  • Historic Photos, and a warm interior.

    Historic Photos, and a warm interior.

  • Colourful and complete kitchen.

    Colourful and complete kitchen.

  • View to the Best Cafe in Northern BC and the meadows and mountains of Wells.

    View to the Best Cafe in Northern BC and the meadows and mountains of Wells.

  • The upstairs landing and view to the private master bedroom.

    The upstairs landing and view to the private master bedroom.

  • Queen-sized master Bed with a cozy down duvet

    Queen-sized master Bed with a cozy down duvet

  • Attention to detail.

    Attention to detail.

  • Deep and relaxing soaker tub.

    Deep and relaxing soaker tub.

  • More views into the living room.

    More views into the living room.

  • Another view of the 'side room' with two entrances and a private bath.

    Another view of the 'side room' with two entrances and a private bath.

  • The Mountain Thyme is a cozy snug cottage, with heated carpet!

    The Mountain Thyme is a cozy snug cottage, with heated carpet!

  • Local Gift Stores and Galleries.

    Local Gift Stores and Galleries.

  • Inside is period decor that reflects the simple life of a gold miner in Wells.

    Inside is period decor that reflects the simple life of a gold miner in Wells.

  • Perfectly romantic for two, or with the capacity for a group of 8!

    Perfectly romantic for two, or with the capacity for a group of 8!

  • Twin and Double beds in the side room, with their own bath.

    Twin and Double beds in the side room, with their own bath.

  • Quirky architectural additions.

    Quirky architectural additions.

  • Quiet Desk and nook with a view.

    Quiet Desk and nook with a view.

  • Local Artists are featured in the decor.

    Local Artists are featured in the decor.

  • Meant for sharing!

    Meant for sharing!

  • Day bed with hideaway twin underneath.

    Day bed with hideaway twin underneath.

  • Soft Period Furniture, and beautiful art,

    Soft Period Furniture, and beautiful art,

  • Wells is inviting in the Winter too!

    Wells is inviting in the Winter too!

  • Fabulous food at the licensed, award-winning Bear's Paw Cafe.

    Fabulous food at the licensed, award-winning Bear's Paw Cafe.

  • Free Quadracycle rental with your stay.  Enjoy Wells!

    Free Quadracycle rental with your stay. Enjoy Wells!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Bungalow
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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