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Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

This log cabin is on the edge of Lake Kathlyn in the beautiful Bulkley Valley near Smithers; the town of four seasons. Smithers offers all amenities and outdoor winter and summer sports.

Our three bedroom cabin offers two Queen rooms and a small room with two single beds. The house accommodates up to 6 people. There is also a heated room outside the kitchen for use as a drying room in the winter. All windows are double glazed. Lake Kathlyn freezes in the winter for all forms of XC skiing and skating and in the summer months has abundant wildlife hummingbirds, Canada geese and loons. The cabin is 4km from Smithers and 1km from the airport. The lake is a sanctuary and no motorised boats are permitted. The downhill skiing and XC ski club are open for five months of the year. Highlights in the valley include the steelhead fishing season, hunting and hiking.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Fishing, Hiking, Downhill Skiing, XC skiing

More Details

David Whish
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About David Whish

I grew up in Australia which does not have such spectacular mountains. Having worked in Canada in the 1980's I always wanted a classic Canadian log cabin on a lake with a view.

David Whish purchased this house in 2004

Why David Whish chose Smithers

Smithers is in the Bulkley Valley which can be breathtakingly beautiful in all seasons. You do not see all the seasons in the tropics where I live. The cabin has been meticulously finished by the best local builder.

What makes this house unique

I have many friends in Smithers. I enjoy the skiing, hiking, wildlife and wilderness. A cross country ski around the lake is a great workout. Many types of humming birds appear in the Summer.


Smithers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful view of the lake and mountains
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Queen size bedrooms , Two single beds 2 stretcher beds


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Prince Rupert bc

Beautiful home, spacious for our family, and fully equipt kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean home upon arrival- had everything we needed! They even put up extra Christmas decorations for us which they did not need to do-thank you. Bath & shower water is very discoloured and smells from the lake, but they do provide ample drinking water. Great location to downtown and fairly close to the ski hill. (30-40 min). Had some difficulty using PayPal as payment, so ensure you send cash/cheque so you don’t get charged extra for using PayPal.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton BC

Beautiful Lake Front Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well situated cabin/house on the lake. We stayed at the house for two weeks working out of Smithers. The owner and property manager were very accommodating as we need to extend our stay for an adjusted work shift. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the Smithers area for a few nights to a few weeks.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin in perfect. Lots of room. Nice to have 2 showers as well! The views are FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this place to anyone. Well equipped. Cozy. Great views. Ample sleeping quarters. Overall we had a great stay and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second girls trip and we enjoyed ourselves again!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, right on the water and just a short distance from Smithers. The view is incredible! The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because the water had a very strong sulphur odour that we couldn't seem to get rid of. Other than that it was fantastic!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan As we take the water from the lake and filter it for all household usage except drinking we have been chasing the cause. We have changed all filters in the house and are now looking at the well in the front yard and the well man says he will be able to fix it. Thanks for the review Annie
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Good location. Excellent views. All the comforts of home with a cottage feel.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queen Charlotte, BC

Smooth turns in smithers

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the team in Smithers looking after this great property. Nice home base for exploring this beautiful part of BC

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain

Smithers is known as the town for 4 seasons




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $470.18
Management & Cleaning Fee $129.3

Check in after 2:00 p.m. on day of arrival (UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED AT BOOKING.)
Check out before 10:00 a.m. on day of departure (UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED WITH OWNER OR MANAGER)
A heating levy may be charged during the mid winter.
STANDARD NUNBER OF PEOPLE 6, EXTRA PEOPLE WILL BE CHARGED $15 per person per night. 2 Stretcher beds available.
LATE CHECK OUT $50 extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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