1940's Miner's Cottage in Historic Wells.(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8
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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Member since: 2014
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $149.94
- Pet Fee $18.74 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
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)(Required for groups larger than 4 persons), plus $25 per person over 6 people.
25% deposit holds the space for you. The total amount is due 30 days before your rental date. At that time the total amount is non-refundable. Cancellations prior to 30 days before the rental date are subject to a small administration fee to cover our financial charges on the deposit.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
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, BC, Canada:
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.
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Mountain Thyme Getaway is a 1940's miner's cottage with modern amenities.
Historic Photos, and a warm interior.
Colourful and complete kitchen.
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.
Queen-sized master Bed with a cozy down duvet
Attention to detail.
Deep and relaxing soaker tub.
More views into the living room.
Another view of the 'side room' with two entrances and a private bath.
The Mountain Thyme is a cozy snug cottage, with heated carpet!
Local Gift Stores and Galleries.
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!
Twin and Double beds in the side room, with their own bath.
Quirky architectural additions.
Quiet Desk and nook with a view.
Local Artists are featured in the decor.
Meant for sharing!
Day bed with hideaway twin underneath.
Soft Period Furniture, and beautiful art,
Wells is inviting in the Winter too!
Fabulous food at the licensed, award-winning Bear's Paw Cafe.
Free Quadracycle rental with your stay. Enjoy Wells!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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