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Waterfront Cabins Harrison Hot Springs BC Canada

Elfinlau Paradise
Elfinlau Paradise
Elfinlau Paradise
Echo Island on Harrison Lake BC Canada
The Homestead Cottage
The Patio of the Homestead Cottage
Front Loft with Lake view
Harrison Hot Springs
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

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aysha421
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WELCOME TO HEAVEN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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If there is a heaven on earth , that is the one!!! We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving in Elfinlau with lovely owners , Marcella and Ray. We have rented all the cottages and went there with a group of friends. Kids enjoyed the most. This charming place is not only a heaven by its own nature , but also designed tastefully with lots of spirit. If you give a moment to yourself you can feel you are living as the part of nature. Two beautiful spirits accompany you delightfully during your stay. We will be there again!!!

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Liked best: Everything , nature
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2012
Thank You Aysha!!
Say big Hello to everyone such great playtime we had with all of you.
Yeahh!! Play Everyday says Marcella & Ray !! Bigg Huggs from Elfinlau!!
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Ben S
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“"Pure Bliss"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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I have been to Elfinlau paradise on 3 separate occasions, the first was 3 nights in January for a Bachelor party, it was snowing. We had an amazing time and had some crazy nights, we cooked feasts, socialized, bonded, went fishing and enjoyed the world class sauna. Ray and Marcella are extremely accommodating and you will ALWAYS receive the respect you give, plus some.

The second and third time I visited Elfinlau was with my girlfriend for our anniversary in June and again in September. We met people from all over BC and the world...North Van, Spain, Japan etc... We are both very social and loved meeting these new and wonderful people from all over the world!
When we wanted our privacy and some alone time, we got it. We enjoyed the hikes up to the viewpoints, morning coffee overlooking the lake, our cozy cabin and the sauna. This island can be all things to all people!
Whether you're coming for a large family gathering or a romantic getaway for two, this is the perfect island to come and "Just Be."

P.S. I highly recommend the meal plan, even for just one day.
Ray and Marcella with spoil you!

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Liked best: Arriving and forgetting the worlds problems
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2012
Thank You Ben
Love your Enthusiasm for Elfinlau!!
It always is such a joy to have you back.One thing we to not spoil any one we treasure You.Yeahhhh
See you in February 2013
Marcella & Ray
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Rachel M
Chilliwack, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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There was nothing I didn't love about this amazing place. The owners are beautiful and caring people who made our stay feel like a piece of heaven. The cottage was outfitted with every detail you could possibly need. Every thing from the decor to the gardens was absolutely inspiring. Rich in art with a flair for fun. I can't say enough about this lovely little place. I can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: The cottage was homey and well stocked and the energy was uplifting
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2012
Thank You Rachel for your grrreat review!!
I know what you did not like about Elfinlau.
It was leaving,but knowing you will be back made it possible!!
Love & Delight
Ray and Marcella
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Tammy M
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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The perfect "It's just what I needed" place to go. I was leary at first, being picked up in a boat by someone I didn't know but I am soooooo glad I went. Marcella and Ray make every effort to take care of their guest and think of details you may not have. They are cabins that afford privacy and the opportunity to socialize if you want to. Everywhere you look there are little treats, trinkets, and positivity. If you are looking for a cabin experience, this one is amazing. Our trip could not have been more perfect from kayaking, to exploring the lookout, to swimming in the lake, peace and a million stars in the sky. A wonderful get away that brought tears to my eyes when I had to leave. We even discussed keeping it to ourselves and not sharing but I will for the benefit of Marcella and Ray!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2012
Thank You Tammy for sharing your bautifull review about our piece of heaven on planet earth!!
Love & Light
Ray & Marcella
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NaomiCamm...
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ideal women's weekend retreat! Amazing place, amazing food and excellent company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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When we arrived at Elfinlau to a warm welcome by Marcella and Ray, we (13 women) were in awe of the beautiful setting these two have created with love, care and not a single power tool! Chef Ray (with the help of his lovely wife Marcella) put on a seafood dinner spread that blew our minds (and our palates). Marcella's touch of adding beautiful edible flowers from her garden into the dishes was lovely. This retreat provided much needed relaxing and the energy of Enfinlau left us all feeling amazing!

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Liked best: I couldn't pin point just one thing - it was all great!
Liked least: Mosquitoes - first time in 8 years though, so likely a rarity
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2012
Thank You Naomi,it was great having you all and special thanks to You, for your amazing organization of the whole event.Love & Light! Marcella & Ray.
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Kavephish
Langley City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exactly what you expect... But better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Purple everywhere, new age beliefs, yoga, crystals and natural foods. I took my girlfriend here for a weekend getaway and it was the most relaxing time of the year. We were blessed with favorable weather, but the setting and hosts would make any day bright and cheerful. The surrounding environment is gorgeous, and the views along the island trail is amazing. There is a full cabin as well as two suites. We were in the dragonfly suite and enjoyed the "ewok village" catwalks, decks and stairs. The sauna was great, and incredibly effective, as were the natural compost toilets. All of these factors made for an extremely enjoyable time... and the hosts took it to another level. Ray and Marcella were entertaining, inviting, genuinely interested in our conversation, and made for great company. We bought the food package and every meal was as exquisite as it was outside of my typical diet. From an amazing yogurt parfait in the morning to lunch wraps with chicken and flowers (edible)... It was unexpected and delicious, and the meals were enhanced further by the conversation shared with our host.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Being able to relax in an intimate setting without distractions.
Liked least: I think a bug bit me in the forest... That's about it.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Dec 23, 2011
Thank You Darren for the great review,we truly enjoyed your company and treasuring the two of You!!
Love & Light
Marcella & Ray
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Heather H
New Westminster, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We will definitely be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
1
person found this review helpful

My boyfriend and I went to Elfinlau for a 3 night stay in July 2011. Going on vacation was a last minute decision and we found this gem advertised on Craigslist. What originally attracted us to this particular destination was not only the reasonable price, but the beauty of the area, the secluded location, and the opportunity to kayak and explore Echo Island and some of the surrounding Islands on Harrison Lake.
Upon arriving at Chilliwack via Greyhound, we were met with Ray, one of the owners of the resort, who drove us to the boat launch at Harrison Lake. From there it was a short and relaxing boat ride to the resort. As we approached the dock we were warmly met by Ray’s wife Marcella, and their sweet and gentle dog. We stayed in the cozy Dragonfly Cabin (check out the pictures on their website), which was furnished with a huge bunk bed, actually the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in due to the amazing memory foam mattress. Everything ran off of solar and gas power and the kitchenette allows guests the opportunity to cook their own food during the entire stay. Although, we took advantage of the meal plan option which I will talk about later. Another beautiful and romantic feature was the large fireplace, which we did not use because it did not get cool enough at night.
We liked that there was never any pressure to keep to a schedule (except mealtime of course) and we could sleep in, go kayaking and exploring the surrounding area on our own. Meals were organic and fresh, and we would have to say the most appetizing food we have ever had. What added to the overall enjoyment of the food was sitting down and enjoying our meals with the company of Ray and Marcella who made us feel at home, providing meaningful conversation and plenty of laughter. Although we thought of bringing our own food and cooking it in the kitchenette, we quickly knew we made the right decision to opt rather for the $55 a day meal plan which included freshly caught white salmon wrapped in nori for lunch, and a breakfast of yogurt, berries and granola garnished with edible flowers from Marcella’s garden (these are just 2 of the 9 meals that were provided).
As we are kayaking enthusiasts, our days were filled with paddling the majestic jade colored waters of Harrison Lake, getting off at various spots on Echo Island and other closer islands to hike, explore and enjoy a picnic of food prepared by our hosts. On our last kayaking adventure we encountered ‘bubbles’ the sea lion and her adorable baby who followed us for a short period of time, possible checking to see if we were fishing? ;)
Overall, we would recommend this vacation destination to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, eco-friendly experience that is off the grid. It is a romantic place but also accommodates large groups, so it would be great for a family, a stag or stagette, or just a single person looking to spend some time with them self, a good book and nature. This is truly a spiritual place that we will surely return to.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: owners, kayaking, food
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2011
Thank You Heather & Jordan
Wau, what a great detailed funtastic Review!
Thank You Thank You Thank You

If there was such a thing as a guest review on guests we would have to give you a 10 out of 10.It was a total pleasure to feed and treasure the 2 of You.Your level of enjoyment and appreciation was pure delight.
We love to welcome You back to Elfinlau Paradise!!
Love & Light
Ray&Marcella & Wuff Wuff from Blitz
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