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“Rustic, w/everything you need, plus stunning views over a pristine lake” 5 of 5 stars
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9192 Portage Road, Birken, British Columbia V0N 2L0, Canada   |  
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“Rustic, w/everything you need, plus stunning views over a pristine lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We recently stayed at Whispering Falls for 3 nights and highly recommend it. We arrived at dusk, parked behind our cabin, and strolled out to behold a vista of lake, glaciers and huge stands of trees ringing a huge grassy clearing with an apple orchard at one end. You could smell pine on the breeze and hear birds chirping. Instant bliss! It’s only a 2.5 hour drive from vancouver, but seems a million miles away. There are 6 (soon to be 7) rustic, but well-equipped+clean cabins w/full-size stoves+fridges (cold water), all semi-open plan, sleeping 4-6. Directly behind there’s an immaculate central bath-house with hot showers. Huge firepit area – nice and flat, room for a big crowd, with incredible views of the mountains. Nice dock+there’s good fishing in Gates Lake. The CN trains run on the lakeside a couple of times a day, but the tracks are protected by thick swaths of indigenous grasses+shrubs, with only one boardwalk path out to the dock, so it's totally safe. The owners live on the property and they’re great people. It exceeded our expectations, and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Cabin #1 features a small powder room (sink+toilet). It has 2 twin beds in a small room w/ a door, p...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Whispering Falls Resort

Address: 9192 Portage Road, Birken, British Columbia V0N 2L0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Birken
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Birken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beautiful and sunny Gates Lake, this waterfront resort is a great place to spend your vacation or well deserved getaway. Beautiful campsites, RV sites and Cabins for rent. Enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking.Conveniently located 20 minutes North East of the Pemberton Valley, only 45 minutes from Whistler & 2.5 hours from Vancouver. ... more   less 

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