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Corbett Lake Lodge
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Merritt
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Fernie
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Reviewed December 23, 2004

As an avid fly angler living in the lower mainland of BC, my fishing partner and I used to look forward to stalking the trout by dry fly at Corbett Lake on a regular basis. The fishing was outstanding and the many downed trees and weed beds provided some exclellent cover for these hard fighting Kamloops Rainbows.

Mr. McVey and his staff were surprisingly unpleasant despite the consistent business we provided and we were shocked when we recieved no thanks or recognition when we left two bottles of fine french wine for Peter. Instead we were later greeted with acusations of theft (it seems Peter had lost a fly box and saw us as the prime suspects). During dinners he would intentionally ignore us when displaying flambays to the dining room and just seemed to be put off by our presence.

After taking our money he banned us from staying further at his lodge for reasons that are still unclear to me. Peter McVey is a classless fool!

  • Stayed: October 2000
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Reviewed December 16, 2003

The quiet ambience of a decades old lodge with London quisine amidst murmored conversations is a unique experience. Owner/chef Peter McVey embodies PRIDE (Personal Resonsibility in Daily Efforts) when he visits all tables at night for a person-to-person view(s) and interview as to Inn operation, cuisine staff decorum et al. His immaculate starched white uniform, changed hourly along with his fishing patterns, the old world spruce rowboat technology, married to new, y world fishing etiguette. His Senior Advisor, Horace, is always available for consultation and good thoughts.
2003 Recipient of the Chanevaleax de Gran Pesces International Fishing Award, Le Pomme' de Chaddich, and the Rouge Sashe' of the Kingfishers in Bondage, McVey has brought Corbett Lake Country Inn, along with its unique strain of winter hummingbirds, to the epitome of B.C. fly fishing tourist perfection.

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Additional Information about Corbett Lake Lodge

Address: Hwy 97C | 15 minutes East of Merritt, BC, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B6, Canada (Formerly Corbett Lake Country Inn)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Merritt
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Merritt
Price Range: $73 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Corbett Lake Lodge is a premier fly fishing resort and escape destination located 15 minutes from Merritt, BC, Canada and 2 1/2 hours from Vancouver, BC, Canada. The rustic and comfortable Lodge and fully equipped cabins are set next to Corbett Lake in the beautiful, rolling grasslands and poplar woods of south central British Columbia. Our fully licensed Lodge offers a wonderful dining experience and a great location for gatherings. We offer the best of fishing, food and hospitality to individuals and families and we welcome retreats, reunions and weddings. Escape to Corbett Lake Lodge! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Corbett Lake Country Hotel Merritt
Country Inn Merritt
Merritt Country Inn

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