Vanderhoof's downtown area has several accommodation options: hotels, motels and a couple bed and breakfasts.
Quite a few also have adjacent restaurants and/or pubs. Hotels are quite busy year round, so reservations are highly recommended.
There are 15 or so wilderness lodges south of Vanderhoof in an area known as “Big River Country.” Lodges are located in the backwoods area surrounded by lakes and forests. Some are waterfront properties while others are on ranches. Lodges range from rustic to upscale, with many offering activities such as fishing and outfitting. Booking ahead of time is expected, though some allow drop-in guests.
Visitors can reach a few of the lodges by road. Maps of the area are available at the Vanderhoof Visitor Centre. It is not necessary to have a sport utility vehicle, but it's important to be equipped for an emergency. Some wilderness resorts are fly- or boat-in only. In such cases, travel arrangements are made with the lodge upon booking.
Camping and RVs
Camping and RV sites are available near Vanderhoof at local campgrounds and at various forestry campsites.