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Cabins & Cottages
Tin Poppy is a remote solar powered vacation rental located in the Larch hills between the Shuswap and the North Okanagan valley.
Tin Poppy is a 1953, 32 foot travel trailer approximately 200 square feet, encased in a modern screened-in post and beam structure bringing the space up to 1200 square feet in total.
The Tin Poppy experience changes with each season: in the summer it is a spacious airy dwelling that can accommodate up to 6 guests, and in the winter Tin Poppy transforms into a cozy ski cabin better suited to adventurous couples and small families.
All four seasons offer spectacular outdoor activities, so whether you're into mountain biking, birding, cross country skiing, fishing the Shuswap River, or simply seeking solitude in a beautiful natural setting, Tin Poppy provides a splendid and luxurious habitat.
In summertime Tin Poppy can accommodate up to 6 guests. The master bedroom inside the trailer has a comfortable queen size 8 bed. In the second bedroom there is a twin bed, and in the living room of the trailer there is a queen sizes fold-down dinette. In the screened-in spaces there is a double futon on the main floor.
The Toilet Room in the Tin Poppy has a modern flush toilet and sink; there is also a clean and modern outhouse close by with a fantastic view. All the linens and bath robes are provided and are quality, high thread-count cotton.
Just steps from the main living area there is a modern private outdoor shower equipped with hot water on demand.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a stove/oven, fridge/freezer, and BBQ and all the cooking and dining wares you would need to pull off fabulous meals. So sit back and relax in the mid-century modern dining room as you stream your favorite music..Tin poppy has high speed internet!
Winter Glamping – Shorthand for glamorous camping!
Winter at the Tin Poppy is snowy, cozy and beautiful….and for the adventurous! Wintertime at Tin Poppy is best suited for outdoorsy couples and small families who love cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just hanging out in a peaceful remote setting.
Tin Poppy is 6km from the Larch Hills Nordic Ski Trails. The cozy 200 square foot solar powered caravan can be heated with the gas fireplace and or gas furnace. Although still luxurious, during the winter months the Tin Poppy's water system is turned off. Water is provided in 5 gallon containers, and a large kettle is provided for heating water on the stove.
A beautiful outhouse provides a charming alternative to indoor plumbing, and for a shower alternative after your snowshoe outing… try the natural wood-fired Finnish sauna!
* Please be prepared for winter driving conditions*
Please do up all your dishes before you check out. Smoking around the fire-pit ONLY! Please keep pets off the furniture and supervised at all time, we have a small hobby farm and often our chickens are free ranging. Tin Poppy runs on solar power so please turn the furnace off or down whenever you leave, and the lights off too, thanks. Tin Poppy also gets its water from a shallow well, so we ask you to keep your showers on the shorter side.
I hope you have a wonderful stay at Tin Poppy and get to take in some of the beauty the area has to offer!
Wineries & Wine Tours
Private and semi-private tours that are fully customized to suit your needs. Sit back, relax and explore the sun-drenched Okanagan wineries, where you can tour the vineyards, the cellar, learn about wine-making and sample the many award winning wines and taste what makes them world-class.
Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Eco tourism and Ocean Adventure attraction. Explore the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the experienced wildlife photographers of Adventures By HIP. We are Sooke, BC’s premier ocean tour service for true wildlife enthusiasts. Adventures By HIP is located at the doorstep of the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina and only steps away from The Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 34 campsites, 2 group sites, public beach, picnic area, boat launch, hiking trails, pit toilets, hand water pump. There is a 10hp boating restriction on the lake. Location: The best access road is off of Highway 3 about 6km east of Bridesville. Follow Johnstone Creek Road for 25km to the park. It is a maintained gravel road and takes approximately 40 minutes from the highway turnoff. Other access points off of Highway 33 and from OK Falls are not well marked and are unmaintained forestry roads that are not suitable for vehicle traffic. Conkle Lake is a secluded lake in the sub-alpine Kettle Valley area that offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. Come enjoy the sunshine, sandy beach and pristine views at this out-of-the-way gem! Firewood is available for sale. Open from May Long Weekend through Labour Day.
Spas & Wellness
Visit The Parkside Spa to escape into a tranquil, welcoming atmosphere complemented by our full menu of professional services and treatments. Our spa uses only the most luxurious products which have been hand-picked in order to bring you the very best nature has to offer. We are committed to helping our guests restore their natural harmony of wellness and beauty.
Photo Tours on Sundays. The Photo Tours are $20 per person. For 2019 we will tour and photograph Cascade Falls starting mid-May – date TBA. Join us and bring your family. Children under 14 free. It’s easy walking for everyone. We have several locations at the falls. Bring your camera, phone or tablet . Other tours available upon request; Son Ranch Timber Company, Christina Lake and the Granby River Valley. Check the website for details.
The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now open until September 2, 2019. You can join us seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and enjoy an underground bus tour and explore our exhibits, interactive games, cafe and gift shop. The Visitor Centre is fun and engaging for all ages and interests. It’s an amazing experience that should not be missed. Visit our website for specific details on tour times and to plan your trip today.
Do you dream of flying? Then take a tandem paragliding adventure and fly like an eagle. An experienced instructor will show you how birds and paragliders fly and bring you to spectacular views of the North Thompson Valley and surrounding peaks. This is for everybody with an adventurous soul. The 2 h round trip might change your life! Feel the wind in your face and soar with the eagles. Operating from May till October, weather dependent.
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Horseback Riding & Ranches, Bed & Breakfasts
Trust your experience to the local fun experts! At HydroFly Kelowna, we have created over 3,000 smiling faces and counting. Our team prides itself in the passion that we bring to each and every group and individuals experience. Our professional, certified instructors focus on safety and fun above all else and look forward to meeting you!
Boating, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Beautiful resort on Puntzi Lake. 6 lakefront cabins with full kitchen and bath. Enjoy the beauty from your deck. 15 RV sites, 8 lakefront and 7 pull throughs. Boat rentals, boat launch, laundry, restaurant by reservation, playground, high speed Internet. Great fishing for Kokanee and rainbow trout!