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The Grand Fir Upper Lodge
After 4pm (Please do not arrive early)
Before 10am (Later checkout available if no one is checking-in later that day)
7 days before check in: You will receive an email with a personalized security deposit email link. This process is the online version of a hotel asking for your credit card at the front desk. This process creates an authorization which can be used to cover damage or incidentals. Please ensure that you have complete the security deposit process as this is what releases your
7am check-in day: You will receive two emails; a door code email if you have completed the security deposit process and an online check in email with details of what to do when you arrive.
Good things to bring are:
- Lake stuff: Inflatables, paddleboards, watercraft, lifejackets
- Beach towels (bath towels provided)
- Basic Dishes: Bowls, plates, cutlery (mugs and glasses are provided)
- Robes and flip flops are great for the hot tub
- Bikes are great for touring the area or there is an all ages mountain bike park just 2 min away
- Disc golf discs if you want to try the local course
- Winter: Snowshoes, cross country skis, ice fishing gear, toboggans, swimsuits for the hot tub, and winter tires (not all seasons) or chains
Early check in?
We are working hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The time in between guests is critical for us accomplishing this and we therefore are unable to offer early check-in.
When you arrive you will want to go straight at the Y in the driveway and proceed to the guest parking area beside the main building. We will plan to be there to welcome you and give you a tour upon arrival as we find that this significantly improves our guests' experience. Although not imperative, we recommend that the guest who made the reservation be present for the welcome tour. During winter months there is optional winter parking at the entrance to the property.
Your lock code will automatically be sent to you in the morning on the day of your check-in. Please ensure that you have completed the security deposit process (link sent in a previous email). Doing so activates the system to send the door codes.
-The wifi password is WCGUESTS73. This password and a lot of additional helpful information is located in the welcome guide on the table.
- Lofts are accessed via ladder stairs in two of the queen bedrooms. The lofts are half height and are most often for children sleeping in a separate space above their parent's room, although adults are welcome to use the space also. Each loft contains one double bed and one single bed.
Smoking is only allowed on the porch at the front entrance (not the large deck) and butts must be disposed of in the provided container. This is EXTREMELY important.
Exploring the Property
The bark mulch trail to the right of the front door leads to the hot tub, firewood, and garbage/recycle areas. The showerhouse (small building along the path) is only for the use of guests staying in micro cabins.
The host residence is located below the deck if you require assistance.
The campfire pit and yard games can be found in the main yard and the kids play area is located on the far side of the driveway.
There are signs and lighted paths to assist you in navigating the property.
If you need anything please use one of the following methods to contact us:
- knock on the host door
- call 250 803 4670
- text 250 515 0385 or 250 515 0064
- email email@example.com
- message us through your booking platform (booking.com, airbnb, expedia, etc)
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Thank you again! You choosing to stay here is literally what puts food on our table. This is our livelihood and we can't express enough how grateful we are that you have chosen to support us and to trust our hospitality.
Happy Travels! - Shaun and Brenda Gaynor
Things to do
There is SO much to do and see here that we often hear from our guests that they wish they had planned more time in the Shuswap.
Onsite we have a firepit, a hot tub, badminton, farkle, spikeball, cornhole, disc golf, and bocce dispersed throughout the property for guests to enjoy.
What to do off site is such a big topic that it gets it's own page!
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Restaurants and Groceries
Blind Bay Village Grocer is an amazing community grocery store with everything you need. There's a full service bakery and deli, fresh prepared cold & hot foods, an ice cream bar, gas station, liquor store, and a post office all in one place.
Here are great local restaurants 10-15 minutes from here and there are countless more in Salmon Arm 20-25 minutes away. Click the name to be directed to the restaurant website.
Finz Bar and Grill, overlooking the marina and lake, is the most popular but reservations are definitely needed.
Ranchers Pizza Bar is about a year old and seems to be a big hit.
Timber is a brand new trendy place
Asian Holiday has really good take out Chinese food
Duffers has delicious food at the golf course,
Home Restaurant is a friendly, casual choice with lots of variety for everyone.
Copper Island Pub is extremely casual and very fun. They are very reasonably priced and have a games room with billiards, foosball, darts, and more.
Driving Directions (Google will get you here but you'll miss seeing the lakes and may end up on a dirt road with pot holes called Nayki Road)
Heading west on HWY 1: Turn Left on to Balmoral Road (Chevron Station)
Heading east on Hwy 1: Turn Right on to Balmoral Road (Chevron Station)
Turn right immediately onto White Lake Road (behind the Chevron Station)
Follow windy White Lake Road for 6 minutes.You will arrive at a 170 degree bend in the road to stay on White Lake Road. (If you continue straight and pass White Lake Hall. You are now on Parri road. Go back to White Lake Road)
Drive for 30 more seconds on White Lake road over a small bridge between Little White Lake and White Lake and 30 more seconds to Schmid Road.
Make a very sharp right turn onto Schmid Road.
We are located at 2772 Schmid Road which is the driveway at the end of Schmid Road up to the left.
Follow the signs to proceed directly to your reserved accommodations. (Right to the cabins, straight to the rooms and GF Suite)