Full descriptions below & the Airbnb links are near the bottom of the page. You must read the ad carefully to avoid disappoinment!
The Chick Inn:
Tamihi Meadows is located at the Osborne fishing hole on the Chilliwack River just down from the Tamihi Recreational Area. The location is well-known and very popular especially to fishermen, ATVers & whitewater kayakers! The area is highly desirable because of the natural beauty, the unlimited hiking & off roading trails/roads, the Class II to IV rapids as well as the extremely good fishing spot!
There are 3 TINY(!) rustic cabins in the forest here, each with 2 tiny bedrooms. These are suitable for sportspersons, or people that just want to de-stress &/or get back to nature.
***NEW!!!! For those not into rustic, we now have The Chick Inn overlooking the Chilliwack River in a different area from these ones.
THIS APPLIES TO ALL CABINS:
****LONG WEEKENDS ARE A MIN. 3 NIGHT STAY!****
***YOU MUST READ THE WHOLE AD CAREFULLY & AGREE TO ALL RULES BEFORE BOOKING! (The links are below & are only available through Airbnb as they cover the cabin insurance).
Please list the names of all occupants when doing your reservation.
We are disinfecting surfaces between guests, and we require that you cover the beds with your own sheets & bring a spray disinfectant for using the outhouse.
There is a port-a-potty (that smells like one!). It is kept locked to ensure it is only used by the people in the cabins as there is only one there. The key is on the cabin key ring.
Your toilet paper can't be left in the outhouse as mice will shred it!
USE ONLY THE PORTA POTTY FOR YOUR BUSINESS! ***If you are one of those people who think it's ok to go in the bush & leave your toilet paper etc - DON'T COME HERE! It's so disgusting having to pick that up & we will levy a $50. charge if we have to do that! (We have had to put in night vision game cameras down there because of that). Portable toilets are sometimes available for rent to put in the cabin if you prefer, (but must be cleaned out before returning them).
*NOTE: The port-a-potty for The Chick Inn is much nicer & is directly across from it.
Visitors are not permitted. If you have someone that wants to come in, they must be included in your reservation.
FIREWOOD:You can purchase firewood here from the camp host, it's $8 for a good-sized bag. ***PLEASE NOTE: No construction materials (ie wood ends etc) to be used in the wood stove, outside in the fire-pit is fine, but NO NAILS! *There is no wood stove as yet in The Chick Inn. It is going in soon, but as yet it is so well insulated, I'm told it stays warm.
NO CANDLES PERMITTED! Several people dripped wax everywhere & one ridiculous couple actually draped toilet paper over the curtain (to protect it??!!!) & set their candle on it on the sill & burnt the curtain! You can't fix stupid, so I had to change the rules.
WHAT WE DON’T HAVE:
***There is NO RUNNING WATER IN THE CABINS! (no, not even in the port-a-potty!) There is a tap with non-potable water in the campground that runs most of the time. (It is from our springs). There is NO INTERNET! NO TV! NO ELECTRICITY!! The Fido/Rodgers network does work here & we have put in a cell phone booster for the other networks above the stairs to the beach.
EXCEPTION: The Chick Inn, does come with solar lights (about 1000 fairy lights) and a battery operated set, as well as a refillable foot-powered sink for washing.
ATV'S: ATV'S: LICENSED VEHICLES ONLY. To be respectful of others RIDING AROUND THE CAMPGROUND IS NOT PERMITTED. IDLE IN & IDLE OUT ONLY AND NO REVVING OF ENGINES! Riding is straight in or out of the gate only.
GARBAGE is pack it in, pack it out, although we do accept sorted (clean) recyclables in separate bags. Bottles and cans, soft plastics, hard plastics, jars and metal. If no fire ban, you are welcome to burn paper products. We will also accept compost (no meats or bones please). If you wish to dispose of beef (those bones are fine) (or other meats except pork that have no bones) there are dogs that will eat that.
DO NOT LEAVE LITTLE BITS OF GARBAGE AROUND OUTSIDE! They add up & are actually harder to pick up & we don't want our place looking like a dump!
NOISE: We are very strict about peace & quiet here. 2 people (out of well over 1000) has complained about gunfire in the distance. (A private Fish & Game club is a few blocks away and can be heard occasionally).
PHONE SERVICE: Fido/Rodgers works here. We have just installed a cell phone signal booster in the covered picnic shelter, so if you have Telus or Bell etc., you can try it there.
PARROT SHOW: I often do a little show in the campground on busier weekends with my very entertaining Yellow Nape Amazon parrot that loves to perform to entertain the kids (& adults). The kids will all have a chance to hold her after her little show if they'd like.
DISRUPTIVE GUESTS: People causing too much noise or disturbances or otherwise not following the guidelines will be warned first, but in severe instances, you could be asked to leave immediately (without refund).
PROBLEMS: ***IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE ALERT OUR CAMP HOST! (at the trailer closest to our gate) or give us a call (the # is listed on your reservation). If you can't get the camp host and can't get us on the phone either, you can continue up the hill to our house (after the barn & garage).
***Do NOT complain about it afterwards or ask for your money back if you haven't given us a chance first to correct any problems.
**Please also alert the camp host immediately if the cabin doesn't appear clean!
WILDLIFE: There are black & brown bears, cougars, lynx, deer etc. It is highly unlikely that you will see any if you are making any noise as none of them want to see you. (We actually try to see them!) Black & brown bears are dangerous if you corner them or pose a threat to their young, if they hear you, they get out of your way.
Grizzly bears are the really dangerous bears & they live up in the colder regions of our province.
Children should not be going around unattended however as they may be cougar bait, although it is uncommon. If we find them unattended, they will be given an energy drink & taught to swear!
We are in the Tamihi Recreational area, which is well-known and very popular especially to (salmon & trout) fishermen, hikers, ATV’ers & whitewater kayakers.
This area is highly desirable because of the natural beauty, the beach, the unlimited hiking & off roading trails/roads, the Class II to IV rapids as well as the extremely good fishing spot.
The Trans Canada Trail runs along two sides of our property and one way goes up to Windy Knob, a 5 1/2 hour hike which offers great views of the surrounding mountains as well as the city, or you can continue there & add another couple of peaks for a full day hike. Please email me if you wish the info on the hikes.
GATE HOURS: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
THE CHICK INN:
WHAT YOU GET:
OCCUPANCY: 2 adults. This cabin is not suitable for children as it is perched just above a drop to the river.
This is not a rustic cabin & is clean. Rodents are never a problem in this one as there isn't a place for them to hide & it is constructed of steel.
The bed is quite high, so you can lay in bed beside the 7' wide window looking at the river and watch the beautiful sunsets over the river. There is lots of storage space underneath the bed. This cabin is a TINY (but surprisingly spacious) 8 x 12', with a 6 x 12' covered deck. Inside there is a small table and 2 chairs, and a comfortable queen size bed, outside there is a small table, 2 chairs & fire pit. There isn't any power but there are about 1000 solar fairy lights around the deck as well as inside on the walls, there is also a battery-operated set as well. There isn't any running water but there is a refillable camp sink inside and a (non-potable) water tap in the campground. The solar lights are of course dependant on getting a good charge during the day for the amount of time they work. Yes, there are blinds on the 3 windows. There is camping available very close to this cabin if wanted as well. It is located on Site 17 on our map.
PETS: Quiet, well mannered, leashed pets welcome as long as they don't go on the bed & are picked up after.
The sound of the rapids in front of the cabin can lull you to sleep!
*Please note: the pictures inside make it appear larger than it is due to the lens required.
WHAT YOU GET:
These are TINY, RUSTIC sleeping cabins ***DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE FISHERMEN & HUNTERS!!! VERY BASIC back to nature (think wooden tent with a wood stove that you can cook on), a futon, a small table, night stand, 2 or 3 chairs & beds only!) No pots, pans, dish ware, utensils or bedding.
You can also cook over your campfire (as long as there isn't a fire ban in place).
Although they will sleep 6 - 7, it is very crowded with that many, and the furniture is not meant to be featured in Better Homes & Gardens!
There is some damage & stains on tables & on the linoleum etc.
Each cabin has a small deck, an outside fire pit & outdoor table & chairs.
We can supply an outdoor solar shower (only good for the warm seasons), that you can fill from the river or waterfall. There is a deposit, just ask the camp host for it.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:You supply your own sleeping bags, cooking supplies, lantern(s) and toilet paper. Bring basically everything that you need for tenting except your tent!
If it is rainy when you are there, you are welcome to bring a tarp & rope to tie from the deck of the cabin to the trees across from it.
WHO THESE ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR:
These are NOT SUITABLE FOR NEGATIVE OR FINICKY PEOPLE OR CLEAN FREAKS! When people ignore this requirement & come anyway, they tend to bring my ratings down (which I read). I get annoyed especially if they give less than 5 stars for "Check In" as they are clearly listed as self check-in!! The Cabin #s & names are on the doors & the key is inside! You just have to walk in the door! (I always wonder why they did a bad job of that & then mark me lower for it!)
These are NOT like city motel rooms! (You may even see dust bunnies as it's very difficult to clean all the way under the beds in the VERY tiny bedrooms!) These are also not for people worried about outhouse smells, occasional mice etc.
PETS: Because these are not pristine, we don't have a problem with people bringing their QUIET, well mannered pets that don’t bark at people or other dogs going by you cabin, and are leashed & picked up after! People must be able to go by your cabin without having to worry about your dog or get barked at (many are afraid of them). They also are NOT PERMITTED ON THE FURNITURE (there is a minimum $25. charge if they do). Cabin 2 would be most suitable if your dog is going to get upset about others walking by.
Surprisingly, we have very few mosquitoes here. Mice & other rodents & insects live outside, & they may occasionally poop on the deck & there may be cobwebs out there as well. It is swept off regularly, but they return regularly! If you don't keep the door shut, mice will get in, then people will whine to me, & then I will be upset with you, & then you'll be upset with me for being upset with you. So just keep it shut! DO NOT BOOK if these things are upsetting to you!!!
The large pond is not for swimming (the bottom is quite muddy), but people do swim in the river on our large beach (about a 5 minute walk) on our beach in the later summer & fall! (Go under the covered picnic area, the stairs are there).
Unfortunately, our little rowboat there, (The Lamberdinghy), has been damaged so it is not useable at the moment. We are looking to find someone that knows how to fibreglass a couple of spots for us (we’ll pay!)
They are not permitted in the cabin area, you can call to book a self-contained unit in the campground.
We expect you to leave your honest review, rating it as a rustic fishermen's cabin, NOT COMPARING THEM TO A HOTEL OR MOTEL, as that isn't what you're booking!
If you have ignored what we have put on our ad, don't complain about it after! I understand if you feel they don't have enough value or are otherwise not suitable for you, however I would expect that you not want to return if you feel that way.
PRICE: For those that want cheaper, Cabin 3 is the least expensive (it is the middle one & is smaller). As the demand is very high, Fridays & Saturdays are the most expensive. The price goes down in low season as well.
Anyone coming on the property accepts all liability and risks for themselves their guests & and pets.
The Chick Inn
The Chick Inn overlooks the Chwk River @ Site 17 (on my map). It is not near the other cabins & suits those not into the rustic experience. You can park directly beside it & the port-a-potty is directly across the lane.
"Debbi's place is definitely a great spot if you are looking to get away from it all. The description is totally accurate so be sure to read it so you know what you're getting yourself into! The river access is unbeatable, and the area is beautiful."
Air B &B review
"Great place to hide out from the city for a while. The cabin is exactly as advertised and perfect for anyone wanting to go camping, but feeling a little too lazy to tent it. Lots of roads and trails for biking or hiking along the river. I went over a long weekend and was worried there might be a lot of noisy campers nearby, but the cabins are tucked away in a very private location."
Air B & B review
"The experience was similar to camping, which was exactly what we were looking for! Lots of trails in the area & the horses on the property were definitely a bonus! We were also very fortunate to have amazing neighbours whom we became friends with. We are already planning our next trip back in a few weeks' time".
Air B & B review