Canada British Columbia Idabel Lake Listing #14907

Friends Cottage 5 - Idabel Lake, British Columbia

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29 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Family-Friendly Lakeside Cottage with Amazing Views, Decks and Boat Access

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Every season looks beautiful from this cozy cabin on the shores of Idabel Lake. There's no better way to experience the natural wonder of British Columbia, so take a glass of wine out to the deck and admire truly marvelous views of the lake and the mountains lining the horizon. This retreat offers the largest private deck space at Idabel Lake with three decks including front entrance, upper, and lower lakeside.

Head down the stairs from your deck, and you've arrived at the lakeshore. You'll have free access to the resort's boats on a first come, first serve basis, so help yourself to oars, life jackets, and a rowboat or canoe. The property has shared picnic areas that are great gathering spots for the family, and you can use the cabin's new gas grill to prepare delicious meals all summer. If you're here to ski in the wintertime, it's only 30 miles to the slopes of Big White.

Step into the living room, which is framed by the large window's sweeping lake views. There are new LED ceiling lights with dimmer switches, as well as fresh paint in the adjacent full kitchen, which has every essential - as well as a new, modern faucet - for preparing delicious meals. On warm nights, you can hang your hammock and read a book as the day slowly fades, and head inside to snuggle up by the fireplace once the air turns cool. Or, head upstairs for a movie night on the upgraded entertainment system with a 40-inch flatscreen TV, surround sound speakers with a subwoofer, and a VCR/Blu-ray/DVD player.

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Things to know:
Basic WiFi is available on a pay per device basis from a third-party satellite provider; it is not guaranteed to be available and is not fast or stable
No cell service at Idabel Lake

This property is managed by Vacasa Canada ULC, licensed with the Consumer Protection BC under license #75826.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view


Mountain view





DVD player


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing




Gas grill : Private



29 reviews

Frances c. Nov 2021
I stayed here with my three kids for a couple nights. The place was really clean and cozy. It was well-supplied with cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans. We watched several of the wide array of VHS and DVDs available. There were a few books and games too for them to play with. We appreciated the small stash of toiletries for backup. The beds were comfy and clean. The view of the lake is awesome. Overall, a really nice place to stay. We'll be back!
Tera c. Jun 2021
Beautiful view from this well stocked cabin. Hope to return!
Steve D. Apr 2021
We had a great time in the cottage and the resort! The cottage had all anyone would need - and more than we anticipated! The board games, movies, and books were a nice surprise - and the cottage is soo cozy and comfortable. And that view !!! Beautiful to be looking over the beautiful winterscape landscape. Walking on the frozen lake, playing in the frozen lake hockey rink, meeting local ice fisherman, and exploring the area was a great adventure! Happy that there was no wifi or cell coverage to get a break for all adults and kids - back to the old school! :)

Looking forward to coming up again to experience this area in all seasons!

Steve and gang!
Geir H. Jan 2021
Nice location and the cottage is comfortable and have most of what you need. A bit pricey compared to the standard of the cottage. Could have a few more lights inside to make reading easier.
Ruairi D. Dec 2020
Lovely place and setting and can’t fault any of that.

First world problems but the stairs were full of snow, not just that days snow it would have been nice for my pregnant wife to not have to navigate that, it’s the little things. Cleanliness wise there was a fair amount of dog kibble in different spaces which our pooch managed to sniff out. D get his gnashes into, not so reassuring of covid cleaning but hopefully that was just an outlier. No towels left out but we rummaged them from the chest upstairs.

All in a pleasant stay but some little things missing that make the difference especially when one is paying a premium.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Ruairi! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the home and location! We appreciate the feedback as we're always eager to know where we can make improvements. We apologize for the inconvenience that the snow build up caused, as well as for the kibble pieces that were missed during cleaning. We have passed this review along to local management so that they can work on the areas that need attention. Please know that our guest services team is available 24/7 for any issues that arise during your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Michael P. Oct 2020
Very clean and comfortable cabin with very nice views .
Sara G. Oct 2020
You can tell the owners love their place. Beautiful dishes. Loved the Canadian decor and Mother Nature topped it off with a snowfall.
Carol B. Sep 2020
The cabin was cozy and comfortable with great views of the deck. It had all the necessities and more.
Located in a quader's paradise - we parked our quad in front of our cabin and had miles of trails accessible from our doorstep.
Antonina C. Sep 2020
We loved our stay in this nice cottage. Great view of the lake, patio, well equipped and clean. Very nice and functional layout.
Karen B. Sep 2020
Rustic with great view of the lake
Leah S. Aug 2020
This place was so cute and quaint and clean! Just what we needed for a weekend getaway! Beds were super comfortable. Couches could use to be updated but all in all we loved every second!
Tammy H. Aug 2020
We’ve been coming to Idabel for over 20 years and have stayed in most of the cabins. This Cabin was beautiful and well appointed. It contained everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The only downside was the pull out bed - it needs to be replaced and the deck is closed off so not direct water access.
Manager response:
Thank you so much for your feedback! We will be sure to bring your comments about the pullout bed to the attention of our local staff and the homeowner. We appreciate the feedback and helping us improve for all our future guests! We hope to see you again soon!
Bobbi L. Jul 2020
Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking and biking! Would go back.
Jane M. Jun 2020
Stayed for a quick stopover while cycling the KVR trail and wished we had had more time here. The cabin is so comfortable with a great layout for a small space. Enjoyed having dinner on the deck and a swim in the lake. Hope to return sometime.
Drew G. Mar 2020
What a great place! So well laid out for a small cabin. Well stocked kitchen, nice small bathroom, great views of lake from upstairs sitting room. Beds in good shape for a rental. Slight inconvenience of having the beds upstairs and bathroom downstairs. So many dvds and tapes for the tv/players. The caretaker was there when we arrived to make sure we found everything when we settled in. He kept the stairs snow free and kept ice melt down. 10 minutes drive to the wonderful McCulloch nordic skiing area. We'll be back.
Derrick F. Aug 2019
Lovely scenery, nice clean water (kids love the water house and activities) and area.. some pleasant easy hiking trails nearby, and pleasant fishing on the lake...
Not too far out about 45 minutes to Kelowna...
Nice cabin with all the facilities for a comfortable stay...and a games room in case of raid or if the sun is too hot at midday!
Amanda P. Jul 2019
Rental is cute and has everything you need.We appreciated the well stocked kitchen and deluxe linens.

It would be nice to get in earlier if you arrive earlier.We kept trying the code and finally found some locals who informed us we could get locked out if we enter too many times.We waited the 15 min and were able to open the door.

This is pet friendly and you will notice that if you put your feet up on the ottoman you will leave behind pet hair that get picked up on your feet.Warning to those with allergies.
Rebecca A. Jan 2019
We had a great stay at the cabin! What a beautiful space right on Idabel lake! We will be back
McCall C. Oct 2018
Loved this little cottage - came up for one night and had so much fun :)
Jaime E. Jul 2018
Stayed at the cabin while getting married in the area. Very cute cabin but the bed was only a double so would have been nicer to be a queen bed but wasnt the end of the world. The stove was old and took longer to cook our meals than a newer stove. The view was amazing and the deck was a perfect place to hang out. It was a great week away and we enjoyed our time there.
Jude B. May 2018
Easy to organize, very efficient communications, great accommodations and a magical setting with friends
Jasmine R. Feb 2018
This was the second winter in a row that my friends and I have stayed with you guys for a weekend and we absolutely love our experience every time. We are always counting down the weeks until it’s cabin time! Everything is always clean and cozy and we love it. We stayed in cabin #1 and #5. Both advertised as sleeps six people which is great. The only complaint I got from a few of my friends was that maybe you should not asvrrtise cabin #1 as a sleeps 6 people, as the pull-out bed has completely collapsed and has no bedsheets (or at least, they were no where to be found) so two of our friends didn’t have much of a sleep at all. Maybe worth checking out! Thanks for everything guys, well be back :)
Tania M. Jan 2018
Great experience
Dania H. Jan 2018
We cannot discribe how much we loved this place.It was just my fiancé and I.There was nothing like skating on a private lake n then going to the game room at anytime to whoop some butt! Was so quiet and so beautiful. All cabins were on the frozen lake where you would sometimes see an ice fisher having a fire on the lake. The cabins were amazing! Very clean SUPER cute and all around perfect.There was no cell reception which is PERFECT so we had no choice but to drink our wine and play games which we never do but now we actually might start.Was very romantic!!!Can not wait to go again.
Dieter L. Jun 2017
The cabin was quite nice, comfortable, even wine glasses were available, beautifully located just above the lake, nice deck and comfortable beds.
The only negative mention would be lake access, one cannot access the lake directly from the cabin, what used to be a stairway was blocked off.
Corey W. Dec 2016
The staff were informative and so nice upon arrival. Our cabins were already heated and we were pre-warned about any frozen pipes/washroom issues we may have during our stay. The fire was ready to go with fire logs right beside it and was already started for us on our first night there.

The proactive nature of Rentchalets made our stay extremely enjoyable and worry-free which is exactly what we were looking for on vacation. Thanks so much! Our group of 40+ are spreading rave reviews throughout BC :)