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Spectacular Lakefront - Otter Lake Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

'Nature and History Abound, while Adventure Awaits' Located in the picturesque Otter Valley, the town of Tulameen and Otter Lake itself serve as the backdrop for The Alder. Only 3.5 hours from Vancouver.

Our Chalet style Lake Home is a beautiful getaway to escape the everyday. Floor to peaked ceilings houses an impressive 21 foot window wall with an amazing view of our private sandy beachfront and our well appointed dock, all framed by the length of Otter Lake and the surrounding hills.

Standing on the South West shore of Otter Lake just through the town of Tulameen, The Alder is outfitted with everything you could think of and more. Our Lake Home is well provisioned, well maintained, spacious, clean, offers ample parking, with an impressively large and inviting deck. Our Chalet sleeps a maximum of twelve in four bedrooms and loft accommodations complete with three full bathrooms. If you’re looking for the perfect location for your year round holidays or for that weekend get a way, well you have found it.

From tranquil to full on adventure, there is something for everyone at The Alder at Otter Lake.

Tulameen and Otter Lake are located at some 2700 feet above sea level and nestled in the Eastern side of the Coastal Mountain range, just 23km North West of Princeton and some 70km South of Merritt in the Southern Okanagan - Similkameen region of British Columbia.

Getting to the Alder is easy. From Vancouver take the Trans Canada Hi-way to Hope and from Hope, take the No.3 Highway, the Crow's Nest, through scenic Manning Park to Princeton. Once into Princeton, follow Bridge Street through town and across the river on the old one-way wooden bridge. Turn left and follow the signs to Tulameen. The town of Tulameen is located some 25 minutes from Princeton. Make sure you turn right at the stop sign at Coalmont and drive past the old Coalmont Hotel. Once you come to the Tulameen General Store, stay on the main road going north through town then left along the west side of the lake.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Wes

We purchased this beautiful property with the long term in mind, so our children and friends could build treasured lifetime memories in this setting.

PLEASE NOTE: We answer all enquiries in a timely manner, the VRBO site does not seem to recognize our efforts. OFTEN the nightly charge is displayed in US dollars and should always be in Canadain dollars. Our lowest rate is 400.00 per night, however a one week stay in the shoulder season will average 286.00 a night.

Wes purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Wes chose Tulameen

This well appointed and beautifully finished Chalet is in the ideal location, located close to the city of Vancouver (3.5 hours) in an area that will have limited future growth. The outdoors, the adventure of exploration, riding ATV's and snowmobiling, the amount of activities available were a huge attraction.

What makes this chalet unique

The Kettle Valley railway and Trans Canada Trail run through the area, directly across Otter Lake from our place. This is truly a four season vacation destination. The Alder has a huge Deck off the front of the Chalet that provides unparalleled views up the lake, perfect for entertaining, eating and general relaxation.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Tulameen, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on upper floor
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin Below - double above
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin Below - Double above
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large room on upper floor, with enough bed space to sleep 5
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom - sliding glass door to outdoor patio
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large loft doubles as a sleeping area if required
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
With The Alder there is a Canoe, a Kayak, a peddle boat and the necessary lifejackets. there is a horse shoe set, and a Bacci set. Wood is provided for the riverstone fireplace and also for the outdoor fire pit.


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Spectacular Lakefront - Otter Lake Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

It's a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed at this cabin 3 times, twice in the winter and once in the summer, and I absolutely love it! It's not often that you can go somewhere and feel so at home and comfortable instantly.The cabin is fully stocked with everything you need. It has every kitchen amenity needed, lots of blankets and towels. The owners are super easy to deal with and genuinely want you to have a great time at their cabin! I can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We are grateful to Wes and Lori for making their Alder Chalet available as a rental for guests! It’s truly a beautiful, warm, and inviting vacation home! Lori is easy to communicate with and very responsive. It was a joy to work with her.

We were two families, with 8 children ranging from 5 to 17 yrs. eager for a fun winter getaway in the snow. After driving over the pass in a snowstorm, we tumbled into the Alder with great delight and anticipation. Immediately everyone felt cozy and at home. We toted all our food in and had plenty of pantry space and two refrigerators to store all our goods (and more). The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare, cook, and consume our meals with ease...the big kitchen table (we even found an extra leaf to extend the table) was perfect for us to all gather together for sustenance and conversation to feed body and soul!

We slept soundly on the comfortable beds. My husband and I took the room with a bunk...queen on bottom and single on top...our 5 year old was pleased to have the special bed above us! Spacious dressers and closets made it easy to stow away clothes. There’s plenty of space to spread out with a sitting area upstairs and one on the main floor - which provide comfy places for everyone to play games, relax and enjoy themselves when we weren’t outside playing in the snow or in town skating at the amazing community ice arena. The fireplace is perfect for defrosting after sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Our children brought some games, but discovered we didn’t need to because there’s a chest full of cards and great games to play!

Not only is the Alder a wonderful place on the inside, but it’s perfectly located in a charming town and surrounded by incredible beauty, and right by the lake no less! The view from the cabin is breathtaking. I can imagine how magnificent the Alder must be in the summer…but it was so spectacular piled high with snow, we’re already dreaming of another winter getaway there!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Alder as a group of 8 for a long weekend getaway. The pictures had already promised much but everything still exceeded our expectations. The common living area is great for enjoying a glass of wine at the fireplace at night, the kitchen was well stocked with utensils and everything we need, yet still had enough storage space for all the food we had stocked up with for the trip. The BBQ on the deck was easily accessible from the kitchen. The big dining table, a great gathering place for breakfasts and dinners with more than enough space for all of us (and would've fitted 2-4 people more if needed be). I loved the fact that it was such an open space yet still had a lot of nooks and niches for some privacy. We felt at home instantly.

Our absolute highlight though was probably the amazing view form the windows in the mornings, looking onto the frozen lake (there was even a small patch prepared for skating) surrounded by the mountains and trees; and the cozy fire pit that added that extra bit of magic to each night.

Thank you Wes and Lori. We hope we'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, thank you for your delightful review of our property. The Alder is a wonderful place to stay in the Winter and the Summer alike. There are definitely bigger and more beautiful homes on the lake, but you make a great point, The Alder is very functional and comfy, with a spectacular view up the Lake. Pease come back soon.
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the small town, lake and hike to the falls. Beautiful quiet area.

Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Cabin We've EVER Rented (and we rent a lot!!)

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic time this past weekend!! The house is BEAUTIFUL, fully stocked with everything you could possibly need....the patio is huge, the basketball net was a HUGE unexpected bonus!! Indoors and out, we loved everything about this beautiful home!!

We can't wait to return next year!! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very well appointed. We were quite impressed. The pictures of the house were accurate, which was nice. We would absolutely return.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the kind words Caroline. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Alder.
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Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Coalmont Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Princeton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Trading Post

Otter Valley and the surrounding mountains are a mecca for ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts with a near unlimited area to explore.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Tulameen, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Season
Jun 24 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$200
Damage Deposit C$400

There is a $200.00 housekeeping fee. This is charged at time of rental payment.
Peak Season is $3000.00 per week, 1 week minimum. Off peak is $400.00 per night or $2000.00 per week.
Maximum of 12 guests.
No Pets.
PLEASE NOTE: We answer all enquiries in a timely manner, the VRBO site does not seem to recognize our efforts. OFTEN the nightly charge is displayed in US dollars and should always be in Canadian dollars. Our lowest rate is 400.00 per night, however a one week stay in the shoulder season will average 286.00 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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