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Tantalus Lodge - Squamish BC Vacation Rental

Tantalus Lodge - Squamish BC Vacation Rental

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Tantalus Lodge

Squamish River Valley Log Home

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If you want privacy, serenity and an awe-inspiring view of a glistening glacier, then you will feel right at home at this log house in the picturesque Squamish River valley. The Squamish River valley is off the beaten path between Vancouver and Whistler, with only about one hour to Vancouver and 45 minutes to Whistler. The valley is a broad, sunny oasis of lush cottonwood and alders in the flat valley bottom surrounded by steep slopes covered by ancient cedar, hemlock and fir. The mountains precipitously rise over 8000 feet to culminate in snow and ice-clad peaks of the Tantalus Range.

The cabin is nestled on a high terrace on five private tree covered acres. Depending on the season your arrive at the log house you will encounter a plethora of colorful trees, flowering magnolias, roses, lavenders, Japanese maples in beautiful oranges and reds, and many other ornamental trees. If you like blueberries, some 15 bushes surround the house, help yourself. The large surround deck features a pergola in which you can hoist a hammock and swing yourself to sleep in the lull of a nearby waterfall.

The log house has 3 bedrooms total, an upstairs loft and two downstairs with two bathrooms. There is a wood burning sauna in its own log cabin. Unlike many log homes, this one has been designed to let a maximum of light filter into the cozy wood floor interior with 4 skylights, large picture windows and oversized tilt and turn windows in all four directions. You can heat the house with baseboard heaters, or better yet, by lighting a fire in an Austrian style ornamental tile fireplace.

Besides simply relaxing you have the entire spectrum outdoor activities at your feet You can hike to a beautiful waterfall, some 8 km up valley, swim in Alice Lake while gazing at the Mount Garibaldi volcano. A 20 minute drive will bring you to the Squamish Chief, Canada's foremost rock climbing Mecca, or you can kite surf in Howe Sound known for its never ending winds. You can ride your mountain bike on the vast trail system that Squamish has to offer from beginner to extreme. A 40 minute drive will bring you to Callaghan valley, the cross-country and biathlon centre for Whislter. Another 10 minutes will bring you to the foot of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, where you can enjoy skiing from November until June. If you prefer canoeing, you can start right in Pillchuck Creek which borders the property and paddle a romantic creek to the broad meandering Squamish River that winds its way through untouched wilderness towards the ocean. Or go wild water rafting or kayaking on the wild Ashlu and Elaho Rivers. For anglers, the Squamish and Mamquam Rivers are famous for their salmon runs, with hundreds of bald eagles amassing in the fall to get their share of the protein.

A fifteen minute drive will get you to Brackendale where you can buy groceries or enjoy a hearty meal in a restaurant. Whatever your hearts delight, you will be sure to find it here. Come, stay, enjoy!

Bedroom Information

LocationNumber of Beds and Bed Type
1Main Floor1 Twin Bed
2Main Floor1 Twin Bed
32nd Floor1 Queen Size
Additional Sleeping Spaces
2 additional twin size fold out leather couches.

Bathroom Information

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bath
  • 1 Shower
  • 2 Toilets
LocationBathroom Details
2nd Floor1 toilet and 1 sink
Main Floor1 toilet, 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 sink

Heat Type

Baseboard Electric
Other Heat

Rates are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

NOTE: Occupancy must not exceed the posted number of people the location sleeps. The information provided, though deemed accurate, is not guaranteed, it is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. Posted rates do not include sales taxes or cleaning fees where applicable. We are not required to collect sales taxes or cleaning fees on some of the properties. Some properties are subject to the Hotel Room Tax (HRT) at 2% depending on location as well as the Harmonized Sales Tax (GST) at 5%. Please ask your sales agent for more information and a complete property rental rate confirmation.

PAYMENTS REQUIRED

The first payment is a deposit of 50% of the accommodation total plus applicable taxes due at time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to occupancy. Damage deposits are a pre-authorized hold on your credit card and are collected only if deemed necessary.

PAYMENTS METHODS

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and a Bank Wire Transfer are all accepted methods of payment. All payments are in Canadian dollars. All reservations must be secured by a credit card.

Tantalus Lodge

These are actual testimonials from our guests. They have been edited for privacy and to correct spelling errors if needed and nothing else. If you have a question about a guest's testimonial or about the property, please do not hesitate to call one of our agents immediately and we would be happy to assist you.

Thank you.

Stuart T

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

Isabel, with you company, went the extra mile in helping us book our trip to Tantalus Lodge and we were extremely pleased with her professional service and courtesy. She was on vacation herself and still was able to correspond with us and satisfy our every need. We will do business with your company again due to Isabel's outstanding service.

Tantalus Lodge is a lovely log cabin located in the wilderness between Squamish and Whistler in the Squamish Valley. Sitting on the back porch of the cabin we were looking at the beautiful Tantalus Glacier. We were surrounded by lovely giant trees and beautiful scenery. The only sounds were of chattering squirrels and songbirds. Serene, quiet, and beautiful.

We really enjoyed our stay at Tantalus Lodge....would go back and stay there if we returned to BC, and highly recommend it to any potential visitors.

Thanks very much.

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