The Chilcotin Coast Experience

The Historic Chilcotin Lodge

A First-Class Western Experience

Built in 1940, The Historic Chilcotin Lodge is one of the last remaining authentic frontier lodges in British Columbia. With its homey atmosphere and western hotel style, you'll think you've stepped back in time.  This lodge was featured on the CBC TV series “Cariboo Country” in 1961.  Located just 30 minutes outside Williams Lake in the beautiful Chilcotin grasslands, The Historic Chilcotin Lodge is the perfect beginning or end to your Chilcotin-Coast adventure.

Lounge & living room



The charming lodge has ten nicely decorated bedrooms on the second story.  With either a queen bed or twin beds, each room has its own special character. In keeping with the lodge's frontier style, each room has a wash-basin and there are two shared bathrooms along the hallway, one with a shower/bath and one with an antique tub.

Queen Room



The lodge has a cozy, private dining room that is fully-licensed, featuring British Columbia wines and beers. Included in the price of the room is a full country breakfast, and a lunch menu is also available (including a packed lunch if you are out exploring).  For dinner the chef will surprise you with home-style meals, prepared with fresh local products.  There is also a Bakery Cafe operating from May to mid-September.

Lamb plate


The eastern part of the Chilcotin Plateau is an area of dramatic landscapes.  The desert-like Farwell Canyon with its hoodoos, sand dunes, and the raging Chilcotin River, is only a short drive from the lodge.  Also closeby is Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park, a unique landscape of rolling grasslands and deeply eroded gullies, which is home to a large herd of California Bighorn Sheep. 

Don't miss river rafting, terrific fishing or birdwatching, hiking, or horseback riding.  Or sit under the umbrella on our patio with a glass of BC wine and gaze out over the grasslands, or read a historic book about times gones by ....

Farwell Canyon

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