welcome to the historic minnie lake ranch house
everything the ranch has to offer - right at your fingertips
Sitting in between Minnie lake and thousands of acres of open range is the long time favored Minnie Lake Ranch House. With an incredible view of the countryside's rolling hills and farm life, the Minnie Lake Ranch House is a beautiful and spacious log home accommodating four to eight guests. An easy 4 minute drive brings guests to the shoreline's of the nutrient rich Minnie Lake.
the fly fishing
options abound for ranch house guests
Guests of the Ranch House receive unlimited access and fishing privileges on Minnie Lake. Also included, if weather conditions on Minnie have deteriorated, is the access to some of the other private pay lake fisheries on the Ranch (Big & Little Sabin, Pike's, Harry's, Little Chapperon). At 3500 feet in elevation, Minnie lake has been quoted as one of the top producing lakes in Canada. With maximum sun exposure due to the low lying landscape, prevailing winds and structure, Minnie lake has no shortage of oxygen, or food for that matter.
the seasons at minnie lake
All three seasons; Spring, Summer and Fall remain very consistent for fly fishing Rainbow Trout. The Spring season is usually the windiest, while at any time during the season sudden South West winds can appear. All the regular hatches of Chironomids, Mayflies, Damsels, Dragons and Traveling Sedge occur. Minnie Lake inhabits some unusually larger insects than normal, Leeches and Scuds (freshwater shrimp) are some worth mentioning. A full selection of floating / Intermediate and sinking lines are recommended as these fish can change locations and feeding habits throughout the same day.
Four custom flat-bottom, carpeted and anchored fly fishing boats are included with the rental of the Ranch House. The boats are located on a dock at the South end of the lake, where also stands an outhouse and a picnic table for guests to use. Up to four Electric Motors and Batteries are available to rent with proper charging equipment, located in a locked box charging station outside of the Ranch House. Guests who wish to rent this equipment are also responsible for transporting batteries and re-charging their batteries throughout the night. Guests are welcome to bring their own boats and personal water craft to Minnie Lake. Please be advised that boats must be completely clean and free of invasive plants and may be subject to inspection / pressure washing. Gas motors are not permitted on Minnie Lake.
rates + reservation info
- The Ranch House accommodates up to 8 people: Flat rate of $550 per night.
- Fishing on Minnie Lake - contact us for exclusive access lake rates
- Full linens
- 4 custom fly fishing boats
- Applicable taxes and gratuities
- Fly fishing gear and tackle
- Transportation to the ranch house
- Meals and beverages not included, but full kitchen on premises
- Electric motors and battery/charger rentals available: $20 per day/boat [motor, battery, charger]
- All rates are quoted in Canadian funds and are subject to change without notice
- Payment in full due two weeks prior to arrival
- Cancellation Policy: 30 days, deposit non-refundable at less than 30 days notice
- Reservations required
- Major credit cards and Debit accepted
- Note there is no ATM on the premises
CHECK IN time is 3pm and CHECK OUT TIME is 11am
about the ranch house
Our Ranch House offers every accessory you could hope for. The kitchen area is complete with a range, refrigerator, cookware, dishes, cutlery, and a dishwasher and outside BBQ. The large living room area is carpeted and tastefully furnished with a loves seat, couch, two armchairs, as well as a wood burning fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to a private patio with comfortable cedar deck chairs and a grand view of the rolling hills that are synonymous with cattle country.
Cozy sleeping areas include two master bedrooms on the main floor and two enclosed lofts. Full linens are provided for your convenience. The two bathrooms are equipped with a shower and bathtub. There is no television or internet on site, however there is a strong cellular signal at the Ranch House.
for the non-angler
For the non-angler, superb hiking and mountain biking are right at your back door. A nine-hole golf course is a short twenty minutes down the road, as well as swimming and boating on nearby Nicola Lake.
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