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Fully-furnished private lodges, in-suite kitchens, washers and dryers, boat dock

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • A couple of guests found the staff to be friendly and attentive
  • A couple of reviewers agreed that their lodges were well equipped and well appointed
  • A couple of guests enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 24, 2013
Overview
Situated on Shuswap Lake with over 300 feet of private water frontage, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more secluded accommodations and self-contained units with full kitchens for cooking. 

This property features fully-furnished private lodges and all lodges are smoke-free. Each lodge is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a private balcony, a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen (including a dishwasher, dishes, utensils and cookware) with granite countertops, a BBQ, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board, an in-suite washer and dryer, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

Housekeeping service is not offered, however each lodge is equipped with cleaning supplies and mid-stay cleans may be requested for an additional fee of $200.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. Lodges are multiple levels and there are no elevators. This property does not offer on-site dining.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a games room, a fireside lounge and boat docking.

There are nearby attractions for tourists travelling in all seasons. The town of Blind Bay, which features grocery stores, restaurants, cafes and marinas, is about 5 minutes away by car, while the Trans-Canada Highway is an 8-minute drive away. The Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course is 10 minutes away by car. The Centenoka Park Mall in Salmon Arm is a 25-minute drive away, while the Salmon Arm Airport (YSN) is 34 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were only a few reviews available for this analysis at the time this editorial was written. However, among these limited reviews, all guests described pleasant experiences at this property.

The lodges were described as well appointed and well equipped by a couple of reviewers. A couple of guests mentioned that the staff were friendly and attentive.

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the lake access and on-site recreational facilities, including the outdoor pool and hot tub.

Guests may also want to note that this property provides free Wi-Fi and free parking.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were very few reviews available for this editorial at the time this analysis was conducted. However, among these limited reviews, there were no common concerns or complaints found. 

Some guests may be disappointed that this property does not have an on-site restaurant.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 2 specialty properties in Blind Bay with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 3 reviews. 
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Map Marker Carmel Beach Private Lodges
2479 Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay, BC