Is there a minimum night stay?
Low season we require two nights. High season we require three nights. Occasionally we allow a one or two nights stay if a date is available between two reservations. An additional cleaning fee of $50 for the studio and $75 for the two bedroom will be added. Please call us at 250.835.4629 for availability.
When is low season vs high season?
Low season is October 1 - April 30 excluding holidays (two night min stay)
High season is May 1 - Sept 30 + holidays (three night min stay)
Holidays: Dec 23 - Jan 2, Easter Long Weekend, Thanksgiving Long Weekend, Spring Break (three night min stay)
We may be able to accommodate shorter stays, please see above.
How many guests can the cabins hold?
Studio cabins can accommodate two people, two bedroom cabins can accommodate four people. All four cabins can accommodate a total of 12 people.
We do not allow any unregistered guests on the property. Use of cabins and property amenities including the beach is exclusively for the use of our cabins guests. This is to ensure all of our guests can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful retreat here at White Lake Cabins.
No, we only have the four cabins available to our guests.
Do you have RV or tent sites?
Check in is 4pm, check out is 10am.
Early check in times may be available at an additional charge of $25. Please contact us for availability.
What are the check in/out times?
As we live on the property, we are most likely always here and will either greet you upon arrival or have the cabin unlocked for you in the event we are not around when you arrive.
How do we get access to the cabins?
Each cabin booking requires a one night deposit. The deposit will be fully refunded if guest cancels 60 days prior to booking date. 50% refunded if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date. No refund if cancelled after the 30 days prior to booked date unless cabin is able to get booked.
What is the cancellation policy?
The cabins are less than a minutes walk to the private beach, all on private property. Safe for kids as there are no roads to cross.
Are the cabins lakefront?
Unfortunately, our cabins are not pet friendly. We would be happy to recommend a dog kennel that is 10 minutes away from the cabins. We highly recommend it as we use their services when we travel and cannot bring our dog!
Are the cabins pet friendly?
We do not have wifi, we encourage you to unplug and reconnect here at the lake. We have stocked each cabin with plenty of boardgames, DVD’s, magazines, and books. We also have badminton rackets and bocce ball sets for you to use during your stay!
Cell phone reception can be hit or miss.
We do not have cable or satellite TV but have over 100 DVD's for your use during your stay.
Is there Wifi? Cell phone reception? Cable TV?
All cabins feature a stand up shower only.
Bathtubs or stand up showers?
Yes, there are no stairs required to access the cabins. The path to the cabins is all gravel rock, we use our chariot stroller with ease on the paths. However, access to the private beach has a steady incline and may be a bit challenging for people with limited mobility. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding this, we are happy to help!
Are the cabins wheelchair accessible?
There are currently no hot tubs, but they are in the future plans. Stay tuned!
Are there hot tubs?
Yes, each cabin has their own private fire pit. Please note: summers in the Shuswap have a high chance of fire bans as it gets very dry in the hot summer months. There is a zero tolerance or any open fires, any open flame is banned, this includes tiki torches with citronella scent for bug repelling. We recommend our guests bring propane fire pits as they are allowed during fire bans. We have one fire pit available for rent at $10/day plus the cost of a propane tank at $35. Please inquire about availability.
Are there fire pits?
Yes, we sell bins for $10 each, approximately 10-15 split pieces of wood. We include kindling, matches, and paper.
Do you sell firewood?
Our cabins come fully furnished. The only thing you need to bring is food, seasonings and oils used for cooking, beverages, clothes, personal hygiene items, and beach towels. We provide filters for our drip coffee makers but you will need to bring your own coffee, creamers, and sweeteners of choice. We have some complimentary teas in each cabin. We provide fully furnished kitchens, including cooking utensils, pots, pans, blender, toaster, slow cooker, plates, glasses, dishtowels, dish detergent, linens, bath towels. We do not provide beach towels and ask that you bring your own. There will be a $25 charge if guests use the bath towels on the beach. We supply the gas for the outdoor bbq’s. Although the cabins are toasty warm in the winter, we recommend you bring your favourite slippers or wooly socks as the floors can be a bit cool.
What do we need to bring?
Our quiet hours are between 10pm and 8am. This is to ensure that our neighbours and other cabin guests can enjoy the peacefulness of lake life. Noise travels very quickly at the lake and we ask that this rule is respected. We welcome groups but please abide by the quiet hours or we will unfortunately have to ask guests to vacate their cabin and there will be no refunds
Are there quiet hours?
Do you have boat rentals?
Yes, we have a 12 person Sunchaser pontoon boat for rent with a 75HP engine.
$75/hr with a 3 hour minimum = $225
5 hour rental = $325 ($50 discount applied)
8 hour rentals = $525 ($75 discount applied)
Included: Insurance and lifejackets, 3 person tube, or hotdog
Not included: Gas - a full tank is $75, we have never used a full tank in a day of boating.
If you choose to bring your own boat, please inquire about moorage availability. There is one space available to dock a boat on the dock up to 23ft. Cost is $20/day.
Anchoring in the lake is free of charge and you must provide your own anchor.
Do you rent water toys?
Yes, we have two paddle boards, a 2-person canoe, and four kayaks for rent. Lifejackets included.
Rental Price: $20/hr, $40/half day (4 hours), $60/full day
No, we do not have any fishing gear including ice fishing gear for rent.
Do you rent fishing gear?
Yes, we have two adult sized pairs. Cost of rental is $10/day each.
Do you rent snowshoes?
White Lake is located 8km off the Trans Canada Highway. 28km west of Salmon Arm, BC.
1 hour from Kamloops
1.5 hours from Kelowna
4.5 hours from Vancouver
5.5 hours from Calgary
6.5 hours from Seattle
Where is White Lake?
The nearest grocery store called Blind Bay Village Grocer is 10 mins away. They conveniently have a gas station, great produce and meat sections, as well as any essentials you may have forgotten, toothpaste, sunglasses, etc. They also have a liquor store right inside the store. Treat yourself to the icecream cones, you won’t regret it..be careful their portions are generous!
Two minutes from the grocery store is a restaurant called Finz. They have a great menu and its located on the marina overlooking the Shuswap lake. The restaurant is closed during the winter months.
Are there grocery stores and restaurants near by?
Once you get tired of the beach :), there are a few hiking trails close by. White Lake Lookout, approximately 2km one way. A short, steep trail to a lookout with wonderful views of White Lake, Little White Lake, and the Tappen Valley and towards Mt Ida in Salmon Arm.
There are many wineries around the Shuswap area, closest one is called Sunnybrae Winery. It is located about 15 minutes from the cabins. We would be more than happy to help arrange a wine tour for you as there are many local tour companies that we can recommend.
There are many farmers markets around the area on weekends. They have many local artisan food and gifts to choose from. Check out our things to do page for more info.