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Escape the stress of a global pandemic by visiting a West Kelowna cabin in the woods

A cabin at Jackpine Lake Resort in West Kelowna.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Rod Reeder
May 24, 2020 - 7:00 AM

After 25 years, a Central Okanagan family is offering its private cabin as a way to escape into the woods this season.

Rod Reeder is the general manager of Jackpine Lake Resort, located near West Kelowna. After spending the last three years renovating an old cabin where his father has lived, the business is now offering it up to the public for use.

“My sister and I kind of picked up the reigns and began taking Jackpine Lake into a new place… and we’ve begun making recently significant contributions to the land and the property,” he said.

“We’re pretty well full all the time, the family doesn’t do it for profit”, he said, adding that it’s a hobby family business that they maintain because it allows the family to hunt and fish.

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“We made the decision during COVID-19... we know how (everyone feels) being locked in and run down so it’s an opportunity to open up something that’s personal to us to the public… seemed like a nice thing to do,” he said.

Reeder’s father has been living in the cabin for roughly 20 years, but recently moved closer to town since he's in his 70s, Reeder said.

Jackpine Lake
Jackpine Lake
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Rod Reeder

RV sites and camping are typically rented out seasonally at the resort, but they do have some sites that are available for short-term overnight rentals, with boat rentals as well, he said.

They also manage the recreation site across the lake.

For the cabin, all you need is to bring your own bedding and food, he said.

Since posting an inquiry on Facebook,  “I haven’t been able to get off my phone all day,” he said.

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The cabin can be rented for two people at $85 for one night, and can fit up to four people with an additional $10 each. Kids 10 and under are free, Reeder said.

If you rent it for multiple days, it will be $75 a night plus an additional $10 per guest. The weekly rental is $400.

To inquire about cabin rentals call Reeder at 250-212-7512.


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