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“Houston, We Are A Go”

Well folks.. the spring fishing season has OFFICIALLY STARTED!

That emerald water is now ice free and now it’s time to start bringing out the bait and some fishing rods because it’s only sunshine and heat from here on out!

Our boat launch is available for folks who would like to bring their boats out, be sure to stop by the office as we do charge a $5 boat launch fee. Also, we are unable to print any fishing licenses here at the resort, so don’t forget to go online and print yours off at home and bring it with you!

For those of you who would like to fish but do not have access to a boat, we are currently in the works of doing our annual maintenance check on all our boats. Our goal is to have this done by late April, and get you guys out on the water as soon as possible! If your interested in pricing for our boats or what types of boats we have available please be sure to check out our Boat Rentals as that will contain any information regarding rentals!

 

Also, in celebration of our new 2016 ice off, the Echo Lake Resort guys (better known as the Kmyta brothers) decided to do the first (polar bear dip) swim of the season! Was it just chance that it was on Aprils Fools day that they decided to do this? Who knows! (Smile)

If your looking for a good chuckle, be sure to check out the video below!

Now for those guests who have been patiently waiting.. we will now be posting our May and June cabin availabilities! Again, if you were looking for July and August availabilities and there were no cabins available for your dates, don’t stress it as there is always next year! On that note, we are also accepting reservations for 2017 so just fill our a booking form and specify you would like to book for 2017. We are going to break down our availabilities for May and June into two separate blog posts. May will be posted today and June will be posted this Friday, so please stay tuned!

Note: Our bookings work on a first come, first serve basis. To fully secure a cabin we do require a one night deposit. In which case, once you make your booking we will call you shortly after to secure your reservation.


Cabin Availability for May 2016

Format

Cabin (Max Adults and Children):
Check-in Date – Checkout Date
Total Nights:

 

Cabin One (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 5th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, May 8th – Friday, May 13th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Monday, May 16th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Friday, June 3rd
    Total Nights: 4**

Cabin Two (Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 13th
    Total Nights: 11**
  • Sunday, May 15th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Saturday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Tuesday, May 31st
    Total Nights: 1

Cabin Three (Sleeps 4 adults and 3 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 12th
    Total Nights: 10**
  • Thursday, May 19th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 1
  • Monday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Friday, June 3rd
    Total Nights: 4**

Cabin Four (Sleeps 6 adults and 5 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Sunday, May 8th – Friday, May 13th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Thursday, May 19th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 1
  • Monday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Friday, June 1st
    Total Nights: 2

Cabin Five (Sleeps 4 adults and 3 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 13th
    Total Nights: 11**
  • Thursday, May 19th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 1
  • Saturday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Friday, June 3rd
    Total Nights: 4**

Cabin Six (Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Sunday, May 8th – Friday, May 13th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Sunday, May 15th – Friday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Saturday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 4**
  • Monday, May 30th – Friday, June 1st
    Total Nights: 2

Cabin 7 (Sleeps 2 adults):

  • Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 20th
    Total Nights: 18**
  • Tuesday, May 24th – Friday, May 27th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Monday, May 30th – Wednesday, June 1st
    Total Nights: 2

** May be subject to specific bookings within this gap in effort to avoid scheduling conflicts

If your interested in any of our cabins, be sure to check them out on the Echo Lake Resort Cabins page. We have floor plans for each and every cabin and prices listed close by in case you feel an adventure calling you!

So again, stay posted for June availabilities this FRIDAY, April 8th! If you would like to check out the July and August availabilities, please check out our last couple blogs as they will have similar dates.

Hope you all enjoyed the video and hope you have an amazing week!

The Final Countdown!

WOWZA, have you guys checked your weather forecast lately?? We don’t normally do a weather forecast in our blog, but this may actually be the last week Echo Lake has her ice coat on.. whichhhh meaannnsss…you better have your fishing rods prepped and ready along with some darn good snacks and drinks in that nice blue cooler you’ve just been dying to bring out!

Anywho, we are looking at an average of 16 degrees with partially sun and cloud BUT then Friday… we hit a nice sunny day up to 19 degrees! Fingers crossed that the weather forecasters are actually right this time.. (Just teasing weather forecasters!)

This morning was exceptionally cold, so the photos we grabbed are fresh off the press and show that there is still bit of ice. But don’t stress, like we mentioned, our hopes are that it should be darn well melted by Friday (fingers are super crossed!).

Echo Lake Resort

Okay, enough of the ice updates for today! Let’s get down to what you’ve been waiting for.. JULY AND AUGUST cabin availabilities!!

Now, it seems that we’re booking up pretty solid for July and August. Don’t stress it if you missed out this year, we are also accepting reservations for 2017 AND we will also post our availabilities for May and June 2016 so you still can see what cabin you may want even if its a bit in early summer!

Note: Our bookings work on a first come, first serve basis. To fully secure a cabin we do require a one night deposit. In which case, once you make your booking we will call you shortly after to secure your reservation.


Cabin Availability for July and August 2016

Format

Cabin (Max People):
Check-in Date – Checkout Date
Total Nights:

 

Cabin One (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children):

  • Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 19th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin Two (Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 4
  • Sunday, August 7th – Friday, August 12th
    Total Nights: 5**
  • Saturday, August 27th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 6**

Cabin Six (Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Tuesday, July 12th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 1st – Thursday, August 4th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, August 7th – Saturday, August 13th
    Total Nights: 6**
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin 7 (Sleeps 2 adults):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Friday, July 22nd
    Total Nights: 12**
  • Sunday, July 24th – Saturday, August 6th
    Total Nights: 13**
  • Sunday, August 21st – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 11**

** May be subject to specific bookings within this gap in effort to avoid scheduling conflicts

 

If your interested in any of our cabins, be sure to check them out on the cabins page. We have floor plans for each and every cabin and prices listed close by in case you feel an adventure calling you!

 

That’s all for this week folks! We hope you have yourself an amazing week and if your in the Lumby area April 2nd, be sure to stop in as we are celebrating the outcome of the Hockeyville votes!

Press on the link below to get more information about Hockeyville Lumby and it’s events!
Hockeyville Lumby BC Events

Echo Lake Resort

Spring Is Here!!…

The weather is starting to warm up here at Echo Lake Resort, with birds a singing and partially clear blue skies! It just gets us all excited knowing that this is just the beginning of the sunshine and warmth!

Ice Conditions

Ice conditions: Shore is melted but still not enough to put the boats out! Wish for some swift melting!

Few things we wanted to get up on our blog today:

FIRST OFF:
For all those fishermen out there, we will now be updating every Wednesday what Echo Lakes ice conditions are at.. yup, you read right.. EVERY WEDNESDAY you get an update on the ice conditions. Unless it breaks on a Monday then we will update on Monday (smile)!

On that note, when the ice does break, we are renting out our boats for fishing enthusiasts to hit some tight lines in the spring.. psstt last time we checked, no one has caught Echo Eddie quittteee yet.

For those who would like to fish but DO NOT have a fishing license, it is required that you buy your fishing license at home and bring it with you when you rent one of the Echo Lake Resort boats. You can get your fishing license at the Government Freshwater License Website. Just go to the bottom of the page and it will tell you “Other Ways to Buy a License”.

SECOND: Big shout out to Fisher Tree Service! They helped us remove some of those hazardous branches that were broken by the crazy winter storms we had here! If you need help with your trees, please be sure to visit their website at Fisher Tree Service.

Fisher Tree Service

Fisher Tree Service

THIRD AND LASTLY:
You didn’t honestly think we forgot to put up our openings for July and August cabins did you?? We have listed below all the cabins available for this summer season, so be sure to check it out. If your interested in a cabin go to our Request Availability page, fill out a form with the specific dates and cabin you’d like, and we will get in touch with you shortly.
Note: Our bookings work on a first come, first serve basis. To fully secure a cabin we do require a one night deposit. In which case, once you make your booking we will call you shortly after to secure your reservation.


Cabin Availability for July and August 2016

Format

Cabin (Max People):
Check-in Date – Checkout Date
Total Nights:

 

Cabin One (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children):

  • Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 19th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin Two (Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 4
  • Monday, August 1st – Friday, August 12th
    Total Nights: 12**
  • Saturday, August 27th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 6**

Cabin Six (Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Tuesday, July 12th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 1st – Thursday, August 4th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, August 7th – Saturday, August 13th
    Total Nights: 6**
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin 7 (Sleeps 2 adults):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Friday, July 22nd
    Total Nights: 12**
  • Sunday, July 24th – Saturday, August 6th
    Total Nights: 13**
  • Sunday, August 21st – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 11**

** May be subject to specific bookings within this gap in effort to avoid scheduling conflicts

We will post another blog update next week, both letting you guys know about the ice conditions and what we still have available for July and August. Later on we will also start posting our May and June cabin availabilities. Hey! It’s never to early in the season to look forward to tight lines!

Hockeyville Lumby!!!

Happy Wednesday folks!!

Before we get started on today’s blog and posting all our cabin availabilities for July and August, we first wanted to say…CONGRATS TO LUMBY BECOMING A HOCKEYVILLE FINALIST!!

We looked up who else was considered finalists and we noticed Lumby is the ONLY BC finalist!! Which is awesome because everyone knows that BC residents are the MOST committed to our national sport.. good ol’hockey!

SO lets round up this province and help Lumby win this years Kraft Hockeyville competition by voting for them this Sunday between 6:00am to Monday at 9:00pm!!

Residents of Lumby, your welcome to stop by the Chamber/ Visitor Centre as it will be open during the entire voting time, this allows residents access to voting if they do not have their own access.

Live outside of Lumby? Don’t let that stop you! Take out your phone, get on your computer, pull out the tablet and go to the Kraft Hockeyville website and click to vote for Lumby when the voting opens. Vote once and vote often!!

If Lumby is selected as the winner, they will receive $100,000.000 worth of arena upgrades and an NHL pre-season game. Which would be AH-MAZING for Lumby!!

Be sure to share this blog and information to friends, families and acquaintances… let’s help Lumby win this great opportunity!! Use the #khv_lumby #GoLumbyGo# for social media and spread the word!!

Okay!

Moving forward to our availabilities this summer for July and August for cabins!
Special note to guests, these cabins are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Which also means, that if you reserve a cabin, your booking isn’t fully confirmed until you have secured it with a one night deposit! So be sure to stay by the phone when you book, as we will be calling you shortly afterward!

Alright here goes:

Cabin Availability for July and August 2016

Format

Cabin (Max People):
Check-in Date – Checkout Date
Total Nights:

 

Cabin One (Sleeps 4):

  • Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 3
  • Sunday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 19th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin Two (Sleeps 5):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Thursday, July 14th
    Total Nights: 4
  • Monday, August 1st – Friday, August 12th
    Total Nights: 12**
  • Saturday, August 27th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 6**

Cabin Three (Sleeps 7):

  • Wednesday, August 24th – Friday, August 26th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Tuesday, August 30th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 3

Cabin Five (Sleeps 7):

  • Monday, August 29th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 4

Cabin Six (Sleeps 6):

  • Sunday, July 10th – Tuesday, July 12th
    Total Nights: 2
  • Sunday, August 7th – Saturday, August 13th
    Total Nights: 6**
  • Sunday, August 28th – Friday, September 2nd
    Total Nights: 5**

Cabin 7 (Sleeps 2):

    • Sunday, July 10th – Friday, July 22nd
      Total Nights: 12**
    • Sunday, July 24th – Saturday, August 6th
      Total Nights: 13**
    • Sunday, August 21st – Friday, September 2nd
      Total Nights: 11**

** May be subject to specific bookings within this gap in effort to avoid scheduling conflicts

When your interested in a date, be sure to go to our Bookings Page, fill out a form and we will get back to you as soon as we are able!

Hope you all enjoy your Wednesday!

Echo Lake Resort Cabin Two Dock

So Your Thinking You Might Want a Cabin This Summer…

If your like any of our guests this beginning season, your probably wondering “What epic lakefront cabins does Echo Lake Resort have available for this summer?”. So we decided to help out any folks who are interested in picking up some great availabilities in the sweet sweet summer time!

Hopefully this list will help you out in making your booking decisions flow a bit more efficiently. If any of these dates catch your eye, go to our booking page, fill out the request form and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Please keep in mind that we operate on a “first come, first serve” basis and cannot block off any available dates without proper and adequate confirmation. If any of the above mentioned dates may interest you, please be in touch as soon as possible so we may secure for you the requested cabins and dates. We will update this list on a weekly basis with the remaining openings for July and August!

July & August Cabin Openings

Cabin                        

Check In – Check Out :# of Nights

Cabin 1 (Sleep Max 4)

Mon, July 11th – Thurs, July 14th: 3 Nights
Sun, July 17th – Tues, July 19th: 2 Nights
Mon, August 1st – Fri, August 5th :4 Nights
Sun, August 28th – Tues, September 6th: 9 Nights

Cabin 2 (Sleeps Max 5)

Mon, August 1st – Sun, August 12th: 11 Nights
Sat, August 27th – Tues, September 6th: 10 Nights

Cabin 3 (Sleeps Max 7)

Sun, July 17th – Tues, July 19th: 2 Nights
Wed, August 24th – Fri, August 26th: 2 Nights
Tues, August 30th – Fri, September 2nd: 3 Nights

Cabin 5 (Sleeps Max 7)

Mon, August 29th – Fri, September 2nd: 4 Nights

Cabin 6 (Sleeps Max 6)

Sun, July 10th – Fri, July 15th: 5 Nights
Mon, August 1st – Thurs, August 4th: 3 Nights
Sun, August 7th – Sat, August 13th: 6 Nights
Sun August 28th – Fri, September 2nd: 5 Nights

Cabin 7 (Sleeps Max 2)

Sun, July 10th – Fri, July 22nd: 12 Nights
Sun, July 24th – Sat, August 6th: 13 Nights
Sun, August 21st – Fri, September 2nd: 12 Nights

To reiterate, we operate on a “first come, first serve” basis and cannot block off any available dates without proper and adequate confirmation. So be sure to head to our booking page on the Echo Lake Resort website and we will try to reserve your cabin as soon as possible!

On a more opportunistic matter,

Would you be interested in joining the Echo Lake Resort team?


We are super excited to announce that we are now currently hiring for a part-time to full-time housekeeper! If your interested in the position, please contact us through our Contact Page with a small blurb as to why you would like to work for Echo Lake Resort and we will get back to you shortly with all the details for this position!! Preferable requirements for this position would be that this awesome individual lives nearby (Cherryville or Lumby) and have access to their own transportation!

On that note, we look forward to hearing from you all and hope you had a wonderful Wednesday!

Sunshine + Ice Walk = Happiness

What a week! The sun has been really giving us a dose of (freeee!) Vitamin D these last few days, and is now currently working itself over the Three Peaks which meannnsss…we  are finally having more days of sun!

Outside In the Sunshine At Echo Lake Resort

Outside In the Sunshine At Echo Lake Resort

On this weeks blog, we just wanna bring a couple things to your attention for planning out your summer vacation!

First: June, July, August and September still has some great availability for epic waterfront and forested sites! So check out our campground map, look at what sites you like best, and send us an email with your three top choices to book. On next weeks post, we will let everyone know what sites/cabins are still available for this summer!

Second: We are prepared for our fellow campers! The fire-ban, depending on how hot the season starts, is a very probable event. That means no campfires….. but hey!? How are you and your family going to make the traditional s’mores and fire roasted hotdogs!?

So, this year when guests bring their propane fire pit, we are happy to let you know that we sell propane! So no worries about running out because we have it supplied here! Mmmmhhmmm endless s’moorreess!!

Lastly: If any of your guests are subscribers to the “The Sport Fishing Guide” magazine we just recently had a mention!! Echo Lake was considered one of the top locations in the Thompson Okanagan Similkameen for Kokanee fishing, so far the world record for a Kokanee catch is 10lbs. We are challenging our fishing enthusiast guests to bring your rods and boat (or rent one of ours) and attempt to catch yourself the NEXT world record breaker. Anyone close to 10lbs will get their picture taken by Echo Lake Resort and an honourable mention on the blog and our other social media outlets. Hey you never know, maybe we send it to “The Sport Fishing Guide” ??

 

Echo Lake Resort Three Peaks

Echo Lake Resort Three Peaks

Anyhow, thats all we have for this week folks! Don’t forget, next week we will post what cabins and sites are still available for the July – August season!!

Spring is Near!!

Happy Wednesday folks!

We hope you all enjoyed a beautiful and relaxing Valentines day! We attempted to take a walk around and grab more pictures of the resort on such a nice morning, but before long, the rain clouds came in washed us out! The area is already showing signs of a surprisingly early spring and we are very much looking forward to it!

Echo Lake Resort Valentines Day

We’ve also been busy the last couple weeks confirming our guests for this years campers! We’re booking up quickly for June! If your still up for snagging a nice camp spot or cabin for May, June, September or October, be sure to send us an email through our “Booking” page!

Echo Lake Resort is also introducing themselves to a whole new media outlet. Ever heard the saying, “A picture speaks a thousand words”? Well, not to long ago we stumbled upon EPIC Echo Lake Resort photos that we have NEVER seen before (Thank You Instagram).

So that gave us an idea…we want to see more of Echo Lake Resort through YOUR eyes. Post pictures of how you enjoy(ed) Echo Lake Resort and post your favourite family memories that you’ve shared with us here in previous years! Be sure to tag us when you get the chance @echolakeresortbc! We only have posted a few of our own, and will be sure to add exclusive Echo Lake Resort photos weekly!

Speaking of photos, a quick thanks to Cassie Garrett, who caught some great photos of Echo Lake Resort in the winter time!

Echo Lake Resort Cabin 2

Compliments of Cassie Garrett

We hope to see some more great photos, and if you like what we’ve posted so far on Instagram follow us to get access to some exclusive photos of what we’re up to here in the sticks!

Echo Lake Resort Landscape View

Compliments of Cassie Garrett

A Beautiful Winter Wonderland!

Ever wonder what Echo Lake Resort looks like in the winter time?

We decided to let you guys into our winter wonderland and show a couple of our favourite Winter 2016 shots. These shots were fantastic to take on our morning stroll and we’ve all become strong believers that a brisk mountain walk in the morning is, if not equal to, better than a cup a joe.

Echo Lake Resort Winter

Echo Lake Resort Winter

 

So if your feeling a bit of cabin fever this winter and wanna stretch those legs, come out for a stroll on Echo Lake! Echo Lake Resort is still closed for the season, but that can’t stop you from visiting the beautiful provincial park!

Echo Lake Resort Sleepy Cabin

Echo Lake Resort Cabins in the Heart of Winter

 

We have also been touching base with all our guests for the summer time! A special shout out to those guests who really vocalized how much they love it here and enjoyed their time. We are so looking forward to having you stay with us, and so appreciative that we are able to accommodate folks who love the outdoors just as much as us!

Also, we still have amazing openings for May, June, September and October seasons! Don’t be shy and check out our cabins/campsites and prepare to book yourself a relaxing and well deserved vacation!

We will be spending this month securing additional reservations, but if you have any questions or booking requests please check out our booking page and shoot us an email!

 

93 Days to Season Opening!!

What a week!

The weather has really been throwing us for a loop here at Echo Lake Resort. It’s hit a comfortable 7C out today so to all those ice fishers PLEASE be careful on the ice, it’s getting a little too thin for comfort!!

We also think this is the opportune time to remind our guests what to look forward to this summer season at Echo Lake Resort! This includes just a small few of our favourite pictures of 2015  summer of Echo Lake..

 

Echo Lake Resort View

West View of Echo Lake

 

Echo Lake Swimming Beach

Swimming Beach View

 

Echo Lake Resort Cabin Water View

Echo Lake Resort Cabin Water View

 

Evening Fly Fishing on Echo Lake Resort

Evening Fly Fishing on Echo Lake Resort

Keep in mind only 93 days till our season starts, so we can now begin our countdown to some good ol’ summer time relaxation.

Also, for our guests that have already reserved for this 2016 season please be aware we will be calling you to confirm reservations and secure deposits!!

Looking forward to talking to you all soon!

 

 

Welcome to Echo Lake 2016!

Welcome back to the Echo Lake Resort blog!

We have so much to tell you all and so little room! We’ve been rushing around up here thinking of ways we can make Echo Lake Resort the most memorable spot you will stay this season, and to be honest we’re very excited with what we’ve come up with!

First off, we brought in some new faces to help make your camping experience fun and relaxing. Introducing, Dean Kmyta and Allison Marie, a couple who were both born and raised right here in the beautiful Okanagan. These two know what they’re talking about when it comes to camping as they both just returned from a lengthy camping road trip from the US of A. They also just recently graduated from BCIT, so they’re quite savvy when it comes to double checking numbers! If you haven’t already guessed it, Dean Kmyta is also Corey’s brother and right hand man! What’s a family resort without having your family here with you?

Echo Lake Resort Staff

We’ve also been improving our cabins with newer (but still rustic) furniture. All of our newer furniture will be designed specifically for each cabin and made by our top gun carpenter Corey Kmyta!

Don’t worry if you forgot your firewood this summer, we have also finished all the splitting, stacking and storage for this seasons magnificent family campfires!

As hard as we have been working, we definitely are finding time to fool around and enjoy what this snowy season has to offer.

For example, we decided to try some snow canoeing. Don’t be alarmed, we wore our life jackets because it’s always ‘safety first’ here at Echo Lake Resort!

Snow Canoe Adventures

ELR7

ELR9

Well this turned out to be a lengthy first post back! We look forward to seeing you all this season and stay tuned on the blog to get exclusive details and pictures on our projects and adventures every week!!