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Reviewed 6 November 2016

When over worked underpaid staff tells me that they have to split tips, that tells me all I need to know. A trailer is NOT a cabin. A trailer is a trailer. Views are nice but you're better off staying in town and driving in for the day. Cheaper on food too. Too many mosquitos out there. Too few amenities...

Thank Yasmin S
AndrewN, Owner at Helmcken Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I should like to clarify the tip situation. We pool the entire tips from the lodge whether from the restaurant, left in the rooms or given at checkout and the tips are distributed equally amongst all the staff that work, based upon the hours worked, to make sure you have a great stay with us....

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely location with spacious clean rooms and a great view. The hotel staff(and owners I believe) were both helpful and interested in us-gave us loads of info. Pleasing atmosphere in the restaurant and great food/service. Well worth the slight detour from Clearwater itself.

1Thank Stuart M
AndrewN, Owner at Helmcken Falls Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, thank you. We have been completely updating our rooms with total renovations over the last 2 years and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are only 30 minutes from Clearwater and in an excellent position to help you find all the hidden gems in Wells Gray Park. We hope to see you...

Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped over for one night on route from Jasper to Whistler we arrived before the 3pm check in time and the receptionist suggested some local sights to see until we could check in which were beautiful. We checked into our spacious clean and lovely decorated chalet which was so peaceful. With on suite and toiletries provided, coffee making facilities...

3Thank Kirkwoods
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We booked 2 nights at the lodge to break the travel between whistler and jasper. Excellent stopover. The hotel is excellent with clean and spacious rooms. True charm comes from the staff. Kitchen is great. Must do for those who want to stopover in clearwater.

2Thank Rense B
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

stopped in for a quick visit on our way out of the falls & i was not impressed. had to wait 20 minutes just to buy a popsicle, was not even acknowledged by the cashier, reservations were required for for the restaurant & the wifi was $5 for 24 hours.

Thank coomcaibdjf
Roermond, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 August 2016

... if you don't, stay away. We loved it. Although basic (no TV, no fridge etc), the room is OK. We had a Log Cabin room that had it's own terrace with a nice view. Beds are good and room is clean. It is quiet remote but the Lodge has it's own restaurant. Quality of the food is good. Not...

2Thank Si Z
Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The rooms are basic - no TV, no fridge but at least parking is free The location is good - close to the park and the beautiful Helmcken falls The staff was very nice and cooled our wine for us Internet isnt free which is strange in this day and age Breakfast is only a cold buffet, so we went...

1Thank Martin F
Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Against some of the reviews here we loved this lodge at this remote location. There is no TV, WiFi or other fancy stuff, but the rooms where quite and new furnished and the staff was always helpful. A good starting point for trips in the wells gray park and it's countless waterfalls.

1Thank narcanti
lakeland, Fl
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Front desk was very helpful. The horses on the property were friendly and let you pet them. The cabins seemed nice from the outside, unfortunately we stayed in the other lodge accommodations that were only about $ 50 less. They felt like a trailer. Beds were uncomfortable, my husband who is 6'4 was too long for the bed. They charge...

Thank resourcemom2003
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2015

OK for a stopover. Clean but basic no TV or fridge. WIFI extra breakfast extra. At least 30 minute drive to Clearwater so fridge would be nice. Staff all friendly. This location good for access to local waterfalls. Salmon chute and lake .Wells Gray Provincial Park

2Thank Michael A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Helmcken Falls Lodge was constructed in 1948 as a Hunting Lodge in Wells Gray Park.The Lodge itself now houses our reception and gift shop and also the 110 seat licensed restaurant and lounge with a balcony overlooking the Trophy Mountains.We have 33 rooms in total comprising 25 standard rooms and 8 log cabin rooms.The original heritage cabin, built in 1926 offers 2 self-contained rooms both with Queen beds.All our rooms have ensuite private bathrooms.Our standard rooms have 2 double beds and our log cabin rooms have 2 extra long double beds.We also offer horseback riding and guided canoeing and hiking in Wells Gray Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helmcken Falls Lodge

Address: 6664 Clearwater Valley Rd | Wells Gray Park, BC, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Clearwater
Price Range: ₹ 9,006 - ₹ 12,568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Helmcken Falls Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Room 1 was first class with a great view and balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 843stuartm, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask at the reception how to close the door if you're from abroad, it took us some time as we saw such a "technology" for the first time.”
 of 5 bubbles IrinaG84, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“To better enjoy the place, choose a room overlooking the valley. Picnic tables are available outside the ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Ast838, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“the pictures are different on the website then they are in real, we had a cabin down the hill, i think nr 12 it was.”
 of 5 bubbles 408oliviaj, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The log cabin rooms are basic but have all you need for a really great stay. A fridge would have been a bonus but whilst it was hot during the day, the non ac rooms stayed cool with the windows open.”
 of 5 bubbles rowberrywilson, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
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