(Wel)come as a visitor, stay as a guest, leave as a friend!

 

Dear Cornelia, Rene and Tobias! Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It really is one of the nicest places we have visited on our long travels. Your sense of hospitality is impeccable. We wish you all the best.

Matthew Gardner & Alison Bigg, Editors of “Footprint” Western Canada

 

 

Un petit bijou au bord du lac: Nous avons séjourné deux nuits dans ce lieu magique au milieu de nulle part, enfin si, au bord d’un lac.
Notre chambre était immense, confortable, propre, la literie excellente, la salle de bain où il ne manque rien. il n’y a rien à redire.
René et Conny sont des hôtes superbes qui aiment ce qu’ils font. Le petit déjeuner est varié et exquis.
Nous nous sommes amusés comme des enfants dans le sous-sol où il y a un billard, un jeu de fléchettes, c’est vraiment très accueillant.
On peut se balader dans toute la propriété, visiter la chapelle, faire du canot sur le lac, se baigner dans la piscine.
Les propriétaires (74/60) près de la retraite, la propriété est à vendre, alors avis aux amateurs.
Je recommande hautement cet endroit.

N. S., Saverne (France)

 

 

Als Kinder haben wir die Fernsehserie “Ein Mann in den Bergen” gesehen und davon geträumt, auch einmal so zu leben. Für zwei Tagehatten wir dieses Gefühl in dieser wunderbaren Anlage – nicht zu vergessen das Luxusfruuhstück and den Pool – eingfach traumhaft schön1

B. & P. S, Berlin (Germany)

 

 

My husband and I have been to Mulvehill for three summers (and just made reservation for the forth week, this time with our daughter). It is an absolutely amazing place: sophisticated yet remote (no phones, no television!). Rene, Conny, and Tobias are excellent and warm hosts. Their place is kept up beautifully and the food served is quite delicious! We have met some incredibly interesting people from all walks of life. I cannot recommend this inn enough….my only hesitation is that, because it is so wonderful, it is hard to get a room!

K. + W. C., Vancouver, WA

 

 

Super séjour chez René et Cornelia, un petit coin de paradis dans les Rocheuses Canadiennes. L’endroit est fantastiques, les hotes charmants, le petit déjeuner excellent. Nous aimerons vraiment revenir pour quelques jours en hiver.

D. et M. S., Annecy (France)

 

 

Dear Cornelia and Rene. We trust you are keeping well and send you the warmest of greetings from a small village in the South of England. We stayed with you in early June. Just two memorable nights that we often reflect on and recommend it to all those that plan to visit BC. With all the world to visit and a decreasing time span says we never return to the same place, but your welcome and accommodation may just be the exception! Every good wish for the New Year and should you ever visit England, the warmest of welcomes awaits you from this address. Thanks for all the memories. Yours,

e-mail from W. & F. H. Reading UK

 

 

Pas d’internet – ou outil moderne de communication – nous avons trouvé ce petit coin de paradis reculé – loin du bruit de la ville, isolé comme presque seul sur terre! Quelles merveilles ici: la splendide nature, le comfort des chambres, une jolie piscine, une magnifique terrasse ensoleillée, visitée par les colibris, un superbe lac sauvage et surtout deux hôtes charmants nous ayant préparé de succulents petit-déjenuers maison, donc bio et savoureux. Merci René et Conny pour notre très agréable séjour chez vous! Nous ne manquerons pas de conseiller Mulvehill Creek Inn auprès de nos amis qui envisageraient une visite dans la région. Bonne continuation et compliments aux ours.

A., N. , A. V., Anvers (Belgium)

 

 

Thank you, René, Conny (Tobias and Cesar), for the wonderful time we had during the X-mas holidays. Your accommodation is certainly one of the best I’ve ever been, and your hospitality beats the biggest resorts around the world. I know, because I travelled a lot (and still do). I will certainly and with pleasure shall recommend your Inn to a lot of other people who are seeking for a difference.

H. B., Odijk, NL

 

 

By far the best B&B we have had the pleasure to stay in. We are on the last leg of our trip which makes us sad to go, but if we would have started here we would not have gone any further!!

Watie & Charlotte H., Houston, Texas

 

 

Nach einer zum Teil anstrengenden Reise durch die USA und Kanada mit vielen sehr unterschiedlichen Unterkünften hatten wir das Gefühl, im Paradies gelandet zu sein. Das Haus und der Garten sind sehr gepflegt, wir wurden sehr nett von Rene und Cornelia begrüßt, der Ausblick auf den See ist fantastisch. Am beheizten Pool lässt es sich gut ausruhen, sonnenbaden und schwimmen. Hier herrscht ein besonderes Klima, es ist nicht so heiß wie in Revelstoke und nachts kühlt es sich ab, so dass man ohne Klimaanlage gut schlafen kann. Das Anwesen befindet und ca. 15 Minuten Fahrzeit von Revelstoke entfernt, sodass der Weg zum Abendessen kein Problem ist. Das Frühstück nach Schweizer Art, angereichert mit Obst aus dem eigenen Garten und Konfitüren von Cornelia zubereitet, ist das beste des gesamten Urlaubs, das Mittagessen kann ausfallen. Kostenlose Kanus stehen am See bereit, die Ruhe auf dem Wasser ist einmalig. Auf dem riesigen Areal kann der Wasserfall mit dem hauseigenen Wasserkraftwerk, eine kleine, entzückende Hochzeitskapelle, ein völlig mit Moos bewachsener Wald und noch einiges mehr erkundet werden. Den Tag kann man auf der großen Terrasse ausklingen lassen, Getränke stehen zu zivilen Preisen zur Verfügung. Interressante Gespräche schon beim Frühstück mit anderen Gästen und den Gastgebern runden einen sehr harmonischen Aufenthalt ab. Wir wären gern länger geblieben.

C.L., Berlin (Germany)

 

 

Gut durchgeschüttelt kamen wir bei Cornelia und Rene an und wurden von Rene in Empfang genommen. Rene hat sich sogleich für den schlechten Zustand seines Zufahrtweges entschuldigt und erklärt, dass die Sanierung bereits in Auftrag gegeben sei. Der sehr gepflegte Eindruck des Hauses ließ die holprige Anfahrt schnell vergessen. Als Gast hat man die Möglichkeit, den hauseigenen Swimmingpool, Whirlpool, Billardraum/Bar oder eines der Kanus kostenlos zu nutzen. Auch die wunderschöne Sonnenterrasse mit Blick auf den See überzeugte. Eine Kanutour auf dem Upper Arrow Lake haben wir genossen und können dies weiter empfehlen. Besondere Attraktionen auf dem riesigen Grundstück sind außerdem eine kleine Kapelle, ein Bach mit Wasserfall und das eigene Wasserkraftwerk. Highlight während unseres Aufenthaltes war ein gemeinsames Abendessen, welches sich durch das Anglerglück eines amerikanischen Gastes ergeben hat. Hier gab es viele interessante Gespräche, die den Abend kurzweilig verlaufen ließen. Auch der Geburtstag eines Gastes wurden von Cornelia mit einem spontan gebackenen Kuchen und einer Kerze gebührend gewürdigt. Auch das Frühstück ließ keine Wünsche offen; sogar hier gab es selbst gebackenen Apfelkuchen! Kurz und gut: “Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt”.

A. B, Lahstedt (Germany)

 

 

Thank you for an outstanding visit! I couldn’t have asked for more – every aspect of your retreat is first class. You have exceeded the unbelievably high expectations created by “Frommer’s”. Keep it up!

Patrick C., Roswell, NH

 

 

We arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm … we thought we’d never make it. Arriving at Mulvehill Creek was like heaven: Warm hospitality, warm bed, warm water. After a good night’s rest, up early, canoeing, walking, excellent breakfast, we changed our mind: this is not heaven, this is paradise. ¡Muchas gracias!

Rosa + Albert B., Barcelona, Spain

 

 

What a place! It was our first experience at anything like this. I doubt it can be done any better …

Chad T. & Lori A., Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

 

 

Wunderschön gelegenes Anwesen direkt am Columbia-River, über einen ca. zwei Kilomerter langen Waldweg ca. 20 km südlich von Revelstoke gut zu erreichen. Die Gästezimmer sind liebevoll eingerichtet, ein schönes Schwimmbad mit Spa steht außerdem zur Verfügung, Das ausgezeichnete schweizer Frühstück ist abwechslungsreich, reichhaltig und wird mit frischen Kräutern und Obst aus dem eigenen Garten verfeinert.

R.H., Idstein (Germany)

 

 

This is the Enchanted Forest, with magical host & hostess. We came for one night and stayed for three, and we are reluctant to leave. …”Leave as a friend” is far more than a slogan – it’s a pleasant truth! Thanks for many lessons and wonderful meals!

Jane and Herb C., Sidney, Australia

 

 

What a wonderful retreat! Your property is magnificent and your hospitality definitely first class … It is difficult to leave just when I’m starting to relax for the first time in months.

Ron and Jaye L., Richmond Hill ON

 

 

Thank you, René and Conny, for a unique and beautiful experience. Your home is so welcoming and warm … The only problem with Mulvehill Creek is that we have to leave! Sowabona – sala gashle!

Dick & Mary D., Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

Your retreat was definitely a highlight of our nearly ended vacation. The food, hospitality and property are a plus in our minds for a return visit. Next time we will not hike that much, but enjoy all the marvelous beauty around your wonderful house.

Bill and Grace S., New York, USA

 

 

Thank you for the wonderful relaxing three days. This was the perfect place for our first holidays together. Our best memories are the mossy banks overlooking the waterfall, the swing at the pool in the afternoon, the canoe trip to the beach across the lake and the barbecue at the Bald Eagle Spit. You have thought of everything to make this a romantic peaceful hideaway.

Wendy C./Don W., Calgary AB

 

 

The beauty of your retreat is only surpassed by that of your kindness. In today’s world of high paced activities and technology which provides impersonal convenience, it is rare to find those who can blend appreciation of simple pleasures with such hospitable flare!

Mike and Shari C., Victoria BC

 

 

Auf unserer Rundreise durch B.C. haben wir viele Unterkünfte kennengelernt – diese hier ist ein echtes “Juwel in der Wildnis” – erfekt gepflegt und sehr erholsam!

J.,K.,Ch.,C. and Ch. W., Hamburg (Germany)

 

 

Mulvehill Creek ist eine der schönsten Orte, die wir je gesehen haben! Vielen Dank für die leider viel zu kurze Zeit. Zimmer und Frühstück waren perfekt wie alles andere auch. Hoffentlich können wir eines Tages wiederkommen. Viel Glück und Gesundheit!

S. +J. E., Waldshut/Black Forest (Germany)

 

 

Thank you for the experience of your place – your love for the land, the plants and the animals was shown to us at every turn. I love all the bear pictures in your home – I too love those ineradicable animals. The “waterfall experience” was wonderful. You and the land both support and nurture each other. Our best to you and this beautiful place.

Nancy B. and Jeff S., Spokane, USA

 

 

Thank you, René and Conny and Tobias for making my 40th birthday one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life … The combination of beautiful surroundings (especially this winter wonderland), great tobogganing and hiking helped everybody relax and enjoy this fabulous weekend. I am sure everyone will be back and I know that I would love to plan many future adventures here.

Kimberly and Brian N., Grand Prairie AB

 

 

A “guest journal” it is a “friends’ journal”! We were passing through the area, discovered Mulvehill Creek and stayed. What a wonderful spot, close to the tourist traps and yet away from it all. Conny and René, you have developed and are still improving on a unique place. Strength to your arm! We were touring Canada, came here to Conny and René and discovered time. Time to relax and to unwind, time to slow down, time to look around at the lovely countryside, time to smell the flowers, time to realize that we are on holidays and to take the time to charge our batteries. Time? Hereabouts there is no time! And that far the people who came here is a secret. Time does not exist: we make it. Conny and René, many thanks for making us feel so comfortable in your home. We leave it with many pleasant memories. . . As we say in Scotland “Lang may your him reck” May your heart keep warm.!

Ed and Irynie J., Edingbourg UK, Rhoon NL

 

 

This is heaven on earth! Thank you so very much for sharing your beauty and yourself with us. God has blessed you with many gifts. Thank you for a memorable experience.

Coreen and Patrick J., Fredonia WI, USA

 

 

We found you by chance and would have liked to stay longer. In this extraordinary surroundings and with this extraordinary family even rainy holidays are memorable. Many thanks, a lot of success and … see you again!

Helga and Wolf W., Hamburg, Germany

 

 

We did not know a place like this actually exists! I still didn’t find that one shortcoming I’m sure exists (nobody is perfect). However we’ll have to give up looking for it this time. We enjoyed all the many fruits of your well planned work. God bless you!

Dirk and Allison H., Dublin, Ireland

 

 

Of all the places we’ve ever stayed, England, France, Italy, Portugal, Canada, USA etc. this has to be the most idyllic. You were right when you said we would want to stay longer than one night! . . . If we ever have the good fortune to come this way again, this will be our first port of call.

Sara, Paul, Joshua and Sophie B., Nepean ON

 

 

What a lovely place we stumbled into through the internet. We love your place, and what great hosts you both are … When the Lord said “we shall make a beautiful respite for my people away from the hustle and bustle of this world”, he did so here. Love and friendship

Winston & Karen S., Canyon TX, USA

 

 

Veni, vidi and we were conquered! What an absolutely glorious place and concept. We arrived in B.C. hoping to find something like this to stay and we leave with considerable regret. What more can you ask? A wonderful location, gracious and friendly hosts, superb meals. Many thanks for all!

Bekki T. and Ken L., Ashburton, UK

 

 

What a wonderful time we spent here with you. So few people are able to live their dreams so fully as you. It was especially rich to meet people from all over the world — guests from Italy, Belgium, Oregon, in addition to ours from New York. Thanks so much!

Nancy & Elisabeth J., Trumansburg NY, USA

 

 

What a wonderful experience for our children and ourselves! The many people we met provided a cultural experience for our family that we cannot obtain in rural America. It was so heartwarming to meet people speaking 3 or 4 languages, but still enjoying everyone’s company and their country’s differences. The barbeque at the beach was the “BEST”. We have met people here we will remember forever and be able to look at in our photo album for many years. Thank you for this “bit of peace” in our busy lives! Your friendliness and hospitality are remarkable. We will be sure to share this place with our friends. (Emily loved Tobias)

The S. family, Hermiston OR, USA

 

 

Thank you for all the beautiful things you’ve offered us in this peaceful spot: from your comfortable rooms to the great food, from the sun to the pool, to the canoes and the happy barbeque on the beach. Thank you for your patience with our little girl Gaia. We will not forget you … A presto, e grazie di tutto! (Ciao Tobias da Gaia!!)

Roberta, Renato a Gaia E., Portici, Italy

 

 

When God came to this place he knew what he has missed in France! Vielen Dank für die grossartige Gastfreundschaft; wir werden das “Geheimnis” weiterverraten!

Karl und Jutta P.,Vienna, Austria

 

 

This is the most wonderful place I’ve ever lived in. Thank you for your hospitality and the delicious Swiss specialties. Bravo!

Jessica T, L’Isle d’Espagnac, France

 

 

A woman of many words is left speechless at the beauty. Thank you!

Wednesday S., Calgary AB

 

 

Many, many thanks for your hospitality and friendship! I have enjoyed my stay in Revelstoke and have been delighted with your development of a truly unique retreat. You have a spectacular location, a bounty of natural attractions, and your breakfasts are much more than memorable, they are gourmet! As Will James would comment : ‘High Points’ Best wishes with your continuing projects

Allan J., Medicine Hat AB

 

 

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Your hospitality is outstanding. I especially enjoyed being entertained by Conny’s animal stories, René’s conversation about environment and philosophy and Tobias’ breakfast conversation. Your success in creating a lifestyle in harmony with the beautiful natural surroundings is impressive.

J.G., Vancouver BC

 

 

We were so amazed by the scenery and the nice, cozy house and especially the warm family who welcomed us. Thank you very much for such a nice memory! P.S.: I was almost going to to kidnap Caesar. – Drove off to Banff and having such a good time we decided to stay again on our way back. The honeymoon suite was a blast – food for thoughts for other travellers!

S.U. & B.D., Nogoya JA

 

 

Two Swiss have made a Canadian rediscover the beauty of Canada! Thanks, Conny and René!

D.S., Vancouver BC

 

 

Thank you for sharing the bounty of your retreat, the wilderness, our room and the gourmet breakfast. We do not wish to leave. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality and for introducing us to men’s best friend. We loved Caesar!

S.& J. R., Bragg Creek AB

 

 

Congratulations!

What a wonderful quiet spot – perfect for our 25th anniversary. We enjoyed the colorful jacuzzi very much. Thank you for the delightful meals and your open hearted hospitality. We appreciate your consideration of this unspoiled environment. May your path be blessed!

M. & F.M., Kaslo

 

 

This was the most perfect get-away. We had such a lovely time here, but too short. It was worth coming all the way just for the breakfast, the best we ever had. Thanks

W.& S.B., Edmonton AB

 

 

Thank you for the wonderful surroundings. R. is especially inspired by the power plant and is already talking about finding his own turbine! We look forward to recommend Mulvehill to our friends and family.

G.& R. W., Bermudas

 

 

We stayed in paradise, that’s why we write you this letter and send you this documentation. It is a must for your clients. If they did not stay at Mulvehill Creek, they’ve missed Western Canada! Consider working together with Cornelia and René for the future. (extract of a spontaneous letter along with a professional presentation of our inn to 25 leading overseas’ travel agents)

K.H.& F.v.d.L., Au/ZH, Switzerland