Cross River consists of two connected operations areas. First, a main lodge, refurbished heritage cabins, and various indoor and outdoor retreat spaces interspersed throughout the forest along Yearling Creek. Second, two outpost camps, various ancestral skills sites, and lookout trails that are part of a BC land tenure agreement in the adjacent peaks.
The main lodge is the heart of the facility, where guests check in and gather to eat, visit, and relax. All trails around the grounds begin and return here. The building is powered by solar and hydro energy. It consists of a full kitchen, plumbing and running water, two indoor eating areas, a living room, washrooms, two large decks, and an outdoor wood-fired hot tub.
The cabins are interspersed amongst the trees next to a semi-forested meadow in front of the main lodge. There are eight in total, all decorated in Canadiana décor with items from our own family history. Each cabin is powered by solar energy, and has plumbing and running water, a queen bed, a twin bed, a fireplace, a three-piece bathroom, and a front porch.
These include: a thirty-foot yurt with large two-tiered deck; a thirty-foot ceremonial elder's lodge; communal fire pits; two short lookout trails part-way up the mountains behind the main lodge; reflection benches along the creek; ancestral skills crafting and processing sites; a ceremonial grove; a sweat lodge site; and a group camping area. The yurt also has a shower building nearby.
Our land tenure agreement covers areas throughout the Yearling Creek headwaters and surrounding peaks, and which are connected to the main lodge area via our facility driveway and main trail. It consists of two outposts for ancestral skills and overnight camps; a rock wall with some beginner climbing routes; ceremonial sites throughout the trees and ridges; and longer hiking trails to the surrounding mountain tops.
Delicious meals are cooked on site by our resident chef from mid-June to mid-September. They are prepared fresh every day in a chef's choice menu, and served buffet-style for all guests. Culinary possibilities change according to seasons, creativity, programs, and dietary requests.
No internet, TV, or cell phone reception
(emergency communication options are on site though)
Parking behind each individual cabin
Stocked wood supplies
Day and night use of the main lodge
Outdoor wood-fired hot tub at main lodge
Charging plugins for devices in main lodge
Concierge services for trail maps, tour bookings, and local advice
Ongoing local coffee, hand crafted tea blends, and juices available in main lodge during summer season
Delicious meals cooked on site by resident chef during summer season
Packed lunch service for out-trips during summer season
Interpretive orientation tour about the place and some history (with advance notice)