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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Located on Ruby Lake and directly on an extended lagoon with a floating bridge that takes you from check-in office to accommodation (also accessed by car as needed). Rooms are spacious with fully stocked kitchen (full size fridge, microwave and stove and basic cooking supplies- free coffee supplied). MUST check out the resort-owned Italian restaurant onsite that offers high end italian culinary cuisine created by italian chef with food made from locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Rooms are clean, simple but adequate. Great staff. No wifi and limited cell phone so a good break away from the chaos. You can rent a canoe/paddleboard/peddleboat from their private dock and go and enjoy the beautiful lake. Dock faces West to amazing sunsets. Ruby Lake is rated as one of the warmest and cleanest lakes in Canada- average temp is 17c.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank otherplaceslikehome
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I stayed for three nights in July. The days are still pretty long in BC, but it was pitch dark at 4am and everyone was still asleep when the rooster started his unrelenting morning wake-up. Really? I told the reception person, who seemed a bit surprised. Really? If you stay in the tents at the south end of the Ruby Lake property the covered chicken coup/area is right beside the main compound. Though the highway was not busy at night, road noise is also obvious. The tent area is not a peaceful spot. I can't speak for the cabins, but, at $100+ per night, the rustic tents are to be avoided at any price.

Stayed: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes for my glampy tent stay. The location is stunning with all kinds of nice anmenities and a great Italian restaurant on site. But the tents and communal bathroom and eating areas are to be avoided at all costs. I had prepaid so had to stay three nights.at $115 per night I expected more.
The tent itself is fine, though the bed was a bit hard and creaky. To use the bathroom you need to walk between 80 to 200 yards depending on the tent location. In the night, this can be an adventure. I think there had been a big group over the weekend, so the soap dispensers were empty and not filled for three days. Same issues in the eating area. The kitchen is supposedly set up with dishes and morning coffee supplies. There were no available mugs and the coffee ran out by day three. I planned one meal there, but discovered too late there were no forks??
But the unforgivable issue was the on-site rooster. Day one he started his wake-up routine at 2am, and day two and three it was 4am. I am just amazed that the owners allowed this to continue. Just pen up your rooster in a coop until daylight and the issue is solved.
Deal with the rooster and have staff do daily checks on conditions and this review could easily change.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled solo
2  Thank U7596NPlinda
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at the Ruby Lake Resort for a week and a half. I stayed in their cottages, which were lovely - spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. The staff were courteous, attentive, and did an excellent job maintaining the rooms.

The grounds are amazing - tranquil, scenic, and very well kept. The cottages face a lagoon which is home to various water fowl. Behind are forested hills that are unspoiled.

There is no high speed Internet, not much cell service, no 24 hour room service - but that’s exactly the point, this place is a shelter from all that.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
2  Thank Francois B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you really want to relax, to disconnect from "white" noise of everyday routine, to stop for awhile and rethink - it is a time to go to Ruby Lake resort. You will feel like visiting your long-range uncles or aunts somewhere in the country side. Lagoon, lake, birds songs, noise from chicken running around, fresh air, the stillness of the air, space/territory at your disposal - all this will make you wonder Why did not you come there before? (You can read about the resort can offer yourself and make your choice).
But don't do the mistake and come and visit the resort. We were there TWICE this year - in July (the best time) and in August. Will go next year as well. The trip itself from overheated/dusty Vancouver to pristine woods and lakes of Sunshine Coast is a BONUS itself. Make a double dip!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank VATAR95
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