Summer fun on the lake.
About Steph Fontaine
We (Dan & Steph) both grew up in Richmond BC, a suburb of Vancouver. Married in 2006 we moved to Ladner Village in 2011 into an awesome old heritage home on Arthur Drive. We've since seen the arrival of Cole in 2012, Elle in 2013 and Chase in 2016. Dan works as realtor. Steph is a stay at home mom with a million other jobs. Before buying the lakefront property in Oroville we fixed up a 100 year old farm house in Okanogan County. We like taking old things and making them better than new. Our hobbies are pretty much like everyone else with 3 young kids. We do what they like to do and that changes all the time. Right now it's fishing, swimming, beach combing and arts and crafts.
Steph Fontaine purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Steph Fontaine chose Oroville
We just love it here. We have been vacationing in the Okanogan valley on both the US and Canadian side since we were kids. We wanted to buy a property on Osoyoos lake when we started our own little family. Dan was camper, Steph was more into the Ritz Carlton so we met in the middle. Instead of buying a single family home we bought an old lakefront resort. We've spent the last few years fixing it up and modernizing the property while keeping it's unique vintage charm. We like to vacation in groups so having the extra space is a huge bonus. Already the amount of kids who have caught their first fish, went tubing for the first time, had a a campfire or even learned to skate on a frozen lake has created so many memories. Getting away from the city and spending time in nature and relaxing is the best reward.
What makes this Cabin unique
Having a property with separate units as opposed to one big house has really fit in with how we like to vacation. The fact that there is 600 ft of waterfront means lots of room so you can really get away from it all. Plus we love being on the US side of the lake. Gas and beer and wine are cheap. The lake is so much quieter and safer for the kids.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A WEEK IN BUFFALO...
The Buffalo Check "rental unit" is a nice place in a beautiful location right on the lake. Calling it a "cabin" is sort of a stretch though, since this rental is part of one long building with multiple units connected to each other. The main room had a rustic decor, but unlike any "cabin" I have rented in the past, there was no woodstove or fireplace. It's not like we would need it for heat in the summer, but on cooler nights or during winter stays it would be nice for the ambience... like in a real cabin. Sometimes we would return from our daily excursions and the vehicle of the guest next door to us would be parked in front of our entry door. Like when you rent a motel. In reality, the Buffalo Check Cabin is more of a efficiency motel than a proper cabin, but it is very nice none the less. The place was well appointed, but the kitchen lacked any steak knives so we sawed our t-bones with butter knives. The lone spatula was plastic and sort of melted from prior use on the outdoor grill. There was one large propane grill on the property, but the people in the unit next to us laid claim to it for the entire week we were there. When I went to wheel it over to our unit, it was dirty and covered with remnants of their prior meal, so we never used it. There was a tiny table top charcoal grill available to us, so we bought some charcoal and went old school. They really should get a couple of propane grills so all guests have equal access to the same cooking ammenities instead of having to share them. The bedding was very clean and extremely comfortable. It appeared that the floors had not been swept very well after the prior guest departed because when we arrived, the floors were very dusty and had crumbs in the corners. We swept it out ourselves and when sweeping in the bedroom we found some kid's underwear on the floor between the nightstand and the bed. There were two lakeside decks for guests but one was roped off because it was in disrepair and unsafe to walk on. Being the summer peak season , I would expect that both decks would be available to the guests, but only one was. The host was very attentive and was quick to answer any questions. When a wifi problem arose, she fixed it in a flash. So would we stay here again you ask? Yes we would. However, I just hope my constructive criticism here would be taken for corrective action as this would only make this place a more enjoyable place for subsequent guests and perhaps even my own family again
Liked that place
Good place to stay