When you arrive to Sweet Magnolia Acres, you will be greeted by a gate. The gate needs to stay closed so that the goats and our mop dog do not end up exploring the neighbourhood. They can be adventurous. If the animals are running around, please make sure to close the gate behind you. If we know when to expect you, we will make sure the animals are contained.
You can drive down behind the house and park by the car port. The key lock password will be provided to you.
A quiet, comfortable space in the country on 3.75 acres of land that is home to small farm animals.
What to do in 150 Mile House Area
150 Mile House, also known as “the 50”, refers to the distance from Lillooet, which was Mile Zero on the Old Cariboo Road. The community was an important stop on the Gold Rush Trail. There is approximately 900 residents in “the 50”. It is a small and friendly community situated approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Williams Lake. The community dates back to the 1860s.
What to do at Sweet Magnolia Acres:
We have several Airbnb Experiences, including:
1. Paddle boarding in the Cariboo
2. Kayaking the Cariboo
3. Geocaching in the trails nearby. Can you find all 5 caches?
4. Yoga with goats in the yoga studio.
5. Yoga with chickens (June to September)
6. Yoga classes and one on one sessions
7. Energy Treatment for healing and wellness
8. Meditation Experience
9. Soapmaking Experience
10. Quick access to walking trails
1. Mule Deer Trail (11 mins drive), Alex Fraser Research Forest UBC
2. River Valley Trail (12 kms of walking and gentle touring)
3. Chimney Lake North Recreational Site (38 mins drive)
4. Dewar Lake Recreation Site (10 mins)
5. Dugan Lake (12 mins)
6. Cameron Ridge Hiking
7. Browntop Mountain Hiking Trail
8. Moffat Falls (45 mins drive)
9. Canim Falls (2 hours)
Cross country skiing:
100 Mile Nordic Ski Society: 45 kms of ski trails, snowshoeing trails (1 hour drive).
Bull Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails: 28 kms of ski trails, snowshoeing trails ( less than 30 mins drive).
Mount Timothy Ski Area , Lac La Hache (1 hour drive)
ATV and Dirt Bike Trails:
“The 50” has several kilometers of ATV and dirt bike trails which can be accessed at the end of our street. The “Backroad Mapbook” for the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC , Outdoor Recreation Guide offers great information on trails, parks, fishing, paddling and more!
There are several “caches” hidden around the area. There are geocaching apps that can be downloaded to your smart phone, or you can borrow Sweet Magnolia Acres’ GPS with a deposit. Sweet Magnolia has 5 caches hidden in nearby trails. Best of luck finding them all!
Annual Williams Lake Stampede
(usually the 1st weekend every year)
It will be the 94th stampede in 2020. It is “The Greatest Show on Dirt”. Cowboys form Canada and United States compete over several days for some great Canadian Professional Rodeo Association action.
Activities include: Stampede parade, Tie down roping, Boys< steer riding, Steer wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Bareback riding, Ranch Bronc riding, Wild cowgirls Race, Wild horse race, Mountain Race, Bull Riding, and Barrel racing. https://williamslakestampede.com/
Lakes to explore
An abundance of lakes to explore in the area. Perfect for fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking.
The mountain bike community of Williams Lake has been called the “The Shangri-La” of mountain biking. The Williams Lake area offers over 200 kms of mountain biking trails. The extensive list can be found at https://ridethecariboo.ca/. There are also several kilometers of hiking and biking trails at the end of Ptarmigan Street. Turn right on Pigeon and the trails are just a few meters on the left. There is a map posted by the trails.
Boitanio Bike Park
“Covering over 10 acres, the park is the largest of its kind in the interior of BC. It has 6 major jump lines, pump track, drop zone, flow trails and log work right in the centre of the City. We suggest a run on Fox Mountain (Hillbilly is amazing) then role down Broadway to the Greyhound station, over the bank and you’re in the park. Or just session the park all day while the rest of the family relaxes on the grassy fields of Boitanio Park.”
Lots of snowmobiling trails in the area. You can find Williams lake Powder Kings Snowmobile Club on Facebook or at www.wlpowderkings.com
There is also a Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail that is approximately 463 kms long. This trail can be used for ATVS, hiking and dirt biking as well. www.goldrushsnowmobiletrail.com
Fresh Veggies (mid-August to early autumn):
Soda Creek Sweet Corn U-Pick
You can find them on Facebook for updates.
1. Scouts Island: picnics, swimming, and boat launch (17 mins drive)
2. Chimney Lake North Recreational Site: fishing, swimming, boat launch (38 mins drive)
3. Dewar Lake Recreation Site: fishing (10 mins)
4. Dugan Lake: fishing and boat launch (12 mins)
5. Felker Lake Recreational Site: fishing and boating (35 mins drive)
6. Forest Lake Recreational Site: Fishing and boating (35 mins drive)
7. Blue Lake North Recreational Site: swimming and fishing (40 mins)
Exploring the area:
Explore the Cariboo Wagon Road and Gold Rush Trail! Sweet Magnolia Acres is situated in the center of the Gold Rush Trail. We are situated 2hours 37 minutes to Barkerville and 2 hours 47 minutes to Lillooet.
There are several day trips (circle tours) in the area.
1. Likely/Horsefly Circle Tour- The old gold rush trail (3 hours)
2. Gold Rush Trail Circle Tour to Barkerville (approx. 7.5 hours, seasonal backcountry roads)
3. Chimney Lake/Enterprise Road Circle Tour (2 hours)
4. Gang Ranch/ Farewell Canyon Circle Tour (6 hours)
Visit http://tourismwilliamslake.com/index.asp?p=2068 for more information on these short adventures.
Sweet Magnolia Acres has paddleboards and a double kayak which can be rented out; however, Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals may have a bigger selection.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chicoltin is a tribute to the Cariboo Chicoltin regions. It is open year round and it includes the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, exhibits on local ranching, rodeo heritage, First Nations, railway, mining and forestry industry.
The 150 Mile Heritage School House is located in 150 Mile House, just down the street form Sweet Magnolia Acres. It is open during the summer months.
The 108 Heritage Site is located in 108 Mile, which is about 40 minutes drive from Sweet Magnolia Acres. You can find more information at www.historical.ca.
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