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Shamrock & Thistle Ranch Luxury Tiny (Thistle)

SuperhostSalmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
Tiny house hosted by Shelley
2 guests1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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Cancellation policy
Cancel before 3:00 PM on Aug. 25 and get a 50% refund, minus the first night and service fee. Get details
House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking. Get details
** see "Others things to Note" below for updates due to Covid!
Stunning Tiny Homes! Enjoy nature in the Shuswap yet have all the amenities and be close to town. Adorable luxury accommodations with outside propane fire pit, hot tub and barbecue which are available all year round for your use and shared with the other Tiny home. Take a riding lesson in the summer and go tobogganing in the winter.
There are 2 homes perfect for a fun retreat for 2 couples or a Girls getaway.

The space
IMAGINE…. Stepping into a luxury Tiny home, complete with everything you need for a wonderful break from reality. The moment you step inside your shoulders release the tension you’ve been holding all week (or year for some of us!). You now exhale, step out into the hot tub while listening to the sounds of nature. After toweling off you can cuddle up with the provided blankets on the deck love seat by the fire on the deck and watch the stars.

Whether you come for the experience of staying in a tiny house, or just need a cozy and relaxing place to lay your head and disconnect from everyday life, we'll do our best to make sure that your stay is rejuvenating and memorable.

Covid update: Due to the Virus we have taken the steps to ensure our guests comfort, health and safety. When you book with us, you will be placed in either the Thistle or the Shamrock. You may request one or the other but we can not make any guarantees until check in. This will help to ensure your safety during these times. Please be assured that the Shamrock and the Thistle are EXACTLY the same. If you are wishing to book both Tiny’s for your stay please call or message us and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you are wanting total privacy and do not want to share the outside common areas with other guests you may pay an addition $100./night and block the other tiny from being booked. This will not give you access to the other tiny but will ensure you there are no other guests. Please message us to ensure that this option is available when you book.

Inside these little luxury THOW you will feel pampered and the need to exhale and relax. The Queen bed in the loft is a space you will easily settle into and drift to sleep. There are no TV’s but you will have Wi-Fi access.

Each home comes equipped with bottled water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, a coffee maker, kettle, toaster and toaster oven, mini fridge and microwave. Plates, bowls and utensils, cups and wine glasses are also provided. The Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace keeps you cozy warm in the winter! There is a propane barbecue outside for you to whip up nice supper for yourselves. The propane fire pit and hot tub on the deck is cozy and usable all year for you to cuddle up by and roast marshmallows.

During the spring and summer months western riding lessons are available (extra charge) and in the winter months toboggans are available.

All guests are welcome to explore the ranch during their stay. Visit with the horses, arrange for a riding lesson or simply walk with the dogs, Mango and Olive.

The main house is only a few steps away and guests can book a dinner in the main house or have a Charcuterie board prepared just for you. (**Currently not available due to Covid) We try hard to make special occasions extra special. Please let us know if you are celebrating an event, birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, or any other special day like Thank-heavens-I’m-alone Day.

Please note that we do not offer housekeeping. However we are happy to supply what you need during your stay. We can alway supply you with clean linen and towels as well as make arrangement to do your laundry for you if you need or pick up groceries to stock your mini fridge prior to arrival.
We are dog lovers, and would love for you to be able to bring your canine companion but we cannot allow any dogs at this time –Please accept our apologies. Horses are welcome. We have two holding pens with no-climb fencing, hog fuel base and rubber mats. There is an additional charge for horses of $20/night per horse. This includes their pen, water, hay and use of the outdoor arena when available.

Guest access
Please feel free to walk around the ranch. We request that you respect our neighbours privacy and do not cross onto thier property.

Other things to note
Covid update: Due to the Virus we have taken the steps to ensure our guests comfort, health and safety. When you book with us, you will be placed in either the Thistle or the Shamrock. You may request one or the other but we can not make any guarantees until check in. This will help to ensure your safety during these times. Please be assured that the Shamrock and the Thistle are EXACTLY the same.

NEW! You can now block the other Tiny from being booked if it is available. This can ensure more privacy and eliminate sharing any common spaces with other guests. Cost for this is $90/night (plus taxes and fees – no cleaning fee) ** This will not give you access to the other Tiny, it will remain locked.
OR
You can now book the other Tiny (if available) for yours, your family or friends use for 15% less once you have booked the one of them. This will give you two tinys to share!
Please contact us to find out more.
** see "Others things to Note" below for updates due to Covid!
Stunning Tiny Homes! Enjoy nature in the Shuswap yet have all the amenities and be close to town. Adorable luxury accommodations with outside propane fire pit, hot tub and barbecue which are available all year round for your use and shared with the other Tiny home. Take a riding lesson in the summer and go tobogganing in the winter.
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Hangers
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Heating
Essentials
Fire extinguisher

2 nights in Salmon Arm

Aug 25, 2020 - Aug 27, 2020
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08-25-2020
Checkout
08-27-2020

4.91 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews

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Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

Our Community
Welcome to Salmon Arm - a lifestyle community! We invite you to visit and enjoy our hospitality. We're sure you will like what you see. Our climate is moderate with four distinct seasons. Our community is rich in culture and arts and our diversified economy includes forestry, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and commerce.

Lifestyle / Recreation
Shuswap Lake is one of the most popular recreational destinations in BC. The 400-plus kilometres of shoreline contain more than 20 provincial parks and offer unlimited water-related recreational opportunities. The surrounding mountains provide beautiful trails for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking.

Within Salmon Arm you will find parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, golf courses, the SASCU Recreation Centre featuring an indoor swimming pool and full-size gym / auditorium, The Shaw Centre with two full-sized ice rinks and numerous other sports and fitness options.

Arts, Culture and History
Salmon Arm's pride in its past is evident in the careful restoration of heritage buildings located at the RJ Haney Heritage Park. The Salmon Arm Fall Fair has been an annual event since 1897. The Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Area provides a wonderful ecological opportunity for wildlife viewing. Cultural activities in Salmon Arm are numerous and varied. Throughout the year, there are live theatre presentations, art shows and music performances from symphony to folk, much of which is provided by our very talented residents.

Diversified Economy
As the main regional service and trade centre for the Shuswap, Salmon Arm's facilities meet the needs of any industry. You can benefit from our major transportation connections, skilled workforce, educational facilities and fully serviced industrial park. Salmon Arm has strong roots in agriculture and forestry, with both industries continuing to play a large part in our community. Our location on Shuswap Lake provides numerous tourism opportunities.

For more information, visit our Economic Development website.

Community Amenities
Salmon Arm provides excellent health care services, municipal water and sewer service, four fully equipped fire stations and an Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station with approximately 40 officers and support staff. We have a door-to-door and fixed-route public transit system. Salmon Arm itself has five elementary schools, one middle school and a senior secondary school with two campuses.

The Salmon Arm Campus of Okanagan College provides university transfers as well as continuing education and vocational courses. Churches of several denominations are in the immediate area.

Shuswap Lake is nestled on the shore of the Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake and surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm offers shops, services and facilities to meet every need. Stroll through the charming downtown area and browse through the many restored shops brimming with local art and crafts. After relaxing at one of the numerous local coffee shops, take a walk in the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Area.

Major Industries and Commerce
Agriculture - Fruit, dairy, beef, hog, poultry, sheep, vegetables and forage
Forestry - Logging, milling and plywood
Secondary manufacturing - Lumber processing, machinery, sporting goods, food products, transportation equipment, building products, printing and publishing
Tourism - Accommodations, auto services, boating services, restaurants, conferences, golfing, resorts, house boating, tourist attractions, etc.

Population and Location
Salmon Arm is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and the business centre of the area. Our population is approximately 17,100, and we are centrally located on the Trans Canada Highway between Calgary and Vancouver. Salmon Arm's location makes it an ideal destination for day trips to the mountains for skiing, hiking and biking, or the lake for a day of boating or relaxing on the beach.

Lifestyle / Affordability / Access to Markets / Skilled, Stable Labour Supply
Salmon Arm - Shuswap is well known for its beautiful, lush setting amidst mountains, lakes and valleys, highlighted by magnificent Shuswap Lake, which is bordered by more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) of navigable shore line.

This setting, combined with a temperate climate and clean, healthy environment, continues to attract and maintain a stable, happy, productive workforce and is attractive for retirement and semi-retirement. This provides sustained growth and business opportunity. Relative to many Canadian centres, the costs of housing, industrial land, business services and infrastructure are significantly lower.

Salmon Arm - Shuswap is strategically located between Calgary and Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway at junction 97 to the South Okanagan, thus readily providing access to the 300,000 residents of southern BC.

Salmon Arm has something to offer everyone. We have a vibrant growing economy and an outstanding quality of life that is envied throughout Western Canada. Salmon Arm's economy is diversified with real strengths in agriculture, forestry, light manufacturing and tourism. These four engines of our economy have support from a strong, small business sector that has flourished through the entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic of our citizens.

Community Theme
Salmon Arm has identified "Lifestyle" in "Harmony with Nature" as the theme for our community. This theme is a reality, what a setting - the blue of Shuswap Lake in front of our community with the setting of emerald mountains in the background.

Salmon Arm's "Lifestyle" has attracted many talented and professional people to call Salmon Arm home. This wealth of gifted people has enriched our arts community, education and technologies. Salmon Arm's location on the Trans Canada Highway directly between Calgary and Vancouver makes trading markets as well as cultural and sporting events very accessible.

All this, and in a community that has affordable housing and relatively low property taxes and land costs. Salmon Arm has a strong, well developed community infrastructure comprising of a modern hospital, an airport (serving Vancouver), University College, medical services and facilities for all ages, and numerous modern recreation complexes and facilities. These attributes make the community an excellent setting for raising and educating families. Our quality of water and wastewater treatment has been recognized internationally. The city staff is more than able and very willing to assist you in establishing your residence or business in Salmon Arm.

Take time to visit us and you will understand why Salmon Arm is a "Lifestyle Community."
Our Community
Welcome to Salmon Arm - a lifestyle community! We invite you to visit and enjoy our hospitality. We're sure you will like what you see. Our climate is moderate with four distinct seasons. Our…

Hosted by Shelley

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John and Shelley have been married for over 27 years. A milestone for most, only the beginning for them. They share their love with their children, Lucas and Paisley, who are both very accomplished red seal trades persons. The acreage is home to accomplished performance horses and well established school horses. Several working cats (and a couple of “not so working cats,” aka FAT) and two dogs, Mango and Olive, are their protectors. It is John and Shelley’s wish to ensure that your time spent here is relaxing and enjoyable. They have fabulous views of the city of Salmon Arm from most every room in the home. The view even extends to the arena. Shelley Hayes-About the Coach & Cook Shelley Hayes is an Equestrian Canada Certified Western Competition Coach, Senior General Performance judge, Senior Western judge and United States Equestrian Federation Recognized Western judge. She is also a member of the Equestrian Canada General Performance & Western Committee. She has spent many years developing her eye for the horse and the rider. Shelley’s main goal is to educate the rider and help them learn and understand the horse. Her motto, and she makes everyone say it to their horse, “Thank you for the opportunity to learn and the patience to teach me.” Shelley has created an environment for the beginner to learn. She is an Evaluator for the Equestrian Canada Western Rider levels and coaches all the way through the levels up to Basic Training. She also helps prepare riders for their Instructor of Beginners or can simply help riders overcome their fears. As far as cooking goes, Shelley has absolutely no professional training at all. It all comes from the need to ensure everyone has enough energy to ride and do chores! However, over the past 15 years she has cooked for many boarders between Alberta and British Columbia. Many who choose to come back time and time again. Her style is “home,” like mom used to make. Everything from roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, shepherd’s pie with bacon, Eggs Benny to pan seared portabella mushrooms stuffed with salmon or crab. You gotta stay just for the food! Her specialty is dinner. Don’t ask for a fancy breakfast but you will be able to have something healthy. Her sandwiches on home-baked focaccia for lunch are well known to FILL YOU UP! John Hayes-About the Master of the House John Hayes is a amazing. He is in charge of keeping Shelley in line. John spent many years working in the oilfield until a work injury resulted in the loss of his left leg below the knee. Even as an amputee, he rides. He is hopeful to have others do the same and is here to support them in a similar journey. He loves spending time with the horses and their dogs, Mango and Olive. Cashoo -Cashoo is the love of Shelley’s life (aside from John). She is an amazing school master and retired reining horse. Cashoo has spent several years as a school master for the Olds College Coaching program and is now available at the farm for lessons and Western Rider Level exams. Louie - Louie is Cashoo’s baby boy. He is a bundle of everything! Kind of like a pocket pony, he will follow you around and wait for snuggles and kisses. Nothing phases this young gelding. Although he is not old enough for others to ride yet, he is on his way to being a superstar! Makayla – Ranch Hand/Cowgirl Makayla keeps everything running and the horses, dogs and cats happy! She came to us as a student wanting to learn how to ride. When asked why she wanted to learn, she said no one would hire her without equine experience. Well, we hired her on the spot. She has done a great job of learning everything from riding to making the perfect bed for the tiny homes. She grew up in Kamloops, BC as a competitive dancer and has been a dance instructor for the past 7 years. Working at a variety of different jobs over the years, from day care attendant to sawmill worker, she has always been most happy when working with animals. She spent some time working and training dogs, and now loves to work with horses! Makayla mentioned, “As a little girl, I always said I wanted to grow up to be a “cowgirl”. Now I can work at making that dream come true! I am so excited to be working with Shelley and John at the ranch, and of course the animals too. I absolutely adore each and every single animal here!”
John and Shelley have been married for over 27 years. A milestone for most, only the beginning for them. They share their love with their children, Lucas and Paisley, who are both…
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During your stay
Once you have arrived all contact details can be found in your tiny home. Plus the main house is only steps away. As we do live on the property we are available should you require assistance. Just text or call and we will do our best to help or answer any questions you may have.
Once you have arrived all contact details can be found in your tiny home. Plus the main house is only steps away. As we do live on the property we are available should you require…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock