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We had the pleasure of staying with Joanne & Ric at the end of August. We were treated to clean spacious accommodations and served a delicious fresh breakfast overlooking their beautiful garden. We highly recommend staying with them. T & J Rogers

- Anonymous, from Westbank, B. C. 9 September 2015

It was a great experience for the first time with our children in a b&b. We really enjoyed it. Many thanks to Joan and Ric who really gave us a feeling to be at home. Both mornings starting with a great breakfast and great tips for trips in the area mostly to Gray Wells Park. Garden View is the right name for the cottage as it is well kept with a beautiful view into the hills. If you go to clearwater we recommend this place.

- Maurice, Françoise, Lucas en Wouter Witlox, from Oss, The Netherlands 28 August 2014

A little heaven on earth...The garden, Wells Gray, the breakfast, the morning swim in the lake...and foremost THE PEOPLE! The only regret we have is that we could just stay for one night. Thank you Joanne and Ric!!

- Bart & Kelly, from Antwerp, Belgium 26 June 2013

We spent two nights in the lovely Garden View Cottage. We went swimming in Dutch Lake and had a great trip to the Wells Gray Park (4 black bears). We enjoyed the evening in the beautiful garden and the great breakfast in the morning. Thank-you very much for sharing your home with us!

- Friederike and Tobias, from Switzerland 25 June 2013

Our stay in Clearwater in British Columbia was a great experience. We were welcomed in a Bed and Breakfast Cottage (like" Hotel five stars") in Garden View Cottage. The hosts, Joanne and Ric have built a lovely house in a quiet area. It was great for us to spend three days in the Garden View Cottage with many options : high comfort, large space, lovely decoration, kitchen, sitting room, television...we were at home. Our favorite place there is outside, a beautiful garden with many flowers, sitting place. We have enjoyed to spend time there for tranquility, beauty and perfection. Thanks to Joanne and Ric for their help and their  informations about the area and Wells gray Provincial Park. Every day, they told us how to plan our visit and they have lent us guide books, binoculars and maps. Just before to start your visit in the morning, we have enjoyed a great breaksfast in the dining room or outside on the terrace in front of the garden. What we need more ? To stay long and to come back again ! Joanne and Ric are more than Professional : warms and sinceres

- MOUGEY Patrice Sylvie FRANCE, from DELLE FRANCE 13 June 2013

Now, after a long trip from Vancouver we arrived here. The "Welcome" was very warm with the Belgium flag. What a beautiful garden! It was a very nice place to drink a glass of wine. The recommended restaurant was delicious, and very romantic at the lake. After a busy day we slept in your very good beds. The breakfast was very fresh! So now we have to do our busy program, and it's a pity we are here only one night. We hope to see you again, here or in Belgium! Thank you for this warm experience!

- Manuel, Niek, Theo, Lindoe, from from Koksyde, coast of Belgium 4 June 2013

We had such a wonderful stay but it was too short. Your attention to detail with the things you offer to your guests is superb and we thank you for that. Breakfast was wonderful- the best we've had since we started our journey. Great to meet you and you can always look us up in Australia if you do come that way in the future. p.s. The flags were a nice touch!

- Jeannette and Kevin, from Sydney, Australia 22 May 2013

To the wonderful Jo and Ric...Thank you Thank you Thank you for such a lovely stay. Even when it was raining you both made it feel like it was sunny! Thank you for the perfect stay and we hope to come back soon! The detail you so do, to make a stay special is wonderful Thank you Jo xxx

- Anonymous, from North London, U.K. 6 July 2012

We are lucky to have Garden View Cottage B&B as our first stop in the Canada tour. Ric and Joanne are so nice and friendly. The garden is so beautiful with flowers and birds, the breakfast is great and tasty. Thanks so much to Ric and Joanne!

- Sam, Lin, Arthur & Flora, from Hong Kong 31 May 2012

What a great place! Best b and b ever. Room to move,wonderful hosts,terrific place. This is a great place to stop over and visit the park. I wish we had stayed longer our next b and b was awful! This place ticks all the boxes and then some. Clean comfortable,little extras,bandaids,heaters,chocolates,nice toiletries. A little kitchen area so you can make coffee,drink wine etc. The other plus is you have your own lounge area,so the place feels like a home.The hosts have an amazing garden with an incredible mountain backdrop. Frankly I wouldn't want to stay at any other place in kamloops or clearwater except here.

The only problem I have with the place is everywhere else seems not as good!

Breakfast was wonderful...oh and the host lent me his binoculars! These kind people even opened the b and b when it is normally closed on the hosts birthday.

Stay here,walk up the road to the old caboose restaurant for dinner and be prepared that you may never stay in another B and B better than this.

- Anonymous, 16 May 2012

Thank you for the warm welcome from Joanne. The garden is beautiful, the rooms very cute and cozy lounge. Breakfast prepared by Ric is excellent. A very good place to recommend. Thank you to both.

- Maurice GRANGE, from St Bonnet les Oules FRANCE 4 November 2011

dear Joanna and Ric we want to thank you for your hospitality , your place is so nice - like a fairytail , and one of the best places we stayed . i hope to visit you again your shoshy manor

- Anonymous, from israel 24 August 2011

Dear Joanne and Ric,

It has been a real pleasure to stay in your beautiful home, you welcomed us with open arms and your care and attention to detail is second to none. Your friendliness and hospitality is exceptional, you and your home are a real credit to Canada. If only there were more people in the world like you. We are so glad to have found you on bbcanada. (this internet thing is sometimes a good thing.) Wishing you both every success in all you do, we would like to keep you a secret, but would not hesitate to recommend you and Garden View Cottage to anyone.

Many thanks and Best wishes,

- Wayne & Christine Clarke, from U.K. 12 June 2011

Dear Jo & Ric,

Upon reading some comments in your visitors book there are clearly more educated people than Carole and I trying to describe your amazind home and warm hospitality. Suffice to say we are so pleased to have chosen Garden View Cottage for our stay. Not only is the accomadation first class but the warm welcome you have both shown us will linger in our memories for many years to come. It has been a great privilege to have met you both and a pleasure to share your home. Should we be this way again we would stay here for sure. Wishing you many years of happiness, with very best wishes to you both

- Carole & Keith, from U.K. 8 June 2011

Siamo una famiglia di sei persone e siamo stati tre giorni in questo fantastico B&B! Joanne e Ric erano molto gentili ed accoglienti, ci siamo proprio sentiti a casa! Ci siamo rilassati nel loro bellissimo giardino e abbiamo fatto delle colazioni deliziose! Lo consigliamo a tutti coloro che vorebbero andare a visitare 'Wells Gray Park'!

- Sara, from Vicenza, Italy 2 September 2010

We're a family of 6 people and we stayed 3 nights in this fantastic B&B! We immediately felt at home, Joanne and Ric are very kind and welcoming. We relaxed in their lovely backyard and had delicious breakfasts.. We had a fantastic holiday!

- sara, from Vicenza, Italy 2 September 2010

Joanne and Ric were great hosts in their little bit of paradise in Clearwater, B.C. Aside from the clean and neat accommodations the views, food and incredible setting of Wells Gray Park was truly enjoyable. Both are a wealth of information about the area and I hope to be back there someday soon.

- billy casselman, from winnipeg, manitoba 24 August 2010

We stayed 2 nights in your lovely B&B! We immediately felt at home! We loved your hospitality and friendliness. You are both wonderful hosts. The rooms are beautiful, your garden is a jewel with a wonderful view! We found cherries in the fridge when we arrived, a nice welcomegift :-)Also thanks for the reservations made at the Painted Turtle, very good restaurant! We really enjoyed our stay!

- Rudi, Perla and Rani, from Langdorp, Belgium 8 August 2010

Unser erstes B&B in Kanada und dann ein Volltreffer. Ein traumhaftes Zimmer und ein super Früchstück. Es war unvergesslich. Herzlichen Dank. Liebe Grüße Birgit und Fred

Ours first B&B in Canada. It was a direct hit. A wonderful room and a great breakfast. It was unforgettable. Warm regards and many thanks. Birgit und Fred

P.S. We did climb the moose !

- Birgit and Fred, from Frankfurt, Germany 29 May 2010

This is B&B as it is meant to be ! Warm personal welcome, lovely and quiet rooms with all amenities, great breakfast. We loved the garden, the chat in the evening and all the little hints and recommendations. Hope to see you again in October!

- Erika&Bernd Schweitzer, from Victoria, BC 29 May 2010

We had a very comfortable 2 night stay at this super B&B. the accomodation is first class and Ric & Joanne's friendly hospitality along with the well presented and tasty breakfasts made our stay a very plesent experience! Thank you.

- Ken & Margaret, Ian & Jenny, from Newcastle, England 23 May 2010

Ric and Joanne

We have had in your home such a warm welcome and friendly stay that it is difficult to leave!!

- Michele and Yves Blache, from Lyon, France 26 September 2009

Thanks so much for your hospitality! For a group of four travelling it is a perfect suite. Very comfortable, relaxing, with a selection of books and movies. Delicious breakfast! We very much enjoyed our stay. Now we will go hiking in the wonderful surrounding area. We recommend this place to all.

- Greetings from Nina, Vincent, Julia and Carsten, from Germany and France 8 September 2009

Our staying here for 3 days was so enriching. We and our parents enjoyed the lovely garden, the nice suite and above all your warm and friendly welcoming. The breakfast was extraordinary every day! Thank-you for all.

p.s. Whenever you come to Germany, visit us and have a look at my parent's garden.

- Elli, Mick, Marianne and Richard, from Germany 4 September 2009

Dear Joanne & Ric

We really enjoyed our stay in Clearwater. The Bed & Breakfast was the best we ever had. While staying here we felt like being home. The Beautiful garden with it's view of the mountains was very impressive. Thanks for everything!!! Whenever you are in Berlin it would be nice if you visit us.

- Jessica, Stefanie, Jan & Benjamin, from Berlin, Germany 25 August 2009

August 8, 2009

Thanks so very much for such a wonderful stay. We enjoyed every minute of it. Your garden is truly amazing and no pictures will ever do it justice! Our room was very comfortable and we felt right at home. And the breakfast....incredible! Better than what a Five Star Hotel would put out in our books. We would definitely stay here again and if you are reading this on the internet, Stop Searching, this is the Best of the Best.

Thanks Again!

- Brian and Erin T., from Edmonton, Alberta 8 August 2009

August 2, 2009 Dear Joanne and Ric,

Thank-you for the wonderful weekend. Your B&B is absolutely gorgeous and your hospitality is fantastic. We greatly enjoyed walking around your garden, you have obviously put alot of time and effort into it. The calm and quiet of the yard in the evening made a few days feel like a month long holiday. The rooms were clean and the beds were amazinly comfortable. It had the elegance of a 5* hotel but it felt as comfortable as home. And finally, I cannot forget to mention, the delicous breakfast you served. A fantastic way to start the day! Many thanks

- Lorraine and Shomo, from Kamloops, B.C. 3 August 2009

August 1, 2009

Dear Joanne and Ric,

We've enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Every Bed&Breakfast should be like yours!! We wish you both the best of luck and health for the future. When we come back to Clearwater we'll make sure to visit you again and relax in your wonderful garden. Regards, Bart&Dyanne Dongen The Netherlands

- Anonymous, 1 August 2009

July 29, 2009

Dear Joanne and Ric!

Thank you for you wonderful hospitality- the beautiful room, the comfortable bed, the tasty breakfast in the lovely garden and mountain view, the smiling faces and interesting conversation! We had a wonderful time!

Abigail and Tzabar Israel

- Abigail and Tzabar, from Isreal 30 July 2009

July 23, 2009 Thank you for this all! This is a wonderful place! The garden is so nice! Corina and Olaf Schaefer

- Corina and Olaf Schaefer, from Trullikon, Switzerland 23 July 2009

We are looking forward to seeing you soon again. Thanks for the nice welcome in your lovely hom. The garden is indeed magical. See you in the Czech Republic Petr

- Anonymous, 21 July 2009

We are so glad we decided to pull up on your drive two days ago! Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality we have had such a lovely time! In fact, we had such a great time we decided to stay for an extra night. The things we really enjoyed about our stay were as follows: excellent facilities in the kitchen and living roon area, spotlessly clean and tidy rooms, modern decor, spacious facilites, very tasty and generous breakfasts, and lots of peace and quiet and privacy! We were also allowed to relax in the garden area, which has the most superb views of Clearwater. We have stayed at so many B&B's in Canada, but this one has definitely been the best of them all-thank you for a great stay!! You are welcome to see us in London anytime! All the best, Justin & Pam - London (Kentish Town) U.K.

July 15, 2009

- Anonymous, 15 July 2009

Amazing! After traveling up from Vancouver we were delighted to find this garden oasis. The yard was truly spectacular and the view of the valley was worth the trip. We stayed in the Picket Fence room and found the suite roomy and very clean. The hosts, Ric and Joanne, were very cheerful and gracious and provided us with a wonderful breakfast meal before bidding us farewell. We will be returning to this B&B at our very next opportunity!

- Luis and Anna, from Altenberg, Germany 29 June 2009

I just stayed at Garden View Cottage B&B yesterday - it's brilliant! Very spacious, clean and private. Jo and Ric are wonderful hosts and the view from their deck is amazing. Where else can you have breakfast with a giant red-headed woodpecker? Highly recommended, good value and close to the sights in Wells Gray Park. Be sure and visit the Info Centre and pick up a free map.

- Jennifer Houck, from Canmore, Alberta 29 June 2009


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