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Shuswap Lake Cottage Rentals beach front resort – the perfect summer home away from home.

Picture of bear carving and Scotch Creek Cottages Resort in the background

Resort from the bears point of view

Imagine the toughest decision of the day being whether to relax on your covered deck with a good book, playing with your children on the grass green in front of your vacation home, going for that early morning glassy lake ski or waiting for later in the day, hanging on the dock, or playing in the roped off swim area on the swim raft and water trampoline.


Since 2006, the resort has been managed by Greg and Cheryl Settle who, after spending time here as guests and buying in as cottage owners, developed an appreciation for this special place here on the Shuswap Lake.


Scotch Creek Cottages was envisioned to be a family friendly resort where people could come together and make beautiful memories, all in the beautiful setting of the North Shore of the Shuswap Lake.   The resort was developed by Eric and Louise McCook who imagined a special holiday place where families could come together on the lakefront with the comforts of home in beautiful natural surroundings.


Showing the layout of the resort with cottages in horseshoe shaped arrangement aroung greenspace facing the Lakefront.

The Scotch Creek Cottages Layout

What is now Scotch Creek Cottages was developed in three phases.  The first phase opened to its guests in 1996.  It consisted of three Classic style cottages and three Large style.  Unbelievably, the cottages had no televisions, satellite or telephones. The second phase saw cottages seven through fourteen. The final phase saw five Deluxe cottages join the community and two story cottages go up.


The original, but fleeting, idea was to build the first cottages at the front of the resort, right on the beach.  The McCook’s quickly realized how enjoyable it would be to have the cottages skirt a green space.  In their mind’s eye they saw sports and games being played on the green, people sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows after a savory meal barbecued in the gazebo.  To all of this they would add the crowning jewel – the children’s playground!


Old hand pump at waterfront

Hand Pump

Of great importance to the McCook’s was to build tasteful little houses that would respect the natural beauty of the area. To do this, they kept the colours simple
and understated.  They also emphasized the need to retain the natural vegetation and trees.  Visitors will notice the original hand water pump that still remains in the green, left in memory of the original owners of the land.


Louise and Eric had high standards for the interiors of the cottages.  Having travelled themselves, they knew what they wanted and primarily that was to have comfortable and clean accommodations.  To that end, they insisted on a high level of cleanliness and that standard continues today.


Scotch Creek Cottages Resort include 20 individual units located around an acre of grass. We have 2 three bedroom units that can accommodate families of up to 8 people* and 18 two bedroom units that accommodate families of up to 6 people*. With several configurations of modern vacation homes, you can choose the unit that suits your family best. These Shuswap Cottage Rentals are clean, modern and bright. Each has it’s own individuality. Once guests have enjoyed the resort, most return and want “their” specific location in the resort back again for another year!

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Each of our Shuswap Lake Cottage Rentals is equipped with everything you need for your holiday along with plenty of storage space to make yourself at home. Inside you will find a dining table that will comfortably seat six or eight people. The complete kitchens have dishwashers, full size refrigerators with up top freezers, microwave ovens, full size stove tops and ranges. Coffee makers and filters are provided as well as pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, mixing or serving bowls, utensils, glass ware including wine glasses, baking dishes, and even barbecue tools. We also provide dishwasher soap, dish soap, laundry soap, and other cleaning products for those who choose to use them.

The living room area is anchored with a sofa and other comfy furniture, a television with satellite programming, and DVD players too. The beds come fully made and towels are provided in the bathroom with extras in the linen closets.

Some of Units come with laundry pairs as well. Though should this not be important, or available, no worries, on site coin laundry is also provided.

All the units have bright bathrooms with either a shower or tub/shower.


The Lakeside Deluxe Cottage has an extra side patio just above the beach.

Though within your vacation homes you will find comfortable eating areas, more often our Shuswap cottage rentals guests choose to use their picnic tables to enjoy the lovely day, or evening, instead. Our covered decks and cedar picnic tables provide outside living space to enjoy the day. Additionally you will find formed acrylic deck chairs that can be easily moved about the deck or moved down to the grassy green.

The grassy green is the crown jewel of the Shuswap cottage rentals. The central area can be comfortably viewed from most every cabin to allow relaxing “deck” supervision of your children or, alternatively, fan viewing of whatever game might be being played. The open area is great for that impromptu game of flag football, soccer, tag, boccie, badminton, or whatever can be dreamed up. A Horseshoe pit and shoes are provided for guests of our Shuswap cottage rentals as is a basketball hoop, and the fire pit at the edge of the green, overlooking the lake. No need to bring wood as this is also provided. Certainly the marshmallow roasting sticks can’t be forgotten in this magical setting – so we provide those too!

Not only is there one fire pit overlooking the lake, but for those Shuswap Lake cottage rentals guests that prefer the beach experience, there is one there too. Both pits provide wonderful opportunities for guests to meet, chat and get to know one another. S’mores are commonly shared among new found friends!

Guests of the Scotch Creek Cottages Resort will have a spectacular time exploring the grounds, the Scotch Creek area and the entire lake and area while enjoying the comfort of clean, well appointed Cabins on the lakefront. Our Shuswap lake cottage rentals make for an easy relaxing vacation with the luxuries of home right on the lakefront.

Cabin Rentals in the Salmon Arm – Shuswap Lake Area at Scotch Creek Cottages
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