Shuswap Vacation Rentals


Frequently Asked Question about Scotch Creek Cottages and what we offer at the resort

We do find that many of our guest have similar questions or concerns about the resort.  We hope that this list does help with your planning, learning what our resort has to offer and make a vacation at Scotch Creek Cottages a very enjoyable and special experience for you.
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Does the cottage have a BBQ?

BBQ are provided for guest use but they are located in a more central area in a grouping of five. Propane and BBQ tools are also provided for your convenience. The central area has the added benefit of helping cottage neighbours meet one another and allows for more interesting barbecuing!
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Can we bring our own BBQ?

Due to insurance concerns and risk reduction, personal BBQ s are not able to be set up at Scotch Creek Cottages.
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Are there grocery stores and liquor stores in the area?

Yes, we are just 5 minutes away from the Scotch Creek Super Value store. This is a full service grocery liquor store combination with a deli, bakery, meat department and full produce area. We are always amazed at how well a small community store does at keeping the store clean, neat, and well stocked. Additionally, they sell ready to eat items and have a video rental section.
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Where can we rent boats, kayaks, canoes, wake-boards, water skis, knee-boards and tubes?

We have all these items available for rent right from the resort. Check our boat and kayak rental pages for more information.
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Do you rent Seadoos or Wave-runners?

No, we do not rent these from the resort, however, they are available for rent in the area. They can be brought back to the resort to be used.
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Can we bring our own boat (and keep it in the lake)?

Absolutely, the resort is very nicely set up for boating and, for cottage rental customers who have their own boats, we encourage you to bring and enjoy them from the resort. We have mooring floats available on first come first serve basis. We have always had enough floats for guests with boats to be able to have their own for their stay with us. We also have a great boat dock and a row boat to go out and bring your boat to the dock for loading and unloading.
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Boat trailer parking?

We have lots of room set aside for complementary boat trailer parking.
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Does the cottage have a fire pit?

Each cottage does not have its own fire pit, however, there are two group fire pits on the the grounds, one right on the beach and one just up above the beach. The set up works out well. Most days someone will start the fire and then people will come and go, visiting, singing, making s’mores, and more. Many nights you can enjoy watching the moon rise across the lake which adds to the spectacular lake ambiance. Note: If starting the fire, before leaving please pass the responsibility on to another adult for extinguishing the fire. Fires cannot not be left unsupervised.
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What is the cost for firewood?

Firewood is provided and there are no extra firewood charges involved.
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Do we need to bring bedding and linens?

No, the cottage comes all set up ready for you to move in to. Complete with all the linens, towels and dish cloths you would need for indoors. Beach towels and/or blankets to use outside are not provided and should be packed for the trip.
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Should we bring our bikes?

Scotch Creek is a great town for biking with quieter roads, bike paths and areas within Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. If you are set up to transport you bikes with you we strongly recommend doing so.
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Do you allow RV camping on site?

No camping is allowed on Scotch Creek Cottage grounds either in any type of RV or tenting. However the Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is right out side our back gate and may be an option if you are staying at the resort and have friends or family who need a spot to camp in the area. Other possibilities to check out would be the Martians Landing Campground in the nearby town of Celista. Also there may be some opportunities to rent a trailer pad from a private owner in the nearby Caravans West Community.

If you are on an extended BC or Canadian RV holiday but would like to stay with us at Scotch Creek Cottages we may be able to arrange for you to park RV with us or to arrange storage nearby depending on size of unit and our parking availability at the time of your stay. This must always be prearranged with management and under no circumstance may RV be used or occupied while on site.

Setting up tents on Scotch Creek Cottages property is also not allowed. The one exeption would be shade tents for small children or infants.
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Are the cottages air conditioned?

The cottages are not air conditioned although we have not found it to be a problem. Being so close to the lake with the mountains out behind Scotch Creek, we get a great lake effect -cooling occurring in the evening. Even when days gets quite hot, it cools off quite nicely in the evening to comfortable sleeping temperatures.
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Can we bring our small family dog or other pet?

No, although we love dogs ourselves, they are not allowed in the cottages or on the grounds at Scotch Creek Cottages. If you are holidaying with your pet, and would still like to stay with us, there may be some kennel options in the area.
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How do we book our Scotch Creek Cottages holiday?

To book your cottage you can fill in one of our booking sheets available here Printable Booking Form and send it in by fax, email or by regular mail. Faxes come directly in to our office so no one sees information other than us. If you are sending it by email, we recommend leaving the credit card area blank and phoning the number in to us. If it is inconvenient to get your booking sheet sent in right away, but you want to make sure to get a particular cabin, or if you are sending by regular mail, we can hold a cottage for a few days with phoned in information.
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How much is the deposit?

Before March 1st every year the deposit requirement is $250 plus tax. On March 1st the first 50% of your rental becomes due. Bookings placed after March 1st means that 50% then becomes the deposit requirement. Sixty days before your arrival the final balance and the taxes would be collected.
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What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is 90 days. Cancellations received 90 days before check in will be subject to the initial $250 plus tax cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 90 days: you are responsible for the total cost of rental, unless we can rebook the unit for you. If we can rebook the unit for you, then your responsibility goes back down to the $250 plus tax cancellation fee. If the need arises and you must cancel for whatever reason be sure to let us know right away to give us the best chance of re-booking the unit for you. There may also be some opportunities to move the booking within the same year and season. This must be discussed and prearranged with management.
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