Mul­ve­hill Wilder­ness Inn

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1. What is The Mul­ve­hill Creek Wilder­ness Inn and Wed­ding Chapel?

The Mul­ve­hill Creek Wilder­ness Inn is a tra­di­tional cedar home (7,700 sqft, presently adult ori­ented B&B) on a se­cluded penin­sula on Up­per Arrow Lake with a lively creek and a 100 m ac­ces­si­ble wa­ter­fall, 8 suites and rooms, all with en­suite bath, a heated salt­wa­ter pool (Easter to Hal­loween), hot tub, game room, bar, sun deck, ro­man­tic wed­ding chapel (also seminar room), awarded or­ganic gar­den and or­chard, ca­noes, trails, birds and wildlife at your doorstep, all sum­mer and win­ter sports, na­tional and pro­vin­cial parks, hot springs and many at­trac­tions nearby.

2. How did you get started work­ing there?

We chose this area for the most dis­tinct four sea­sons on the planet, proven in the more than 20 years we live here, away from all the cli­mate, weather and men made rigours you watch ev­ery day on TV, just plain na­ture. We started with 3 rooms and changed zon­ing to Re­sort Com­mer­cial (any de­vel­op­ment pos­si­ble) to be able to have space for 18 guests.

3. What have been your favourite mo­ments over the years?

When we got awarded for all our en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts such as shore­line re-en­force­ment, tree plant­ing, our own mi­cro hy­dro and wa­ter sys­tem, unique sep­tic, or­ganic gar­den, for­est man­age­ment, build­ing qual­ity and René’s trou­vails, art from what he finds on the prop­erty. But also ap­pear­ance on TV, top rank­ings in mag­a­zines and guides.

4. What di­rec­tion would you see the Inn go­ing in?

We (74/60) plan to re­tire and sell our par­adise, plan­ning to travel again. Of course we would like to have suc­ces­sors who keep the high stan­dard up, as a bou­tique ho­tel, a spa, a clinic, a sport cen­tre, a man­age­ment re­treat - the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.

5. What is your typ­i­cal cus­tomer like?

Our guests are all ages and from all coun­tries, the av­er­age is 1/3 Canada, 1/3 US and 1/3 over­seas, many are re­turn­ing guests which stay up to 3 weeks. The prop­erty and the area of­fer that much in ev­ery sea­son.

6. How many wed­dings have their been over the last 20 years?

In the years we run “full speed” we had up to a dozen, from 2 (we were the wit­nesses) to 110 guests (we have heat­able BBQ tents on the beach). Im­pres­sive were the in­ter­na­tional ones, such as Africa/Canada and Ja­pan/Canada and Gu­atemala/Canada/Ger­many! 7. What is the sales price and how soon could some­one take over - would there be train­ing? What would be the sug­gested ex­pe­ri­ence you would rec­om­mend they have?

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