Welcome to Hermit Thrush Cabin!

We offer:

A beautiful WALK IN back-country LOG cabin in the mountains near Valemount, BC!

Unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the alpine while enjoying comfortable accommodation.

Special Rates for Solitude Retreats

Well-equiped cabin, suitable for families with children.

   The Hermit Thrush Cabin is a back-country log cabin near Valemount, B.C, providing a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the alpine while enjoying comfortable accommodation. The cabin is well-equipped and will deliver a memorable mountain experience for families with children, couples on a romantic getaway, or individuals wanting to spend time alone.

   The seven-sided cabin was designed to maximize natural light and take full advantage of the spectacular view of McKirdy Mt. A screened in porch extends the bug-free or snow-free area, perfect for storing extra baggage or wet gear. The trail up to the cabin is 5.8 km (3.8 miles), where you may hear the flutey warble of the cabin's namesake – the hermit thrush bird. With an elevation gain of 853 m (2800 ft), the cabin is set at 1920m (6300 ft) above sea level in the sub-alpine ecozone.

    In summer, a meadow of wildflowers lies just below the cabin while a small lake is minutes away. A hiking trail crosses an old rock slide, leading to alpine meadows and ridges. In winter, the cabin provides access to alpine skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. Pristine air and magnificent vistas to refresh the mind and soothe the soul are available in any season.

  • propane stove/oven
  • linens for 4 persons
  • plates/utencils
  • pots and pans
  • cooler
  • outhouse/toilet paper

  • food
  • day pack
  • warm clothes
  • good footwear
  • binoculars
  • bugdope
  • flashlight

Please read the Guest Book to see what our guests say about their stay with us.
Or go to our Photo Album for more pictures of the cabin and our beautiful mountains.

   Hermit Thush is a beautiful songbird whose habitat includes the rugged mountains of Western Canada. The melodious, fluty warble, wafting on the mountain breeze, is one of the charming features of hiking our mountain trail.

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Guest Book

      I first went to Hermit Thrush Cabin for a solitary retreat in April 2009. I found a place to relax and renew in beauty and peace. All my stress and clutter lifted and it was only the mountains, nature and me with peace, stillness and clarity. This is a place that brings out the natural beauty and joy in me.
   I've also gone to the cabin with friends and it is a great place to connect and be together, just enjoying each other's company.
   I feel very lucky to have enjoyed this beautiful and spiritually uplifting place.

Micah Yoder

   A tranquil hide-away surrounded by a stunning panarana of snow capped peaks. Truly a place for your soul to take rest.

Isabella Heidi

   Quiet, oh so quiet! That is the first thing we noticed when we arrived at this haven on the mountain...

Christina Pickles

   Wow! What a beautiful trip. Skied up yesterday in light snow which turned into cold clear skies overnight. Nice work on the log work-real craftmanship. Very beautiful. Thanks Annie & Gordon and family. Merry Christmas! Beautiful world up here!

Jared & Kathryn

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Rates & Availability

Price based on double occupancy

Day $ 110 / night
Weekend $ 120 / night
Week $ 700 / week
Add extra person $ 10.50

Minimum 2 nights required.
We accept cash or Travel Checks.
All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Prices include GST.
Ask about our specials.
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your cabin reservation.
All wilderness adventure carries an element of risk. All guests are required to sign waivers relinquishing legal rights.

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Contact & Location

phone Call Ann at (250) 566-4628

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Getting to Valemount:

Driving directions: Go right through the village Cross the railway crossing and turn right Main St. becomes Wiskey Fill Rd. From Wiskey Fill Rd. turn left on McKirdy Rd Drive to the 2nd farm on McKirdy Rd. Download directions and map in pdf: Click here to download

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