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Travis, Pitt Meadows
This place was the best. After a rejuvenating dip in the private hot tub, you can take in the immense beauty of Mother Nature by sitting next to a fire in front of Alouette River. After waking up the next day, prepare for flavour overload with the provided breakfast. So good! Will come back for sure!
Carrie, November 2018
The place is amazing, tucked away in woods by the river. The sounds and smells from nature are instantly soothing. The space is great, you have everything you need for a relaxing vacation. I loved the heated floors in the bathroom and the fireplace. And of course the hot tub is wonderful! The breakfast was lovely, Shelley even left chocolate cake and other treats for us to enjoy. Our stay was short so unfortunately I didn’t make it to the park (which is just up the road, you’re about as close as you can be), but you are surrounded by nature anyway so I didn’t feel like I missed out. We rented a car from the airport, and the place was easy to find with Shelley’s directions. I can’t think of anything that would have made the stay better, I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated. This place is a gem.
Robert October 2018
Very clean, exactly as described even with some unexpected extra touches that we very much enjoyed. Shelley and Greg were VERY responsive before and during our stay. We only met Greg in person during our stay. He was extremely kind and welcoming. This Airbnb is totally worth it and I can’t recommend it enough for a couple that is looking for a quiet, romantic getaway!
Morgan, October 2018
This place is amazing! Beautiful scenery, beautiful room, and an amazing host. The food was really good, and Shelley and Greg thought of everything: robes, bottled water for day hikes, and trail guides to the local parks were just a few of the perfect touches that made this weekend so great. Definitely one place my fiance and I would go back to.. Thank you Shelley and Greg!
Dwight, September 2018
Place was welcoming and we could really tell the hosts take pride in their work and we're very accommodating.
Ann, June 2018
The area was perfect for our rejuvenating peaceful getaway nestled amongst the trees along the river. Waking to the sound of the river, plentiful breakfasts, access to great hiking, close to market, pub, and even theatres; this place precisely met our needs. An evening soak in the hot tub was especially relaxing after our long hikes or the brisk river swim. Greg and Shelley are caring hospitable hosts, offering personalized tips of the area, and made our stay unique and tranquil.
Margie, Kelowna B.C.
We're not going to recommend it to anyone--because we want to keep this hidden gem to ourselves :) Seriously, this was exactly what we needed to get away and rejuvenate as a couple and enjoy the beauty of the creations that we take so much for granted. Greg and Shelley were excellent hosts. So many thoughtful touches and they took it to the next level by accommodating my dietary restrictions for breakfast, in a very tastey way! The GF "bear claw" cookies were a nice treat, along with the GF DF quiche's and frittata's. It's well stocked with everything you need. A BBQ is also available which we utilized for a nice steak dinner. Great location for a hike or a relax and a real treat if you love hummingbird's. Make sure you follow Greg's directions and NOT GPS. Ps We had a sneak peak at their "Glamping" setup, with a tent nestled in the trees, looks pretty cool!! Thank you so much Greg & Shelley for everything, we'll be back!
We could not have asked for a more lovely weekend getaway. Greg and Shelley have created a little oasis in the forest. Their property is gorgeous, right on the river. The glamping set up is delightful with every detail thought out. All of the amenities are there making it so easy to arrive and relax. Greg and Shelley were wonderful to us the entire time. We cannot wait to return!
The pictures of this site are great but they just don't do it justice .. you have to see this property ion person to fully enjoy what it has to offer. My lady and I were seeking a quiet, relaxing retreat for a couple of days and that is EXACTLY what we had. The hot tub, the massage table, the comfortable bed, the decks and lookout points, the rolling river and finally the breakfast foods .. omg, we were definitely spoiled. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. They provided hiking notes and suggested restaurants. They even offered to have flowers waiting in the suite! We will return for sure ... a highly recommended stay for couples.
Absolutely stunning location with excellent accommodation with attention to the details that made for a very relaxing stay. The kitchen with BBQ have everything one needs to make all your meals there if needed. The bed is very comfortable and the view of the river from the private forest patio is amazing. The outdoor shower was an added touch that was fantastic and made us wonder why we don't have one at home! We highly recommend this unique and peaceful location! Shelley and Greg were wonderful and attentive hosts and they even offered us late checkout :)
Thank you for this wonderful weekend that we had at your place! Super nice hosts, quiet relaxing atmosphere, BBQ, delicious food, hot tub and lots of stylish details that make you come back again to this place.
Shelley and Greg have a fantastic place in the forest! A lovely little getaway from the city. They were gracious hosts, showed us around and answered any questions we had. The breakfasts were yummy and the sound of the river at night/in the morning is so nice to wake up/fall asleep to! So relaxing! We can't wait to come back. :)
The Forested Riverside B&B Private Suite exceeded our expectations. Greg and Shelley have been spectacular hosts! They are very friendly, caring, hard working and accommodation to our needs. Their property, private suite and new glamping unit is so well taking of, it felt like a private resort. It was such a rejuvenating weekend! I highly recommend these hosts!
Johnny, Vancouver, B.C.
Great little getaway tucked close enough to Vancouver so you dont have a long drive but far enough away so that you feel like you have escaped city life. Stunning place and a short trips to hikes near Alouette Lake, wonderful way to unwind. Great hospitality and beautiful location. The room and house are close together but because we had a separate entrance we always felt like we had lots of privacy.
Lindsay - New Westminster, B.C.
March 23-25, 2018
What a great stay! Shelley and Greg were great hosts. There if we had a question, and otherwise left us alone to relax and enjoy their beautiful place. Had a great tour when we arrived, then got to enjoy all the hot tubing and walking around their land that we wanted. Would definitely go back.
Don - St. Alberts, Alberta
March 15-18, 2018
If you are looking for an out of the way, magical place to re-charge your batteries, this is the place. Minutes away from the normal urban amenities, but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. Literally on the river bank with amazing patios and walkways. Breakfast menus were tremendous. Hate to be so complementary for this hidden gem, would rather it be available any time we wish!
Chelsea - Nanaimo, B.C.
March 2-4, 2018
It's been a few days since we left. (Back to the city life). The getaway was absolutely amazing. The entire property was open to us to explore. Even the atmosphere in town is amazing. Fresh, calm, most of all beautiful. Driving down the back roads. The room was so personal and romantic. Can not wait to be back. Thank you again.
February 14-16, 2018
Spend a couple days in paradise with sound of the river, hot tub, fireplace and beautiful, lush surroundings. Highly recommended staying at Alouette to escape the city and find relaxation.
Ryan - Chilliwack, B.C.
Feb 2-4, 2018
Great place to relax. Super friendly hosts and a great place to stay. We'd definitely come back.
Jan 16-18, 2018
Cozy and Private. It was everything I was hoping it would be! The owners are very kind and ready to help. They made us special anniversary cookies and wonderful breakfasts. I definitely recommend....except for the next time we want it to be available. We want to come back in a warmer season to enjoy the beautiful decks and reverend some hiking.
Jason - Richmond
Jan 12-14, 2018
We absolutely fell in love with his B&B. Shelley and Greg are wonderful, privacy- and comfort- oriented hosts. You can tell she goes above and beyond to consider her guests and all the potential niceties/scenarios that they might encounter. It's the little touches all over the suite that really reflect her thoughtfulness. I hesitate to recommend the place too eagerly if only to avoid seeing it booked up for our next getaway near Golden Ears;) Thanks for the amazing experience."
Catherine - Mission, B.C.
Jan 14-16, 2018
Spend a couple of days in paradise with the sound of the river, hot tub, fireplace and beautiful lush surroundings. Highly recommended staying at Alouette to escape the city and find relaxation.
Arnaud - New Westminster, B.C.
Oct 20-22, 2017
Everything was perfect
Malinda - Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 13-15, 2017
Cozy, clean romantic and quaint home away from home get-away. Perfect "cabin in the woods"feeling with the sound of the river as your backdrop and Golden Ear's hikes right next door. Breakfast was filling and the value of this staycation was extraordinary.
Stephanie - Burnaby, B.C.
Sept 22-24, 2017
This is a great place to relax with nature while having all the amenities you need.Shelley and Greg are great hosts and their property is stunning, pictures don't do it justice. The fire ban just lifted and Greg set up everything we needed to build a fire,including marshmallows! A wonderful place to stay, I would definitely recommend to couples looking for some r&r.
Shelley and Greg, we had an amazing time staying on your property. You exceeded our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed all the treats, the marshmallows, the fire and the delicious breakfasts. Many thanks and I'll be telling all my friends and coworkers about your place and clamping in the works!
Crissa - Seattle, Washington
Sept 8-10, 2017
Adorable cabin suite attached to owners's home, but very private with hot tub right outside your door! Great breakfasts left for us each day and walk right out your door down a path to the river with several outdoor seating areas! Super close to beautiful hiking at Golden Ears Provencial Park and lots of restaurants in downtown Maple Ridge a short drive away. About an hour drive from downtown Vancouver (spent a rainy day there.) Hosts are very nice and helpful!
Mia - San Francisco, California
Aug 18-20, 2017
We had a great time at Shelley and Greg's. The room was quiet and comfortable with a private entrance. The variety of decks are great for lounging and listening to the river. We were able to grill a tasty dinner for ourselves on one of the decks, and Shelley provided homemade breakfasts for us. The hot tub is a nice bonus that we took advantage of. They kept it very clean and ready to go.
Cara - Brisbane City, Australia
Aug 10-12, 2017
Shelley and Greg's BnB was beyond our expectations. The location is perfect. Just a short drive to the lake where you can canoe, kayak, swim and hike (highly recommended). Shelley and Greg were extremely lovely, welcoming and fantastic hosts. A menu every morning with complimentary breakfast was a beautiful touch and Gregs biscuits were amazing! The river on the property is beautiful and great for swimming. 10/10 will be back. Thanks again for having us, we will be back..maybe for a clamping trip!
Laurie - Kelowna, B.C.
Aug 8-10, 2017
Shelley and Greg are great hosts. From the private hot tub and many decks overlooking the river, to the comfy suite, we loved it all! We were close to everything we needed but had a sense of peace and solitude and of being amongst nature all at the same time. Highly recommended spot.
Noelle - Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 6-8, 2017
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay with Greg and Shelley. The home cooked breakfasts were great as were the evening cookies! The location can't be beat if you are looking for tranquility and close proximity to Golden Ears for hiking and swimming! Thanks again for a great stay. :)
Samantha - St.Albert, Canada
July 28-31, 2017
Shelley and Greg are wonderful! They booked a trail ride for us, we just had to show up. The property is unbelievably beautiful! The food was great. I can't wait to go back!!
Ashlyn - Ellensburg, Washington
July 21-23, 2017
My Husband and I came here for our first Anniversary, and we enjoyed a comfortable, quiet, and relaxing stay! Shelley was great with the communicating with us and making sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed making use of the BBQ for a homemade dinner. Thank you for helping make our anniversary something to remember!
Ali - Burnaby, B.C.
July 18-20, 2017
Very nice, quiet and private area. The lake right beside was so beautiful and a great place to relax/talk/swim (if you prefer). 10/10 thanks shelley and greg.
Brian - Phoenix, Arizona
July 6-8, 2017
Perfect location for exploring the park and mountains near Vancouver. The hosts were very accommodating and the breakfast food was fantastic!
Laurel - Leicester, North Carolina
July 2-4, 2017
We had a wonderful time and just wish we could stay longer! The location is incredibly beautiful and the suit had everything we needed. Thanks for the awesome loaner bikes and trail suggestions. We loved our stay!
Christy - Abbotsford, B.C.
May 19-21, 2017
Beautiful place! Shelley was an amazing host. Delicious breakfast every morning and very scenic. Pictures don't do it justice! Perfect for a relaxing get away.
David - Aberdeen, Washington
May 12-14, 2017
This is an excellent private room with great hospitality. The location has a peaceful access to the river with lots of seating. We took advantage of the close proximity to Golden Ears Provincial Park to go hiking. Shelley provided a tasty breakfast both days and the portions were just right. We also very much enjoyed the hot tub located right outside the door. I found our vacation relaxing and would definitely do it again.
Chloe - Vancouver, B.C.
April 14-16, 2017
Shelley's place is even better than described, very clean, private and cabin like. We especially liked the forested setting and outdoor hot tub, and it's only steps away from the water. We tried the hot stone massage with the massage table and stones the host provided. It was fun. Breakfast was lovely. A lot of thoughtful little surprises in the room :) We will indeed visit again in the summer.
Linda - Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 10-13, 2017
Great place! Lovely spot by the river but not far from town. Hosts were thoughtful, provided lovely breakfast and snacks and the room was cozy, clean and quiet. Would stay again!
Dylan - Surrey, B.C.
Dec 31-Jan 2, 2017
Shelley's place was a great experience. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay there. The room was even nicer than in the pictures. The hot tub outside was really nice. Shelley and her husband Greg were excellent hosts. Despite a power outage for only a few hours ( it was a very heavy snowstorm) Shelley and Greg cooked us dinner and brought us beer because they felt bad for the power being out although it was only a minor inconvenience for a short time. Very great hosts and great experience. 10/10 would stay here again!
Andrew - Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11-13, 2016
Great stay in Maple Ridge. If you are looking for a quiet getaway. This place is for you. Amazing hosts. Very helpful and extremely accommodating. Beautiful setting.
Julie - Victoria, B.C.
Oct 29-30, 2016
Shelley and Greg's place was beautiful, cozy and romantic! We had everything we needed, the hot tub was wonderful and the setting is spectacular. The pictures don't do it justice. We will definitely come back!
Trent - Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 19-21, 2016
Zoe - Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 12-14, 2016
Shelley and Greg were excellent hosts. They were extremely accommodating and did everything to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. They went above and beyond expectations and we really appreciated it. Their home is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to fall asleep to the sound of rushing river water and wake up to beautiful sunshine and peace. Highly recommended!
Amazing experience! Will definitely come back again:) thx Greg and Shelley for this unique and serene place!
A very magical and beautiful place.
If you want a peace and serenity, this is your place! It was our first time "glamping" and the place was amazing. Greg and Shelley were very accommodating! They even prepared us some inflatable floats for river use and woods for campfire 10/10 for everything :) will definitely comeback again.
This place is one of the best places for relaxation and privacy.
Shelley and Greg were amazing, helpful in all senses and providing everything we asked for. We are definitely going back for a winter experience
Shelley & Greg are exceptional hosts, providing their guests with everything that you need to feel at home. This place is truly a dream. So peaceful and calming. The perfect getaway from the city. Beautiful nature, private and serene. It's almost hard to believe that this place exists.
Shelley and Gre's River Edge Glamping is a "MUST". My friends are all asking after seeing my pictures. But truly you have to be there to experience the nature around, you'll be lucky to hear the birds chirping, the squirrels visiting, the beautiful butterflies flowing in the wind and an owl up so close too. The amenities were a plus. Most importantly this is a place to unwind and find rest. Trust me you'll love it.
Golden Ears Glamping is everything you want it to be + more. Shelley + Greg, the hosts, were super welcoming and everything was exactly as described on the website. They have built a dreamy glamping experience that is not to be missed. I needed calm relaxing time away from the city and I was blessed with exactly that. The outdoor shower was a real treat and spending time by the river was especially calming. The hosts even allowed for a flexible check-out time which really made a big difference. I'll definitely be back. Merci!
We had a wonderful time here! Beautiful location and positive vibes :)
Do it! You won't regret it. A special place
Shelley and Greg have a delightful property that truly embodies the term "glamping". The tent was so comfy, yet spacious and very well built. We had all the essentials and had a stay full of rest and relaxation. With a fire pit right by the riverside and Golden Ear's Park just a few minutes away, we could't have asked for a better trip from our amazing hosts. We'll definitely be back!
Beautiful Airbnb with the comfiest coziest yurt, and a beautiful view of the river, it made for a perfect getaway. The hosts were friendly and great communicators. The place was clean and had everything we needed. You can tell they put a lot of thought and hard work into making it a one of a kind experience. Would 100% come back and highly recommended! Thank you Shelley and Greg!!
What a gem!!
-amazing retreat crafted into nature
-something beyond relaxing
-a bridge guides you over to a private island
-the natural healing frequency of the running water
A 10/10 yes!
Shelley and Greg were fantastic and so kind. My boyfriend and I will absolutely be returning back this summer. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who is wanting to go away on a staycation for a weekend close to Vancouver. It is definitely a magical place and made my boyfriends birthday weekend extra special.
Shelley and Greg are the most amazing hosts and their place is truly a paradise! They provided us with everything we needed to make ourselves at home. Fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, hearer for the colder weather and even a massage table to enjoy a nice relaxation on the deck! Greg saw us having trouble starting a fire and came to help us right away. Shelley was very responsive if we were ever need anything.
We wake up every morning in the middle of the rainforest to the sounds of the creek and chirping birds. The whole experience is private and relaxing. It's our much needed time in nature. We will for sure be back again!
Talk about sensory overload. Hard to believe this little gem is only an hour from downtown Vancouver.
A roaring river outside our front door. Chirping birds. The wind rustling through the dense evergreens all around us...the city's noise just muted away. A true glamping adventure in our own backyard.
it's clear Shelley and Glen care about the experience. Everything you need is there. A comfortable bed wrapped by a nice glamping tent to protect us from the elements. Heaters to cut down the nip of the air (hey, it's May after all). A nice BBq to enjoy outdoor cooking, and a fire ring to enjoy at night with some hot chocolate right on the deck outside our tent.
And to top it off a fully stocked kitchen with all the creature comforts of home and a bathroom with both inside and outdoor showers.
What more could you ask for?
Great communicators, they checked in on us by text to make sure we had everything we needed without interrupting our stay.
if you want a glamping adventure that you can get to in no time flat from Vancouver, this might be a great experience for ya.
A stunning location next to the river with gorgeous views and friendly hosts! While it did rain, we were able to stay warm and dry and enjoy the peacefulness around us. Hope to be able to experience in the sun too one day!