Places to Stay
It takes more than one day to get the full experience of Barkerville, and we’re one of the few historic sites in Canada that allow overnight guests, so come stay and enjoy the experience!
The Kelly and King House Bed & Breakfasts
The Kelly and King House Bed & Breakfasts are restored homes located in the heart of Barkerville Historic Town & Park.
Antique furnishings, authentic cuisine, feather beds and luxurious large claw-footed tubs take you back in time to the hey-day of the Cariboo Gold Rush, while free wireless High Speed Internet allows you to keep in touch with the modern world.
Both Bed & Breakfasts are ‘children friendly’ and welcome families. They also have rooms that would be perfect for a romantic getaway.
The King House is located on the main street of Barkerville across the street from St. Saviour’s church and the schoolhouse. This cozy B&B is decorated in the era in which it was built. Feather beds, down duvets and antique furnishings of the King House allow you to take a step back in time with a few creature comforts added for your enjoyment.
The Kelly House is located on the second street, across from the corrals, and offers an example of the life of the Kelly family during the earlier days of Barkerville. Antique furnishings, feather beds, down duvets and claw-footed tubs make your stay at the Kelly House memorable. It takes a couple of days to see everything in Barkerville; make your reservations early, so that you won’t be disappointed.
The St. George Hotel
The St. George Hotel depicts an authentic 1890s atmosphere while providing guests with modern amenities. The quaint seven room property offers beautifully appointed rooms, fabulous breakfasts and a front row seat to the comings and goings of Barkerville’s colourful characters. Enjoy romantic getaways, unique holidays with friends, weddings and anniversaries.
A quiet library in the ‘Green Room’, a large parlour, and a comfortable dining area compliment your room, the balcony, and street-side seating. In operation since 1880, we also have running water, modern in-room facilities, and complimentary ‘wireless telegram’ (wifi in every room).
Our room rates start at $125/night and include Madam Bendixson’s Continental Breakfast, served on silver service. Our staff team completes the experience with authentic characters of the 1890’s providing staffing and a wealth of complimentary information about your stay.
Mobility issues, with kids, or elderly? You’ve come to experience Barkerville and the St. George Hotel puts you in the centre of the experience! Our key location on main street also makes us ideal for people with mobility issues. A special advantage to the St. George is that you can stop into the parlour, or your room at any time of the day and still keep in touch with the rest of your group. You can still feel the Barkerville experience from the comfort of our parlour, covered boardwalk or balcony. With wheel-chair accessible exterior ramps, complimentary electric mobility scooters, horse drawn luggage services and other available considerations, the St. George Hotel can provide an exceptional experience for people with mobility or endurance issues. Ask for details.
Barkerville’s four brand new Cottages offer a wheelchair accessible main floor, fully equipped with a queen bedroom, full bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining, and living room facilities. The second floor offers a powder room and two additional bedrooms: one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. The cottage is fully furnished, and rental includes bed linens, towels, kitchen equipment, dining ware, basic toiletries, laundry and dishwashing supplies. A television, DVD player, and Wi-Fi are also provided. The cottage porch offers a sheltered space to enjoy the fresh air, and the cottage mudroom provides a place to securely store recreational gear and extra luggage.
The cottages can comfortably sleep 3-6 people, and additional guests are welcome to bring their own sleeping mats. The maximum overnight occupancy of the cottage is 8 people. Pets are not permitted in the main body of the cottage at any time. Pets can be housed in the cottage mudroom if guests provide an appropriate crate or kennel.
The price during Barkerville’s main season is $295/night and in the Winter Activities season $225/night.
The cottages are located at the north end of the Barkerville overflow parking lot. Please be aware the cottages do not currently have landscaped outdoor areas other than the patios to enjoy as we continue to develop and improve the area.
The cottages are named after important women in Barkerville’s history. The four cottages are: the Lottie Bowron, the Betty Wendle, the Mary Tregillus, and the Wyn Turner.
Located just 3 km from Barkerville, on Bowron Lake Rd, Forest Rose offers 54 campsites with a group picnic shelter, playground, horse paddock rentals, coin-operated showers and flush toilets. Pull-through spots are available. This site is wheelchair accessible. Horse-friendly!
1. Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are allowed on leashes in the campgrounds. However, pets are not allowed to stay in the cabins.
2. Where do we pay for our campsite?
Campsites in Barkerville Park are paid for at the Visitors’ Reception Centre in Barkerville (the building you would enter to go into the site) or the Barkerville Administration Building. Campsites in Cottonwood House are paid at the Cottonwood House General Store.
3. Do you collect fees?
Campsite fees must be paid for in the Barkerville buildings mentioned above. The campground attendants do not collect payment.
4. Are campfires allowed?
Campfires are allowed in the designated campfire pits unless there is a fire ban on in the area. To check the status on fire bans, click the link: http://bcwildfire.ca/situation/
5. Are there showers?
There are coin-operated showers in Lowhee and Forest Rose Campgrounds. They accept $1.00 coins.
6. Do you have a sanidump?
Yes, the cost is $4.00.
7. Can we buy firewood?
Yes, there are self-serve firewood sheds in each campground – cash only. Bundles are $10 each.
8. Can we walk from our campsite and how far is it to Barkerville Historic Town?
Government Hill – yes, there is a nature trail from the campground to Barkerville Historic Town and it’s approximately 900 metres.
Lowhee – yes, but there is no nature trail and you will have to walk along side the highway. Biking would be preferable. This site is 2 kilometres away.
Forest Rose – same as Lowhee but this site is 3 kilometres away.
9. When is check out time?
Check out time is 11:00am.
10. What is included in the cabins?
Cabins are basic and include beds, and sleep up to 4 people comfortably. Please bring bedding and other amenities. Cabins in Lowhee include a small table and a fridge. Note, cabins in Government Hill are small and are only intended for sleeping.
11. Do you have a store in the campgrounds?
We have a small shop near the main entrance of Lowhee which sells camping supplies, toiletries and Barkerville gift items. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 5:00-7:00pm. Groceries are best bought in Wells nearby or Quesnel.
12. How much are horse paddocks to rent?
$10.00/horse per night.
Town of Wells
Located only minutes away from Barkerville at the trailhead of one of the largest trail networks in British Columbia, Wells offers a variety of options for accommodations.
Visit: wells.ca/accommodations for more information.
The Hubs Motel
Located conveniently in downtown Wells, the Hubs Motel offers friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms, and affordable rates.
Mountain Thyme Getaway
A quaint 1940’s guest-house on the main street of Wells overlooking the meadows, Sliding Mountain, and across from the Bear’s Paw Café and the Frog On The Bog Gifts.
Bowron Lake Park is a large wilderness area situated about a 30 minute drive from Barkerville. The world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages.
Visit: BC Parks website for more information.
Bear River Mercantile
Bear River Mercantile offers a small general store, cafe, canoe & gear rentals, campground & cabin accommodations and an area museum/interpretation centre.
VoIP Phone: 604-424-4330
Becker’s Lodge offers cabins as well as spaces for RV camping, campers, trailers, and tents…all with an amazing view of Bowron Lake. Only 25 km from the historic town of Barkerville.
Toll Free: 1-800-808-4761
Cottonwood House Historic Site
Cottonwood House is one of the last remaining roadhouses in British Columbia. It was built in the 1860’s to offer accommodation, meals and provisions to miners and travellers on their journey along the Cariboo ‘Waggon’ Road to Barkerville or Quesnel. Experience first-hand over 75 years of the Boyd family history and the many features this unique heritage site has to offer.
A beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo located 81km west from Barkerville. Enjoy the perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike.