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telegraph creek
All Year: no
Area (ha): 11.3
Persons: 2 or 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46423
Region: BC, Northern

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Last Updated: April 6, 2020

Now booking for Spring 2020.--
The Big Question: the Tahltan Band (ie. the Native,local, and only, govt.) is VERY VERY CONCERNED about "outsiders" coming in, spreading covid-19--its not in TC yet, hope it stays that way. I'm hoping they let ME in! (I'm still in Victoria, hoping to head north mid-month) Think they will, if I promise to self-isolate, etc. They have been considering closing the road, allowing only essential services thru..I will be calling/e-mailing their TC office soon, to find out their position on "returnees" like me. It may be a hard sell to convince them to let you in (ie. people I haven't even met yet.) If I could convince them we will do ALL protocols asked of us, maybe there's a chance...
Its a 3 days drive myself to get home.
It'd be a great place to "wait out" covid-19, and there's plenty to do in your off-time while staying with me.

Located 15km beyond beautiful, unique, and historic Telegraph Creek in the Stikine Valley of NW BC, 3 Sisters is a rustic and gorgeous property of 28 acres. It is situated on unceeded Tahltan (First Nations) Territory.
There is an endless variety of things to do in your off-time, including kayaking/canoeing the Stikine River or nearby lakes; hiking/climbing Glenora Mt. (I live at the base of it) or any number of trails in the area; fishing for salmon in season, trout all year; boating--I've got the boat--sight-seeing/photography, the list goes on.
I'm seeking help as follows: carpentry work in and out of my log house (with frame addition); minor fencing work; help to tear down our original house (across the creek); help install my wood-heated hot water system; help maintain--and EAT--the large and productive garden; I could go on, but there is always PLENTY to do in such a lifestyle.
Skill sets that would be useful; carpentry/building; plumbing; general maintenance/repair; gardening/landscaping; fencing.
There is a private guest room, tho a couple may prefer to camp, or stay in a wall tent--there are several beautiful camping spots on the property--my house has running cold water, 2 bathrooms, but no toilet--outhouse instead--regular phone service but no internet (but available nearby). I am hoping to have internet installed very soon.
I head south to Victoria around Xmas, and return in April, usually. Spring is distractingly gorgeous, as birds return and life surges back into full leaf! July/August is best for eating garden and the local Chinook and sockeye salmon.
I am willing to drive out to Dease Lk., and escort/guide you from there into Telegraph Creek, as the road can be scarey for 1st-timers.
I'd prefer a minimum 2 week stay, but am willing to discuss a shorter stay if necessary. Having your own wheels makes you independent while visiting, but is not required.
Hope to hear from you!

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