Since it is not likely that travel outside of our own province will be recommended anytime soon we thought that now was a great time to share some of our favourite B.C. destinations. Some are wineries, breweries and restaurants just around the corner, while others are cities, hotels or resorts that we are looking forward to getting back to. Our previous post is below.
#ExploreBC – The City of Nelson
Our first visit to Mabel Lake (in May 2020) was a day trip, work trip. We had a tour of the entire resort – golf, marina, beach, condos, cabins, airstrip – and were completely impressed and surprised that we had not been before. In June 2020 we spent 6 days in a beautiful Lakeview Condo. The weather was crap so we did not get to enjoy all that Mabel Lake has to offer but a few half days allowed us to play golf and take a few walks. We are going back for another week in August to get some time out on the lake.
The golf course is truly a hidden gem. The phrase may be over used, but that is all I can think of to describe it. The condition is superb and the Les Furber design fits the terrain perfectly. The holes are varied and interesting and the massive natural transition areas and multiple ponds are picturesque and add to the layout. There are 4 sets of tees, which is perfect for us, ranging from 4,900 to 6,200. The continuous paved cart paths are a bonus too.
The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom lakeview condo was equally impressive. We have stayed in many, many hotels, condos and timeshares and the Mabel Lake condos did not disappoint. The rooms are spacious, with great furniture, strong wifi and nice linens. The large balcony has a room for a dining table for 4, a large BBQ and a stunning view. We did not see in inside of the other condos but were told that the layouts and furnishings are the same.
While there are not as many dining choices as we are used to, the clubhouse restaurant food was terrific. The specialty pizza oven is a hit with everyone visiting the resort. With 8 regular pizza options, build your own plus a daily special there is something for everyone and it was delicious. In addition to the other typical golf course offerings (wings, ribs, wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers) all done very well, the chef also offers daily dinner features. The clubhouse also has a coffee machine to satisfy your cappuccino or espresso needs. The small convenience store offers basic groceries and BBQ items and of course, lots of ice cream choices.
Camping, RV and Lake
We did not explore the campground and RV sites but they were almost full the last week of June. We were told that to secure a spot in the summer months booking early is a must. The lake is gorgeous, with a first class marina and all kinds of rentals available – kayak, SUP, canoes and power boats. We are going back to try some of them out – as long as summer eventually comes to BC.
If you plan to travel to Mabel Lake and have any questions about our stay, email Tara anytime. If you have your own air plane you can even fly in!
We, Jeff and Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have recently started a Zoom call video series of Golf Industry Conversations. We have owned CK Golf for 12 years and provide business services to the golf and other industries. As of July 31, 2016 our life and our business became ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.
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