A Little Slice of Heaven – Bell 2
The Northwestern Coastal Mountains of British Columbia is wild country. Thick forests, straggly peaks, vast icefields, and mighty rivers make travel difficult and dangerous. The writer Lewis Carroll once said, “There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter.” Unfortunately I don’t believe madness will help you survive the ruggedness of Northern BC, however Bell 2 Lodge might.
Located on the Stewart Cassier Highway, roughly 300 kilometers north of Smithers, Bell 2 Lodge is an oasis in the mountains. A welcomed stop on a desolate highway, providing gas, food, and a taste of luxury. The lodge has come a long way in recent years, with the construction of log guest cabins, soapstone fireplaces, licensed restaurant, coffee shop, hot tub and sauna, full-service campground, RV hook-ups, and a minor tire repair service. It’s essentially a village (relatively speaking to the comparable material emptiness of the neighbouring woods).
It’s the perfect place to bring the family. Discover the wilderness and beauty of mountain life, all within the comfort and pleasure of a gourmet meal. Enjoy racks of lamb, melt-in-your-mouth ribs, artisan salads, local salmon, and broiled steaks. Worried about your troublesome dietary needs? No problem, our kitchen will adjust. All dishes are garnished and seasoned with herbs grown in the garden, which is no small feat considering the northern climate. Pair with a bottle of wine and follow with a hot tub soak, watch the stars, and let the magic unfold. This isn’t just a stopover on the highway. This is a trip you may be telling the grand kids about. Life is slow in the mountains. Beyond eating and sleeping, requirements are little. Go back to your roots. Relax. You deserve it.
Bell 2 Loge is the perfect base for exploring the neighbouring area. The forest is a carpet of flowers and greenery in the summer, a great opportunity for seeing the local flora and fauna. Become an amateur botanist, fish pristine waters, hike alpine meadows, touch a glacier, and see a couple bears. Who needs West Edmonton Mall?
Experience nature in style, without the soggy tent, insect bites, and canned food. Life is short, so enjoy it. Book your holiday at Bell 2 Lodge (www.bell2lodge.com). You just can’t imagine what adventure has in store.