Wind and the Pillows
Wind and the Pillows B&B Retreat and Resort
3677 N Bonaparte Rd, 70 Mile House, BC V0K 2K0, Canada
By Andy Lucardie
Wind and the Pillows is a retreat nestled in caribou country, deep in the interior of British Columbia where getting there is half the fun. It all starts by getting off Highway 5 (known to us Canadians as the Yellowhead) and turning either left or right from Little Fort onto Highway 24.
Just a short 18-minute drive before the turn off at Little Fort there is a town called Clearwater. Stop there for Shell gas, but don’t chow down at the A&W. Instead, look to the right across the street and you’ll see a little corner eatery named O'Bryan's Cafe. Go there and you’ll be treated by some really nice ladies who run the place, and be entertained by 50s memorabilia and music. Great fun!
Immediately after the Little fort turnoff onto Highway 24, you are welcomed by wonderfully curvy roads that take you through the quaint, cozy town of Little Fort, which takes all of five minutes, where the long sweepers of the 24 (Interlake Hwy) will carry you way up to cottage lake country. A very scenic drive, the highway follows a historic trail used by the Shuswap people. Turn onto Watch Lake road just before Lone Butte and be treated to historic country roads, cottages, and lakes.
Wind and the Pillows is located at the far western end of the emerald coloured Green Lake, surrounded by miles of pristine park land. Driving up to the main house you know it’s going to be peace and quiet time. The main 7,600-square-foot log B&B, built by the Timber Kings, has luxury accommodations that welcome you as soon as you drive up to the main entrance. You will most likely be greeted by Gail and her rare black 1970 GTO Judge, which she has babied since 1973!
This lakefront gem boasts two cabins, an events area where owners Gail & Brad Potter will host a full-on pig roast for special events, and pleasure boats should you wish to head out for some boating fun. This is definitely a retreat to calm yourself, get away from the city, and treat yourself to something very special. The sunrise and sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and in the fall, you can experience the northern lights on clear night.
Wind and the Pillows is a must for any planned northern BC road trip, or a dream show and shine destination for your club. Believe me, getting there would be half the fun while the other half would be the Potter hospitality, where they might even step in as the evening musical entertainment!