Rosen Lake - Lake House
Set in the beautiful rural community of Jaffray, BC, this immaculate 3 level home with double garage, walk out is located between Rosen Lake and Legion Road on a large .55 acre lot. Features include 5 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a beautiful granite top counter island kitchen and much, much more. While not Lake Front, the property has shared usage of a dock and pier on pristine Rosen Lake which is located down the public access path. This is an ideal recreation property which can be used by patrons for both summer & winter activities. Skiing is just 30 minutes away at Fernie Alpine Resort.
Rosen Lake is located in the Southern B.C. town of Jaffray. The cabin is located 3km off highway 3/93 with easy access to the Jaffray town site. Jaffray is conveniently located 45km from Fernie and 45km from Cranbrook. Rosen Lake is also 25km from the U.S. Border. Guests make frequent trips to the U.S. side of the border to go shopping, skiing, fishing and other day trips.
Guests frequently will drive into Cranbrook to shop (Superstore, Walmart), watch a movies or stay in the local Jaffray area to Golf (St. Eugene Mission, Trickle Creek Cranbrook Golf, Way-Lyn Ranch Golf Course, Fernie Golf and Country Club or the Local Will-O-Bend Golf & RV Course), Gamble at the local Casino , Ski (Fernie, Big Mountain, Kimberley), Fly fishing (Elk River, Bull River and many more), Hunting or Hiking, Biking, Quading, cliff jumping or enjoying a natural hot spring in the expansive mountains terrain behind Rosen Lake.
Rosen Lake is the real reason that most people come to this region. The lake is a crystal clear spring fed lake that must be experienced to understand the attraction. Most lake dwellers will float a dock (the property includes an 8x8 plastic dock) 30-50 feet out into the lake and spent hours enjoying the refreshing water. The property is not on the water, but just a short walk down a hill to gain access to a dock where the cabin's Canoe, Kayak and fishing boat are located.
The cabin has been built for relaxation and comfort. The facility will sleep 12 people comfortably with two large bedrooms (1 with a king sized bed, the other room with two doubles on the main floor, an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen includes a large pantry, large granite island and all other kitchen essentials. The main floor has a large washroom (including shower/tub) and laundry facilities. The living room has a TV, stereo, VCR, DVD and many books and movies. The Second level (lower) has two large enclosed bedrooms with queen beds, a washroom and shower and a third room (not enclosed) with a two single beds. In addition the second level has a large sitting area (playroom that is well stocked with toys) and a side deck for those that enjoy the evening sun. The bottom level has a two car garage (that will fit 4 small car's or 3 large SUV's) with all the bikes and toys required for the lake.
The Cabin also includes Wifi and Cable television and a brand new monitored alarm system. The cabin has a large front deck with tables and chairs for hours of relaxation. A gas barbeque is also located on the deck and most guests enjoy eating their meals on the deck between trips down to the lake. The property is .55 of an acre with lots of trees, a tetherball, volleyball and badminton net and room to play. A shed with a large fridge with drinks is nice feature in the 40's (Degrees C) that are not unusually in this part of British Columbia. A large fire pit and sitting area are located between the shed and the house.
The property also has an external spetic hooked and electrical outlet for campers that join those on the property. This further expands the number of people that can join you on your lake vacation.
Duncan Dubé (403) 471-0725 or (587) 896-1248 for more information on this beautiful Lake House.
Elko Hike and Cliff Jumping:
In recent years we have spent a number of days in the town of Elko doing
a back country hike and cliff jumping.
Road: any vehicle; mostly pavement
0 km: Turn east from Highway 3 in to Elko, N62200-E37100. The Elko townsite is not visible from the highway. The turnoff is south (slightly downhill) from the prominent gas station/restaurant along Highway 3. The paved Bate Avenue in Elko winds through town around several corners. Stick to the main road. 1.1 km: Turn sharp left (east) and head downhill 400 m to cross the Elk River. Drive the industrial gravel Elko/Morrissey haul road 2.3 km east from the bridge. The river bends away from the road for a couple of kilometres.
3.8 km: Notice when the river flows close to the road again and drive
another 200 m. Turn left at the first left fork past the bridge onto a
small dirt road, N62791-E39791, and park. From the parking spot, hike back
along the 231
Silver Springs Lakes
main road for about 150 m and look for a well-worn footpath heading uphill in the forest (south). The trailhead is unsigned. This area is popular with local kids, so can be very busy, but the experience is worth the trip.
0 km: From the parking spot, hike west (back toward the bridge) on the main road for about 150 m to the well-worn footpath. Climb the trail to intersect with the powerline.
100 m: Cross the powerline and hike south, up a steep small trail beside the washed-out gravel road. The entire steep section takes about 20–30 minutes and gains 100 m (300 ft.) to the northern shore of the first scenic lake.
600 m: At the shore of the first lake, turn left (east) and hike up a short, steep, rocky section. Follow the trail south as it winds along the bedrock banks. The main trail edges the base of the prominent bedrock platforms, but a 1-minute hike upward to the right offers a breathtaking view of the navy-blue first Silver Spring Lake, rimmed with cliffs, N62219-E40106. Many visitors stop there, as it one of the highlights of the whole trail. Continue along the eastern side of the first lake and the trail heads into the forest.
2.4 km: Second Lake. Between the second and third lake, cross a level section of talus that may be slippery. The trail winds in sections of forest and talus. Gain very little elevation. 3.7 km: Third Lake. The best viewpoint for the third lake is on a low rock platform near its north end, N60027-E39941, another highlight of the trip. Navy-blue water flows below cliffs that rise hundreds of feet straight up. If you reach the eastern shore of the third lake, backtrack a bit and find a faint trail heading west into the forest by the shore. This will lead you to a well-used picnic area and a bedrock platform a couple of metres above the water with a great view of the cliffs and clear lake.