Tlell Riverside Guesthouse
Relax in the tranquil natural surroundings of the Tlell River at the Tlell Riverside Guesthouse. Visitors are accommodated in one of five guest rooms, each with private deck or balcony access and an up-close view of the river. Single, double and queen bed rooms are available which are suitable for one to three guests. Each room features its own private bathroom. The facility offers a common kitchen, and all guest stays include kitchen access and breakfast ingredients for making their own morning meal. The kitchen is also accessible throughout the rest of the day, should guests wish to prepare their own lunch or dinner. The view from inside, with its natural cedar and pine finish, is almost as beautiful as the outdoor view, which often includes wildlife and birds and even a few domestic animals. Free WiFi is included with every stay. The Tlell Riverside Guesthouse is conveniently in the town of Tlell and is within walking distance of Tlell shops, amenities and local beaches.
Meet Carmene Charlton
Meet Carmene Charlton
After years of working for others, Margaret Condrotte decided she wanted to start working for herself. Having always enjoyed entertaining, she decided that a bed and breakfast would be the perfect business for her. She could not have asked for a more beautiful location for it. "The Tlell River is literally out our back door," she says of the five bedroom guest house she and her husband built themselves. Patrons can sit on the deck and see the river flow by, watch otters playing and eagles flying by and diving into the water. The setting is laid back, quiet and peaceful, much like Tlell and Haida Gwaii themselves. "It is unique and beautiful here," Margaret declares.
No two days are ever exactly the same for Margaret. Her guests come from all over the world. She has welcomed visitors from England, Switzerland, Australia, Scotland and Japan, as well as places all over Canada. Many of them are fishermen who come to fish the river and the ocean. Some are regulars who return every year (one particular group has been coming since she first opened in 1996). Some of her regulars have even become friends with whom she keeps in touch throughout the year. It makes her work both interesting and rewarding.
When she isn't busy taking care of her guests, she can sometimes be found taking care of the chickens and turkeys on her property or working in the yard. She also loves to go for walks on the beach.