Clemretta Ranch began as the Cowan family farm in 1932 and grew into a guiding and hunting ranch between the late 40's until the 1970's.  The name "Clemretta" was chosen when a name was required for the Post Office situated at the Ranch.  The name came from a combination of the names of their two favourite two cows - Clementine and Henrietta.  

Located just 45 minutes (62 kms) outside of Burns Lake on the northwest end of Francois Lake, Clemretta Ranch offers lakefront cabins and RV sites and some of the best fishing in BC with Rainbow, Char, Ling, Dolly Varden and more. 

Come to get away and disconnect (no cell service or wifi).  Get lawn chair lazy in the summer or take advantage of fishing, boating, canoeing or kayaking, biking, hiking, beach time, flip-flops, sun hats and spectacular sunsets over the water.

Get cozy around a fire with a hot toddy and a good book in the winter after a day of ice-fishing, sledding or show-shoeing.  

Bird watching is a year-round activity along with some guaranteed relaxation.  

A great historic venue for weddings and family reunions.  Come check out this hidden gem!  


  • May to October 

  • Currently two (2) full-service cabins are available with power, water and wood heat and one (1)  "bunky" cabin with power and wood heat.  .

RV Sites and Camping
  • Five (5) lakefront sites with 15 amp power.

  • Grassy field for tenting and unserviced RV parking.

  • Equipped with it's own fire pit, our sandy beach is located in a shallow and sheltered cove.  Ideal for kiddies to play; for launching kayaks, canoes and row boats; or kicking back and just enjoying the view.

Party Barn aka "Heidi Shed"
  • This historic building was once the old post office.  The walls still bear the signatures and stories of visitors who came from around the world for the guiding and hunting.

  • The "Heidi Shed"  has a harvest table for larger gatherings *, a ping-pong table, dart board, games and lending library. 

  • Available for Private Bookings.  


Due to COVID 19 we have implemented occupancy restrictions on all buildings.  No overnight guests other than those registered.  We encourage guests to social distance and practice all related precautions, especially when in public areas.  We have implemented additional cleaning protocols to ensure guest safety and look forward to seeing you at the Lake! 

Area Attractions and Links

Lakeside County Store - 8 km Groceries, Baking, Essentials. 46980 Colleymount Rd. 250-695-6476

Boat Launch - 12 km Noralee West Recreation Site - gravel boat launch

Cell Service Area - 18 kms @ 20.5 km

Mountain Biking 68 kms - Boer Mountain, Burns Lake    

Angler's Atlas - https://www.anglersatlas.com  

Address & Contact Information

  • 38351 Colleymount Road, Francois Lake, BC  V0J 1E2

  • (250) 695-6340

  • clemrettaranch@gmail.com

  • www.clemrettaranch.ca

  • Airbnb

  • Instagram: @clemrettaranch

  • Facebook: Clemretta Ranch

  • Office hours 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Open May to November

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