Come For the Food, Stay for the View: The Cabin Resturaunt

The Cabin Restaurant and General Store


Address: 56345 Beaumont Rd, Vanderhoof B.C

Phone number: (250)-441-0020


Located more than nine hours north of Vancouver, near the geographical center of British Columbia, Vanderhoof is a quiet and quaint town. The places to eat in this community seem to reflect the population of people. Known for being a growing mining community was fortunate enough to find what I would consider to be treasure, The Cabin Restaurant.

There is more than one form of beauty behind these large wooden doors. From the landscape to the menu, The Cabin Restaurant knew what they were doing when they conceptualized this peaceful, prodigious palace. And the locals seem to agree!

Location and Ambiance

Upon arrival it is clear to see that The Cabin Restaurant is extraordinarily built. Tall ceilings and rustic furnishings with a giant fireplace in the center of the room. The kind of place you really can get comfortable in. There is a General Store located at the entrance ,where you can find anything from junk food to life preservers, making it a convenient one stop shop for customers.

The restaurant extends itself onto a beautiful deck surrounded by gardens.  After that there is a dock with a spectacularly undisturbed and tranquil view of Cluculz Lake. This is the perfect spot to drive, boat or even float plane in and enjoy a relaxing, comfortable seat and bite to eat.

While chomping down on your meal it is not uncommon to see furry friend visitors of all kinds of species. They welcome you to this hidden haven. The staff are most used to seeing bears, hummingbirds, deer and caribou.

The Food

Feeling especially hungry from an eight hour day of non-stop driving, I ordered the Pesto Penne from the pasta section of the menu. Tri Colored penne with an abundance of sun dried tomato, onion, button mushroom, black olive and caramelized artichokes. It comes generously coated in a creamy and flavorful pesto sauce.

The pasta was topped with shaved parmesan and crumbled feta cheese. It also came with lightly crisped Texas toast, thinly spread with garlic butter containing herbs. Perfect for dipping in the left over pesto sauce. The portion was enough to fill my tummy and satisfy my hunger, so much so that I regret not having room for one of their beautifully made desserts.

Guess there will have to be a next time.As out of the way as this place maybe, it is definitely worth the trip for this Cobra!




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