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Coquihalla Lakes Lodge


inappropriate behavior

Complaint Rating:  94 % with 52 votes
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Coquihalla Lakes Lodge
Merritt, British Columbia
We went up there to meet some people and to check out their place for next year's company trip. We were waiting up top for the owner of my boyfriend's company. It had been a long road trip so we got out to stretch out legs. The owners of the lodge came up top after about 20 minutes and went completely psycho. He was yelling and swearing at us and wouldn't let us explain that the others must of gotten lost. When we saw how mad he was, we immediately got in our cars to go, and he accused us of trying to trash his property, and that we must be stupid if we couldn't' read a sign that said private property and went on and on. When one of the girls in our group of four went up to try to reason with him very nicely, he told her to shut up, beat it, etc. We are all professional, mature people, it wasn't late at night and we were very polite and apologetic, and still he went crazy, screaming and swearing, to the point where I genuinely feared for our safety. They even went as far as to follow us in their truck when we left. I have never in my life been treated like that. I have had other family members that went to stay there before this, apparently the property and cabins are very nice, but they won't be going back now. I strongly advise against visiting this lodge, as the owners are clearly unstable.
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N  26th of Mar, 2011 by    +27 Votes
Hi i can tell you that there is only one owner and he is not very nice at i use to work there let me tell you the things iv see and had to for this owner and how he treated people i am disgusted and i hope no one i know will ever go there
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +27 Votes
@robinhood25 Df0... stop this clown mark, chris, lenny they ruined those lakes and habitat, the ultamite fine for their goof ball behavior, 4x4 in a hummer on bird. nests, and 4x4in down, the river in their gator, who the fact these goofs think they are!!!?
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +27 Votes
@robinhood25 Hey robinhood please explain what a goof, mark, chris and lenny with the helicopter and drone who he bothers with guests, please explain. we all know. they don't pay taxes, drink like a car I crew in the circus's also are like gypsyss, cash money talks, credit cards bockkkkk
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by     Best Advice +27 Votes
@robinhood25 Here is the funny part, the coquihalla snowmobile club supports this clown'ill never suporrt coqyihalla snowmobile club again, and to the lodge and the snowmobilers clean ypp your trash, harsh hipocrpts and fish and wild life poachers, you will pay the piper mark, chris, lenny,
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +14 Votes
@robinhood25 This lodge will become a turd pool — just like dragon lake — thanks to the mangement at coquihalla lakes lodge — good job on wrecking a nice area!!!
N  16th of Apr, 2017 by    +23 Votes
@robinhood25 This is to all,, beware this mark thinks he owns the whole area including the lakes,, he is rude drunk and mean to smaller people he knows he can bully — mark is a coward and a bully — all his freinds are show offs and are suckholes!!! and goofs!! just my 2 cents — lenny watson
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@robinhood25 Do not support coquihall lakes lodge!!! mark
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Robfranks Go to douglas lake ranch instead!!! drones will not bother you!! big fish too, coqihall lakes is packed with minnos!!!
N  24th of Jul, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Robfranks My Hubby Is Paul Wartfart hes a Langly tough guy, , even Paul says the owner is a clown
A  10th of Mar, 2013 by    +27 Votes
The owner Mark is completely crazy. When I checked out I asked him to rip up the credit card imprint that he took as a damage deposit. He completely lost it on me, screaming about how I've insulted him & accused him of being a thief. I remained calm despite this incredibly rude treatment, apologized if I'd offended him, but said that I wasn't comfortable leaving the signed imprint with him. I asked him to please check the room for damage then (there wasn't any of course) so that he could release & destroy the slip. He kept screaming, saying that he wasn't going to change his policy for me, he'd been in business for 9 years & I'm on the only person who ever had a problem, even waved around a stack of other imprinted credit card slips of all the other people who had no problem trusting him. He would not consider taking a few minutes to walk over to the room & inspect it me, saying that he had to stay in the office to check people out - even though we were the only guests at the cabins that weekend (speaking of which, why did he have so many credit card slips anyway, makes me wonder if he ever destroys them). I've never been so rudely treated in my life, I left the place shaking. I'm just glad that I didn't stoop to his level, I can only imagine how violent he would get if I had gotten aggressive back at him. Oh, and the room smelled like poo when we arrived, it took hours for the stink to clear out with all the windows open, I think someone left a turd in the toilet for about a week - so disgusting.
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +27 Votes
@unhappy_camper_ My wife was scared of this freak, drunk as hell, and. talk in like a tough guy, dropping names of. his bros, a true hick town gooooffff!!!
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +15 Votes
@unhappy_camper_ Hey unhappy camper!!!??? me and my family — wife kids and father and mother used to go quading, racecar drivin, plane flyin, and bigmackin, thats nitro 1000hp skidoos, until we met mark at 3 am on the other side of the lake, drunk a hell driving his gator type 4x4 loud musice playin disturbing the peace, we had little 2 and 3 year olds sleeping and he was saying bad stuff all hammerd up, we couldent even understand him he was so drunk!!! my freinds jimmy, steve, amanda shanna, brandie and a wholebunch were there as witnesses this guys is a mess and a real scary guy to small children small animals and smaller women, he shys away from arguing with men — cause he is a # ratt gooff — my family owns a huge drycleanig busnness we are going to get the rcmp to randomly check on this clown, thanks paul wartcom
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
@unhappy_camper_ Me my wife my father and mother went up there Skidooing and we ran into mark Drunk as hell, , , we also seen him in early summer driving his gator type 4x4 witth loud musice blaring at 3 am, , we had small 2 and 3 year old children sleeping this guy is a loose cannon --he is tought to children, small animals and small women but a comlete coward to Men!!!
D  8th of Nov, 2014 by    -25 Votes
My family has come to coquihalla lakes lodge twice a year for four years straight. We have never ever seen Mark the owner anything but friendly and professional. My kids love swimming to the big iceberg and mark is always helpful setting up the boats for fishing for us. The reviews above must be some kind of joke! I totally recommend these cabins especially in the fall when the leaves turn, so beautiful!
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +27 Votes
@JamieMarie89 Ya right.. we know this comment is from 'mark or chris, you guys are going to get spanked like the rats ya are, ya all are only for the under the table no taxes paid 2017 back all the way micky mouse club, and some explain to government!!! dfo included. poachers
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
@JamieMarie89 Jamiemarie89 — this ones on you,, these reviwes are all the truth and some!!! its the truth these clowns mark, chris, lenny and delia cummers are all freinds of yours!! these chiliwack, vernon and hope wannabee rednecks and hicks are a discrace to all outdoorss men!!! fishermen, dirtbikers boaters,, snomobilers ect ect ect — shame on you all for being big time flakes and goofs!!!
These people should have their — fishing linces taken,, and bussness licences taken by thercmp-and dfo very very disrespecfull people!!!
N  22nd of Apr, 2017 by    +12 Votes
@JamieMarie89 Do not support coquihall lakes lodge or coquihalla snowmobile club — go to douglas lake ranch — way freindly and big fish
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@PaulWartcum Mark chris and lenny fly their drones and do lake patrolls,, and bother the other side were there is free camping, mind your own business mark your not a cop!!!
A  9th of Apr, 2017 by    +26 Votes
Mark is a drunk — and so is chris — there is a clown names lenny around there too with a drone bugging people at the other side of the lake — these goofs need a slapp
N  9th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
I went up there 4 years ago talked to mark to rent a boat, he said com on up so I did, when I got there he said it was 30 dollars a day to rent a boat from him, he got upset I wouldet rent a cabin, then he wouldnt rent me a boat it was a wate of time for him — 30 dollars is chump change, he was so drunk that we couldnet belive it, his friends are hammer heads too — the guy with the helicopter is a clown and his name is lonny
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
@Robfranks What we all can't believe those guys encourage, using minnow live, shiners and goldfish as bait, fools you are greedy $
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +16 Votes
@Robfranks Me and my hubby paul w, have seen the illegal harvest of trout in the winter — the men who operate the cabins at coquihall lakes encourage people to use minnos, shiners and goldfish as bait, also there is a 5 fish per day limit — we have seen people taking up in the 70s thats right 70 plus fish counted frozen on the ice when we were snomobiling thu to tulamen back to princton — this circus of clowns goofs and #s should be fined and shut down-thanks jennifer lowe
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +24 Votes
@Robfranks Wow almost the same story as me!!! hi im paul wartcom and im a racer, a airplane mecanic, a dirt bike racer too, when I went up there mark was hammerd drunk, all eyes on my wife, he was rude and loud — and let me tell ya he thinks hes tough, this guy is a goof, unhappy camper we had the same thing happen too — mark started getting weird about the credit card slipp, we will never go back, also we seen many people taking way over the limit of trout, dfo shoud do everyday checks on those cabins and see how many fish are in the freezers or hidden in the snow bank — we couldent belive what paochers these guys were!!! people fish with no licences and leave garbage beer cans every were in the snow, all of this stuff happens cause of the greed of mark and chris what clowns — to deforest with their freind lenny and ruinsuch a nice area — goofs
N  22nd of Apr, 2017 by    +10 Votes
@Jenloweisaredneck This is krystal kowalick graig, myself and hubby steve and our freinds, drew lammb, jennifer grow, and paul shattstromm — went up here to get away, we found mark to rude and annnoying, we noticed the ice fisherman and women using live minnos as bait, also many fish over the limit, these cabins are way to expesive, we had the gas stolen out of our truck and snowmachiens in the middle of the night, we guess it wass the cabin beside us who were extemly drunk and high on cocaine and crystal meth, our cooler was taken with our meat in it from our porch, big waste of time rude service and total loosers, we highl recomend douglas lake ranch — its way better and freindlt too, thanks krystal
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Robfranks We just confirmed the lake is loaded with shiners, golfish and minnos that were thrown away during winter time ice fishing!!! they are breeding like madd — sad the lake is a huge turd pool just like dragon lake — those cabins and yuppie people that stay there ruined a nice spot!!! all wrecked cause od coquihall lakes lodge — shame on you fools — greed wrecked those jems!!!
N  24th of Jul, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@Robfranks The lakes are so murky we seen big koi and big carp stirring up the mud — thousands of yellow minnos, and huge schools of golfish babies, even caught some baby large louth bass, and some pumkin seed, just a massive turd pool!!!
N  9th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
This place should be shut down, , Mark is a big Vernon Fink!!! and his friends are wanna bssss, , all show and no go, , what a loser, and a ripp off
N  9th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
This place should be shutt down as soon as possible — aperntly lenny and mark think its ok to sink trucks and skidoos in the lake — what ### — clean your garbage up mark!!! and lenny
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +23 Votes
@Robfranks They are rats and drunks, they ruined this lakes, 20 fish a day that lodge takes out of lake a day and moor, dfo would shut them clowns down
N  12th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
@Robfranks The funny thing is cash, under the table, wow can you say onionsss
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +26 Votes
@Robfranks We make sure to avoid this area now, we used to 4x4, quadd, dirtbike and even fly my Dads Arplane when he was in Boston barr with my mom!!!This Mark thinks he owns the whole area, all the creeks and the lakes, , In fact he thinks hes above the law and can drive drunk in his 4 wheeler all the time, , Hopfully some one shutts him down !!!
A  15th of Apr, 2017 by    +25 Votes
This whole outfitt should be shut down period!!!those cabins are in a natually sensitve area
N  16th of Apr, 2017 by    +24 Votes
These cabins and acredge should be torn down as soon as possible — very very sensitive area these snomobilers have ruined the area — I cant belive the coquihall snowmobile club supports mark and his micky mouse outfit — hopfully soon the dfo and rcmp start checking people for fishing linceses and daily quotas — we have seen many people taking way over thier legal amount, as far as wer concernd we would never waste our money there again!!! very poorly run — lenny watson
N  16th of Apr, 2017 by    +17 Votes
@LenW Hi my name is tammy jenkins thurston, me and my hubby and 3 kids went to this lodge for a family trip, the owner wouldnent let us in cause we had a small dog, we had no were to go but home, no dogs allowed at this lodge, hope this helped tammy
N  22nd of Apr, 2017 by    +10 Votes
@Derald Hi everyone this is paul shattstom, my stay wasnt that bad the first night, but when other drunk cabin partyers started up it was truly idiotickck, my chain saw went missing from the backof my truck, my work 300 dollar work boots too, I put my go pro down a hole in the ice to see if ther was any trout, there was dead trout all over the bottom, from what we saw yuppie, hipster young adaults snapping pitures of small trout holding them in the air for 2-5 minuts then ripping thhe hook out of their guts and droping them back down the hole, only to die on the bottom a painful death,!!! we also noticed people taking way over their limit of fish, using live bait, minnos, goldfish, we wernt sur if this is illegal but we checked and it is!!! the snowmobilers are the rudest buch ever with a huge sense of intitlement that they own the area cause they are part of the coquihalla snowmobiler club, these chiliwack, hope and merrit, verons kelowna - kamloops-people are the worst on the enviroment, oil cans greas buckets, burnt up old skidoos all left behind for garbage — we highly recommend douglas lake ranch!!! the best!!! — paul shattstrom
N  22nd of Apr, 2017 by    +12 Votes
@Derald Do not support coquihal lakes ranch — or coquihall a snowmobile clubb
N  22nd of Apr, 2017 by    +12 Votes
@PaulWartcum My last post was deleted for being too graphic on the drug abuse and partys going on in some of the cabins, im a proun mother my name iskrystal cowalick graig, my hubby steve and freinds paul, drew lardd and jen loweisaretardedredneck all went up there — our gas was stolen, work boots too also a chain saw, the snowmobilers left burnt up snowmobiles and plastic oil cans and greas buckets all left for some one else to clean upp, the lodege manager mark was under the influence and all ga gaa on jennifer cause shes a big catch, we decide to leave cause of the rudness of mark — thanks kyrystall
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@PaulWartcum Mark, cris millman and lenny fly their drones and bother people on the other side were its free camping!!! mark thinks hes a dfo and comes to peoples campsites [censor] goof!!![censor] off — you look like chebby chase crossed with bill murrey and slightly [censor] in that fishing vest you wear!!! mind your own business mark your not a cop!!! — you wanna — bbbb - clown!!!
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@PaulWartcum Do not support coqihalla lakes lode or the coqihalla snowmobile club — go to douglas lack ranch — or roche lake ranch — no goldfish there!!!
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@Derald Since whenis it ok to endanger people with flying drones over head, with out permission from the people in the boat!!![censor] you chris, lenny and mark your some real [censor] [censor]!!! I see a lawsuit comin your way!!! you all are not cops, or dfo or park rangers stop trying to be them!!!
N  23rd of Jul, 2017 by    +1 Votes
Shut down this lodge its promoting goof action — mark crhis and that [censor] lenny are seriuos goofs they think they own the whole area!!! this area is for everyone — never give mark your time hes a greedy< drunken fool!!!

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