Quaaout Lodge


The Quaaout Lodge front entrace

The Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Course is the pride of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band.
 

1979 Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band members conceived the idea of a hotel to spur economic development with a sustainable business venture, offering employment and long term security for the band and its members. Elder and former Chief, William Arnouse, named the lodge “Quaaout” which means “when the sun’s rays first hit the water” in Secwepemctisin. Councillor John Anderson designed the logo and the former Chief Felix Arnouse worked closely with the architects in designing the Kekuli (Shuswap winter home) that is now the hotel’s magnificent lobby!
1991 Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in June 29, 1991
1992 Grand Opening of Quaaout Lodge. Planning began with golf architect Les Furber to design the outline of a chamionship golf course.
1995 At a general band meeting, overwhelming support was given to designate 500 acres of Band land for the golf course. Graham Cooke & Wayne Carlton, architects of Cooke Carleton International, start to design the golf course. Clearing the land starts to take place
2001 The Quaaout Conference Centre was added to the hotel, providing the opportunity for the resort and the community to host events including weddings, business meetings, trade shows, community gatherings, theatre shows, and other special events.
2006 After employing up to 50 people including project manager, superintendent of maintenance, machine operators, ditch diggers, pip layers, seeder, maintenance workers right down to the finishing crew, the last of the 18 holes was seeded as of October 13, 2006
2007 After a soft opening in August of 2006, the 18-hole championship golf course grand opening was held March 2007. The name “Talking Rock” was selected by the Band it recognition of their ancestors who often recorded historic events and legends by painting or carving on large rocks, known as pictographs. There is an additional 9-hold executive course including in the original design to be developed in the near future.
2008 The Sports Lounge was added to the dining room of the Lodge. Resort guests now have the choice of the casual atmosphere of the lounge to relax after a round of golf, or the more formal yet welcoming Jack Sam’s Dining Room for the fine dining experience.
2009-2010 The resort closed during the winter months and re-opened in the spring of 2010 after an extensive renovations including a redesign of all hotel guest rooms, Jack Sam’s Restaurant, and hotel exterior. Balconies were added to all rooms and suites so our guests can better enjoy the breathtaking views of the land and surrounding woods.
2011 The Quaaout Lodge's new Le7ke Day spa opened to the public June 15, 2011
(Now closed)
2016 Leyke Day spa reopens

For more information, please visit: http://www.quaaoutlodge.com/