Questions that we get asked
The Tin Inn, Canned Salmon Inn, Tin Can Inn, were some of the names we were thinking of for our purpose built rental cabin. We settled on Tin Poppy. Tall double headed poppies had been taking over our garden for years, so we figured that they would establish themselves quite easily and bring whimsy and beauty to our little vacation rental
The Property History
We believe the property was logged sometime around 1985.
The 160 acres of bare land was purchased in 1992 by my husbands parents and his aunt and uncle.
Violet Cabin, formerly Temenos, was the first cabin constructed using logs from the property, and was mainly used as a weekend escape form the big city of Salmon Arm.
1998 the Wild Rose Cabin, formerly Ged & Cammie's Cabin, a locally made log cabin kit was moved onto the property and used a couple times a year for extended family gatherings.
Locally designed, built, and using milled timber from the property Lavender Cabin was born in 2004 out of a desire to live simple, tread lightly, and to live close nature. Lavender Cabin was thoughtfully created, appreciated and lovingly inhabited by Gail and Brian until 2017.
Tin Poppy Retreat
In 2007 we moved back to the interior of BC with our young son, and bought into the family acreage.
We finished building our home in 2009, and not too long after we moved we moved in I became preoccupied with the idea of building a little rental cabin on our property, This would allow me to keep the lifestyle I wanted, to stay at home, garden, raise our son, and also fulfill my creative and entrepreneurial side...
In 2014 on a road trip south I saw the 33’ coral colored caravan...cabin, sitting in a field, and after some inquires I found the owner, we bought the trailer and building began soon after.
Friends and family came together to help with the build, we hosted Easter’s and Thanksgiving’s and our family showed up with desserts, salads and their tool belts.
I liked the juxtaposition, of modern meeting retro in a remote mountain background setting creating a time travel experience where people could detach from their normal environment and step back to an era where life moved slower and immerse themselves in nature.
In July of 2015 Tin Poppy opened her doors to her first guests.
In 2017 we had the opportunity to buy Lavender, Violet and Rose. We talked it over and knowing that the work load was going to quadruple, we decided to give it a try and the cabins were added to the retreat.
We are enjoying sharing this amazing property with guests from around the world, and are grateful to work, play and reside on the unceded, traditional territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and Secwépemc Nation.
Maggie & Jeremy