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ABOUT

This property is special to me and my family. In the early 1900’s Western Newfoundland was on the verge of becoming a great source of future for many. Rich in natural, renewable resources this area offered sustainability, hope and the ability to provide for ones self. The ground is rich in nutrients for growing many types of root crops. The logging industry was flourishing and was putting Western Newfoundland on the map. The pulp and paper mill in Corner Brook was beginning to produce news print for many parts of the world. The Humber river provided natural route for wood to travel to the bay of islands where the mill is located still today. With these things in mind Chelsey Cross moves his family to this very place. Cache Rapids. Plentiful salmon stocks, nutrient rich soil and large forests allowed Chelsey to set up his little saw mill and farm to help him earn a living and provide a future for his growing family. By1943 he and his wife Blanch had grown their family to 9 healthy children. The oldest 13 and the youngest only 1. Winters here can be harsh and cold. Large amounts of snow and temperatures well below zero degrees Celsius daily from December to April made living here harder during this time of year.  Houses were heated with wood and insulated with saw dust from the mill. On a cold night January 4, 1943 Chelsey and Blanch put their children to bed. The early morning hours of January 5 spelled tragedy for this family. Lighting the fire to warm the house an explosion happened and engulfed the house in flames. A neighbor heard the explosion and rushed to the house to find it nearly gone. He braved the flames and managed to get 3 of the 11 people inside out. Sadly that morning 8 people perished in the fire and later 1 more. The only 2 survivors were my great uncle Melvin Cross who was 3 at that time and my late grandmother, Verna Hope Anstey (nee Cross) who was 13. They lost their whole family. A very sad time for them and the people around them. Ironically my grandmothers middle name was Hope. She went on to marry my grandfather William Anstey, just 3 years later. They had 5 children. She became the “hope“ in my family. Without her surviving my family would not be here. I think if you studied your own history there‘s likely a time when your future was nearly snuffed out. Some of us can tell the story some of us can’t. My great uncle Melvin is now 84 years old and is the last of Chesley Cross‘ family.  He lives in Deer Lake with his lovely wife Wavey. He had 3 children. Uncle Melvin lived and continues to live a full life despite such a great loss. Today the salmon stocks are still plentiful for those that love to fish the Humber River. Our peaceful Reidville property is located just 16 minutes from the Deer Lake Regional Airport and 30 minutes from Gros Morne National Park. It is the perfect family getaway! Come spend your days exploring Western Newfoundland and enjoy your evenings in our hot tubs with a stunning view of the Humber River.

 

God bless you all

Dwayne Anstey

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OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES


 

Free Wifi

The property has the comforts of Wifi and a Landline telephone. Just like home!

Barbecue

Stop by the local grocery store on the way back from sightseeing and grab yourself some steaks for the BBQ!

Fire Pit

Spend the evening on the Humber River and enjoy an evening campfire and maybe some S'mores.

Hot Tub

Enjoy one of our two hot tubs on this property whether it's winter or summer. We have you covered.

Dock

Our property has it's very own dock for all your fishing and boating needs.

Kayaks

Enjoy the evening on the Humber River from one of the properties Kayaks. The Kayaks are first come, first serve.

GALLERY

GALLERY

Things to do

THINGS TO DO

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Horseback Riding

 

Cache Rapids Stable is a family operated riding stable offering

Western style riding. You can enjoy a winter sleigh ride. Quiet, well trained horses ensure you will enjoy a pleasant and fun filled adventure ride with nature. Located near the Cache Rapids on the Humber River. Just a minute walk from our rental.

Insectarium

The Newfoundland Insectarium is an award winning, interactive museum of nature. The facility features live and mounted insects and arachnids from around the world and is just 8 minutes from our vacation rental. Opened from May-September.

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Golfing

 

Humber Valley Resort boasting an 18-Hole, par 72 championship River Course measures 7,199 yards and affords dramatic views over the Humber Valley, including Deer Lake and the Humber River.

Humber River Golf Club is nestled among the mature spruce and fir forests and skirting along the mighty Humber River. This 9-hole course offers narrow fairways with strategically placed bunkers to provide a challenging yet enjoyable golf experience. 

Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is a world heritage site on the West Coast of Newfoundland. Soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above beaches, bogs, forest and barren cliffs. Experience Majestic Gros Morne National Park! Located 30 minutes from our cottage. 

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Kayaking

Nothing compares to the quiet and calm experience of kayaking at Cache Rapids Vacation Rental. We have kayaks and life jackets to use at your own risk on a first
come, first serve basis. This is the perfect way to experience the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of our waterfront vacation rental. We can’t wait to see you!

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Walking Trails

Humber River Nature Trail

Reidville Walking Trail

Spillway Walking Trail

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The Reidville Walking/Nature trail is located just down the road from our accommodations. It is approximately 7.4kms long. The trail overlooks the Humber River directly north of the Deer Lake Airport. Enjoy this gorgeous walk with the family.

The Humber river nature is a 5.6 km trail that follows the same river you'll enjoy when you visit our accommodations. The trail is great for hiking, snowshoeing or running. It is open all year and dogs are permitted on a leash.

Deer Lake's newest walking trail follows a series of water falls within walking distance of the town centre. The walking trail extends the trail system around Deer Lake to just over 20km.

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We had the amazing opportunity to spend three nights at this spot this past week (Aug 24-27). The house and the surrounding property made the visit even more spectacular. My seven year old loved the grounds and the freedom to explore. We all loved the hot tub! Dwayne, the owner, was fantastic to deal with! He even made sure we always had wood for our fire pit! I would highly recommend this place to people, young and old alike! We will be returning next year to explore more of the west coast of our beautiful province!

~Mary Jane Oldford

That was the most memorable stay in my life. We were travelling from Labrador to Deer Lake airport to fly home for Christmas - for the first time since we moved to Canada. We woke up in the morning and it was truly magical- we saw the reindeers - like Santa was there. If I travel to NL again, I’ll make sure to stay there! The place is absolutely amazing!

Wonderful surprise. Very luxury bungalow in a quiet place with large windows and view to a river. It has everything you might possibly need.

~Michal Reka

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