” Going to the mountains is going home, wilderness is a necessity. “

-John Muir


Our destination offers amazing accommodations, activities and viewscapes to suit the quiet reader to the avid hiker, and amenities to create the experience of a life time.


Check out a little about the duo behind this little slice of heaven we call Retreat Wilderness Inn.

About Us
“The Dean on Nimpo is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Relax by one of the fireplaces, head out for a x-country ski, sit silently by yourself or enjoy a glass of wine and company at the bar. Whatever you decide it’s sure to be a great way to spend your time.”
Angie ~ Satya Yoga Studio
“ The Dean on Nimpo is a must see place for a wilderness retreat. Situated right on the lake I had my best sleeps ever listening to the fish jump and the loons call. It is a slice of paradise that I have been privileged to visit many times. I brought my fiancé to The Dean on Nimpo last summer for the first time. He was overwhelmed with the natural beauty and felt like a king with the quality of accommodations . Working for a Fly Fishing travel company my fiancé and I have seen many wilderness places and know that The Dean on Nimpo is something unique to go experience. Donn, your host, is one of the kindest, knowledgeable, men of the area making your stay relaxing and fun. I will never forget the many hours sitting by the water listening to nature and letting the calm surround me. We will be back. ”
Alison Smith ~ Sweetwater Travel Company
There is something so calming and peaceful about Nimpo Lake, one of my favourite places in all of BC.

…. A calm comes over you and you feel tranquil, the scenery from the resort mesmerizing
… The sheer beauty of the the West Chilcotin is ideal for self reflection

Simone Carlysle-Smith ~ Tourism consultant
“At Donn’s you make it up with your life. In one of the most breath-taking surroundings I have ever seen and in a lodge that is worth the miles I made from Italy .”
Carmen Avellone ~ Italy
“The Dean is a home in wilderness…… each of our visits providing experiences that are indelible memories of special times in a special place with family and friends. And soon, we shall be introducing this experience to the fourth generation of our family ! “
Gary Langstaff ~ On behalf of the Gramps, Feasters, Quinteros, Lees, Thorns and more.
I have been transporting guests for Donn at The Dean on Nimpo for many years. I can’t think of a more beautiful and ideal location for an intimate retreat .
Duncan Stewart ~ Tweedsmuir Air