Meet Dianne & Harald Andreesen
Dianne and Harald Andreesen took over Hubs Motel in 2008. The motel has been a fixture in the community since the 1960’s. The Andreesens renovated and upgraded after taking ownership and continue to upgrade annually in order to provide the best possible stay for their guests who, they say, come to them from all over the world. Many of those guests come more than once, something that the Andreesens are proud of. They work hard at making their guests feel like family, and seeing people return, sometimes year after year, lets them know they are doing their job.
Harald is a retired commercial fisherman, and when he left the boats he moved on to his next dream: to own and operate his own food truck. Knowing fish, and knowing how to make them taste delicious, he and Dianne started Big H’s Halibut & Chips a few years after opening the motel. Harald, who got the nickname “Big H” on the fishing boat, does all of the cooking, which includes hand-cutting the fish and making all of the sauces from scratch. Big H’s anchors down in the Hubs Motel parking lot throughout the summer and both motel guests as well as locals can’t seem to get enough of his food.
Harald and Dianne are extremely grateful to the people who live in Wells who, they say, have been tremendously supportive of them and their businesses. In fact, notes Dianne, there is a particular camaraderie here in Wells that is unique even among small towns. “You never feel alone here,” she says. “There is always someone around who wants to help when it’s needed.” Between the fabulous residents and the amazing outdoors and all of its recreational opportunities, Wells is a rich, colourful and cultural place to live and do business.
Relaxing. Warm. Caring.
Make the clean, comfortable, hospitable Hubs Motel your home base for your Cariboo interior adventure. Conveniently located on the Barkerville Highway, Hubs Motel is just minutes from Barkerville Historic Town in the heart of the historic community of Wells. Travel just a short distance and you’ll find world-class outdoor recreation, including Troll Ski Resort and the world-famous Bowron Lakes chain. Guests can choose from 20 well-appointed rooms in a variety of configurations, suitable for one to four occupants. All stays include free WiFi and long distance calling in Canada and the U.S., TV and DVD player (free DVD rentals), coffee maker, alarm clock, kettle and refrigerator. Recent renovations and continuous upgrades ensure that every stay is pleasant, clean, modern and comfortable. Your hosts strive to make you feel just like family, providing an experience that makes you want to return.
Hubs Motel is a member of the Wells Chamber of Commerce. It was the 2012, 2013 & 2015 recipient of the Trip Advisor People’s Choice Award and a 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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