Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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Overview

Gourmet cuisine, professional staff and unique lodging
It is difficult to get here
Exclusiveness, luxury and gorgeous backcountry surroundings are just a couple of advantages to staying at this remote compound in Clayoquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Accessible only by sea plane or boat from nearby Tofino, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort introduces "glamping" (or glamorous camping) to travelers across the globe. Unwind in one of 25 upscale tents, several of which include en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and indoor/outdoor showers. All accommodations include single Adirondack-style, king-size beds. Prices for this lodge, though steep, are all-inclusive (excluding spa treatments). Coastal cuisine is on the menu at the resort's restaurant. Recent visitors offer glowing reviews not only for the resort's gastronomy, but also for its accommodations, service and activities. If you're looking to unwind, consider scheduling a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa. And if you're in the mood for adventure, you'll find an abundance of outdoor pursuits like hiking, fishing, archery and wildlife-watching.
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Location
Vancouver Island, BC
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 25 rooms
Primary View
River, Sound, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Rustic
Best For
Couples, Families

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

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Typical days include ocean fishing, bear watching, horseback riding through the rain forest, or perhaps mountain biking, ziplining, or sea kayaking, followed by a lavish dinner.

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Dine on West Coast cuisine, play pool in the games tent, or relax in a wood-fired hot tub. The resort provides outdoor gear to guests, such as rainwear, horse-riding boots, fishing tackle, and mountain bikes.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 149 have reviewed the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviews 5.0 (based on 149 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The resort offers 25 luxury tents that are furnished with antiques, opulent rugs, heirloom China and silver accessories, propane wood stoves and oil lamps. Tents are situated on wooden platforms on the hillside or by the water's edge, connected by cedar boardwalks. Amenities include the choice of one king-sized bed and a day bed, plus private flush toilets, an outdoor cedar shower, down duvets and linens, an emergency air horn, flashlight, books and electrical outlets. There is also a thermostat that controls the propane wood stove.
  • All-inclusive rate covers all meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages, a massage, outdoors adventures of the guests choosing (from the selection of activities available) and the use of all recreational equipment and gear.
  • No food allowed in tents, due to wildlife
  • Resort is only open from May until the end of September
  • Resort encourages guests to pack light, as they have many adventure equipment and accessories available
  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended
  • Ensuite Tents include heated floors, flush toilets and an indoor-outdoor shower

Standard room sizetents vary square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located on Vancouver Island's west coast, within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The resort is only accessible by plane or by boat. To reach the property by plane, guests will need to arrive in Vancouver and then take the resort's seaplane partner, Seair Seaplanes, to the resort. Those wanting to get to the resort by boat need to depart from Tofino, about 208 miles northwest of Victoria International Airport.
    • 24-hour valet parking
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping

    Dining

    All meals, snacks and beverages are included in the all-inclusive rate offered at the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Ingredients are sourced locally from British Columbia. The chef serves up clean, coastal dishes that include regional seafood, meat and vegetables in the Cookhouse. In the Ivanhoe Glass Lounge, guests can relax with a cocktail and watch the wildlife frolic outside.
    • No food is to be left in the tents due to wildlife
    • Resort offers private dining tents for special occasions

    Number of restaurants1

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Spa

    The Healing Grounds Spa offers massage tents, treatment rooms, wood-fired cedar hot tubs, a cold plunge pool, a wood-fired cedar sauna, an outdoor shower and a wrap-around sun deck. Massages, body treatments, nail services and facials are offered.
    • Complimentary 60-minute massage service included in rate

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    Children 6 years of age and older are welcome at the resort and families receive a discounted rate for children ages 6 to 12 and for teens ages 13 to 18. Along with the various outdoors activities offered, there are childrens activity areas, games and programs, including a games tent that has a billiards table.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs

      Fitness

      Although there is a fitness center on-site that is outfitted with standard exercise equipment, most guests choose to take advantage of the various outdoor adventures offered by the resort. Yoga, archery, hiking and rock climbing are just several of the activities available on the campgrounds. Excursions – arranged and personalized for each guest by the activity director – include fishing, river and ocean kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife safaris like whale and bear watching. The resort provides all recreational equipment and outdoor gear, including riding boots, proper rain apparel, bikes and helmets for all types of activities.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

        Business

        The resort can accommodate corporate groups and offers buyouts. The resort can accomodate groups of up to 50 people (the number jumps to 60 with children sharing their parents' tent).
        • No cell phone service on property

        Number of meeting rooms1

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Wedding

        The resort can accommodate small and medium-sized weddings and receptions for up to 65 guests, including children. Ceremonies can be held throughout the property and could include the beach or the gardens. (Note that most ceremony venues will be outside.) The resort offers comprehensive wedding planning services, including the coordination of a marriage commissioner, photographer, flowers, music, entertainment, food and beverage services, guests accommodations, wilderness adventures and transportation.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity50

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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