My husband and I spent three nights at Bostroms last summer as part of our BC Tour. We were actually booked in for two nights but loved it so much that we asked Judy if there was room for one more!
Bostroms is a magical accommodation with the perfect hosts, Judy & Gary (and of course, Baxter!) Judy greeted us in the drive and took us on a tour of the property. Well, as we turned the corner toward the back of the house, both mine and my husband's jaws hit the floor, LOL! The views of the ocean were nothing short of spectacular. Each room (and one suite) has a private balcony with table and chairs which you will just not want to leave! I'm sure Judy & Gary must have thought us very unsociable but we couldn't tear ourselves away from sitting with a cup of tea/coffee and relaxing on our balcony and soaking it all up.
We stayed in the Wild Room which was beautiful. Personally I believe it has the best view of all. Very central. Magnificent. The Wild Room has a private bathroom just outside of the bedroom.
We walked the Wild Pacific Trail which was wonderful (very hot day!) and very worth it. We also had a wander about Ucluelet which has some lovely little shops and restaurants.
Took a trip to Long Beach which was gorgeous. The weather was lovely and hot. Lots of play going on, lots of surfing. My husband decided to have a swim in the Pacific too!
On the second day we went further afield and spent a few hours in Tofino, which again, has some lovely shops, restaurants and views. We bought some lovely metal artwork and posted it back home from Ucluelet post office! When we got back to Bostroms, we spent the afternoon on the sundeck. The sundeck is amazing. Again, as we walked down the steps, it was a real 'wow' moment. We took our cameras and binnoculars down there and luckily (LOL) nobody else came down and we spent about five hours there in total!
Judy & Gary were wonderful. The nicest, kindest people we've ever met on our travels. So knowledgable too. Anything we wanted or needed to know, they were 100% helpful. The food was delicious and so personally cooked. So personally served. The breakfast table was a joy to join. Everybody sitting around one table for breakfast was a lovely touch as we all discussed our trips, where we were from and what we'd been up to so far.
I can't comment on any trips but I do know that Gary takes out visitors in his boat and I know that whale watching trips also leave from Ucluelet & Tofino. We'd already been on whale and bear watching trips before we got there but next time we'll hold off and book one from there instead.
If you're thinking of heading through Ucluelet and searching for somewhere to stay then search no more and book Bostroms. You will be so glad you did and you'll definitely want to go back again. We are, next year (I've just got to let my husband know first .... hehehe)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Start your day with a gourmet breakfast served in a timber frame sunroom with a breathtaking view of the bay. Lose yourself in the ever-changing ocean views enjoyed from every room of this ocean front B&B. Spectacular ocean views are also enjoyed in the hot tub, the Finnish sauna, the 40x30 foot common room, and from the 3 levels of decks, each with its own barbecue and teak dining suite. Swim off the lower deck or explore the tide pools. Located on km 3.5 of the Wild Pacific Trail, world class hiking is at your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the luxury and hospitality that you will always find at the Bostrom's. Why stay anywhere else? ... more less