Just coming home from the Best surprise Birthday weekend ever!
Arriving to my favorite escape destination to discover 18 of my friends and family had made it there before me left me speechless.
With separate cottages for each family and the main lodge for smaller groups, the resort was a perfect accommodation for a larger gathering with differing needs for the myriad of amenities offered.
In the 3 days, we enjoyed a fabulous full day of salmon fishing with Sonny Boon of Boonies Charters.
Sonny could not have made the day any better, his skills and personality, coupled with his comfortable and spotless boat (and excellent satellite radio) made for a perfect day taking in the rugged west coast splendor and competing in a serious girls against guys fishing derby.
The Resort organised a whale watching excursion for 12 that the kids were still talking about 2 days later .the 4 hr trip included an extremely knowledgeable guide who entertained as well as informed. The kids were thrilled by the ride through the rapids, an up close encounter with a beachcombing bear and a cruise with a pod of curious dolphin.
The breathtakingly gorgeous resort grounds proved to offer something for everyone including a putting green, an Oceanside fire Pitt, a huge dock for fishing and a calm pristine cove for kayaking and beachcombing.
As if this all wasn't enough, Marianna, the extraordinary chef and hostess gave us a culinary experience we may never be able to top.
Incorporating our freshly caught rock cod, Chinook, and Dungeness crab, Marianna daily creations were beyond Devine.
Even though we managed to stay up late and get up early, our heavenly bedroom accommodations left us feeling refreshed and wanting to stay forever. Waking to the sound of the ocean and seagulls never gets old.
Leaving this morning was the only hard part of the whole weekend.
The Gowlland Harbour Resort has firmly planted itself on the top of our families favorite escape destinations.
If you are looking for a one of a kind West coast experience to create those perfect memories of a lifetime, treat yourself just once and you will be hooked!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breathtaking oceanfront. Peaceful surroundings. Spectacular wildlife. Experience the magic of Gowlland Harbour Resort and boutique hotel, a world-class private retreat perfect for your next family holiday or romantic getaway. Nestled on 20 acres of lush coastal landscape, less than two hours by plane from Vancouver, BC, Gowlland Harbour Resort is the location for truly memorable vacations. Located on picturesque Quadra Island, BC, the Resort’s cozy rooms, ocean views and quiet lookout points and beach offer abundant opportunities for rest, relaxation and connecting with nature.You will be enchanted by the features of this extraordinary West Coast location, with its year-round opportunities for hiking, kayaking, whale watching, salmon fishing, biking and golfing (we even have our own professional putting green on site!). Make the most of your stay with the property’s massage room, sauna and well-equipped fitness room that has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the harbour.As well, our restaurant is run by our wonderful chef who makes everything homemade and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients. She will tantalize you with fresh, beautiful meals and decadent desserts. Most of our menu is also gluten free! If you’re looking to host a family reunion, team-building workshop or health retreat, you can book the entire resort—exclusively for you and up to 32 guests. Regardless of what brings you here, we’ll work with you to create a custom-tailored and unforgettable stay.Gowlland Harbour Resort — where wild West Coast beauty meets natural elegance. ... more less
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