The location is literally fantastic, the lodge is signposted off the main road to Telegraph Cove and down a 3 km track, you really do feel like you are going to a hide away wilderness lodge. Outside and around the lodge there is a small bay, with a jetty, and a real "hidden cove" behind a small island. This place is literally teaming with wildlife, there is also a regular bear visitor although we did not see him. Compared to Telegraph Cove accommodation this is good value, If you want to get away from things this is a great place to go, it's not a hotel, so no wi-fi and hot tubs etc ... , having said that it is more of a b&b than lodge /hotel. Upon arrival the welcome was most unusual, almost unfriendly, which is very odd for Canadians, however Dan the owner and builder of the lodge was very chatty at breakfast, he practically joined us ! He seemed like a really nice guy and changed our mind about the place somewhat, i can imagine some visitors might find him a little overbearing but I think you either get his sense of humour or you don't. As for the lodge and surrounding area, it just needs a dam good tidy up,, for me, first impressions count and this place is poorly maintained, let's not mistake run down for rustic. The rooms rooms were clean and tidy but somewhat dated, we didn't dislike Hidden Lodge and there was nothing to actually complain about, however we are not likely to stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Cove Hotel Port Mcneill
- Hidden Cove Lodge Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, Canada