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“Great stay before hitting the West Coast Trail”
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Trailhead Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Port Renfrew B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the hiker huts the night before we embarked on the West Coast Trail hike in July 2013. The place was perfect to meet our needs since we wanted a clean bed before we hit tents for the next week. The staff was also very helpful in making arrangements for us to take the water taxi to the north trailhead. We had planned to take 7 nights to complete the trail, and when we arrived back a day early they accommodated our change of plans.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Marc G
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Had an awesome time fishing and staying at Trailhead. Stayed 4 nights and fished 3 days. We had three guys in the group and caught our limit of fish. Fish cleaning, vacuum sealing and freezing done on site so it was ready for the flight home.

Food was gourmet and couldn't have been better. Resort and lodge was great. Just what you want for a fishing trip. Had a knowledgeable guide, boats are top of the line and had lots of fun on the water each days. Connie and the staff were easy to get along with and the whole experience was very relaxed and casual.

Can't wait to plan my next trip to Trailhead.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CalgaryCouple_BT
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Have had many great experiences while fishing with Trailhead Resort. These folks really know their stuff. Have tried other outfits fishing out of Port Renfrew but none compare to Trailhead it is what all the other outfitters strive to be, fantastic guides, clean comfortable and modern accomadations and down to earth people.
Having fished the Queen Charlottes I have to say this is better fishing.
Pete and Connie are the pioneers out here.
West Coast Wild.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank shudann
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Like others have commented, we got bumped out of our Hiker Hilton into a suite which was not a suite but actually just a big room. The suite was nothing special with minimal towels and few amenities. Excessive noise from other guests coming and going early in the morning and late at night indicated that there was no insulation in the walls. Overpriced for what was provided. This is not a resort and not what we expected.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rustic-Ranger
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Trailhead is a focused charter fishing organization. We were a fishing group of four. We stayed 3 nights and fished two days. We caught our limit of fish and came home with each person having over 50 lbs of cleaned, portion packaged and frozen fish. I've many many trips there and every year is a little better. Food is gourmet, the rooms are great and the guides are a-one fishermen who want you to catch fish. Peter & Connie are great hosts.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Ryleytoryn
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I phoned to book a cabin for 5 adults a couple of weeks before arrival. After inquiring about the possibilities I was told that there was a new cabin available, the Hiker Hilton, which would suit our needs.
Connie phoned 6 days before occupation date and left a message for me to call back about the reservation. When I returned her call the next day she said not to worry, everything was fine.

On arrival in Port Renfrew on the reservation date I greeted Connie in the office and said we had a reservation for the Hiker Hilton. Connie said 'No you don't'. I said we had made a reservation and it had been confirmed by her. Connie shuffled back through a book and confirmed that yes I did have reservations, and indeed she had called me about the reservation, but that she had given the room away to other customers earlier that day. I was pretty stunned by this news and further surprised when she said they were fully booked.

She asked if I would like her to find another place for us. She did manage to find a place for us to stay. It was more expensive, but Connie did not offer to cover the difference.

I was surprised by Connie's cavalier attitude, her lack of concern about the impact this oversight had on our group and her not covering the extra cost incurred because of her mistake.
I wouldn't recommend booking with this resort.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Granted there aren't altogether THAT many option in Port Renfrew, but the Trailhead Resort proved to be an excellent home base for exploring the area before attempting the WCT. The rooms were spacious and the kitchenette was a great feature. Right across the street is the long term parking lot, and also where the WCT bus drops you off. We never used the hot tub, but the people who used it seemed to enjoy themselves. No complaints!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Allen C
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Additional Information about Trailhead Resort

Address: 17268 Parkinson Rd | 17268 Parkinson Rd., Port Renfrew, British Columbia V0S 1K0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Renfrew
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Port Renfrew
Price Range: £46 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trailhead Resort offers Port Renfrew accommodation two hours west of Victoria, Vancopuver Island, BC. We feature comfortable and spacious suites and cabins, with access to hot tubs and a fire pit, plus a BC fishing lodge for the exclusive use of our fishing charter guests. Explore the beauty of the west coast or sign up for one of our full-service Port Renfrew fishing charters to experience one of the most remote and legendary fishing locations in British Columbia. ... more   less 
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