We stayed here at the end of our week on Vancouver island and had wanted to stay somewhere that was a bit more off the beaten track and Port Renfew and Soule Creek lodge certainly fitted the bill!
We stayed in the cabin rather than the yurt, but both looked nice. The accommodation was clean and had everything that we needed (ensuite, balcony, fridge in the lounge area). If you're looking for a hotel type resort, this is not it. It's a lodge with most accommodations separated from the main building (very close by though). If you're looking for seclusion with beautiful scenery, no mobile phone signal (but wifi) and sublime food then look no further!!
We had breakfast every morning and we had dinner in the lodge one night. All of the food was fantastic and we'd say it is definitely worth eating in the lodge at least one night while you're there. The staff we always happy to give advice on local trails, tide times etc, and generally how to get the best out of the area.
Now that road between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew has been paved it makes the journey (in that direction) far easier and you've no excuse not to go! Our advice, get there soon while it's still a small, quiet location!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on top of the San Juan Ridge with stunning ocean views and 160 private acres. Guests can choose a newly remodeled Yurt, cabin or lodge suite all with en suite and balcony. A short drive to Botanical Beach, WCT, day hikes, world class fishing and some of the largest trees in the world. Chef/owners offer guest a three course local organic dinner option and warm hospitality. ... more less