Soule Creek Lodge is a true get-away-from-it-all spot. Owned by two brothers (two of the most hospitable and gracious hosts that I've had the pleasure of meeting) who are also chefs. If you're looking for a four star resort with uniformed staff and a pristine hotel environment you're not going to be happy here....but if you're looking for a wonderfully unique adventure, in a remote area of Vancouver Island, with a hot tub under the stars, creative fresh meals made with local ingredients, a panoramic postcard worthy view with all the amenities one needs, then this is your place.
My husband loves camping, I love indoor plumbing and fluffy blankets...sleeping in the yurts at Soule Creek Lodge is where we make our compromise. Hardwood floors, a gorgeous view, privacy, a fluffy blanketed dream inducing bed, serenity and a luxurious wilderness experience. We've returned three times over the last four years and it's gotten nothing but better with each visit.
The food prepared by Tim and John has always been a high point of our visits to Port Renfrew. Including in the room/yurt rental is a full service breakfast, with pancakes and eggs to order...coffee, tea, juice...the whole bit. (Infact, I'd like to know where they get their bacon). A fantastic 3-course dinner is offered each evening. I love that food was harvested locally...salmon caught that morning, mushrooms picked in the woods, blackberries mixed into handmade ice cream.
Don't be detoured by the 2km long driveway! There is a shining light at the top of the mountain!
- 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 and some of the largest trees in the world. Chef/owners offer guest a three course locally sourced dinner option and warm hospitality. ... more less