We came to REO from the UK as part of a longer trip round Canada, spent a weekend at the resort and rafted for one day. Everything about the resort was great, the staff, the food, the accommodation, and the atmosphere.
The river is incredible. I have been rafting and kayaking at other locations and the Nahatlach is by far the best white water for the job. It has so many rapids there is never a dull moment!
The accommodation is great, we had our own cabin tent complete with proper beds and linen right next to the river. The sound of the river actually helped us to sleep and the beds are super comfortable.
The guides were very good and really set us at ease, and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Hats off the chef, the food was great for every meal, and of a better standard than I expected for a camping trip!
The location of the resort is right next to the river down a logging road. The Nahatlatch River Road is a gravel road for part of it so expect pot holes but these are avoidable. Once on this road, there are REO signs quite often which is reassuring as it feels like you are driving into the middle of nowhere. It all added to the adventure! It is a semi wilderness setting so we saw lots of wildlife, even on the road up to the resort, and it's great to able to truly get away from it all and relax! At the same, the resort has wifi and I got phone signal so being out of touch is optional.
The hot tub was my personal favourite facility. After a trip on the river getting splashed by very cold water, the hot tub was the perfect post rafting activity to soothe those aching muscles!
There were other activities available as well such as rock climbing, zip line, archery, but we chose to chill out on day 2 and go for a walk on the nature trail which is lovely.
All in all it was a great retreat. I would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- REO Rafting Resort offers world-class whitewater and outdoor adventures on the beautiful jade-green Nahatlatch River. Only 2.5 hours from Vancouver and 4 hours from Seattle. Our adventure-style resort features 1 km of private river frontage with spectacular mountain and river views. Go whitewater rafting on the most continuous whitewater in North America suitable for first time rafters! Our upper river features 24 amazing rapids in just 8 km. That's 3 or 4 times more than most other rivers in Canada. Our safety standards are impeccable - REO has a perfect safety record for over 34 years! Back at camp enjoy the sound of rushing rapids, our private river's edge beach, hiking trails, hot tub, campfire entertainment area and volleyball. You can choose to rough it by camping in your own tent, or try "glamping" in one of our cozy cabin-tents. We have King, Queen and Single bed options. Our most popular are the Luxe King bed units and our family units that sleep 5; both styles feature river's edge decks overlooking the Nahatlatch Canyon. All overnight packages are all-inclusive of meals (no packing, no cooking, no cleaning). Our chef-prepared meals are delicious and home-style nutritious. Join REO in 2015 and find out why AAA, Frommers, international travel guides and over 85,000 happy clients recommend REO. ... more less
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