|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Located between Sooke and Port Renfew on the edge of the wilderness, this 7 room retreat is ideal for groups and families wanting to explore the scenic, wild coast. Oceanfront property with trail to wild beach. Inn is surrounded by mature gardens and towering old growth trees. Great base camp for hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail, or before and after tackling the West Coast Trail.
Choose this property for active getaways or relaxing retreats. There are two common spaces comfortable for up to 12 people each (adequate for up to 15, can squeeze in 24 for a short time). There is outdoor space a plenty with tables and chairs to set as you wish. There is a bbq (with a side burner) for outdoor cooking.
The galley kitchen is suited for 2-3 cooks at a time and is outfitted for service of up to 20 people.
The property has a total of 12 beds in 7 rooms. All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms. They all have access directly to the outside (the main floor rooms also have access to the central hall). The rooms are configured as follows:
Captains Quarters - upstairs – one king bed
Pacific Panorama - upstairs – one king bed
Three Cedars - upstairs – three twin beds (or a king and one twin)
Playa del Norte - main floor – one queen bed
Yama Shoken - main floor – one king bed (or two twin beds)
Raven - main floor – two double beds
Carmanah - main floor – one queen and one twin bed
Lori and Andy are avid travelers. In the last 20 years, they have stayed at over 80 B&B's/inns/small hotels throughout the UK, USA, and Canada.
They have taken several long-distance bicycle trips. Lori is a two time marathon finisher.They revel in music. They appreciate good food, wine, movies and company. They arrived on Vancouver Island in early 2007, new to British Colombia, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their innkeeping adventure is a sabbatical from their careers.
Before becoming an innkeeper, Lori practiced law for 12 years, worked as a paralegal for 10 years and was in professional theatre for 7 years. She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law.
Andy is inn-keeping part-time and continues engineering part-time. He was a staff scientist at MTS. He is completing (remotely) his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota. His undergraduate degree was in Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
We took some of Mark Twain's advice to heart:
'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'
Lori LeCount purchased this lodge in 2007
When we purchased the inn it was so tired and worn so as to appear almost haunted. It called to us for rescue.
The beach!. It is the first accessible private wild beach between us and Victoria.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||C$150 + Tax|
|Notes||Rental may be available on a nightly, per room basis depending on time of year and availability|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.