Saturday, 10 January 2009

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort = Glamping





































Some 30 minutes by boat from Tofino, or 20 miles as the eagle flies, rests a premier Canadian eco-safari destination called Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. The resort is open annually from mid May to the end of September only and offers all inclusive adventures of 3, 4 or 7 nights. (rates page) Inspired by late 19th century Great Camps, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort promises the perfect pairing of soft adventure and soft beds - a delicious blend of childhood wishes and grown-up dreams. Situated at the mouth of the Bedwell River, where it spills into a nine-mile-long fjord, an enclave of 20 great white canvas guest tents, massage and treatment tents, dining tents, lounge tents and a massive timber cookhouse peek out shyly from the dense bush. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers a discreet paradox of individual pampering, and remote, untamed wilderness. Outpost deluxe guest tents are roomy, great white canvas prospector-style quarters built on discreetly-situated raised wooden platforms. Tents are connected by cedar boardwalks, and are hidden under a canopy of the rainforest along the water's edge or perched "Swiss Family Robinson style" amongst the hillside trees. All 11 deluxe tents offer a choice of one queen or two single Adirondak-style beds with lush down duvets. Thermostat controlled propane wood stoves, antique dressers and tea tables, opulent rugs, oil lamps, heirloom china and silver accessories, and an abundance of candles complete the offering.
This is glamorous camping (glamping) at its best. Remote. Refined. Remarkable. Canada.
More rugged elegance here and here.
West Coast U.S. glamping in Costanoa. (Thanks Renee)
Apartment Therapy Glamping Posts: here
Stylish Camping AT here
ABC News Nighline Story here


Wilderness Resort offers three, four and seven-night all-inclusive packages. While packages vary in length, they all include return airfare from Vancouver to the Resort, deluxe accommodation, all meals, snacks and beverages (including alcohol), massage treatments and guided activities including fishing. Guided activities include horseback riding adventures, ocean or fresh water fishing, whale and bear watching, Flores Island Wild Side First Nations Interpretive Trail Trek, Hot Springs Cove daytrip, ocean and river kayaking, hiking, sailing, lake fishing, clay shooting, rock climbing, archery, swimming, mountain biking and cooking classes. The Healing Grounds at the Resort offer a choice of customized massage. Á la carte services including facials, gentleman's morning groom, body wraps and foot treatments are now available. A new Yoga Studio provides daily classes along with an exercise and weight room. Wood fired hot tubs and saunas.
Be sure to watch the PBS clip about the Adirondack Great Camps. Above! And Mary Jane's Farm Bed and Breakfast here.